Dingo get profiled, Shipstern Bluff from the sky, West Oz delights and our filmer charges 10 foot Puerto'.
Catch up with Dean Morrison
Dean Morrison has lived a very full life. Raised on the sands of Coolangatta, qualifying for the dream tour in the 2000s with Mick and Parko he has enjoyed a pro career that has spanned decades. Though there have been ups and downs. A fractured skull, divorce and the loss of his dog heralded a dark time for Dingo. But fortunately he’s bounced back, picked up a new sponsor with mates, The Mad Hueys, and the good times look to be rolling on.
Shipstern Bluff from the sky
Drones. Those little choppers hovering above have provided some dizzying images of our favourite waves. Here Eyes in the Sky Visuals gift us with a perspective of Shipstern Bluff of Mick Fanning, Mark Mathews, Laurie Towner, Ryan Hipwood and Brent Dorrington’s latest trip to Tassie..Our favourite bit? Scroll to 1:26 and appreciate what it takes to tackle one of the heaviest slabs in Australia.
Watch: New York's Balaram Stack
New York’s Balaram Stack is a refreshing character in a surf world saturated with Californian surfers. Hailing from Long Beach, New York he’s forged a style in and out of the water that oozes confidence. This clip from New Era reveals Balarm’s New York “state of mind” with flashes of brilliance at home and away.
West Oz Delights with Jay Davies, Dino Adrian and more
West Oz is an absolute delight. Littered with every imaginable set up you could desire there’s something for everyone there. Slabs, beachies, playful reefs or bombies who wouldn’t want to be a surfer with waves like that on your doorstep? Recently an Aussie contingent from the RVCA team that included Jay Davies, Dino Adrian, Ellis Ericson and Beau Foster scoured the Wild West and scored.
Smoko For Alf featuring Tracks' own Nick Colbey
Although we are generally reluctant to flagrantly promote our own staff members, we couldn’t help but notice that Nick Colbey’s perso clip, Smoko for Alf just made Stacking Clips alongside the recent submissions by Noa Deane and Jordy Smith.
Nick shelved a promising pro career to hit film school and now shoots and directs many of Tracks DVD productions. His latest major Tracks production, Wanderlust is scheduled to come out on the 30th December with the mag.
Needless to say, the Alf look alike still knows how to snuff out a barrel and the following clip is a montage of those little moments on trips when he gets to put the camera down and grab a board. The way we see it, the fact it featured on Stacking Clips means it was objectively approved and therefore gives us a kind of green light to blow some smoke up his ass. Did we mention he’s also in a band? Some guys get all the breaks.