Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Church of the Open Sky: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.
'The Church of the Open Sky' is the latest feature length release from award winning independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, creator of 'Lines From A Poem', 'Seaworthy', 'The Heart & The Sea' and 'Gathering'.
Shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, the film features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, CJ Nelson, Alex Knost, Johnny Abegg, Neal Purchase Jr, Jasson Salisbury, Devon Howard and many others.
'The Church of the Open Sky' is a luscious visual love poem that explores gratefully lived surfing journeys. It is a sea soaked celebration of the exquisite preciousness of being alive.
This film is an inspired and endearing representation of the surfing experience, where all participants are worthy and welcomed - to learn, play and grow together - in inclusive, sacred playgrounds beneath 'The Church of the Open Sky'.
World Premiere in Byron Bay, May 2017. World tour dates to follow.
The song in this trailer is called ‘A Final Mantra’ performed by Pepa Knight, from his upcoming album ‘Hypnotized Vol. II’.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
HAND MADE from jonathan may on Vimeo.
A portrait of Mark Rabbidge, a professional longboard surfer through the 80s who shaped many surfboards for champion surfers in the 80s/90s including his wife the 1990 world champ Pam Burridge
Mark lives on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. He has always been connected to the ocean, and is constantly on the pursuit for uncrowded waves. His other passion is cars, and he builds them to suit his unique personality. Whether shaping a surfboard or building a car, the common thread is that they are always one of a kind.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
2017 Board Clips 2 of 6 - The Rincon from McTavish Surfboards on Vimeo.
The Rincon is one of the most popular models slipping out the door of our new Byron headquarters showroom. How come so well appreciated and admired by so many happy wave sliders?
Well, the Rincon satisfies the needs of so many Aussies: An easy paddling, easy wave catching midlength. A board that will handle one-foot dribble all the way to powerful lined-up points at double-overhead. A board you can stuff into the passenger seat, and lock inside your chosen set of wheels. How did the Rincon get born to fill those needs?
Fifty years ago the Shortboard Revolution kicked off in Sydney, Australia. The standard everyday surfboard plunged in length from 9'6 down to 6 feet in two years, globally. A true Phenomenon. That first year, 1967, the shapes revolved heavily around stubby full templates and vee bottoms, as we shapers cautiously tried to maintain paddling volume. But by January of '68, we realised knee paddling was over, and Hawaiian inspired templates with full but pointed noses were far more aesthetic and functional. Hence I spent six wonderful weeks at Rincon in California perfecting the shape, riding an endless long rides from way out on the Indicator all the way through to the beach.
The Rincon shape performed so well that it revolutionised the Californian surfboard industry almost overnight. Old clunky longboards were dumped. Speed and carving were in.
The Rincon today is the act same outline template, the same low rocker, and the same small rounded rails, the same sweet specially designed fin. A true honey from sixty-eight, still sweet and perfect in 2017! - Bob McTavish
ALEX KNOST WILD FIRE from Ocean Street Creative on Vimeo.
AL KNOST // ONE SESSION // BLACKIES // NEWPORT BEACH
Music by: The Pin Heads
Track: Wild Fire
Filmed and Edited by Jarryd Watson @ Ocean Street Creative
Monday, February 13, 2017
Alex Knost walks us through the inspiration behind his contributions to the RVCA Boardroom. Check out the 3 boards shaped by Alex in the latest addition to our boardroom on RVCA.com.
RVCA Boardroom: rvca.com/shop/surfboards
Video footage by Tin Ojeda, out takes from the upcoming film "free jazz vein”
additional footage courtesy of Thomas Campbell, Rick Jorgenson, and Jamie Budge. Music by Glitterbust.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
Three Mornings from CJ Nelson on Vimeo.
Justin Bowers and I shot this during a few days of swell in santa cruz. In this clip I'm riding a couple different boards shaped by Ian Chisholm and Ryan Engle. A full eps Carbon fiber Slasher that Ian and I have been working on for a couple of years and a two poly prototypes that Ryan and I are messing around with. Testing and tuning my equipment in one of the most beautiful, wave rich environments on earth is a dream come true. Im happy to say goodbye to 2016 and open the door to 2017 with inspiration and love on tap. Many blessings to you and your loved ones in 2017. Stay stoked and thanks for watching, BE HERE NOW -cj