SURFING, SKATING, SKATING, SURFING THE LINE IS BLURY!
Airs and infinite grab combinations, chop hops/ollies, pop shuvits, kickflips and now railslides! Like freestyle MX and BMX, surfing is following closely in the footsteps of skateboarding which I supose is only natural seeing skateboarding was created by wave starved surfers in the empty pools of south California. Even still it's amazing to see crew attacking rails in the surf. Love it or hate it surfing is changing and changing fast! Clip 1, clip 2.
IRONS BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT 'A FLY IN THE CHAMPAGNE'
An update to the lead story from the last C.F.S. post, newly formed Irons Brothers Productions will be releasing the film from Andy and Kelly's trip in the form of 'A Fly In The Champagne' on the 19th of February. Not sure when the DVD will arrive in Aus surf stores but if the trailers are anything to go by it should be a great watch! Transworld Surf clip.
HOSSEGOR BY BLIMP
More great surfing cinematography, this time from the airborne perspective of Soulcam a french company that mounts video equipment to remote controled blimps. This clip is of some surfing action at hossegor but they've got a heap of clips on their site with the same eerie, floating result, no wind blown wave faces and helicopter noise just perfectly smooth and silent action from a range of amazing angles and elevations.
KELLY AT RINCON TESTING TWO VERY SHORT BOARDS!
When 9xWorld Champ Kelly Slater is out testing new equipment pre-season you know he's taking his shot at a 10th title seriously and changing surfing in the same breath. In these pics from Surfer Magazine in solid surf at Rincon he's testing a 5'3" and 5'4" that he shaped himself. He won pipe last year in 6-8ft conditions on a 5 foot something board of a similar shape so I'm sure it won't be the last we see of these boards, hopefully one of the mags gets the lodown from the man himself.
THE WORLD'S TOP 10 SURFING MECCAS
Any top 10 list is always the subject of much discusion and for surfers this particular list from Transworld Surf would be no different. There's some obvious inclusions like Hawaii and Bali but there's also a couple of more random entries...see what you think.
JAMIE O GIVEN ENTRY INTO PIPELINE BODYBOARDING PRO
Like Shaun White making the jump between snowboarding and vert. skateboarding Jamie O'Brien has been given an entry into the IBA (International Bodyboarding Association) Grand Slam at his home break Pipeline. The 10 day waiting period begins on the 17th of February and will be streamed live on the IBA Website.
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