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The second instalment of a series of awarding winning short films from Northcore, shot on the UK’s rugged North East coast. “North Sea swells are never easy to predict, low pressure charts often allow hopes of fresh swell to soar only to fade as dawn breaks and nature hasn’t delivered. Occasionally those broken promises are redeemed and all the elements combine gracing us with pristine lines of energy sculpted by offshore wind, reef and blessed by sunshine. This is when the North Sea glows and the pilgrimage begins.”
A Northcore Film
By- Chris McClean
Executive Producer – Matt Strathern
Additional Footage- Lewis Arnold
Music – Lake Poets – Mercury Retrograde Notwithstanding
and Half Moon Run – Full Circle
Surfers – Gabe Davies, Sandy Kerr, Owain Davies and Ryan Hammond
Left Point Distribution in collaboration with Westfrench agency are pleased to announce their latest distribution agreement launching the “Jetty” apparel brand into the European market place.
Jetty is a grass roots company with a special touch of New Jersey garage must & dust. Jetty design and print their own apparel, finding ways to innovate, learn, surf, skate, dance, party and listen to a lot of music! Jetty was formed with the intention of supporting athletes, motivating the next-generation and spreading positive energy with the aim to create, inspire and set their own trends.
Left Point Distribution spokesman said of the agreement “Jetty is a very exiting clothing brand with ideals and goals close to our own so we’re stoked to be working them, launching their brand through our surf distribution network. Jetty will initially be available to the UK & Ireland regions where we’re now taking pre-orders, with a European wide roll out to follow.”
For more information regarding Jetty visit their website at:
yes! as it won surfer Martin Paradisis that prize money at the Oakley Big Wave competition for the biggest surf ridden in Australasia 2012/13
Pedra Branca Rock Tasmania
Over the Awards’ 10 years, Paradisis has collected every prize except the big one. He’s won the Paddle-in, the Slab, and Best Overall Surfer. But the $20,000 main prize had eluded his grasp until last night, when a colossal wall of water ridden by him off Pedra Branca Rock, south of Tassie, was deemed the largest wave ridden in Australasian waters in the past year.
“It’s a huge thrill,” Marti said of the Award and the ride that generated it. “I’m so stoked to be able to represent the Tassie crew up here. I wouldn’t get to ride waves like this without a lot of help so this isn’t just for me.”
Marti’s ride just got an edge over mate Danny Griffith, who got another huge ride that day at Pedra Branca. The rides tied in the first judging round, voted for by surfers registered for entry in the Awards, but were comfortably split by an expert panel of big surf maestros from the USA.
The pair were hailed by a stoked roomful of peers, including fellow finalists Paul “Antman” Paterson, Tyler Hollmer-Cross, and Jeff “Camel” Goulden, who earlier took out the increasingly prestigious $5000 Paddle-in Award – reserved for surfers who catch these titanic waves under their own power with no jet-ski assist.
A huge storm developed in the Western Atlantic earlier this week with the wave buoys showing 24ft and 20 secs, which equals 60-70ft surf at the right locations! The best spot it seems was Nazare in Portugal with the surf being funneled by a deep water canyon just off the coast creating some monster waves one of which is being hailed as a 100ft wave surfed by Garrett McNamarra on “Big Monday” 28th Jan 2013. The size isn’t confirmed yet, but it did look huge!
Peter Mel won the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest, a 24-competitor Big Wave World Tour event, at the mental reef near Half Moon Bay, California on Sunday. The conditions by Mavericks standards were small, but it was sunny and a Sunday so the more cynical may say it was run not because of wave size but because of potential audience size? Either way Mel charged and took home $12,000.
Monday 21st Jan saw the start of a series of huge swells hitting the length of the Western European coast with Ireland taking the full force of the monster waves. A tow session at Mullaghmore Co Sligo saw this wave ridden by Peter Conroy being nominated for barrel of the year in Billabongs XXL competition
The surfing world has an incredibly diverse and progressive culture of artistic creativity inspired by the ocean and riding waves and it’s always good to see emerging new artists being recognised especially if they surf at the same break as you! This is how we came across Emma Rawlins and her beautiful paintings so wanted to share an introduction and some of her work here. In Emma’s own words:
“Hi, I’m Emma Rawlins, aged 23, a surf artist based primarily on the north east coast of England. Having always painted whilst growing up, it has become a recent career path for me to paint full time, meaning I get to do what I love all day. My focus within this career path is Surf Artwork, based on the ocean and the breathtaking scenery surrounding it discovered in England and whilst travelling some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, 2011, and from my passion within surfing myself. I would love nothing more than to continue this career path, selling locally, nationally, or perhaps even one day to be recognised as an English Surf Artist. I love doing what I do, I hope you like my work also”
We’re loving these new “Slice” surfboard fins. Made with 8mm Hexcore centres, Slice fins are Ultra Light , very strong and with a tiny amount of tip flex. They come in a range of funky colours and standard FCS compatible sizes. Nice