Tactile



One of my favourite things to do in surfing is just to touch the water, to feel all that liquid silk playing beneath my fingertips. Here's me, riding a twelve footer shaped by Paul Joske. Achieving pure trim on this surfboard & dragging my hand in the lip is one of the most supreme pleasures in my simple life. This beautiful twelve footer is a lifetime surfboard that I treasure deeply. Thanks to my friend Ben Conquest for this photo. Ben has a rad blog here.

Tuna Review



Interesting little review of Tom's new tuna boards, that are just now becoming available. I'm looking forward to riding one, for sure.

Homem Família



Luciano Burin has just posted an interview he did with me over at the Brazilian site Surf & Cult. There's a (somewhat sketchy) English translation by google here in case your Portuguese is as bad as mine. It's always a humbling experience to have people on the other side of the planet interested in my work, so muito obrigado Luciano!

Two Weeks / Second Showing

Due to popular demand, Johnny Abegg's profound film 'Two Weeks' is having a second showing in Byron:

Isaac de Heer

Isaac de Heer was good enough to share his music for 'Seaworthy.' Here's a sweet little clip of him playing 'Old Leather', a track from his new album called 'Wordshapes'.

Cobblestone Slipperies

I haven't put any shorts online for a while. I am trying to save my best footage for the next film I'm working on. But here's a little edit of my friend Dane that I just put together. I've said it elsewhere but DP is my favourite logger. His technique is always so crisp & technically clean & uncluttered; he has a kind of understated flair going on & there are lots of subtle nuances operating in his surfing that are unnoticed by an uninformed eye. Plus, I enjoy how he rolls through the lines & turns he makes on a wave; you can see that the rolled bottom of his surfboard is being used to it's full effect & it highlights his pleasing, classical, pointbreak-orientated style. Love your work Dane! Anyways, thanks for watching & I hope you enjoy 'Cobblestone Slipperies'.

Cobblestone Slipperies // Dane Peterson from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

Our Generation Film

A film that deals with issues close to my heart. I love Australia, but it is a country that is profoundly in need of healing. Reconciliation requires awareness & action. Ignorance is not bliss.



EAST COAST TOUR DATES

Friday 22nd October, 2010
MELBOURNE: CAPITOL THEATRE, 113 Swanston Street

Monday 25th October, 2010
CANBERRA: JAMES O'FAIRFAX THEATRE at the NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, Parkes Place

Tuesday 26th October, 2010
ADELAIDE: CAPRI THEATRE, 141 Goodwood Rd

Friday 29th October, 2010
SYDNEY: CHAUVEL THEATRE, Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington

Monday 1st November, 2010
BRISBANE: SCHONELL THEATRE at UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, Union Rd, St Lucia

More information at Our Generation.

Funnery



Having a bit of hometown fun with my Valla quad fish handcrafted by Sage Joske. Photo by Kerry Down.

Kidman

Andrew Kidman has a new website & he's about to release his latest cinematic offering. I'm always inspired by Andrew's thoughtful work.

Lost in the Ether from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo.

Grateful

One of the things I love about surfing, especially our little quirky niche in surfing, is how it can bring people together, regardless of borders or distance. As the old saying goes, it's a small world after all.

Xabi is my friend from Zarautz, in the north of Spain, & he has just shown my film 'Lines From A Poem' in his hometown as part of the Zinematic Surf Film Festival. I'm stoked that Xabi even took the time to translate subtitles for the showing. Just now he sent me through these photos & he reports that everything went well.



These photographs give me goosebumps, because they are taken in a town not so far away from where my own grandfather was born & raised in Euskadi, the beautiful old Basque country that is so far away, but yet so close to my heart. Oh how I wish I could have been there.

Truly, it is wonderful how a surfing life can bestow such rich gifts as unexpected & unlikely - but most welcome - friendship.

Xabi, muchas gracias a mi amigo. Estoy muy agradecido.

Crave

I’ve been away up north for a while spending time with the family & surfing myself silly. Good times.

One day I was pushing my little six year old nephew Jazz into waves on a surf mat. He was having a rad time, all lit up by the tiny little rides on offer. After one particularly long one, he told me: “This is great fun Uncle Nathan! I really love it!”

Then he looked at me earnestly and said: “I actually crave surfing every day.”

I looked back at him & replied just as earnestly: “Jazz, I know exactly what you mean. You and me both, little mate, you & me both.”