Acid is a magazine that looks at the world with curiosity and humility, using surfing as an entry point. “In Issue 3 we have put together an eclectic mix of stimulating topics, like the story of a slovenian surfer; a critical take on Hawaii in the winter; things you didn’t know about buoys; Will Adler’s touching photography; a surf music collection by a non-surfer; Durban’s weird and wonderful details photographed by Roger Jardine; line-up slang defined; poetic-fun surf photography. And more to enjoy.” Each limited run issue is truly a gem, make sure you get your copy quick!www.acidsurfing.com
Patagonia Ambassador Belinda Baggs rides a surfboard designed in 1968 by fellow Patagonia Ambassador Wayne Lynch. This design came to Wayne in a dream and he called it the Involvement Model. It became the one board quiver that he rode around the world. Nearly forty five years later, Belinda explores what riding that surfboard feels like.www.patagonia.com
Get ready, winter is coming! To set the mood, here is another great dark, cold water surf short film from director Chris McClean for European cold water surf brand, Finisterre.www.finisterreuk.com
The boys at Almond Surfboards recently sat down with surf pioneer and unspoken legend, Pete Tresselt in his home down in Laguna Beach, CA. Pete lived in Makaha in the 1950′s and shared a Quonset hut with some very familiar names in surf history for only $35 bucks a month (split 4 ways!). He lived off of fresh speared fish and rice & beans and later bought his first lobster fishing boat from Renny Yater. All surfers need to celebrate stories like this told from the mouths of those who paved the way for all of us now. Our present surf culture and way of life and would not exist if not for guys like Pete, a true surfer & craftsman.www.almondsurfboards.com
Our friend, Cyrus Sutton has recently devoted his time and efforts to creating this incredible documentary exploring the GMO controversy in Hawaii which features those who are determined to create more local and sustainable food systems. This is a big deal. Every human being on this planet should be concerned with what goes into their bodies – after all, as the saying goes “we are what we eat”. There is a growing movement of people who are fed up with an industrial agricultural system that is reliant upon fossil fuels and chemicals. By sharing Hawaii’s struggle, Cyrus aims to create a film which can be used to inform and inspire people to think globally while acting locally. All profits from this film will go towards supporting education and to those families who’ve been directly affected by pesticide exposure. Please help Cyrus reach his goal on Kickstarter so he can bring this documentary to life and share this story with a wider audience.www.kickstarter.com
This week’s dose of surf porn features the smooth, stylish, single fin slidings of young Derrick Disney. Happy weekend people, it’s the little things.
It may be October now with the crisp chill of autumn in the air (at least on the east coast that is), but the shadow of summer love still lingers in these seductive images from Montauk photographer, James Katsipis. Now that the crowds are gone from the beaches, you may notice a lot more of the local girls wandering around topless or nude, making eyes at you, luring you into the dunes or shallow harbors and lagoons. Ok not really, but this photo series by James let’s our imagination do the wandering along those lines.FULL STORY
Born and raised in Vacaville, California, Stefan Janoski has come to be one of the most stylish and humble skateboarders to grace the planet. Often regarded as an enigmatic soul, Stefan’s also a exceptionally talented artist, who in recent years has developed an innate passion and quite remarkable skill for sculpting. Desillusion Magazine presents This Is Janoski.www.dslmag.com
This week’s triple feature of surf porn takes us down to hot, sweaty & sharky New Smyrna Beach in late September. Check out Eric Geiselman carving lines in and out of all the shark activity at home in New Smyrna Beach all filmed mostly by his girlfriend and a drone.