Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last HopeTour kicks off this week

'Last Hope'

A series of sixteen original short surf/art films compiled by Andrew Kidman (Glass Love/ Litmus) and spunk records

Andrew Kidman chose six of his favourite surfing filmmakers to create short films that were inspired by the sea. The filmmakers include Albert Falzon (Morning Of The Earth), Jon Frank (Litmus), Monty Webber, Michelle Lockwood (Kids) and American underground surf filmmakers Patrick Trefz (Thread) and Richard Kenvin (Hydrodynamica). Kidman also provides four special cuts of his own.

The filmmakers created their short films to music selected by Aaron Curnow from some of the greatest independent contemporary artists; Smog, Sufjan Stevens, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, Dirty Three, Holly Throsby, Vetiver, Bonnie Prince Billy , The Brown Birds From Windy Hill and Machine Translations.

Last Hope is a film for anyone with a love for the ocean. With the film's collage approach, mixed with the quiet musical stylings, it presents a side of the life that is often forgotten in these modern times.

Andrew Kidman is taking the film on the road this July and his band Brown Birds From Windy Hill will be providing a live score for the film at each show. Special guests (including Machine Translations) will also be appearing along the way.

'Last Hope'


July 2nd Noosa Bowls, Noosa Heads
July 3rd Old Museum, Brisbane
July 4th Byron Community Centre, Byron
July 10th Neverland Bar, Coolangatta
July 12th Mullumbimby RSL, Mullumbimby
July 16th Waverly Bowling Club, Bondi
July 17th Palm Beach RSL, Palm Beach
July 18th Manly Boat Shed, Manly
July 19th Heritage Hotel, Wollongong (Tickets from venue)
July 20th Brass Monkey, Cronulla (Tickets from venue)
July 21st Royal Exchange, Newcastle

tickets from oztix.com.au

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

man & a van

so Matt Cuddihy is doing the only sensible thing possible when winter hits Noosa....... head to Malibu! Matt is spending 2 months in California, camping out in a van. Follow his progress on his blog. Good luck mate - happy sliding.

holga photos: Angela Raab

team slider Brett Caller doing what he does best in these great shots by Tom Woods. Brett just finished 5th at the state titles which puts him in the NSW team for the Aussie titles...... stylin'


Cronulla Cinemas
Friday 26th June

Anita’s Theatre Thirroul
Saturday 27th June

Manly Cinemas
Sunday 28th June

Esplanade Hotel St. Kilda
Thursday 2nd July

Friday, June 19, 2009

cloudy at crescent

congratulations to TCSS rider Cloudy Rhodes for placing first in the finals at Crescent last month. it was a major effort just getting there this year with the floods.... a normal 8 hour trip became 2 days of slow driving. Clouds travelled there with Louis English to surf the comp, her words below:

"after numerous wrong turns, almost running out of petrol and being taken through what once was a road and now a lake, in a fire truck, Louis' trusty old volvo station wagon finally got us to crescent head. although the ocean was predominately made up of mud, the week consisted of loggin all time crescent and eating pies from the local bakery. amonst all this fun I somehow made it through my heats and ended up with a first, which made me one stoked logger"


photo: Chris

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beams T Exhibition- Harajuku

Photographer- Rip Zinger

Greenroom art on the walls

me and the Beams crew (fan of hats, seemingly)

Japanese singer- Keison

Beams outside entrance

Beams T Buyer extraordinaire

Kesion provided crusin' tunes

Beams T staff- what up

Ben, Jim and Sage amongst it

Welcome to Beams T Harajuku

This flier is cooler then an online one 'cause this is from my back pocket- oh yeeaah.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Alaias by Wegener Surfboards

Wegener Surfboards: Alaias from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

This is a little short I just made for Tom & Jon Wegener, makers of beautiful alaias. The featured surfers are Ryan Burch & Eric Snortum, two lads from California I met on recent travels. The music is by my friend Rob's band, called 'Small Defence'. Their album 'The Fonts' can be found on itunes & it's epic. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fish Fry or Cry

The 6 of us left Tokyo at 4am?!
Arrived in Shizuoka for Fish Fry Japan at 7.30am. Sleeping in the van was kinda like a bad ass Jetstar International flight.
When we got to the beach it was raining, yet the surf was packed all down the coast. Everyone was stoked.

Shizunami Beach- 3 hours south west of Tokyo

Pro and Shaper group shot

Mune aka vanman

Jim & Ben sussin'

Robin Kegel

Boards kickin it on the sludge

One of many stencils Jim and Ben sprayed on boards

Mike Hynson

Mikey DeTemple

Spraying up a storm

The jetty near by FishFry

Ben on a mission

Where's Masa?


View of FishFry from the jetty

Hynson's brand

Robin and Jim

Our van packed

Oh ok yep, get out there son

Sage waxin' up -stoked

Fish Fry drink of choice

We all met so many nice people and saw so many kick ass boards. So goooood.
Oh and the sun did come out and totally heated up the day.
Lets do it again next year! Yew!

Friday, June 5, 2009

fish fry tomorrow.......

Shizunami Beach, 8am to sunset. Sage has made 6 boards for this event..... unveiling tomorrow.