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A DAY IN THE SUN: BIG SUN x TCSS

Introducing 'A Day in The Sun' a small capsule collaboration between us and our favourite independent surf brand Critical Slide a.k.a TCSS. Big thanks to our friend Vacation Studios for doing the font and illustration. Read a small interview with Ryan Glover about how it came about. Topping it off we have a short clip by  director/ cinematographer Sam Kristofski shot entirely on 16mm film, with narration from Matt Correia, Big Dog Jungle, and tunes from the Allah-Las.  Interview originally for TCSS here. "What is Big Sun?Not sure. Maybe it's a shop? Maybe a surfboard brand? Maybe a collective? It could be all, and it could be none.Whatever it is we believe surfing has such a rich cultural history and we draw inspiration from...

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HOUSE OF THE RYZA SAN

A photo essay for TCSS by Ryan Glover from their Japanese trip. Check out original TCSS post here.  "Critical Slide, a.k.a TCSS’s, Japanese tour #brandontherun was a wild ride. Celebrating Critical Slide’s rebranding at a Greenroom Festival was the main feature. Alongside collaborations with American psychedelic band The Allah-Las, and Big Sun Surf, the fast times didn’t stop. The team felt like they had lived a year in one week, bouncing between Chiba, Shibuya and Yokohama, living off rice triangles, ramen and lemon sours.   The crew was TCSS co-founder ‘Jimmy Slide’, designer Matt ‘Muddy’ Waters, all round legend and master Taoist Chris ‘Hope’, Ryan Glover a.k.a ‘Big Sun’ and the deadliest animal of them all, director, Sam ‘Kristoski’. The...

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A STUDY IN ASYMMETRY: UPDATED

A high performance asymmetric surfboard design by Ryan Glover. Three factors considered: rail, tail and fin set up. The toe side rail leads into a broad flat tail simulating a twin swallow, and implementing the broad planing surface and speed one generates from the twin keels and mini-simmons hulls we have been enjoying lately. The fin set up on this side is that of a twin fin with a classic early seventies fin shape and size. The heel side rail flows down into a rounded tail similar to that of a high performance thruster. The fin setup on the heel side is that of a quad with a normal sized performance fin and a slightly smaller trailing fin. The final...

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BOARD TALK: RYAN BURCH

  Ryan Burch is the most exciting surfer shaper right now. Not only does he surf every sort of board under the sun with incredible style, he is pushing the boundaries of surfboard design and modern surfing.  Ryan was recently here in New Zealand with the Volcom crew blowing minds on the long lefts of Raglan on his asymmetrical boards. Our friend Luke Cederman @raglansurfreport got to talk to him. Check out the interesting discussion on spotify here or below.  Below are three recent clips of Ryan we are really digging. Enjoy. 

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TOURISTS: MENTAWAI ISLANDS

The Mentawai Islands are secluded and beautiful place. To motor out from the port of Padang as the sun is setting, and wake up in a play ground of world class reef breaks is a highly recommended adventure. A group of old friends chartered a boat and the Big Sun boys Ryan Glover, Jimmy Avery and Lee Glover were among them. It was a great time of surfing, fishing, guitar and Bintangs. Below is a small photo essay from Ryan Glover and a few waves from the boys. Enjoy.   

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