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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Duct Tape Biarritz

Duct Tape Biarritz from Elisa Routa on Vimeo.
Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational
Biarritz, September 2012

"Everything is peaceful
And houses are empty
I feel proud and grateful
To live near the sea"

Filmed and Edited by Elisa Routa

Surfers: Joel Tudor, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Jared Mell, Mickey De Temple, Harisson Roach, Ryan Burch, Justin Quintana, James Perry, Clovis Donizetti, Robin Falxa, … and many others present on the event.

Music: Jonsi- "We bought a zoo"
The Withers- "Shoofly Pie"

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Fin boxes are for fags!!! Glass on is for real Bastards!!!

DL Skateboards

Cool Hunting Video Presents: DL Skateboards from Cool Hunting on Vimeo.
It's well known that hiding behind the facades of many buildings in Brooklyn, NY are an endless array of companies producing artisanal pickles and locally designed clothes but rarely can you wander down a street to find a product being made out on the concrete. DL Skateboards is a unique young company that makes custom, handmade skate decks on the sidewalk outside a Greenpoint apartment building and in a retrofitted box truck acquired in New Hampshire. The couple behind the brand, Lauren Andino and Derek Mabra, have been skateboarding most of their lives and their passion and love for the sport drive their small business forward, producing fantastic cruisers modeled after 60's classics. In our latest video we found the couple out on the street shaping decks for one of their final runs before moving to California.

SCOTT SEIVER | California Republic

SCOTT SEIVER - California Republic from Michel Sandy-Borden on Vimeo.
San Diego, CA is home to an untapped reservoir of creativity.
For years, these talented individuals have cultivated and sown their craft into remarkable works of art.
The California Republic series intends to prove to the international community that San Diego is artistically fertile and new talent continues to sprout.

When pairing Scott Seiver with prose, one must consider the artwork above his bed, entitled, "Wake The Fuck Up." It's clear that every morning Seiver pushes himself to create, regardless of the medium. He chose Robert Frost's "THE ROAD NOT TAKEN" to provide the most accurate portrayal of his life's journey.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

Bing in Varberg

Bing in Varberg from NORDICSURFERSMAG.SE on Vimeo.
Surflegend Bing Copeland & shaper Matt Calvani in Varberg, Sweden

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


"Jackson" from Zamora Surf on Vimeo.
Zamora Surf ambassador Jackson O'Connor picking a few high tide waves at Malibu on his custom board built by Ian Zamora

Two Tribes | A Custom Motorcycle & Classic Surfboard Show

Two Tribes - A Custom Motorcycle & Classic Surfboard Show from Curbsyde Productions on Vimeo.
A celebration. For those that enjoy both bikes and boards.

Presented by the Peanut Butter Coast, Stoke Harvester & Twinline Motorcycles.

Additional info available here:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Glide Love Art Show | Opening Day

The opening went very well, with many visitors and a few curious full of questions about the works!
Unfortunately I only have photographs from a few hours before the opening!

    Driftwood Collective - Photography, Surfboards and Skates

    Gustavo S. Costa - Installation and Surfboards | G.U.R.U. Surfboards

Ivo Teixeira - Video

    Daniela Ramalho - Painting and João Sousa - Photography | Le-Joy

    Tiago C. Reis - Photography and Woodboards | Longboard Retro Days

Surf Culture Exhibit | Vantag Galley

Daniela Ramalho
Driftwood Collective
Ivo Teixeira
João Sousa | Le-Joy
Gustavo S. Costa | G.U.R.U. Surfboards
Tiago Cruzeiro Reis | Longboard Retro Days

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Heart & The Sea | Official Trailer

The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.
'The Heart & The Sea' is the third release from independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the creator of the highly regarded left of centre surf films 'Lines From a Poem' and 'Seaworthy'.

Over three years in the making, 'The Heart & The Sea' explores the joy that lies at the very centre of a surfing life: family, friends & a shared intimacy with the sea. Filmed in Australia, New Zealand, France & Spain, this is a gently refreshing & quietly enchanting contribution to the surf film genre.

