jueves, 30 de diciembre de 2010

jueves, 23 de diciembre de 2010

SeaGlass Project Tuna

Tom Wegener presenta en USA y Australia su nuevo proyecto de la mano de Global Surf Industries. Se trata de la SeaGlass Project Tuna. una tabla construida con SLX Epoxy y que viene en dos tamaños 5'3'' y 6'2''. El 5'3'' esta pensado para riders con peso menor a 85kg de peso y la 6'2'' para riders con mas de 85kg.

Los origenes del concepto son las mismas Alaias, que al tener mas volumen y flotacion hacen la remada mas facil y acercan el "lala" a un rango de surfers mucho mayor que las exigentes Alaias. El flex como en las Alaias sigue teniendo gran importancia y su outline recuerda al modelo Stuth de las alaias de madera de Tom. Como las Alaias es totalmente plana y tiene una entrada de agua en el nose y un profundo concavo.

Mas informacion en:

http://www.surfindustries.com/surfboards/seaglass_tuna.php?src=pacLong

lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010

Articulo de Patagonia sobre tablas sin quillas.

Articulo de Patagonia sobre tablas sin quillas. Un recorrido por la historia de las tablas sin quillas. En Ingles.

http://www.patagonia.com.au/journal/?p=190#more-190

Algas y Gaviotas

La pandilla basura de algasygaviotas en el cosmic children del 2010:

algasygaviotas.blogspot.com

Un blog que merece la pena leer. Detras de este blog hay un grupo unido de jovenes inquietos que a mi entender se salen de lo establecido en la industria del surf. Ellos escriben, hacen fotos, videos, tablas. Tienen inquietudes y se salen un poco del torrente general, lo que me hizo llamarles cariñosamente la Pandilla Basura. Sin ningun animo de ofender.

alaia fun from Algas y Gaviotas on Vimeo.

Dimity Stoyle Alaia Surfing

Alaia Session from Dimity Stoyle on Vimeo.

One foot surf doesn't offer too much enjoyment unless you have a plank of wood to surf on.

alaia #1

alaia #1 from debolex films on Vimeo.

Alaia & Machado

Rob Machado surfeando una Alaia Peanut.

Alaia & Machado from 360 To Nowhere on Vimeo.

This is a bonus section I did for the Taylor Steele movie Castles in the Sky

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

Ryan Burch ripando sobre un bloque de estirofoam, sin laminado, sin quillas... es parte de una pelicula que Cyrus Sutton estrenara pronto, un viaje epico con cero de pasta.... "stoked and broke"


Stranger than Friction... filming for "Stoked and Broke" from http://vimeo.com/apeel on Vimeo.

Filmed on one winter day, Ryan Burch lays into his 4'10" block of styrofoam. He took a saw to a soft top surfboard blank and voila- no fins, no resin or fiberglass, no stringer, no leash... just a square chunk of foam. More shenanigans coming soon via the new surf film "stoked and broke" a surfari epic on zero dollars.

jueves, 14 de octubre de 2010

Fernando "El Gato" Perez en El Mongol con una ALAIA.

Fernando "El Gato" Perez , se da el primer baño que se conoce en la conocida ola de El Mongol con una ALAIA. Posiblemente las olas mas grandes conocidas surfeadas con Alaia en España hasta la fecha.







Exposicion de surf art en la GKO Gallery de Tolosa.

Exposicion de surf art en la GKO Gallery de Tolosa del 2010/10/08 al 2010/11/06 Olo, Alaias, tablas antiguas, Daniels surfboards, Fotografia, pintura....
www.gko-gallery.com

ERTZA from GKo Gallery on Vimeo.

The Singlefin Rebels & The Badsurfers Club-ek



aurkezten dute / presentan



ERTZA



2010/10/08 · 2010/11/06





Apertura · Hasiera



2010/10/08 20:00h

miércoles, 16 de junio de 2010

El taller de Salva segun "Sancheski"






El fotografo Catalan Jesus Belmonte alias "Sancheski", se paso por mi taller con una camara digital de 35mm y una camara de medio formato y pelicula de blanco y negro. Aqui teneis el resultado de las imagenes digitales.

