sábado, 8 de dezembro de 2018

quarta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2018

Bill Stewart - the true father of the modern longboard

Photo : Bill Stewart via Stewart Surboards

Bill Stewart, better known as “Kentucky’s Greatest Surfer”, was born in Bowling Green KY in 1951
In 1978, Bill started his own label “Stewart Surfboards” and opened the first shop in Laguna Beach. By himself, Bill hand painted, hand shaped, took orders, and sold airbrushed T-shirts & hats in his tiny Laguna Beach shop. Marrying his lovely bride Christy, and becoming the father of a son and daughter were events that sparked a new found determination and work ethic in his business and the craft of board building. As his notoriety in the surfing world grew, he put together a surf team that at the time included names like Mike Parsons, Pat Allen, Shane & Gavin Beschen.
It was in the mid 80’s when Bill’s inventive mind, came up with the idea that would be the one of the greatest achievements of his distinct surfboard designs. He was after a longboard that would go faster and turn harder than what current longboard designs were capable of. The result of that search was the beveled rail Hydro Hull that had a distinctive single to double concave bottom and a 2+1 fin setup. To this day, the Hydro hull is still a proven design standard for the modern longboard.
With the success of the Hydro Hull, Stewart Surfboards grew exponentially and Bill opened a larger shop in his favorite surf town of San Clemente. The shop has been at that same location for 28 + years. It’s just a short drive up the coast from San Onofre and Trestles.
“We are the Kings of Customs” Bill likes to say, and “Everyday we prove that by building the Best”. Bill has himself shaped over 40,000 boards in his career, and Stewart Surfboards has produced over 100,000 boards since the start of the company.
Bill Stewart – An Artist, Shaper, Inventor and Surfer with no stopping in sight.

Short Stories

A surf film about resurrecting the old school mentality that the surfers before us embodied.
A little bit of this a little bit of that. A Surf FLick by Wiley Archbold. Thank you to San Onofre Surf Co. For making all this possible
Featuring Barret miller, Andy Nieblas, Noah Cardoza, Nick Melanson, Justin Adams, Brock Thompson, Hallie Rohr, C.j. Nelson, Kyle Perez, Tommy Witt, Makala Smith, Mike Lay, River Covey, Brendan Sepe, Karina Rozunko, Joe Davies, Max Caldwell, Daniel Graham, Shane Macpherson, Carlos Rochas, Carson Frank, Ben Cardoza.

terça-feira, 27 de novembro de 2018

Coffs Coast Longboarding - Brett/Tia/Lauren (25.11.2018)

Brett, Tia and Lauren, Longboard, slackline and Yoga their way through a weekend on the Coffs Coast. Music by Ralph G "anthem for the hard rock" Jamendo.com copyright free. Camera Panasonic Lumix fz2500 full hd 50fps

terça-feira, 20 de novembro de 2018

First Love

When the first swells of winter hit the French coast, we met Adrien Toyon around Biarritz to see how the banks were working. With the tide and waves getting better, he took us to a lonely left he had been surfing lately.
He opened his car trunk and waxed an old 5’10” Lighting Bolt twin shaped by Graham Smith.
“That was my first ever surfboard. When I was 9 years old, my parents gave me for Christmas, almost 20 years ago. I found it again in my parents house in Reunion Islands and I brought it here. Then it spent some long time in my garage looking at me hahaha…That single concave and sharp lines were perfect on this day. Never thought I was going to surf this board again, and even more in this kind of waves.”

Waves were firing and, as Adrien’s surfing can demonstrate, board choice was on point.
Filmed and edited by Martxel Txintxurreta
Music: Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.
Supported by deflowsurf.com

quinta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2018

Kai Sallas | Test Riding for New Longboard Brand in 2019!

Professional longboarder Kai Sallas test riding his new 9’0 x 22 x 2 5/8 longboard shaped by Tommy Maus, who is Donald Takayama’s ghost shaper for the last 20+ years. Kai’s designing and testing out new boards for his new longboard brand starting in 2019. Stay tuned!
Music: Unleash My Halo - Sum Wave

Dane Gudauskas Test Rides Channel Islands All-New CI Fish

Watch Dane Gudauskas test ride Channel Islands Surfboards’ Next Gen “fish” shape, simply called the CI Fish. This new model is thinned-out and tuned-up for added performance, making it a versatile craft that can energize your average grovel sesh one day then have you screaming down-the-line on clean, head high points the next.

Emerick Ishikawa

Tubular rides and stylish glides with Emerick Ishikawa and his own hand shaped 6'8" Double Ender.

Song: Breakfast in Bed
Music by : soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale
Instagram : www.instagram.com/jeffkaale/

quarta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2018

Oceantree - The Journey of Essence

"A film by a passionate young Japanese surfer. So nice to have spent some time with him and share my boards and ideas with him on his journey."

terça-feira, 13 de novembro de 2018

ON IT: Nic Von Rupp & Lisbon Portugal

The Güero

"The Baja California Peninsula is not the typical surf destination for someone like me who comes from the old continent. Open spaces, endless roads, contrasting colours and atmospheres. A slice of heaven where it's still possible to enjoy the adventure of a real surf trip." - Alessandro Ponzanelli
Film & Edit: Jacopo Cosmelli. Rider: Alessandro Ponzanelli. Music: Giovanni Briganti. Still photos: Filippo Maffei

Surf Fight Classic - Studio 540, by Joel Tudor & Doubles LTD

Filmed by Doubles LTD, Ryan Cannon, Ryan Donahue and Ryan Rosas. With thanks to Vykki and Studio 540.
In order of appearance: River Covey, William Hennessey, Barrett Miller, Noah Slawson, Jen Smith, Hallie Rohr
Avalon Gall, Tara Franz, Sky Blumenfeld, Patrick O’Connor, Tosh Tudor, Wayne Lynch, Joel Tudor , Nick Melanson, Tommy Witt, Zack Flores, Ryan Burch , Noah Shimabukuro