Sebastian Williams (Grom No. 6, 2015 Hot 100) is 14 years old. Yet he’s got the style of somebody double his age and the new school flair to back it up. His move from Mexico down to South Africa appears to be paying off, and while there hasn’t been much to surface of the kid
In 2014, Tommy Tomicello and Chris Von Weinberg founded Surf Jazz Records. Now, they want to prove there’s a new music genre emerging from the line-ups of Southern California.
In the past, it was surf music. In the 21st century, it’s surf jazz, a blend of contemporary jazz and eclectic musical orchestration. Confused? Listen for yourselves.
The new music label wants to release “a high caliber of easy listening jazz music that combines spiritual and soulful elements reminiscent of nature and the ocean with transcendental vibes.”
Week In Webclips – A Tale of Two Islands, Connor Coffin Goes HAM at Rincon, and German River Surfing
CLIP OF THE WEEK: Nic Von Rupp, Two Islands While he hails from Portugal by way of Germany, this edit of Nic Von Rupp proves that he’s also quite at home in Hawaiian tubes. In this documentary-style clip, Nic takes us to Pipeline and the Valley Isle where he finds plenty of open tubes and heaps
Random happenings in surf for the week of April 24th
Let’s go back to the late ’90s, just for a few minutes, I promise. Unbuttoned white dress shirts were cool. Baggy stonewashed jeans were cool. Wire-framed sunglasses, believe it or not, cool. Tribal armband tattoos, also somehow cool I guess. Porno for Pyros were as close to cool as they would ever be. Shaun Tomson was maybe the
Adriano de Souza defeated John John Florence to claim the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015, at the Main Break.
The Brazilian surfer rejoiced. The fifth victory of his ten-year career on the Dream Tour had a Hawaiian flavour. De Souza opened the final with an excellent 8.93 for two big carving turns ending with a free-fall drop.
Florence never quite managed to match his opponent’s scores, and Adriano kept building his game with another 8.60-point wave. Despite John John’s late 9.00 wave, the Brazilian used his last minute priority to his advantage.
A crew of New Jersey locals recently relished an early Spring swell. While the water is still plenty nippy, there were more than enough perfect sandbars and open-ended tubes to warm up the lineup.