THE ANTHOLOGY

The world’s a-been-a-changing of late. Every man and his dog has a blog, a webpage, whatever. We are all now living most of our lives online. Everything is faster, quicker, shorter. Give me now and then give me again once my web page has refreshed.  The net is a huge bin of knowledge, and crap, and we want it before it’s even ready to be devoured.

VS#2

~ Next up in our mix series is one of Velvet Seas’ own, Luke Cheadle. Every now and then, in between the more well known DJs, we will put together mixes, playlists, soundtracks, whatever you want to call them, to keep the tunes flowing. This one is much more chilled then the first VS mix,…

#VSMEETS | Nick Pumphrey

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While I was putting together my recent videos in France, the crew spent plenty of time at a bar called Le Surfing.

On the other side of the bar was Nick Pumphrey, shaking away countless cocktails to help our confidence with the hornets.

The commotion cleared and the tour made their way across the arid spanish countryside to Supertubos.

I tagged along with Nick.

I had the chance to see how he operated behind the lens and sticky beaked at the results.

I really liked his style of photography so i decided to put this post together.

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KIT KAT

Recently we were made aware of a competition that Kit Kat ANZ were running on their youtube channel, www.youtube.com/kitkatanz. We have entered the comp, albeit a bit late, and stand the chance of winning $10,000. We’re thinking that if we win we will use the money to buy beer and have a mental party. So…

SURFS UP!

A few weekends back, upon seeing the swell that was about to hit the east coast, VelvetSea decided it was time to get up off our arses and bail the big smoke. With an absence of filmers available and getting sick of the back and forth that was happening, we thought, fuck it, we’ll do it…

LIGHT YEAR!

We’ve just become aware of a new site by good friends, and electro wondermen, Light Year. The boys have featured in 2 Many DJ’s heavily lauded live shows and have recently just smashed the hell out of the US on a nation wide tour. Before this site went live it was relatively hard to find…

JUST GO BAREBACK

The Bareback DJ’s are two of our best mates Leigh Sedley and Paul Fisher. Both very good surfers in their own right and both damn good DJ’s and producers. The boys are living in the US at the the time of writing, with Sedley more firmly based than Fisher, who is constantly galavanting around the…

JAMES DRAKE

James Drake is a musical genius. Never heard of him? Really? Well that’s good, because if you had of then you’d be living in a dream world. You see, the name James Drake is a play on the names of two, true, musical wonderboys James Blake and Drake. One, a post dubstep artist from the…

A letter from the Irons family

The official autopsy released regarding Andy Irons’ death… THE NEW YORK TIMES THE IRONS FAMILY We have received the final autopsy and toxicology report filed in connection with Andy’s death on November 2nd, 2010, from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in Forth Worth, TX. The family apologizes for the delay in the release of…

T.woods/N.deane

Thomas Woods and Noa Deane were two of the surfers that were on my recent Bali trip. Most of the time we surfed side shore Canguu, which is about the closest thing surfers can get to a skatepark. The wind was perfect for airs and, trust me on this, they were flaring. I came home wanting…

MEET: MATT PAYNE

|| MATT PAYNE  || Pic by: Adam Ferreira Field || Filmmaker Age || 20 Resides || Huntington Beach, CA Inspiration || Syd Mead, Quentin Tarantino, Joe G. Years in the game || 1 year. Equipment Digital/Film || Panasonic P2 HPX-170 & Minolta Autopak  D-10 (Super 8) Projects (present) || Dirty Harry Series, helping out on ‘0000’ and…

Dirty Harry

We didn’t know who Matt Payne was until we came across these two clips and to tell you the truth, we still don’t know too much. All we know is he’s based out of Newport, CA and that he creates nice edits based on surfer Jason Harris, in which he experiments with narrative and medium. It’s refreshing…

Desillusion!

They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but I don’t think this phrase applies to magazines, well not Desillusion anyway. The cover of the magazine, the “-No Balls- Girls Do It Better” issue, sums up the contents better then any long winded review could. Amazing photography, brilliant angles, artistic themes and unexpected but…

MEET: Brent Smith

Brent Smith is a man of mystery. A man of many faces, and many beards. Not much is known of him other than what has been provided below. This MEET: came about from stumbling across www.brentsmith.com.au. We thought the art displayed was very cool, and very worth a MEET:, so an email was sent and…

MAMBO x Ray Of Hope

Mambo artist Shannon Graham paints a surfboard to be donated to the Ray of Hope fundraising campaign. Ray of Hope represents the philosophy of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute that by providing the most innovative, specialist and professional care available today the BCI can offer early detection, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to give each…

BLIND

VelvetSea have been up on the Gold Coast scoring some fun sessions on the QLD points, which is rare for Sydney siders. We are now back at home faced with the usual mush we regularly grovel in. Things are looking up though as Autumn swells are just around the corner. To farewell the Summer, here’s a new clip…

WEDNESDAY CHIME

There’s not much to say about this little mix other than it’s fricken’ rad. If your into a little bit of Lounge/Chillout/Nu-disco/Disco/Indy Disco then get your little ear drums into this mix. Covering songs by Michael Jackson all the way through to The Revenge, and other chilled out gems, it’s a great mix to put…

THRILLS SPILLS

Dane Reynolds has recently injured himself and I think It’s almost ok to say “it’s about time”, well its not ok but you get our drift. Dane surfs harder than anyone on this planet and, quite frankly, its a bit of a surprise his body lasted this long. Unfortunately this means the fresh footage flowing from Marinelayerproductions…

MIDDAY COWBOY

Riley Blakeway! The kids awesome, we’ll let him tell you the story behind this little skate clip starring Cameron Sparkes & Bjorn Johnston. “Lately I’ve been disappointed in myself, making things for the wrong reasons. I cancelled a paying job this particular saturday and skated the city until 8 at night. This clip was for…