Dragon have released episode two of their ‘Frame of Mind’ series. This one features Owen Wright and goes into what gets him fired up – check it out below.
Abu Dhabi, models, Lambourghinis and … surf?
Fast women, fast cars, scorching sun, a few sick airs
Cloudbreak Give Worlds’ Best the Waves of their Lives
What Kelly Slater just claimed is one of the most historic days in pro surfing is happening right now.
Here and Now
Taylor Steele looks like he’s come up with another gem with his new flick ‘Here & Now’.
Cloudbreak is Back!
One of the world’s best lefthanders is finally back on the world tour … in a big way.
I Had Planned To Post Something Else Till I Saw This
I had planned on posting something completely different until I caught this video of Josh Kerr on the Gold Coast. Filmed and edited by Matt Kleiner and supported by Rusty, it is well worth a watch.
Alana Blanchard and Monyca Byrne-Wickey For GoPro
Alana Blanchard and Monyca Byrne-Wickey star in this new commercial for the GoPro HD HERO2… It features the girls hanging out in some pretty epic places, mostly in bikinis, which makes it a commercial that is definitely worth watching! Check it out!
John John Has Landed
He’s been hyped since he was six, but in winning the Billabong Pro in Rio, John John Florence has proved he’s a bonafide world title contender.
Teaser For Sally Surf Film
I got sent this rad little trailer yesterday for a film called Sally being released in late 2012. It is being supported by our friends at Red Herring in Tasmania and features Craig Anderson, Ryan Callinan, Marti Paradisis, Mikey Brennan, Michael Spencer, Rangi Ormond, Tyler Holmer-Cross and Andrew Mooney. Check it out!
Evan Geiselman For Dragon
Dragon have released part three of their short team clips, this one features Evan Geiselman. A round of golf and some time in the water, just a regular day. Jealous?
Erica Hosseini’s Stab Cover Shoot
Stab have posted a video of the shoot for Erica Hosseini’s cover on issue 55 – the hardcover book. The guys at Stab do an incredible job with these shoots, not just for the obvious reasons, but they’re well thought out and done with amazing photogs. Check the video of the shoot below, some other shots from the article above and the finished cover at the bottom. Not a terrible way to start your Thursday.
Dragon’s Palm Springs Pool Party
Dragon had a bit of a party for the launch of the Palm Springs Pool Collection at the Bells comp last weekend. Looks like a good time was had and that a few people would ave struggled with their Easter eggs the next morning. Check the shots from the night above!
Steph Gilmore Stars For Nikon
Steph Gilmore is the face of a new Nikon campaign for their Coolpix AW100. Its part of some partnership with Surfing Australia – the 16MP camera can record 1080P full HD video and is waterproof, shock proof and cold resistant. No idea what the actual photos quality is like though …
Taj Burrow and Steph Gilmore Star in Quik Pro Timewarp
Looking only at the final results of the Quiksilver Pro, you’d be forgiven for thinking nothing had changed at the top of surfing’s competitive tree. You’d be wrong.
Knack Studios ‘One Day Slay’ With Otis Carey
Knack Studios are creating a series of video portraits around surfers. Called ‘One Day Slay’ the first episode features Otis Carey. Well worth a watch!
Rusty Is Still Single
It’s a day for the young guys! This clip features 11 year old Barron surfing with Josh Kerr, Jay Davies and Nate Yeomans at Rocky Point in Hawaii. This is part of the single fin features the guys have been working on and it’s a damn good watch. Check it out!
A memorial for Shaun Brooks will be held at Bird Rock lookout today at 1pm.
Ted Grambeau, master of the surf photo
When we featured some of the best Australian action sports photogs in our last issue we couldn’t cover every great shooter in the country, which is why we’re so happy to see Ted Grambeau get his due.
Sally Fitzgibbons For Stab Issue 53
Sally Fitzgibbons has done a photoshoot with Stab magazine for their 53rd issue… She is looking pretty damn amazing. Check out the video from the shoot below. Oh, and don’t forget about the comp Red Bull is running with Sally at the moment…
Cancel Your Plans: Pipe is ON
The Billabong Pipeline Masters is live, and having the best start in a decade and a half.
