‘SIX FILMMAKERS. SIX COUNTRIES. ONE JOURNEY. Innersection Films present another experiment in collaborative filmmaking’
Damn this looks to be amazing! Island connections in Pete Devries, Noah Cohen and Ben Gulliver, can’t wait to see this full length this December.
Cycle Zombies have it figured out. The Stopnik family builds some of the best looking old iron going, and counts surf and skate as crucial parts of the equation as well. With the cool air setting in up here in the PNW, SoCal is looking pretty nice right now… get to know the Zombies better above.
Pretty much the best to do it every time, another killer promo vid from Brixton. A little more ‘shred’ and a bit less ‘chilling’ than usual, there’s also a cameo but the one the only Jason Jessee. Oh, and the soundtrack is damn good also.
‘In The Fortune Wild, a new Sitka Films production directed by Ben Gulliver with support from Pacific Wild, a small group of surfers set out to seek their own kind of riches on some of the most remote beaches of the Canadian coast.
Starring Peter Devries and Reid and Arran Jackson, The Fortune Wild follows an expedition to the far-flung shores of Haida Gwaii, a chain of waveswept, lushly forested islands off the British Columbia mainland. Surfing, camping and foraging for food on the area’s unspoiled beaches, the three surfers step away from the modern world and into a quieter, more attuned and more self-sufficient existence.
As the days pass, their trip becomes more than a picaresque adventure to paddle out into rarely surfed waves—after being granted permission by Haida elders to visit a hidden area of the Haida homeland, the small crew pitches camp to explore and experience a place where people have lived in partnership with nature for thousands of years.’
The Fortune Wild is about the peace and promise of wild places, but it’s also about learning to see the natural world in a more profound and reverent way. Featuring interviews with Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Haida leader and activist Guujaaw and Haida artists Christian White and Gwaliga Hart, it’s a glimpse into a system where tradition and respect for the land are values that can’t be bought or sold. At a time when economic development and resource extraction and transportation are critical issues for the province and the country, The Fortune Wild is a journey into the heart of what matters most.’
Granted we’re biased towards this film: we’re passionate about the coast, and Brendan works with Sitka… that aside, this film looks to be amazing, as Haida Gwaii is truly one of the most magical places on earth.
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New from Van Isle’s Sitka, here’s a new video short shot all on Super 8 film of some of the surf team on a recent trip to Iceland last year. Shot in part by Chris Burkard (who is one of my absolute favourites on the gram), Iceland remains a place I need to visit… like our own Pac Northwest scenery but on another level… plus there’s hotsprings.
Legit surf brand Lightning Bolt has released this lookbook for their spring/summer 2013 collection. With a rich history in the surf world, Lightning Bolt have been doing their thing since the early 70′s, getting a start in Hawaii and recently being relaunched by Jonathan Paskowitz to the N. American and International markets. Staying true to their roots, Lightning Bolt continues to produce quality surf boards and garments that pay homage to their past but continue to push the sport in the future. So many damn good summer looks here, most of which can only be rocked here on Vancouver Island for 6-11 days a year as we rarely see the Cali weather.
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Vancouver Island based and Sitka team rider Peter Devries is featured in this beautifully shot video entitled Outside the Box. The video was produced by Adam Chilton, a Tofino based videographer and features music by Other Lives. Shot on the rugged shores close to Tofino, at one of our many amazing surf locations here on the island, Pete just crushes the waves: barrels, airs, this edit has what you need.
Here is a lookbook to get you stoked on some fun in the sun action, The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) out of Austrailia have released this promo for the Nothern Summer collection for the 2013 season. Seeing as the line is Australian (reverse seasons from NA) they have to rework their collections a bit to fit with the North American markets, hence the Northern Summer 2013 collection. Really digging these guys’ vibe over the last while, laid back, where’s the next wave styles that the 8485 boys can back. Click through for product shots.