Archive for February, 2011

Names To Faces

Faces is a short film exposing some of the world’s best bodyboarders on the North Shore of Hawaii. It was filmed over three days during the IBA World Tour event at Pipeline last week.

“I have captured every individual in an almost confronting situation by filming so tight and close to them”, said Caleb Davenport, the creator of Faces. “This amplifies the facial expressions and creates for a more moving film aided by an appropriate soundtrack. I hope it makes you smile!”

To celebrate the release of Faces we’re running a giveaway on our Facebook page. Want to win free Unite stuff? Well, all you’ve gotta do is name the four Unite Team riders featured in Faces. We’ll select one lucky winner and hook them up with a Tee Shirt and a bunch of other goodies. It’s that simple!

Entries close 11.59pm AEDT Sunday 6th March, 2011. Winner will be announced on our Facebook page on 7th March, 2011.

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On The Rock

Our photographer friend Luke Shadbolt spent this past Hawaiian season on The Rock and brought home a bag full of gold including this shot of Alex Halsey (above).

To see what else he nailed, head over to Movement and peep Luke’s photo feature here.

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Extended Reign

You may have checked out the first Damian King clip from the Turbo house in Hawaii over here. You can never have enough Kingy though so Turbo sat him down for an extended interview and discussed the Pipeline Pro, his new boards and the hijinks the crew have been getting up to in the house. Well worth a watch if just for his insight into board design.

As well as the interview, Kingy’s new clip features footage from the 2011 Hawaiian season including the Dropknee division at the Pipeline Pro. There’s only a couple more Hawaii clips left from the Turbo house, stay tuned for a highlights clip coming soon!

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Soundwave 2011

Soundwave 2011 is gonna be huge, just look at the lineup! Our friends The Amity Affliction are the only Australian band on the massive bill, get down and show the lads some support! Brisbane and Melbourne have sold out but there’s still limited tickets available for the Sydney, Adelaide and Perth dates.

Soundwave kicks off this weekend in Brisbane and Sydney. Tickets are still available online, head over to soundwavefestival.com for more information.

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The King’s Reversal

Damian King nailed today’s The Daily Frame at fluidzone.com. Photo by Ray Collins.

Kingy has been busily preparing to compete in the first event of the 2011 IBA World Tour, the Pipeline Pro, in Hawaii. The King has also been keeping his blog up to date with ramblings from Hawaii. The most recent post is an account of his preparation for the event, peep it over here.

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Mix ‘N’ Mash Tour

Having toured together on the 2010 Warped Tour, Parkway Drive and the UK’s You Me At Six clicked from the word go. It may have been a case of World Cup fever from watching many a game together or the friendly games of football the bands played that bonded them, but one thing is for sure, it was a shared outlook and attitude that brought the two groups together from the opposite sides of the globe and genre spectrum.

This May they will be joined by Bleeding Through, The Wonder Years and Confession for The Mix ‘N’ Mash Tour of Australia. Tickets go on sale on February 25, for more information go here.

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DK Is Not Dead

Ryan Hardy and Damian King competed in the Dropknee division at the 2011 Pipeline Pro yesterday. They were unlucky not to progress past the Semi Finals but both scored a few sneaky Backdoor barrels for their troubles. Who wouldn’t want to surf Pipe and Backdoor with only three other people in the water?

The event is currently on hold with organisers calling a lay day today. Ryan and Kingy, along with Michael Novy, will compete in coveted Mens division when competition resumes. The final day looks like it’s gonna run over the next couple of days, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for up to date news on the 2011 Pipeline Pro.

Photo courtesy of the International Bodyboarding Association.

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The Daily Habit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tI50xt1Yxw

Winston McCall and Parkway Drive are currently touring throughout North America with Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside and The Warriors. The lads took a quick break from their hectic schedule to perform live on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit.

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Turbo Powered King

Turbo will be bringing you daily video updates and action from the 2011 Hawaiian season. With information on Damian King and all the riders, what’s happening on The Rock and more, they’re definitely worth a watch. In this episode, Kingy chats about his new board, and what’s going down on the North Shore over the next few days.

Check turbosurfdesigns.com.au for updates from Kingy and the rest of the Turbo crew.

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Riptide 180

Stuck to the cover of Riptide 180 is the most anticipated all-DK film of the past 10 years, The Lackey Project, the DVD from Australia’s most respected and revered dropknee rider, Matt Lackey.

The action certainly doesn’t stop with the DVD though, Riptide 180 is filled with a whole lot more craziness than that. Riptide has photos from the very first, monumental session at a wave that Mitch Rawlins referred to as “Australia’s Teahupo’o” and all the best coverage from another eventful Canarian season. Plus, there’s some cool tales from bodyboarding’s fringe; including a future bodyboarding sommelier and an insight into the Canadian bodyboarding scene.

Riptide 180 is out today at newsagents and select surf shops across Australia. Go get it!

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