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Cyrus Sutton Interview

I first met Cyrus Sutton this past November when he came to Nova Scotia to screen his latest film project, Under the Sun. In his mid-twenties, Cy has amassed a large body of work already. His first film was titled Riding Waves -an introspective look at several different California surfers. From Donavon to John Peck […]

By • Jan 7th, 2009 • Category: art, interviews, news & media,

NYSFF: a look back

We’ve been meaning to report on the New York Surf Film Festival for a while now. One thing led to another and well you get the idea… but, the festival was most certainly a huge success. Perhaps it’s best I do a quick blow by blow. I arrived in New York on a Thursday morning […]

By • Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: diy, news & media,

The New Yok Surf Film Festival

Surf themed film festivals are popping up all over surfdom recently – the most recent arrival being the New York Surf Film Festival. The festival will take place at the Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan from September 26-28. It would seem that the surge in film festivals is paralleled to surfing’s increased public growth. However, […]

By • Sep 22nd, 2008 • Category: art, news & media,

Kurungabaa: a journal

I opened up my email early this morning to find a message from Australia about a new publication called Kurungabaa. The email was short but direct. It’s main purpose? To introduce Kurungabaa, a “journal of literature, history and ideas for surfers.” I replied that I would take a look and went on about my morning […]

By • May 13th, 2008 • Category: art, news & media,

Musica Surfica

We’ve spent quite a bit of time lately talking about the “essence of surfing.” What is the essence of surfing? Is there even such a measurable thing? The truth is that the essence of surfing is simply a concept, an ideal shared by the surfing collective but manifesting itself to each individual in myriad ways. […]

By • Mar 31st, 2008 • Category: art, board construction, news & media

What is Surfing #89: Cancel My Subscription Please

I stumbled upon a thread on a Florida surfing forum recently where the topic was a heated discussion about the value of the current popular surfing publications. The author of the thread had this to say: “So they finally lost me. After at least ten years of signing back up I’m over it. All the […]

By • Mar 3rd, 2008 • Category: news & media,

Biting the hand that feeds you

Selling products online is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination as far as the worldwide internetland is concerned. Many companies sell their products through their web sites direct to the consumer in a cost-saving, cut-out-the-middleman business model, where they benefit from the retail mark-up profit as opposed to selling their product […]

By • Jan 14th, 2008 • Category: environment, news & media,

What is surfing #47: Beware of Green Marketing

There is a big difference between consumerism and over consumption. A surfboard for example serves a very specific purpose. For the sake of simplicity, lets assume that a surfboard is a tool —a vehicle, which allows you to travel across the face of a wave. This particular vehicle can be made in many different shapes […]

By • Nov 21st, 2007 • Category: environment, news & media