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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fin Soup by Deus ex Machina

August 4, 2012 - Deus Ex Machina‘s Venice store, The Emporium of Post Modern Activities, presents their first surf swap meet “Fin Soup” featuring Bing Surfboards and many other surf vendors and brands. They will have boards, gear and goodies for all…come on down!

in, Bing Surfboards

4' 4" Bullet Bob by Driftwood Collective

"A special treat for our great friend Xibanga, one of the best surfers in town.
In line for lamination." - Pedro Vieira | Driftwood Collective

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Work in progress by Wavegliders

Check out the Waveglider's blog for more info and boards

The Born Free Show | RideApart

Choppers, bobbers, rat-bikes, vintage cafe racers and every kind of wild oddity in between, nobody does American custom hot-rod culture for bikes on the West Coast like the annual Born Free show in Irvine, Ca. Jamie Robinson wades into a sea of black leather, denim, burly beards, Daisy Dukes and thousands of motorcycles to see what it's all about. For more on motorcycles, visit

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Traditional Egg by The Retromovement


7'3'' x 22 1/4'' x 2 3/4''
Inspired in the Takayama's Egg it is simple, clean, lovely
Thinking on the costumers The Retromovement have just created a new gallerie
for the surfboards only so that is easier to search for some design or ideas for a new surfboard.

Please take a look here :

in, The Retromovement

Friday, July 13, 2012

SOS Figueira da Foz

Aqui fica o apelo do escritor e jornalista da Figueira da Foz - Gonçalo Cadilhe,

O P.O.O.C. (Plano Ordenamento da Orla Costeira) projecta fechar o mar DESDE BUARCOS ATÉ AO CABO MONDEGO com paredões de 4 metros PARALELOS à costa. O fim das rochas, da biodiversidade, da paisagem cultural, da economia de subsistência de dezenas de familias E O FIM DA NOSSA IDENTIDADE. Contra este cenário apocaliptico, lancemos uma plataforma de cidadania supra-partidária. A cidade tem que ser ouvida sobre isto, tem que recusar este projecto absurdo. Para breve mais acções, informações etc... entretanto vejam ao minuto 3'45'' o que fui sabendo e o que pretendo fazer, com a vossa ajuda, juntos..."

Por favor vejam o link!


Here is the call of the journalist and writer, native of Figueira da Foz - Gonçalo Cadilhe,

"PEOPLE OF FIGUEIRA HELP ME TO HELP US! They want to steal from us the HORIZON!!! The S. P. C. (Spatial Plan of the Coastline) plans to close the sea FROM BUARCOS TO THE CAPE MONDEGO with 13 feet walls PARALLEL to the shore. The end of the rocks, the biodiversity, the cultural landscape, the subsistence economy of dozens of families AND THE END OF OUR IDENTITY. Against this apocalyptic scenario, let us launch a platform for citizens above partisan. The city has to be heard on this, they have to refuse this absurd project. For more information see the minutes 3'45'', what I know and what I intend to do, with your help, together..."

The interview is in Portuguese, but if you want to see click on this link!


Block10 productions is proud to present OLIVER "Il Gatto" PARKER, super talented surfer, new acquisition of the ONDE NOSTRE Crew, shot in California.
RITRATTI DI SURF is a series of short videos about surfers, shapers, artists and other characters somehow connected to Onde Nostre and the italian surf culture.
Directed by Luca Merli
Edited by Giovanni "Sbrokked" Barberis and Luca Merli
Photography by Luca Merli, Matteo Ferrari and Giovanni "Sbrokked" Barberis.
Additional Photography by Alessandro Ponzanelli, Seth De Roulet
Lettering by Luca Barcellona
Music Consultant & Marketing: Gabriele "Gabro" Minelli
Backers at Dawn 'Buckets'
The Growlers 'Something Someone Jr.'
Manetti! 'John Plays Special'
Men Avec les Lunettes 'Crawling Down The Stairs'
Nicky Thomas 'We People' from Voices of Jamaica by Blundetto

Oliver Parker, Alessandro Ponzanelli, Billy Smith and Daniel Graham
ONDE NOSTRE is a project by Luca Merli and Matteo Ferrari
a BLOCK10 Productions

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Zak Noyle Surf Photographer | Momentum

Zak Noyle isn't your typical extreme sports athlete. Considered one of the best surf photographer's in the world, Zak lives his life on the edge. Take a dive into this week's Momentum, and see how Zak continues to amaze those around him with his ability to capture the perfect shot.

Follow Zak on Twitter!

Foam Day

[LORNE] Foam Day from Alexander Cleland on Vimeo.
5th June, 2012: We gathered for the morning surf check at Lorne Point, then my mates Jack and Moona suggested we hit north Lorne to see if the conditions were right for "Foam Day". The stunning display occurred thanks to the raw swell agitating the water, strong southeasterly winds and over 150 millimetres of rain washing down a large amount of organic material into the turbid waters of Louttit Bay. We only get to observe this phenomenon every few years, and this was the most impressive we had seen so it was a easy choice to wettie up and get the cameras out. I'd like to credit Jack's rad camera skills for the pioneering concept of "foam tunnel" vision that was captured.

