A dash of over-excitement and a dose of brash naivety can go a long way to making for an interesting adventure. This was just a part of the recipe that sent photographer Ricky Cavarra half way around the world to experience Iceland’s raw beauty. With a lack of warm clothes, a single burner butane cooker, and an “old model” rental 4X4 we shot out of Reykjavik. Peace, suckers.
By popular demand we're now going to supply you with the week's wrap up of #middaysnacks from our Instagram account _adelio_
Missed out on this week's #middaysnacks on our Instagram page?
The #middaysnack of Quicky Pro '15
The week that was in #middaysnack land
The week that started summer! Hungry for a feast of empties?
Thrills, Spills and Automobiles. The week that was December the 8th to the 12th 2014 in the land of Instagram #middaysnacks
Snacking on some delights this December.
Welcoming in the new year with some pleasurable Adelio midday snacks
The first week back to work for many was a depressing one. So to make your week that bit more bearable....or more depressing, we've given you a recap of what #middaysnacks were run this past week. Enjoy!
Steamy week of #middaysnacks with Adelio
The delightful #middaysnack re-cap for Feb 15
With the 2015 WSL Tour kicking off at Snapper Rocks, a few of the Top 34 and others explain the ins and outs of claiming.
Issue #23 has just gone live and is now ready to grace our eyes. This special edition doesn't boast anything under 6 ft.
It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s the season of giving, and there’s perhaps no better way to spend this wonderful time than on the North Shore of Oahu. In 2 Kooks in Hawaii, Kalani Robb and Tyler Stanaland get extra benevolent and hand out a few Catch Surf shred sleds to all the good children of the North Shore. But not before they have a little fun of their own.
Surf, Skate, Party! What more could you want? One of the coolest comps of the calendar year is about to kick off!
You might recognise the gorgeous face behind the popular style blog, 4th and Bleeker, but now you can get inside the visionary mind of model Alexandra Spencer as she adds 'sock designer' to her résumé.
World-renowned skim boarder Brad Domke swaps crafts at the best closeout in the world, managing to find a rare exit on his surfboard!
Australian Photography Magazine profile our South Coast ambassador Warren Keelan.
Adelio is proud to announce its up and coming 2014 autumn/winter range of wetsuits with this little sneak peak edit of things to come, New technology, colour ways and comfort in style is the key factor for Adelio .
A selection of images from the Adelio 2014 Winter Lookbook.
After a busy festive period we'd like to give thanks to all with a New Years Sale.
All apparel will be dropped to 50% and new season wetsuits dropped 20%.
Sale runs from Thursday the 1st of January to Sunday the 4th of January.
It seems the world of video has overtaken our dull minds and given them hope again.
When you think of Adelio you could draw comparisons to Triple J’s beloved Unearthed. Like the hard-born rockers of the land who face adversity to cement their place among the established greats.
We are proud to announce that Chippa Wilson has joined the team here at Adelio! Click through to watch our latest clip of Chippa on his Noble Quest down south in Tasmania recently.
New beginnings for Central Coast resident and now Bondi living Jordon Constantinou.
The second annual 'ADELIO SURF SWAP MEET' takes place at the Adelio Warehouse carpark at Erina on Saturday November 15th.
It's that time of year again! The 3rd Annual Adelio Surf Swap Meet hosted by Lucky Surf & Supply. Pencil it in, you won't want to miss this one!
Oliver Kurtz and Sean Benik collaborate to bring you a new short film titled 'Aftermath'. Seen as a sequel to their last 2015 edit 'Serotonin', it’s three times as long, and three times as weird (in the best possible way).
The Adelio K-Series. All black everything.
Slightly disturbing but Sterling Spencer puts a nice wrap on how Gabriel shaves his arm pits!
We couldn't go past one of the best edits we've seen in a while .
Kilian Martin skating in Altered Route with Brett Novak - Filmer. Skater. Hopeful Creator.
Maximime Magazine took the world's most beautiful surfer in the social realm right now to the desert........and things got hot.
Maxim‘s most recent shoot, featuring Anastasia Ashley.
Two-time world bodyboarding champion Andre Botha saved the life of pro surfer Evan Geiselman today in massive conditions at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.
Recently good friend and filmer Andy Lloyd ventured to Blue Lake on his own #noblequest and captured what most of us dream of.
Part 1.. enjoy !
From the bounds of Blue Lake, Andy Lloyd brings us the images of his beautiful journey through the wilderness . Take a step back and just breath in the adventure of the #noblequest.
A small collection from the past few years of friends doing what they do.
Shot between Noosa to Angourie.
Enjoy - Andy Staley
Once in a lifetime, skate dreams come true. Just ask Milton Martinez, Alex Sorgente and Jan Hoffmann.
This Is That profiles Smoke & Flame, a Vancouver artisanal firewood company that is selling bundles of kindling for $1000. There is an art in the creation of firewood!
South west Australia with Ash Ward filmed in one hundred and twenty frames per second over the course of two days in March.
Filmed by - Zac Golebiowski
We all need a rock to lean on and it just so happens the man Julian Wilson himself has a pretty darn good looking rock at that.
Stab presents 'Ashley Osborne is Strawberries and Cream'.
Clip by Mikey Mallalieu.
Enjoy your Australia Day and remember what is important.
Who did it better? There's been a fair bit of hype around John John's backflip at Backdoor of late but meanwhile in Aus, Coby Perkovich has been throwing down some backflips of own.
You judge who did it better!
Japanese girls and a mix of metal riffs.
500 people in the water and another 2,000 on land were present for the send off of Shawn 'Barney' Barron.
Money Mayweather walking into the crowd with the prestige prize of a one off Haroshi handmade trophy. Enjoy the battle between Shane O'Niell and Sewa Kroetkov.
Friend of Adelio, Brett Connellan has been airlifted from Bombo Beach after being bitten by a shark while surfing on Wednesday evening at Bombo Beach.
We recently had the pleasure of attending the annual Byron Bay Surf Festival. Here are a few images and some general musings about the event.
Andy Mininger’s installment of his 'Made in Seattle' series profiling Chris Hanson and his creation of the Filson Restoration Department.
