In 2014, Tommy Tomicello and Chris Von Weinberg founded Surf Jazz Records. Now, they want to prove there's a new music genre emerging from the line-ups of Southern California.
In the past, it was surf music. In the 21st century, it's surf jazz, a blend of contemporary jazz and eclectic musical orchestration. Confused? Listen for yourselves.
The new music label wants to release "a high caliber of easy listening jazz music that combines spiritual and soulful elements reminiscent of nature and the ocean with transcendental vibes."
Joshua Moniz has conquered the inaugural Martinique Surf Pro, at Basse-Pointe.
The Hawaiian surfer defeated Michael February in superb wave conditions. During the 40 minutes of the final, Moniz and February rode eight waves each. But with a 9.07 and an 8.87, Joshua Moniz set the bar high and celebrated a tasty victory.
"I feel so good, I came here and I really wanted to win. I was pretty nervous in the last final, and I am so happy to come out with the win. This is my first QS win ever. I'm stoked. I hope that this contest continues because the waves are fun," said Joshua Moniz.