Archive for January, 2014

Much Better Now

Friday, January 31st, 2014

When life is getting you down all it takes is some wind and some tasty waves to make it all better. Salon Alpin takes this monatge to a different level with an amazingly creative and beautifully executed short film on freedom and surf.


Ben Howard – Esmeralda

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Another dark portrait from Astray Films of rugged coastlines, heavy waves and brooding characters.

Dark Side Of The Lens

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Raw poetry from Astray Films

Winner – Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011

Winner – Action Sports Category, Vimeo Awards 2012

Winner – G-Raid Driven Creativity award – Professional Category

Winner – Best Cinematography, 5Point Film Festival 2011

Winner – Grand Prize – Chamonix Film Festival 2011

Winner – Best short – New York Surf Film Festival 2011

Winner – Digital short of the Year, Surfer Poll

Winner – Relentless Short Stories 2011

Winner – Amstel Surf Film Festibal, Peoples Choice award

Winner – Best short, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Winner – Best International Short, Canadian Surf Film Festival

Winner – Best Short, Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Lava Whitewater Run Grand Canyon

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Buttons Kaluhiokalani Tribute at Malibu

Friday, January 31st, 2014

A soulful tribute to Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani, a Hawaiian surfing legend immortalized at Malibu, November 9th, 2013

It is with great sadness that Buttons Kaluhiokalani passed away in California, surrounded by his family and friends. Buttons was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer.

Kelly Slater… “When I was about 8 years old, I saw a surf movie with ‘Buttons’ Kaluhiokalani and he immediately became #MyFavoriteSurfer. He was switching stances and sliding 360’s in the tube and doing carving 3’s. Surfing just looked like more fun the way he did it. He surfed the way I wished I could mind surf. He had a ‘fro Rob Machado would kill for and a physique in his 50’s of someone in their 20’s. He planted more seeds in people’s brains than he could have ever known. Buttons, we’ll all miss your stoke and big smile and seeing you at Chun’s giving surf lessons every day. Thank you for the inspiration and ideas. Give #AIForever a big high five for us all! Love to all your friends and family.”

Buttons was a former Hawaiian Pro Surfer and is well known for his radical and stylish surfing. In 1973, at the age of 13, Buttons traveled to the US Championships in Malibu, California, as an amateur, where he placed second. Seven years later, Buttons won the Sunkist Open at Malibu.

During the 70′s Buttons really perfected the progressive style of surfing he is so well known for. Uncle Eddie Rothman calls him “the Innovator of Modern Day Surfing.” Buttons was the first to perform a carving 360 on film.

A true Style Master, Buttons is renowned for his pocket surfing, switch foot and skateboard inspired maneuvers.

In addition to his lifelong pursuit of riding waves, Buttons also ran Buttons Surf School on the North Shore of Oahu. He would teach anyone, at any skill level or age, the joy of riding waves. Buttons was also very generous, volunteering with many charities including the Mauli Ola Foundation and AccesSurf, where he would share his love of the waves with disabled children and adults.

Buttons was always willing to give and share with a smile; a true Ambassador of Aloha.

Buttons is survived by his wife Hiriata Hart, his eight children, and nine grandchildren. Please keep Buttons ohana in your thoughts and prayers.

Music: Brother Noland, “Ka Ipo Lei Manu”
Buttons Photo: Thank you Morgan Maassen for the amazing portrait of Buttons.

Nikki Gregg Talks Whitewater

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This summer, SUP magazine organized a Main Salmon River trip in Idaho with Middle Fork River Expeditions. Some of the sport’s best athletes signed on so we used the expedition as an opportunity to examine the state of whitewater SUP–-from the paddlers to the competition to the cultural blender, as ocean and mountain culture collides on the rio. Check out the feature in the Winter Issue, on newsstands now.

This segment of “The River Life,” features Nikki Gregg, one of the SUP’s most influential female whitewater paddlers, talking rivers and women. Check back next week as we conclude our River Life series with Ken Hoeve.

Look for more river scenes in Brent Deal’s new movie H2Mexico, to be released in April of 2014.

A Jaws Winter 2014 – Eric Sterman

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

More quadcopter action from Jaws wow!!

Irish Slab Land

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A little older clip from the Rip Curl Search of an early slab attack!

A Date with the Strait Teaser

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Brad Gaul Zeb Welsh and Jack Bark

P-Pass on Fire

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Salivating shacks are the norm at this notoriously heavy spot somewhere in the Pacific. The crew includes Dave Wassel, Alex Gray, Koa and Alex Smith, Luke Davis, Ricardo Dos Santos and Gordo..


Atlantic Crossing on the 100′ Indio

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Awesome footage of the 100′  Wally 100 Indio during the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup race. This yacht has a 21ft. beam and weighs in the region of 60 tons but it flies, there is some downwind footage that’ll blow your mind!

More about this yacht

JBay Funday

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Super fun edit of Remi Peterson longboarding at Jbay with his dog and an Alaia.

Sick Quadcopter Footage of Rincon

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The recent run of swell in California has generated an enormous amount of interest from videographers and particularly drone flyers. This is some excellent flying from David Levin who lives up in that area.


Jaws Footage for Point Break 2

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Some huge Jaws Peahi tow action for the upcoming movie Point Break 2.

Best Mavericks Documentary

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Excellent documentary focusing on all aspects of the culture and people surrounding it’s mystique

Vice – Clark Little Photographer

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Clark Little is one of the few photographers there who has been drawing his own lines since he started taking photos of the Hawaiian shore-break. In fact he used to surf the Wiamea shorebreak when everyone else was in the lineup and is obviously familiar with the ins and outs of a barrel that breaks on the sand.

Mark Cunningham – The Myth Exposed

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Excellent documentary from 2007 of Mark Cunningham the world’s most dedicated bodysurfer. Lots of insights into the man and his North Shore activism. Guys like Mark have kept the North Shore “country” through their focused efforts and deserve continuity. OK so outside of the serious stuff is a tour of the reef and the shore at Pipeline.

How to Body Surf with Mark Cunningham and Keith Malloy

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Cool edit from Corduroy TV with body surfing footage from Hawaii to California and interviews with Keith Malloy and Mark Cunningham with tips for perfecting your form. Needed more technical detail but a great watch anyway!

Lapo & Twiggy Baker From The Water at Mavericks

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Lapo Coutinho  & Grant Twiggy Baker gives us an insider view of Maverisk from January, 12

Jaws Paddle Session 01.19.2014

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Shipsterns Bluff Teaches Tyler Hollmer-Cross a Lesson

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Shipstern’s Teaches Tyler Hollmer-Cross a Lesson in wave choice!  Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards contender.

Alex Martin – Horrible Mavericks Wipeout

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

It stands to reason that being prepared for the worst before paddling Mavericks is a very good idea.  Alex Martin doesn’t make the section on a solid set wave, suffers a three wave hold down and is saved from tour across the inside rocks by a safety ski. Ouch! Back in the day pre-safety ski that would not have ended well!