A combo of progressive and single fin longboard surfing by Hawaiian pro surfer Nelson Ahina 3. Riding his Nelson Model shaped by Mitsu Design in Hawaii.
Music by King Curtis, Funkdoobiest, Scientist and The Roots Radics
Growing up on the NSW coast, Matt has forged an enviable lifestyle around catching waves and cruising in his 1971 Volkswagen Kombi. Mornings you’ll find him at Sydneys’ best breaks on a longboard, daytimes are spent restoring classic period-vehicles with his Dad at their panel shop, and by night he’s chilling in his ultimate 50s inspired surf-meets-ride garage retreat.
A State of Play follows surfer Drew McPherson and photographer Nathan Henshaw from their home town on the east coast of Australia to the remote desert coast in search of waves. This film explores the idea of staying in a state of play, retaining a childlike curiosity and stoke that youth brings. It showcases the stunning water cinematography of Nathan Henshaw and captures the relationship between a surfer and a water cinematographer making a short surf film. This film is a unique exhibit of light, oceanic elements and celebrates what many surfers spend their whole life chasing.
Directed by: Robert Sherwood
Produced by: needessentials
Cinematography: Nathan Henshaw & Robert Sherwood
Music: Mick Turner - Moth 3
Music: Nick Bampton - A State of Play, Wonder
Surfing: Drew McPherson, Phoenix Wilson, Taj Curran & Nathan Henshaw
"The song 'blue eyed flyer" was written by Rod Deighton, lead vocalist/guitarist of The Black Tooth Grin, as a tribute to his wife Tia. This edit was put together using clips of Tia over the past 6 months mixed with live performances of the song by Rod and his band.