Last week we hit the road with the good fellas from The Critical Slide Society, Thomas Bexon, Kai Ellice Flint and Ryan Glover to shoot Easy Slider for DGZ Issue 18. We also wrapped this up with an art show, a bit of talk story and board display from Thomas Surfboards and one hell of a party at Mr Miyagi in Mount Maunganui on Friday evening. Big thanks to everyone that came along to celebrate! Stay tuned for the full article coming out December in DGZ Issue 18! To see the full photo set head over to our FB Album here.
In the Spring 2016 issue of DGZ we head from the mountain to the sea with surfers Rangi Ormond, Leroy Rust, JC Susan and snowboarder Will Jackways. The goofy foot diaries from Salsa, Neal Purchase and Johnny Abegg are written about why they keep returning back to the land of the left. We drift in and out of the dream with cult film maker, musician, artist and shaper Andrew Kidman. Auckland trio The Echo Oh’s pop in for a chat and we find out that there’s no better time than now, with a 24-hour road trip at the drop of a hat.
Our regular features and departments are balanced with a superlative gallery of photography, once again delivering a very tidy and memorable surf-centric magazine that will sit perfectly on your coffee table.
Head over to the online store and get one here now! Free shipping within NZ too!
AN OPEN CALL FOR SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS
WELCOME TO THE FIFTH ANNUAL O’NEILL AOTEAROA SURF FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Every year in March as the New Zealand summer fades and the storm season approaches, the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival has become an annual celebration of surf culture. We are pleased to announce the launch of the fifth annual Aotearoa Surf Film Festival for 2017 with an open call for film submissions to New Zealand and global surf filmmakers. In true kiwi style, ASFF takes a curated selection of international surf feature films, documentaries and short films on a summer roadtrip to coastal towns celebrating the best of surf culture, surf cinema and our connection with the environment.
For 2017 the ASFF team have kept the festival competition for short films only. Feature films will still be a core part of the festival, and a small selection of the best feature films will be selected by invitation only and determined by our screening panel. The screening panel for 2017 will be named shortly who have the difficult task in decided which films make the event. The ASFF short film competition provides a unique platform for both amateur and professional filmmakers to showcase their talent in short form content. A $2,000 prize pool for filmmakers will be up for grabs as well as additional prizes.
CALLING ALL SURF FILMMAKERS FOR SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS
ASFF have officially opened up the call for short film submissions to the festival and are encouraging surf filmmakers from around the world to enter the festival competition. Submissions are now open through till Thursday December 1st, 2016. So get your film in today!
Please visit asff.co.nz/submissions for all entry details.
In the meantime check out the ASFF Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date on all festival announcements. Tour locations will be announced very soon.
Wondering what that popular left hand point has been like lately? Judging by the display Billy Stairmand is putting on for us here we’d say it’s been pretty damn fun!
Just Passing Through episode 8 takes us deep into Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula with Cyrus Sutton in hopes of scoring a mysterious wave he discovered on a previous expedition a few years back. From bears to poachers, ex-soviet helicopters and a seemingly ideal swell in the forecast, Cyrus along with Anna Ehrgott and photographer Dylan Gordon put their lives on the line for a taste of perfection.
This is essential viewing at some point on your Monday… It will ease your launch into the working week and have you dreaming of a trip like this all the way through to the weekend… Real life vibes, really thick waves and no fluff. Featuring Jay Davies, Harry Bryant, Beau Foster and Shaun Manners.