In between lunch time surf breaks and giving out more clothes than we sell our surf marketing department spends most of the day watching online videos. Here’s a few recent flicks that caught our fancy on the world wide web.
Evan Geiselman in East Oz this year. Looks like a re-edit of the video that was posted online last week. Video by, Bryant Thomas and John Perkins. Edited by John Perkins, who did a lot of the initial work on both 5’5″ Redux and WAR(d) Stories. He’s also a veteran of many Wardo trips so traveling with Evan must be a breeze.
“In an era where every kid is capable of tossing his tail to a fins free reverse, has a video guy in tow to document every move and the internet inundates us all with a daily barrage of hastily assembled surfing webi-sodes, it is oh so rare when some thing pops up that really has impact and forces me to slow down and take notice. This five minutes of Maui’s Ian Gentil did just that. Ian and I have worked together since he was knee high to a Coco Ho, and not only is he (and his family) a pleasure to work with, but I must say that this is without a doubt one of the most impressive five minutes I have ever seen of a 16 year old surfer.” – Matt Biolos
We’ve had a few early spring time south swells already in Southern California and in usual fashion the hoards descended on Trestles. Here’s a little video featuring Chris Ward, Teddy Navarro, Ian Crane, Taylor Clark and the new princess of Lowers – Malia Ward (in the pink wetsuit). If you think her dad catches a lot of waves wait until you get a load of her.
“San Clemente and Lowers local, Griffin Colapinto, has been steadily moving up the radar the last couple years. Never yet to be spotlighted or revered as a phenom or shooting star, he nonetheless seems to really be rounding out his act in more and more solid surf. It’s fun to watch these kids as they mature from wiggly little flickers on the inside dribble at Lowers, to charging harder than myself and most of my friends in just a couple years. It’s equally fun (and challenging) to try and keep up with the growth spurts of these guys, like Kolohe before them, graduating from 4’8″ x 16.22… up to 5’5″ x 17.50″ and beyond.” – Matt Biolos
Whether it’s sneaking in under slabbing ledges, or hucking huge grab rail rotations, this little video illustrates how TB turns WA into his own personal play station. Most of this vid is on our craft, but we can’t take credit for whatever he was riding in that opening, monstrous North Point pit.” – Matt Biolos
2012 highlight reel from talented videographer Kevin Voegtlin. There’s some amazing footage in this one.