A Once-In-A-Lifetime Russian Surf Adventure | Scenes from Coldwater Journal


Back in 2012, photographer Chris Burkard, along with cinematographer Ben Weiland, set out on a once-in-a-lifetime surf adventure to one of the remote surf destinations in the world: The Kamchatka Peninsula. Burkard and Weiland spent months planning this expedition, inviting surf-travel junkies Keith Malloy, Cyrus Sutton, Dane Gudauskas and Trevor Gordon to their Arctic mission when visa finally cleared and the strike was on.

In "Coldwater Journal"--a new 44-minute, full-length film--director and cinematographer Ben Weiland revisits Kamchatka, Russia with a fresh perspective. To read more about “Coldwater Journal,” click here for an interview with Weiland: https://www.surfer.com/features/ben-weiland-interview-coldwater-journal/

Avoiding Freezing to Death and Scoring Arctic Surf | Scenes From Coldwater Journal


Right before Christmas last year, we teamed up with intrepid filmmaker Ben Weiland to create a documentary highlighting Weiland's lifelong passion of chasing waves to places few would ever want to look. The 45-minute film, called “Coldwater Journal,” tells the story of a decade-long journey with fellow fringe-wave connoisseurs to some of the most inhospitable surf zones in the world. Over the next few months, we'll show you some highlights from "Coldwater Journal," starting with an arctic mission with Dane Gudauskas, Keith Malloy and Pat Millen, who went way off the beaten path in one of the most extreme climates imaginable. To read more about "Coldwater Journal," click here for an interview with Weiland.

Derrick Disney Works His Twinzer Magic | HandMade | SURFER

San Diego has always had its fair share of curious board builders, always looking for new sensations and ways to have fun in the ocean. Derrick Disney is one such inquisitive soul, who grew up riding thrusters but eventually took a hard left turn, making his own boards and exploring a colorful universe of singles, twins, logs, asymmetricals, gliders and more. His latest design fixation is the twinzer: essentially a reverse quad concept (with the smaller fins leading) that was first invented in the ’80s by shaper Wil Jobson, but has largely vanished from lineups since. Derrick has been playing with the fin setup for a few boards now with some truly impressive (and highly stylish) results. Press play above to hear Derrick breakdown his shaping philosophy and watch his twinzer in action.

The Top 10 Surf Clips From the Month of February 2019

Jack Freestone took top honors with his flawless Kirra ride during the barrel fest that was Cyclone Oma. Runner-up Barron Mamiya dropped his latest edit "Mind" right before the turn of the month, showcasing his inimitable backside tube-riding. His stylish double hand-drag at Cloudbreak earned him the No. 2 spot on the list. Aussie youth Toby Mossop's seemingly never-ending barrel warranted him the No. 3 spot. Italo, Yago, and Chippa's high-performance aerial antics got them in the mix. And remember Parko's enviable drainer at Off the Wall in Griffin Colapinto's recent edit? That landed him at No. 6. To see the rest of the top 10 clips, hit play on the edit above or find the original films at surfer.com

#1 Jack Freestone | Gold Coast, Australia
Filmed by Joel Scott

#2 Barron Mamiya | Cloudbreak, Fiji
Filmed by Cole Yamane

# 3 Toby Mossop | Gold Coast, Australia
Filmed by Billy Lee-Pope

# 4 Italo Ferreira | Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Filmed by Felipe Queiroz

#5 Yago Dora | Waco, Texas
Filmed by …Lost Surfboards

#6 Joel Parkinson | Off The Wall, Hawaii
Filmed by Jacob Vanderwork

#7 Chippa Wilson | France
Filmed by Guillem Cruells

#8 Griffin Colapinto | Oahu, Hawaii
Filmed by Jacob Vanderwork

#9 Pat Gudauskas | Rincon, California
Filmed by Sean Lesh

#10 Pete Devries | Pacific Northwest
Filmed by Nate Laverty

Raw Clips of Mason Ho, Yago Dora, Michael Rodrigues at BSR Surf Resort | SURFER X ...LOST

6 Minutes of the Best Rides from Cyclone Oma on Australia's Gold Coast | Amp Sessions | SURFER

Ryan Burch Breaks Down His Asymmetrical Artistry | HandMade | SURFER

Thomas Campbell Talks Creative Process | SURFER X Vissla

Is This The Most Rippable Boat Wake in the World? | SURFER X Mastercraft Boats

Jared Mell Discusses The Endless Fun of Handshaping | HANDMADE | SURFER

Proof of San Diego's Epic Run of Swell | Amp Sessions, January 2019 | SURFER

Andrew Doheny Bashes Lips Like None Other on Self-Shaped Craft | HANDMADE | SURFER

Zack Flores is a 17-Year-Old Shaping Wizard | HANDMADE | SURFER

Pipeline Steals the Show in January’s “Clips of the Month” Reel | SURFER

Filmed by Antonio Valverde

# 2 Kai Lenny |Pe’ahi
Filmed by John DeCesare

# 3 Benji Brand | Pipeline
Filmed by Landon Hayashi

# 4 Tom Lowe | Pipeline
Filmed by Landon Hayashi

# 5 Torrey Meister | Backdoor
Filmed by Antonio Valverde

# 6 Yago Dora | Waco, Texas
Filmed by …Lost Surfboards

#7 Tyler Newton | Pipeline
Filmed by Lucca Biot

# 8 Shadon Pacarro | Pipeline
Filmed by Cole Yamane

# 9 Mason Ho | Waimea Bay
Filmed by Rory Pringle

#10 Brad Flora | Indonesia
Filmed by Carlo Carol

Tyler Warren Dives Deep Into His Shaping Philosophy | HANDMADE | SURFER