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// Worn Well //
Nov 30, 2013
Worn Wear: a Film About the Stories We Wear
Presented by Patagonia
Directed by Keith, Lauren, Chris, and Dan Malloy
Closed-captioned in English, Spanish and Korean
Worn Wear is an exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico a family`s maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire an organic farm in Ojai, California and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.
Learn more about Worn Wear events and share your story at http://wornwear.patagonia.com
Featuring music by:
Emy Reynolds, Dan Malloy and Jon Swift, Todd Hannigan, Sarah Jaffe, Jim Brady, Ben Sollee, Keith Malloy, Terry Coffield, Delta Spirit, Guy Clark
// Lost in Paradise //
Nov 30, 2013
Still one of the most amazing waves around. Diego Bonfiglioli is Lost in Paradise.
Over the Hill – Christian McCleod
Nov 29, 2013
“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”
― Lemony Snicket
Photograph by Christian McLeod
To check out more of his work head here.
// What The Sea Gives Me //
Nov 28, 2013
The crew over at Misfit Pictures have finally released a little teaser to their second feature-length documentary, What The Sea Gives Me. The film is about “Looking through the eyes of a few remarkable individuals, WTSGM aims at exploring our incredible relationship with the ocean and our hopes for the future.” You’ll still have to wait until around the New Year until it’s ready for viewing, but here is a taste of things to come.
If you haven’t read it already, check out the article we did with director Pierce Kavanagh from Issue Three here!
Illustration by Emily Sams.
// Fv25 //
Nov 25, 2013
Here is a magical film by by award winning film maker Chris McClean filmed in the Outer Hebrides and Norway. It captures the essence and beauty of surfing in cold water accompanied by music composed by CJ Mirra.
// Into the Mist //
Nov 23, 2013
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck
Nick Sopzcak sent us this awesome image from Vancouver Island, Canada at the same time as Ming did who lives in Byron Bay, Australia (previous shot we posted) – the other side of the world as the season change.
// Spring Mist //
Nov 22, 2013
For those in the south summer is close – for those in the north winter is near. A beautiful time of the year no matter where one lives.
Photo by Ming Nomchong Photography
Check more of her work out here.
// One Year //
Nov 22, 2013
It is hard to believe that the very first issue of Sea Stoke was released one year ago from now… A lot has been happening since then, and we are so stoked to hear all the wonderful comments and feedback every day from people all over the world… We hope to continue the journey for many years to come and inspire others to do what they love in the process…
Here is a photo from an Australian legend Jon Frank Photography that we featured in our very first Issue of Sea Stoke… Be sure to check out the full story here:
// Pillows of Rock //
Nov 22, 2013
Big mountain snowboarding to big wave riding without machines. Paddle Surfing & Jaws doing its thing.
// Further Farther //
Nov 22, 2013
It is interesting seeing how surfing and snowboarding have progressed over the years, with added technology comes riding bigger waves and bigger mountains, but then there is always a movement back to the roots, the hike, paddling in and the journey becoming just as important. Here is a super inspiring movie that shows a completely different side to snowboarding that is typically shown. One we find anyone can relate to in their own way. Be sure to check out the full length film if you can – well worth the time.
// Deslumbre //
Nov 14, 2013
Pablo Aguiar, the director from last year’s Delirium, a Trip of Madness, comes with Deslumbre or “Dazzle” in english. The full length film was produced during a boat trip around the Mentawai Islands with seven of the most progressive brazilian surfers of today. Adriano de Souza, Alejo Muniz, Miguel Pupo, Jean da Silva, Jesse Mendes, Yago Dora and Samuel Pupo.
Enjoy this full length film chock a block full of performance surfing in perfect Indonesian waters… Photos by Eduardo Fleck
// Luanco //
Nov 10, 2013
A beautiful photograph by Jaider Lozano:
“The shot was taken during one of the biggest swells of the decade in Luanco, a small fishing village in the north Spain during the winter of 2009″
To check out more of Jaider’s work head to:
// When the Sea is flat //
Nov 10, 2013
When the sea is flat why not bomb a hill like Liam Morgan?
There’s no better way to showcase his style and skill than with a raw run. No cutting. No camera magic. Just pure skateboarding. He even manages to slide into a tree barrel at the end. Scary stuff!
// Byron Bay Surf Festival //
Nov 9, 2013
The third annual Byron Bay Surf Festival was a sunny success this year, bolstering itself as one of the best surf culture events on the calendar and leaving the town stamped in stoke.
