Puerto Rico is a square-shaped rock in the middle of the Caribbean. The Spaniards invaded and took the place over back in the 1500s, and today, people from all nations invade the field to take selfies in front of the castle.
Top 7: Top 7 Silver Screen Surf Films
With the Point Break remake already into production and set to hit theatres Christmas Day this year, we thought we’d dig through the archives and compile a list of some of the best movies featuring surf on the big screen for you to binge on before December 25. Take a walk down blockbuster lane here.
SMOKE: Nixon Ultratide
What can your watch do for you? Tell the time? Ha! We pity you and your basic time telling apparatus.
WATCH: Parker Coffin x YWT
Parker Coffin and some very exhilarating air time from Young Wise Tails.
FILM FAN: BROOKS STERLING
There’s a breed of tech-evading photographers out there who shun digital and praise film. Brooks Sterling is one of those people. Listen to him explain his ethos here.
SCHOOL’S OUT SURF TRIP
Liam is a 16 year old photographer who took up the craft in the last year or so. When we asked him if he often skips school if the surf’s good, he replied “of course.”
Barcelona’s Secret Surf Scene
A stubborn surf scene is blowing up in Barcelona, and the culture’s flourishing like crazy. Photographer and designer Emil Kozak and the dudes at ACID magazine give us the scoop on how and why.
Nix Nic Nooley
The year is 2879… The ocean has dried up… The only way to surf is by time travel using a cybotactical head-unit.
PEOPLE: KASSIA MEADOR
Kassia Meador is a busy woman. Luckily she managed to find time to sit down with us in her downtown LA loft and talk about her new wetsuit line, what ignites her creativity, and of course, surfing.
180 DAYS ON WSL TOUR
If I made a short film documenting 180 Days at my job, it would be 178 shots of my computer screen, and 2 of my toes poking out of my bed cover while I was faking a sick day. The production crew for the WSL have it fucking made, if you ask me.
WATCH: BEAUTY POCKETS II
The world is a fucked up place with pockets of beauty.
MR SMITH IS A WORKING CLASS MAN
Jordy Smith’s ‘Working Class’ ticks all the boxes.
WATCH: I CAN ART – STERLING SPENCER
Arguably the best come back since Seabiscuit, Sterling Spencer is back and wants you to watch him surf.
ALL ABOARD THE PALMERA EXPRESS
Move over Endless Summer and Big Wednesday – theres a new surf adventure film in town. Grab your board, throw in a towel and find yourself a seat on the Palmera Express.
MOVING UNITS: THE ISLAND by SCOTT SINTON
When board bags find their way to the airport it’s always a winning formula. No matter how the waves are looking, the levels of excitement beforehand can sometimes outdo the trip itself. But it’s when the moment of anticipation arrives and exceeds those expectations.
KRISTINA PATTERSON: OUTTAKES
We featured some of the profile photos from Kristina’s upcoming book in our latest issue, and now she’s kindly shared some of her favorite outtakes from the shoots with us.
WATCH: ERIC GEISELMAN
Watch Eric’s multi-faceted approach gain him a spot with Vissla. Skate, Surf and Music. Kid’s winning.
LENS: Senegal with Nate Zoller
Recently, Nate Zoller traveled to Senegal courtesy of Roark armed with a board and a camera. Read about his travels and see his accompanying images here.
WATCH: JJF Break your internet, literally.
Bandwidth be gone!
JOHN JOHN FLORENCE WINS VOLCOM PIPE PRO!