While filming a commercial for a friend's kiteboarding school (video to come soon) in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands I had a chance to do a little skating down the mountain roads. This particular road lead down to the beach that we had been kiting and filming at for the past few days.
Filming was done by Leading Edge Kiteboarding School owners Chris Doyle and Sara Seaver; with additional footage from a GoPro pole-cam setup made out of two shower curtain rods that were duct taped together (classy).
Cold weather getting you down? Perhaps watching a little kitesurfing will warm up those bones.
The Mauritius Kite Jam is an annual event that brings together amateur and professional kiteboarders from all over the world for a 14 day event. Based in Le Morne, Mauritius the event delivers world class kiteboarding conditions, clinics, gear demos, incredible parties and world class music. This year three Cabrinha Internatiional riders came for the event to ride and party.
Don't miss the next Mauritius Kite Jam (26. Oct - 9. Nov 2013)
Alberto Rondina - facebook.com/albyrondina
Keahi De Aboitiz - facebook.com/keahideaboitiz
Jamie Barrow - facebook.com/jamiebarrownz
Filmed and edited by Anders Krüger
FIREFLY shows off some amazing and dazzling technology. Using a Czech Republic designed and built radio controlled helicopter with DSLR cameras mounted to film, a pilot follows skater Jan Minol as he skates through the city at night. What makes this particular video spectacular is not the helicopter that follows him, but the blue neon lights attached to the underside of his deck as he cruises about. This video recieved a Vimeo Staff Pick for it's quality.
Directed by JAKE JANISS
THIS HISTORIC 8MM FOOTAGE OF DOGTOWN'S FOUNDING MEMBERS, WAS CAPTURED IN THE SPRING OF 1977 BY WAYNE BABCOCK. WAYNE HAS NEVER RELEASED THIS FOOTAGE NOR HAS HE SHARED HIS VINTAGE DOGTOWN SKATEBOARD COLLECTION WITH THE PUBLIC, BOTH HAVE BEEN DONATED EXCLUSIVELY IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT.
The Dog Bowl, originally known only to the most hardcore DogTown crew, was located in Northern Santa Monica -
"I sequestered Rodney Mullen recently during a dinner party at my house in order to get the real story behind the kickflip. The only quiet place was my bedroom. Is that weird? Only if you make it weird. Which I might have just done by mentioning it at all. Anyway, he invented the kickflip because he's a genius and we are lucky to have him. Now I made it extra weird. Just enjoy the story and forget I ever said anything."