The Involvement Dream











This Saturday night, with the support of Patagonia, I'm presenting a short film at the Byron Bay Surf Festival. Entitled The Involvement Dream, it explores Belinda Baggs' journey with a 1968 Wayne Lynch Involvement Model surfboard. 

These are stills from the short, including shots of a sixteen year old Wayne surfing at Narrabeen in 1968, from Bob Evans' film 'High On A Cool Wave'. I was really honoured to have been given access to some archival footage from the Bob Evans estate for use in the short. As an aficionado of surf history & surf films, that was a big deal for me. 

Along with presenting the film, I'll be participating in a panel alongside sea sisters Belinda, Lauren Hill, Taylor Miller and Sasha Leitmanis, where we will discuss women's surfing, design, life, the universe & everything. 

After the discussion, there will be a screening of the Wayne Lynch documentary Unchartered Waters, followed by a Q&A with Wayne & filmmaker Craig Griffin. It should make for a special evening. Details about tickets are here.

The Heart & The Sea Tees




We are stoked to announce that we have taken delivery of a fresh batch of The Heart & The Sea tees designed and crafted by our friends at The Critical Slide Society. It includes a limited edition tee in a new colourway and fabric, a camo green in a comfortable light cotton rayon. We also have more tees in beluga grey in a heavy vintage washed cotton and a limited range of tees in off-white washed cotton. Available sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL.

Tees are $49 delivered anywhere in Australia, $59 delivered anywhere in the world.

If you’d like a package deal, we can ship a DVD copy of The Heart & The Sea along with a t-shirt, for $79 in Australia and $89 elsewhere.

Please email me at nathanoldfield@yahoo.com, let me know where you live and what you’d like to order, and I'll send you a PayPal request. Thanks for supporting independent surf filmmaking friends. 



Bella Vita / Byron Bay Surf Festival


BELLA VITA FILM from Bella Vita Film on Vimeo.

Next Friday night, Bella Vita has its Australian Premiere under the stars & beside the sea at The Byron Surf Festival. This open air free screening satrts at Apex Park, Main Beach, at 7pm. I'm excited to see this film, not only because it features some good friends, but also because I'm a huge believer in Jason Baffa's work. More details here.

Uncharted Waters / Byron Bay Surf Festival


Uncharted Waters – The Personal History of Wayne Lynch from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Uncharted Waters is screening in Byron next Saturday night as part of The Byron Surf Festival activities. The movie traces Wayne Lynch’s upbringing in the seaside town of Lorne on Victoria’s south western coast and his turbulent experiences as a ‘conscientious objector’ on the run from conscription and the Vietnam War. The screening includes a Q&A with Wayne Lynch and the film maker Craig Griffin, MC’d by associate producer & all round good bloke Glen Casey. Tickets are available here

London Surf Film Festival


The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

I'm really happy to hear that 'The Heart & The Sea' has been selected for the London Surf Film Festival. I hope some of you can catch it there at the end of the month. Remember you are always most welcome to order a copy directly from me. Please email me nathanoldfield@yahoo.com if you'd like to order 'The Heart & The Sea' on DVD. $40 in Australia, $50 worldwide, includes shipping. Many thanks for supporting independent surf filmmaking. 

Nowhere


'Come with me to the palace of nowhere, where all the many things are one.' Chaung Tzu

Byron Bay Surf Festival / The Involvement Dream



In two weeks time, with the support of Patagonia, I'm looking forward to presenting a short film at the Byron Bay Surf Festival. Entitled 'The Involvement Dream', the film explores my friend Belinda Baggs' journey with a 1968 Wayne Lynch Involvement Model surfboard. Along with presenting the film, I'll be participating in a panel alongside sea sisters Belinda, Lauren Hill, Taylor Miller and Sasha Leitmanis, where we will discuss women's surfing, design, life, the universe & everything. It should make for a special evening. Tickets are now available here.

Dave





A few shots of my old mate Dave, a local bloke ten or fifteen or so years older than me, who has been making & riding logs since before you were born. Dave is a fine surfer with a functional, classic style & he's also a master surfboard restorer. You can check his work out here and his Facebook page here.

Dead Sled

The Shop Next Door - Chris Christenson "Dead Sled" from Macauley Rae on Vimeo.

A fun little short brought to you by my mate Mac Rae, featuring my other mate Brett Caller, & a favourite pointbreak I wish I was paddling out at right about now.

Love Poetry



'All of our thoughts about God, no matter how profound, fall infinitely short of the mystery that the thoughts are about. That’s the noble enterprise, grounded in humility: to articulate this love poetry of the ineffable as communal wisdom.' James Finley