( Chromatic )

( Chromatic ) is a new film from Analog that you’ve heard much noise about. Chris ‘Chippa’ Wilson and Nathan Fletcher are the stars, Riley Blakeway is the director. It’s concise (a blunt 22 minutes) and has a 90′s surf film charm to it. There’s no frills. Filmed in Oz, Cali, France, Fiji, Central America and Hawaii, there’s hammers from credits to credits. As Riley says, “because the surfing’s so gnarly in this, especially with bigger airs and bigger waves, I just kinda wanted to let the surfing do the talking. I cut the bullshit.” And the kid ain’t wrong – the surfing is all meat, no fat. Dive in, the water’s warm.

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Dion Agius in a Dubai Wave Pool!

Deep in the Middle East, in a desert mountain range, there is an oasis.  A wonderfully blue oasis.  There are Russian models, a Lamborghini and a perfect man made wave with electric blue water. Heaven on Earth! Perfect for a Globe conceptual short film with Globe conceptual surfer Dion Agius. When the tempo kicks halfway through, you’ll feel it. The frontside varial and air-revs with Kerrupt-style grab are of particular note. Ten points for music, too. Joe G creates magic again. Also captured by DJ Struntz, Beren Hall and Grady Archbold. Watch out for the whole story in Stab Magazine issue 59.  Out now!

Dion has been extraordinarily busy of late, alongside Kai Neville (film auteur) and Mitch Coleborn (Volcom surfer) they have created an eyewear brand. Its name? EPOKHE. Its aim? To exist as something that is theirs, to do whatever they want with. The shades themselves, from what we have seen, are of excellent taste.  Dion wandered into our office the other day, we took some shots, and had a chat.  Just below the second video (which are some out-takes from the wave-pool session), are the photos, he is wearing a Globe tee-o (which will be available in February), and the EPOHKE sunglasses will be available early November.  How exciting!  Enjoy it, friends.

 

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Strange Chronicles in Strange Places!

Tonino Benson stars in Strange Chronicles in Strange Places. The title should be an indicator that there’ll be no divulging of location. But, ‘Nino kinda kills! Doesn’t it make you wanna roll somewhere tropical?

Air Reverse monotony rating: One skull

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Kolohe Andino and Nick Rozsa!

Kolohe Andino’s been land-striken with an ankle injury for a little over two months now. You might’ve forgotten how amazingly the kid surfs (but probably didn’t). This clip, from Lost, should serve as a very good reminder. It was filmed around San Clemente in June, just before Kolohe hurt himself. There’s some really amazing combos in here. We really hopes to see Mr. Andino back in the brine real soon.

Did you know that, after taking a magnificent coke dive, Nick Rozsa boomerang’d with a digital triumph in the form of Homegrown? Neither did we! Until we read Stab Magazine Issue 59′s bio of Rozsa that is. He and filmer/editor, Chris Papaleo, dominated online for some time with the series, and have now launched a new clip set in the form of Harvest. Above is Harvest Y, but you can check out Harvest X here and keep your eyes glued here for Harvest Z.

Oh, and here’s a Salty Beards clip from Mexico.

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Kustom Airstrike – Webisode 4 / 4

Yes!  Here it is. The fourth webisode of Kustom’s Airstrike webisode series. Obviously this is the best one, the climax, the epitome! Matt Meola was injured by this point of the trip, having bounced off the reef (using his skull to break the fall), but his absence is very noticeable.  However, Ryan Callinan, Chippa Wilson, Albee Layer and John Florence (and especially that last man) push the limits of what is an acceptable height for aerials. Check out the Kustom Airstrike site here.  The only sad thing is, this is the last episode.  We weep.

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Wilko, Droid, Creed, and pals.

Oo-wee!  There are some fun clips emerging of late!  Take a gander at the following.

Firstly.  Just before the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Matty ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson  cruised through the Mentawais.  And scored a lotta lefts.  Isn’t it grand seeing the jester letting loose in decent waves!  We much prefer that then seeing unreached potential in below-par, contest slop.  It’s so great, and riveting!  More at Out2Brunch.

Secondly.  West Oz and Orange County couldn’t be more different, really. But they both feature in this Matt Tromberg clip. As do Andrew ‘Droid’ Doheny, Creed McTaggart, Beau Foster and Daniel Shea. This is kinda excellent! It’s long and full of good stuff. Waste some time watching it then go surfing.

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Oo-wee Dane Reynolds! And, more!