La Oficina de Hechos Pirograba Alaias.



La Oficina de Hechos Pirograba las Alaias de salvador Artaza.

En la Fotografia de la Izquierda tenemos un ejemplo del trabajo realizado. Un pirograbado a mano para Andoni Galdeano, creador de la marca el Niño. El grabado realizado por Nacho Susaeta es el logo de una nueva marca del diseñador, sobre una peanut 6'6''.

martes, 15 de junio de 2010

Las Alaias con el circuito vasco de surf.

Tengo el placer, de estar viajando por las diferentes playas a los eventos del circuito vasco de surf mostrando las Alaias a todos los interesados.

El primer evento al que asisti fue el celebrado en Bakio los dias 5 y 6 de Junio. Fue un placer compartir la pasion por las alaias con los asistentes. Durante el fin de semana los asistentes pudieron ver como shapeaba una tabla en directo, asi como probar los diferentes modelos de alaia. Las olas no fueron muy buenas pero asi todo un grupo de personas pudo tener su primer contacto con estas tablas ancestrales.

Lo mas destacable del fin de semana para mi fue ver como un grupo de jovenes feminas promesas del surf vasco probo las Alaias. Me encanto verlas desde la orilla como se lo pasaban en grande con ese dificil reto que es surfear como lo hacian los antiguos hawaianos. Lo hicieron muy bien, y fue un verdadero placer ver por primera vez a una mujer surfear una Alaia. El grupo de Jovenes: Leire garmendia, Ainara Aymat, June Erostarbe, Ariane Otxoa.

Los hombres tambien se animaron a probar tablas, Ladis Aimat, (padre de Ainara) y Pablo Solar entre otros.

En las proximas pruebas del circuito vasco tendreis la oportunidad de ver como se shapea una alaia y de probarlas. Estare encantado de ayudaros en todo lo posible.













Sinceramente creo que las Alaias pueden aportar mucho al mundo del surf de competicion. A mi enterder las Alaias son una gran herramienta para hacer mejores surfers. las alaias son muy exigentes y no permiten fallos. La remada tiene que ser perfecta y el surfing muy sutil lo que convierte a las alaias en una tabla perfecta para el entrenamiento. Espero que los competidores empiecen a experimentar con ellas y a enriquecer su surfing.