As I was waiting for my coffee at the small cafe situated only a short stroll from the local beach finding myself flicking through my phone and all the social media apps feeling numb. Miley Cyrus was on the radio and I was keen to get out but all of a sudden the legendary song from Buddy Miles 'Them Changes' came across the speakers...
Locals like Coco Nogales are calling it the biggest wave that anyone has ever paddled into while surfing the notorious beach break known as 'Mex Pipe' in Puerto Escondido.
The complete guide to male-on-male motorcycle riding.
Easter long weekend was epic for the whole east coast of Australia .
In between waiting for crew to hurry up and surf, Adelio contributor Ian Tyley shot some empty water bliss.
Brett Caller runs a pretty hectic schedule in 2015. With a new baby, a full time job at Baringa Hospital, his part time business as a personal trainer (training mostly surfers), mixed with all of his other passions that he somehow fits in, the dude never stops!
We've all been waiting and its just about come to fruition. Kolohe Andino's new video 'Brother' presented by What Youth.
This coming weekend Adelio will be taking part in the 3-day fusion of ’Surf Culture Now’ that is The Byron Bay Surf Festival.
This past weekend saw Chippa Wilson hold the annual Caba Big Bang comp.
The conditions were small and difficult but team rider Andrew Mooney was on fire.
Comming straight off 10 ft plus shipstens bluff he was forced to adjust to the small conditions and shift into punt mode.
The recent influx of pro surfers flooding Slater's new wave pool has seemingly exhausted the never ending long barrels, however as seen Josh Kerr showed up and demonstrated that a few 'oops and carves are possible out there too!
It's the end of summer in Canada now and close friend and Adelio contributor Ian Tyley just sent these through to the desk.
It's hard to look away and see how stunning Canada is in the summer as most know it as a white powdery heaven.
Stay tuned for part 2.
The word on the street is that the 'Red Bull Cape Fear' comp is a go ahead on Monday 6th of June. With the forecast predicting solid man size barrels it seems a no-brainer to get this thing underway! Stay tuned for more.
Che Chorley recounts his recent journey and adventures deep in the South Australian wilderness.
The world's been missing Chippa Wilson. Today revealed probably one of the most fitting relationships to come from a surfer and company in a long time. Brixton has inked pen on paper and signed the most exciting free surfer around and the match if you ask us is right on the nose.
Chris Joslin is unstoppable. He's just been voted 'Year's Best Am' for obvious reasons, and now he has gone and released another full part to celebrate. Somehow we don't think he'll be am for much longer...
A HUGE congratulations to West Oz charger and Adelio team rider Chris Ross for taking out the 'Biggest Slab' category of the 2014/2015 Oakley Big Wave Awards! The Award couldn't have gone to a more deserving man. Well done Crossy!
“This is Chris Ross, a carpenter from Margaret River, on the first successfully ridden wave of the morning. Rossy, who’ll often surf out here with just his tow partner and no cameras around, is a standout local at the forefront of riding big slabs in WA.”
Trent Slatter captured the first wave of the session this morning
Chris Ross (Margaret River, W.A, Australia) stalls hard and then gets intensely barreled at 'The Right' in Australia on April 18, 2014. Video by Tim Bonython from the Australian Surf Movie Festival. An entry in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards. For more information see www.aspworldtour.com/XXL.
Two days ago a crazy slab session went down off the coast of Australia. The right as it's known to locals is without question one of the heaviest waves in the world. West Australian photographer Russell Ord was there with the big wave charger Chris Ross, both sharing the line up with Mark Mathews and Dean Morrison. A session here seldom goes down without a hitch as Ordy recounts the days events.
Christain Fletcher ain't your every day guy. The true rock and roll, punk surfer with massive tweaked airs is what most young kids are basing their style both in and out of the water on.
What Youth recently caught up with Christian to present their 'Fairly Normal' instalment.
Things we Dig. Friend of Adelio, Jellan, has just released his new site for all to check out.
The highly creative film maker is right on the pulse with what he's doing and well worth a look.
And here it is, your first glimpse at Kai Neville’s new surf vid Cluster™.
To get you in the mood, What Youth have the first exclusive behind the scenes short film from Europe with Craig Anderson, Dane Reynolds, Mitch Coleborn, Noa Deane, Dion Agius and Chippa Wilson. And a bonus run to San Sebastian with gypsies Noa and Dion.
Last Wednesday night saw the long awaited premiere of the new Kia Neville film 'Cluster'.
With a sold out venue, the night was on all highs with drinks flowing and big names mingling.
Introducing the Connor 4/3 Deluxe steamer for 2015.
Not so long ago I embarked on a journey to a spicy land of corn chips and salsa dips...
This is part one of a series of blog posts that I will be sharing from my time in Mexico and various other places in Central America.
If there is one thing that should be on every surfers bucket list it's a trip to Mexico.
A noble quest indeed!
In 2015 we are extremely proud to release a limited edition run of apparel featuring Ryan Ady Putra's distinct brand of satirical art.
Phone beeped. Manne was texting me at 15:11: ”Hey Hawkers! Potential sesh at Torö this evening. Expect light drizzle, Pågens Gifflar and possibly Arvid! Care to join?”
From Manne at 17:17 ”Make it 18:10. My guess is that it's going to be relatively flat. Do not picture anything even remotely great.”
Welcome to the world of US artist Sean Bernhardt and his D.I.Y company 'Evil Paradise'.
The perils of the deep south hold a treasure both rich and rewarding
It's not a mirage — these guys actually went to the middle of the desert on a skate trip. And the results are absolutely amazing
Deus 3rd annual Slidetober fest took a slight twist this year with the event stretching over 2 days, and offering any who dare to join the chance to enter the Moto X division and test they’re skills on the track situated right on the beach a short 15 minute ride from they’re well known Village emporium quarters at canggu.
It's no secret if you know us here at Adelio that we all have a soft spot for bikes!
There is no better way to tell this though than by showcasing some works that got us drooling from the very talented Mr Dimitri Coste.
Still to this day 'Doped Youth' is one of the best surf/skit movies ever made...well we think so anyway.
