Daily Archives: June 15, 2010

Arctic Surfing

Filmmaker Yassine Ouhilal took four top professional surfers to the northern Norwegian and Russian coast to film them surfing in the extreme winter conditions of the Arctic Ocean: While planning the trip, charts showed that waves would be better in the winter, but it was deemed suicide to try surfing during the coldest and darkest part of the year. Even the spring temperatures hovered between 20 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit; not exactly the most ideal surfing weather. As they traveled around they often found beautiful, calm beaches that taunted them with signs of large waves that came just days before. At the link, you can view more photos of their expedition. Link via The Presurfer | Photo: Yassine Ouhilal via Arctic Surfing.

Beautiful big wave set at Jaws

from Boing Boing by Chris Arkenberg Canon 5D Mark II Slow Motion + Jaws ( Peahi ) 12-7-09 from iamkalaniprince on Vimeo. My video’s are brought to you by : redheadwindscreens.com Custom windscreens for your Zoom H4n, H4, H2, and Tascam DR-100 handheld audio recorders. 12-23-09 update, cool, I’ve been trying to identify any of these big wave riders and just got the following email from Delphine Lamour the communications manager at Oxbow surf wear. Hello Kalani, In this video you have Oxbow team riders Laird Hamilton, Kai Lenny and Jason Polakow. Amazing! Kind regards, Delphine LAMOUR 12-18-09 Thank you all for the amazing emails with your Maui memories and kind comments !, that’s the stuff that warms my soul ! I love it if you “like” it, please share me if you love me. Aloha all, just wanted to post a little footage from Jaws today…These waves are insanely huge and I have so much respect for the surfers that have the guts to do this as well as the jet ski operators that are tremendously talented in their own right, many of them big wave riders as well.. Anyhow, I live a couple of miles from Jaws on W.Kuiaha in a little town called Haiku. At night I can hear these monsters breaking, they sound like thunder… Tech : Canon 5D Mark II Canon 70-300 USM @ 300mm Zoom H4n & Redhead windscreen for faint ocean sounds Premiere CS4 hope you all enjoy this little teaser.. there’s more to come later, it’s still going off !, and tomorrow is supposed to be huge as well.. Going to try to get the morning light.. One of the Jaws pioneers is Laird Hamilton. His wife Gabrielle Reece had this to say on his blog today.. “12-7-09 Swell Update from Laird Gabby: 12-7-09 3:50 Hawaii Time I just spoke to Laird around 3pm Hawaii time (5pm PST) from Maui. He said they had a good morning and that his board and body were feeling good. They went out fairly early, and it had not gotten too crowded yet. The boys (Dave Kalama, Terry Chun, Derrick Doerner and others) came in for gas fuel and food fuel for lunch. By then a front had come in and “chop sueyed” the waves. Laird then proceeded to watch some of the action from the cliff side. He said a lot of skis went up on to the rocks along with some boards. He felt like there may have been several new comers who were having to work it all out. I’m on Kauai and Kings reef began to break ever so slightly. The ocean floor by this reef is so deep that you don’t even see Kings unless it’s starting to be Hawaiian 25 ft (that’s double in the front). The boys are going to sit tight on Maui and then make their plan for tomorrow. As most of you know the swell hits Kauai first, then Oahu (which is having a bit of rain and some major water surging), Maui and so on. Once they get a beat on the conditions (wind, swell) they will most likely decide to continue to stay on Maui and surf Peah’i (aka Jaws) tomorrow. If I hear anything of interest I will let you all know.” More about Laird Hamilton @ http://www.lairdhamilton.com Please copy/paste the following and share the Jaws love with your friends and family : ) Canon 5D Mark II and Jaws Maui 12_7_09, biggest waves in decades ! http://www.vimeo.com/8050122 I’m a surfer but I’m not crazy. I wouldn’t go anywhere near these waves. But I really like this video byiamkalaniprince capturing a seemingly relentless set of 25+ foot peaks rolling in at Jaws on the North Shore of Maui. These monsters come barreling across the deep water trenches of the Pacific then heave up onto the Hawaiian reef creating some of the biggest and fastest waves in the world. The slow-motion (and the glorious Canon optics) underscores, to me, the majesty of this great dance and the strange harmony we human apes find amidst the power of nature. via Beautiful big wave set at Jaws.