Hunter Martinez is an up-and-coming filmmaker from California. If you haven’t heard of him, you may want to start keeping tabs, because the 24 year old just dropped his debut full-length surf film, Lost in Thought. The film stands out for a number of reasons, the biggest being that it’s an independent film, entirely financed by Martinez and the surfers involved. Upon releasing the film, Martinez stated “I wanted to make this video of all my friends, at home/on trips having a good time and surfing the globe no sponsors involved, to show that we like to surf and I like to film because we truly just love it.” With a crew of America’s most talented underground surfers and full creative control, Lost in Thought captures the heart of surfing. This one is well worth 36 minutes of your time.
Namibia's Skeleton Coast doesn't have a lot going for it. The desert coast is inhospitable, home to dense fog, less than half an inch of annual rainfall, and over 1000 rusting shipwrecks. The local San people referred to it as "The Land That God Made in Anger," which is both quite poetic and a pretty solid indication that it's not a very nice place. RELATED: This Smooth Surf Edit is Yoga for the Eyes The major draw, besides shipwreck-sightseeing, is Skeleton Bay, home to some of Earth's
Have you ever been surfing at Pipeline in Hawaii, caught a perfect barrel, and realized that you're not going to make it out of the barrel before it crushes you? No? We haven't either, but it happens. So, in anticipation of a future surf trip during which we'll have developed the skills requisite to get barreled, there's no one we'd rather have prepare us for the perils of a closeout than Nate Florence. RELATED: WSL Cancels 2020 Season, Makes Tour Format Changes Given how much Nate surfs,
It’s certainly been a weird time for surfing. The WSL's season was canceled. Who knows when we’ll be able to safely hop on a plane for that dream surf getaway. Not to mention all the beaches throughout the U.S. that have been closed altogether because of the pandemic. These days a little good news wouldn’t be so bad, which is why the Portuguese Surf Film Festival decided to offer their incredible line up of films for free through a virtual event. Sure, it doesn’t beat being on the beaches of