If there is one documentary every surfer on the planet is waiting to watch, it has to be this one. Andy Irons was a force of nature – Wild, unrelenting and unpredictable, but his surfing was a thing of beauty! He had a massive impact on the world of professional surfing, going from the wild child to a three time world champion and becoming Kelly Slater’s greatest rival at a time when no one could compare to the 9 time world champ. When you see the emotion from everyone in this film you realise how much Andy effected theirs and our lives. This one is going to be an emotional roller coaster!
First off, these guys have gigantic balls, brass ones! Secondly, they are either trust fund kids, or have really good friends, because dam, they have all the toys. Either way, I cant wait to see the final movie, though it may give me slab nightmares. Watch the trailer for, Society Unseen and be amazed.
Producer – Cinemachine / cinemachine.com
Executive Director – Rick Rifici / rickrifici.com
Cinematography – Rick Rifici Cinematography, Michael McDermott Cinematography and Michael Elsegood / transvision.com.au
Video Editing – Joel Taylor, Boogie Monster / boogiemonster.com.au
Sound Editing – Brainestorm / brainestorm.com
Aviation – Corsaire Aviation corsaireaviation.com.au
Equipment – HD Rentals / hdrentals.tv
Photography – Chris White Media / theoceanpeople.com
Management & Marketing – Black Sea Creative & Red Eye Productions / blackseacreative.com
Surfers – Kerby Brown, Cortney Brown, Bradley Norris, Luke Wyllie, Imogen Caldwell and Phillip Read
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I met Ian Walsh a few years back in Cape Town. He was out for the Dungeons event and ended up on a few missions with myself and the local crew. He struck me as such a nice guy, very relaxed and always keen for a good time. In the interim, he has become one of the leading big wave chargers and on the mega swells at jaws, he is always a standout. I can wait to see his film!
In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer, Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what’s considered ‘rideable.’ With massive El Niño powered swells building across the Pacific, Ian, Shaun, D.K. and Luke Walsh band together in a way that only brothers can to progress surfing to unimaginable heights.
Coming December 2016. http://DistanceBetweenDreams.com
John John Florence
DK Walsh, Shaun Walsh & Luke Walsh
A Film By: Rob Bruce
I have known Frank Solomon a long time. He is a good gent, the ladies love him and he is really, not scared at all, of massive, scary waves! So I am stoked that his new feature, with the team at Red Bull Media House, is launching this month and I am even more stoked I get to go watch the premier. This guy hangs out with the likes of John John Florence, Jamie O”Brien and Ben harper, so you can be sure of some serious surf action, great music and even comedy and laughs thanks to guys like Cokey Falkow and all Frank’s mates. Check out the trailer and remember you can win tickets to the Cape Town premier, see below!
Let’s Be Frank is a visceral journey through the unseen and unknown world of big wave surf adventurer Frank James Solomon, an intercontinental clandestine investigation blurring the lines between myth, legend and reality – leading to the question… Just who is Frank?
Let’s Be Frank Premiere’s early September. Check out our tour dates below to see if we stop in your town!
LA – The Port Theater – 1st September
Cape Town – Labia Theatre – 9th September
Durban – The Barnyard Theatre – 11th September
London – Curzon Soho – 15th September
Remember you can win tickets to the Cape Town premier with Red Bull South Africa! Find Frank Solomon in Cape Town, take a picture with him and tag #WHOISFRANK.
You can catch the global premiere of Let’s Be Frank on September 19th online at Red Bull TV : http://win.gs/WatchRBTV
Anyone who has spent time with surfer, Ricky Basnett, knows that first off he rips with reckless abandon, much like he lives life. Secondly you know that you will never be bored in his presence, especially when he is obsessing with Puns and word games like he often does. Thirdly, you know deep down that he was better, much better, than his results on the World Tour could ever reflect on his surfing. Many speculated, but Ricky chose to come out and let the world know his story, with the help of film maker, Jason Hearn, that he almost threw his life away on the booze and it was surfing that saved him. He is now sober, focused and wanting to show the world what they missed when he was on tour. With the release of the trailer for, No regrets, I thought it was a good time to have a chat with the enigmatic man about life, past and future…
Firstly, its great to see you so pumped on surfing again and charging dude.
Lets get it over with, booze, drugs nihilism – you had your slice, now you sober. What happened?
Ja I definitely had my fair share of fun over the years, but there comes a time when it stops being a jol, it just becomes repetetive bullshit. It’s a tough cycle to break out of, and it really messes with your head, I almost lost everything I had near the end.
How did all the above effect your life outside surfing?
My life was a mess, I was pretty much a functioning alcoholic, but it was a really good lesson for me, it got me where I am now and I’m loving it!
When you were a grom, you dominated, even Jordy Smith was scared of getting you in a heat. How did that effect your mind set going onto the tour?
My junior career went really well, and I was confident going into the CT, but I soon realised it wasn’t all that I though it was. I don’t really want to talk shit about the tour, but it just wasn’t for me.
Does it play on your mind that you finished dead last on the World Tour? The dreaded 33rd back then.
Doesn’t bother me at all, I’m a record holder hahahha!
If you could go back on tour, would you want to? Do you feel like you could be a World Champion?
I would never go back on tour, it just isn’t what surfing is about for me these days. I just want to explore Africa, find new waves and shred till I’m dead haha…
What are your goals moving forward?
My goal at the moment is to carpe the fuck out of every diem I get!
