venerdì 7 marzo 2014

Film is not Dead

Unknown shredding a beachbreak up north ... Thanks to OM for the great weekend .... oh and
by the way .... FILM IS NOT DEAD !
Shot with a FOMAPAN film and Nikon F4 

lunedì 17 febbraio 2014

Roca Puta - Pays Basque

last sunday we witnessed something that i haven't seen before ... watch below the boys charging


martedì 11 febbraio 2014

My shaper is a charger !

On the #next #issue of #dreamsurfmagazine a full coverage #story by Jean Marc Sauvel "My shaper is a charger" .
Big Wave chargers :
Pablo Garcia
Asier Munain
Iñigo Idigoras

PHOTO : Cristian Corradin
PHOTO : Axel Piperno
Read the full story on Dreamsurfoto magazine issue 22

giovedì 23 gennaio 2014

Matteo Fabbri logging

A glimpse of Matteo logging in California earlier this winter ... but watching him live is waaaaaay better ! Great video, great music ... don't hold yourself from taking a look at this video !
Shot mate

lunedì 16 dicembre 2013

Sweet December


It looks like a 10 days of 8ft minimum swell has peeked thru the Basque Country ... Hopefully it'll keep up this way for some more. Yesterday we had some unreal swell with an offshore wind that definitely made the difference ... 

lunedì 25 novembre 2013

Dreamsurf Mag Issue 21 - Printed Version now available !

The printed version of  Dreamsurf Magazine issue 21 is available.
If you wish to receive your copy contact us at : dreamsurf2007@live.com

martedì 12 novembre 2013

domenica 3 novembre 2013

Milesker Euskal Herria

when I moved to this country time ago, I had a clear view of what I was looking for. Besides getting a scholarship ( hope it's spelled this way !!), I wanted to explore during the free time I had ahead before enrolling school. Last spring during the month of April I thought it was a good idea to go and seek emptyness in the Basque Country while no tourist were to be found.
Since my teenage I always had Mundaka in my mind, as a destination to go to surf to. We had no internet ( lucky enough to have in the no-internet generation ), so my only way to discover and dream with my eyes wide open were the few copies of Surfing Magazine or Surfer. Those were the only publication we received in the early '90 in Rome.
Reading and understanding weather maps and charts isn't easy, especially if you're not from around here, so it took me 4 try outs to get perfect conditions ... as a consequence I wasted 3 rides in Pais Vasco before hitting not perfect but good conditions.
One can argue about the size of a swell, and this no secret ! But perfection and good conditions are always without a maybe in front of them. As I come from the Med sea , anything over 4 Atlantic feet is a score to me, probably I am too easy to please ... I can deal with it , and I like this way !
The perception of perfection is unique to each one of us, i had a vision in me when i took the chance to explore here, to some extent I achieved my target.
Not only I got to see Mundaka working when a lot fellas thought it wasn't working anymore ( yes, I got that from some people : " is Mundaka still properly working ???? ... I thought it' didn't anymore" ) but I can proudly affirm that I pushed myself to go further the ease of that superbe location and explored places and villages where you can score perfection without having ANYONE around to say hallo for hours !!! I am sure that you'll understand if I don't mention the names of those places , in respect to the local people and the Basque Country !
... as I arrived I thought I had to get back home for the fourth time in a month, luckly I am patient ... glad I made that decision
few takers out , early bird usually get the gold 

7am bigger set got in ... hardly any taker ... the sound of them crushing on the sand bar gives shivers
she rolls empty to the bottom of your feet  
like a classy lady, you have to respect her ... a man has to know his limitation 
run fast with tears in your eyes ... or eat it 
got offshore ???
but the reward is at a reach of hand 
the happiest man in babylon ... long runs are forecasted with minor pullin out on request
around the corner ... she's your to discover 
a view from the parking lot ... the sweetest thing 
more from the parking lot view ... in case you had any doubts
respect and undereestimation of the risk don't get along very well here... but where do they after all ? 
a little recap ... in case you forget
Bottom line, it's hard to assume the choices we make in life even when we have to separate from our friends and relatives, but if this is one of the rewards I might get ... I'm positive in pursuing my decisions and lifestyle  !!!

lunedì 28 ottobre 2013

out on weekend ... an appetizer to the Great autumn swell

Had a great, I shall say better SUPER weekend in the Landes. Been drinking, eating , spending time with the Catanzariti's family, and while at it , also getting back to shoot my old and first passion from when i was a teenage. Bodyboarding !!!
It happened this past Sunday, while the boys were hitting shorebreak next to the Santocha I got distracted from this gentlemen right in front of the Blockhaus. I don't know who he is , but I was hypnotized by the power of his maneuvers and how he charged the takeoff.
As always , much respect to all the bodyboarders and bodysurfers for pushing the bar a little bit higher

double handed lefty barrel taster 

Air Drop 

getting shacked as a natural consequence of a perfect airdrop 

view from the rocks


mercoledì 23 ottobre 2013

Hide & Seek

the week-end is approaching, and yes , it's that perfect time to play hide & seek ! been quite busy in the classroom lately , so haven't had to much to spend getting salty as I'd love to. But I'll make it up to it.
This one is from late summer ...

playable hide and seek

a-frame

lineup

guethappy



sabato 12 ottobre 2013

Ale DeMartini charging "El Hierro" ... alaia is the selected tool of joy

as seen on DreamsurfMagazine issue 18

Bjørnøya - teaser



After a wonderful stay when we made the documentary and web series "North of the Sun" in 2011, I am more than ready for a new adventure. This time it's me and my brothers, Markus and Håkon Wegge that will go out and explore new waves and nature. And it's Bear Island in Svalbard that is tempting and challenges us. The project will be more extreme, but we will try to focus on the good life one can have in nature.




Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: Their surfboards - perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well kept secret; Some of the worlds finest surfing waves..