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Dirty Gold, "California Sunrise"

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Guaranteed to get you excited for summer.

This aptly titled song from San Diego pop trio Dirty Gold sounds like a sunny summer day on the beach. Spanish video artist Lluís Panadès Julià (aka Panaframe) pieced together the visuals from vintage surfing footage, and, you gotta admit, it works beautifully. The song is called "California Sunrise" and is the lead single off of the band's upcoming Roar EP, slated for......read more

Ben Howard, "Old Pine"

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Mickey Smith-directed video provides lovely backdrop to Ben Howard's rustic folk.

23 Ben Howard's brand of gorgeous, stripped-down folk has people drawing comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez. None of which are off base. Howard, who grew up on the rugged shores of western England, makes nostalgic, rustic music that conjures memories of crackling campfires. Take "Old Pine," for example. The title track off his upcoming debut EP......read more

Nightsurf

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Director Iker Elorrieta captures the eerie experience of surfing after sundown.

During a full moon in Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary Islands, Barcelona-based filmmaker Iker Elorrieta headed into the surf with his camera to shoot a moonlit shred session with surfers Adam Melling, Julian Wilson and Kolohe Andino. The results are breathtaking. Sure, a lot of it is fake, but that's part of the beauty of it. You want to believe it's real. Regardless, we're suckers for the......read more

Paul McCartney, "Blue Sway"

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Jack McCoy's underwater surf video for unreleased McCartney song.

Paul McCartney recruited award-winning surf filmmaker Jack McCoy to create a music video for his previously unreleased track "Blue Sway," written nearly 20 years ago. Using a high-powered underwater jet ski, McCoy traveled behind a wave, capturing a never-before-seen perspective of the surfing experience. The video, which won Best Music Video at the NYC Short Film Fest this past......read more

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

Phantom Water Edit

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Jaw-dropping water cinematography by Chris Bryan

There are only 150 Phantom HD Gold cameras in the world. The ultra-advanced, high-speed vid camera can shoot 1000 fps at 1920 x 1080 and 1500 fps at 1280 x 720. Aussie filmmaker Chris Bryan is one of the few lucky cinematographers who has his hands on one, and he puts it to stunning use in Phantom Water Edit, which captures the power and nuance of rolling surf in breathtaking detail.......read more

Surfing Rincon

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Paper surf animation by Maddie Joyce

Here's a lovely and creative animated video from artist/photographer/surfer Maddie Joyce (of The Magic Bus Collective), paying homage to some of her friends who are Rincon locals. For those of you that don't surf, Rincon is a legendary SoCal surf spot located where Santa Barbara and Ventura county meet, listed at #24 in Rod Sumpter's book, "100 Best Surf Spots in the......read more

Much Better Now

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A surf adventure story told in paper, stop motion, and 3D

Here's a wonderful animated piece from Salon Alpin, a Portuguese visual production outfit which bills itself as a "Sustainable Storytelling Studio". In the film, an old bookmark comes alive to discover that the book pages have morphed into perfectly surfable waves. The studio employed a variety of methods to make the film, from paper cutouts and stop-motion to 3D animation, yet they somehow......read more

Tarp Surfing

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No waves? No problem. Watch these UK shredders get barreled in a parking lot

With no surf in the Channel Islands for eight weeks, the members of UK design agency The Observatory took matters into their own hands. With a giant blue tarp and some skateboards in hand, they headed to a big parking lot to catch some barrels. Tarp surfing has been around for a while, but this video scores extra points for great shooting and editing, and for the excellent choice of soundtrack --......read more

Bill Baird, "Captain Brain"

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A Scottish surf adventure set to the sounds of fuzzy vox and scuzzy guitars

The new video for Bill Baird's "Captain Brain" takes us on a surf journey to the north of Scotland, where the water's cold but the peelers are siiiiiiiick (falsetto). Not sure if this is a fan video or what. The filmmaker is Edinburgh's Jonas Bak, who pieced it together from a trip he took with his mates. Dig the spirit and rhythm of it. ...read more

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