This week saw two of the big wave charges Shane Dorian and Gabriel Villaran take on some monsters at Mexico's Peurto Escondido.
You be the judge of whose was better!
Saturday the 29th of March marked a special day for Dylan Perese. After years of hard work and money DP today opened the doors to his new Show room in Thirroul.
Adelio's youngest team rider, 15 year old Darcy De Clouett and his Illawarra based surfing family make the annual pilgrimage across the country to escape the cold and the Monday-Friday grind.
Dylan Rieder - 28yrs young - R.I.P
Adelio has been a supporter of Ash ward for quite a while now and have seen the progression and insight in what makes a board for him . From performance short boards to logs of all kinds you would have to say Ash has it all .
The short film was captured by Ian Tyley of the day and process of what goes in to making a liquid platform hand shaped by Ash Ward EagleSword.
'ELEMENTAL L' is an observance of longboarding in a simple and compounded form.
Evan Geiselman speaks for the first time about the Pipeline drainer that nearly took his life a few weeks ago. This is another great piece by Mr Ryan Moss that sheds light on the tight-nit surf community and Ev’s brush with darkness. Through it all, the safety of our fellows is the ultimate concern and overshadows sponsors, competition, world titles and double-taps. Huge props to Evan for being so raw and real in the interview. There’s no machismo when someone nearly dies: Only gratitude for a second swing.
When the guys at Lone Wolf in Venice Beach have their finger in something you know its going to be gold! This Ep, host Zach Williams interviews professional pro surfer who surfs Dion Agius. Cameos by Aggro Surfer Bro and Brad Gerlach...Brought to you Lincoln Hardware.
In this episode host Zach Williams uses his psychic powers to get a surfboard delivered on time, and Nabil Samadani of SALT SURF finally goes to prom. Brought to you by Lincoln Hardware.
Josh Ku gives an insight into the Namotu lifestyle - A goofy foot paradise of world-class breaks, exotic spearfishing and toxic cocktails.
Proudly presenting 'FLY ON THE WALL', a group showing to celebrate the opening of our new space.
Entry is free, drinks are on us, and the tunes will be generously supplied by Adam Masters.
Raffles on the night with massive prize packs to be won including a custom board from Pepper Shapes, BLVD store gift vouchers, ADELIO clothing packs and much more!
All proceeds donated to our pals at Sea Shepherd.
Friday May 23, 6pm-9pm
5/185 Central Coast Hwy , Erina 2250
Drinks thanks to Six Strings Brewing Co. and Oynx Coffee Vodka.
To celebrate the opening of our new space at the Adelio factory we decided to host a group show featuring talented artists from Australia and other far reaches of the globe.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors Six Strings Brewing Company, Onyx Coffee Vodka, BLVD Store, Pepper Shapes, and Sea Shepherd.
There's only a few days left until we open our doors to the new space here at Adelio HQ where we will be housing a group showing of inspirational artists that motivate us.
Take a look at three of the names on the bill - Trent Whitehead, Lee McConnell and Luke Taaffe and what we can expect from their showing on the night.
Take a look at four more names on the bill for our group art showing 'FLY ON THE WALL' - Brent Smith, Marcus Dixon, Ryan Ady Putra and Cameron Locklee.
Doors open Friday the 23rd of May at 6 pm
5/185 Central Coast Hwy, Erina NSW 2250
The final instalment of 'FLY ON THE WALL' artist previews sees us look at four more talented folk - Otis Carey, Shaun Freeman, Jack Barnes, and Azad Sellars. Not long to wait now! Doors open Friday the 23rd of May at 6 pm 5/185 Central Coast Hwy, Erina NSW 2250.
Back in the Spring of 2014, Foster Huntington and his close group of friends decided to embark on a project that most people would only dream of.
Everybody loves something for nothing right? Here's your chance to get a year's free subscription of Monster Children magazine delivered straight to your door courtesy of us here at Adelio Wetsuits.
Cottage Skateboards is a brand that celebrates the individual, something that becomes a part of you or represents you in some kind of way.
Winter has landed and the Queens birth day is already here.
To celebrate both events and to make way for soon to be arriving winter stock, We are cutting the whole store by 40% for this long weekend only!!
CHAPTER ONE: GØGGS IS BORN.
Theres a first time for even our Grandmas!
The crew at District Millworks let Monster Children go behind the scenes and video their handmade skateboard operation. Even if you don’t skate, this vid is worth watching for inspiration alone. They’re doing amazing things in that shed.
Adelio is wishing all a great holiday season
An insight into the makings of Japanese artist Haroshi.
In the competitive and over saturated world of surf photography Harrison Dancaster is a breath of fresh air.
Based in Freshwater, Sydney, Harrison's eye for composition and love of film photography has given his imagery a maturity
well beyond his years.
"Being in the ocean in general is enough to make me happy," says Sunny Coast aspiring photographer, and first year Uni student Harry Elks.
The creation of "Kaliedescape", a giant 30ft x 8ft wave structure designed by Hayden Cox (art by Jason Woodside) for an exclusive Haydenshapes installation exhibited at Semi Permanent Sydney.
When Michael Dyrland traveled to Los Angeles in October 2014 to photograph an old friend, he was excited about trying his hand at surfing in Venice Beach. But after a night of heavy rain, he was shocked to discover that they couldn’t paddle out because of runoff contamination.
“When I woke up the following morning, I asked my friend when we could go out and he said ‘Are you crazy? No one goes in the water after it rains. You could get MRSA, hep C, virus, respiratory infection, etc,'” Dyrland wrote on the website Bored Panda. “I was shocked. Because it rains so infrequently in L.A., all the sewage, garbage, oil and [fecal matter] runs right down the streets into the sand and the ocean.”
Dyrland was so bothered by his inability to surf, that he decided to put his photography skills to use and compile a photo series titled “HAZMAT Surfing,” which envisions what surfing might look like 25 years from now if ocean health continues to worsen.
Keala Kennelly has yet again tackled heaving Chopes.
