A forty eight minute feature filmed in the late fifties and early sixties, 'Once Upon A Wave' chronicles a small group of So-Cal surfers, to include Fred Van Dyke, Peter Cole, Ricky Grigg, Mike Doyle, Robert August and Bill Fury, as they travel from Sunset Beach to Steamer Lane in search of surf. Solid gold.
I wasn't able to attend last year, as I spent the weekend sorting out our Silver Swede, but this year, free from car crashes and crazy bitches, I managed to pack up some camping crap, don a dirt bike and head into the hills for three days of motorcycle riding and misbehaving.
tags: Expression Session
Released in 1968 and hailed as "magnificent" by the Los Angeles Times, The Golden Breed was filmed at the height of surfing's 'Involvement' era. Directed by Dale Davis, this 90 minute film captures a somewhat tumultuous time in our sports history. Just a few years prior to its release, Nat Young won the World Championship on a board three feet shorter than most. Over the next few years, as more surfers adopted shorter sticks, the traditional longboard began to appear passé, and as a result The Golden Breed became a rather unpopular piece. But featuring a few of our favorites - Nuuhiwa, Noll, Munoz and Martinson - Davis' film is a welcome reprieve from all the overly edited, off the lip, slowmo shit you see so much of.
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We'd driven past the Fort George Brewery countless times on our way into Oregon. Saw their sign on the side of the road. Mentioned it to one another. Never stopped. Then Todd took a tall can out of his truck. It was Fort George's 1811 Lager, a bold beer "concocted from two row malted barley and cracked maize." And it was delicious. So on Sunday, with wind from the west, we decided to stop in Astoria for some lunch and a lager.
tags: Food and Drink
You'll know when it won't go, though. Put pressure on it's pivot point on knee high peelers and nothing happens. Straight as an arrow. Sometimes there's just not enough underneath. But on the biguns, when your flying down the face ready to make things right, er, left, the MD3 gets the job done. Oh, and did I mention it's fast, with tons of trim speed for controlled noserides - assuming you wander that far forward. So what more do you wanna know? It's not spectacular on the small stuff. Probably need a pivot fin for that. But when it gets big, or at least up to your ass, the MD3 is an excellent bit of equipment. Case closed.
This Finterview originally appeared on Stoke Harvester's blog
We packed a pair of Poler Rucksacks and hiked in. Ten minutes to the water. It was glassy when I first went out. Waist to shoulder high. Lefts and rights. Plenty of people, though. Todd and I surfed for six hours. Snaking waves from the short sticked. Put five on the front a few times. Good thing I got that GoofBoard ;) Sunburned and starving, we put everything back in the bags and boogied before the sun set.
These plastic injection- moulded skateboards are available in two different sizes and few different flavors. The Original measures 22” long x 6” across and uses 3" wide trucks, while the Nickle, which is made from the same sorta plastic, measures 27” long x 7.5” across and uses 4" wide trucks. Both of the boards come equipped with 59mm wheels, Abec 7 stainless steel bearings, and have a pattern imprinted on the top to keep feet from falling off. That's all you need to know. The real question is which color do you want?!
Someone once told me the water in Florida tastes like tuna, that there are no point breaks and that everyone rides rubber mats instead of surfboards. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw this short bit of film featuring Daytona Beach bum, Chad Doyle, surfing somewhere in So-Flo (via High Seas Films)
tags: Jazzing The Glass
I found this film while browsing around the internets last night. Shot in the late 1960's by Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman, Free and Easy takes you from the islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai, to the California coast, and features some of my favorite surfers from the late sixties, to include David Nuuhiwa, Mark Martinson, Miget Farley and Jock Sutherland. Click here to learn more about the movie.
I recently received a copy of Mikey DeTemple's first film, Picaresque. A surf movie sans script, the film is intended to "showcase longboarding in a new light; getting away from the preconceived notions and turning up the tempo." A collaboration between High Seas Films and Flesh Profits Nothing, Picaresque features "an über-talented group of 25-and-unders," including Scotty Stopnik, Matty Chojnacki, and Chris Christenson. The project, which took DeTemple a few years to finish, allowed he and his crew to travel around the world, surfing in Australia, California, Florida, France, Mexico, New York, and Costa Rica.
tags: Surf Shops