While rolling through California last summer for various ASP events, French surfer, Pauline Ado, scored some fun waves in San Clemente, California. Pauline’s smooth style flows perfectly with our local point breaks.
Rémi Blanc @riblanc
Pauline Ado – @paulineado
“Light & Amp” – Aerial
Although competitive surfing has its place, it’s still a blast to see the best Tour surfers ditch their jerseys and thrusters and experiment a little. Case in point is this just under two minute Dimity Stoyle edit. I can’t get enough of the smooth lines she draws on a short single fin. In Dimity’s own words… “This is a new model single fin I helped design with MS Surfboards and it’s the best Summer board EVER!!!!”
Francesco Thilo Sili
Dimity Stoyle – @dimity
Dimity Stoyle – Vimeo
Stephanie Gilmore in France, October 2014. The combination of Steph Gilmore’s incredible style and Morgan Maassen’s timeless approach to filmmaking is tough to beat. Whether riding waves or filming them, we’re big fans of both of these talented individuals.
A Film By
Stephanie Gilmore – @stephaniegilmore
Morgan Maassen – @morganmaassen
“Humming Fields” by Colleen
16 year old Gold Coast surfer, Holly-Daze Coffey, threads some clean barrels, lays down some solid rail work, and as the title indicates, punts and lands some impressive air-reverses. The young Australian is surely one to watch as women surfers continue to push the boundaries of performance surfing.
A Film By
Holly-Daze Coffey – @hollydazecoffeyyy
Jason Muir, Jackson Coffey, Jason Coffey
“Architecture” – Manor
Professional surfer, Tatiana Weston-Webb, travels to a remote island in Tahiti with pro surfers Anthony Walsh, Tika Smith, and brother Troy Weston-Webb. On an island in the middle of nowhere, Tatiana finds empty waves, crystal clear water, and a love for how simple life can be. Wish you were here…
A Film By
Body Glove Entertainment
Tatiana Weston-Webb, Anthony Walsh, Moorea “Tika” Smith, Troy Weston-Webb
Scott Smith, Greg Browning, Anthony Walsh, Brent Bielmann
“Wake Me Up” – Fademan & Oleg K Featuring Lime Kid
“Time” – Kasket Club
“Violent Young” – The Analog Affair
“First time at Mullaghmore for me. I can’t wait to go there again and get better and bigger waves.” – Justine Dupont
Justine Dupont is without a doubt one of the best all-around surfers on the planet. She can throw big frontside airs on a shortboard, noseride like crazy on a longboard, and her big wave surfing is quickly becoming legendary. To top it off, she’s one of the nicest individuals you cold possibly meet.
One thing I’ve noticed about many of my favorite surfers is how they can jump on just about any type of equipment and skillfully ride waves without missing a beat. Longboard stylist, Kassia Meador, is one of those multi-faceted surfers who can surf anything from a high-performance thruster, to a retro-styled twin fin, to a traditional single fin log. I’m not sure if she still rides them, but a number of years back, Kassia began riding a thin, finless, wooden board known as an Alaia.
If you’ve ever seen someone surf an Alaia, you’ll quickly realize that it is a completely different way to ride waves. I’ve seen many people give it a go, only to return to the sand deflated that they either couldn’t catch a wave or the ones they did catch resulted in wipeout after wipeout. For those who push through the initial challenges, however, the reward is a feeling of unadulterated speed, glide, slide, and freedom. On this particular wave in Encinitas a few years back, Kassia Meador glides into a fun, lined-up, glassy left. It’s really fun to watch the nuances that come into play on finless boards—case in point, the subtle drifting Kassia employs as she heads into her 360-degree spin. Landing a floater on an Alaia is no easy task, but Kassia effortlessly pulls one off to finish her ride.
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Since Seea launched their brand a few years back, their products and imagery has struck that difficult balance of being both cutting edge while at the same time reflecting on days gone by. In this clip covering their 2014 Collection, the Seeababes took a trip to Mexico and scored some amazing surf and lots of fun.
“Surf movies are filmed all over the world, but usually it’s Americans, Australians, and/or Europeans traveling to exotic locals and talking about what they are seeing, and it’s rare that the filmmakers bother to interview the local people who are born and raised in these locations or capture their daily experiences of living and surfing there year-round. La Maestra (The Teacher) is unique in that it’s a story about a local woman, told entirely in Spanish with English subtitles, through our character’s own voice, not the voices of outsiders. Our cameras follow Mayra throughout her day, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the life of this young Mexican teacher and surfer who was born and continues to live and work in her tiny, remote village. La Maestra (The Teacher) is an important film because it features a strong Latina woman role model that will appeal to everyone. There is no surf media hype, no surf company sponsors, and no surf industry to spoil the soul of this film, but it also means we have to raise the money entirely on our own. So please donate if you have not done so.”