The three-day “Surf Culture Now” festival spanned across four venues downtown and at the beachfront, manifesting in a mind-blowing display of high quality art, fashion, food, music, demonstrations, presentations, programs and every kind of ocean play from bodysurfing to tandem and ancient Hawaiian Olo. Attendance was huge this year and it came in a color and diversity reflective of Byron Bay’s creative and unique community. The high vibe and glowing spirit of the festival was oozing from every facet and people were blown away by the cultural exchanges, quality and organisation of the event. Jack McCoy told the festival directors afterwards, “This was an amazing festival spoken from the heart to the community. There was so much Aloha, you really did the community a service which was felt all around town.”
The magic began with the opening ceremony under the stars at Main beach by blessing and well wishing from elders of the Indigenous Bundjalung tribe, original custodians of the Rainbow region. Carrying on into the night was an outdoor screening and Australian premiere of Bella Vita, opened up by Dave Rastovich and Lauren Hill, co-stars of this Italian surf odyssey featuring Californian freesurfer Chris Del Moro. A line-up of nationally renowned music acts Wolf and Cub followed at The Beach Hotel. Well over a thousand people showed up to the ceremony, bringing piles of colourful couches and cushions into the pulsing audience. Tom Wegener believed that this was one of the biggest crowds he had ever seen for a surf movie premier. The film was lyrical and fun to watch in such a setting, it was certainly an amazing night to remember.
The Saturday of the festival kicked on with a sprawling Surf Art Market and pop-up tipi precinct at the beachfront which lured the curiosity of surfers, non surfers, young, old, visitors, families and all sorts of ocean aficionados. Many were surprised again by the great turnout and especially by the mix of cultures with people joining from all the over the world—Brazil, Spain, Italy, Japan, the Pacific and US. With yoga sessions, helidrome demos, art/photography show, surf forecast presentations and an entire surf literature lounge schedule of book talks, signings and readings, there was a lot to see and do in the day. These were all bedded in amongst gourmet food, crafts, delectable fashion and shaper stalls, accompanied by live music acts from around the country. The stalls, brands and shapers at the markets were given a great audience to make new connections and promote their wares with a constant flow of inquisitive people, the right crowd asking the right questions. Some of the attending brands and major sponsors included Patagonia, Brixton, Sanuk, Corona, AllPress Espresso, The Beach Hotel and Ballina Airport. Shapers such as Ryan Lovelace, Joel Fitzgerald, Thomas Bexon, Mick Mackie and Ryan Burch haunted the tipi precinct talking with curious customers, onlookers and design junkies. Most of the festival events were free activities and in the evening there was a number of greatly anticipated high-profile ticketed events including afternoon discussion panels and films with Keith Malloy, Rusty Miller, Derek Hynd and Belinda Baggs. Also this night was the Surf Shorts Film Comp, which saw local and national filmmakers take out the winning prize of a mentorship by well-established filmmaker, Nathan Oldfield. An exclusive screening of Unchartered Waters, featuring Wayne Lynch who lent a most humble and profound dialogue afterwards alongside producer Craig Griffin and Patagonia sponsor Glen Casey rolled on into the night.
With further luck, Sunday brought a southerly turn from the light northerly winds of days prior and a perfect little swell to Wategos beach and the remaining events of the festival. Here down at the tip of the tip of Australia’s most easterly point the waves pulsed in blue and shimmering and hosted a handful of wave riding events. Most interesting was the bodysurfing and tandem demonstrations and also the Freestyle n’ Stoke competition and Corona Party Wave Invitational cash dash which landed one lucky guy, pro-surfer Harrison Roach, one thousand bucks prize money. It was a blissful experience, especially for bodysurfers that normally never get to surf with more then one other bodysurfer—there were over 20 of them frothing together with Keith Malloy who was delighted to see such a great turnout for this event. You could see the glow and stoke in people’s eyes. The grass at Wategos was littered with an amazing array of new and old boards and the ancient Olo presentation was blessed by a pod of whales very close by, waving their tales for hours to send their salute to Dave Rastovich, Howie Cooke and the rest of the Surfers for Cetaceans gang who were raising funds for the foundation. The final evening of the festival rounded up with a brief closing ceremony and prize giving at the Beach Hotel and a stellar late night gig by The Delta Riggs which raged on all night.
It’s unquestionable that everyone who attended wholeheartedly enjoyed the festival and with an audience triple to last year’s festival, it looks to be even bigger next year. Directors Mike, Vanessa and Jimmy are committed to keep the festival running and for it to remain true to the sport and spirit of surfing. More then anything, the festival is about having fun and celebrating our unique oceanic culture in all its diversity. Get there next year—you’d be a kook to miss it.
For more info and photos of the festival, go surfing at byronbaysurffestival.com
Words by Taylor Miller – Photography by Ming Nomchong
// Contributors //
Nov 8, 2013
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