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TURNING A DRONE INTO A FLYING CAMERA FLASH
THE MOST FRUSTRATING AND REWARDING DRONE PROJECT EVER WORDS BY LUGO   I’ve travelled with Tom Carey shooting surfing for over 20 years. Back in the day, Tom was a pioneer with remote flash photography.  I used to love filming at dusk, trying to capture the pop of his flash and see what my crappy video framegrabs would look like. I even bought the biggest handheld construction lights I could find and made friends stand on the beach lighting up surfers after dark. Then came the day a drone strong enough to hold a flash was finally in my hands. The idea was what if you could shoot surfing (or anything really) where the light source is coming from somewhere that it shouldn’t be or couldn’t be. The crew trouble shooting like usual. Balaram Stack getting an evening pop! Every single time we tried this we had huge failures, learned a little and always got at least one photo that had us frothing for more!  The list of troubles was always high: flashes that never worked (especially at the worst times), soft focus photos, flying blind, broken propellers mid-flight, sets of waves that show up when you’re flying at 6% over the ocean. We went from trying to fabricate something legit to using sponges and gaff tape, which worked surprisingly well. Tai Van Dyke was wondering where the Volcom Pipe House sponges kept disappearing to. We finally settled on using Lume Cubes to help Tom’s camera focus and a setup that didn’t require having a long dangling swinging flash remote hanging from the drone.  We definitely got away with some close calls and some sketchy setups. We tried to be as secretive as we could with the process and photos in the beginning, but once realized how hard this whole concept was I welcomed the idea of other people trying to do the same thing.  It’s a bit of a nightmare with very costly consequences but we think the photos were worth it and we hope you agree.   Lugo Lugo and Tom Carey FOLLOW LUGO AND TOM CAREY ON INSTAGRAM FOR MORE.
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Noa Deane's "Head Noise" is a Cinematic Surf Movie from Filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu
Demystifying the noise within his own head and destroying the noise of the stereotype which surrounds him. Yes, Noa Deane is a freakish aerialist, but he also charges tubes of consequence. Yes, he is one of the most innovative surfers in the world today, but he is also steeped in a deep respect for his heritage. Yes, he has been characterized as a punk kid, but he is thoughtful and down to earth. Yes, his life might look like an easy dream ride, but he has demons to slay! This movie is a direct reflection of Noa Deane. It's a candid look at one of surfing's most exciting characters through high-action, heavy-charging, avant-garde surfing for the new age, documented unmistakably through the lens of filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu. Head Noise Soundtrack: Dinosaur Jr. - "Raisans" Al Lover - "Partial Paradigm" The LINE - "System Deceptive" The LINE - "Happy Hangover" Wash - "Pipe Bomb" Blistar - "123_1"   Download The LINE's songs from Head Noise, along with their entire album:   NOA DEANE COLLECTION Check out the all-new head-to-toe Noa Deane collection, Noise Noise Noise, available now!
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"Relentless" Surf Movie Starring Dusty Payne Follows the Highs + Lows of His Professional Surfing Career
On January 8, 2018, Dusty Payne suffered a near-fatal wipeout at Backdoor on the North Shore of Oahu. After hitting the reef, Dusty was knocked unconscious and didn’t surface for five waves. After being hospitalized with a broken jaw and multiple skull fractures, Dusty underwent surgery and spent months recovering. This captivating film documents Dusty’s surfing accident and his road to recovery and spotlights his career of highs and lows and his relentless love for the sport of surfing.   "I just hope that I’m able to inspire other people to not give up on their goals because of a setback, no matter how dark times may seem."   ABOUT RELENTLESS: Dusty Payne is one of the most dynamic surfers of his generation, but his path in the world of professional surfing has been far from easy. His career has been a roller coaster of competitive successes and failures, era-defining video parts, heartbreaking injuries and inspiring comebacks. Set against the backdrop of his near-fatal wipeout at Backdoor in January 2018, including high-action surfing footage from places like Portugal, Oahu, and Maui (including Honolua Bay), Relentless tells the story of a surfer who has been through it all and keeps coming back stronger than ever.
