I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Adam Muniak, otherwise known as Billy Death. I did not know Adam well, but it was always a pleasure to see him from time to time at Malibu or Rincon and share in the stoke of a fellow east-coaster-moved-west in awe of long point break waves. This is just another reminder that life is short, we must cherish everyone around us. Our tribe lost another great one too early, he was a great surfer and overall great human being filled with character and style. Rest in peace Adam, you will be missed.
Inspired by our Surf Shacks series coupled with a love of beach houses and mid-century coastal abodes, our design studio, ITAL/C created a set of four architectural illustrations. This limited run of 500 6×8″ cards was printed 3-color letterpress on a heavy 222 lb. pure cotton, Mohawk Strathmore paper. They are rigid, textured and ready for framing. Get your set of four prints here:shop.indoek.com
It is not uncommon to feel like a zombie on a Monday after a long holiday break. With that in mind, we bring you this unique, surf-noire music video for “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” (Stay Away from Sin) by Nicolas Godin and directed by The Sacred Egg. The undead surf with sharks and dance by the light of the moon and beach bonfires, just like us.www.riffrafffilms.tv
For this week’s dose of surf porn, we bring you a nice and mellow lil edit by Nick Ventura of our friend Myles Point doing some summertime logging, post ACL surgery up in New England.
Well, the time has come for a legitimate man-made wave and who else better to release it than the legend himself. Kelly is going to revolutionize the sport yet again, we’re just going to have to wait and see how long it will take for these to catch on. My guess is not long…www.kswaveco.com
Based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name, High-Rise is a dark thriller set in an oppulent high-rise community isolated from the rest of society. After seeing the effects of rapid gentrification on a local level in our own backyard here in Venice and across the country lately, this type of story is super fascinating and timely. Even South Park had a similar (less artful) take on communities like this in their SoDoSoPa episode this season. Set for a release date of March 18, 2016, High-Rise appears timeless, ominous and provocative. I’m really looking forward to this one.www.anthonyroyalarchitecture.co.uk
It’s been over three years now since our first wax kit collaboration, so we decided it was time for a new design. For our second experiment we explored new materials and classic surf product motifs. Resin is a crucial material in surfboard making, it allows for the beauty and precision of the modern day surfboard. Taking this core material and condensing it down into a precious geometric stone provided the inspiration for the Indoek Wax Kit No. 2. Each kit was designed, individually colored, poured, and hand polished by our own Sam Titone. The clam shell design is held together by powerful rare earth magnets. This edition of 30 sculptural boxes are all numbered and crafted in three color ways: pearl, obsidian, and marble.SHOP NOW
Every month we are updating a custom, curated Indoek Shop on Huckberry.com. Winter is fast approaching now and with it comes the holiday shopping season. So this month, we have assembled a collection of our favorite products for staying warm outside and cozy indoors – all offered at Huckberry’s great memeber discounts.FULL STORY
Kelly Slater is a busy dude to say the least. Besides being the eldest (and by far most decorated) man on the pro tour, he has his new sustainable clothing line, Outerknown and his hands in a slew of other businesses like Firewire, Purps, and a wave pool company to name just a few. It is super exciting to see how our childhood hero and champion has grown, adapted and matured over the years. Always in the spotlight and forever ahead of the curve. Besides the obvious competitive and free-surfing feats, the champ has shown us three particularly awesome things on the interwebs in the past couple weeks:FULL STORY
It is refreshing and inspiring to see guys like Stefan Hunt using their great creative talents on projects that have meaning and highlight stories that need attention. We as surfers often travel to poorer countries than our own in search of waves without paying much attention to the local populations and the struggles they go through on a daily basis. Stefan approaches his travels with a curious eye and is able to tell those stories in a fresh, honest and positive way. His latest film is no exception, shining a light on a young surfer in Mexico named Moacir Zeledon. Moacir’s dreams stray from typical boyish fantasies of superheroes and pirates. He wants nothing more than to escape his Nicaraguan life of poverty and abuse to live the American dream. The mission north teaches Moacir that unlike many childhood narratives, dreams don’t always come true, but the journey can teach you lessons far greater. You can help provide love, opportunities and a future for children like Moacir by visiting:lovelifehope.com
A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless behavior in the face of momentous family challenges. The critically acclaimed Sundance “Best of Next” Audience Award Winner stars Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi. From the independent filmmakers who brought us Martha Marcy May Marlene and Simon Killer, James White premiers this weekend in LA at ArcLight Cinemas and is definitely worth checking out.jameswhitemovie.com
In the middle of the North Atlantic, a cluster of 18 jagged islands comprises the Faroe Islands. Dane Gudauskas, Justin Quintal, Sam Hammer, Tyler Warren, Chris Burkard, and Ben Weiland attempt to unravel a coastline of dramatic fjords and plunging waterfalls in search of perfect waves. They spend two weeks exploring the islands, living in seaside cottages and becoming acquainted with stunning scenery and the strange and ancient customs of a nation founded by vikings. I just watched the full flick for the first time after catching a glimpse of it a few months ago on Surfer. To me, these cold water surf trips are way more exciting and embody the true spirit of adventure that a surf trip is really all about. Buy or rent the full flick on Vimeo here:www.vimeo.com/ondemand/faroes