DANE REYNOLDS’ DFR Model.

As Channel Islands will tell you, “DFR” doesn’t stand for Dane’s Fred Rubble. It stands for Dane Freaking Reynolds. It’s no secret that everything Dane touches turns to gold (signature models included). Wasn’t too many kids who, for a time, weren’t riding either a Dumpster Diver or a very similar mould. Then came the chop-tailed Neckbeard and, more recently (and more outlandishly), the Sperm Whale. But Dane’s newest surfboard is a little closer to his first board (the Proton), in that it’s an all-round shortboard.

“Slightly wider forward with just the right amount of flip in the tail,” says Channel Islands. “Which makes for a fast and forgiving board that handles the biggest of airs to the hardest of carves. The bottom is predominately single concave and features an aggressive flip in exit rail rocker. With a single concave and a full rail, Dane chooses to ride his at his own height.” Which, if you’re interested, is 6’0″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″.

The DFR blossoms in knee-high to overhead waves, especially when ridden by an intermediate or expert surfer.

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SHOW AND TELL WITH CRAIG ANDERSON.

Craig Anderson is one of the most relaxed-looking surfers around. But his bag of tricks is hardly relaxed. In fact, it’s the opposite. In DC Shoes’ latest Show and Tell clip, which features the goofy-footer from Newcastle, we get a glimpse into what Craig’s been up to lately.

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Frame Of Mind. Owen Wright.

FRAME OF MIND | EPISODE TWO | OWEN WRIGHT | LIFE IN THE FAST LANE from Dragon OZ on Vimeo.

Owen Wright: Frame of Mind – Life in the Fast Lane takes us inside the head of Owen Wright as he tells us what fires him up in and out of the water. Cars, speed, and big waves.

Dragon releases the second of a four-part series called Frame of Mind: The B-Sides of Life, featuring Mick Fanning, Evan Geiselman, Owen Wright, and Rob Machado. This video collection of short stories is a view into the different sides of the surfer’s personalities.

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Globe’s Electric Blue Heaven.

Today we’re super excited to introduce to you Globe’s Electric Blue Heaven, a short conceptual film featuring Dion Agius carving up the World’s Best Wave Pool. In the middle of a desert mountain range, Globe presents a beautiful production and some incredible surfing.

A few weeks back, Dion Agius and crew embarked on a journey to the Middle East. A journey for waves. A journey that would bring Dion to unleash on the world’s best man made wave. A studio for surfing.

A story was captured. Captured through the lenses of Joe G, DJ Struntz, Beren Hall, and Grady Archbold. Motion & Still. Film & HD. The story will be told through the pages of our global media partners and through this short film directed by Joe G.”

Enjoy the film here below.

GLOBE’S ELECTRIC BLUE HEAVEN from GLOBE on Vimeo.

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International Surfing Day.

Grab your quiver and celebrate…tomorrow marks the eighth annual International Surfing Day. From paddle-outs to beach clean-ups, surf movie nights to mangrove restorations, surfers across the world will be coming together on June 20th 2012 to both celebrate the sport of surfing, and to give something back to the oceans, waves and beaches that give us all so much.

Check out this sick ISD trailer featuring Makua Rothman, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Reynolds and more…

Stay tuned…tomorrow from 10am to 5pm we’ll be giving away prizes every hour on the SurfStitch Facebook Fan Page (click here).

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Here & Now. A Day In The Life Of Surfing.

Shot entirely in one day Here & Now is the latest project by Taylor Steele and Nathan Myers. A great new concept that follows 25 pro surfers, including Kelly Slater, Dave Rastovich, Stephanie Gilmore, around the world in just 24 hours. The quickest turnaround ever, filmmakers were directed to go out to shoot footage and capture the life of a surfer on a nominated day. From the Jungles of Java to the subways of New York City Here & Now has it all…

HERE & NOW Official Trailer from INNERSECTION on Vimeo.

Click here to read Surfing Life’s interview with Nathan Myers and learn a little bit more about the project.

Film premieres on International Surfing Day – June 20th. DVD available from SurfStitch.com early next month.

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San Sebastian Surf Film Festival.

We are one phase past daffodils and the French sun is beaming nicely on the quickly growing European SurfStitch team. Along with the beach, waves, wine and endless supply of dinner parties – summer marks the beginning of Europe’s famous festival season.

The first for us was the ‘San Sebastian Surf Film Festival’. Just a short 40 minute drive south from our European headquarters, a few lucky peeps from SurfStitch were lucky enough to attend the world premiere of ‘Intentio’, an amazing independent surf film directed by our good friend Loïc Wirth.

After the movie we chilled out, and lived the San Sebastian dream – tapas, sangria, the beach and good music. All in the amazing setting of one of Spain’s most beautiful beach city’s.

Check out the Images below and the trailer to Intentio here.

The famous surf cinematographer Jack McCoy!

The man himself, Loïc Wirth.

Spanish Life….

 

Intentio – Trailer from Loic Wirth on Vimeo.

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First Point Featuring Lindsay Lohan.

Premiering yesterday at the Art Basel 2012, a new short film collaboration with pop artist Richard Phillips, legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele… and yes, featuring Lindsay Lohan in a Cynthia Rowley wetsuit.

“First Point presents a postmodern take on the surf film genre through an abstract framework of imagery in which the actress engages in cinema performance tropes inspired by contemporary film noir.”

Although this sounds quite odd, involved in the feature is quite an impressive roll call. Not only the before mentioned Phillips and Steele, but also Kassia Meador as Lohan’s surf double and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk fame doing the score.

It’ll be interesting to see whether this strange clip is actually any good… Let us know your thoughts?

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Kelly Slater Takes Out The Volcom Fiji Pro.

Kelly Slater has claimed his 49th elite tour victory this weekend, taking out the Volcom Fiji Pro over Gabriel Medina in massive four-to-six foot surf at Cloudbreak.

Event No. 4 of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Volcom Fiji Pro finished in an exhilarating fashion, with Slater scoring an 8.33 and a 9.83 in the opening half of the bout to take the win.

The runner-up finish for Medina takes the young goofy-footer from 29th to 13th on the elite ASP World Championship Tour ratings.

Check out the highlights here.

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The Fletchers.

AS+ takes an in-depth look at one of the most influential families in action sports, the Fletcher family from the world of surfing. Herbie Fletcher, his father, Walter, and his sons, Christian and Nathan have helped pioneer new surf techniques and styles for decades. Check out the Fletcher’s incredible story and their love for the art of surfing.

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