“UNLOCKED” Eimeo Czermak

Time flies when you are having fun. Eimeo Czermak has made a name for himself the past few years with contest bombs and praises from surfings elite. Still at just 17 years young the sky is the limit. With Teahupoʻo as his backyard and one of the best surfing communities at the end of the road supporting and pushing him, the next few years will be a blast to watch. Sit back and enjoy the future!

After several weeks of “lockdown”, the game plan change… No contest this year? No travel? … Ok! Let’s do some free surf at Home!! Hope you’ll like this!!!
Huge Maururu to Uncles @tahuraihenry and @veteadavid for Rescue and lifesaving !
Huge Thanks to photographers and filmmakers:
@lh.prod
@timmckenna
@keanu.moux
@timpruvost
@tereopaoscar
@j.czerm_photography

Music: ZHU and Nero-Dreams

WILLY & VICKY- ROAD TRIP IN CALIFORNIA

 

WILLY & VICKY – ROAD TRIP IN CALIFORNIA S01E01 It is a new concept of episodes mixing cartoon and real surf action. Something different showing my routine when I travel. Followed by a special and unique friend a DINOSAUR. This is this is first episode: Road trip in California . STARRING WILLIAM ALIOTTI AND VICTOR PELLEGRIN SPECIAL GUEST WILLIAM “STRETCH” RIEDEL DIRECTED BY MANUEL CLAUDEVILLE MORELL DRAWINGS BY LAURE HELENE VAUDIER & ROCH TASTET AN ORIGINAL SERIE BY WILLIAM ALIOTTI & MANUEL CLAUDEVILLE MORELL SOUNDTRACKS: DRIVE PERFORMED BY MUNICIPAL DAMOS DAYS PERFORMED BY SLOW SEASON COURTESY OF RIDINGEASY RECORDS

Eimeo Czermak’s New Edit “Bloom”

“Meet The Gnarliest Unsponsored Sixteen-Year-Old On The Planet”- Stab Magazine

Team rider Eimeo Czermak starts 2020 off with a coming of age re-cap highlighting his past year back home in Tahiti and his time training on the North Shore of Hawaii.To those who have seen his progression over the past 3 years its no secret…. Eimeo is an absolute animal and is only getting better with a tenacious work ethic and incredible support surrounding him in and out of the water in Tahiti. Originally coined “One of the worlds most tubed 13-year olds on earth”  from Surfline in 2017 for his edit at the time called “ROOTS”. Its only natural to progress into his most recent stage fittingly named “BLOOM”. Sit back and enjoy, 3 years from now you will be happy you did!

P.S. if you are wondering who filmed and edited this visual montage look no farther then the Czermak family themselves,

VIDEO: Jeremie Czermak

EDIT: Eimeo Czermak

 

Eimeo’s 2019 Quiver

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Buzzsaw Sk8- 5’7 x 18.3 x 2.05 

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2×4 Legacy-5’8 x 18 x 2.25

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IWNW- 5’9 x 18.1 x 2.2

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Square One- 5’9 x 18.1 x 2.2

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2×4 Legacy RP-5’10 x 18 x 2.25

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Lil’Buddy- 5’10 x 18.25 x 2.25

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Square One- 5’10 x 18.2 x 2.25

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SemiGun- 6’0 x 18 x 2.3

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2×4- 6’1 x 18.25 x 2.35 

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Semi Gun- 6’3 x 18.2 x 2.4

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Semi Gun- 6’5 x 18.3 x 2.5

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SemiGun- 6’6 x 18.2 x 2.4

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Semi-Gun- 6’6 x 18.4 x 2.6 

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Semi-Gun- 6’8 x 18.5 x 2.7 

WHAT YOUTH – FAIRLY NORMAL FEAT. WILLIAM ALIOTTI

Be sure to head over to www.WhatYouth.com and check out the entire article and feature! Cheers Willy!

Boards

Stretch Asym – 6’0/5’6 x 18.4″ x 2.25″

Stretch Skate – 5’8″ x 18.65″ x 2.25″

Twinny & Finless – Ryan Lovelace @ryanlovelace

Watch and enjoy.

What Youth

Filmed & Edited – Clem McInerney @clemmcinerney

Additional Footage – Sara de Frutos & Manuel Claudeville-Morell

Music –

  • A Typical Ride out – Noir Et Blanc Vie
  • Tape Deck – Endless Love
  • California Wind – Bruno E.

Special Thanks: Guillaume Dartenuc

http://www.stretchboards.com

Nic Von Rupp’s New Edit “INDO DREAMS” + Q&A

2X4 LEAGACY – 5’10 X 18.65 X 2.38 PHOTO:@MENDODORNELLAS

 

 

Hey Nic! How is it being back home prepping for the upcoming big wave season?

“Yo Yo! The Boys! I feel like during winter time its a hassle here in euprope running around, cold water, heavy beatings”

 

Happy to trade in the big boards and wetsuits for some warm water barrels?

