‘The first episode of Cool Companies explores the inner-workings of Captain Fin. Captain Fin started in a garage is Oceanside, California, by Mitch Abshire, focused on “designing unique surfboard fins that feature performance based templates and art designed by the most talented of surfers and artists.” Now out of the garage and in to an 8,000 square foot warehouse (but still in Oceanside), Captain Fin has expanded in to making wetsuits, clothing, as well as a few awesome collaboration projects including a Captain Fin X Vans Shoe line.’
Damn, my kind of video. Bleak, dark, cold, Jon Hopkins soundtrack, 5mm suits, and Oli Adams slowing it down for the barrel. Reminiscent of Mickey Smith work, great stuff from C-Skins.
Here is a look at the latest for the fall/winter 2014 season from classic surfboard and apparel brand Lightning Bolt. What to do when your a warm weather/water surf brand and you need to release a FW collection? Well you add some knit sweaters and flannels to the regular array of great graphic tees, hoodies, shirts and shorts, grab some bros and babes and hit the beach!
Meant to post this last week, better late than never… recap video of the 3rd annual Wheels & Waves event host by the Southsiders. Biarritz (and that whole section section of coast) is a place I’d like to visit one day soon, tying that trip in with W&W might not be such a bad idea.
Scotians Mike Bromley and Dean Petty show that classic logging style in the most chilleur of ways, vintage trucks and moves in the water, a really inspiring 4 min of surf filmmaking.
‘No place like home. After giving up on the ‘Californian Dream’, Dean Petty returned east to the tight-knit scene of Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, a place he grew to love growing up. Desillusion Magazine presents ‘In Search of Dean Petty’, an exclusive short film by wild photographer Kealan Shilling. Shot entirely on Kodak Tri-X Super 8.’
As a Scotian boy who became a west coaster, I need to get back to my birthplace for a session someday soon – beautiful short by Desillusion.
‘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.