Surfwise: a passionate film

"Surfwise", the documentary surf film created by director Doug Pray and featuring Lightning Bolt president Jonathan Paskowitz of the infamous Paskowitz surf clan, recently won Best Film at the International Surf Film Festival d’Anglet and Best Film at the Quiksilver Surfestival that recently took place in Chile.

“It’s an honor for “Surfwise” to win the title “Best Film” alongside so many amazing surf films also recognized at this festival, featuring top surfers such as Jordy Smith, and highly publicized flicks such as “Modern Collective,” says Lightning Bolt, USA president, Jonathan Paskowitz.

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Tarp surfing: 'let's start by buying some IKEA bags...'

Tarp surfing is the new actionsports trend born between the California surfers and skateboarders. It all started in the mid-90s, but the "technology" has evolved in the last years.

The easiest way to score a barrel is by tarp surfing. You just need a skateboard, some IKEA bags and a couple of friends. Of course, some of your friends are more creative than others. They even paddle for the each wave... er... tarp.

Tarp surfing is a great alternative to the small summer waves. Watch the tarp surfing video from the Santa Cruz crew, here.

Cloudbreak: one day there're will be many more in this barrel

Cloudbreak, Tavarua and Restaurants, the best surf spots in Fiji, are going to have their access liberalized to any surfing tourist.

"Free access and use of all surfing areas in Fiji to all tourists and Fijians provides a wonderful opportunity to all Fijians, including the i-taukei landowners in the proximity of this surfing areas to profit directly and indirectly by way of engaging in businesses themselves as apposed to relying on handouts from hotel operators in charging premium rates for their clients," said Mr.Sayed-Khaiyum, the Attorney General.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated that the surfing industry is a global US $10 billion business and the opening up of surfing in Fiji will attract an additional 20,000 tourists to Fiji every year in time to come.

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