Beautifully captured and sensitively crafted, 'The Heart & The Sea' features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Alex Knost, Tom Wegener, Sage Joske, Brett Caller, Johnny Abegg, Kassia Meador, Clovis Donizetti, Belinda Baggs, Paul Joske, Ryan Burch, Chris Del Moro, Matt Chojnacki, Jared Mell, Dane Peterson, Harrison Roach & many others.

The song featured in this trailer is called 'Happening For Us' from Community Radio’s wonderful new album Serious Magic, which has just been released on Bandcamp & iTunes. You can find out more about Community Radio here

Thanks to Ben Waters for drawing the titles, & Paul Butterworth for animating them.

Thanks to Patagonia & The Critical Slide Society for their support of this film.

For more information about 'The Heart & The Sea', please visit

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hipwigglers Singlefin Gala 2012

Hipwigglers Singlefin Gala 2012 from karmakaze on Vimeo.
1 - Joe Davies (Jersey, UK)
2 - Sam Bleakley (Cornwall, UK)
3 - Elliot Dudley (Wales)
4 - Jordie Brown (Australia).
5 - Mick Rogers (California), Sam Bleakley

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hang Board | Siebert Woodcraft Surfboards

Hang Board // Siebert Woodcraft Surfboards from
Felipe Siebert on Vimeo.

Camera & Riders // Felipe Siebert & Fábio Siebert
Edit // Fabio Siebert
Canon T2i / Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens / Canon 18-55mm Lens

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Handplane Hoedown Summer 2012

Handplane Hoedown Summer 2012 from on Vimeo.
Korduroy's James Campbell was on hand this past weekend in San Clemente to catch some of the slip sliding action down at the Handplane Hoedown.

For more info on when the next event will be taking place, you can stay up to date here:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Java Afternoons

Sent by email to Longboard Retro days:

Ben Renwick - Hey mate, firstly i would like to say im a huge fan of your blog and read it most days. perfect way to start the day. 
I was hoping you could give some exposure to a friends brand that all the locals here love to support.
A clothing company that gives back to the community and those in need accross the world.
For every item of clothing sold they donate clothing to children in need.

Check out the website for some more info

Also a cool little edit after a clothing drop in indonesia:

Java Afternoons from
bigpanda on Vimeo.
Windy Afternoons In Java.

Zarautz Noseriding Jaia 2012

Zarautz Noseriding Jaia 2012 from mikel Yerobi on Vimeo.


SMOKE RINGS from LEAF on Vimeo.
Jared Mell enjoys a spliff while getting his hair cut...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

To Surf and Protect

Sent by email to Longboard Retro days:

Hi Tiago,

I'm Megan Barry, Communications Associate at International Bird Rescue. We respond to oil spills around the world and save seabirds at our California wildlife hospitals year-round. I wanted to introduce myself and invite you to check out our Executive Director, Paul Kelway's blog post about surfing.
We would love for you to repurpose this post on your blog and/or keep our rescue and rehab work in mind for future posts of your own.

Your support in sharing our work with your readers would mean so much to us, but absolutely everything to the seabirds that come through our doors in weeks and years to come. As Paul says in his post, the ocean is our home as surfers and its their home, too.

All the best!

Reblogged from Bird Rescue:

This weekend, the Malibu Surfing Association is hosting the MSA Classic Invitational and generously invited International Bird Rescue to feature our mission in the contest’s commemorative program, which we’re stoked about.

Being both the director of a bird rescue organization and a surfer, I think a lot about the synergy between my favorite ocean pastime and the birds we work to protect. For many people who ride waves, surfing is so much more than a hobby. It’s a return to wilderness — even when you live in crowded Southern California, as I do. It’s a privilege to connect directly with the power and magic of the ocean environment and the diverse array of life that calls it home.

The desire to give back, to help protect the world’s oceans and their inhabitants, naturally arises from this experience.

I often find myself thinking about how surfers have so much in common with seabirds especially. And I often wonder how many other surfers think this way or notice the array of bird species hanging out in and around the line-up.

In California, you can’t help but notice the Brown Pelicans flying low in single file, using the wave energy to give them a little extra push as they glide just inches above the water. But do surfers look out at the Surf Scoters (a seaduck found on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts) with a new-found appreciation for who really invented the duck-dive? Do they also notice that we’re not the only ones who wake up early and head out on dawn patrol? The shorebirds are always at the water’s edge before I am, and the line-up is already teeming with gulls, terns and some cool pelagic bird species before I’ve caught my first wave of the day.