HELL ON WHEELS MC 2015 Calendar shoot
Dimitri Coste shot these photos for the H.O.W MC calendar available at www.hellonwheelsmc.com
Graphic design : Oscar Rodriguez
Style : Cecile Crolais
Assistant : Jonayd Cherifi
Casting and BTS : Larry Niehues
video editing : Yoann Hermelin
thanks : Meatball, Hayden Roberts, Michael Schmidt, Sixtine, Larry, O Rod
A new What Youth short film starring Chippa Wilson, Craig Anderson, Yago Dora, Dillon Perillo, Eric Geiselman and Lee Wilson.
The horror story that is Shipsterns Bluff
It's always so pleasing to see one of our contributors moving forward and creating epic new journeys. Ian Tyley has just released his new site with an array of new images. Click through to check it out.
Recently Adelio contributor Imogen Caldwell from the remote West Oz ventured to the islands of barrels in the Mentawais with south coast photographer Ray Collins.
This girl astounded all on the boat with how much growing up at the Bluff has made her a charger. No holding back and matching it with the boys.
The Indian Ocean's swell of the century hit Western Australia and absolutely blew up infamous location 'The Right'. The photos went everywhere. No corner of the Internet left unturned. Lots of "best ever" claims, but none the less a very, very big day at WA's favourite death slab.
As the beaches become more and more crowded and the seas become polluted, is this the future of surfing? Let's hope not!
Team Aus were killing it at the ISA World Surfing Games in Peru recently.
The forecast for solid waves suited the whole Australian team and they certainly used this to their advantage.
Jack showed up on American soil and tackled some of the gnarliest terrain in the Bay Area. Though already a household name in Australian skateboarding, this is his global introduction. Congrats on becoming the newest member of the Adidas team.
Bitta this n that all thrown into a basket and served out for nothin but a good time
It has been almost a year since Jay Adams left us. He passed August 15, 2014. He carved away from the sun. He didn’t look back. We don’t know why… The finality of someone leaving us is difficult to grasp. The void. Jay Adams was a remarkable light in the world. I was searching through my computer files this past winter. I was looking for something that Jay had sent to me for use in the William Sharp book – Back in the Day. I found an email from Jay and it was dated September 3, 2012. It was a story that he had written to me about his early skateboard experiences in pools. I was shocked, as I couldn’t remember reading it before. I am unsure why I didn’t recall the email or if I was saving it… Maybe I was supposed to save it for now. Is Jay smiling down on us? Maybe it was meant to be. Whatever the reasons, I decided that today would be a good day to send it out into the world. I rewrote it exactly the way Jay sent it to me. It is Jay Adams. All of him. R.I.P. Jayboy. – Ozzie
Adelio ambassador, Joel Den-Besten puts his hooded Connor 5/4 to the test in blistery Icelandic conditions.
Recently Jesse Little ventured from his red cliff and cold water home of SA to the land of points for a weekend and scored an early season swell.
Gold Coast bred but now grazing down south in Adelaide.
An insight into some of the best #middaysnacks from Jesse Little.
After many years of design and taking into consideration what our team and you as the surfers were after, we feel we have developed one of our best wetsuit series yet. Completely minimalistic in appearance, the K-Series wetsuits boasts the latest in technologies to impress in terms of usability and durability. Refined, stylish, lightweight and black - The K-Series is here.
Less Is More.
With only 6 months under his belt back in Sweden, good friend of Adelio , Joel Den-Besten has scored himself the front cover of 'Nordic Surf Magazine'.
Adelio ambassador, Joshua Burguete-Kirkman recounts his recent tales from Norway including bodysurfing with the Norse Gods of the Arctic Circle.
Skate or Die? It's no lie we here at Adelio like a bit of skating and when we come across Joywave's new video clip thats heavily inspired by the Tony Hawk video game, we just had to share it with you.
South Oz has been on steroids the last couple of weeks and Jye Demmrich has been reaping those rewards.
Jye Demmrich is one spoilt guy at the moment. With a run of swells in his home state of SA, Jye has spent most of his time undercover clocking up more of the green room than most.
If you have ever seen footage or photos from the Mentawai Islands, you will be well aware that it is something of a liquid Disneyland for surfers.
After a recent trip to sample some of these island delights, Adelio team rider Kerry Langdown Down has been kind enough to put together a little gallery of his trip.
Take a look below and see what he got up to!
KIN is more than an App, it's a community of like minds; a place where you can explore the world of surf, skate, snow, travel, art and music.
K-Series Front Zip 2mm Vest. Now available in-store and online.
Adelio welcomes our latest recruit Kyle Imgraben to the team.
L.A. MUSE via Monster Children
Introducing the 'Legends of Metal' collection from Stance, a tribute to the distortion guitar and amplified sounds of the world’s most idolised metal bands.
Recently Adelio contributor Owen Milne travelled with Ricardo Christie to the inner depths of New Zealand to work on a feature film called 'Lemonyip Livin'.
We cant wait to see what Owen has put together with not only Ricardo but with our man Mooney too.
FEATURING: Ricardo Christie , Albee Layer, Andrew Mooney , Billy Stairmand & Tim O'connor
Due for release online on the 10th of June at www.damagedgoodszine.com
The much anticipated premier of 'Lemonyip Livin' has arrived upon us .
Owen Milne has brought it all together for our viewing pleasure and the guys over at Stab Magazine and DGZ have got it up online NOW.
Featuring Ricardo Christie, Andrew Mooney , Billy Stairmand, Tim O'Connor and Albee Layer
The Adelio K-Series. Less is more
'Live Fast' - The motto Robbie sticks by and after checking his latest edit out, it rings true to heart.
Kaius Potter has been filming some epic stuff for Epokhe of late and we especially like this new short film entitled 'Lydia'.
Mcdonalds never sounded so good
The story of Seattle-based photographer Sarah Lovrien.
- Andy Mininger
Kyle Imgraben gets loopy in some clean mid coast ramps.
Film and edit - Mitch Imgraben
Song/ Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
The birth of a stopper-bear. This is when it's time to create together with the love of manual labour, to the flora and fauna, art and sculpture, the design and quality of the process and to each other.
