Inspiration

The Betty Zine Culture Fount

Derek Morrison
Out of lockdown blooms a new magazine that puts women at the centre of New Zealand surfing culture and champions their connection with the ocean. Find out how these three, in their early 30s, turned lockdown adversity into a magnetic creative surf production … and why it is here to......
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Artists

Ben Thouard: Inside Chopes With One Of The World’s Best Photographers

Derek Morrison
As world-renowned photographer Ben Thouard releases his new book, Turbulences, filmmaker Morgan Maassen documents his creative process at one of the world’s most beautiful waves: Ben’s home break, Teahupo’o, Tahiti. “Ben Thouard is based out of Teahupo’o, Tahiti, where he spends the vast majority of his time and energy swimming......
Pacific

Watch: Goddesses

Derek Morrison
Acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Maassen brings us his latest film, Goddesses, which explores the lives of three young Tahitian girls: Vahine, Heimiti and Kohai Fierro. Set in their home against a dramatic backdrop of Tahiti’s jungle, mountains and reefbreaks, this film is as mesmerizing as it is soulful. “My obsession with......
Sessions

Watch: Eimeo Czermak Scores Late Season Teahupo’o

Derek Morrison
There’s something very exciting happening at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games venue of Teahupo’o in Tahiti. The local surfers are stepping up to the plate in a big way, led by a mixture of the older guard and the new rising stars in the Tahitian lineup. In this film teenage......
Inspiration

Bask: Volume II

Derek Morrison
Filmed over the nine months of the university year in Ōtepoti Dunedin, the Bask series returns with a vengeance. Filmmaker Isaac Chadwick has turned up the dial on the party and surf elements of Dunedin’s student surfer lifestyle. It’s clear early on that twice the blood sweat and beers have......
Environment

Surfing With Sea Lions: The Cheat Sheet

Derek Morrison
Surfing on the Otago Coast is a sublime experience most of the time, but the number of surfers who report supposed “near-death encounters” with sea lions is puzzling. According to Doc Coastal Otago Ranger Jim Fyfe, we’re reading them all wrong. In this film he offers us his cheat sheet......
Environment

Conservation: How You Can Help Our Hector’s Dolphins

Derek Morrison
Fisheries New Zealand is asking for feedback on proposed fisheries measures to further protect South Island Hector’s dolphins. Hector’s are the small wee dolphins that love to surf and hang out with humans – especially kids. An encounter with a Hector’s dolphin will brighten up anyone’s day, but they need......
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Barton Lynch Launches Blast Off 2021

Derek Morrison
Dust off your video camera, bribe your parents and get filming! Now in its 16th year, Barton Lynch’s Blast Off global video challenge returns for 2021 bigger than ever and with GoPro as lead partner. For 2021 every video will receive feedback from BL Blast Off’s top coaches. The event,......

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