* Don’t forget to watch in HD *
* Don’t forget to watch in HD *
And now, a message from our friends at Transworld Surf about their new surf movie, “Let’s Surf Seriously”:
Surfing used to mean something. Seems like all we see these days is fancy boys dancing on the water like damn ballerinas in fancy-ass boardshorts with $300 dollar haircuts. What happened to cutbacks? Where is all the vertical re-entry three-to-the-beach aggression? Kids these days should be studying and taking notes from their elders. Instead, they’re playing grab ass on whatever new fangled video game techno diarrhea shit shows they got playing on their flat screen pocket televisions. Don’t give us that drop wallet tail chuck full rotation bullshit if you don’t really mean it! If you’re gonna do a flip, do it with some conviction god damnit!
Cut the crap and surf like you mean it. Grab surfing by the balls and twist it like a crocodile dragging a baby goat to its death! If you’re gonna surf, do it for real—it’s time. Let’s surf seriously!
- Chris Coté
Let’s Surf Seriously World Premiere
Wednesday August 1st, 2012 at The Lido Theatre
Newport Beach, CA
Doors open at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:30pm
Free Admission and giveaways!
HEY! International Surfing Day is this Wednesday.
What the #%$& is that, you ask?
Fair question. We’ll spill the beans.
In short, #ISD is a whole day for ocean lovers around the globe have an opportunity to come together in celebration of the glorious sport of surfing. You know, like, coordinated and whatnot. Think about it. A day to celebrate surfing. Sounds to us like the perfect excuse to ditch summer school, play hooky from work or wiggle your way out of whatever obligations you currently have. Do it.
To rejoice in this glorious occasion, our friends at Innersection (led by renowned filmaker Taylor Steele) are releasing a fun little number called HERE & NOW. It’s film based around a collective day in the life of the world’s best surfers. Yes. Really.
Ps. If you’re in Southern California and want to hang out with the Sanuk crew, join us for the world premier showings (7pm & 9pm) Wednesday, June 20th at La Paloma Theatre, Encinitas.
Questions? Message us. Let’s jive!
Sanuk teamrider Shon Bollock is known for pushing the limits. As a professional kayaker, the Nor Cal native spends his days in search of the perfect drop. He loves nothing more than turning himself into a human projectile and launching down falls of ridiculous proportions. One thing’s clear, Shon knows how to put on a show.
We just want to know how he fits his giant cajones into that tiny kayak…
As lovers of the great outdoors, we derive infinite enjoyment from interacting with Mother Nature. The planet may be our playground, but it’s up to us to take responsibility for the places and things that gift us such joys.
Tune in to the TransparentSea Voyage as it navigates the California Coastline on a mission to raise awareness in support of protecting our oceans and its incredible inhabitants.
You can read more about this journey in previous posts, but for now we bring you Part 2 of their adventures.
Featuring: Dave Rastovich, Chris Del Moro & Lauren Hill & Surfers for Cetaceans.
Learn more & follow the journey @ www.transparentseavoyage.com
Yesterday, we shared a link introducing you to the TransparentSea Voyage- the journey of Dave Rastovich & friends to protect our seas and the beloved creatures that call it home. To compliment their coastal campaign, the gifted bunch is recording & releasing a song a day to help raise awareness and make your ears smile.
Today, we bring you a song recorded on Day 1 of their current Californian crusade. Treat your ears right. Listen to this track by Band of Frequencies & Friends (Featuing Angus Stone and Rasta).
Learn about & follow the voyage @ http://www.transparentseavoyage.com
TransparentSea is an ongoing awareness campaign aimed at highlighting coastal environmental issues with particular attention given to cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and the waters they inhabit.
This October, the journey spearheaded by Sanuk’s own Dave Rastovich comes to California! Originally birthed in Australia, the campaign brings pressing coastal environmental issues to the forefront.
Rasta & friends will be following the southern migration of the California Grey Whale whale throughout the month of October, joining them near Santa Barbara in northern Cali on October 1st then heading down over four weeks to conclude near the USA-Mexico boarder on the 25th.