For two days in October 2014 some of the best skateboarders from East and West were connected to share their passion on the top of the world at Helsinki Airport. This first-ever skate session was hosted by Arto Saari and his world-class crew. See the amazing footage of when these skaters got access to totally unique skate spots to test the limits of the gateway between East and West.
We recently caught up with good friend Matt Mcleod where he gave us a peek at what he'd been up to for the last year. Sit back and enjoy!
Many often look past the Isle down south.
"It's too cold" or "Too far" is often the excuse. But for those that live there, there's no better place and what Howard Groves has done to capture that beauty is well worth the watch.
Adelio contributor Matt Kennedy and friends enjoy some fun in those brisk waters of Tasmania.
Meet Taylor. The Adelio 'Taylor' 2mm spring suits are manufactured using the highest grade Duraflex stretch neoprene. Each suit is fully sealed and features a tough reinforced inner taping and side zip enclosure for superior strength.
Happy holidays people! May everyone have the one day off to spend with their loved ones and families!
The life of the ever travelling couple of Kirran and Storm Ward see this years travels set in Mexico .
If you, like us, have a kink for fine imagery.. you will no doubt be aware of Monster Children Magazine's annual photo competition.
Just before I was boarding my flight I decided to check my emails to see if there were any last minute instructions for what to do when I land. Where to pick the camper van up from and whatever else needed to happen.
My inbox was full of emails from Ricardo and Owey. "we need to talk to you brother!! ASAP", "We can't get a van, there are none available", "call us!!!!", "There are other guys here so I might just jump in with them" Ricardo's message says.
What the f**k am I gona do? I've never been to Gisborne in my life.
We were five hours from Ricardo's place. I woke up to the sound of rolling ball bearings signalling that somebody had opened the sliding door then, the thud echoed through my pillow which was sitting on the van floor, somebody just got out of the car. It was pitch black with a small glimpse of daylight peering through beyond my feet from the front of the car. The wheel hub sits ridged into one side of me through the mattress and the bubble wrap and rails of six surfboards(the other six were across the front seat) padded with towels, jackets and whatever we can find sit snug on the other. The false floor sits some ten inches from my face, I feel cosy and warm......
June the 15th saw a session towed and paddled at the infamous Tasmanian break Shipsterns Bluff.
Team rider Andrew Mooney kept a close eye on the charts all week and the call was made late to book flights for him and conpadre Owen Milne to chance their luck on the coming swell.
Our pals at Surfing Life took team rider Andrew Mooney and internet sensation Matt Meola to the Telo Island Lodge for the 2015 Board Test.
Photography has always been a massive part of my life. My parents have draws full of photographs, slides and old movies, they were the original hipsters, my dad even has a beard and an extensive vinyl collection. I’d borrow beardys camera all the time until I could afford my own. It would go with me everywhere, family gatherings, road trips, sessions on the Espy.
What Youth and Adidas presents 'New Scenery, New Noise', a new film featuring skating, surfing and snowboarding in the all day light of Sweden and Norway.
The Noosa Festival Of Surfing ran this year for the 23rd time, once again the surf was…. perfect. These legendary points are as fickle as the super bank is consistent. Needing a solid swell to penetrate deep into the contest site things weren't looking good with one of the slowest cyclone seasons on record. Seeing as though the only things i've been surfing lately is the couch/net i packed the van and headed a little north.
Andrew Mooney's venture deep south last year has proven fruitful becoming a contender for this year's Oakley Big Wave Awards for 2014-2015.
Adelio team rider Chris Ross and the monster wave he caught at 'The Right' last year has been nominated as a finalist in the Oakley Big Wave Awards.
Yesterday saw Adelio's US team rider Oliver Kurtz capitalising on one of the biggest barrels to come through Newport Point in nearly two decades. Stroking in and pulling up hard Oliver earned himself wave of the day over at Surfline.com
'One Shot' is the story of Russell Ord, a West Australian, world renowned surf photographer as he embarks on a mission to capture 'one shot' that defines who he is.
The decisions made in such pursuits, significantly impact the lives of those we love and Russell's family is testament to the fact…'trust underlies everything'.
Full Documentary Coming in 2015.
Get excited to SKATE!
Here at the Adelio Concept Store we are opening up the private mini ramp for an arvo of pleasure next Saturday the 3rd of Jan.
Tag a mate who you want to bring or see skate the mini.
If you have a group, email through numbers to email@example.com so we can book you at slot.
The term fun beachy gets thrown around a fair bit on the Sunshine Coast, especially by a frother such as Josh Constable. So when I got the call from Josh telling me about this ‘super fun’ little peak at his local I was a bit dubious to say the least, but the moment he said he had a few new board models he’d been working on (Creative Army surfboards) it was an offer hard to turn down.
'Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail' - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
'Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail' - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
GENETIC RESEARCHERS REVEAL HOW OZZY OSBOURNE MANAGED TO SURVIVE 40 YEARS OF SEX, DRUGS AND BOOZE.
Today saw the final day of the Ripcurl Padang Cup run in heaving 6-8 foot drainers.
Whilst there were some solid efforts put in from the likes of Loui Hynde, Jacob Wilcox and Lee Wilson, it came to a decider between two local cousins with the eventual winner being Garut Widiarta.
A picture says a thousand words....so technically speaking here's a 6000 word essay on local shaper Damien Pepper working away in his shaping 'containers' captured by the talented Shaun Freeman.
Tom Asta and Sewa Kroetkov give an insight on pre game jitters at the final stages of Battle of the Berrics 8.
Top 5 Aerial Specialists of All Time, Spindle Flip 540 and Holy Toledo in Brazil
R.I.P Ricardo dos Santos
In a devastating turn of events this week, Brazilian charger Ricardo dos Santos has died after being shot multiple times near his beachside home in the country's south.
Accounts vary on the lead up to this tragic event, but according to news reports a 25 year old off duty soldier has been arrested by military police in relation to the incident.
Despite desperate attempts to save the young surfers life, dos Santos succumbed to his injuries just a day after being flown to St Regis Regional Hospital in Santa Catarina with critical injuries.
Our thoughts go out to Ricardo’s friends and family at this incredibly sad time.
Well the day has come and gone!
