No Static in the Stars

No Static in the Stars is a unique montage of music, art and surf dedicated to the vast and infinite beauty of the sea. Created by film virtuoso Andrew Kidman (Litmus, Glass Love and The Spirit of Akasha) and Aaron Curnow of Spunk Records, the project marries 14 short films inspired by the sea with a stirring overlay of music from the likes of Cass Mccombs, Fazerdaze, Ty Segall, Smog, The Middle East and Tiny Ruins among others.

Combined with easy on the eye surfing from Craig Anderson, Ryan Burch and the colourful characters that make up aussie band WASH; fronted by Creed McTaggart (bass, vocals), Ellis Erickson (guitar) and Beau Foster (drums) as well as perspectives from accomplished artists Peter Halasz and Nicholas Harding, No Static in the Stars is sure to appeal to both surfers and non-surfers alike.

Following on from Andrew and Aaron’s previous collaboration in Last Hope (2009), their sequel evidently moves on in a slightly different direction, away from the ‘good old days’ of surfing, while at the same time still experimenting with whimsically appealing water shots, moody cross-fades and soulful music scores. The producers alongside an array of notable filmmakers including Richard Kenvin, Mick Waters, Ava Warbrick, Ryan Thomas and Monty Webber (just to name a few) elevate the traditional surf film even more so into an artistic vision that dives deeper into the heart of surfing’s subculture. / Emerson Huuk

Full movie available digitally from itunes
Or physical DVD from Spunk Records

FRIDAY : ledge

Ledge session with the locals. Daniel Kereopa, Miles Ratima, Billy Stairmand, Chris Malone, Harry Macintosh, Mikey Banks, Indy Ratima. Edit by Billy Lee-Pope

autumn west

April 2017 : This was a fairly significant swell for the west side, one that days to come will likely be measured against for the next few years. Its perfect angle will keep it etched in our memories for a while.


In the autumn 2017 issue, we follow Ozzie Hoppe and Skip James on a motorcycle surf adventure, 1500 klicks down the west coast of India. Creed McTaggart, Tyler Warren and the Gang Green crew get loose in the rainy west coast of Aotearoa. We talk new noise with Auckland based duo Dad Jokes; and kiwi artist Nick Herd talks about painting life in his studio. Bryce Young, Eric Geiselman and Brendon Gibbens spin the globe for their next surf shenanigans in Nirvana. Dunedin musician Kane Strang gives an insight into Blue Cheese and new material he’s working on. Dillon Perillo talks Trump, travel and Taranaki. Last but not least, we explore the science behind energy and wave movement in feature article refraction; looking at some of New Zealand’s most unique waves.

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