Oow-ee, a new Dane clip? The waves are mini (just like the filmer!) but it isn’t as if that makes his surfing any less riveting. If celebrating any ounce of recent footage that features this man is wrong, then we don’t wanna be right. This one’s called entitled and is soundtracked by Tyvek’s Bicycle Fantasy 1. Here is the link!

GO WATCH IT HERE.

GO WATCH IT HERE.

GO WATCH IT HERE.

GO WATCH IT HERE.

 

Oh, and you want some more clips for your Sunday viewing pleasure?  Dive in, here.  Have a great weekend!

Matt Meola, and Albee Layer!

Gabriel Medina!

Evan Geiselman!

Clay Marzo!

 

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The 2012 Kustom Airstrike – Webisode Three

Did you enjoy the first two Kustom Airstrike webisodes?  Y’just wait until you see this one.  This instalment is tilted a little more towards the traditional side of surfing.  There are barrels!  And turns!  Featuring the same all-star cast, you know them, John Florence, Ryan Callinan, Chippa Wilson, Albee Layer and Matt Meola, this is probs worth a re-watch.  There is one more episode to follow, so don’t be too sad.  Head over to the Airstrike site here, if you wish.  Oh, and by the way, whilst it errs on the traditional style of surfing, there is a lot of innovation in here as well, don’t fret.  Did you see Chippa’s grab-rail?  Oo-wee!

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The 2012 Kustom Airstrike – Webisode 2

Guess what, pals?  Webside Two is here!  And, it’s better than the first.  The 2012 Kustom Airstrike (led by film auteur, Kai Neville) is heading for a glorious climax.   Following the high-flying antics of John Florence, Ryan Callinan, Chippa Wilson, Albee Layer and Matt Meola, this series (which is gaining digital steam) is progression in video form.  Wouldn’t dive in expecting a 100 percent make rate though.  But, the commitment!  And the disregard for physical health!  And, the height!!  That’s not to say some amazing things aren’t landed, though.  John lands two aerials, just after the two minute mark, which are kinda scary. Chippa throws in a mean backside roter with a lot of extra sizzle.  And there are many other wild ol’ spins, and some mind-blowing inversions.  Reckon you can guess who is going to take the $50K cheque at the end?  Just click play, we know y’wanna!

Check out the Kustom Airstrike site here.

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Unreal 24 Hours

The last 24 hours has been great.  A+ clips are dropping everywhere, and it is making your friends here, well, at least a little ecstatic.  Here are our top five!  Oh, and they ain’t in order.  

Sterling Spencer certainly has a knack for getting inside people’s heads. For those who dig his humour, this may be some of his best work. In this ep of Hi, How Are You? Sterling overdubs Occy’s crowd mingling, Mick Fanning’s warm-up routine, and manages to get some of his own surfing in. And, it’s really, very good surfing.

Alex Gray, a relative unknown, packs some steam train barrels and has cross-shore sizzle to boot.  His most recent clip contains footage from down in the wave haven of Mexico, doesn’t it make you wanna book a flight?  Check out Alex’s site, Turkey Melthere.

Laurie Towner, in this modern age, is almost a media recluse.  He pops up every so often but makes no attempt to hustle society and online portals.  Every so often we see him in the middle of a thick swell at well-known rhino-chasing spots, but lately he is been rather silent.  However, he appears!  Here Laurie is surfing near his home, at an almost Box-esque slab that he has absolutely dialled.  This vid is cut by Caleb Graham really well, we love it!

One of the better trailers we have seen, ( Chromatic ), is a new film from Analog, featuring Chippa Wilson and Nathan Fletcher, directed by auteur Riley Blakeway. Stylistically, it’s the unofficial evolution of Chippa and Riley’s last venture, NOW, with equal parts of brave dog/air beast Nathan and wizard/technician Chippa. Filmed over the course of a year in Australia, California, France, Fiji, Central America and Hawaii, this is our first peek of what’s to come in September. If this trailer doesn’t have you pumped both to go surfing and for the movie itself, not much else will. Between Nathan storming through Cloudbreak and Chopes, and Chippa’s roters/airdrops/bigspins, we’re expecting hammers from opening to end.

Have you heard of Kai Otton?  He has got an aerial game!  Riding small, fun-looking waves may not be the best training for Chopes but it is productive none the least.  And fun!  Y’seen turns like the ones at clips-end? We haven’t seen many.

Now tell us you didn’t enjoy that!  It was great, wasn’t it!

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