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Cy's Sunrise Lefts

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With a camera on his head, surfer/filmmaker Cyrus Sutton catches some nice waves at sunrise.

Beautifully shot and edited POV vid captures Cyrus Sutton riding perfect, left breaking waves somewhere in South America. Describing the scene, Sutton says, The morning of what was supposedly the swell of the season, my girlfriend and I woke up before dawn and navigated the rocks to empty spinning lefts. For forty-five minutes we shared sunrise lefts. Eventually the pack paddled out and the......read more

The Dark Side of the Lens

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Beautiful short film from renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.

Shot on the frigid Atlantic coastlines of Ireland and England, "The Dark Side of the Lens" presents a side of surfing that few people glimpse: the world of the surf photographer. The film was made by one of the greats, Irishman Mickey Smith (alongside talented DP Allan Wilson), who explains, “I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Rockaway Taco

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Rockaway Taco anchors a growing green community at the end of the A train.

In the summer, surfers and sun-seekers descend on Rockaway, Queens to enjoy the best waves and beaches NYC has to offer. Opened two years ago, Rockaway Taco gives New Yorkers another reason to ride the A train to the end of the line. In this episode of BK Informed, we talk sustainability with Andrew Field, who explains Rockaway's Beach 96 movement — the name given to the growing green......read more

Geoff McFetridge: The Sprout Trip

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Surf art vision quest.

Geoff McFetridge's The Sprout Life is an animated short released in 2005 as part of Sprout, the 16mm surf flick from Thomas Campbell. Sporting McFetridge's signature drawing style, the bit follows a character attempting to draw something for a surf art contest, when things take a hallucinogenic turn. Check more McFetridge at his site, Champion Don't Stop. ...read more

The Cardboard

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The making of a recycled cardboard surfboard.

Many surfers are actively involved in the environmental movement, and if you've ever caught a wave, it's easy to understand why. In this short film, surfer/artist Scott MacDonough promotes his SAVE THE SEA message by chronicling the construction of a board made from recycled cardboard. Beginning on a NYC rooftop, the story takes us across the country to the (semi-successful) launch of the board......read more

Dirty Gold, "California Sunrise"

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Guaranteed to get you excited for summer.

This aptly titled song from San Diego pop trio Dirty Gold sounds like a sunny summer day on the beach. Spanish video artist Lluís Panadès Julià (aka Panaframe) pieced together the visuals from vintage surfing footage, and, you gotta admit, it works beautifully. The song is called "California Sunrise" and is the lead single off of the band's upcoming Roar EP, slated for......read more

Ben Howard, "Old Pine"

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Mickey Smith-directed video provides lovely backdrop to Ben Howard's rustic folk.

23 Ben Howard's brand of gorgeous, stripped-down folk has people drawing comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez. None of which are off base. Howard, who grew up on the rugged shores of western England, makes nostalgic, rustic music that conjures memories of crackling campfires. Take "Old Pine," for example. The title track off his upcoming debut EP......read more

Nightsurf

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Director Iker Elorrieta captures the eerie experience of surfing after sundown.

During a full moon in Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary Islands, Barcelona-based filmmaker Iker Elorrieta headed into the surf with his camera to shoot a moonlit shred session with surfers Adam Melling, Julian Wilson and Kolohe Andino. The results are breathtaking. Sure, a lot of it is fake, but that's part of the beauty of it. You want to believe it's real. Regardless, we're suckers for the......read more

Paul McCartney, "Blue Sway"

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Jack McCoy's underwater surf video for unreleased McCartney song.

Paul McCartney recruited award-winning surf filmmaker Jack McCoy to create a music video for his previously unreleased track "Blue Sway," written nearly 20 years ago. Using a high-powered underwater jet ski, McCoy traveled behind a wave, capturing a never-before-seen perspective of the surfing experience. The video, which won Best Music Video at the NYC Short Film Fest this past......read more

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

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