Muttonhead is a unisex sportswear brand that believes in practicing fair trade and manufactures all garments in Toronto, Canada.
Inspired by a time when garments were valued for their functionality, Muttonhead combines classic shapes with season-less styles.
Last week we had an opportunity to check out the Wefi Surfboards workshop, an amazing place on Vancouver Island where they are handcrafting hollow cedar surfboards. Not only are these boards a million times more sustainable than foam boards but there is also the added benefit of experiencing more feeling and vibration in your ride. If you wanna test out your DIY skills you can even go and make your own surfboard at Randy’s shop. Just check out the Orca board in the second photos for some west coast inspiration. To learn more about this incredible company make sure you pick up a copy of the latest issue of LATER.mag and head over to the Wefi Surfboards website.
“A cedar boards store 300gm of carbon whereas a traditional foam board emits 400lbs of carbon.” Randy Weflan
Groundswell features world-class surfing of Patagonia’s Trevor Gordon, Dan Malloy and Chris Malloy. Canadian phenomenon Peter Devries also joins Raincoast aboard their 70-foot sailboat to discover what the remote coast of British Columbia, Canada, has to offer – and why it must be protected. Together with local indigenous leaders, this group gives voice to a coast in peril from a proposed Tar Sands pipeline and associated oil tanker traffic.
Thanks to Patagonia for taking action and bringing this to our attention.
Björn Holm a design student in Finland, got his first skateboard at the age of 10. Since then he has broken many decks and proceeded to hold on to them over time. For a project at school he decided to repurpose his collection of old skateboards and make them into a new surfboard.
Holm has named the board “Reto” which both means “broken” in the dialect of the Swedish part of Finland, where he is from, and stands for REcycle for TOmorrow.
Vice x Redbull teamed up and made a Canadian Surf Show called ‘Surf’s Up Here’
Airing onRedbull.cathis Thursday, April 5th is the premier of the all-Canadian show about surfing along the east and west coasts.
“We had a few of our favourite Canadian surfers bring along some American buds to show the ropes to with it comes to surfing in the very cold waters off of and around Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the not-as-cold-but-still-pretty-cold spots around Tofino, B.C. We took sea-planes and ‘copters, did a lot of remote camping, slung axes, built bonfires, got a little hockey in and right, shredded.” - Vice.com
Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer - A Night-time Snowboarding Short Lights Up the Last of the Winter Snow
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light up the snow-covered French hills in a bespoke L.E.D.-enveloped suit courtesy of designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. “I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness,” says Sutton of his costume choice. “I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source.”
Due to rising material costs Channel Islands Surfboard company is now producing unique, recycled deck pads made from scraps. Why did they make this change you ask? Well thanks to this post from our favourite rogue surfer Dane tells us why…
‘recently, rising material costs prompted scott aka scotty aka hawaiian scott, who is in charge of that sorta thing at channel islands, to visit the manufacturer to see how they could stay in production despite rising material costs. what he saw was mountains of EVA scraps. trash. useless waste. but what if we used it? used it to form the raw material for our deck pads? disposing of it is a burden, and it costs money, so why not? and so we did and now every deck pads unique; endless different patterns, variations, different colors. the manufacturer cuts down on waste, channel islands keeps making deck pads, we give what was doomed to be trash a little bit of life, a little bit of joy, everyone looks rad, everyone wins.’
Surf mutt: Dane Reynolds - the raddest guy surfing the World Tour
Well, you see Dane decided to quit the World Tour back in December not for any reason other than the fact that surfing was no longer a passion. It was becoming a job and he was one of the employees in one of the largest action sports industries in the world. Whatta mutt, throwing responsibility to the wind! Choosing adventure over career! All for the sake of his own piece of mind.
If you want to read Dane’s awesome letter to the public about why he decided to officially leave the tour and “sit at home and play with crayons and ride fucked up boards”, check out his blog Marine Layer Productions for this and many other interesting tid-bits.
Good on ya Dane!
tglaserphoto: photo backstage of the SurferPoll win.. Dane to the right drinking beers backstage
“God Went Surfing With the Devil” charts the difficulties and dangers encountered by surfers in the Middle East region. Along the way it speaks to Israelis, Arab-Israelis, and Palestinians affected by the violence, charting their daily struggle to supersede the conflict through the joys of surfing.
SIDE TRACK: Snowboarding, Painting, and Photography.
GOALS: To enjoy life as much as possible and experience everything out there and one day marry a little beauty and have a few kids.
Dion is a man of many talents. He rips it up in the water. He runs a webisode blog on the Globe site called TV Dion. He is an Aussie but has taken up residence in New York (when he isn’t travelling the globe in search of great waves). Dion is also an avid photographer/videographer, and together with Warren Smith they started a new online photography/surf zine called PROXYNOISE.