Friday, May 28, 2010
A group of locals helped refloat a 25-year-old killer whale that had beached itself at Ruakaka in Northland yesterday afternoon.
It is the second time Putita has beached himself in 11 years. Volunteer surfers and DOC workers, directed by orca expert Dr Ingrid Visser, worked to push Putita back out to shore, while his distressed mother and brother swam back and forther across the shore.
Putita was finally returned to his pod around 2.30pm - half an hour after his stranding.
See the footage shot by Nicolas Brikke here
Thursday, May 20, 2010
We've made a few changes on our website to make things easier to get to! The top home bar has been shortened as it was a tad cramped. The side menu now has all the goodies: news & views, feedback, video feedback, photography and more. Have a look-see!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Sixty years ago the first example came off the German production line. That 1950 model - officially called the VW Type 2 - was a miracle of space efficiency: fillable with people and/or cargo from bumper to bumper and edge to edge, thanks to body sides that were slightly thicker than a Home Brand tin can.
Read about the history of the original surfing road trip vehicle here
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Just like all forms of art, what makes a memorable and legendary surf photo is a matter of personal opinion. One man’s treasure is another man’s trash. Every surfer has their own idea of what makes an image special, and trying to pick images that stand out as “the best” is a difficult procedure and not one to be taken lightly. However, some images are so remarkable they simply rise above debate. We scoured the past twelve volumes of TransWorld SURF and pulled hundreds of amazing images, making dozens of slideshows. We had special viewing parties where we poured over each image, recalling the impact the photo had on our readers, the surfers, the photographers, and the magazine itself. After narrowing our pick down to a few dozen choices, the battles began, and we started to see patterns in the types of photos different staffers and magazine fans liked. In the end, picking ten of the best surf photos in the history of TransWorld SURF was a challenge, and there were still a few hurt feelings and wounded egos when all was said and done.
Check out the amazing pics here.