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Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in review from Deus Bali

"When you look at the concept of one year strictly as a period of time passing, it seems pretty arbitrary. Our planet's complete orbit around the sun equals 365 day and nights, which leads us on a journey through 12 months and 52 weeks….or 52 weekends, whichever way you want to look at it.

Wherever in the world you are, once that clock strikes midnight on the 31st of December, we as the human race undertake a new embarkation into another arbitrary period of time. Yes, on paper and for general organizational purposes, 365 days is used to quantify 'one year'…but it's really what you accomplish, experience and change in that time that really means something isn't it?"

in, Deus x Machina

Scotty Stopnik for Captain Fin Co.

Scotty Stopnik from Madison Dyer on Vimeo.
Scotty Stopnik for Captain Fin Co.
Artist: The Beatles
Song: Octopuses Garden

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Old Skool" Surfboards

How It's Made by Discovery Science Channel

Freedom To Foam by Cyrus Sutton

Freedom To Foam Opening from on Vimeo.
The opening sequence of Cyrus' 2011 film "Freedom to Foam," features some of California's best loggers who shred and shape. Set to a mellow/modern soundtrack, this surf flick has never been released outside of Japan and is available along with a limited edition Korduroy T-Shirt and Sticker Pack for contributions over $50 to our Kickstarter campaign to fund our next year's shows.

Check out this and other cool prizes:


Tyler Warren
Joel Tudor
Ryan Burch
Skip Frye
Alex Knost
Micah Wood
Tanner Prairie
Josh Hall
Mikey DeTemple
Dave Allee

in, Korduroy Tv

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mike Hynson, Co-Star of "The Endless Summer", Resurfaces With Tales of the Brotherhood

The Surfer Who Came In From the Cold
Whatever happened to The Endless Summer co-star Mike Hynson? A lot, much of it bad, starting when he got mixed up with the notorious Laguna Beach drug-smuggling ring known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.

See full article in, Boda Surf Family Blog

The Soap Bar

After the 'Tracking' trip just a few months ago, Tyler Warren did his thing, spent some time in the confines of the shaping bay and left us (Deus) with a trio of foam-craft before his departure. Three 5 foot "Bars of Soap" now sit in our showroom racks, adding a bit of color and smooth Mini Simmons lines to the array on offer.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Insane Wood Work

 Greg Wheeldon from Brisbane has been busy at it again. Lots of detail once again. Great to see the effort he puts into his boards.
" I finished a new 8’ Mal for myself, and pick it up from the glasser on Xmas Eve.  Once the sting goes from the cyclone swell, I will be christening the new board."
" The board is 8’ x 21 1/2 x 2 1/2, paulownia and western red cedar, with a woven bamboo feature panel in the nose and tail pads.  Glassed on fin with a checker pattern to match the deck detail."
 "Another one for the quiver.  Hope to see you out at Currumbin over the Xmas New Year break."
"My son is finishing a 6’ retro pintail with a rising sun radial pattern in the nose.  I’ll send you photos, when complete."

Greg Wheeldon.
in, Wooden Surfboards

Monday, December 26, 2011

Summery Loggery | A Patagonia Short by Nathan Oldfield

Summery Loggery: A Patagonia Short from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.
This is a short for my friends at Patagonia, featuring Johnny Gill & Sean Finnelley getting some crispy little summery peelers at their local.

I cut this piece to a song called ‘Heimat Sterne - A suite in 3 movements' by my mate Brendan Berlach. You can seek more of his joyous work at

Thanks for watching a thing for

More at

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Joe Bauguess shaper|inventor of the first Mini Simmons

Joe Bauguess Inventor of the very FIRST Mini Simmons had a few moments to tell us the history behind the shape and its natural progression into surfboard design. To learn more go to Filmed by Matthew Roybal

DRAIN - A Dogbowl Short by Jake Janisse


The Dog Bowl, originally known only to the most hardcore DogTown crew, was located in Northern Santa Monica - The Dogtown crew had their own pool that they could skate in peace. "Dino's Dog Bowl" was shortened to just "The Dog Bowl." A teenager with terminal cancer asked his father to drain the family pool on their huge estate overlooking The Brentwood Country Club Golf Course. Some of the most famous photographs in skateboarding were shot at the Dog Bowl. Tony Alva is credited with doing the first front side aerials at the pool in the fall of 1977. It was named "The Dog Bowl" because there were dogs always hanging out at the pool. On any given day over the summer of 1977 most of the entire DogTown crew were at the pool. Some of the best skating sessions EVER took place there.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The work of a wood craftsman

 Craig Cater lives down Nimbin way in the northern New South Wales hills. He has just sent me (Wooden Surfboards) a link to his site and these great shots of a couple of boards he has been building.

"Heres a few pix of my latest boards which I've been working on in tandem for the last few months.
Both are the same design & dimensions modelled on McCoy's designs."