“Feels good to go to Indo, I have been going since a young age and just feels awesome to go to Deserts get barreled, not have a single worry, surfing in board shorts and just frothing out!”

 

What boards did you use during your recent trip in Indonesia?

“I was using the 2×4’s. I used the 5’10 on the smaller days as a 3 fin and the 6’2 on the bigger days. Boards felt really amazing! I really enjoyed how it rode in the barrel with speed and how fast it would pump through those sections”

 

Happy with the equipment and overall trip?

“It was a dream trip! I had never really “scored” Deserts and it was like two swells in a row. Epic waves, just as good as it gets. I was super stoked with the equipment”

 

How do you like the WSL’s idea sending surfers on more “strike mission” type of trips for coverage?

“With the tour their was only three events so we would appear only three days in the whole year so I think its great the WSL is sending people on strike missions and trying to promote the big wave scene. I think its positive you know, WSL always does a great job and I think its going in the right direction.”

 

You are pretty familiar with the whole “get up and go” type of travels this past year filming for “ON IT” and staring in your movie “RAIL ROAD”. Seems like this platform might be perfect?

“Thats it man, big waves, slabs and chasing swells. A contest just doesn’t do justice what our life is so its exciting times! I feel like their needs to be a tour as well as the WSL doing content around us is also really good. To have WSL support is awesome. Even though there is no event at Mavericks I see Mavericks as one of the biggest challenges. Thats my goal, I wanna push it out there, try and ride bigger barrels on the left, I feel like Mavericks is gonna have an impact on my career and thats where I want to put my efforts into.”

 

Thanks so much Nic! Hoping for yet another successful year for you and even though Mavericks will not be on the BWT schedule we hope to see some epic free surfs to come!

“Having you guys in Santa Cruz and having Stretch’s support for example giving me that 9’9 and all the insight its definitely one of the places I want to base myself and push the limits. Yeeewww!”

2X4 STEP UP – 6’2 X 18.65 X 2.45 PHOTO: @MENDODORNELLAS

 

Darshan Gooch keeping things loose

Surfer: Darshan Gooch

Height/weight: 6’4″ 185lbs.

When did you start surfing twins?

One of my first subscriptions to Surfing magazine in the early nineties, there was a feature on a variety of different fish’s ( I believe it was before Lost’s 5’5” x 19 1/4” video.) Probably in my early teens that whole fish revolution wave came through. And then again down the road in the early 2000’s. Luckily I had some friends that allowed me access to some classic twin keel type boards that really freaked me out a little bit.

There has been some dabbling through the years.

When did you switch to surfing twins exclusively?

Probably 2 plus years ago now. I purged all my thrusters and just went head first into a twin fin exploration.

Reason for the change?

Well, I think I was just having so much fun! Originally I had this mind set that I was riding twins because they thrived in small surf and it was something different. Then I kinda got to this place where I only wanted to ride contemporary short boards when the waves were really good.

But honestly, the first 2WIN I got from Stretch started shining in decent waves as well. I just felt some electricity and excitement, so there was an eagerness to keep going / learning!

After spending nearly 25 years forcing thrusters in all types of conditions, I think it just felt good to be a little more loose and free in the approach. It kinda became a quest for me to see if we could get the twins adapted to good surf, even though others had already done it before.

One of the things I appreciate about Stretch’s approach is he doesn’t want to take the shortcut and see what or how others are doing it with their equipment, he insists on honoring the process and finding his own way. Further down the road, Stretch explained to me that these twins were basically a modern version of the boards he was ridding at some of the beloved home spots years ago.

What boards do you opt for during winter swells? 

All depending of coarse, but mostly ranging from 6’1” to 6’10” single or double wing round pins . All twins, no trailer fin. Tazy has been ridding twin fins at Mavericks for some years now.

Has surfing twins limited any of your performance surfing?

Good question! On this twin fin journey, I have basically relinquished my mental association with “performance surfing”. It’s all just been learning a new dance. You can do everything as one would on a three or four fin surfboard. There is no limitations, it’s just an altered approach I think. Part of it is learning to engage in your rails a little more and utilizing the outline of your board. Naturally twin fins are fast, so you are giving less effort and receiving more. Tighter angled trajectories become a little different because you are usually working on bleeding speed just as a race car might be down shifting into a turn before accelerating .

What do you want to improve on design/surfing with the current boards?

It’s been great fun! Mostly I am happy with my boards and where we are at right now in the process. We have been working on various flex patterns and playing with different constructions. Also, Now we have kinda moved into some different outlines as well. Basically just keep the learning and passion moving forward. That’s where the fun is at for me.

What’s next? 

Well, I think we are in a pretty good place. I don’t think I will be going back to thrusters at this point personally.

More recently Stretch and I have moved into some more classic type twin fish’s. Perhaps there is some opportunity to explore the balance between performance capabilities within that particular genre of the twin keel fish.

Cheers Darshan!

 

Board model: 2win – 5’11 x 19.75 x 2.4 – Vol:  31.1L.

2WIN- 5'11 X 19.75 X 2.4 - VOL: 31.1L.

