In the Winter 2016 issue of DGZ Johnny Hicks and Elliot Paerata Reid hit familiar territory with American kids Noah Wegrich, Pat Curren and Willem Banks in ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’. Tyler Warren fills a solid portion of our pages with his artwork, shaping and eye pleasing surfing. Kiwi band ‘Surf Friends’ are saltier than we thought, they bring good chat to the table and some great life advice. We talk ‘New Noise’ with the Smokestank Girls and ‘The Eternal Summer’ revisits a never ending run of swell and warm water. Noah Wegrich takes up ‘On the road’ while Mischa Davis stacks her books and we meet Easkey Britton in ‘People’.
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A new kiwi doco in the pipelines… Way Back When is an inspirational story of the adversity and challenge surfers go through while trying to make it to the world stage. The film traces the journey of a surfboard from the 1960s found washed up on a beach back to its creator, Peter Way. Peter Way is a legendary surfer, surfboard shaper and waterman who was the first winner of the New Zealand Surf Riding Championship in 1963 and had remarkable influence on the New Zealand surf scene for much of the 60s and 70s. While tracing the board’s journey back from where it was found, we hear personal stories from current Kiwi professional surfers and how Peter Way’s influence helped them think big and achieve success.
Surfers have been relying on neoprene since the ‘50s, but it’s a non-renewable, petroleum-based material with an energy-intensive manufacturing process. It’s nasty stuff all round and for a long time surfers have had no other alternative until now… Introducing the world’s first Neoprene free wetsuit by Patagonia.
The new suit is made from Yulex natural rubber, which removes 99% of impurities and comes from plants grown and harvested in a certified carbon-neutral cycle. (FSC standard by the Rainforest Alliance)
Rather than keeping this new rubber to themselves, Patagonia and Yulex will again share this groundbreaking innovation with other companies, hoping to create a shift toward cleaner and better materials throughout the surf industry.
Sounds pretty legit to us! For more info check out Patagonia
In the Autumn 2016 issue of DGZ we head to the hidden pacific paradise of Norfolk Island with Alex Dive and Johnny Hicks in ‘The Pine Times’. Enter the wonderful world of Dave Rastovich in ‘Fish & Trips’, where things get weird after dark. Kiwi band The Raw Nerves confess their love for Bob Seger, red meat and punk rock. We talk ‘New Noise’ with the colourful Wellington artist known as Beach Boy and Fern Levack shares her handmade creations as our profile artist for the issue. Photographer Mark Smith sets sail onboard the Rainbow Warrior in the thought provoking piece ‘End of the longline’, which tackles the issue of Tuna fishing. Chris Burkard takes up ‘On the road’ while Ellis Ericson stacks his books and Creed McTaggart shares his favourite’s in ‘under the influence’. And last but not least, we park up with local legends in our feature article ‘Parking Lot’ an insight into NZ’s most iconic surf spot car parks.
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