Born of mistral winds and witness to the birth of Western Civilization, the waves of the Italian coast have carried merchants, fishermen, travelers and kings. Preserved like a Roman ruin, the surf of the Italian coast now carries surfer, artist, and environmentalist Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his ancestral homeland to explore a culture where old-world-convention and traditional craftsmanship have matured into a modern surf lifestyle and destination.
Filmmaker Jason Baffa chronicles Chris and his friends Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lyndsey Hill, Conner & Parker Coffin and Italian stand-outs Alessandro Ponzanell and Leonardo Fioravanti as they explore the burgeoning new surf culture blossoming among the Mediterranean's oldest and cherished traditions.
A visual epic captured in stunning 35mm, Bella Vita is an intimate and powerful journey of self-discovery, seeped in culture, tradition, and passion- where family comes first.
"Welcome to RAINBEAU, the colourful world of Beau Foster compressed into a gratis, digital short. Filmed in Australia, California, France, Portugal and Indonesia, and cut to Cosmonauts, Canned Heat, Buffalo Springfield, Fuzz and Beach Fossils, Beau’s breezy style makes for some pleasant viewing at the beginning, which ramps up into some straight-up hi-fi in the business end. Directed by his bro, Nathan Foster, and featuring cameos from Ellis Ericson and Benny Godwin, RAINBEAU is a very good way to pass eighteen-and-a-half minutes."
Vans Presents The Ductumentary, A short-film revealing what is perhaps Joel Tudor's greatest contribution to surfing. Featuring Joel Tudor, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Ryan Burch, Jared Mell and more. Directed by Graham Nash and Reagan Ritchie.
Music by Tomorrows Tulips, Matt McCluer, Skalpel, Blank Tapes, Japenese Motors, Nolan Hall, and Radar Eyes
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In Torquay, Australia, the brothers go on grom patrol and learn about the Torquay Boardriders Club with Aussie surfers Adam Robertson and Cahill Bell Warren. Next they go lawn bowling and get served by old school Aussie members. After a surf at Winkiepop, the boys’ final stop is the Bird Rock Café for beers and shots. Music: "I Know You're Holding" by Moses Luster and The Hollywood Lights, "Searchlight" by Aloha, "Bass Makes Treble" by Heavy Young Heathens, "Leisure Suit" by Fred Card, "Torture" and "Invisible Midnight" by Magic Trick, "Sa Sabine" by Les Sans Culottes, "Wuss Goin On?" by A Zoobone Sound, "I Won't Forget About You" by Jesse Dee, "chicken & grits" by Slimity Picker, and "Suffer" by The Death Riders