Jason Baffa, filmmaker known for Singlefin: Yellow and One California Day, has a new film entitled Bella Vita. The film follows surfer Chris Del Moro as he traces his family’s, and surfing’s, lineage through Italy. In this episode of Surf Splendor, we discuss the joy and pain of the film’s production, the changing media landscape, and the importance of storytelling in the preservation of surfing’s legacy.
In 2013 Dan Malloy embarked on a 700 mile bicycle trek along the California Coast. Along the way he worked with a variety of artisans, from farmers to knife makers, and occasionally stopped to surf. The journey is vividly brought to life through a photo journal and short documentary entitled, “Slow Is Fast”, which Dan curated with filmmaker Kellen Keene and photographer Kanoa Zimmerman.
In today’s episode of Surf Splendor, we talk to Dan about the path that led him to “Slow Is Fast”, the 700 mile trek, and what comes next. We hope you enjoy the show.
Joined by former 11 year ASP judge, Erik Krammer, we attempt to examine the successes and pitfalls of how we evaluate the act of surfing, while analyzing the controversial Jeffrey’s Bay heat between Jeremy Flores and Sebastian Zietz,
This week we welcome back surf photography icon Tony Roberts to hear his thoughts on the proliferation of GoPro cameras in the line-up, working with Sonny Miller, Following the Light, Dub-Step music, David’s delicate sensibilities, and oh so much more.
Richard Graham discusses the founding of Surfing Magazine, his involvement in establishing the first international surf brands, and his new book The Ride, which documents the journey through a pivotal portion of surf history.
In this episode of Surf Splendor, we dissect the Sting surfboard and its design revolution during the mid 70s. Featuring interviews with Ben Aipa, Matt Calvani, Davey Smith, Skye Richard, and Roger Hinds, this episode was recorded at The Boardroom Show during the Icons of Foam Tribute to Ben Aipa where six shaping contestants were tasked with replicating a classic Aipa Sting.
The original 1974 Aipa Sting, shaped for Buttons, was on hand for contestants to asses prior to their allotted 90 minutes in the shaping bay.
The Sting design was made famous by Larry Bertlemann, Buttons, and Mark Liddell.
Ben Aipa and his son Duke judged the Icons of Foam shaping competition.