Track is "Sail" by Ash Grunwald (originally by Awolnation) from the album "Trouble's Door" (2012).

Tyson Kozuszek | Noosa

Tyson Kozuszek // Noosa from tyson kozuszek on Vimeo.
Little clip of an arvo surf at Noosa, filmed by Dylan Pukall.
Im slowly finding my way around Premier Pro and having fun trying to edit!
hope you enjoy.


"Tyson Kozuszek is a young, creative surfer who blends his expressions through wave riding, music, and design. His positive mindset and overall stoke are inspiring and when he reached out to us to check out some of his work, we decided we needed to dig in a bit deeper to see everything he is up to. What we uncovered is that he is a big promoter of being resourceful to do the things you want in life. There's a lot at our fingertips. Sometimes we just have to think outside the box."

Check out the complete interview at Korduroy TV!
For more of Tyler's work, check out his blog at

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Find The Glide by Matt Pearson

Matt Pearson contact me to publish some information about is project - THE GLIDE.


"Most surfers can probably remember back to the time when they caught their first ride on the unbroken face of a wave, and almost certainly can all recall that first stoke inducing feeling. This is THE GLIDE.

As time goes on, though, and we seemingly progress as surfers, things tend to get a little more complicated.

Influences ranging from fellow surfers at the beach to pro-surfers, and the surfing industry may have affected our attitude and side-track us into ways of surfing which has made us lose touch with the simple pleasure that we seek - that of effortlessly gliding along a wave. I have seen how riding equipment not designed for local conditions (e.g. trying to surf on boards with elf-shoe rocker in the gutless British surf) just leads to frustration and a sense of failure.

Taking inspiration from shapers and surfers such as Bob Simmons, Richard Kenvin, Joel Tudor and many more modern cutting edge shapers, I have tried to reach a happy medium between classic speed and critical turning capability, enabling the rider to engage with The Glide, whilst pushing the limits of performance.

Although beautiful and environmentally friendly, wooden surfboards in the past have not given the same performance characteristics as the modern foam and fibreglass surfboard. They were heavier and stiffer which had an adverse effect on performance.

After extensive experimentation and testing I have designed a wooden board, using only natural materials, that overcomes these two negative traits. My boards are as light and as flexible as the synthetic foam and fibreglass boards.

The paulownia wood and the loofah that is used in the construction is made up of the cellulose fibres, the only difference being the density of the fibres. Mimicking the foam and fibreglass construction, low density loofah is used on the inside of the board as a lightweight, but incredibly strong load-bearing material. The combination of loofah and the more dense paulownia wood outer shell creates a solid , yet light, entirely cellulose, natural structure.

Cross Grain flex
After achieving the task of making the boards light, it was still apparent when riding them that, though being very fast, they lacked the lively feeling of a foam board, due to the lack of flex. Having the right balance between stiffness and flexibility is of course vital in producing a board and that is fast but also responsive.

I found the perfect solution by taking into account the natural characteristics of wood in relation to grain and flex. Wood naturally flexes more across the grain than along it. I kept the front 2/3rds of the board with the grain running lengthways but achieved the flexibility I was looking for by routing out the wood in the tail area and replacing it with crosswise running grain.

By combining all of these features, I have achieved my aim to produce an eco-friendly surfboard which is as light and as flexible as a foam and fibreglass one, that gives you a perfect ride without the bummer of toxic materials on your conscience."

Check Matt's site Find The Glide

CR Cooper Photographer

One of Matt's favourite auto photographers in Australia
Photography by CR Cooper

in, The Waxhead Diaries

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Portuguese Surf Film Festival

Next weekend, from July 6 to 8, Ericeira will host the Portuguese Surf Film Festival.

The event is more than just a film festival and has a big focus of environmental issues and surfing footprint. There will be workshops, conferences, art exhibitions, shaping and testing sessions on wood boards, live music and a lot more.

Full info


Some of the movies screening at the Portuguese Surf Film Festival

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gran Canaria Surf Guide

El Nieto de Greg Noll (Eduardo Panadero) has a new project -
A website with everything you need to know about surfing in Gran Canaria: News and current affairs along with a guide to shopping, schools, camps, shapers, etc.. It will also have a section for photo galleries and a section of resale.

Eduardo's idea is to continue with his blog (El Nieto de Greg Noll) and he hopes that you enjoy! 
Feel free to leave your "likes" and comments!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

9.4 NAT made in France by John Wesley

Handshaped in France

Available in Portugal at Magic Quiver Surfshop

Photo: Benoit Jean

in, Allshewantsisdiamonds


LOSGOGO - "We are designing all the time, we make surfboards, skateboards and wood furniture. Architecture and Design Office based in Santiago, Chile."