Monday, February 22, 2010

Thrash'd

Professor Barnestroms latest creation, covermounted on the March issue of Movement mag, owww!

THRASH'D Teaser from Todd Barnes on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Robin Hood

Sign the petition for a small Robin Hood tax on the mad profits of international banks to raise money for the NHS and tackling poverty HERE

Monday, February 15, 2010

Kerry Skarbakka

This guys photos are pretty interesting. From what I can gather, he sets up a composition, then sets himself up for an almighty fall of a self portrait. Pretty rad...Have a look at his site HERE

Skateistan

This project is a pretty incredible idea. "Skateistan is Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school dedicated to teaching both male and female students. We aim to build indoor and outdoor skateboarding facilities on which Afghan youth can come together to skateboard: here, they forge bonds that transcend social barriers; here, they’re enabled to affect change on issues important to them." Have a look at the Skateistan SITE and the clip below,
and if you feel stoked, maybe even donate a little here

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Weird Intensity of February at the 'Leen

Ireland is usually the most unpredictable place in the world. Weather fronts come and go in a matter of hours, and you never seem to really know what the winds doing, or when the swell might pulse.

A run of decent waves is such a rarity at times as a result. Most of the time it's more like constantly trying to snag random sessions between psychotic weather fronts.

The weirdest thing is, for the last four years, (that's for sure at least - it might even be longer - or we just might have been real lucky these last few years) - a mad run of massive swell and freezing offshores has kicked into gear at the start of February.

I always seem to end up out at Aileens at the peak of the swell. It's the only roughly recurring pattern I've noticed during my whole time out in the waves over here. Everything else has been utter chaos.

True to form, the last ten days we've experienced an intense run of thumping swell and offshores here.

Heres a brief snapshot of the last four years of February swells through my lenses...

2007... Mackin Aileens for ten days. Shots are from the first session of the swell, with Tom DH, Skindog, and Piz 'avin a dig.

2008... Giant Aileens on steroids, just about handling on the first day of the swell. Tom DH, Steve Thomas, Mole and Skindog towing. The swell cranked for a week, five days later I broke my arm surfing Bumbaloid.

2009... One of the most incredible sessions I've seen at the 'Leen. Ferg, Johnny Mac, Tom DH, Greg Long, Twiggy and Sundoran Gillespie. Massive caves in a nasty Nor'east devil wind. The waves pumped for almost two weeks straight either side of this sesh up and down the country.

2010... Ten days of heaving swell and offshores. An almighty couple'a sessions at the 'Leen. Some of the best tuberides I've seen go down out there. All the boys 'avin a dig. Here's a taster of the few that weren't hollow and one of the many that got away...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Ferg in ASL

Me and the Ferg, george and pedro, a long day at sea and a spread in ASL...

This is pretty rad

Rad super slo mo clip, must be like 500fps, tasty.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Black Holes

Today, I've mostly been looking at holes in the ocean...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mutant Onions


savvy...

Well done lads


Just wanted to congratulate our brothers Greg Long And Anthony Walsh for doing so well in Hawaii this year. Greg took out the Eddie and Walshy just got second at Pipe to Jamie O'brien. Get on lads!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Plucka

Heydon 'Plucka' Bunting was one of my favourite riders to watch as a kid. I was buzzing to see this clip of him still shredding and havin fun, no matter what waveriding vehicle he's riding. Like he says, as a grom, you just want to have a go on every ride in the park... Legend...

Heydon Bunting Sequence: From Seaworthy from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

Cold is the Water

The past couple of weeks have been pretty much full time salt duty at home in Ireland. At one point we were getting amongst solid waves twice a day for a full week. Might not sound like much, but when the wind chills in the minus's and the mizzle forces every last layer of warmth out of you, it takes a fair bit of mental strength to stay motivated at times. Up in the dark, home in the dark. A few hours sleep to thaw out, on it again. That's Winter for you. We've had welcome visits from psyched brothers such as Igor Harris and Patch Wilson to keep the amp factor cranked up a notch though. Bombie missions out to sea, lost in freezing fog, pumping Aileens, awkward Rileys, howling winds and still water, drunk late nights into first light bombs, we've seen a fair bit of action, lucky lads that we are. Long may it continue! Heres a few...

Monday, February 1, 2010

sonic youth

 Classic bizarre Sonic Youth...