View From A Blue Moon -First 4K Surf Film!

We thought you guys might want to check out this surf gorgeous film and even if you don’t want to buy the full film, the trailer is definitely worth a watch.

View From A Blue Moon 4K from The Orchard on Vimeo.

See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning film studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean.

Fiji Pro – Round 3 & 4 Results

For all those keen beans and WSL lovers you’ll know these results, but hey ho let’s go ahead and relive it anyway.

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Jadson Andre closing in on victory in Round 3 @ Fiji Pro – Ed Sloane – Source: www.worldsurfleague.com

Round 3

Heat 1 – Gabriel Medina absolutely dominates the opener with a Total score of 14.50

Heat 2 – A really close heat with Michel Bourez edging it over Kanoa Igarashi with a Total of 7.67

Heat 3 – Another close heat, but Dusty Payne takes the win with a Total of 7.20

Heat 4 – It’s the crowds favourite and WSL legend Kelly Slater that takes the heat from Jordy Smith with a Total of 16.56

Heat 5 – Brazilian Wiggolly Dantas takes the win in a close call with Conner Coffin with a Total of 6.94

Heat 6 – Adriano de Souza takes the win with a massive second wave of 9.10 taking him to a total of 15.27

Heat 7 – Another Brazilian victory for Jadson Andre, taking the win with a Total of 14.50

Heat 8 – AUS man Josh Kerr takes the win beating Jeremy Flores of France with a Total of 14.26

Heat 9 – Saw a aussie face off between Fanning and Melling with Fanning coming out on top with a Total of 13.40

Heat 10 – A huge high scoring heat between Florence and Burrow both topping the 18+ mark, but it was the man from Hawaii, John John Florence that took the win with a Total of 18.76

Heat 11 – Adrain Buchan taking the win in heat 11 over Miguel Pupo, with a Total of 13.54

Heat 12 – High flying Matt Wilkinson takes the final heat in round 2 with a Total of 13.93

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Connor Coffin Freesurfing @ Fiji Pro – Ed Sloane – Source: www.worldsurfleague.com

Round 4

In round 4 we see the heats increase to 3 surfers in the water and going on the Total’s things definitely got good!

Heat 1 – Saw Gabriel Medina beat of Dusty Payne and Michel Bourez for Heat 1 victory with a Total of 14.60

Heat 2 – With a victory repeat of Round 3, Kelly Slater took Heat 2 with a crushing Total of 19.77 over Brazilian due Dantas and de Souza

Heat 3 – Another high scoring heat with Mick Fanning taking the win with a Total of 18.07 over Josh Kerr and Jadson Andre.

Heat 4 – What better way to take us into Round 5 than nail biting finish in heat 4. Aussie man Matt Wilkinson takes the win with a Total of 16.56 narrowly seeing off JJ. Florence with a Total of 16.43, and Buchan on 15.16.

Stay tuned for the results of Finals to come.

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Scrap Surf – By Schwood

Experiment No. 3 – Scrap Surf from Shwood Eyewear on Vimeo.

Shwood founder Eric Singer teams up with friends to create a unique wooden surfboard. Watch how Singer and company process and shape this functional one-of-a-kind board using reclaimed wood found on the Oregon coast.

The construction process was guided by the expertise of Joe Blecha, a bona fide virtuoso of custom surf and snowboard construction. blechaboardshop.com

Kahana Kalama, professional surfer turned shop-owner (alohasunday.com), was there to test the limits of the handmade board upon its completion.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at shwoodshop.com

Video:
Joe Stevens
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Additional filming:
Wes Scheler

Music:
Sonny & The Sunsets – “Too Young To Burn (Instrumental)”
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The Black Tambourines – “27-25 Blues”
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WSL 2016 Fiji Pro – Round 1 & 2 Results

It’s been a while since we’ve covered the WSL, but its back on GVSCo and we catch up with the Mens action in FIJI!

Round 1

Heat 1 – John John Florence of Hawaii takes the win with a Total of 10.33

Heat 2 – Filipe Toledo of Brazil wins with a Total of 13.76

Heat 3 – Jason Andre again of Brazil takes the win with a wave average score of 14.60

Heat 4 – Keanu Asing edges out Gold Coast Champ Matt Wilkinson with an average waves score of: 13.04

Heat 5 – Miguel Pupo of Brazil wins with a heavy 15.23, secured with a smashing 2nd wave averaging 8.23! 

