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log 09.05.15



A Few Clouds




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The great team at East Surf Co. are bringing their company to the next level with a Kickstarter campaign. Known for their organic hand poured surf wax and clean East Coast aesthetic, the company will be expanding their offerings to include soft and hard goods. Head over to make a pledge, get some great gear and see a short surf film directed by Sean Martin.
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Australian surfer and South African native Craig Anderson is possibly one of the best things to happen to surfing in recent years, bringing an incomparable style and aesthetic everytime he sets foot in the ocean. Desillusion Magazine editor in chief, Sebastien Zanella, spent a night following Craig, insomnia setting in, wandering on the east coast of New South Wales, Australia. “La Danse Macabre” is a short experimental film between nightmares and reality, fiction and dreams
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Renowned surfboard shaper Gary Linden with the support of Jose Cuervo developed the world’s first surfboard made entirely from the materials of the agave plant. A vision of Linden’s for 25 years, the 100% Agave Project displays how the future of surfboard design can derive from sustainable sources.

Janna Irons and Johnny Stifter are what some might call a “power couple.” Janna was born into one of surfing’s royal families and has carved her own path as a talented writer and brand strategist (not to mention surfer). John, by contrast was born strapped into a pair of skis in the Pacific Northwest and has also forged a successful career for himself as a writer, editor and producer. Both live the avid outdoor enthusiast’s dream scenario of working in the field and immersed in the sports they are passionate about. Recently they both decided to sell all their stuff, downsize, and hit the road for an epic cross country adventure in their newly converted Dodge Sprinter van. We caught up with them on a little pit stop while they were “on the grid” with wifi.

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This a tale of how two companies came together to make an awesome product, and how it helps them make the US Open of Surfing a “Deep Blue Surfing Event” – which is a program run by Sustainable Surf. Video by Celeste Aires.
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Meet Jimmy “Is My Board Done Yet” Goldberg—the best, and only, surfboard ding repairman in Montauk. Given the gals’ stellar surfing skills, they’re at Jimmy’s more often than they’re actually in the water. It was no surprise then that in the hours they spent watching their boards get bandaged back to health he became their default therapist. Here, they dig into Jimmy’s life experiences – ship scuttling, commercial vs. sport fishing, boozing, and his passion for surfing.
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The Poler guys just released a sweet surf line and this sweet video starring Poler Tent Team riders Mikey DeTemple and Trevor Gordon. Watch them surf their own backyards and then head for Puerto Rico! Hopefully it’s just the start of more surf products from Poler because everything so far looks really nice, durable, and perfect for a surf trip. I hope to give em’ a go on a trip of my own soon!

An Uncommon Archive is a thought-provoking selection of images from the projects, books, and saved references found in the hard drives, stored files, and archives of T. Adler Books. This lovely new volume draws its content from the seemingly disparate worlds of surfing, fashion and style, fishing, music, fine art, rock climbing, world travel, and adventure. The photographs, paintings, ephemera, illustrations, and contact sheets are arranged in pairs and sequences suggesting subtle connections and parallels between them. Come meet Tom Adler, Jeff Divine, and C.R. Stecyk III tomorrow at Arcana books in Culver City from 4-6 pm. Pre-order your signed copy here:

This beautifully designed beachfront loft by Crosson Clarke Carnachan currently sits along the shores of Coromandel, New Zealand, but half the beauty of the design is you could pull it to any location you want. Built on heavy timber sled-like foundation, the entire structure can be unplugged and moved with a tractor. The site lies within the coastal erosion zone, so this 40 square meter space that can accommodate a family of 5, can be closed up against the elements and moved based on site demands. I think any surfer or nature enthusiast would love to have one of these!

Kelly Slater’s long awaited clothing line, Outerknown has finally launched this week with a full mens collection and a brand new e-commerce site. The collection is everything we hoped for at first glance: simple, refined, clean, and sustainable. Taking a cue from brands like Saturdays, Outerknown caters to perhaps an older or more mature surfer who has grown out of bright colors and logos, someone who works first and surfs second. Check out the launch photos of Kelly sporting the looks for GQ here, or go buy something already at their site:
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This week’s dose of surf porn features Robin Kegel riding his 9’4 Gato Heroi Playboy in junky East-Australian surf. It’s safe to say that no one on earth surfs like RGK. Enjoy.