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This weekend is Sundown's annual surfboard swap and sale.  Last year Dubstar walked away with some gems! There usually are some incredible finds at the Surfboard Swap. It's also a great weekend to sell some of your older gear and receive 100% store credit that you can use anytime on any item.
[/size]www.sundownsurf.com 516-796-1565[/color]
[/size]SELL: BRING IN YOUR SURFBOARDS, WETSUITS, SKATEBOARDS & OTHER WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT. [/color]
[/size]1. DROP OFF YOUR BOARD AT SUNDOWN BY FRIDAY JUNE 12TH.
2. SUNDOWN WILL SELL IT ON JUNE 13TH & 14TH
3. RECEIVE STORE CREDIT FOR 100% OF THE AMOUNT SOLD!
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BUY: HUGE DEALS ON NEW & USED BOARDS
1. THE BEST PRICES OF THE YEAR ON OVER 200 NEW BOARDS IN STOCK
2. MASSIVE DISCOUNTS ON WETSUITS, BAGS, LEASHES AND ACCESSORIES!
3. EPIC BARGAINS ON BOARDS AND GEAR UNDER THE TENT.

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 It's on!
The 8th Annual New York Fish Fry will be either May 16th or May 17th. 9AM. NATIONAL BLVD, LONG BEACH NY. Spread the word!

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Epic Times Dubstar! Stoked to see your Kidman board and your hand shaped board on display. Was even radder to see Derek Hynd and you discussing the boards.
Hynd said we had one of the more core communities out there. He was stoked on the crew that came out.
Epic boards, good crew, mellow vibe, and no pretension. Sorry to disappoint you Hydroglide.

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I'm proud of being a New Yorker but there are so many other cities that are a bit more conducive to surfing.
My list...
San Sebastian, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Iquique, Chile
Cape Town, SA
San Francisco, CA
Halifax, Nova Scotia
San Diego, CA
Biarritz, France


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It Doesn't Not Work II:
Pushing The Outer Limits of Pure Surf Design
 
OPEN SUBMISSIONS
 
MARCH 16TH, 2015 Brooklyn, NY: After an incredibly successful first year, SMASH Productions, Picture Farm Gallery are stoked to announce submissions are now open for the second installment of It Doesn’t Not Work Surfboard Show. 
 
It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft design event that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design and a presentation of experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas.
 
This is a call out to all local shapers, garage, backyard and professional, to submit their wildest and most experimental boards, alaias, handplanes, paipos and as-yet-to-be-named experiments for display and symposium at Picture Farm Gallery starting April 24th,25th & 26thth.
 
Display your failed concepts and accidental discoveries. It Doesn’t Not Work seeks to lift the hood on surfboard experimentation and design. Boards that are proven to work, boards that are proven to not work and the thought process that lead from one place to another.
 
Send us your designs: Submissions of an original shape or a unique construction that you have built yourself. Extra points if you've built more than one, have revised the design and can show the evolution!
 
Submissions: Go to http://itdoesntnotwork.com/submission/ to submit your wave riding apparatus. Submissions end April 10th, 2015. Please include images of each entry and please be sure to include a description of the design.
 
It Doesn’t Not Work will be a weekend pop-up event filled with conversation and mind expansion and will include a film screening, prizes and beer!
 

For more information go to www.ItDoesntNotWork.com
 
All queries and comments please contact: [email protected] 
 

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Thought you all would get a kick out of this...
Photo courtesy of TColla

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 If you are looking for something fun to do this friday, come on out! This film is absolutely stunning!
[size=78%]REBEL WALTZ FILMS & SMASH SURF NYC PRESENT[/size]
EL MAR, MI ALMA


At ‘Celebration of Whimsy Theater’ New York
A visual love song to the surf blessed land of Chile and the ocean that defines it
With a long and diverse coastline Chile is a country not only shaped by its geography; the sea occupies a mystical and poetic, conscious and unconscious place within the cultural fabric of the nation. ‘El Mar, Mi Alma’ is a visual tone poem, a blend of images and music embracing cinematic surfing sequences, coastal landscapes, insightful commentary, poetry, and the movements of the cast on a unique surfing journey. With environmental themes and political undercurrent, the film paints a picture of Chile’s beauty and association with the sea, centered around the wondrous act of surfing.
Featuring; Dave Rastovich, Ramon Navarro, Gabriel Villarán, Dane Ward, Chris Del Moro, Crystal Thornburg, Joel Parkinson, Christian Merello and Diego Medina.
‘El Mar, Mi Alma’ trailer
“One of the most unique and beautiful surf films…” Michael Albright (Santa Barbara International Film Festival).
“…meditative and visually beautiful…a must see film.” Ethan Stewart (Santa Barbara Independent)
“…classic of the genre…superb surfing…spectacular…” Paul Witzig (Iconic Surf Filmmaker)
19th DECEMBER – NEW YORK – CELEBRATION OF WHIMSY – 6.30pm Also featuring classic underground animation ‘The Great Wave’ by Tony Gooley and
[/size][size=78%]Tickets available at [/size][/size][size=78%]http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/975107[/size]
Proudly supported by smashsurf.com
El Mar, Mi Alma - Preview

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 The 6th Annual Save The Waves Film Festival is an epic evening of live music and international surf films at Lightspace Studios in Brooklyn on 11/14/14.  Underground NYC rockers Slothrust will open the night’s festivities, followed by world premieres of surf, adventure and documentary films.  This event will have a cash bar with offerings from Pacifico Beer, Tito’s Vodka, Suerte Tequila, & Sailor Jerry Rum.The Save The Waves Film Festival is a fundraiser for Save The Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves, and all proceeds support their international coastal conservation programs.  **THIS EVENT IS 21 **
EVENING SCHEDULE:
6 PM – VIP pre-party and film-maker reception.
7 PM – doors open, live music by Slothrust.
8 PM – short films program.
9 PM – intermission, raffle.
9:30 PM – feature films program.
This event is located at Lightspace Studios,1115 Flushing Ave, 11237, in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Tickets are on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-waves-film-festival-brooklyn-tickets-13429753755



