I’m the star of a reality show called “Surfin’ The Pole” where I tour the North Atlantic on a surfboard. One episode had me find a hidden river that led away from the ocean and took me through quaint Finnish towns.
The river was the de facto Main Street through all the towns, and I waved at people and stopped for food along the way, all the while never leaving my surfboard. The water was crystal blue, not all that cold, and looked like amusement park waterslide water.
Félix, du haut de ses 8 ans, s’éclate en kite sur le lagon de Jeffreys Bay (Afrique du Sud)
– Kite part: Hurricane par Hash (freemusicarchive.org/music/HASH)
– Surf part: Riding Waves par Westy Reflector (bandcamp | soundcloud | freemusicarchive)
Eight-year-old Felix explodes on a kite surfer in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to ride along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:
Quick trip through a wave curl, via RidersMedia, with Argentinian surfer Matias Manna, set to i must have love off still echoes (2013) [bandcamp | freemusicarchive].
Clip del dia #30: Matias Manna – Chapa.
Música: “i must have love” por Westy Reflector (westyreflector.net/)
Càmara: Paola D’Anunzio
Zipline [off Hola, Sayulita! (2010) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] soundtracks a critical ride in a short chronicle of up and coming French surfer Gatien Delahaye, shot by Guillaume Brossard of smooz.fr. Here’s to dreamers and endless waves.
Gatien Delahaye | Surfer sans limites from smooz
Le CNED permet à tous de vivre leur passion tout en continuant leurs études. Gatien, lycéen et surfer de haut niveau a la chance de faire partie du pôle espoir de Guadeloupe. Son rêve, devenir pro, son objectif à court terme, obtenir le bac… Retrouvez l’article complet sur :
“CNED allows everyone to live their passion while continuing their studies. Gatien, high school and surfing senior has the chance to be part of the hope of Guadeloupe Pole. His dream of becoming pro, his short-term goal, getting the ferry … Find the full article at:
Though I’ve never surfed, I’m obsessed with surfing, so this is xclnt beyond words. Australian surfer Carel Olivier showcases his hometown beach and his incredible skills to the songs Britney Sea by Wolf Asylum and my Long Road Ahead [off Goodbye Monday Blue (2009) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)].
My Surf Reel // 2014 from Carel Olivier on Vimeo.
Welcome to my first surf reel. This is me doing what I love…
It's hard not having all the best equipment to do what I want to do, which makes it difficult to compete against all the other filmmakers and to make a name for yourself and get rewarded. But, people are seeing my videos from all over the world and getting people stoked. I love putting my hometown, Jeffreys Bay, out there, showing people what an amazing place this is.
All of it wouldn't be possible without the support of people in the J-bay community and the Victory family.
Special thanks to:
Victory Media – Jared Lenegan & Deborah Rajapakse for helping with the interview.
Surflife Jeffreys Bay
Zigzag Surfing Magazine
All surfers I've ever filmed
& everyone else for the support, help and advice
Most footage filmed with Canon 7D
Wolf Asylum – "Britney Sea"
Westy Reflector – "Long Road Ahead"
You can follow me on Instagram: @careloli4
Go check out "Surflife" on Facebook to see more of what we do in J-Bay.
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