If I paddle out in high surf or bad weather, I always take a moment to appreciate that these birds are out there whatever the conditions. It’s their home. It’s where they feed. It’s how they survive.

Over the past four decades, International Bird Rescue has saved thousands of birds from oil spills around the world, so we also know that it’s very easy to threaten their survival. It’s not just oil: Injuries from marine debris such as plastics and fishing line account for a high percentage of the thousands of birds that arrive at our rescue centers every year.

As surfers, we have even more motivation for making a difference to issues of marine pollution and ocean debris. After all, this is our home, too. The scale of some of these environmental challenges can often be overwhelming. So it’s so important to re-energize and renew our inspiration to help, even if that help is just in small ways. It may sound overly simplistic, but that inspiration always comes back when I stop to appreciate the seabirds while I’m out catching waves.

So the next time you’re in the line-up or checking out the sets as you prepare to paddle-out, take a moment to look around you. We human beings are not the only surf riders out there. Notice them, enjoy them, appreciate them — from a seabird’s-eye view, so to speak — and, if you feel so inspired, you can help us protect your fellow riders. Find out how at


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bootleg Trailer

Bootleg Trailer from George Trimm on Vimeo.
Trailer for the new Kookbox film.

Film by George Trimm


Harrison Roach
Joel Tudor
Yuta Sezutsu
& John Haffy

With Cameos by:

Richard Kenvin
Joe Roper
Ryan Burch
Justin Quintal
Justin Adams
Brittany Leonard
Alex Knost
Jared Mell
Kameron Brown
Tommy Witt
Tyler Warren

Illustration by Danica Elbertse

Additional FIlming by:

Peter King
Chris Bystrom
Mike Adno
Jordan Blumetti
James Tolerico
Adelya Khurmatullina
Scott Gerrent
Reagan Ritche
Thomas Robinson

Post-Production Assistant
Jason Scallo

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Japanese logger Pippen contacted me to share his new video!!!

WONDER TO ONESELF trailer from
manon film worx on Vimeo.


For more information:

鈴木 俊介

Christensons logs painted an ready to go

in, Captain Fin

Research & Development by TOKEN SURFBOARDS

Sent by email to Longboard Retro days:

Dear Longboard Retro Days,

I've been a huge fan of your blog for awhile now. Your posts and themes are exactly what I dig in surfing. Your blog is one of my daily rituals. I thought I'd share with you some recent video clips I made to go along with a small label of handshaped surfboards I'm shaping in Miami, Florida.
Don't have any longboard videos yet but as soon as we make one I'll send it over to you. This is a mini Simmons video and the other is a small handplane clip. Hope you enjoy and thanks for running a fantastic blog.




Research & Development from
TOKEN Surfboards met up with Chris Leidy in Nicaragua as he was homeward bound after touring the Pacific Islands. He spent two months in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Kauai surfing and shooting underwater photographs. We caught up with him and spent a few days surfing and filming him on his 5' TOKEN mini Simmons.

You can view his photographs at


TOKEN handplanes from
Verano Centro Americano
Having fun bodysurfing and getting closed out.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wooden boards from Greece

Wooden Surfboards - SX Wooden Surfboards began in the backyard of a home minutes from the waves in Santa Marina, Athens,Greece. Stavros Hatzikonstantis combined his love of board sports with a passion for wooden boat-building techniques to create works of art for riding waves that have less impact on the environment and more positive impact on your surfing.The beauty of SX Wooden Surfboards lies in the blend of softwoods, the artful patterns naturally produced by the wood itself. In the future, SX Wooden Surfboards will continue to build custom dream boards and develop new surfboard shapes in collaboration with our customers.

Check out his site

Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 US Open of Surfing | Chris Del Moro

Footage of Chris Del Moro before and during his first heat at the 2012 Pacifico Noseriding Invitational.

Video by: Kyle Chambers

Preparing To Surf In Russia

Preparing To Surf In Russia from Ben Weiland on Vimeo.
Preparing to surf in Kamchatka, Russia with Chris Burkard, Keith Malloy, Cyrus Sutton, Trevor Gordon, and Dane Gudauskas. By Arctic Surf.