Following up on Globe’s well received middle eastern surf film, ELECTRIC BLUE HEAVEN, featured surfer Dion Agius and best friend/filmmaker Beren Hall leak a cutting room edit aptly titled POOL SCRAPS. Sans the orignal’s yellow Lamborghini and arid desert B-roll, the video features unseen Agius airs, even more sprawling Russian models and a never ending lineup of the world’s finest man made waves. Shot on location at the Al Ain Surf Park, 90 miles southwest of Dubai’s city center, the video runs just over 4 minutes with soundtrack by Gil Scott-Heron. Check it out above.
Each summer, Southern California beaches are flooded with raw young talent, vying for surf industry attention and chasing competitive victories at every turn, from the NSSA Nationals to Surfing America, expectations build as future rippers emerge. Among the sport’s next generation of professional heavyweights, 11 year old Noah Beschen checked in at Lower Trestles this year, for an intensive daily summer training session with dad, coach and professional surfer, Shane Beschen. Spending time with Noah and Shane, it’s rad to see the father/son/coach relationship as Shane’s ASP experience and Noah’s intense drive combine to constantly develop his dynamic surfing style. Persistence, practice, and a desire to be the best. Its amazing to see that kind of dedication from so many kids, at such young ages, and it’s easy to forget just how hard 11 year olds are throwing down these days, until of course you’re blatantly reminded. Here are two videos of Noah Beschen proving that hard work creates results… the above my own film and edit, the below filmed and edited by Shane Beschen and seen for the very first time right here.Noah Beschen
Curated by New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Japanese sculptor Haroshi debuts his newest series at Art Basel 2012. Created from used skateboard decks, ‘Foot with Invisible Shoe (1-6)’ is a series of six inspired sculptures. Each foot is unique, created in pairs of two, and sporting transparent renditions of the Vans Half Cab, the HUF Hufnagel Pro or the Nike Dunk SB. Currently in Switzerland? Check out the pieces live at the SCOPE installation. Otherwise, enjoy some photos below.Haroshi
Los Angeles based hat makers, Quintin Co., reminds us what we love about seshing in the City of Angels. Manny Santiago, Danny Supa and Brett Sube take us on a aerial tour around downtown’s most legendary skate spots, with soaring camera angles captured by RC Helicopter. Check out the Quintin collection at www.quintinco.com.