Australia

Bob McTavish

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 16, 2013 · 5 comments

Bob McTavish is a legendary Australian surfer/shaper and a key figure of the Shortboard Revolution that exploded in the late Sixties. During this time, board lengths went from 10 feet to 7 feet literally overnight. Still effervescent and giddy at age 70, Bob is still stoked on surfing and surfboards. We spoke with Bob to learn about his influences and his outlook on design. [click to continue]

Ellis Ericson

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 26, 2013 · 0 comments

Ellis Ericson is a talented surfer/shaper from Byron Bay, Australia. Raised in a surfing household, Ellis picked up his shaping skills and talent from his father. Currently residing in Bali, Ellis is free to surf and shape his early ‘70s inspired surfboards. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Uncharted Waters traces the personal story of one of surf culture’s most iconic figures. But it’s about much more than a life given to riding waves—from years as a conscientious objector to his decision to leave the hustle of the surf industry behind, it’s a film about being true to your own chosen path.

Russell Hughes drives off the bottom with massive amounts of style and grace. Photo by John Witzig. For more information on how to get Witzig’s latest book, click here.

Michael Peterson Film

by The Editors on March 17, 2012 · 0 comments

The legendary and creative ‘70s singlefin surfer Michael Peterson, served up in this eponymous documentary by Jolyon Hoff. Find out more here.

Byron Bay

by The Editors on March 16, 2012 · 0 comments

Byron Bay — The Meeting Place is a beautiful and visually appealing 40-minute documentary, that explores the journey Byron Bay has taken, and introduces the characters that have enriched the region’s culture. http://www.byronbaythemovie.com/

Ryan Heywood

by Glenn Sakamoto on July 5, 2011 · 1 comment

Ryan Heywood is a photographer/surfer from Australia. Inspired by music, energy, and the ocean, Ryan creates brilliant imagery with film and is also the creator of a bodysurfing-only blog. In this interview, like his art, he keeps it simple and to the point. [click to continue]

Matt Cuddihy

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 18, 2011 · 5 comments

Matt Cuddihy is a talented Australian surfer/photographer. A recent winner of the Noosa Festival of surfing, Matt has accumulated many accolades from the longboard surfing community. We took some time to learn more. [click to continue]