Watch this new edit from Tyler Warren and just feel the cool sink into your bone marrow. The Dana Point-based surfer and artist brings a skill set that is as diverse as it is effortless; the two halves of his new edit– both featuring Tyler’s self-shaped surf craft– include clips from Australia, California, Indonesia, and Mexico, and the result is trance-inducing.
Read more at http://www.surfermag.com/videos/seeing-double-with-tyler-warren/#m3D61mo9ICmOlBq4.99
Vissla presents Palmera Express
A short film by Eddie Obrand
"They rode the cool Northeast trade winds across an ocean to The Island. They ended up in the bed of a plantation-green pickup truck, with a mad tour guide behind the wheel, and thrashing palmeras blowing above them. They rode stubby fishes and sleek shortboards through lurching, spitting sapphire surf.
Each guy had a story, from the gonzo writer to the gypsy traveler. It was there on The Island where these eclectic friends converged one extraordinary winter to explore these foreign waters and revel in this dreamy island life… All aboard the Palmera Express."
Craig Anderson riding the Hypto Krypto FutureFlex surfboard by by Haydenshapes.
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Film/Edit: Beren Hall, Jay Grant, Chris Fitzpatrick
Music: John Talabot - El Oeste
Filmmaker Tatsuo Takei returns to surf filmmaking's roots by capturing underground logger Tommy Witt in Central America with his Super 8mm film camera. In the ’50s and ’60s surf filmmakers like Bud Browne, Bruce Brown, Greg Noll and more captured surf stars of the day on affordably priced 8mm motion picture cameras. With profits from their first films—or sponsorships by surfboard builders like Dale Velzy, who bought Bruce Brown’s gear for the filming of Endless Summer—these guys all soon upgraded to the higher quality picture of 16mm Bolex cameras. By the ’80s, nearly all surf filmmakers abandoned film cameras for the substantially lower cost of video capture.
Over the ensuing decades a video arms race of sorts began, which brings us to today’s state of the art RED digital cameras at cost of up to $50,000—plus all the other dough for the computer equipment to store and process it. While Tatsuo could use any of today’s best digital gear, he prefers the emotion that 8mm grain offers, and says that when matched with Tommy’s throwback surf style creates a timeless feel. Tommy recently finished runner-up in Joel Tudor's 2015 Duct Tape Invitational at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. This film was made possible with support by HippyTree.
It doesn't take much asking at any of the worlds surf breaks and you'll find someone who is part or has taken part of the Nikonos Project. We choose to not focus on the best and big names of photography but instead in the fun and adventure to shoot. Our project may never have a global audience, and I'm okay with that.. What matters is is that we learn and grow and appreciate what we have.
Who are we and what is the Nikonos Project is a common question. To make it simple, we loan cameras. Between the years 1963-2001 Nikon manufactured a fully submersible 35 mm camera. We have adopted this camera and attempted to bring a new look and feel to water action photography.
We have a large 'wait list' of of people who want to participate, share and shoot film. At the rate we are going some of these people will be waiting for years… But i'm positive we'll still be here shooting and sharing in whatever means are available. The emails I have gotten from all of the prospective participants have been amazing. People are amazing, its humbling to see and read peoples desire to participate.
For questions or to join the fun just get in touch.