This Way

Everyone loves a roadtrip. Throw in a diverse crew of characters and you know it can only get better. ‘This Way’ features two surfers, one skateboarder and one 1994 stretch limo. Oh yeah, 120 cans of beer. One long road down the east coast of the US and 9 days of fricken good times. In one word, radical. Enjoy the ride!

Featuring skater Nora Vasconcellos, and surfers Laura Enever, and Jaleesa Vincent. This Way is courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Patti People.

Apotek

If you wanna get psyched for your next surf session, then Shane Fletcher’s new flic Apotek is nothing short of exceptional. The film highlights the contrasting surf styles of Robbie Rickard, Chippa Wilson and Lee Wilson, and is more than worthy of your undivided attention.

Film courtesy of Brixton and Shane Fletcher.

Farewell Baddy

Of all the sections in Albe Falzon’s beloved masterpiece film Morning Of The Earth, the passage that remains the people's favourite is the surfing of David 'Baddy' Treloar to the song Simple Ben. The imagery of Baddy during those five minutes is recalled whenever the talk about the film arises. See Baddy sanding a new board out in the yard, dust flying everywhere. Then as the song builds momentum watch him dart down the track, fresh stick under his arm, wearing cut-off jeans, heading out to the jump rock. The song reaches a crescendo as Baddy tears into Angourie, hard off the bottom, stylish off the top.

Baddy summed up the original Country Soul surfing life that he discovered when he migrated from Sydney to the rural coast of Angourie in the early 70’s. As the rest of the surfing world moved on to professionalism, careers, the boom of the surf brands, corporatisation – Baddy simply stayed put until his death from a heart attack on the beach at his beloved Angourie.

Video courtesy of Encyclopedia of Surfing.

Drilling is Killing

For those of us who love the coast, the negative impacts of offshore oil drilling are obvious. Offshore drilling has a proven track record of polluting the ocean, damaging coastal economies and threatening a way of life enjoyed by millions of people. Yet, the oil and gas industry—and the elected officials who prioritise them over the public interest—would like you to believe that offshore drilling is somehow a safe and necessary practice. To help set the record straight, Surfrider has released a new short film with surf legend Rob Machado and surfer/comedian Tyler Allen, on the Trump administration's plans for new offshore drilling and what this means for our ocean and coastal communities. Please check out the video and take action to stop new offshore drilling on www.surfrider.org/drilling.