Heat 6 – Adriano de Souza takes the heat with a Total of 11.73

Heat 7 – Matt Banting of AUS takes the heat with 10.34 average.

Heat 8 – Wiggolly Dantas takes the win with a huge 15.60! Wave 1 coming out on top at 8.17 

Heat 9 – Jeremy Flores of France taking the heat for us Europeans! Winning with a waves total of 12.67

Heat 10 – Jordy Smith takes the heat with a sensational two waves, wave 1 coming in from the judges at 9.00! Taking his heat winning total to a massive 16.67. 

Heat 11 – Aussie Adam Melling takes the win with a wave total of 11.26. 

Heat 12 – And we often save the best till last, and this blog is no exception. The surfing genius that is Kelly Slater showing how its done again taking the heat with a huge 16.13 and besting the day with the highest scoring wave at 9.03! 

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Source: worldsurfleague.com (Kelly Castari)

Round 2

Heat 1 – Brazilian Italo Ferreira takes the heat with a wave Total of 10.67

Heat 2 – Matt Wilkinson is back in action and taking names, winning the heat with a Total of 13.10

Heat 3 – Gabriel Medina wins with a punchy 15.94

Heat 4 – Alejo Muniz saw off Aussie Julian Wilson, taking the heat with a Total of 14.00

Heat 5 –  Mick Fanning beating his fellow countrymen Kai Otton and taking the heat with an impressive 16.10

Heat 6 – Dusty Payne takes the heat with serious 16.50,  helped much by his epic 2nd wave, judges giving it 9.33

Heat 7 – Taj Burrow beats Caio Ibelli of Brazil with a Total of 15.30 

Heat 8 – Kanoa Igarashi back in form taking Heat 8 with a wave Total of 13.17

Heat 9 – Josh Kerr of AUS takes the win with a wave Total of 15.00 on the nose.

Heat 10 – Michel Bourez wins by 2.67 over Stuart Kennedy with a Total of 11.50

Heat 11 – Adrain Buchan wins after two decent waves taking the heat with a Total of 14.87

Heat 12 – Conner Coffin takes the win over Davey Cathels with a Total of 13.17

Top 30 Surf Blogs!!

The lovely guys over at BookSurfCamp surprised us with a place in their list of their favourite surf blogs!! To say we are honored is an understatement!

Make sure you head over and check them out over at their site they have a load of good trips and camps to get you guys inspired and most importantly to get you surfing!

Yay! We won!!

 

 

 

Behind the Lines with Andrew Cotton – Part 3

It was the best of winters for big wave surfers and it was the worst of winters. In this episode of Behind the Lines, Andrew Cotton, one of the men in the thick of it all, recounts amazing stories from his historic tow-in session with Garrett McNamara and gives us a peek into the logistical nightmare of a sport that relies on personal watercraft both for propulsion and for safety. When his PWC hook up fails at the last moment Andrew opts to surf Nazaré the old fashioned way, but will he catch a wave?

Director: Mikey Corker
Producer: Show ‘n Tell Media
Athletes: Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Maya Gabeira, Carlos Burle, Al Mennie, Kurt Rist, Richie Fitzgerald
Sports: Surfing

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‘Road to the Mountains’: Skookumchuck- British Columbia- EP3

We continue to follow the amazing journey of our favorite world champion kayaker Nick Troutman on his epic adventures around the globe.

The Third entry to his online series ‘Road to the Mountains’ – we hope you are enjoying his travels as much as we are!

 

Daisy Brown – The Launch!

Daisy Brown has officially launched her line of apparel and artwork! Now you can purchase her groovy designs on a variety of mediums. These include paper prints, canvases, glass prints, and even industrial metal sheets; perfect for displaying her psychedelic pieces outside! We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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 By popular demand, most of Daisy’s trippy illustrations feature on a wide range of clothing as part of her new range ‘DAZED’. All of the tees are 100% Australian made in a fair and ethical manner (don’t worry, all products are shipped worldwide!). All materials are of top quality and each design is available on black and white apparel. The DAZED range includes tees, muscle tees, long sleeves and hoodies. You can rep her rad streetwear all year round! DAZED printing processes have been developed specifically to address quality, efficiency and cost, using the latest in printing technology to deliver cutting options and results.
Stay up to date with ongoing designs and products by following Daisy on Instagram @daisybrownart and like the FB page  www.facebook.com/daisybrownart
Great Venture Surf Co. will soon be stocking these rad designs… Get psyched!
Here are a few pieces from the DAZED range just to get you in the mood!
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