RIP – Drag

Wow, just watched this all the way through, DRAGGING KILLS~! Hilarious antics and death defying action, best Boog flick ive seen in a while. Harry Bryant air transfers around 8min mark are incredible!! Love the local salty old mate banter montage around the 22min mark as well. Couple songs were a little off, but all together worth a watch:) Its crazy how barreled bodyboarders get, still gettn no respect. Well, im throwin it out – RESPECT Drag.

Been havin fun on a paipo lately : )        ~

Coupla more vids i liked from zeWeb. First one is a George Trimm short – profiling Newport Beach Stylist Grant Noble. Second is a AROUND TOWN episode put out by STAB, nice home town auzzie feel to it featuring Ry Craike.

Mehx

Got a few 35mm shots from a trip a few months back – shooting for the new movie & 88 with Asher & Hendo down in mainland mex – thought id throw up. Seems like years ago already to me, crazy how time moves in slow motion when starting up a new project.

Finally a descent sized swell expected to hit here in California this weekend. After a month and a half of very sub-par surf we all are starting to get a little “Hedgy”. Apparently, this was the worst September on record for us in Cali, and i agree:( Hope this October makes up for it and we all get alotta water time before winter starts to kick in. Lack of swell has given me alotta time to start getting the movie really organized as it starts to come alive.

BLISSS Mag ZONE FREQUENCY

Got a couple words & photos in this months October BLISSS MAgazine going over all things NEW MOVIE. ThanKs guys for being such legends and putting out some great publishing throughout the years! HEres the layout.

 

The words from the story here:)

Two years in the world of Surfing can sometimes seem like light years, the time flies, and innovations in board design and performance keep pushing surfing to new heights. In all of my years, there really hasn’t been one where surfing hasn’t grown in popularity, surfing is everywhere and continues to grow. I love this time in surf film making history, lots of people really gobbling up the imagery, with lots of different filmmakers to choose from. I hope to keep independent film making relevant in this new age of web shorts & 1 minute Instagram clips. I still feel that there is just too much love for sitting down with some friends for a half hour and watching a surf flick! It will always be a sought after visual experience, surf film making will never die!

 

In the span of two years I have figured out you can get a lot done in that time, enough to create a feature length surf film that sticks. Its been a little over a year since my last film “THE ZONE surf movie” came out in July of 2016. THE ZONE was by far the most fun I’ve had making a movie since I started in 2009, so I immediately started shooting the follow up. That is where I am at now. I realized that I was actually starting to live out my dream of chasing swells while shooting some of the worlds best, and seeing far away cultures as I was doing it. It’s always exciting when a new film project starts to get going, the soundtrack starts to take shape, and the cast members start to get on board for trips and shooting.

 

Making movies for me is almost all about the surfers that are featured in it. All the cast that will be in the upcoming film, named ‘ZONE FREQUENCY’, are pretty much my favorite surfers and humans on the planet. Surfers like Ryan Burch, Bryce Young, Ozzie Wright, Robin Kegel, Derrick Disney, and Ari Browne will be a few of the usual names in the cast. Really excited to add some new cast members to the film as well. Mason Ho, Asher Pacey, Wade Goodall, & possibly Gavin Beschen are just a few to be determined as fresh faces for the new flick. I think showcasing these cultural surfers are the recipe for another exciting movie that everyone can get behind.

 

I feel like when I’m making a film it’s not just for this time period, it’s more for when I’m dead and gone. I want my movies to have substance with a long shelf life, a documentation of this particular time period in alternative surfing. Look for this movie to be much of the same as the last, an extension of the formula I’ve grown comfortable with presenting. It’s simple – just my favorite surfers – riding some interesting boards – in some world-class waves – to some nice music. Movie should be ready for release July-Oct of 2018.

 

ALOHA COUNTRY

Another of the Brian Elliott footage he got from last year. It features Harrison Roach, Jack Johnson (yes, banana pancake JJ), and THe Kid Bryce Young. Whenever Pipeline is pumping Rocky Point opens up, that was how this session was caught on video. Highlight for me is defineately Jack Johnson, damn he’s good.

Oh Gawd!! Reloaded with Mason fark yeah 10MINs of pleasure, cant get enough.

Bryce Young – ROCKY ROCKY

Had a blast workin with some footage my friend Brian Elliott shot of Da Kid out at Rocky Point on the North Shore of Hawaii. Aside from being my favorite surfer, Bryce’s searing surfing on a 5’6 Burch flextail is obviously next level. Enjoy the fruits of our labor – happy to get you some Brycey footage that would have – otherwise – been lost in a digital abyss : )

Had to do it. Damnit, im caving in. KSWAVECo propaganda is to much to resist especially to one of the greatest movie tunes of all time “Pure Imagination”! My only question is, “When you gonna let the 88 team give it a go Kelly?” That would be a sight.

THWEB

Lots of surf madness going on out there on the information highways. In particular, the KS wave co private event, its got me dreamin of how i can get into it. But other than that a couple vids caught my eye wanted to share with you : ) Cause sharing is caring.

First one was done by my friends at quiky Wade Carroll & Scrunno, got a particularly close connection to this short, as it is shot around my home zone:) FUN stuff boyzzzz!

I cant get enough of Mason Ho! Pure fun. Pure love of surfing.

Sick one by my friends at VISSLA !! Really love Derrick Disney’s acting throughout the piece :  ) Shot by Brian Elliott & Eddie Obrand yeah boyzaaaa!!

Couple screen grabs from my desktop right now. Lots of editing going down new work should be hitting the presses in the coming months : )

Get in da groove > .. > > > >. . > > Jazzy end of summer lately kinda feel.

88 MATE

88 MATE is a mixture of auzzie mexie goodness shot over a 6month period. Little taste of Byron Bay in there, where it is all happening with our friends. Also, HH happened to be here in California for a nice swell that hit central america and we made the call to go into mexico to get some point break fun. This was my first to this particular location, & of course it was fun to have a couple softies on the trip, which is rare. Hendo was goin off, and it was a blast putting together this short for our 88 Japan trip which occurred last week. Enjoy 88MATE & get out there on a softie, you’ll thank me after you do : )

SUMMER GLIDE

Summer is all about eNjoymeNt. Some days a Glider (which is termed a board 11 feet aNd above) is the board to create that fuN. I gotta chaNce to see some masters of Glide have some smiles together a couple weeks back. Eric SNortum is Burchs best frieNd growiNg up, aNd Pickle just so happeNs to be aN amaziNg shaper who also sells boards at MOLLUSK SURF SHOP !! All thiNgs came together for aN afterNooN of fuN dowN at SaNo:) I eveN gotta chaNce to ride my first Glider, aN 11’1 later that day!! ThaNks for the cool poster art Schuyler!

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HAPPY MONDAY!! Feel like a lot goiN oN for the New movie – startiNg to really tread some water footage gettiNg logged, film beiNg traNsferred, music liNiNg up, its all happeNiNg 🙂 All FrequeNcies are go:) Next week off to JapaN for a lil 88 trip, Ill keep you posted! LookiN like the Soft Boards will be gettiN here DEC 2017 . . . fiNgers crossed .

El GaNso

Made a lil short with my frieNd & DBLANC purveyor ColiN MoraN rouNd the CaliforNias:) It was shot over a couple week spaN here & across the border. EL GANSO meaNs “The Goose” iN SpaNish, which just so happeNs to be ColiNs NickName:) ENjoy

Coupla shots from the shootz

 These are from aN expired 1996 roll woh! suhmdigiz shot by TribalAstroNaut