Posts Tagged ‘surf’

Our brand ambassador at the SKA Beginners Weekend

Delighted to see these excellent photos from JWG Media of Craig Smith our brand ambassador at the Student Kitesurfing Association’s ‘Zero 2 Hero’ beginners weekend which took place in October at Aberavon, South Wales.

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The event is the biggest beginners weekend in the country and Craig was there for his sponsor Flexifoil; teaching, riding and shooting with JWG Media.  Craig pointed out that getting the surfer and kite in the photograph is really quite difficult so James (the photographer) has done an excellent job with these shots.

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Thanks to JWG Media for allowing inkydeep to post these photographs.

Surf film ingredients…

Movies, documentaries, TV programmes and videos whether fiction or non fiction have the ability to stir our emotions, remind us of past experiences or even light the desire to do something different. The music that accompanies the film or video also plays a key part in enhancing the story, the action or the event taking place on the screen.

And so it is with surf films and videos; a surf video can evoke memories of a surfing experience, fire up the desire to travel, inspire you to improve your surfing or simply remind you why you surf and rekindle the stoke.

Peter Devries’ video ‘Wind + Rain’ reminds me of my own winter surfing experiences; a grey overcast canopy overhead, strong winds, cold rain, cold water, neoprene heavy and the ocean shades of gray and green. The head high surf is within my winter comfort zone and I could see myself dropping into these waves…

Wind + Rain by Peter Devries. Released January 2011.


I just don’t ever get tired of looking at this next video – J.O.B. First Look; it makes me glad that I surf and is a reminder of my dream to one day stand on the beach at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.

It reminds me of the joy of surfing in the warmth of a tropical ocean. The backing track is Beck’s ‘Missing (Heaven Hammer)’ which works so well in this video, providing a slow tempo to accompany the slow-motion footage of Jamie O’Brien surfing Pipe.

J.O.B. First Look by Vincent Laforet. Released October 2009.


What I love about this next video is that it makes me want to go surfing and is a reminder of the joy and delight to simply paddle, drop in, get in trim, glide and then just take in the wave. It also takes me back to summers past, sitting on a long board out back at North Watergate Bay in the late afternoon sunshine, warm blue water with the cliffs forming a dramatic backdrop. Simply wonderful.

Summer Fun (Sea Movies) by Released September 2011.


This post was written by inkydeep and published on the hickorynines web site in February 2012.

keeping it simple

The videos below remind me that surfing is about having fun and a good time.

The Life of Ply… It is very likely you have seen this delightful video but if you haven’t I think you are in for a real treat; ‘The Life of Ply’ is a short surf film from 2008 which features Dorothy (Dot) and Peter Long.

It was awarded ‘Most Inspirational Film’ at the 2008 Cornwall film festival’s Board Shorts – “A short tale of enduring stoke catalysed by prone surfing on a ply board”.

The Life of Ply is a gem and an inspirational surf film, feel the stoke…

Monsterboards… A wonderful film about Eef, a Dutch surfer who makes his own paipo type surfboards; “I really like small waves. I really, really like small waves” says Eef.

Watching and listening to Eef’s surf experience is a joy, warming and uplifting. He reminds us of the simple pleasures of surfing.

This post was written by inkydeep and published on the hickorynines site in February 2012.

Promoting inkydeep – our first brand ambassador

I am stoked and delighted to announce Craig Smith as an inkydeep brand ambassador.

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I met Ron, Craig’s Dad, at a weekly meditation class we both attend.  We share a love of surfing and have since become good friends.  Ron and I talked about working together which has resulted in Craig becoming a brand ambassador for inkydeep.

Having Craig who kite surfs as inkydeep’s first brand ambassador lives one of the brands core values; ‘however you ride waves we have a shared passion’.

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I am looking forward to being involved with and watching Craig’s career develop as he competes in British Kitesurfing Association events.

You can read more about Craig on his website

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