miércoles, 9 de junio de 2010

Mr Wegener’s excellent Alaia adventures

Story by Tim Baker

I have managed to resist the alaia movement thus far. The fact that I can barely remain upright on a standard, finned surfboard might be part of it. I was convinced the alaia and other whacky finless designs were for those wildly talented individuals who find surfing so mindlessly easy they are forced to ride impractical equipment to keep it interesting.I also harboured an uneasy sense that I was being “sold” something with the alaia, that this was another contrived, retro, watermanly marketing exercise to convince cashed up, white, upper middle class wave riders to part with some more hard-earnt to connect with their Polynesian roots. And so I can say it loud, I am an alaia virgin and proud. All these pre-conceived notions were put to the sword, however, on making the acquaintance of the founder of the modern alaia movement, Mr Tom Wegener, formerly of California, USA, more lately of Noosa Heads, Qld. For one, Tom actively encourages surfers to make their own alaias, gives away detailed instructions on how to do it, wanting only for the ancient craft to spread and thrive.We were fellow invitees to the inaugural Yallingup Surf Film Festival earlier this year and, as such, I had the pleasure of sharing several invigorating surf sessions and chats with this charming man.Most memorable among them was a surf on an otherwise unremarkable morn, down the end of another bumpy dirt road, in yet another picturesque cove. The swell was small, lumpy and uneven, the wind a brisk crosshore and the banks indistinct and random. Yet in the company of Mr Wegener and several of his alaia brethren the morning proved a joy.For those who picture the stereotypical alaia rider as some sort of faux-Polynesian poser they could not be more confounded than by the appearance of respected local charger Damon Eastaugh, trotting down the beach with one of the thin wooden planks under his arm. Damon’s a hellman, pure and simple, who’s been charging the outer reefs here long before they became a tow-in photo studio. He rips in big and small waves for nothing but simple enjoyment, boasts no commercial endorsements on his board and has a successful career as a winemaker in the booming local industry. With a young family, and limited surf time he, of all people, has no need for empty posturing on an alaia if there was not something in it. Yet, not only is he loving the things on these sorts of marginal days when a regular surf might be a bit of a non-event, his hotrat grom is also ripping on the things. Wegener appears as happy as a pig in the proverbial poo, gut-sliding on his small board, getting pitted and flying across the semi-close-outs. And, as if all this alaia energy is somehow wafting in the wind, another local devotee of the craft, Guy Walker, just happens upon our group, with his self-shaped, plywood, swallowtail alaia.It occurs to me, watching Guy jog down the beach with his slender plank of plywood, that if you had missed the whole alaia thing, and this was your first view of this odd piece of wave-riding equipment, you would assume Mr Walker had simply gone stark raving mad. Here he comes over the dunes with a crude slab of timber under his arm, looking for all the world like Gonad Man fresh from the jungle. Mr Walker, however, is not mad. On the contrary, he has exhibited the good sense to flee the certifiable madness of the Gold Coast surf industry and find a peaceful, watermanly existence down here in the wave-rich south-west, riding a wide array of surfcraft. His self-styled alaia is simply the latest to take his fancy and he goes out in the shifty conditions and puts on a show. Zipping along the ragged peaks with supernatural speed, slipping into little barrels in the tricky conditions, slamming it up on a rail and pulling wild carves. At one point, I swear, he pulls into a tube, spins 360 degrees and bursts out through the curtain as it closes out. The boy could be winning heats on tour with the thing. It gets me thinking, too, that there must be other areas of human endeavour where this kind of de-evolution is taking place, where a piece of equipment or technology goes through decades or even centuries of advancement and refinement, only to have serious aficionados revert to the original, ancient form. After years of research, Nike has apparently concluded the most efficient way to run is in bare feet and is now trying to produce a shoe that replicates the experience of running bare foot, but with a hefty price tag. Serious music lovers, having been sold successive waves of new technology, cassettes, CDs and digital downloads, are now retreating to rare, collectible vinyl to savour every crackle and hiss of the original recordings. And surfers, searching for a connection to what the ancient Hawaiians must have felt, are finding surprising new lines and thrills on the alaia. Wegener has an interesting theory about the alaia, that the ancient Hawaiians were far more advanced surfers than we could imagine. We picture them, based on old photos and newsreel footage, trimming in the gentle rollers of Waikiki, rigidly upright on enormous olo boards, the large heavy craft of Hawaiian royalty. The alaia was the board of the commoners, and early European etchings depict Hawaiian surfers in all manner of positions on these shorter boards, riding in, up and over the curl. There is even a Hawaiian word, “lala” for the sort of controlled slide they practiced on the alaia. And you thought tail-sides were invented by Kelly Slater and his new school buddies in the early ‘90s. Read more: http://www.coastalwatch.com/news/article.aspx?articleId=7616&display=0&cateId=3&#ixzz0qQIdt4zF

lunes, 17 de mayo de 2010

Offtopic Unwinding a roll of film on a Zenit Camera

The types of rewind on Zenit cameras

Please note that this list is far from complete and that the term type is merely used to make reading easier. Some camerastypes can, due to their extremely long production runs, have several types of rewind (zenit 11 and ET).

Type 1

Used in; E, B, 3M, Krystall

First turn the inner knob on your leftbutton (lightmeter settings are on the outer rings). The knob will pop up. Then press the button on the right of the speed dial and keep it pressed while you are rewinding the film with the knob. After you have rewound the film put back the knob and make a couple of dry exposures without film.

