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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

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

Waka Fish Surfboard

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A classic shape from Maine's sustainable Grain Surfboards $670.00

Grain Surfboards is an eco-centric surf company that makes shred sticks from renewable materials, specifically sustainably harvested cedar from local mills in Maine. Grain's Waka board is a retro-style Fish that's super-buoyant for its length (either 5'4" or 5'10"). The Waka kit comes with all the components you need to assemble the setup, including machine-cut keel and frames, top......read more

Gato Heroi Surfboards Photographed by David Black

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California longboard shaper profiled in support of earthquake relief in Japan

Robin Kegel is the founder and board shaper at Gato Heroi, a DIY surf company getting plenty of love in the surf scene and beyond for its innovative approach to longboarding. The name Gato Heroi means "cat hero," Kegel's response to hotdoggers flailing about in the water with leashes (most Gato Heroi boards have no leashes). Big time director/photographer David Black shot these pics of Kegel at......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

L'Horizon by Romain Laurent

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Cool photo project finds a surf bro exploring NYC on his board

You wouldn't generally think of New York City as a surfing mecca, but there's more and more wave-seekers bombing out from the city to hit the surf. Hell, the hottest shop in the city is a SoHo surf shop. Closer to the ocean, eco-consciousness and surf culture are transforming Rockaway Beach (for proof, check out this episode of Brooklyn Informed). So this new series of photos from Romain Laurent......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

Hoplite Short Suit by Matuse

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Lightweight wetsuit made from Geoprene -- a greener alternative to oil-based neoprene $179.00

For shredders and kooks alike, San Diego's Matuse makes a full range of wetsuits using Geoprene, a durable, lightweight rubber made from limestone (as opposed to petroleum, which neoprene comes from). The alternative wetsuit material is not only more eco-friendly than neoprene, but it's more flexible and less permeable to water. This Hoplite 2mm Short Suit is the perfect setup for springtime......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

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