A warm summer afternoon with team rider Joel Tudor riding his new Wayne Rich single fin.
Shot & Cut by Nick Jones
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).
“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
88 Surfboards – SUMMER 2021 First Point.
It was an honor to create this short doc profiling one of my best friends Mikey DeTemple for Hill / City.
Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Color
Additional Editor / Assistant Editor
Ola Palsson & Ludwig Jonsson
When it comes to experimenting with obscure surf craft, Alex Knost is the guy.
Filmed by Cole Walton
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
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
Miki Dora Surfing Malibu 1960’s