Some random moments from 2014, it certainly was a busy and fun year, i travel with my pet drone everywhere i go and im excited to start 2015 as a licensed drone operator, its going to be a freaky industry to work in.
Thanks to all the crew and talent that take me on these amazing adventures.
Music Alt j, fitzpleasue
When people think of California, they think of palm trees. They think of convertibles and Coachella and the ever-winding Pacific Coast Highway. They think of 3-foot waves and one hell of a sunset. They think of everything that Mavericks is not.
Mavs might not be cliché California, but there is no denying that it’s the king of the coast. The XXL beast showed some fang over the weekend on the first real day of the 2014-2015 big- wave season, and this video shows you everything you need to see in less time than it takes to remember what the actual capital of California is… it’s Sacramento, by the way.
The battle to become Champion has come down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. After a day of action that saw the Men’s Pipe Invitational narrow the list of potential wildcards to four, Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Kelly Slater (USA) discussed their Tour seasons and their gameplans going into Pipe.
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it’s a Mick Fanning signature. He’s done it three times this year; you haven’t noticed he’s even in the event until he’s won it. Bells, J-Bay, and now Supertubes, all won in great waves and with surfing that couldn’t be denied. He now goes into Pipe alongside Kelly and Gabe, and this whole world title thing just got a lot more interesting.
There’s a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as “the king”. This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.
Best comment from Ross Williams, one of the ASP commentators, as the camera showed us Jordy Smith and John Florence hanging out in the competitor’s area:
“It looks like John John is getting back to his haole moke roots with that outfit.”
Kelly Slater vs. John Florence in semifinal #2. Worth watching if you have the time.
THUNDERCLOUD - The international award winning feature length documentary by One Palm Media based around Cloudbreak in Fiji, will be hitting the shores of the USA for a substantial cinema tour starting in Sept 2014.
The much anticipated production has had successful screenings in Australia, Hawaii, Fiji, Spain as well as Vanuatu in the South Pacific and US surf fans can get their first glimpse of THUNDERCLOUD on the big screening at the USA Premiere event at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, California on the 18th Sept @ 7pm. Scheduled tour dates are as follows :
18th Sept, Thurs - La Paloma, Encinitas, CA screening 7pm
20th Sept, Sat - Bird’s Surf Shack screening, San Diego, CA 7pm
21th Sept, Sun - Krikorian Premiere Theatre, San Clemente, CA
23th Sept, Tues - Music Hall 3 Laemmle, West LA, CA screening 7pm
24th Sept, Wed - Charter Center Cinema, Huntington Beach, CA 7pm
25th Sept, Thurs - Arlington Theatre screening, Santa Barbara, CA 7pm
26th Sept, Fri - Balboa Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7pm
1st Oct, Wed - Tree House Cinema, Pensacola, FL screening
2nd Oct, Thurs - Sun Ray Cinema screening, Jacksonville FL 7pm
3rd Oct, Fri - The Terrace Theatre screening, Charleston SC 7pm
4th Oct, Sat - Penn Cinema, Wilmington, NC 7pm
5th Oct, Sun - RC Theatre screening, Kill Devil Hills, NC 7pm
7th Oct, Tues - Beach Movie Bistro screening, Virginia Beach, VA 7pm
8th Oct, Wed - Tilton 9, Atlantic City, NJ 7pm
10th Oct, Thurs - Tribeca Cinema, NYC 7pm
Dates & venues for Boston, New Hampshire, Maine & Nova Scotia are TBD.
Tickets and reserve seating are available at : onepalmmedia.com