Xavier Ruddd is playing tonight at the Belly Up Tavern. Tickets are $27 and can be purchased here.
Xavier Rudd Biography
Fusing hypnotic ceremonial rhythms into tender and breezy folk songs, Xavier Rudd creates a vibe and tone that is unmistakably earthy and excitingly expansive. Eastern Surf Magazine says, “He doesn’t create music; music just comes through him.” Paste Magazine offers, “He combines soft, melodic vocals with unique instrumentals to create a sound that is all at once inspiring and heartbreaking.” Perfectly representative of his mesmerizing ability to combine rhythm, melody and sounds from nature, the first single, “Follow the Sun” ebbs and flows hypnotically, with a lilting guitar line and a flitting harmonica that propels you forward in a breezy haze. By incorporating aboriginal chants into the fabric of the title track, Xavier constructs an epic goosebump-inducing song that soars in otherworldly bliss, cathartically crashing into a whispered hush.
Hailing from Germany but a true world citizen, Yeshe has explored all corners of the globe in developing a rich tapestry of sound and a vivid collage of musical culture. He embodies the musical nomad, drawing heavily from his African teachings and expressing his music with a sophisticated style and distinctly cosmopolitan flavour.
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We have done the math and as the ASP does every year each surfer drops there two lowest contest results. So as of today (before Rip Curl Pro Portugal) Kelly Slater is in 1st place with a points total of 43,200 followed by Mick Fanning at 39,500 and Joel Parkinson with 37,000.
When: Saturday, October 13th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: San Diego Art Institute, in Balboa Park
Learn how to create stunning print-on-demand photography books from A&I Books publisher and editor Rex Weiner. From the basics of A&I’s free BookCreator software to image selection and choosing fonts, in this presentation Rex will explore the ins and outs of making outstanding photography books. Rex will discuss how to approach your own photography book, from the initial concept, to building your project in the easy-to-use page layout software, BookCreator with tips on printing, paper, and how to fund and promote your book. Rex will talk about editing how to make your book a coherent and singular product. Special emphasis will be placed on making good design choices, and how to present your photographs in the best possible way. You will walk away from this lively and informative seminar with new information (and inspiration) you can use to develop your own outstanding photography book.
Presenter: Rex Weiner Publisher/Editor-in-Chief at A&I Books (www.aandibooks.com) with more than three decades in the media industry, Rex Weiner is a New York-born journalist, publisher, author and editor based in Los Angeles. Weiner’s feature articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer and writes regularly for the Jewish Daily Forward. Weiner co-authored The Woodstock Census (Viking, 1979), a widely-hailed survey of the Sixties Generation’s impact on American society. As Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of A&I Books, he pioneers print-on-demand publishing for books of fine art photography.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – (October 10, 2012) – The long awaited winter big wave surfing season struck the North Pacific in ferocious fashion with a spectacular opening day of waves yesterday at Jaws, on the north coast of Maui, Hawaii, resulting in a flood of entries into the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards.
The year-long surfing competition, now in its thirteenth edition, recognizes the greatest achievements in big wave riding, wherever and whenever they happen, as long as it is captured on video or in still photographs. The swell, generated by the remnants of Typhoon Maliksi, hit the Hawaiian chain yesterday and is forecast by Surfline.com to remain solid through today.
Early contenders already entered into the various categories of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards include a pair of tube rides by Shane Dorian, a huge wall ridden by Makua Rothman and several excellent rides by female charger Keala Kennelly.
Dorian, a multi-time XXL winner, was stoked to find the pathway through a massive Jaws barrel. “I just sorta found myself in the sweet spot,” he said last night. “Once I got over that boil I just had to hang on. Pucker factor was a 10!.”
The first arrivals can be viewed currently at the XXL Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/billabongxxl and will be posted to the event website at www.BillabongXXL.com in the coming days.
Reports are already in from the cliff this morning and the swell is firing with more epic rides underway. Check back through the day for more action as it happens.
O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC RETURNS TO SANTA CRUZ NOVEMBER 1-11
We know there will be a locals trial with Josh Mulcoy, Bud Freitas and Nat Young all receiving wildcards. Meaning in the local trials they will be seated in a hire round then everyone else who will have to start in round 1. Are bet is Nat Young wins the trials.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 – The 2012 O’Neill Coldwater Classic will return to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Calif. as an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) event November 1-11.
The world’s best surfers will travel to Northern California for the second to last stop on the 2012 ASP WCT, which may well determine the 2012 World Champion.
This year at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic, expect to see all of the biggest names in surfing from around the globe in action, including the current ASP Top 10: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA), Mick Fanning(AUS), John John Florence (HAW), Taj Burrow (AUS), Adriano de Souza(BRA), Owen Wright (AUS), Josh Kerr (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), and Jeremy Flores (FRA).
After the last event in France, which wrapped up last week, Australian Joel Parkinson took over the frontrunner position on the 2012 ASP WCT ratings. As stop number nine of 10 on the Tour, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic will prove pivotal in the final standings, and with a win at the 2000 O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Parkinson has established his abilities at Steamer Lane before.
“I’ve been to Santa Cruz once when I was 18 years old, but not for 12 years. It has been a long time,” Parkinson said. “I really enjoyed my time. I won when I was there, so it would be nice to go two for two. All the right points I feel comfortable at. I can’t wait for it. It suits my surfing.”
With a long and rich history, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane is known for producing powerful and consistent conditions in a classic Northern California setting. Originating in 1987, the event has taken on various incarnations over the past three decades.
It was once an ASP WCT event (prior to the ASP creating a two-tier system), but for the past few years, it has run as an ASP Star or Prime event. With this year’s upgrade to the highest echelon of professional surfing, it will not only bring the top caliber of talent to Steamer Lane, but a lofty $425,000 prize purse as well.
“We’re very happy to confirm the 2012 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Santa Cruz as an ASP World Title event,” said Renato Hickel, ASP World Tour Manager.
“Santa Cruz offers a variety of world-class waves for our surfers to perform on and we’re hopeful that conditions will deliver for the world’s best to do battle in.”
The event’s upgrade coincides with O’Neill’s 60th anniversary. The globally recognized lifestyle brand, founded in 1952 by Jack O’Neill, revolutionized modern day surfing with the invention of the first wetsuit allowing surfers to spend more time in the cold waters of Northern California.
“We are excited to see a World Tour level event return to Santa Cruz as part of O’Neill’s 60 year anniversary,” said Pat O’Neill, President & CEO of O’Neill Wetsuits.
“Santa Cruz, with its rich surf history and tradition, is the perfect venue for this pivotal event. Mainland surfing started in Santa Cruz, Jack O’Neill developed many pioneering surf inventions here and it’s been home to the O’Neill brand for over half a century. Santa Cruz has always been regarded as a true surf community and was named the number one surf town in the U.S. by Surfer magazine. With a World Tour event in 2012 and the possibility of the World Champion being crowned, we expect to see an exciting chapter in surfing history written right in our front yard.”
The world’s top 34 surfers will compete in the O’Neill Coldwater Classic November 1-11, 2012. Stay tuned to www.oneill.com/cwc for more information and start the conversation on Twitter and Instagram with #oneillcwc.
In addition to O’Neill, the event is supported by Philips O’Neill, Surfer Magazine, Surfline. Australian Surfing Life, Surf Session, Surf Portugal, Fluir, Waves, Santa Cruz Conference and Visitor’s Council, and the Dream Inn hotel.
O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash to the world’s first stitchless board shorts. O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on being the First Name in the Water.