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Volcom Hawaii Pipe House History - Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu
The Volcom Pipe House is a legendary house located directly in front of Banzai Pipeline. With countless years of iconic surfing history to its name, we dive into its history Since 1995, the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has been an important part of the Volcom story. In the first part of our Volcom Hawaii houses history we looked back at all the places we were lucky to have stayed: from Rocky Point to Banzai Pipeline, and a handful of spots in between, there has been a wealth of stories to share. Dave Riddle, Keanu Taylor, Diesel Storm on the third story balcony of the Volcom Pipe House In this second part of our Hawaii houses history, Volcom Hawaii veteran and coach Dave Riddle recounts the history of the famed Volcom Pipe House, a.k.a., the Gerry Lopez Pipe House. "Mr. Pipeline" (Gerry Lopez) built this house in the late '70s and is a legendary Pipeline surfer and surfboard shaper. Locals and surfers simply call it "The Pipe House." Volcom Pipe House, a.k.a., Gerry Lopez Pipe House In 2000, Volcom moved the team house from Ted’s Bakery to a single-story house in front of Banzai Pipeline, one of the deadliest, yet perfect waves in the world, where it continued to provide room and board for team riders and guests for the following seven years. In 2007, the team expanded to the house next door, the Volcom Pipe House (Gerry House), where it continues to be one of the most iconic gathering places in surfing history. When Volcom first moved into this house, guys like Bruce Irons claimed one of the top floor rooms, and deservingly so after winning the Pipe Masters and proving his expertise out at Pipeline. Along with Bruce came Dave Wassel and Tai Vandyke who kept a watchful eye over both houses considering their proximity to one another. Soon, the Volcom Pipe House turned into the hot spot for everyone on the team to stay and visit. Early frequenters included Kaimana Henry, Gavin Beschen, Tom Dosland, Dusty Payne, among others. Front-row view of Banzai Pipeline from the Pipe House living room In 2000, Volcom moved the team house from Ted’s Bakery to a single-story house in front of Banzai Pipeline, one of the deadliest, yet perfect waves in the world, where it continued to provide room and board for team riders and guests for the following seven years. In 2007, the team expanded to the house next door, the Volcom Pipe House (Gerry House), where it continues to be one of the most iconic gathering places in surfing history. When Volcom first moved into this house, guys like Bruce Irons claimed one of the top floor rooms, and deservingly so after winning the Pipe Masters and proving his expertise out at Pipeline. Along with Bruce came Dave Wassel and Tai Vandyke who kept a watchful eye over both houses considering their proximity to one another. Soon, the Volcom Pipe House turned into the hot spot for everyone on the team to stay and visit. Early frequenters included Kaimana Henry, Gavin Beschen, Tom Dosland, Dusty Payne, among others. During big surf contests like the Pipe Masters and Volcom Pipe Pro, which happen right in front of the house, you'll see guys like Kelly Slater and John John Florence hanging in the front yard, chatting with friends and watching the contest. It's a heavy-hitter sighting place and hotspot for any media. There are also insane views of Pipeline and the North Shore coastline from some old World War II bunkers located in the hills behind the two Volcom Pipe House that are definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. Volcom Pipe House - North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii To be invited to stay here as a Volcom team rider, you have to charge Pipeline and prove that you can handle this beast of a wave. Up-and-comers from the Volcom team learn from the locals and Volcom coaches such as Dave Riddle and Jason Shibata, who have spent years surfing and watching this wave in every condition imaginable. To be welcomed into this house is a blessing and a true part of surfing history, and we're honored to carry on the legacy of such an amazing house. In addition to being the only three-story house originally allowed on this stretch of beach, it's also the very first surf brand house on Oahu's North Shore to be solar-friendly and powered by solar electricty (as is our smaller house next door) which began as a continued effort to further our sustainability commitments by installing solar panels on the roofs of both Volcom houses. Thanks, Rising Sun Solar! Solar panels overlooking Ehukai Beach Park Michael O'Shaughnessy surfing down from the Volcom Pipe House
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Volcom Hawaii Houses History on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
Since 1995, Volcom has held a strong presence on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii with multiple Volcom Hawaii houses and even more legendary stories It was the winter of '95/'96 when Volcom landed their first spot at Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu, welcoming team riders Dave Wassel, Gavin Beschen, Kaleo Roberson, Tai Vandyke, Shawn "Barney" Barron, among others, into the mix as the brand first started to get its roots on the North Shore. As the Volcom Hawaii family began to grow and the early-day Volcom house parties were at its height, the team bounced around to different houses on the North Shore between 1995 and 2000. From Rocky Point to Velzyland (V-land) to Backyards to Ted's Bakery, and finally to where the Volcom Houses are now (including the Gerry House) at Banzai Pipeline, it has been nothing short of one hell of a ride, and we are thankful for everything Hawaii has provided us. While 2018 is well past our 20 year mark holding strong on the North Shore, we look to another 20 years full of good waves, good friends and good times! First Volcom house at Banzai Pipeline To survive in the country is to be yourself. Don’t put on no act for nobody, but yourself. Just rely on yourself, and rely on your friends in some sort of way as the boys being there for each other. And that’s what it’s all about. -Scotty Fountain In the fall of 2009, we produced an eight-part video series titled The Volcom House Show highlighting the two Volcom houses where we invited different hosts and guests into the mix to show us what life is like inside the houses. One of those episodes included Valient Himself and the rest of the Valient Thorr crew surfing and playing music on the porch of the first Volcom Pipe house: "Life is good. Just another hangover day in beautiful Hawaii." -Eddie Boy (L to R): First Volcom Pipe House front yard hosting veteran Hawaii surf photographer Brian Bielmann, legendary surfer Herbie Fletcher, and Volcom Hawaii veterans Gavin Beschen and Tai Vandyke Volcom Hawaii Houses locations on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
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THIS IS THE COMPELLING STORY OF COCO HO AND HER 10 YEARS ON TOUR
Dive into the colourful story of female surfer Coco Ho from Oahu’s North Shore and learn how she got started surfing, her rich surfing family history, ups and downs on the Championship Tour, and everything in between. Including exclusive interviews with brother, Mason Ho, father, Michael Ho, and world champion surfers John John Florence and Stephanie Gilmore. Coco Ho started surfing at the young age of seven after following in the footsteps of her brother and father. As Coco recalls, "I just remember trying to impress my brother. My whole growing up was all to impress Mason." Living and learning on the tour for the past 10 years now, Coco is looking forward to focusing solely on her surfing and letting it speak for itself. She's in the right mindset, has the ability, and feels more inspired and energised than ever before.