A Sunday in Nazaré, riding mountains. Not as big as expected for the surfers who wanted to break records, but still massive.
Driving 9 hours from the Basque Country after surfing all day to arrive in Nazaré at dawn, just in time for the swell was the first part of the mission. 6am on the cliff, the first crowds starting to arrive to watch the show. The swell has arrived during the night. It’s not as big as expected on the maps, but still massive for the common surfer. Jet-skis are on the zone, checking conditions and getting ready to launch the session…
Because summer means summer waves & crowds, we decided to ride up North to find a calm spot where to spend the week-end. Good friends, good waves, none else in the water, perfect weather ultimately lead to good vibes. That’s the only way to sum-up this great moment.
I glance down at my watch, it reads just after 9am. Over the top of my coffee, I scour the ocean, It’s a wild and bumpy canvas layered with mood. There’s only going to be one decent spot on a day like today I think aloud.
Just after the Wheels and Waves, we met with Nathan Sadoun to discuss present, future and surfing. Nathan is a great human being. Always smiling, always stoked when there is a shitty wave to surf and always the first when it comes to have a couple of beers. Congrats on winning the event log contest. See you around Nathan!
Nothing beats a morning sesh with friends. When the wind is still light and offshore, when most of the people are still sleeping, when waves are breaking with none spoiling their beauty. That’s he best moment of the day. And that’s the moment Leila Hurst and Karina Ronzuko chose to ride the sand bank.
'Thank You Mother' is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn't afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere. Produced by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell with an original soundtrack by Nick Bampton. 'Thank You Mother' is narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf film 'Morning of the Earth'.
Neil Messmer is a young talented longboarder. Sharing his time between France and California, Neil has developed a unique style on boards over 9ft. Neil is part of this generation of kids who are more interested in riding longboard with elegance than destroying a wave on a thruster.