From a rare home video called “Are We Having Fun Yet.” Footage from films like Freewheelin’ and other ’70’s films with some clips you’ve never seen. I just sooo love old skateboard video footage. The music, hair, style, etc. Maybe I’m partial to it because it reminds me of my childhood. It’s still cool to watch every now and then.
This video just brought me back to the days of when skateboarding was uber-cool. I love the funky track and seeing the thick, chewed up skateboard deck really brought back some cool memories of my first ride. Don’t you just love old school skateboards?
A shark has been spotted jumping over a surfer at New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The moment was captured by Jacob Langston, a photographer for The Orlando Sentinel, while filming surfers riding waves.
Langston only noticed there was a shark in the water when he started editing the video, a few hours later. At the time, only a surfer is heard saying: “Dude! Did you see that?”
Experts believe this is a four-foot spinner shark, a very common specie in the Florida region. In most cases it does not pose a substantial danger to humans, as teeth are made for eating small fish rather than big mammals.
“They are pretty common at the inlet,” Langston told Yahoo. “People get photos of them all the time jumping out of the water. The surfers knew immediately what it was.” Source: SurferToday
Blue Sway: Paul McCartney and Jack McCoy go surfing together
Legendary surf filmmaker Jack McCoy has created a music video for Paul McCartney’s previously unreleased track “Blue Sway”. The song was written 20 years ago but had never been officially published.
McCoy uses a high powered underwater jet ski to capture the essence of surfing and of the deep ocean, producing stunning images from the water world.
“Paul was pretty stoked with what I’d created. He immediately thought my images might be suitable to go with his unreleased song ‘Blue Sway’ and asked if I would like to have a listen. When I heard it, I started dancing around the room because I could imagine editing my shots to the song”, said McCoy.
Paul McCartney and the surf director met through a mutual friend, Chris Thomas, who saw the footage of “A Deeper Shade of Blue”, while visiting McCoy in Australia. When he returned to the UK, he gave McCartney a copy of the sequence.
“When I saw Jack McCoy’s underwater surfing footage put to the soundtrack of ‘Blue Sway’ I was blown away” said McCartney. McCoy spent the next six weeks creating the music video by compiling and editing images that he filmed off Tahiti’s Teahupoo reef.
McCoy’s HD camera can travel up to approximately 10 miles underwater and is mounted to the top of the scooter and is designed to be able to tilt up or down, as well as spin 360 degrees, to allow him to film extraordinary angles.
Meanwhile, “Blue Sway” won ‘Best Music Video’ at NYC Short Film Festival this past May and the video. The song will be available for the first time on the bonus audio disc of the special edition of “McCartney II”. Source: SurferToday
This video will surely pump you up and want to make you get out and hit the water. These are some of the best wakeboarding tricks I have ever seen and when watching them being expertly executed with an awesome soundtrack… well you know what I’m getting at. Anyway, enjoy these truly incredible wakeboarding tricks and let me know if you have any similar videos of cool tricks. If so, I’d like to feature them on BoardJoy.