“INSTANT CLASSIC” ALONG SIDE ONE OF STRETCH’S OLD SHAPES VIA 1982

 

Board model: Retro 2win Fish – 5’10 x 20.5 x 2.4 – Vol:  34.6L.

A perfect fit for open face waves or pointbreaks, A bit cruisier and fun than serious.” – Darshan

 

Board model: Double Wing RP 2WIN – 5’11 X 19.25 X 2.38 – Vol: 31.13L.

 

2WIN DFT- 5’11 X 19.25 X 2.38 photo: DARSHAN GOOCH

 

“covers all the bases from average to decent waves, and fitting nicely into waves with tighter transitions.” – Darshan

 

 

 

Board model: 2WIN Step Up – 6’1 x 19.25 x 2.35 – Vol: 30.64L.

“Ideal for slightly larger waves,  either covering more ground (down the line speed) or a little more hold in the North / Central Ca winter beach breaks.” – Darshan

 

William Aliotti’s Film “NEW RELIGION”

William Aliotti is proud to release his first movie “New Religion” by Manuel Claudeville Morell. Over the past year these two have traveled far and wide to give you something special under 15 minutes. This movie represents both surfer and filmmaker in the artistic direction both William and Manuel had envisioned. With an original soundtrack from Manuel Claudeville Morell and other musicians Adrien Legrand and Arthur Labbaye. This video is one for the eyes and ears. Shot on Red Digital Cinema their is nothing left to do than sit back and Enjoy!!!! Congrats William and Manuel on the hard work this past year and for many more to come. Cheers!!

Locations: Tahiti, Canaries, Indo, France, Barbados, Chile and Ireland.

 

William Aliotti’s week in Santa Cruz

Your favorite frenchy William Aliotti and talented videographer Manuel Claudeville-Morell came through Santa Cruz a while back and got straight to work. With a surf, eat, surf, eat and a little sleep schedule it was one for the books. Talk about a well balanced team, you could always count on William surfing 3-4 times a day and Manuel dumping sand out of his shoes at least twice that amount.

 

Willy’s Asym-unicorn 6’0/5’6 x 18.4 x 2.25 photo: Dylan Andrews

A couple months ago William mentioned he wanted to try a new Asymmetrical. Stretch caved in pretty quickly and shaped him a magic stick. Forget the wallet, on Willy’s first go he dropped the entire bank account at a local beach break with fellow team rider Darshan Gooch.

PICKING FUNGI photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

SIDE SHOW photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

 

“Big thanks to Darshan Gooch and Stretch for the accommodation in the most relaxing place in Santa Cruz” -William Aliotti

 

WILLIAM WAS HAVING A BLAST TRADING PUNTS AT THIS LEFT WITH LOCAL AUSTIN SMITH-FORD. photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

 

“Probably one of the most powerful spots around this area! It’s an epic wave for airs!” -William Aliotti

 

INSTANT CLASSIC photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

WOLVES EYE VIEW photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

THE MAN BEHIND THE LENS, Manuel Claudeville-Morell 

L to R

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5150- 5’4 x 18.4 x 2

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Asym- 6’0/5’6 x 18.4 x 2.25

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Lil’ Buddy- 5’9.5 x 18.4 x 2.3

 

TAIL TYPES photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

 

“Definitely coming back! Epic vibes, good waves! Nice people and the best Mexican food!” -William Aliotti

We will see you again soon boys!!!! – Stretch Family

 

TILL NEXT TIME photo: Manuel Claudeville-Morell

 

Want to see what William has been working on? Stay tuned for William’s new movie “NEW RELIGION” premiering June 6th at La Ruche Moderne in Anglet, France. Its gonna be a party!

 

 

Nic Von Rupp in “BRUSCO”

 

Nic Von Rupp has had a BIG year. He has endured cold water, heavy poundings and big barrels from Nazaré, Mavericks, Mullaghmore to Jaws. His ability to travel and surf anything is what sets him apart from the crowds. Making a huge push towards why he should be included on the 2019 WSL Big Wave Tour roster. Cant wait to see what is in store for next year! Enjoy!

Watch Nic and his 2018/19 XXL campaign below in “BRUSCO”. Music by Mars Red Sky – Strong Reflection
Edit by Felix Gansicke

Brusco from Nic von Rupp on Vimeo.

Nic’s 2018/19 XXL Quiver

CompGun – 9’0 x 20 x 2.65 – Vol: 69.4l.

CompGun – 9’6 x 20 x 3.5 – Vol: 70.8l.

CompGun – 9’9 Nathan’s Mav’s Knife

CompGun – 10’4 x 20.75 x 3.7 – Vol: 84.5

BuzzGun  – 9’6 x 19.25 x 3.5 – Vol: 70L.

BuzzGun – 10’4 x 20.25 x 3.8 – Vol: 85.7l.

 

NIC’S Nazaré 9’6 AND 10’4 BUZZGUN’S

9’6 AND 10’4 COMPGUN’S

NEW DFT 9’0 KNIFE