- 21 July 2010 | Surfing
"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.
“Our family continues to have a strong presence in the surf industry and working with iconic brands such as Lightning Bolt gives us a platform to continue to spread the true spirit of Aloha to the rest of the industry the way Doc, my father, envisioned us doing so in the industry today.” For an ongoing taste of the award-winning film, “Surfwise,” Lightning Bolt’s blog now features a weekly webisode series.
With the charismatic and entertaining president, Jonathan, which was inspired by his father Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz’s infamous surf camp story lunch hours.
Check the most complete collection of surf movies and documentaries, from the Big Wednesday and The Endless Summer to North Shore and Blue Horizon.
- 21 July 2010 | Surfing
Tarp surfing is the new action sports 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.
- 20 July 2010 | Surfing
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.
In Tavarua, for example, there's a limit of 36 weekly visitors paying $400/day.
The Fiji Surfing Decree will promote surfing in the country and will attract more surfers to the shores.