By: Little House Productions.
Starring: Rasta, Dick van Straalen, The Fitzgeralds, Steve Cooney, Damon Harvey.
Another retro number to help get your glide on this summer, Believe is about surfer/shapers’ perspective, modern surfing on old boards and the cats that explore this avenue as opposed to high-performance contest surfing. Whether or not you’re normally feeling Rasta’s taste in boards or quasi-yogic utterings, there’s no question about his surfing, as he opens Believe ripping all manner of cosmic stumps across the Goldie’s shimmering points. Legendary Aussie foamsmith Dick Van Straalen adds some insightful commentaries, as do a series of well-known shapers who give a different perspective from the craftmen’s point of view, including Morning of the Earth’s Chris Brock. Steve Cooney recounts discovering Bali at 15 filming for M of the E, with a full slo-mo on his entire first Indonesian ride ever at Ulu’s, while Terry Fitz adds commentary as Kye rips a range of his pa’s vintage 70’s shapes. There’s even a wacky fellow called Sketch Holiday, who hitch-hikes/paints/surfs/skates his way around Oz seeking inspiration. Plenty in there, a bit of surf/shape history and plenty of amazing waves, if you’re not folky ballard and bell-bottom phobic, that is.