About a month ago, our friend Ty Williams travelled to Japan to paint murals on local fishing boats in Fukushima. In case you have been under a rock lately (probably rightfully so to avoid the nuclear fallout), Fukushima was the site of the tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown on March 11th, 2011. Very scary stuff with global repercussions. We sat down with Ty to hear about his experience. Check out the full story and his photos from the trip here:FULL STORY
In this latest edition of Surf Shacks, we go to Topanga, CA to hang with our friend Jake Burghart. Jake is the director of photography for Vice, a talented surfer from the nation’s oldest city, and a great all-around human being. From hearing about his latest travels to the most dangerous places on earth, to nature hikes, to talking story over backyard peaches and beer, check out the full story, interview and photo feature here:FULL STORY
Going back to work ain’t so bad cuz today you can watch Cyrus Sutton’s latest rad surf flick, Compassing on Surfer Mag’s site — today only, free of charge. Cyrus never ceases to inspire us with his wanderlust and DIY mentality while blowing our minds with ridiculous first person wave riding POVs. Enjoy!www.surfermag.com
In case you’ve been wondering how easy it is to assemble our Indoek x WaveWam teepee, allow us to show you how. Teepee maker, Stefan Wigand demonstrates the process in a few simple steps:FULL STORY
Pilgrim Surf + Supply Amagansett will host a double header film showcase of Mikey DeTemple’s surf films Picaresque and Sight Sound as well as a new photo exhibition from Hamburger Eyes co-creator David Potes titled “Warmest Alohas” this Saturday August 31st in Amagansett Town Square starting at 7PM. David will also have on hand 100 limited edition “Warmest Alohas” zines so make sure you grab one.www.pilgrimsurfsupply.com
British filmmaker Chris McClean breaks new ground Monday 9/2 with his latest film Urchin Howl which premieres exclusively through Instagram – a first for a surf film. Urchin Howl will roll out through the platform across seven days with a new 15 second episode presented daily. Showcasing North Sea barrels, grinding Irish point breaks, hollow Central American beachies and gnarly Scottish Slabs, it features the talents of some of the most exciting names in European surfing: Kepa Acero, Fergal Smith, Freddie Meadows, Gabe Davies, Nico Von Rupp and Reubyn Ash.
“I like the idea of presenting surf film through a variety of formats, from the live cinematic experience with an audience, to the challenge of short format digital bytes,” explains Chris. “It was an idea I was thinking would work with a series of teasers for various projects, but ended up really liking how it looked. I threw the idea to CJ Mirra, he came back with the killer track that worked well with the choppy quirky style, so we ran with it. It’s awkward but that’s what I like about it.”www.instagram.com
It’s about time womens wetsuits (and wetsuits in general) took a new design direction from the traditional cuts and not to mention the all black look with occasional hit of loud color. Our friend and all around rad human being, Kassia Meador has brought the fun back into our ocean garb with her own line of wetsuits for Roxy. Designed with love by Kassia…4 all you fancy footwork fanatics and fantastical dreamers. Buy them hereFULL STORY
This edition of Surf Shacks features New York longboarder and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple and his treetop bungalow out east in Montauk. When he’s not traveling on surf adventures or hustling in New York City, there’s no place he’d rather be. Check out the photo feature and interview in the story below.FULL STORY
We are super stoked to share our good buddy, Brent Millers 2013 cinematography reel featuring beautiful shots from his recent travels to China, Nicaragua, and Turkmenistan. Not to mention some familiar shots from around here in Los Angeles featuring the lovely Laura Enever shot for Indoek! If anyone needs a hired gun, Brent is your man.www.vimeo.com
Happy Sunday! If you are as surf starved as us after this terrible flat spell, allow us to quench your thirst (or torture you) with this week’s dose of surf porn featuring Alex Chacon surfing somewhere in Mexico. Film & Edit Heiko Bothe. This video is also to promote a new surf and lifestyle store in Zihuatanejo, México that will open in November. The store is going to be called LOOT, look out for more coming soon.
Music: Devendra Banhart – Never seen such good things
Unouomedude – Teens
Ah, the simple pleasures of surfing til dark. Watching the sun go down, saying to yourself “just one more and I’ll go in”, lying to yourself, not seeing the next set wave, just enjoying the feeling, being alone in stillness. Here is a short little video by John Lynch that captures the feeling with Spencer Hayes. I wish there were some waves so I could surf til dark too!
Brooks Sterling and ourCaste present a series of type altered landscapes exclusively for Aloha Sunday and appropriately titled “ALOHA!”. Come by the Aloha Sunday North Park store on Saturday, August 24 and grab a Mo’ Bettah Cerveza courtesy of Mucho Aloha between 6PM to 10PM.FULL STORY