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Friday, August 12, 2011

"Gato Heroi"

Robin Kegel is the founder and board shaper at Gato Herói, an innovative longboard surf company based in Capistrano Beach, CA. The name Gato Heroi ("Cat Hero") emphasizes Robin's unique sense of humor, along with his disdain of hot doggers in the water flailing about wearing leashes (most Gato Heroi boards have no leash attachments). This video shines a light on the art of Gato Herói's hand-made custom shapes; Robin's philosophy on surfing; and the story of making of two special charity surfboards for Japan natural disaster relief. While traveling around the world to find the best surf, the Windows Phone Live Tiles keep Robin up to date on what's happening with one look on his home screen, enabling Robin to run his business easier and faster from anywhere in the world.
You can view and bid on a custom Gato Heroi surfboard, valued at $1400, All proceeds go to Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund - A GlobalGiving Project.

Windows Phone presents the Me series, a collection of short film essays exploring a day in the life of creative Windows Phone users. With seamless connectivity between contacts and social networks in the People Hub, one touch searching from Bing and the only phone to come with Office Mobile built-in, Windows Phone allows these users to create and connect anywhere, at any time.
For more info on Gato Herói visit

Directed by David Black. Produced by Hak Lonh for Champion & King. Features the song "Bass C Jam" performed by Howard McGhee, courtesy of Savoy Jazz.

Salinas "Long Days of Summer"

Salinas tilt shift from suso ben on Vimeo.
Short film of the 2011 Salinas Longboard Festival. I tried to use the tilt-shift tecnique.
Music: The Presets. Girl and the sea

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Scott Anderson


Under the Sun pt.3 - Cyrus Sutton

Under the Sun - Making of Part 3 from on Vimeo.

In the third and final part of the Making Of Under The Sun, we examine the rapid growth of the Gold Coast and Byron Bay. In addition to these increasingly popular Australian cities, surfing has also become more widespread, not only just in Australia or the US, but worldwide. And with the expanding number of surfers in the water, we must now change our perception of surfing and ask ourselves how we want to deal with it.

Under The Sun will be making it's World Online Premiere this coming weekend only. The event will take place three (3) days only, the audience can purchase tickets starting on Monday, August 1st and redeem their code any time August 5th-7th for a private High Definition viewing experience on

DVD finally coming out soon, details will be on

Featuring a custom soundtrack by The Band of Frequencies and Shawn Lee available on CD and LP.

You can listen now -​shop/​products/​ SHAWN-LEE-%252d-UNDER-THE-SUN.html

For more info on the Band of Frequencies check out​band-of-frequencies​album/​sol-train​bandoffrequencies

Also for more great music check out Ubiquity Records' eclectic catalog of instrumental, funk, jazz and soul.

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Vector Sliding

brett caller-winter vector sess from Tom Woods on Vimeo.
Brett Caller riding a strange surfboard named the "Vector" All shot during one mid morning session in early june 2011... not serious...just some fun!!

"With Eyes We Ride Beside"

'with eyes we ride beside' from shaun freeman on Vimeo.

Central California Cottage - Surfer Mag

Yew!! Spotted in the new Surfer magazine. Page 40 has a cool little ditty on Chad's livin' shack ...good stuff!!!

Here's a closer look at the 6'4 above after a bit of globe trotting:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ryan Lovelace is back

After a very successful trip last year, Ryan Lovelace returns to Europe.

Ryan is coming from August 15 to 31 and this time he will shape in France, at Blend Glassing, in Soustons. All boards will be glassed by Nico from Wavegliders, who is currently working there, and the Blend crew.

Ryan Lovelace is one of the most talented and creative shapers from California and has been Considered one of the most talented and innovative shapers from California, Ryan is all about fluid curves and surfing with the wave instead of surfing against it. His designs come from his environment, from the boards he sees and surfs and the waves around. Although not following anyone, his boards get some ideas from names like George Greenough and Greg Liddle. But like he said on a interview for Drift “I don’t have influences or a preconceived notion of what works and what doesn’t. I’m free to do whatever I want and explore any path I find interesting”.

All boards will be 100% hand shaped by Ryan and fully adapted to the surfer’s needs and waves. High quality finishing will be done by master glassers Nico (from Wavegliders) and Fabrice from Blend Glassing.

Shipping across Europe available and wholesale prices for shops on request.
In, Magic Quiver

Wavegliders New Site

New Website

Is up and running...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

US Open

Be sure to check out Scotty Stopnik at the Noseriding event at the US Open on Saturday. It starts around noon and there is a live webcast. He'll be riding this 9'6" Riddler (thanks Kiyo for letting him borrow it!).

Brixton's Troy Elmore

Brixton's Troy Elmore from BRIXTON on Vimeo.

Song Credit: The Boy Toys: "In and Out of Love"
Film Credit: Jack Belli
Visit for more

Thirty Thousand: A Surfing Odyssey from Casablanca to Cape Town

Thirty Thousand Trailer from Lightbox Pictures on Vimeo.Thirty Thousand: A Surfing Odyssey from Casablanca to Cape Town. Two Australian surfers travel thirty thousand kilometres through west Africa on a year-long adventure in search of undiscovered waves.

Music: 'Welcome Home' by Radical Face

Buy the DVD online:

Produced by Lightbox Pictures

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Skateboard Shades

Experiment No. 1 - Skateboard Shades from Shwood Eyewear on Vimeo.

Follow Shwood's own Eric Singer as he meets up with Keith Hufnagel and others to claim the streets of LA in pursuit of Shwood's latest experiment, sunglasses made from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood's local woodshop, this one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses was created out of curiosity, just to see what was possible. For more of Shwood's experiments visit:

Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods.
Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at

Thanks to Keith and the crew at HUF. 

Filmed and Edited by Joe Stevens.

T.Rex "Mambo Sun"
The Black Keys "240 Years Before Your Time"

in, Korduroy TV

Tyler Warren - All Yew

A 3rd generation artist, Tyler Warren approaches everything with patience and focus. In this All Yew episode by Korduroy TV, Tyler shapes a 4'10" Simmons inspired planing hull from a stringerless blank. The result is what he's dubbed the "Bar of Soap" due to its slippery maneuverability and silky smooth carves. Watch Tyler put it through its paces on the high performance walls of Lower Trestles. 

in, Korduroy TV

Under The Sun - Cyrus Sutton

Be Cool Man - Trailer

Be Cool Man Trailer from Captain Fin Co on Vimeo.