Design Sally Fitzgibbons’ Surfboard
Red Bull have set up a little comp where you have the opportunity to get one of your designs put onto Sally Fitzgibbons’ board. Aside from the bragging rights you’ll score a trip for you and a friend to the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast and $1,500 cash to party with. There’s also a People’s Choice category with the winner getting $1,000 happening on their facebook page. So, grab your crayons …
Night Surfing At Bondi
Some friends of ours were involved in the Strongbow ‘welcome to summer’ event which happened at Bondi last weekend. The guys got surf film maker Jack McCoy down to film a night session with 17 surfers who had their wetties and boards rigged up with neon lights. There was quite a crowd along to check out the happenings and apparently it looked pretty damn amazing when the guys were going at it with the fireworks in the background. Check out a clip from the night below!
Velvet Sea’s Latest Featuring Burrow, Otton, Aguis and more!
Check out this rad new clip from the guys at Velvet Sea featuring Taj Burrow, Kai Otton, Bede Durbridge, Miguel Pupo, Chippa, Ben Godwin and Dion Aguis. It was shot by Sam Page at Hossegor. Rad – enjoy!
Wilko’s ‘Out To Brunch’ Is NSFW
I know the blog was mentioned in the Shoutbox the other day but Matt Wilkinson’s Tumbler ‘Out To Brunch’ has an… interesting… new clip on it. Probably not one for the office though – there’s nudity, both the good kind (female) and the bad kind (male). Check it out below and head over here for the whole deal.
Erica Hosseini On Oakley
Erica Hosseini has left Spy eyewear for Oakley. There’s a lot of words in a press release that talks about individual style and function and quotes about why everyone is excited about the hook up… However, I thought I’d go with a gallery of photos and a video to show why this is newsworthy. You’re welcome.
Owen Wright – Dragon Tales
Dragon are releasing a set of clips called Dragon Tales and the first one features none other than Owen Wright. The blurb about the series says “Through the eyes of four up-and-coming surfers, this tale speaks of youth, summer, progression and fun. From world dominance, rising …
A near-40 Kelly wins the world title (twice) while a 17-year-old wins his second big contest
The Rip Curl Search event was notable for a few reasons. Kelly Slater won the world title twice, and a 17-year-old Brazilian kid signaled the might be next in line.
Kelly (sorry, Ke11y) Slater Wins his Eleventh World Title
He’s done it. The world was waiting, and this morning, in the third round of the Rip Curl Search event, Kelly got through his heat, doing enough to make sure no-one else can catch him this year.
Lifewithoutandy’s Sexy Halloween Party
Lifewithoutandy’s held their own Halloween Party at Beach Burrito in Sydney. The guys kicked on to the Piano Room after but from these photos, it looks like it was a pretty epic night. Potentially the sexiest Halloween party ever – all your favorites are there; sexy sailor, sexy Indian, sexy cat, sexy pilot, sexy schoolgirl (hello Google!), sexy white swan, sexy black swan, sexy Elmo… Okay, Elmo wasn’t all that sexy. Check the shots from the party above!
Who is Adriano De Souza, anyway, and why should we care?
It probably passed you by, but a tough lil’ scrapper from Brazil put Kelly Slater’s 11th world championship on ice a little longer last week. Most of the surfing world are content to hang shit on him for his claims, but Adriano deserves your respect. Here’s why.
Bleachers Sexiest Sports Hottie Videos Feat. Alana Blanchard
Here’s another one from the guys at Bleacher Report. This time it’s the Sexiest Sports Hottie Videos and features Alana Blanchard in the top ten and also a clip of Tony Tave teaching someone called Hope Dworaczyk to ride a skateboard. Check those clips below and for the full list, head over here.
Jay Davies surfing Lower Trestles Clip
The good guys at Rusty just shot me through this rad clip of Jay Davies surfing at Lower Trestles in California. The clip was put together by Elsegood Productions. Check it out!
The world’s hardest-working surf photogs
This cool lil’ clip from English pro surfer Micah Lester caught our eye for a few reasons. First: surfing in the UK must be really, really cold. But secondly: who knew England pumped?
BASE surfboards goes bankrupt
Gold Coast surfboard manufacturer Base (home to Darren Handley’s DHD label as well as Simon Anderson and Nev Hyman, for a time) is closing its doors, costing about 30 jobs, after attempts to save the business failed in the face of multi-million-dollar debt.
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Having trouble with your paddling? Need help getting behind the break at maxing Margaret River? Here’s help.