Hangs Upon Nothing Asian Premiere

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We’ve been following Jeremy Rumas’s “Hangs Upon Nothing” since he first announced it in 2011. Remind yourself by checking back in on the interview we did with him here. He dropped the trailer in 2012 and he’s been touring it to film festivals around the world ever since. Now, he’s stoked to announce the first premiere…

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Mission Statement

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If you’ve ever started a company, you know that the key part of getting your idea off the ground is developing a mission statement. This short paragraph introduces yourself and your idea to the world, and explains how you’re different and what you’re contributing to the (hopefully) greater good. Ever thought about writing a mission…

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Cardboard Surfboard

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You’ve been following the Every Third Thursday series from Signal Snowboards, right? It’s been going on for four seasons now, and the creators say it’s “changed the culture at Signal,” in a really good way. Taking a day off work to pursue creative ideas, with permission from work, that’s like, the dream. With this cardboard…

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A Shared Moment with Israel Preciado

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This documentary film is the first in a series of Quality Peoples short films that take a brief glimpse into the lives of their collaborators and inspirations. Israel Preciado is a longboarder from Mexico and the unofficial Mayor of Sayulita. You might know Izzy as the face of QP, he’s the stoic guy in all…

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More on Through the Surface, the Reef Mapping Project

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Last week, we told you about a competition some surfer scientists have entered a National Geographic contest to get funding for a project to map our reefs. Voting is open until Sept. 29 so we got back in touch with Cliff Kapono and Clinton Edwards for more details on their project, the difficulties of finding…

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Natural Handmade Clothing

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We spend a lot of time focusing on the quality of our food — is it organic? local? grass fed? non-GMO? — but an area of life we often overlook when trying to be a more conscious consumer is our clothing. Not only is it important to buy clothes made locally, but certain fabrics are better than…

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Getting Close – Byron Bay Surf Festival 2014

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Online voting for the Byron Bay Surf Festival shorts competition will end soon, because the festival is only five weeks away. In preparation, the folks down under have completed their second promo video, “Citizens of the Sea,” which checks in with master shaper Bob McTavish and what he’s looking forward to this year.    Filmed and edited by…

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Grain Surfboards Annual Re-Evolution Event

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The Grain Surfboards annual Surf Re-Evolution event is coming up next Saturday, Sept. 27. It’s a full day of shaping demos, art, film premieres, live music out in York, Maine. It’s just beautiful out there this time of year, and there’s nothing better than 12 hours of surf-related activities and awesome people. If you’re nearby…

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