Jai Lee / Rough Cut

A rough cut from Jai Lee's upcoming autobiographical film. Nasal radness.


Alex Knost, framegrab my new film. I'm stoked to have Alex in my next movie, as he's featured in my previous two & it's been special to capture some of his journey over the last decade. I'm really happy with this edit: Al chose the music, the waves are crazy good, & of course his surfing is mind-bendingly-rad. Hopefully, it will be available for your viewing pleasure by this time next year.

Missing Person

You might remember I made a little low-fi live clip for this song, 'Missing Person', by my old mate Mike McCarthy late last year. Now he has just released an official music video for the song, produced by Frederic Dickerson on location in Alaska.

You can download 'Missing Person' as well as Mike's new single 'In Ages' here. Mike has a new album, 'The Lion's Share', coming out next year. More info at mikemccarthy.com.au

Kobe and the Sea

My friend Johnny Abegg just made this beautiful short.

'Kobe and the Sea' is a story about renowned Chef Ben Shewry and his son Kobe, as they share the wonderful bond of father and son, with an emphasis on the over-fishing of Abalone.

Txerri Txuria

Just finished making myself a new 9'6" log. She's called Txerri Txuria, which is Basque for 'white pig'.

Can't wait to introduce her to the sea. Goosebumps. Yew!


Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

Surf City

My mates Ryan Heywood & Luke Taaffe are having an exhibition entitled 'Surf City' opening this Friday night at The National Grid Gallery in Brookvale, Sydney. Details here.

Johnny Abegg

I had the good opportunity to catch up with Johnny Abegg last week to collect some footage for my new film. We didn't exactly score epic waves but we did get to savour some good moments of mateship over a campfire, a few cold pale ales & my beautiful wife's beautiful homecooked meals. Sometimes, really, waves don't matter.


I have some mates who are involved in a voyage following the migration of Californian Whales down the west coast, in order to raise awareness of the current realities impacting these & other cetaceans & also to spread the word about the coastal environmental issues that impact us all. Everyday, they are posting updates here & recording songs that you can download here. Personally, I'm inspired by their passion & commitment & endeavour & creativity. Please drop in & be moved by beautiful human beings doing beautiful things. I am.


Mikel Ugalde, floating in the last light of a summer evening in Zarautz.