Chippa Wins Nixon Surf Challenge

A surf contest like no other, the Nixon Surf Challenge this year brought together a dozen of the best surfers from Europe and further afield for five days of exploration in Ireland. The event had a flexible mobile format, giving the surfers the best possible chance of scoring some quality waves. In the end, the riders decide themselves who deserves the win based on Nixon’s distinct method of team voting.

After a week on the road in Ireland, driving south from Lahinch all the way down to the small, picturesque fishing town of Dingle in County Kerry, Chippa Wilson was able to claim his maiden Nixon Surf Challenge.

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Tyler Warren in NZ | Salt Circus Flipbook

Tyler Warren cross steps his way from East Coast to West for our final instalment of the Salt Circus. It’s accompanied by a digital flip-book wrapping up the full Salt Circus week. The people, the surfing, the boards and the good times! Enjoy…

All made possible with our good buddies Billabong and Corona NZ.

The Pine Times | Short Film

From the pages of DGZ issue 15 we bring you ‘THE PINE TIMES’ a journey through Norfolk Island with Johnny Hicks and Alex Dive.

The unknown is a beautiful thing. It embodies all the exciting things in life: surprise, adventure, risks, rewards and sometimes ghosts and sharks too. Mum’s always stressed the importance of “going someplace new every year” a slogan she probably saw on a Flight Centre ad but I totally back the statement. It’s good for the soul to see new places and try new things. Norfolk Island doesn’t exactly spring to mind when you think of an intrepid excursion to foreign soil, where top-knotted Euro dudes strum their missing-string, surf-stickered acoustic guitars and faux-Rolex selling groms block yet another flawless sunset. Norfolk ain’t no Indonesia or Sri Lanka, nor does it try to copy its Pacific Island brothers, Fiji and Samoa. Located a short flight north of Auckland and only a mere 8 kilometres by 5 kilometres in size, with its tiny population of approximately 1400 permanent residents. We would soon find out this dark horse island is unlike any place we had ever been before.

HALVES EDITION 11 | The Pine Times

Welcome to our eleventh issue of Halves titled ‘THE PINE TIMES’.

The unknown is a beautiful thing. It embodies all the exciting things in life: surprise, adventure, risks, rewards and sometimes ghosts and sharks too. Mum’s always stressed the importance of “going someplace new every year” a slogan she probably saw on a Flight Centre ad but I totally back the statement. It’s good for the soul to see new places and try new things. Norfolk Island doesn’t exactly spring to mind when you think of an intrepid excursion to foreign soil, where top-knotted Euro dudes strum their missing-string, surf-stickered acoustic guitars and faux-Rolex selling groms block yet another flawless sunset. Norfolk ain’t no Indonesia or Sri Lanka, nor does it try to copy its Pacific Island brothers, Fiji and Samoa. Located a short flight north of Auckland and only a mere 8 kilometres by 5 kilometres in size, with its tiny population of approximately 1400 permanent residents. We would soon find out this dark horse island is unlike any place we had ever been before.

Pine Times Exhibition

A huge thank you to everyone that came out for the opening night of our Pine Times exhibition at Street Prints Gallery in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday evening. The Pine Times is a film and photographic journey through Norfolk Island with still imagery from from Jereme Aubertin and moving digital from Cam Neate. Thanks to RPM, Rip Curl, Corona and Burgerfuel for their help pulling together an epic evening!

The exhibition will be running until April 29th at Street Prints Gallery, 325 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui.

The full Pine Times story is printed in DGZ Issue 15 on sale now. CLICK HERE to get a copy.

Also stay tuned for the online premiere of the Pine Times film and HALVES #11 dropping early next week!

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Salt Circus Film

And now for the video clip! The inaugural Billabong Salt Circus attracted crew from far and wide last Saturday (April 9th). People dug deep into their board collections and bought all their old favourites to the beach. Free coffee flowed all day thanks to Allpress which fuelled the fibreglass yarns and some top notch logging in the fun only contest. Local lad Jordan Griffin took the title and won himself a Tyler Warren Log. Later on the Corona’s flowed at Flour & Water for the soiree which soon turned into some sort of street party.

Here is a little clip from the days activities… You can also check out the photo set by CLICKING HERE.

Stay tuned for an entire Salt Circus digital flip book and on the road clip with Tyler Warren coming soon!!

Thanks to Billabong and Corona for their support in the first of many #Billabongsaltcircus events.