For months now, we've all been on edge waiting to see this comp in action. Swells have come and gone with numerous flights being put on hold.
But this week saw Red Bull give the green light for a go ahead to commence on the last day in the waiting period.
To win the world's greatest slab surfing event, you were going to need to thread double overhead tubes like a demon, and that's what this video showcases.
Surfing World’s very first short surf film competition is now on with $20,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.
A dash of over-excitement and a dose of brash naivety can go a long way to making for an interesting adventure. This was just a part of the recipe that sent photographer Ricky Cavarra half way around the world to experience Iceland’s raw beauty. With a lack of warm clothes, a single burner butane cooker, and an “old model” rental 4X4 we shot out of Reykjavik. Peace, suckers.
Summer fun at home with Robbie Rickard. Photos by @satan.com.au
Jay Adams, star of the Z-Boys skate and surf teams in 1970s Venice Beach, has passed away after suffering a heart attack on vacation in Mexico. Stacy Peralta, fellow Z-Boy, passed along the news through his Instagram and Facebook pages, saying: “I just received the terribly sad news that Jay Adams passed away.
Not much else is known yet about Adams’s passing. He was 53.
When a predicted swell of the century is hitting 70% of the worlds oceans with huge swells and your big wave boards aren't ready would you still go ? "Risk 'n' Reward" is a short film documenting what its like for Andrew Mooney to chase this swell into the Australian desert with boards he has shaped for small waves. With under 24hr notice, jump inside Andrew Mooney's head and ride the roller coaster of emotions that is designing and shaping surfboards. Take the risk and feel the reward. This is my entry into the 2015 REELERS short film competition for Surfing World Music by Los Tones - Psychotropic Filmed and Edited by Owen Milne
Coby Perkovich is living the life we can only dream about.
Recently Adelio contributor Ryan Ady Putra was interviewed by Monster Children.
Check out the inner depths of how Ryan works.
'Save Your Breath' is the most recent video from Matt Pagan
Can surf tourism be a win all round? For locals? Visitors? the Environment? It can…if you have a plan!
It's that time of year again where events are flying left, right and centre.
With the completion of the Aus Open last week, all eyes have ventured to the next main event - 'The 2015 Vans BOWL-A-RAMA'. Check out last year's highlights and what to expect this time around.
Tiny waves and sun in your eyes.
Matt Thurgood can still edit up a catchy little edit of new rider Kyle Imgraben down south.
Chippa Wilson, Taj Burrow and Craig Anderson test (and rate) seven off-the-rack small wave surfboards for Surfstitch and Stab Magazine.
Back in November, a landslide decimated a 2-mile stretch of the Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, California. While rendered indefinitely useless for automobile travel, skaters in the region have been able to find some worth in it.
Matt Bromley (@bromdog783) links up with Josh Rowe (@tiger_fire_films) and (@shotboet) to score a PERFECT swell at Skeleton Bay. Longest barrels of his life. Check it out.
The first taste of what Chris Ross and Co got up to over the weekend with the much anticipated 'swell of the decade'. A mind blowing clip of the sheer size and power generated off the West Oz coastline that is sure to leave you salivating for more!
Seems that this week in Portugal everything has been going down from big wave Peter Mel and John John sessions, to insane aerial antics from Julian and Kerrzy, but then this happened!! Slater boosts into the wind and lands a 720....or 540? You decide!
No one does it like Kelly does it!
Some of us care.....some of us don't. But if you're one of those guys that does get all giddy on the thought of what Slater is riding or going to next, then this may give you a little insight.
Snaps from the eye of Azad Sellars from a recent trip to Smog City (Shanghai).
The future is now!
Here at Adelio were proud to have Ryan on board as an artist collab for works in an upcoming season.
But until such thing is released were all about helping out Ryan to explore more with his talent and bridge the gap between cultural differences between Australia and Indonesia, and it doesn't stop with just us ...
We are stoked to have recently welcomed young South Oz shredder Kyal Imgraben to the Adelio family. Heres a little clip that Kyle and good friends Kane Chenoweth and Luke Sykora put together from a days shooting at the York Peninsula last week. Enjoy!
The lads at Space 44 decided for their yearly skate deck exhibition they would venture from their home turf in Cronulla down to 'The Snake Hole' at Mornington Peninsula with the full Lowdown skate team in tow.
The new Go Pro Spherical domination is here.
Some amazing footage that is just mind blowing .
Click and drag on the video to get your 360 degree view
If you're in Coffs then you probably know who Brett Caller is. The quite and ever so polite man who shows both style and grace in and out the water. Brett recently partnered up with Tom Woods from ST Images and sent through this amazing gallery from just one session.
Needless to say, the WSL brought their A game to town. Check out this little free surf at D-Bah today - presented by Stab.
'Filmlyfe', a series of journeys in which we swirl through time and space, and bathe in the blissful technicolor aesthetics that only an auteur can sling.
Up there with one of the best burns we've seen in a while. Just because you're a big name, doesn't mean you can have everything you want!
JOE PEASE IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE EVERYONE IS ENVIOUS OF.
Come by our flagship store Lucky Surf & Supply this Saturday night as we screen the new Captain Fin movie 'Suck My Wake'.
New advancements in design, with fresh styles and colours, feast your eyes on Adelio SS16.
When the foyer of an old cinema opens up for rent, you put in a surf shop! A few quick fire answers with the owner of DP Surfboards in Thirroul, Dylan Perese.
Original Surf Co - The boutique surf shop situated in Port Noarlunga, South Australia. The face behind the desk is Dave who happily obliged when thrown a couple questions about the shop's comings and goings.
Completely minimalistic in appearance, the K-Series boasts the latest in technologies. Built around a Therma-Loc chest panel heat shield to ensure maximum warmth around the critical core area, K-Series suits feature seams that are both glued and taped inside, leaving a seamless join on the outer skin.
An insight into master artist Geoff McFetridge via Monster Children, hosted by Chris Pastras and presented by Richer Poorer.
Teahupoo. The pinnacle of surfing and big wave images from around the world.
An ultimate surf destination that fellow contributor Mark Croker was lucky enough to experience and share.
