- Miki Dora
Produced by Mickey DeTemple, the surfer-slash-director responsible for Picaresque, Sight | Sound is another film free of dialogue, featuring a group of talented surfers doing what they do best. Set to a rather eclectic soundtrack, DeTemple's new flick is available at most of our local surf shops.
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Our friends from NW Surf & Snow recently visited Todd Fischer at his home on the Olympic Peninsula. A celebrated surf artist who finds inspiration in the water, Todd talks about his first few waves, what inspires him to paint and why he loves the Pacific Northwest. Additional info is available here.
"In 1961, I made my fourth film, Surfing Hollow Days. The world of surfing was changing. Most of the boards were now made of foam, surfers were doing more traveling (often on jets, which were replacing prop planes) and Phil Edwards became the first person to ride a seemingly unridable spot which became known as the Pipeline.
The world outside of surfing was also changing. Gidget Goes Hawaiian played at local drive-in theaters, Dick Dale rocked sold-out Southern California auditoriums and The Beach Boys, who once played during the intermission at one of my earlier films, were about to make their assault on the music charts. Surfing was becoming "cool." People who didn't know a standing island pullout from a pop out surfboard suddenly wanted to get involved with the surfing "lifestyle." They still do.
I have no idea what the surfing "lifestyle" means. We simply built our lives around surfing. Hobie made boards. Grubby Clark made foam blanks. I made films. For some of us things worked out well, but our approach towards life and our perception of surfing hasn't changed.
What is or was the surfing "lifestyle"?
- Bruce Brown
You can purchase one here, or at your local hardware store.
In the interim, Foster and I will find something to surf.
tags: Surf Wagons
In this particular issue, Nathan Meyers highlights Deus Ex Machina and their 'Temple of Enthusiasm' on the island of Bali (a most inspiring piece of property) while Kimball Taylor retraces Bob Simmons' Oahu bike tour, searching for the origins of Pipe surfing in the process. A must read.
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