"Those boys have some epic tales..." said Craig of his recent trip to the South Coast of Australia with Occy and Matt Hoy. Later this week we'll dig into some of those tales and begin chronicaling the final few months before Craig releases his new film, Slow Dance, which will be released this summer.
Craig has literally criss-crossed the globe like six times making this flick, sometimes darting for a swell, sometimes hunkering down for weeks until there is a swell. Sometimes never getting a swell. During our recent trip to Australia I remember standing next to Craig at a bar and chatting. I then saw him again at the same bar three days later. "What have you been up to?" I asked.
"Well, I went to Tahiti for two days...just got back," he chuckled. Sneaky two days in Tahiti and right back.
This most recent trip in Australia is one of the final installments and from the looks and sounds of it, there was no shortage of story time. Occy was filming Craig on a Handy Cam. Matt Hoy was sinking beers with Mick Lowe and the old boys were having a hell time reminiscing.
We'll have more behind the scenes of Craig's film later this week. [...]
We chased swells. Ran through terminals. Got dirty. Got loose. Made flights. Missed a few. Had a close call in Casablanca on our way to Morocco. Scored. Got skunked. Broke fins, boards and hearts. It was perfect. And now it's a film which you can watch above. And if you like what you see, head over to Reef.com/AnythingSing right now and download the whole film, in HD. For free.
Anything Sing was shot on location in Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Indonesia and Hawaii. It stars Luke Davis, Nick Rozsa, Mick Fanning, Conner Coffin, Beau Foster, Ford Archbold and Paul Fisher with Alana Blanchard. [...]
We're only one day away from the premiere of Anything Sing, which you'll be able to watch tomorrow, right here, in it's entirety. And then you'll be able to download it at Reef.com Thursday, May 2nd. So this week is looking up. And for those of you who like beer with your surf movies, there are a few more premiere's this week on the west coast as well.
But for now, to get you through today, enjoy the cutting room floor from a season in Hawaii starring Luke Davis, Beau Foster, Nick Rozsa, Mick Fanning and a pretty bad ass cameo by John John Florence. We'll see you back here tomorrow for the full-length feature. [...]
Surf culture isn't polished. It's not cut out for primetime. And anyone who's ever chucked surfboards into the back of a van knows what type of conversations go down on surf trips. We have all the ...lost videos and watch them to this day. And while we hope you enjoyed This Is Us: Australia and all the good surfing and poetic shots and cutaways, we had to sign off with something a touch more..ummm, raw. This was inspired by creepy, shoulder-mount cams from the '90s. Hit play and do remember to fuck around as often as you can. We're surfers. And we're lucky. And this is a surf trip. Be sure to listen for Dillon Perillo's very candid confession... [...]
Australia went a bit brown on us this year during filming for Anything Sing, but it didn't stop the waves. Non stop rain left brown water but awoke a few sleepy little peaks that we're happy we saw. This episode from filming for the movie features Mick Fanning, Paul Fisher, Luke Davis and Nick Rosza running around Australia. We found quite a few ramps and pits amidst the brown water this year. And you can't hang with these guys and not laugh.
PHOTOS: Kai Neville
"You can double the length of your iPhone battery easily — just put the fucking thing down."
Kai said this the other day. And while it's trite to be the person bickering about all the cell phone zombies wandering the planet, we found that to be good advice. And since we spend so much time searching the stacks, snapping photos and talking with inspiring people, we thought we'd give you a glimpse at some things that that made us whistle "Beginning to See The Light" as we made Issue 4 (out next month).
After the jump is a a good afternoon's worth of rad shit we doubt you knew existed. [...]
We're back at it again. Tonight we're taking over Bird's Surf Shed to premiere Anything Sing with Reef. If you're not already in San Diego, might be worth a road trip. Food, drinks, films, live music and howling at the moon. And if the last two have been any indication, it's going to go off.
7:30 PM at Bird's Surf Shed: 1091 W Morena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110
(After the jump is a flyer to rally your friends) [...]
If you're within striking distance of Malibu, CA tonight, we're taking over the Malibu Beach Inn to premiere Anything Sing with Reef. If you're not, might be worth a road trip. Food, drinks, films, live music and howling at the moon.
7:30 PM the Malibu Beach Inn: 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265
(After the jump is a flyer to rally your friends) [...]
There is a lot of chaos cluttering our brains these days. Texts prevent pondering. Snapchats prevent reverie. Twitter prevents epiphany. Instagram prevents memory. And thunderstorms prevent brainstorms. And on and on.
It’s difficult to get true commitment — let alone ponder the fact that beyond our instantaneously gratified society there are canyons in the oceans where vampire fish live; or meditate for a moment on the fact that there is space. How can one ponder space when it’s nearly impossible to initiate a real conversation? Warrant a look in the eyes or an earnest response? It is easy to track someone today, yes. It is hard, however, to elicit anything of substance as we walk around like the texting dead.
Which leads us to the motivation behind this trip we did to the coast and why we chose these surfers: Creed McTaggart, Chippa Wilson, Ryan Callinan and Dillon Perillo. We wanted to remind ourselves of something. Something about existence. About humanity. About surfing. This is part four of This is Us: Australia and we hope you like it. We got a house, drank beers, went surfing, drove around, fucked around and talked about chicks. Ryan wore his wetsuit the whole damn trip and Creed had a few cigarettes. Dillon read poetry and Chippa applied fresh Fox stickers for the first time. It's wasn't always deep and meaningful (although at times it was) but it was fun, and this is what it looked like.
Coming Next Monday: A bonus section from This is Us: Australia featuring outtakes from the trip that will ultimately prove we've lost it. [...]