Monday Inspiration. Surfing Giants.

A couple of weeks ago there was a flurry of activity on the internet and TV news about a group of guys that had broken the record of surfing the largest waves in the world. The footage that I kept seeing was pretty much straight news footage of a guy shooting down the face of a wave that was around 10 stories tall.

The video below is quite different. This short film features some amazing footage of a group surfing monster waves off the coast of Portugal. What these guys are doing is insanely great, but the film is what I am digging. Great shooting and editing went into the final piece, and it does a magnificent job of really showing you just how large and powerful the waves these guys surf are. The Band Originale film features surfers Othmane Choufani, Jérôme Sahyoun and Axi Muniain, and was shot on January 28th at Nazare, Portugal.

Produced by Band Originale

Music by NoisePicture

Why Design – Yves Behar and Herman Miller.

Herman Miller has kicked off it’s “Why Design” series again with a short film featuring Yves Behar. If you’re a designer, you know who this is, if you aren’t a designer, you should know who this is. Anyway The film below is the first is  the series which will include Don Chadwick, and Ayse Birsel in the near future. The first short has some really nice production values and editing with a narrative that highlights Behar’s entrepreneurial spirit, his views on sustainability and design as he compares surfing to improvisational jazz. It’s only a couple of minutes long. Take a break and give it a look.

Summer = Tarp Surfing.

The summer solstice officially happens around 7:00 PM today, so I thought it would be nice to post something summery.

This is a nice little film that was produced by for Collect magazine, and sponsored by Quiksilver Jersey, SDS, Freedom and the Quiksilver Surf School. The film was shot using a variety of formats including iPhones. It has a great look to it. Slightly desaturated color with a vintage quality to it. Short depth of field in certain shots, slow motion and nice camera angles. The editing is handled really well and helps to give it a really finished look.

0 Surf for 8 weeks in Sunny little Jersey, Channel Islands. What to do… Tarp Surfing! of course. Check out this vid of some serious land barrels. This was kindly supported by; Quiksilver Jersey, SDS, Freedom and the Quiksilver Surf School.

“For What It’s Worth” is a song written by Stephen Stills. It was performed by Buffalo Springfield, recorded on December 5, 1966, and released as a single in January 1967. Some would say an absolute classic.


Creative Director – Ben Hickingbotham
Edit & Post – Jim O’Garra
Motion – Robbie Andrews
Camera – Matt Porteous / Ben Hickingbotham

Tom Wilkinson
Matt Porteous
Paul Wagstaffe
Ben Wagstaffe
Mike Harris