‘Each year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet. Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June 2014, the wild terrain of Kamchatka, Russia, was chosen to host this uncommon event.’
A 45 min experimental film shot entirely on Super 16mm – this looks to be as rad as it gets, and it features a host of dudes we respekt like Trevor Gordon and Scotty Stopnik.
Summer 2014 offering from Finisterre for both men and women, functional basics from one of our favourite labels out. The line just keeps getting bigger and better, well deserved growth and exposure for a brand doing it right. Click through for more both series.
A triumph of filmmaking by Deus, head over to their site and donate an email address now to watch the full-length I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night, teased and previewed all year by the multi-continent brand. A stunning tour through Bali via longboard, skate, moto and deep stand-up barrels, props to Deus for this vision and production and to Harrison Roach and Bryce Young for the timeless shred.
Longform short piece on Cycle Zombie’s Scotty Stopnik, a philosophical overview of the family’s take on skate/surf/moto culture. ‘It’s a lifestyle many try to embody but few have such a natural and honest approach to the culture and passion this brotherhood share’ – well put by Desillusion.
Forthcoming from Marcus Paladino and his Tuff City cohorts, here’s the trailer for Kooks 3, the final instalment in his trilogy of surf films for the rest of us. And while there’s been a healthy dose of regular-folk surfing in the previous editions, there’s also some top-quality ripping by Pete Devries, Noah Cohen and the Raddysh bros. Stoked for the full film, coming soon.
‘Behind The Tide is a surf documentary showing a different perspective of the surf culture with independent people getting involved in shaping, glassing, photography and surf art. It explores the nostalgia and the surfers connections using surf crafts from the past in our modern days.’
Desillusion Magazine presents this look at California’s Iron & Resin, a mainstay here on the site:
‘Based in the heart of Ventura, a town literally fuelled by waves and gasoline. Iron & Resin is the product of several friends, immersed in a culture of motorcycles and point breaks. A culture where man builds with his own hands and the only thing that counts is living in the moment. ’Brother of the Weird’ presents an insight into the brand with co-founder Thom Hill.
This short film is based on the article “Behind The Desk – Iron & Resin” published in Desillusion Magazine 45, Tome 1.’