Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

May 13th, 2009 | By | 1,951 Comments

John Dowell Is The NSSA Coach Of The Year

 

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He already has the varsity and JV State Championship trophies on his mantle. Let’s see if he has enough room for the NSSA Coach of the Year award. San Clemente High School’s surf coach John Dowell was singled out earlier this week for his professionalism, attitude, and special contributions which have guided his teams through an outstanding season.

“Coach Dowell has done a fantastic job  leading his team to be a top contender for the National title this June,” said Janice Aragon, Executive Director for the NSSA. 

We so called it. And if we haven’t said this lately, we’re beyond stoked to have SCHS as our official school team.

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May 12th, 2009 | By | 1,498 Comments

Take It Slo-Mo: New Slow Motion Camera Inside Waves at Pohnpei

Ultra Slow Motion Wave Footage that Will Make You Wet Your Wettie.

Although only a short teaser, this 500-1000 frames-per-second clip has already had over 500,000 viewers drooling on their monitors over the 12 foot barrel footage. Captured by a new slow motion camera (don’t ask how much it costs; your “beer fund” coin jar isn’t gonna come up on this one), capable of capturing 300,000 frames per second, this footage is the first of its kind. With only 10 seconds of memory, one could imagine the time it took surfer Dylan Longbottom and camera man Bali Strikland to get these few extraordinary shots. The clip was shot for a Planet Earth type show about the South Pacific, scheduled to air some time this year. There are things on the footage the human eye has never been able to capture. Things you never even new happened on a wave.

Watch it and immerse yourself in an underwater realm of unconstrained joy. Or read the comments on the Youtube clip for some more colorful adjectives describing this amazing footage.

May 6th, 2009 | By | 2,232 Comments

Tomorrow Night! California Surf Project Book Tour

 

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When: May 7, 6-9pm.*
Where: Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, Ca.* 

*See flyer for other dates and locations

The California Surf Project — Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast….

 Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Winner of the 2006 Follow the Light Award, Chris Burkard, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State’s legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD. This Friday at Hurley Headquarters, check out the movie, art, pictures, and sculptures from the journey and and meet the authors Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard to talk story.

May 6th, 2009 | By | 2,163 Comments

Watch Taylor Steele’s “Days of the Strange” Right Here, Right Now!

 

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Taylor Steele’s latest film, “Days of  the Strange”, will make its California debut on Friday, May 8th at the Encinitas Community Center in Encinitas, CA. The $15 per ticket event is a fundraiser for the Kona-California Scholarship, which seeks to help students from Kailua-Kona, HI, pursue higher education on the mainland. The two-screening video premiere will be followed by a performance by the HI Roots, as well as a silent auction and raffle of items generously donated by Quiksilver, Reef, Nike 6.0, Nixon, 808 Stand up Paddleboards, Primo Island Lager, Monster Energy Drink, Clark Little Photography, and John Rowe Photography.

The Encinitas Community Center is located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas, CA.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the all ages showing taking place at 6:00 pm. After the film ends and the first crowd makes their way home, the doors will reopen at 7:15 pm for the age 18 and over second showing, which will occur at 8 pm sharp.

Get the newly released DVD of Days of the Strange HERE