Monthly Archives: August 2014

050 – Jason Baffa: Bella Vita

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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.

This conversation was recorded at Tyler Surfboards in El Segundo, California.

Click here to attend the screening of Bella Vita hosted by Surf Splendor.
Click here to host your own screening of Bella Vita.

Click here to purchase Bella Vita.


BELLA VITA FILM from Bella Vita Film on Vimeo.

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The Bella Vita team on location in Italy.

The Bella Vita team on location in Italy.

Jason Baffa and Chris Del Moro

Jason Baffa and Chris Del Moro

Singlefin: Yellow Trailer

One California Day Trailer

One California Day film trailer from jason baffa films on Vimeo.

Learn more about Jason Baffa at JasonBaffaFilms.com
Follow @JasonBaffaFilms on Instagram and @BellaVitaFilms
Or on Facebook Bella Vita Films

049 – Dan Malloy: Slow Is Fast

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Surf Splendor Dan Malloy 600x600In 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.

Link to purchase Slow Is Fast
Slow is Fast

Slow is Fast Book & DVD with Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman and Kellen Keene from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Dan Malloy and Dane Reynolds Board Swap fro The Surfer’s Journal

Dan Malloy on Vice’s Hi-Shredability in 2007

Here’s a link to Dan’s interview with Esquire.com discussing Slow Is Fast.

Learn more about Dan here!

048 – Surf News, August 13th, 2014

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David and Scott hail Tommy Carroll, applaud Luke Egan & Kelly Slater for bucking the man, plan a surf trip to North Korea, and much more!

CATCHING UP

You should watch Strange Rumblings in Shangra-La

DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT

NORTH KOREA SURF TRIPS

Who’s going? Link to the article.

North Korea

SHARK WEEK!

The tale of Submarine is a farce! Here’s the link, but enjoy the documentary anyway.

THE 2014 WATERMAN OF THE YEAR

Tommy Carroll was honored as the 2014 Waterman of the Year by SIMA. Link to the article.

Tommy Carroll

Link here to purchase TC
TC

THE NATHAN HEDGE SAGA

We’re psyched to see Hedgey back in action and surfing his best. Kudos, Hedge! Keep it up. Best of luck at Chopes!
21 days

MIKI DORA’S BIRTHDAY WEEK

Link to EOS’s tribute page.

LUKE EGAN LAUNCHES DEPACTUS

Here’s a link to Luke’s interview with StabMag.com

Depactus

WEBLAND

Mickey Wright’s dismount to bodysurf to recovery.

Taj and Mark Matthews concept photo shoot.

Link to the footage

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Koa Smith’s first wave in Diamonds of the Desert.

DUKE

David’s Duke: Dean Treanor for his work as a directore with LastNameFirst.TV

Scott’s Duke: Bethanny Hamilton’s Air Reverse Link to the video here

Bethanny

KOOK

Scott’s Kook: The grom who almost poked out Mike Cianciulli’s eye. Link to article.

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David’s Kook: The way we view and discuss women’s surfing. We ought not glorify mediocre airs.

FINAL NOTE

Robin Williams interview on Marc Maron’s WTF

047 – Judgment: JFlo vs. Seabass

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Surf Splendor Judgment 600x600Joined 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, 

Click here to read the article about Jeremy’s post-heat tantrum and the ASP’s fine and suspension.

or the article on StabMag.com

Also, check out this link to one of Jeremy’s previous fights on the Gold Coast (2011)

The heat in question: Round 2, Heat 10 of the J-Bay Open

You think Sebass rips? You should check out our show’s guest and former ASP judge Erik Krammer!

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Also check out Erik’s business InternationalSurfServices.com