Billy Yeager: making surf jazz music where there are no waves

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."

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Adriano de Souza: free falling to victory at Margaret River | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Adriano de Souza defeated John John Florence to claim the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015, at the Main Break.

The Brazilian surfer rejoiced. The fifth victory of his ten-year career on the Dream Tour had a Hawaiian flavour. De Souza opened the final with an excellent 8.93 for two big carving turns ending with a free-fall drop.

Florence never quite managed to match his opponent's scores, and Adriano kept building his game with another 8.60-point wave. Despite John John's late 9.00 wave, the Brazilian used his last minute priority to his advantage.

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Ride: Luke Wilson and Helen Hunt hit Venice Beach

Helen Hunt is a prolific surfer. "Ride" is her latest film adventure in the big screen.

The storyline couldn't be simpler. A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

In other words, when her son dropped out, she dropped in. Hunt had the idea for the film when she saw a mother surfing in Hawaii.

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