Along the way, the TransparentSea Voyage also focuses on engaging key coastal community groups and drawing awareness to the causes they support.
The photos above are from this week’s stops along the Gaviota Coast- where Rasta and friends amplified local environmental awareness, hosted an art show, showed Minds in the Water and jammed out with Band of Frequencies. You can expect similar events at every stop they make their way down the California Coast.
Next Stop: Dana Point! Join the crew this Sunday, October 16th for the TransparentSea Voyage OC Party @ the Ocean Institute Dana Point Harbor. Doors open at 5PM. $15 ticket proceeds donated to charity
More information @ www.transparentseavoyage.com
Sanuk catches up with kayaker & filmmaker, Shon Bollock to get the good word on his newest masterpiece Slippery When Wet… Read up!
We hear you’ve recently emerged from the editing caves with a new film. Dish the dirt! What is Slippery When Wet?
Yes sir. My eyes are still adjusting to all the light but it feels good to be done. Slippery When Wet is a project I have been working on the past 2 years with some of my closest friends. It is a film that introduces and highlights some of the top athletes in the kayaking world while diving into adventures all over the globe- including kayaking and tsunami relief work in Japan, hitting the high sierra classics in California, the deep canyons of Mexico, and big waterfall hucking in the Pacific Northwest, plus much much more of corse.
Cheeky name, no? How’d you settle on it?
That is a good question! For the last part of the trip we stayed in a hostel in downtown Hilo, Hawaii and there was a Slippery When Wet sign before you entered the kitchen and it kind of just stuck, plus there might be some subliminal messaging in there.
For those unfamiliar with the sport of kayaking, what can they expect?
Kayaking, like many sports, is a lifestyle. The audience can expect to be introduced to 8 prominent characters from the kayaking world while they describe some of their most memorable achievements and tragedies over their past 2 years of kayaking. While there is a great focus on pushing the limits on what is possible in a kayak, there is also some deeper focus into lending a helping hand where its needed. Kayaking is meant to be fun and that is the overall theme, but I don’t want to spoil it alllll so get a copy.
Shasta Boyz first film set the bar high. What motivated you to push the limits this time around?
Wet Dreams has a much different style but since there was such a positive response to it I wanted to give er’ another shot. I think the motivation came from the myself and the boyz having mountains of footage sitting around and it needed a home, so after a little more than 7 months we gots it a home.
Describe SWW in three words…
Mothers love us.
Everyone knows a proper soundtrack is key. What can we expect to hear as we watch you and your crew huck yourselves?
The vibe of the film is clearly set by the music. I was extremely fortunate to work with some talented artists/producers primarily out of the Bay Area and Sac-town. Nima Fadavi Beats, Ras Matthew, Wisdom Creations, Alexander Spit, Rey Resurrection, Oso Negro, plus many more, all throw down some fuego that set the stage for some big drop hucking.
8 Different athletes. 8 Different styles. How did you balance everyone’s part in the flick?
That was kind of the big question as I was putting the film together and I wasn’t very clear on how to answer it. Now looking back I think that the athletes themselves blended the film together, along with a narrative that comes from athlete commentary on how each others feats had been seen from different perspectives. Slippery When Wet only really worked because everyone in the film are good friends and there was a large collaboration on footage.
Making a film can be both a delight and a nightmare process at the same time. Regardless, what’s one of your favorite takeaways from SWW?
Well apart from it be finished I would say that having the opportunity to share our stories with people is what its all about. It is a tough time in our world right now and I feel extremely fortunate to be able to live the way I do. Looking back I think that the small amount of relief work our team was able to do in Japan was what made the film for me, I suggest everyone adds Japan to their bucket list.
So, where the $#!% can we get a copy?
Buy dem thangs here through PayPal Buy yo!
Any plans for A Slippery When Wet premier tour… perhaps complete with groupies?
A tour is in works no doubt. I just moved back to Santa Cruz and will be attending UCSC this fall, so gonna have to take it one step at a time. So far West Coast is in the books but stay posted to shastaboyz.com for all the tour details. Wherever there is packs of dirtbag kayakers no doubt there will be groupies! Just probably not the type of groupies you have in mind.