6ft 4 inch x 20 inch  x 3 inch
17inch tail
13 1/2 inch nose
Wide point - 3 inches behind halfway
Bottom - 4mm convex
Fins -  one board has glassed on thruster setup
Other board has 10 inch fin box & side fin plugs

Skins -  5mm paulownia,  silky oak , red cedar , huon pine
Ribs -6mm paulownia
Spine - 5mm marine ply
Parquet mandalas - huon, silky, black wattle, camphour, paulownia & red cedar
Fins - Tasmanian Sassafras  - Huon pine , red cedar - epoxy coated
Finish- kinetix epoxy lam & fill coat - polyester finish coat -wet sanded to 2500 grit , buff & polish
Inside of board -  sealed with varnish

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's all about the glide

photography and shape by Daniel Costa

40 years of the BONZER by Miguel Barreira

Drift Surfing just posted a great feature on the 40 years of the Bonzer. The article was an original idea of Portuguese photographer, Miguel Barreira, who also took the amazing photos that go with it. Miguel asked Malcolm to write down forty notable things, divided in four categories, to represent the forty years of the Bonzer.
The result is awesome, a genuine and personal view on the Bonzer and people involved.

You can read the feature HERE

The beautiful photos on the feature deserve a place of its own, so I'm posting them here so you can have a better view on them.

Great work Miguel!


THE THINGS I CARRY: Jeff Beck from FLY CANVAS on Vimeo.
FLY CANVAS presents the first episode of THE THINGS I CARRY featuring Jeff Beck of Nine Lights Surfboards. In this signature short, we sit down with the wood wizard to figure out what he carries. Listen and learn as he shares his insights on the importance of staying creative, true and passionate no matter what the path may be.

Everyone Carries Something.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tipping Barrels

Tipping Barrels takes you into the deep wilderness in the northern temperate rainforest along the border between British Columbia, Canada and Alaska. Brothers Arran and Reid Jackson enjoy the diverse scenery, wildlife and waves as they learn more about this global treasure. In addition to the adventure, the video provides a look into the environmental issues that the region faces.

Tipping Barrels from Sitka on Vimeo.
Tipping Barrels - Journey Into The Great Bear

‘Tipping Barrels’ is a unique combination of surfing and environmental journalism that follows surfers Arran and Reid Jackson on a trip into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where they learn more about the region and the issues confronting it.

Directed by Ben Gulliver

Produced by Rene Gauthier and Michael Reid

Filmed by:

Ben Gulliver
Ian McAllister

Cineflex Provided by Sherpas Cinema:

Dave Mossop
Eric Crosland
John Trapman
Malcolm Sangster

Helen Interview by Michael Reid

Underwater by Jason Sturgis



in, Korduroy Tv

Phil Edwards

ENTREVISTA A PHIL EDWARDS from Capitan Surfocker on Vimeo.

Flex Pigs Fins

Balsa and Cedar guns by Joe Bauguess

Joe also makes, from scratch, Balsa wood and redwood big wave guns.
A shapers shaper, Joe’s been shaping for almost 50 years now. 
The gallery below will take you from balsa wood planks and redwood 
fence planks to a full on hand shaped Balsa and Redwood Gun.

He may be credited with the Mini Simmons design but Joe is also
a keen shaper and board builder of all sorts of craft such as these 

Sunday, December 4, 2011


MACHINE from matt machine on Vimeo.
Director - Mat Harrington
Editor -  Ceinwen Berry
DOP - David Rusanow & Paul Mason
Music - Surya Bajracharya & Karuna Bajracharya
Post - Defintion Films - David Gross
VFX - Bryn Farrelly
Colourist - Trish Cahill
Sound - by Huzzah - Andrew Plain
Additional Music - Cameron Bruce
Graphics - WeBuyYourKids -

Special Thanks: Sophie Lee, Cameron Wintour, Damien Drew, Cath Muscat & Patches.

Flake & Flames - Teaser (California)

Flake & Flames - Teaser II (California) from The Pixeleye on Vimeo.
Second teaser of the upcoming Kustom Kulture movie "Flake & Flames" with international artists like Dirty Donny, COOP, The Pizz, Dan Collins, Von Franco, Bob Spina, Cole Foster, Robert Kruse, Kutty Notebook, Big P... out on DVD in 2012!

Check out the "Behind the Scenes/Making of" video:

...and the Hot Rod Shooting by Dirk Behlau, too:

Producer: Jesper Bram
Director of Photography: Dirk Behlau
Directors: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Filmed by: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Edited by: Dirk Behlau
Soundtrack by: The Dynotones,
Shot with: Canon 5D Mark II & Canon 7D

Manufacturing Stoke

MANUFACTURING STOKE from misfit pictures on Vimeo.
misfit pictures presents...

For more information,

contact: misfitpic at hotmail dot com

a little of last week!