A rush of excitement took over. There were frantic moments as boards were being waxed up, I was scratching to put my housing together, searching for my dafins, and suit up all at the same time.
Taj Burrow today has made the announcement that Fiji will be his last stop on tour for his competitive career and will hang up the gloves!
On a day to remember, Chopes turned it on for the world's best surfers in competition.
High 9's and 10's were dropped along with big names.
Check out the day of highlights courtesy of the ASP.
Forget waiting for the news every night. Jed and Ozzie have it covered with all things important.
The world stopped in shock as we all watched on live as Mick Fanning wrestled his way out of a potentially lethal shark attack in the final of J Bay!
Stoked to announce Adelio's first Surf Swap to held at the Adelio Concept Store on Saturday 26th October....
Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has a new side project—The Arcs. The band consists of long time friends and playing partners Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon, Kenny Vaughan, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Dan has had some spare time on his hands with the Black Keys on a mini-hiatus due to Patrick Carney’s shoulder injury, and he’s put it to good use. The Arcs have just released ‘Stay In My Corner’, the first track from their upcoming debut album Yours Dreamily, due September 4th. Enjoy
It's not all board shorts and summer tans in February for some. Our good friend and Adelio ambassador Joel Den-Besten has quickly learnt this whilst acclimatising to his new home in Stockholm, Sweden.
Well yesterday saw some of the best viewing for surfing in awhile...despite the waves.
With a weekend forecast of pumping waves, it was a no brainer for Jye and Kyle to get over to Yorkes. Mitch Imgraben drew the short straw and filmed the day but whipped together this edit to make us all drool!
Winter is setting in and it's time for a new suit! Slip into the Adelio Connor 3/2 wetsuit this year with all the added features.
A short documentary about Brent Ferris and his life as a craftsman.
Enter the journey of the new 'Adelio Explorer Series' where we feature a day in the life of one of our advocates. Part 1 - The Explorer Series - Ian Tyley #noblequest
A look at the origin and impact of the fish surfboard design and then how it would influence the main stream surf culture 30 years later.
Passionate people who are after a slower more conscious lifestyle gravitate to the Northern Rivers, bringing with them incredible talent and artisanal skills that tend to come into their own through local collaboration, a shared understanding of craftsmanship and creativity and the energy and inspiration of the area.
Looking for paradise at the end of the road. An experimental skate trip across Iceland. Desillusion Magazine presents an exclusive behind the scenes feature on Kate Bellm's fashion editorial "The Death Of Cool".
From surfing to concreting then shaping, its been a long road for Adelio advocate Ash Ward to get to where his now. Find out what goes on behind the scenes and gets Ash through the day to day grind!
Lets get familiar with Adelio ambassador Jake Hayl Osman!
On a recent trip away around the camp fire, a half dozen questions were thrown randomly Pat's way. He fired back giving us an insight into who he is and what makes Pat tick!
Get to know a little more about our nomadic Adelio ambassador Tom Woods and his quest to become the first 'Australian Dalai Lama'.
Our favourite bike enthusiast/photographer has released a small clip that delves into a small part of what he calls life.
Having grown up with very little prospects in Oklahoma City, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen made a choice to forge his own way of life, moving out west in pursuit of a dream career in skateboarding. A decade on and there's no doubt Nuge’s risk paid off, going on to become one of the gnarliest skaters the sunshine coast has seen.
A new addition to Adelio HQ (Lucky Surf & Supply). Check out our new gallery and shared creative work space open to the public.
Check out how Pontus and Co. overcame these hurdles to make one of last year’s best clips. – Jenkem Magazine
The inaugural Mullet Pro went off with a bang. Held at Tamarama Beach in mid-September, the Mullet Pro is a fun foam surfboard contest that raises money for a mental health initiative called Onewave.
Every now and then someone will come along that blows our minds. To us, Kaius is that next big thing. Take a look through his showreel and you'll understand why!
SOUTH COAST SURF CHASERS
78 years (deceased 2014)
Jim Miller was one of the pioneers of stand-up surfboard riding in SA, and was the designer/builder of the original Surf Chaser car.
A member of the Henley Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Jim moved to Chiton Rocks in 1958-59 when the first local surfers started riding Malibu longboards introduced by the Americans in 1956.
Other riders of the time were John Arnold, Peter Smith, Johnny Brown, Ray Jones and Don Burford.
Jim and Peter Smith bought an 1934 Ford V8, and Jim designed a multiple board rack and they called themselves the ‘’South Coast Surf Chasers”.
“We had the first surf chaser back in 1958 and I just got the idea we’d use that for around the south coast beaches.
I just made up these racks so we could slide the boards in on an angle, you don’t have to tie anything down, and we’d go all around Victor Harbor, Waitpinga and Parsons and down the river mouth at Goolwa.
We were well known, and everyone else thought damn this we are going to do the same thing, so they all got all these old bombs, and then it went on and on.”
In the early 60’s the Surf Chasers would park at the top of the Seaford ramp and the surfers would decide whether to surf the Mid Coast breaks or head to the South Coast.
Later they would venture west to Yorke Peninsula and Cactus.
“Going to Yorke’s we upgraded the surf chaser and got a Land Rover. We were the only ones with a Land Rover with racks on.
We used to leave it at Stenhouse Bay so we would just drive our cars there from Adelaide and get into the Land Rover and drive right to the surf.
Everybody else had to walk across the sandhills carrying their heavy boards.”
An American surf magazine had a contest to see how many surfers you could get into one vehicle, and Jim managed to cram 30 people into his Ford surf chaser but that wasn’t enough to win. The record went to a bunch of Californians.
“The old Ford got to the stage where she give up the ghost a bit, so we took her to the rubbish tip at Victor Harbor and drove it in there.
Everyone was throwing rotten eggs at us, ha, ha, we gave her a good burial you know…”
And then there was the discovery of Cactus.
“We were among the first group that went there. I think Donny Burford was in the group and he was actually the first person to paddle out at Cactus Beach.”
“It was primitive, there was plenty of fish around especially down Cactus way at Point Sinclair we’d go fishing and do all that sort of thing.
There were some days at Cactus beach it was that hot you had to get under the cliffs there at Caves and just keep cool until the tide came in.”
