Serendipity, the documentary, is a film about Anthony Hussein Hinde, Tony's story is one of the truly great surf fairytales. Tony was a 20 year old Australian who went on a surfing adventure at a time when many of the world's best surf breaks where yet to be discovered
The word Serendipity means the unlikely and unintended discovery of good fortune; it is a beneficial accident or a cool suprise. By the most Serendipitous chain of events Tony found himself shipwrecked on a deserted island in the middle of the Indian ocean, on the then-unknown Maldives.
Tony stumbled across a multitude of discoveries, perfect surf on a chain of tropical coral attols, eastern islamic culture and a new personal identity.
Tony had access to a fleet of perfect waves for 15 years. Alone! Over that time he had only a few select friends who visited. Amazingly non of the lucky few broke the agreed-upon code of silence.
Eventually Tony's secret was exposed, he protected those waves as long as he could. Tony realized that if he could not own the waves then he would provide the best surf travel experience by starting the only dedicated and most successful surf camp in the Maldives.
Tony Hussein Hinde is considered to be the father of surfing in the Maldives, not only did he kick started the nation's emerging tourism industry he also found his own personal nirvana and livelihood.
Desillusion magazine, supported by RVCA and RAEN are proud to present their latest video “This is Alex”, a video portrait that pays tribute to the Californian longboarder/musician Alex Knost.
Hailing from Costa Mesa, California, Alex Knost certainly stands out of the crowd; a worthy heir to a surf culture that's made up of pioneers, and numerous creative artists. After having followed in the footsteps of his spiritual big brother, Joel Tudor, Alex became in turn one of the best longboarders in the world, paddling his way to the front of the scene, in a counter culture that we thought was drowning under the waves of an extremely lucrative economy- surf industry. Almost uncatchable, the man flits like a butterfly from one art to the next (from photography to video, board shapes to music) trying to, like he says "lose himself in anything he does, hoping to exceed the limits that society has set him".
A slightly tormented soul, maybe a bit too realistic for this world, although the two obviously go hand in hand, "This is Alex "is a total immersion in his everyday life, a celebration of raw counter culture: To give, understand, learn and influence, without waiting for anything in return, if not to perpetuate a style and a philosophy of life.
After the great success of “This is Trouble”, a short movie portraying the life of snowboarder and musician Trevor “Trouble” Andrew that was launched last February (vimeo.com/desillusion/thisistrouble), the second, a tribute to Andrew Reynolds “ This is Andrew” ( vimeo.com/desillusion/thisisandrew ) , and the third "This is Ozzie”, a dedication to one of the most influential inspirations of the board culture scene, Ozzie Wright (vimeo.com/desillusion/thisisozzie ), Desillusion is proud to present the fourth opus of the " THIS IS" saga , with Alex Knost as guest host, a strong personality who's always inspired Desillusion's world and who has chosen to make his life an ode to art under any form or shape.
The video comes with the latest issue of Desillusion magazine featuring Alex Knost as their exclusive guest editor, available on dslmag.com/v5/shop.php
Desillusion magazine, supported by Volcom and Electric visual are proud to present their latest video “This is Ozzie”, a video portrait that pays tribute to the Australian surfer Ozzie Wright.
Born and raised in a family that he himself calls "a bunch of hippies" , Ozzie grew up on the beaches of northern Sydney, known today to be amongst the most competitive in the world - beaches that gave birth to world champions such as Tom Caroll and Nat Young. But Ozzie quickly decided to choose a different path than the one that led to competitions. Inspired by the skate and punk scene, he was the first person to bring humor and DIY philosophy to the surf scene. From the paintings on his boards, the shape, his special way of surfing ( a melange of strength and airs,normally done in skateboarding) , to the creation of his punk rock band Goon of Doom, Ozzie's the man who gave new insight to surfing, a fresh perspective that inspired a whole generation of surfers. ( Dane Reynolds, Alex Knost, Dion Agius, etc)
“This is Ozzie” is a portrait of one of the most intriguing personalities that surfing has ever seen. With interview footage that's never been seen before , Wright shares his fear, his love and his original lifestyle, an pure ode to the core of surf spirit.
After the great success of “This is Trouble”, a short movie portraying snowboarder and musician Trevor “Trouble” Andrew that was launched last February ( vimeo.com/desillusion/thisistrouble), and the second, a tribute to Andrew Reynolds “ This is Andrew” ( vimeo.com/desillusion/thisisandrew ) , "This is Ozzie” is the third video made by Desillusion magazine , a dedication to one of their most influential inspirations in the board culture scene. The video comes with the latest issue of Desillusion magazine featuring Ozzie Wright as their exclusive guest editor, available on dslmag.com/v5/shop.php