Save The Waves Film Festival 2014

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 Get ready to have your minds blown! Thundercloud is coming to NYC this Friday at Tribeca Cinemas. The film is about that massive day at Cloudbreak. It's going to be off the hook! If you like big waves and a great storyline, check it out! tickets are on sale at www.onepalmmedia.com


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 SMASH PRODUCTIONS
 PRESENTS
 THE NEW YORK PREMIERES OF
 DEATH TO HIPSTERS
(New York, NY) – SMASH Productions LLC is looking to ruffle a few feathers and completely blow away the New York surf community with the NY tour of Death To Hipsters, a Dark Fall Production. The NY Premiere takes place Wednesday, September 17th, 7PM at Villain, in the heart of the hipster universe, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. An encore screening will screen Thursday, 7PM September 18th, at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club in Rockaway Beach, Queens.
 Join the creators of the award winning surf film Dark Fall, Alex DePhillipo and Andrew Gesler, in this satire filled surf film that evens the score in the “hipster take-over” of the surf world. Watch Flynn Novak, Sam Hammer, Andrew Gesler, and others as they rip surfing out of the coffee shop and back in to the water, as the film sets out to bring Death to the Hipster in all of us…
Starring Andrew Gesler, Flynn Novak, Rich McMullin, Sam Hammer, Rob Kelly, Mike Gleason, Bruce Irons Christian Fletcher, Kalani Chapman, Michael Anthony, Clay Pollioni, Kai Mana Henry, Brittainy Taylor, Mason Ho, Michael Spahr, and more!


-NY Premiere of Death to Hipsters, Wednesday, Sept 17th, 2014 7PM At Villain, Williamsburg Brooklyn:                                                    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-york-premiere-of-death-to-hipsters-tickets-12897951119
 
-Rockaway Beach Surf Club Premiere of Death to Hipsters, Thursday, Sept 18th, 2014 7PM at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Rockaway, Queens: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/death-to-hipsters-rockaway-beach-surf-club-premiere-tickets-12898109593

 
Note from filmmaker: No hipsters were harmed in the making of this film — actually… maybe we lost a couple. If you are offended by this message, stop wearing your sister’s pants, mixing techno music, and get some goddamn help.
Trailer

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I have had the pleasure of working with both Mark and Becker for my shop. I've ordered boards from both shapers and have been super happy with them. They are both stand up guys and great surfers. I have also ordered custom boards from them as well and they have both shaped me some epic boards in a timely fashion.  I agree that the 80/20 rule does come in to effect and you can't please everyone. It's just statistics. It's unfortunate that you had a negative experience with Mark. Mark is great guy and knows his boards and surf history.
I think there is an issue that is coming up more and more as more new surfers enter into surfing and they expect the same level of customer service as they would in many retail locations these days. And that is understandable but, I think many people miss the point of surfing. It's meant to humble you and be respectful of those who have come before you and many of the shapers. I think a lot of people forget that these shapers are craftsmen and artisans. They do everything from marketing, shaping, business, customer service, distribution and many other aspects. It's a really tough profession that pays little in return. I don't think it's unfair to ask some customers to learn patience and be a bit more understanding of these craftsmen. Our society keeps speeding up and fast food culture seems to be taking over peoples mindsets. More and more people want something instantly or yesterday. Surfing is about a process. You can't rush certain things whether it's learning to get to your feet, learning to do airs, or getting a board shaped. If you rush it or force it, it's never going to end up the way you want it. The ocean is a great reminder of that and many beginner surfers and not so beginner surfers lately seem to be missing that point.
With many surf schools and retreats, and more and more wealthy people getting in to surfing, it feels like a lot of people are expecting surfing to be spoon fed to them. And that's not what surfing is about. Many people lack the historical reference of what it was like to learn to surf in the past. Many surfers I know who grew up surfing in the 50's and 60's had to make their own equipment, ride boards without leashes, ride boards that were big, heavy and unforgiving and they all learned to surf no problem with crude equipment. There is no reason why surfers today need the latest and greatest surf aid to teach them how to surf or make surfing easier for them. When things are easy, we lose appreciation of the act of what we are doing.
So, I ask many surfers to learn some patience and tolerance. I believe in great customer service and the salesmen should do everything they can to please a customer but, I also believe that the promise of good customer service doesn't give a customer the right to act out of line or be rude and disrespectful either. Perhaps there was a miscommunication with Mark, and maybe it wasn't exactly what you wanted, but perhaps you as a customer could have approached things in a different way that would have worked out best for both parties concerned. And making the post like this came off juvenile clearly has not worked in your favor. There is a right way to approach things and you could have had more affect had you come across a bit more understanding and sympathetic. I claim to know the situation. I just know there are 3 sides to every story and generally, but not always, everyone has a responsibility in the outcome.


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Sorry Dorado. Gotta light you up on this! Epic piece on Dorado by Machemer.
http://pilgrimsurfsupply.com/dorado/

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RIP Ricky Grigg
Sad day in surfing...


Here he is speaking the truth about surfing..


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 This is going to be a pretty fun event. We got some wild submissions!
It Doesn’t NOT Work: the outer limits of pure surf design
Experimental Surf Craft Exhibit & Boardswap! Come on out and bring down your boards and check out this rootsy DIY Showcase!
May 3-4 2014
Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn
http://smashsurf.com/it-doesnt-not-work-the-outer-limits-of-pure-surf-design/