Surfing Trash

Sometimes a series of photos can tell you all you need to know. These come from a surfing photoshoot in Indonesia, and probably have a very different impact (though more powerful) than photographer Zac Noyle originally intended.

Enlightened Viewing: Minds In The Water

This documentary has long been on my list, and now it’s now available on DVD and Video On Demand, Definitely worth seeing.

Here’s the description:

Minds in the Water, is a award winning documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave’s journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants…[snip]

…Five years in the making, Minds In The Water is the story of one surfer’s international journey to help protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Through the charismatic journey of one person’s life, witness an adventure spanning the globe from Australia and the Galapagos to Tonga, Alaska and Japan. See first hand how one surfer’s quest to protect dolphins and whales has blossomed into a movement of like minds. The film captures a key moment in one person’s life when apathy is no longer an option.

Pro surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich went from an ocean minded admirer to an ocean activist when he embarked on a personal mission to help stop the worldwide commercial slaughter of dolphins and whales. While unsure at first, Dave quickly found his activist sea legs and helped build a core team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-pirates, celebrity surfers and even a professional mermaid to help spread the message. All this has been documented in the film, Minds In The Water.

The message of the film is two fold: The power of one individual to inspire people to take action and make a difference and if ocean minded people are to pass on a sustainable culture, then they must become responsible stewards of their coastal environment.

And here’s the trailer:

On My Radar: Chasing Mavericks

Who isn’t a sucker for a good surfing movie? And if it happens to feature the gnarliest wave of them all–Mavericks–then I think it’s going to be worth a look.

“Chasing Mavericks” is about surfer Jay Moriarty’s quest to surf, and survive, Mavericks’ epic break. Yes, there will be lots of manufactured drama. But judging from the trailer there will be also lots sweet surfing footage. It opens later this month.