Keith / Drift

Alex Knost. Photo: Keith Novosel

Keith Novosel has a worthy feature up on Drift. Keith is a very genuine, humble, gentle human being whose work deserves the respect it's gathering.

Seaworthy x ACMI

'Seaworthy' is showing in Federation Square in Melbourne on Saturday, at The Australian Centre For The Moving Image. It is an honour to have my film featured as part of their Australian Perspective Series, curated by James Nolen.


Hull-O Malibu from on Vimeo.

Really appreciate Jimmy Gamboa's clean, subtle flow on a hull captured here by Cy. This short is real easy on the eyes & ears.


Scrapertown from California is a place. on Vimeo.

This is pure inspiration.

This short reminds me of a favourite quote from Lauryn Hill: "That's what praising God is all about, it's doing your passion, fulfilling your passion. You know, that's how we are are thankful, that's how we say we appreciate the opportunity to be alive."

I'm always touched by people pursuing the things that stir their hearts. What else in this short life is so worthy?

Blank Plank//Jim Mitchell

My mate Jim's contribution to The Critical Slide Society's art project for the Greenroom Festival, Japan. More at TCSS.

Surfer's Ear

In a couple of hours I'm heading off to hospital to finally have my case of surfer's ear dealt with. Surgery. My doctor will be drilling a hole into my head, clearing my ear canal of exostosis. A quarter of a century's worth of surfing has finally caught up with me. As of today it's six or eight or more weeks out of the water. The longest drought by far in my surfing life. I'm not quite sure how I will begin to cope.

Blank Plank Project

Jim Mitchell, letting his imagination run wild on the canvas of a Valla Surfboards alaia. I'm working on a little short film about this project by The Critical Slide Society that I'll post up soon.

Tio Tomas

alaia #1 from debolex films on Vimeo.

A lovely short featuring our good friends the Wegeners sharing the joys of the lala in the Basque country, land of my forefathers. How I love that country & her people. I dream of going back there one day to make a surf film.

Happy Shack

Old mate Kerry Down, camped out in a small Autumnal cave at a nearby beachy. Right now is such a beautiful time of the year in our small part of the world.