Monday, November 26, 2007

A couple of things.

I'll get the weekend waves out of the way first. Same Bat time, etc as last week, Flynns, 3-5 ft and shifty winds, but a very fun session except for a couple of dings In the borrowed MC from a guy abandoning his board with exquisitely bad timing.

As they say, shit happens, but I did say a rude word, which is not my custom, and I felt sorry for the guy afterward... he paddled that nose in the air way that said no too familiar with the water.

Still, great fun, plenty of waves, a good start to a new week. Sorry 'bout the shot. Timing is everything and I just missed the best moments because we had to leave early as Richie had to go to a party. D'oh.

The other thing..?

We received footage today, shot last week, of Derek H at J-Bay on a variety of boards. Astounding stuff. Any of those guys on the Swaylocks forums who say drive only comes from the fin will sit back a foot or two when they see this stuff. Picture a six foot plus Supertubes wave, DH on a 4'6", doing a carving, deep, long bottom turn, under the lip 360, then driving into a looooong barrel, and making it. Unfortunately that particular one we can't use as the tripod shook terribly at the worst possible moment, but there were other equally wonderful shots.

We cut some of them into the film this afternoon. Am I smiling or what?






11 comments:

pushingtide said...

wow!! go 4'6"!

Gazelle said...

Check out the hull footage posted on Ku Yah - it's really mind blowing stuff. Can't wait to see the Musica Surfica footage.

Dr Robert said...

hmnn..this should be good, looking forward to some footage samples.

anybody on hot-curls yet?

Gaz said...

If you can't use it in your film, can you post it here as a teaser then? BTW your shifty waves look like a great day from our angle..........

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the footage. Sounds amazing! How he does that on a finless 4'6" boggles the mind. And, to be fair to the Swaylocks crew, I've also seen posts there claiming that Dan Malloy has been riding a finless of late and literally outsurfing everyone else in the lineup. I guess this finless thing is really separating the men from the boys - I doubt I could even make it down the line on one without spinning out.

nm said...

I just watched some footage of Dan Malloy surfing a finless Liddle. Good stuff. I'm sure the DH footage will be even better...

Patch said...

I sit with baited breadth, looking forward to the sneak peakaroo...

Anyway DH can get the board under 4 feet, lets make it a quest.

warm jet said...

Oh you just gotta show the warbley footage as well!! Sounds amazing.
Frame grabs????
Just lovin' this project.
thanx

writer said...

My Father forced me to go finless often...he said "son, you have to learn to flow that rail, flow that tail, you can push but can you push when nothing is pushing back?"
I still pull my fins out on small days up here.
Would love to see the footage of DH!

R.T. said...

mick, my vote is that content is more important than perfect camera execution. if the best wave is terribly shakey, it's still the best wave and deserves to be seen for the sake of progression... if not in the film, then somewhere, somehow! please don't keep it under wraps. sincerely.

nm, did you see the finless Dmalloy footage online somewhere. if so, where?

R.T. said...

came across the Dmalloy finless Liddle footage on Hi-Shred— hadn't seen that particular Dmalloy episode yet.