Did Wes Anderson direct this? This is what I thought after checking out the introduction to Reef’s new twenty-three minute surf piece “De Passage.” Something about the tracking shots, symmetry, and the bright color palette reminded me of Anderson’s aesthetic. Maybe a more appropriate Anderson-esque title would be “The Grand Assemblage of Vagabond Water Walkers” rather than “De Passage.” All we need is a cameo from Bill Murray. Regardless, this is a beautifully shot and edited short that showcases some incredible waves. Everything from epic aerials to deep barrels can satisfy your watery needs. Despite an interest in how Hollywood would approach surf films, all I can say is I would really hate to see a surf film from Michael Bay. I don’t think I would enjoy seeing Shia Labeouf surfing a CGI wave with Megatron. Some Megan Fox beach shots, however, wouldn’t hurt.
Last week the world reeled from the tragic news of surf legend Sunny Garcia’s hospitalization. Since then, there haven't been any updates released about his current condition in a Portland, Oregon intensive care unit. Still, love and support continue to flow from his community on social media. RELATED: Sunny Garcia Opens Up About His Struggle with Depression Taylor Steele, director of Proximity, has joined in the outreach by compiling a montage of Garcia from the early ‘90s. The piece honors
The use of helicopters has become a norm in skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking—but not so much in surfing. Big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher changed that when he aired out of a chopper onto a big wave. The stunt can be seen in Red Bull Media House’s latest surfing documentary , which follows not just Fletcher’s journey but also his prolific surfing family as a whole. The maverick hails from a lineage of surfing pioneers like his grandfather who pushed big wave surfing at Waimea Bay and
While TGR may be known for our love of winter, there’s a special place in our heart for the island of Hawaii. We’ve been traveling to this tropical gem for nearly a decade, each time falling more in love with the island’s raw beauty and vibrant culture. "Kauai shares a similar kind of kindred spirit as Jackson Hole in its remoteness and its rawness," shares TGR co-founder Steve Jones. RELATED: Andy Irons: Kissed By God During the filming of , we explored the area deeper—particularly from