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Video of the Week: Wayne Lynch at Mainbreak in the film “Evolution”

Video of the Week: Wayne Lynch at Mainbreak in the film “Evolution” 910 483 Ventura Surf Club

In the late 60s, countless surfers were drawn to Margaret River by Paul Witzig’s film, “Evolution,” featuring the now iconic scene of 16-year-old Wayne Lynch flying across Mainbreak’s long left-handers to the sound of Ravel’s “Boléro.” It was just one chapter in a film famous for tolling noseriding’s death knell.

“I just wanted to get Wayne in the best possible waves and we heard this place might have been it,” recalls Witzig. “We knew we were onto something special as we came around that corner and got the first look at the Indian Ocean.”

Many of the surfers first attracted to Margaret River by Lynch’s surfing set up camp and never left. Within 60 years, the quaint little timber and dairy town grew to become the most popular tourist destination in Western Australia. It now boasts multi-million-dollar properties, dozens of wineries, and a surfing academy (to say nothing of a couple of drive-thru liquor stores).

Video of the Week: The Beatnik

Video of the Week: The Beatnik 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

“The Beatnik is quite simply a ‘no rules’ longboard. Drawing on elements of the past but infused with a progressive mentality that allows the surfer to dance to the beat of their own drum.

Years of riding traditional single fin longboards and an addiction to the elegant glide they produce had us curious as to where we can take longboard design beyond the conventional ‘log’ mentality. After many passionate experiments with Bob and Ben in the shaping bay, Bob lopped off 4” of foam from the tail of a fully shaped longboard and hyped up the board with a long panel vee and a groovy transom in the tail… enter the Beatnik!

This model provides a breath of fresh air for even the most meticulous longboard connoisseur or entry-level trimmer just tapping into their inner stoke… welcoming unconventional approaches and providing creative outlets which allow you to draw your own lines… or just trim!” – Matt Chojnacki

Video of the Week: UNCLE JOEY

Video of the Week: UNCLE JOEY 640 332 Ventura Surf Club

88 Surfboards – SUMMER 2021 First Point.

Video of the Week: HILL CITY / Mikey DeTemple

Video of the Week: HILL CITY / Mikey DeTemple 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

It was an honor to create this short doc profiling one of my best friends Mikey DeTemple for Hill / City.

Producer
Mikey DeTemple

Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Color
Alek Parker

Additional Editor / Assistant Editor
Kevin Jansen

Original Music
Stable Sounds
Ola Palsson & Ludwig Jonsson

Sound Mix
Chris Steffen

Video of the Week: Alex Knost Grooves On A Handshaped Twonzer

Video of the Week: Alex Knost Grooves On A Handshaped Twonzer 150 150 Ventura Surf Club

When it comes to experimenting with obscure surf craft, Alex Knost is the guy.

Filmed by Cole Walton
https://www.instagram.com/colewaltonbro/

Video of the Week: SMALL THINGS – FT. Ryan Burch Craig Anderson Shyama Buttonshaw

Video of the Week: SMALL THINGS – FT. Ryan Burch Craig Anderson Shyama Buttonshaw 900 506 Ventura Surf Club

SMALL THINGS – short surf film of Ryan Burch, Craig Anderson and Shyama Buttonshaw in Fiji.
shot and edited by Erik Derman
music by Fun Country

Video of the Week: “Maps of Home” feat. John John Florence

Video of the Week: “Maps of Home” feat. John John Florence 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

Maps of Home is a short film shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu, between January and March 2021. Surfers featured in order of appearance @John John Florence​ @Koa Rothman​ @Nathan Florence​ Jack Robinson, Ivan Florence @Eli Olson​ and @Jamie O’Brien​ .

Edited by Darieus Legg & Erik Knutson
Produced by Spencer Klein
Cinematography by Erik Knutson
Creative Direction & Artwork by Darieus Legg
Water Cinematography by Larry Haynes, Erik Ippel, Tomo McPherson, Erik Knutson
Additional Cinematography by Shane Grace, Raleigh Norton, Slader Bark, Jack Germain
Assistant Editors: Jared Butler, Nico Toll, Raleigh Norton

Video of the Week: Malibu Surfing – Miki Dora

Video of the Week: Malibu Surfing – Miki Dora 480 360 Ventura Surf Club

Miki Dora Surfing Malibu 1960’s

Video of the Week: Jimmy Gamboa One California Day

Video of the Week: Jimmy Gamboa One California Day 150 150 Ventura Surf Club

JIMMY GAMBOA ONE CALIFORNIA DAY

Video of the Week: The Severson Files #1

Video of the Week: The Severson Files #1 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

From footage of a placid, glassy right point to shots of a big and rippled dirty old wedge, this random collection of surf clips captured by SURFER Magazine founder John Severson is an example of the scope in which he documented surfing. Not only fixated on the “hot doggers” of the time, Severson also focused his lens on crucial moments in surf culture. If you’ve never fantasized about hopping in a time machine and visiting surfing of decades past, then this assemblage of Severson’s clips probably will cause you to.