Giving and Watching / by craig levers


Billy Stairmand is one of 3 men who have been selected to represent New Zealand and compete in the ISA World Surfing Games at Miyazaki, Japan in September this year which is one of the qualification events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

He's started a givealittle page to crowd fund the costs of getting there. At 5K he's not even asking for that much. Anyway, on the givealittle page/s prizes and gift packs can't be explained. BUT Billy has organised a whole bunch of prizes that will be given away, including one of his surfboards [not one of the snapped ones from the other week!] Billy is getting to prizes together now and will announce them via other social media next week. - I'll keep you in the loop as well. In the meantime, if you donate now, you'll still be eligible; basically every $20 unit equals an entry. So give a little. 

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As mentioned in last week's mega post Brodie Jakich's clip of the strike mission is now out. You can view it via Backdoor's Instagram HERE

Speaking of Clips

Did you miss the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival 2019 this summer? Well aren't you a tinny little bugger, it's back for the winter sessions! 

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Watch the trailer HERE

Details for the Queenstown and Auckland showings are on the ASFF website... Auckland showing at the legendary Crystal Palace! 

From The Galleries


If it was music it would be called re-mastering it. Last week I posted this image as a new edition to the Waves gallery on Often I'll get a proof done, and I didn't like the proof. I'd made the blacks too muddy in an effort to have a punchy image with wintery skies.


Fail! the beautiful silver opaque tones of wave was lost.

So back to the original, and a complete revision of the grading. NOW there is an image that looks like what it was like that day.

Check it out HERE