Photographer Mike Magers heard that boys in Haiti had started riding waves on wooden planks, using any means necessary to get on the water. An aid worker who also happened to be a surfer discovered them, secured boards for them, and started teaching them the fundamentals. Out of that initial effort, Surf Haiti was born.
VOLCOM’S TRUE TO THIS: CUSHIONY DIMENSION
Volcom delves into the lucid minds of Kurt Vile, Travis Millard, Gemma O’Brien, Dane Burman, Bryan Iguchi and Ryan Burch in chapter 2 of True To This. Kurt also performs an exclusive live track of “Gold Tone”.
WATCH: Ryan Callinan
We’re a sucker for a good, unbranded, just for the fuck of it, clip. Ryan’s support group of filmers Jack ‘Grom’ Taylor and Jay Grant have put together this clip of Ryan throwing himself around the East Coast of Australia.
STRANGE RUMBLINGS WITH DION AGIUS
“This movie took for fucking ever. At least it felt like for fucking ever. It was really only two years, and to be honest it was probably the best two years of my life. I loved every second of getting to work on this film.” – Dion
VIDEO: NOA DEANE ON D’BLANC
Noa Deane is the newest purveyor on D’BLANC and they released the news with this awesome clip.
WATCH: WILDFIRE FULL LENGTH
Wildfire is now live for all to see. The Coffin bro’s, Jay Davies and Yadin Nicol tear apart Indonesia like it’s no ones business. Ditch work for 19mins and get at it.
TEAM AVERAGE 3.0 FILM
For this year’s Team Average adventure we put Stephanie Gilmore, Andrew Allen, Craig Anderson, Dion Agius and Dylan Rieder on a plane and sent them to the island country of Sri Lanka. There they surfed and skated and rode through the verdant hills in a bus helmed by a lunatic.
LENS: DYLAN GORDON
We found this sandy, 4×4-only road and took it pretty deep so that no one could find us and we could just camp for free. Smart idea in a two-wheel-drive van loaded down with dumb toys. We made dinner and passed out early so we could hit it hard in the morning. It was a starry night; there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
KELLY SLATER LAUNCHES OUTERKNOWN
Today, Kelly launches his new endeavor, Outerknown. The clothing company aims to build better, more sustainable products.
TANNER GUDAUSKAS: 7 HIGHS OF LOWERS
The circus that is the professional surfing world tour has descended on Lower Trestles in Southern California, and our friend Tanner Gudauskas has taken the trials win for 2014.
TEAM AVERAGE SRI LANKA: COMING SOON
Next week we launch issue #44 of Monster Children, AKA the Team Average 3 issue. Coinciding with it’s release is a short film chronicling their adventures. Featuring Craig Anderson, Dion Agius, Dylan Rieder, Andrew Allen and Steph Gilmore – check it out here.
NEWPORT BEACH W/ HURRICANE MARIE
Here are some of the photos Drew Martin snapped off behind our office and around town in Newport Beach, California that we shared with our darling Marie…the sexiest fucking hurricane that ever kissed our coast.
VANS GET-N CLASSIC, VOL. 3
Vans have just released their new surf film, Get-N Classic, Vol. 3. Check it out, along with some behind-the-scenes shots by photographers Daniel Russo and Nolan Hall.
Chicken Soup: Ozzy Wright
You’d best check out Ozzy Wright running amok in Bali, sampling some of the finest chicken soup in the land. Filmed by Tyler Bell during a recent Indo adventure.
VOLCOM DOCUMENTARY: VEECO
Veeco: A Volcom Filmmaking Documentary takes a journey through the Volcom film library and goes behind the scenes with the filmmakers and riders as they share tales from Veeco Productions inception to the present day.
A STRANGE CONVERSATION
We sat down with Dion Agius, Creed McTaggart and the man behind Strange Rumblings, Mr Joe G before the Australian premiere on Sunday night at the Sydney State Theatre. The boys were excited to say the least.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT TEAHUPO’O WITH MITCH CREWS
One wave I never want to surf in my life, especially in front of a webcast of millions, a channel of peers and a tower of judges. Mitch Crews as a World Tour Rookie is facing that exact situation.
MOVING UNITS: WINTER SICK DAYS
North Coast NSW – Swell: 3-4ft ESE Wind: 8kts SW. The North Coast NSW has turned it on and it’s not going to pull the plug anytime soon. Call in sick, I’ll write your boss a note.
PRINT AIN’T DEAD: ‘Talk Story’ by Cole Barash
I feel bad for Cole because you can tell he put an enormous amount of effort into making Talk Story, and now he and everyone on the planet is going to have the skin stripped from their bones by a bright, white thermal blast.
Keep the Pace – Mikey DeTemple
Nick LaVecchia took a trip to NY to get some intimate shots of professional surfer, Mikey DeTemple, recovering from heart surgery. Mikey also shared his incredible story with him – a story spanning decades of health problems and surgeries. Get well soon, MD.