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
Dedicated to the life and work of Trevor “Trouble” Andrew, Desillusiøn magazine x Nixon proudly present the launch of their latest collaboration.
Last fall, Desillusiøn magazine followed Trevor on a journey around Brooklyn and New York City. The short documentary shows the city, its people, music and art scene out of Trouble’s very own perspective, while sharing his vision of life and the board sports culture.
“This is Trouble” captures some unique and intriguing footage of a personality and creative mind, inspired by snowboarding and rock’n’roll. The movie introduces the 1st issue of Desillusiøn magazine’s new Guest Editor series to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.
Trevor Andrew, who has been part of the Nixon family for many years, will make the debut of this line of six special issues, dedicated to some of the main characters of the board sports, art and music culture that inspired Desillusiøn magazine for the last decade.
Directed by Sebastien Zanella
Production Assistant, Pierre David
Discover more on dslmag.com & nixon.com
A UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN BILLABONG AND PUKAS
This collaboration has resulted in a limited edition collection of surfwear for men and girls, available in selected stores in May. More details coming soon.
Pukas Surf is a family driven company based in the Basque Country and has built a reputation for making quality high-performance surfboards and custom bikinis. Mixing a global view and a local knowledge, the group has been able to feed their surf addiction since they first hand-shaped a surfboard in 1973.
Along the way came the surf shops, the surf contests, the friends and the parties, the surf Factory, the professional Pukas surfers, the good and the bad, the surf schools and the stokedness; Surfing at its finest. Pukas is surf and always will be. pukassurf.com
Billabong was founded on the Gold Coast of Australia in 1973by Gordon and Rena Merchant. They started out by making boardshorts specifically for surfing. Today Billabong produces active lifestyle products, fashion forward clothing for men and women, as well as technical apparel (outerwear, wetsuits and surfboards). The products are developed in the authentic environment of the boardsports culture and sold primarly through specialty retail stores and Billabong stores. Billabong-branded products are tested and improved by the very best athletes across the globe. Billabong as a brand promotes an authentic lifestyle and the true values of boardsports (surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding). billabong.com
If you owned this beautiful orange VHS, you get it.
This surf clip is a ode the to 2000 Joe Castrucci skate video Photosynthesis.
After leaving behind the cold water barrels of the Jersey Shore's post-Sandy wonderland Sam Hammer and Mike Gleason find and overload of Vida traveling around Central America for two weeks.