Varkala, on the south western coast of Kerala, India
I live in Richmond BC and started surfing in Tofino about a year ago.
Earlier this Feb, while i was in India visiting family i decided to go find some waves.
Here is a little edit of some of my time spent in a place called Varkala, on the south western coast of Kerala, India.
The surfing is not good by any means.. but i want to share the fact that there is some good un-crowded surf in India.
The waves are quite small in the footage unfortunately, but these spots really come alive on a bigger swell.
Ed's (the name of the break in most of the footage) is a left point break thats quite fast and breaks on a shallow sand bottom.
River temple : A Left point break at a river mouth. Not quite as fast as Ed's but a really fun wave.
There was also a left in front of the cliffs at the resort which i was staying at. I did not surf it because it breaks over/near rocks and i did not feel confident enough.
I imagine these would all hold a swell of up to maybe 7 to 8ft. The biggest day I was out was probably around 4 ft and it was amazing. I saw a trend that the winds would usually blow shore in the early afternoon and would usually change to onshore later on.
This was my first out of country surf trip and i absolutely loved it. Its not Bali, but its a beautiful place with good food, good people, fun waves and no crowds in the water.
Check it out if you ever get the chance!
Our old friend Greg Warnick sent in a few photos. For you who don't know Greg, he used to live in an A-Frame overlooking Florencia Bay BP [before park]. He now endures life in Punta Mita Mexico and continues to entertain many BC surfers. I hear PD + family are headed that way soon.
Sea Gypsy Living - A Short Film by Andi Talbot Shot in Indonesia over 50 days on one point and shoot camera
Following the journey of five friends as they surf from Sumbawa to Lombok, to Mentawais Islands. In the islands they hire a local fishing boat and float for ten days chasing a massive summer swell. This film is dedicated to all the amazing locals we met along the way!
HtO's PNW Shapers Series:This is Scott Rowley from Northwest Surf Designs Who builds your boards? This is the story behind your surfboards and the individuals who shape, glass and build them. Surfing is a sport of connections - between surfer and the ocean - between Shaper and Surfer. HtO is doing our part to maintain the roots of surfing by maintaining the connections that sprouted such a soulful sport, we only carry locally made surfboards from the PACIFIC NORTHWEST and we want you to meet the people who make them.
Joe Moer at Punta Ricardo on his own - Photo by Sharon
Here is an 14 minute Edit by Ryan Kenny of the Aftanas Surf team in Indo. Isaac Raddysh, Shannon Brown, Hanna Scott and more.
The Aftanas surf crew embarked on an adventure to the exotic beaches of Indonesia in search of perfect waves. After a short stop in Bali the crew headed east to the island of Sumbawa where they spent the majority of time getting to know the waves, locals, and wildlife. Directed shot and edited by Ryan Kenny, featuring the Aftanas surf crew Issac Raddysh, Hanna Scott, Shannon Brown, and friends. Seek & Enjoy
California/Baja Surf Trip by bike Here is a little video on a surf/bike adventure i went on.
filmed by myself and random people i met along the way who were willing to film me surfing a few waves !
Music is by john and roy
Two brothers, Jasper snow rosen and Jade snow rosen drove a 1982 toyota truck from Saltspring island to Santa cruz where Jade dropped his brother off to embark on a solo surf adventure by bicycle. Jasper had his surfboard, Guitar, and the camping supplies to shred down the california and baja mexico coastline for 7 months.
Here is the first of a series of videos that The Waters Edge Project will be putting out over the next few weeks prior to our upcoming fundraiser in Victoria.
With lots of help and effort from the Victoria community and other people around the globe we are slowly making a difference in some peoples' lives.
The Waters Edge Project needs your help and is also looking for volunteers who have some sort of educational program in place that could be put into practice.
Please check the first series of videos that were filmed and directed by Chris Hannant one of the Waters Edge Project's members and supporters.
Co-Founder, Waters Edge Project
In this episode Christian Moutinho teaches his son how to surf at the same beach which he learned to surf at many years ago in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christian now lives in Canada where he is a trained paramedic and RipCurl team rider.
Its always great to see a parent introducing their children to the ocean and sharing what has been a big part and huge influence on their lives.
Hope you enjoy,
Goose Goose Revolution
Iceland: An Adventure With Reid Jackson
Just as things were warming up for Spring in Canada last year, some dedicated surfers, photographers and filmers headed to some of the coldest waves out there for an adventure in Iceland.
Sitka surf team rider, Reid Jackson, joined Chris Burkard and Mikey Detemple for a stunning adventure that produced this short film and many photos.
Filmed by Reid Jackson, Chris Burkard and Mikey Detemple.
Edited by Ben Gulliver.
Song by Ben Gulliver and Reid Jackson.
check out some VeRy nice photos by Chris Burkard at http://sitka.ca/videos/iceland
The Aftanas Surf crew went to Indonesia in January and scored some good waves with good times. The full length film that will be dropping summer 2013 by RK Productions.
Here is a teaser edit Ryan Kenny put together from a trip to Lakey Peak this January.