Type 2

Used in; Zenit, Zenit-C, 3, EM, ET, BM, TTL, 10, 11

Turn the collar around the shutterbutton downwards, all the way down is rewind. Then simple rewind with the left button which either pops up like the type 1 or is a lever that folds out. When done turn the collar up again make a few test shots without film to make sure the release has been stopped. (usually 2 shots)

Type 3

Used in; 11, 12 (all variations), 122 (some models), some ET's

Press the shutter speed button downwards to 'T' setting, cover the lens, because this will fire the shutter if the camera is cocked. Then use your nail or a screwdriver or something to press down the aluminium ring around the shutter release button. Keep the collar down while you rewind the film using the lever on the leftbutton of the camera (where the isosettings are).

Please note that on some later models of the 12 and the 122 the collar clicks in place and stays down during rewind. But NOT on all models.

After rewind put the shutterbutton back in the original position and take a few shots without film to make sure the release has been stopped. (usually 2 shots)

Type 4

Zenit 18, 19 (prototypes 20, 21) Press the blue button next to the advance lever, rewind with the lever that folds out on the left. Keep the button pressed down during rewind.

Jon Amiano surfeando la Sardina







Jon Surfea la Peanut






Jon Amiano surfea la Sardina... me encanta como la hace trimar.... fotos de Pellon.

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

Bendicion de un nuevo Olo por David


Dave, bendice su Olo antes de entrar al agua. Nathan Oldfield y Mick Waters andan por alli capturando esta parte de la Historia.

jueves, 15 de abril de 2010

"Critical Sliders" de Nathan Oldfield

Critical Sliders from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

This is something I made for my friends at The Critical Slide Society. It features the slipperyisms of Sage Joske, Kameron Brown, Brett Calller, Jacob Stuth & Matt Cuddihy.



For more Critical Slide goodness please visit: thecriticalslidesociety.com/ & criticalslidesociety.blogspot.com/.



The song is called 'Let Go' by The Villainares. For more Villainares shizniz please go to: http://myspace.com/thevillainaresband.



Thanks for watching a freefilms.com.au thing.



jueves, 8 de abril de 2010

Sergi Galanó en el perfecto Mediterraneo con Alaia

Sergi Galanó me escribe:

Cuando Tom Wegener, que se disponía a shapearme mi primera alaia, me preguntó por el tipo de olas que solía surfear, le dije que "olas babosas con malos fondos de arena...". Tenía claro que mi alaia no íba a poder surfear points perfectos como los de las pelis, símplemente porque en mi tierra no los hay. O almenos no los había durante los últimos 20 años que llevo persiguiendo olas en el Mediterráneo. Algo debió pasárseme por alto durante ese tiempo, porque recientemente realizamos una incursión con un par de colegas a una de esas zonas que ya tenía borrada de mi mapa surfero, y lo que vimos y descubrimos durante dos días constituye ahora uno de los mejores surf-trips de mi vida. Y para colmo, enganchado como estoy a la alaia, el hallazgo de una réplica de un Rincón invertido y a escala mediterránea (tampoco flipemos), supone para mí hacer borrón y cuenta nueva en lo relativo al surf mediterráneo, tal cual suena. Y de paso ya podré decir con la cabeza bien alta que surfeo en el Medi, y que surfeo unas olas que te cagas.




Salvador Artaza le contesta:

Sergi, me encantaria ir con algunos alaieros a disfrutar de esa izquierda contigo.... es perfecta para la Alaia...



sábado, 27 de marzo de 2010

Olo de Tom Wegener para Dave Rastovich.

Dos Maestros y una tabla para Reyes. Por un lado tenemos a Tom wegener, un maestro del shape, que destaca a mi parecer por tener una vision mas amplia de lo que son las tablas de surf. Por otro lado tenemos a Dave Rastovich, uno de los mejores surfers del planeta en la actualidad.
Como nexo de union, un olo...



... el resto es historia por escribir.

Isaac en una Alaia Eps de Tom Wegener

Arriba, los orgullosos padres de las criaturas, Tom Wegener y Matt Williams.
Abajo vemos una bonita maniobra de Isaac en Noosa





Dave Rastovich triple tubo en Alaia de Tom Wegener en el Festival de Noosa Heads 2010

Dave Rastovich surfeandose una increible derecha en el Festival de Noosa Heads 2010 en una Alaia de Tom Wegener. Cutback, Tubo, Lala, Tubo....