Tell us about your love of food and making it? Apparently you make a boss burger… In line with the new you, are you eating healthier too?
Ja cooking and food is another passion of mine for sure. I had a little gourmet burger pop up for a while, it was such a jol! I guess cooking is similar to surfing for me, it kinda keeps you in the moment, therapy for me! I like to eat pretty healthy shit, but I’m not going turn my nose up at a fat greasy take away if you put it in front of me either haha!
How did the film project, “No regrets” come about? Do you have a point to prove?
Jason called me up one day with the idea for the film, I was pretty fucking nervous before we started shooting, I hadn’t done anything for so long that I doubted heavily if I could still perform! But I think it turned out pretty cool, I owe Jason huge for believing in me and making this thing happen. Theres no point for me to prove to anyone, I’m just loving going surfing everyday, fuck yeah!
Surf trip anywhere with anyone – where and who is coming?
Road trip from Mozam to CT, pull in!
Thanks Dude. I for one cannot wait to see the finished project!
Check out the trailer for “No regrets” below.
Three men left on this journey, only two came home…
Three of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth embark on an adventure around the world seeking out unique and challenging places to wingsuit proximity flying and BASE jumping. This exceptional journey takes Jokke, Espen and Ludo to Rio De Janeiro, Chamonix, Reunion Island, the Tianmen Mountains in China, Bangkok, before their planned final jump in Dubai.
All three athletes speak candidly about the moralities of the sport they risk their lives for and the emotions and rewards that push them to pioneer this sport.
This looks the business if you are looking for a new surf film to get amped for your sessions. Great cast of surfers, quality footage from some of the best cinematographers in the game and a banging soundtrack. I am def looking forward to downloading shortly.
Featuring a devoted group of talented surfers including: Albee Layer / Matt Meola / Clay Marzo / John John Florence / Kai Barger / Chippa Wilson / Nic Von Rupp / Ricardo Christie / Dege O’Connell / Torrey Meister / Ryan Hipwood / Hank Gaskell & Tyler Larronde.
In our film project Attractive Distractions we take 10 of the most progressive young surfers today on a journey from their hometowns to far off destinations. We were on a mission to capture surfing at its highest level from paddling Jaws at 50 feet, to airs that have yet to be seen. Follow us on our adventure to beautiful destinations as we merge surfing & scenic cinematography. Highlighting a surfer’s world of Attractive Distractions and the world of emotions that it entails.
Filmed and Edited by Dan Norkunas / Directed by Dan Norkunas & Albee Layer
Water Cinematography: Chris Bryan / Additional Cinematography: Jon Spenser & Elliot Leboe
Supported by Rockstar Energy / Dakine / Sanuk / Rev’d / Depactus
If you like to go Braap Braap on a dirt bike, the you will want to watch this film by Vurb Moto.
The motocrosser’s motocross film. From greats like Ricky Carmichael and Jeffrey Herlings to moto’s sickest underground crews, War Machines takes viewers to the edge of the earth in search of the best riding and most incredible motocross scenery the world has to offer. Strap in for 40 minutes of pure moto excellence, and have the bike ready because you’ll be wanting to click some gears after this one.
The World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) is green lighting the Pe’ahi Challenge in Maui, Hawaii for an 8 a.m. start (local time) this Thursday, January 22, 2015. Watch the world’s best big wave surfers riding giant waves live at WorldSurfLeague.com as a projected 30-to-40-foot swell descends upon the region.
Pe’ahi, also referred to as “Jaws”, breaks off the northern coastline of Maui with the ability to produce waves in excess of 60 feet. Although the break came to fame under the guise of tow-in, or jet-ski-assisted, surfing, a dedicated crew of paddle-in surfers have been pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible at the venue in recent years. Thursday’s Pe’ahi Challenge will be the first paddle-in event ever held at the infamous venue.
The 24-man field for the Pe’ahi Challenge will be comprised of the WSL BWT Top 12, led by reigning world champion Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, as well as six WSL BWT wildcards and six local wildcards.
Top 12 WSL BWT Surfers:
1 – Grant Baker (ZAF)
2 – Ken Collins (USA)
3 – Nic Lamb (USA)
4 – Shawn Dollar (USA)
5 – Kohl Christensen (HAW)
6 – Alex Gray (USA)*
7 – Greg Long (USA)
8 – Ryan Augenstein (USA)
9 – Anthony Tashnick (USA)
10 – Ramon Navarro (CHL)
11 – Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
12 – Tyler Fox (USA)
*Adur Letamendia (EUK) will be filling in for Alex Gray who has withdrawn due to injury.
WSL BWT Wildcards: 1 – Kelly Slater (USA)
2 – Mark Healey (HAW)
3 – Shane Dorian (HAW)
4 – Dave Wassel (HAW)
5 – Makuakai Rothman (HAW)
5 – Gabriel Villaran (PER)
Pe’ahi Local Wildcards: 1 – Ian Walsh (HAW)
2 – Billy Kemper (HAW)
3 – Albee Layer (HAW)
4 – Shawn Walsh (HAW)
5 – Kai Lenny (HAW)
6 – Tyler Larronde (HAW)
He whips it, throws huge and creative airs and charges monster tubes. Yip, its time for the Josh Kerr movie and I am amped. His last film was incredible and on top of the surfing, it had one of the best soundtracks ever. When you have Taylor Knox and Kelly Slater talking you up in the trailer, you know you good, haha.