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.
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.
Raph Bruhwiler surfs and hunts on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This video captures the action of both undertakings, but more importantly, the beauty of the settings. This is the real west coast, get outside.
Even though they’re based across the Atlantic in St Agnes, Cornwall on the southeast tip of England, this is a brand (lifestyle) that looks right at home on 84/85. Without scribing our own involvement and past in cold water surf on the west coast, safe to say we the undertaking decently well, and the necessary gear that comes with it. Finisterre puts the whole package together: hi-functioning gear with a transparent production path, gorgeous documentation of their adventures, and a dynamic website that shows off all aspects of a dynamic brand. Really stoked to have stumbled upon these guys (via the beast) and will definitely be checking back in regularly.
This coming week marks the debut of Groundswell, a film produced by Patagonia in conjunction with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. The goal of the documentry is to raise further awareness about resisting the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project, something your 84/85 boys feel very strongly about. From Jeremy Koreski, who shot throughout the 10 day journey along the coast,
‘I was amazed by the amount of life we saw there in such a short period of time—from sailing with a pod of orcas to sharing a river full of salmon with a mother grizzly and her two cubs, each day presented something special.’
‘I don’t believe that Canada should risk its coastline, wildlife and ocean for the sake of oil. I’m not going to kid myself by thinking we can live without oil, but we need to start looking at alternatives. On the Great Bear trip, I realized that even though I’ve spent most of my life on the coast, I’ve explored very little of it. I’d like to see so much more with having to worry about a major oil spill ruining this beautiful place.’
If you live on the west coast you can check out the film as follows:
Thursday November 1 – Shelter Restaurant Tofino
Friday November 2 – University of Victoria David Lam Auditorium
Saturday November 3 - Science World Vancouver
Wednesday November 7 – Patagonia Seattle
Thursday November 8 – Patagonia Portland
Saturday November 10 – Mill Valley at Proof Lab
Tuesday November 13 – Patagonia Santa Cruz
Thursday November 15 – Patagonia Ventura Tin Shed Courtyard
Saturday November 17 – Patagonia Cardiff
Saturday Dec 1 – Pender Island, BC
It’s Monday, you’re back at work and summer is almost over (although here on the west coast it seems like it might keep going forever). There’s a good chance your motorcycle trips for the season are behind you, and that’s a tough reality to accept, 6 months of grey, cold, snow and rain until we can do it again. So here’s 4 vids to keep you occupied while you remember the good times over the past few months and the adventures yet to come. Sourced from Bolts, 4Q, LLTK and Cycle Zombies.