Today is a sad day for surfing as we lost yet another one of the greats. Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani passed away today from complications related to lung cancer. This article is a written tribute by “surfing” — as penned by Jason Borte via Surfline:www.surfline.com
It is no news that Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach has become one of the hottest, most attractive streets in the country, making national news for its astronomical rents for business space. It is a real bummer however to see the things that made the street so cool, hip, and unique in the first place no longer able to even sustain themselves anymore. This once bohemian and artistic street full of local hidden gems has blown up so fast in recent years and is on it’s way to becoming another upscale outdoor mall devoid of any real, authentic personality. Read the full article and check out the video here on the LA Times:www.latimes.com
Winner of the Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 Audience Award, “Discovering Mavericks” is a film that reveals the true story of this famous and deadly wave, from the decade it was surfed solely by lone surfing pioneer Jeff Clark to the events that followed—leading it to become one of the most famous big wave surfing spots in the world. Narrated by actor Dean Winters, “Discovering Mavericks” captures the passion and dedication of surfers like Jay Moriarity, Peter Mel, Flea, Shane Dorian, Mark Foo, Brock Little, and Mike Parsons, honoring the sacrifice of all those who have dared to take on the unforgiving waves at Mavericks. Watch for free today on Surfer Mag!www.surfermag.com
Rob Machado puts his boardies on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. He also just showed up in the latest TV ad for the state of California alongside some other folks you may recognize, the likes of which include WIlliam Shatner and Kerri Walsh. California, dream big baby…
Check out this new trailer for a cold water surf film by Finisterre, a cold water surf company based in Cornwall UK. The film will be premiering at the London Surf Film Festival – Saturday 2nd Nov – 3pm. Finisterre recognizes that there are more cold water surf spots than warm ones and they are surfing them more then ever. They believe cold water surfers make up a large part of the 23 millions surfers worldwide, which is why they have started their unique brand that caters to this new hardcore demographic.www.finisterreuk.com
Meet Hiromi Matsubara, CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan. Hiromi is a free spirited yoga instructor, macrobiotic vegan chef, environmentalist, and all around amazing human being who embodies the generosity and hospitality of the Japanese people. She lives in the woods in Chiba, close to the beach in an incredible artist community where she hosts many a wandering traveler, showing them the best that Japan has to offer. Click the link below for the full story.FULL STORY
Can you imagine being on tour with Nirvana and Sub Pop Records in the early, formative hay days — in Europe no less? For some strange and inexplicable reason, none of these photos from the 1989 European tour have been published in print until now. Here they are for the first time, along with snippets of Pavitt’s tour diaries from the road. They are excerpts from the new book Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, out November 14 from Bazillion Points Books. Click the link below to see the full article on Vice.www.vice.com
I am watching this footage in a little 4 inch box on a 15 inch laptop monitor, but it still makes me want to poop my pants. How are there possibly waves this big? And how could human beings possibly want to ride them? This shit is just plain gnarly. Click on the cute little doll, watch this video and have toilet paper ready.
An interesting black & white short composed of concerts around the world in 2013. It’s cool to see the raw performance and crowd energy in contrast to such a mellow Kings of Convenience tune. Featuring concert clips from Major Lazer, Ghostland Observatory, Zedd, Kaskade, 50 Cent, Matt & Kim, Phoenix, Diplo, Skrillex, Bloc Party, Peter Goetz, Calvin Harris, Dillon Francis, and Porter Robinson.
The link between surfing and snowboarding has never been so beautifully captured and conveyed until this segment of Into The Mind. DCP’s Surf/Snowboard Segment (from Into the Mind) is a visual exploration of water’s behaviour in various states, and an inquisition to its effect on those who interact with it. Featuring legendary snowboarder DCP (David Carrier Porcheron), as he surfs and snowboards interior British Columbia and Nicaragua, this segment lulls the viewer into that wonderful and content state of hypnosis experienced while riding pow. The segment also features scenes of mountaineering savant Conrad Anker, Kayaking guru Rush Sturges, freestyle wizard Tom Wallisch (stomping his first attempt at a triple), all set in various locations ranging from Tofino, Whistler/Blackcomb, Montana, and beyond. Music: “Better Days” by Graham Nash. Check out the rest of this beautiful film here:www.itunes.apple.com/movie/into-the-mind
Most people take really shitty iPhone videos of stuff they think is funny when they are drunk, stupid things their babies or pets do, but these videos mostly stink. Some people post some 7 second gems to Vine or Instagram, but for the most part, most peoples’ iPhone videos stink. Morgan Maasen is not most people. His iPhone gets to see some pretty awesome stuff and hang with some pretty rad folks. While these clips are well lit and composed — as every pro photog’s imagery should be, they are still very personal, spontaneous, and endearing moments captured. Here is a 10 minute glimpse into what young Morgan has been privy to in the last year, through the humble lens of his mobile phone. Enjoy, and be jealous.www.morganmaassen.com
Warwick Wright AKA Wok is a South-African ripper who is full of personality. He is also good friends with other pro rippers such as Jordy Smith and Taj Burrow. In this interweb film, other good buddy and fellow South African living in London, Peter Hamblin chooses Wok as his muse, following him on his travels for a wild week of surf and goofing off. Peter owns and runs Hamblin Imagery in London, which is why the production value of this web video looks so great for being shot and produced with no budget (the story of our lives, single tear…). Enjoy!www.wrightsideofwrong.tv