“Following the Fall Line” is a portrait of Bryce Young and the people who have inspired him on his own journey. This film, produced by needessentials and edited by Milo Inglis, showcases the unique surfing and skateboarding talents of Bryce Young while giving an in-depth understanding of the influences that have helped shape his creative approach to waves and terrain. Flowing on from concepts explored in the 1977 film “Fall Line,” cinematographers Ti Deaton-Young, Milo Inglis and Gabe Roxburgh beautifully capture the way Bryce’s environment and community influence his creative approach to life. In the film narration Bryce explains how the talents of Ti Deaton-Young, Nat Young, Ryan Burch and Laurie Towner have played such formative roles in his development. With an eclectic soundtrack featuring Huun Huur Tu, Dorothy Ashby, William Onyebor, Mick Turner, Terry Riley, Fenua, William Tyler, Donny & Joe Emerson, Goanna and JJ Cale, this film is a stunning portrait of Bryce Young following his own fall line.”
If you crave something different, I highly encourage you to watch.
The wild, murky waters of Yellowstone with local shredder hitting the curves, inset.
Guinness world record holding surfer unveils isolated surf community in hamlet famous as setting for neo-western TV hit Yellowstone!
Trussed up in much rubber, Dylan Graves tames the wild and unruly waters, surfing as elastic as an after-birth vagina.
The last time the Puerto Rican heartthrob Dylan Graves was on these pages, he had just smashed the world record for most manoeuvres on a wave, a leg-trembling forty turns on a Sumatran tidal bore.
(An obscure record previously held by Cristóbal de Col for 34 turns on a wave at Chicama in Peru, occasionally and lazily referenced as the world’s longest lefthander. Graves, who is thirty-seven, submitted the ride to the Guinness people and is still awaiting confirmation of his astonishing feat.)
In his latest adventure Graves joins up with a Montana surfer called KB who has a voice that could bite the fat off a taxi-cab driver’s neck, as full of vibrations of power as those machines which rout out grooves in wood, to surf several river waves that look like tornado puke.
The water is very murky and very cold and the danger obvious, but the impulse to clown is impulsive to Grave and, trussed up in much rubber, he tames the wild and unruly waters, surfing as elastic as an after-birth vagina.
What’s most interesting, is the sort of surfboard that works in these waves: wide, flat, shovel-nosed things, so white and rectangular they look like body-of-Christ wafers.
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Dreamy Oaxaca roll-in with Jackie at the wheel.
Surf prodigy godson of Kelly Slater stars in Mexican-themed film described as a “savage, breezy, occasionally obscene and sometimes poignant mix of laughs and surfing!”
Jackie Dorian employs his razzle dazzle on Oaxaca’s famous sand-bottom points!
In this fourteen-minute featurette from Jackson Dorian, the sixteen-year-old son of Shane Dorian and godson of literal God Kelly Slater, we find the preternaturally talented kid employing his razzle dazzle on Oaxaca’s famous sand-bottom points.
Many highlights, too many to mention as per all of Jackie’s edits, but it’s the chemistry with the noted board collector and stylish obese shredder Uncle Buggs that is perfect; Jackie, a little dynamo, Buggs, perhaps three times his volume, drawing Curren-esque lines.
And, some of the roll-ins Jackie gets at the five-and-a-half minute mark, ooowee-oo etc.
Stylistically, this short is like Jackie himself: bold, quick and effortlessly entertaining.
The story of a wounded bird that didn’t know where to beat its wings, an immutable sadness masked by vivacity.
Watch Lisa Andersen biopic “Trouble” for free, “Raging and fighting and surfing like a gorgeous disaster!”
“She's the first woman to cross over into surfing celebrityhood and achieve a dominance that made the pig dudes shut up and take notice."
Six years ago, Chas Smith was commissioned by clothing giant Roxy to create a documentary on the four-time world champ Lisa Andersen, the gal whose surfing made most male shredders look they were using orthopaedic aids.
It wasn’t an easy ride for the Cardiff-based writer and director, trawling through hours of ex-boyfriend Dave Parmenter’s videos of the pair, mowing through editors, navigating the conflicting approaches of his v Roxy’s, deadlines that existed in only an ephemeral form, Smith getting his nourishment almost entirely from soft drinks, and a budget that quickly evaporated as Smith spent American dollars as if it were Italian lire.
The result, “Trouble”, surprised the hell out of me, the story of a wounded bird that didn’t know where to beat its wings, an immutable sadness masked by vivacity.
“She’s the first woman to cross over into surfing celebrityhood and achieve a dominance that made the pig dudes shut up and take notice,” wrote Outside magazine in 1996.
As Chas tells it,
“She lived on the beach and in her car before being taken in by an abusive local surfboard shaper. She was, in fact, often abused in relationships, running away time and again when things got too bad. Or when she felt trapped. Or when the system threw up barriers.
“In the water, she was something else entirely, raging and fighting and surfing like a gorgeous disaster but could never quite put it all together, competitively, until career suicide presented itself in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. Over objections and common sense, she decided to have the child and in so doing magically broke through and achieved her dream of becoming a champ.
“Trouble follows Lisa on her all too human journey. Surf is a beautiful backdrop but the real story is the epic poem of her life. It is the struggles, abuse, pain and joy. It is the story of a modern, self-made American woman.”
To watch, it used to cost five bucks to rent. Now, free!