Shot 100% on the HD HERO3®, Alana Blanchard, Lakey Peterson and Camille Brady test out the new GoPro App features during a surf trip in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera, and lets you do more with your GoPro content than ever before. Get full remote control of all camera functions. Preview shots and play back content. Plus, share your favorite photos and videos via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook® and more. The shot of the pre-pubescent groms checkin out Alana at the end is priceless.www.gopro.com
Just when we thought Cyrus Sutton couldn’t get any cooler, he had to drop this new trailer for his short film made for Reef, Compassing. Compassing is a 25 minute film about two month long surfari with Cyrus, his custom live-in van, and a few stoked companions like Rob Machado and Kepa Acero. We look forward to the world premiere at Pixel Farm in Brooklyn, NY August 15th. Also the free download on September 2nd!www.korduroy.tv
Brothers Marshall presents “Our Trip Down South” for Mollusk Surf Shop. Staring Chad “NIGHTSNAKE” Marshall with special guest appearances by Malibu Carl, Derek James Marshall, David C Nason, Tillman the skateboarding Bulldog, Vince Klyne and Trace Marshall. Music by Secret Sircuit. Enjoy 7 minutes of the trippiest surf trip you’ll see all week.www.brothersmarshall.com
In case you missed the premiere Friday night in Brooklyn at the SMASH Fest, Tim Ojeda’s second surf film, Daughter The Movie is now out and available for purchase online. Filmed in NY, NJ, California, Japan and Mexico entirely on Super 8 and 16 mm black and white film, this 35 minute film features some of the most stylish surfers of our time.www.daughterthemovie.com
For those of you who do not have HBO, that’s a bummer (OK, I don’t even have cable). This week on Real Sports With Bryant Gumble, they ran an amazing special on the king himself, our very own Kelly Slater.FULL STORY
Tonight is the kickoff of the first SMASH Film Fest in Brooklyn. Join legendary photographer Chris Burkard and surfer/artist Trevor Gordon for this one-of-a-kind interactive slideshow and film premiere of Russia:The Outpost. Chris and Trevor will lead you through their incredible journey of exploration in Kamchatka, Russia in search for surf. This unique event, presented by Patagonia, will also be a benefit for Wave for Water.FULL STORY
This Throwback Thursday takes us back to 2007, a time when the iPhone did not exist quite yet and Coconut Records featured footage from a 1998 Mark Gonzales live art installation in Germany for their hit single,”West Coast”. It’s a real feel good piece here.
As a big fan of classical music, epic nature shots, Wes Anderson-esque cinematography, and of course a little wave-riding, I am pleased to share this trailer. One-third documentary, one-third surf and adventure film and one-third storybook wander into the unknown, The Fortune Wild is a beautiful and slightly eccentric look at what makes the West Coast of Canada so priceless and so worthy to protect. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.www.sitka.ca/wild
Jay Nelson is the guy we all dreamed of growing up to be. He is a great all around surfer and creative craftsman who builds fucking tree houses for a living! We admire him among others for doing what truly brings him happiness in life. Not everyone has the drive, skills and guts to live the dream like this guy. We salute you sir.www.jaynelsonart.com
Mind surfing is sometimes just as fun as the real thing. OK, not really, but there is something meditative and profound about watching a perfect, lone wave break with no one on it — let alone in sight. Mind surf your brains out!
What would you rather be; a pro surfer or rock star? Or both? Fading West follows the band Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves. Directed by Matt Katsolis and filmed during Switchfoot’s 2012 World Tour, Fading West charts the creation of the San Diego-based fivesome’s upcoming ninth album in its earliest and most unpredictable stages.
In this week’s dose of surf porn, we follow Trevor Gordon and Joe Curren as they go seeking for cover ups somewhere in Mainland Mexico. Song: Lenny Brau, Artist: Bear Mountain