So what’s it like to be a surf legend ?
“I enjoy going back there because everybody appreciates you when you’ve been there and done a lot of things.
And all the old surfers, some of them around 60 or something but they are still surfing.
I go down to Cactus and they treat me really well.
It’s just a good fraternity, brotherhood sorta thing, and it’s a nice feeling.”
(Jim Miller was interviewed by Chris Warren in March 2013)
Alrik Yuill talks about the connection between shaping and sculpting.
Follow eight surfers on a two-year journey, as they travel to the most remote corners of the globe in search of world class waves and ice cream headaches.
Everybody needs a teaser. So to wet your appetite of what's to come later in the year from Andrew Mooney and Owen Milne, here's a little clip of what Van Diemen's land produced last week.
Considered as one of the best surfers in the world, Dane Reynolds is the embodiment of a surf revival. An aerial, creative surf without compromise. He may even be the best thing to happen to surfing in the last decade. Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella followed Dane from Hawaii through to his hometown Ventura in California, to get an true insight of his life away from the spotlight.
'THRILLED', a short film by Adelio ambassador Owen Milne for Surfing World Magazine's #REELERS16 short film competition. Feat surfing by Adelio's own Andrew Mooney.
We call them A frames, peaks, wedges, corners and now Tipi's?
Throughout the Quik Pro in France, Tipi has fast become the new buzz word for a split peak and with commentators and surfers alike adopting the term, who are we to argue!
To beard, or not to beard?
If you're an Alex Knost lover or Weezer influenced then you won't want to miss this.
September 27th, sees 'Tomorrows Tulips' and 'The Babe Rainbow' playing live at The Wild Things Gallery in Manly.
The connection between surfing and skating over the past 30 years runs deep. Skateboarding legend Tony Alva discusses pool skating, and Bucky Lasek shows you his backyard mega pool.
If you ever wondered what a perfect 20 looks like in world tour surfing then look no further. Owen Wright has been in dominating form in this year's Fiji Pro. Check out below Owen getting seriously kegged and racking up nothing short than a perfect heat total.
Recently Tracks Magazine got together and put a few of our suits to the test
Once again Adelio advocate Ian Tyley has been at it again. This time Ian's been trekking the glaciers in Canada and is making all of us quite jealous back here at home.
They’re that little bit stretchier thanks to the shedding of a little rubber, and having the arms free feels liberating making you look like you surf just that little bit better than you do. Strange, but true.
It's a typical week in cold water paradise for Adelio advocate Ian Tyley. A set of images speaks a thousand words! #noblequest
A recent venture south from Canada for advocate Ian Tyley.
The Passion for photography, travel to different cultures and explore new places.
The Epitome of Adelio's Noble Quest
Winters a beautiful thing in Canada.
Lucky we have Adelio advocate Ian Tyley over there capturing it for us to appreciate!
The newest collection from Valley eyewear
Tune in to watch some of the raddest skating going down at the Vans Invitational at Huntington Beach.
As the Australian summer nears a close, the BOWL-A-RAMA bandwagon rolls into town for another year. The event has become a permanent fixture on the Australian skateboarding calendar, and while most of us probably don’t give a toss about Bucky Lasek or Alex Sorgente for most of the year, it’s fair to say that even the most avid “core” skateboarder feels a little excited when they see the unbelievable level of skill on display at Bondi. This year brought with it more chaos than ever, and some of the gnarliest runs and heaviest slams in the contest’s 11-year history went down over the weekend. It’s safe to say that this was the best Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi I’ve ever witnessed, for a number of reasons
When Vans put on a skate comp, they sure put on a skate comp. We've been glued to the screen this weekend for the Vans Spring Classic 2015. Click through to watch it live!
Dean Krestensen's exploration.
Adelio advocate Ian Tyley has recently relocated to Canada and taking little adventures across the boarder.
Check out his latest hike!
Directed by Ty Evans, 'We Are Blood' is filmed using state-of-the-art cameras to creatively capture the most cutting-edge, progressive skating experience imaginable.
A short look at the Timmy Brothers, Brooklyn–based makers of bespoke drinking water.
Hailing from Cabarita on the far north coast of NSW, Joel Ford has spent the better part of his life in and around the ocean.
Click through to check out Joel's full bio along with a freakish above the lip assault clip.
Jye Demmrich and Mitch Imgraben team up for a West Oz slab fest!
What does Daryl Angel do each day? Does he play basketball? Does he steal fruit? Does he make necklaces out of macaroni and give them to the homeless? The answer in each case is no.
Monster Children and Diamond Supply Co present 'What Daryl Angel Did Today'
Be reckless. If even just for today.
The 'White Lightning' rings yet another bell.
We've all seen his images by now but take a look at what Morgan Maassen produced a few years back for the ever so talented WA photographer.
**NEW SINGLE: WHY DON'T WE GO OUT TONIGHT - COMING SOON!
Madagascar sounds a bit like something from the pages of a fantasy novel. Everyone knows that this place exists, but it’s so remote that it is almost like a myth. The big island resides on Africa’s west side and is a rare destination for outsiders, isolated by both sea and distance.
The unlikely yellow jersey wearer of Matt Wilkinson has just solidified his mark even more with a win at the second stop on the WSL at Bells Beach, Victoria.
Win a brand new Adelio Connor 2/2 Short Arm Steamer valued at $329.95! It's simple to enter, click for more info.
Winter is well and truly here. The days are cold, the nights are even colder. So to save our cold little fingers typing we've handed over blog duties to South Australian contributor Joe Wallace
Now that we are in the heart of winter, you're going to want to get to know the make-up of your Adelio Connor wetsuit steamer.
Winter up top..Summer down low!
Liv Myers for Adelio.
The fastest, sexiest woman skater that ever graced our presence
If you don't know who Rancid are then you don't know nothing.
Sonic Youth has influenced a lot of our lives in some way or another, and for a few of us here at Adelio it was the album 'Washing Machine'.
We're all influenced in some way or another throughout our youth. A new bi-weekly segment will feature songs, artists and idols that have shaped our individual futures and brought us to whom we are today.