I’ve put Tofino on the back burner for several years. It had been on my top destination list for years and always wanted to explore this amazing Canadian landscape. Lets be honest, this is the best surfing wave that Canada has to offer! The focus on this trip was to foil surf some new LF foil wings & boards… Tofino has proven to be foil surfing heaven!
Tofino is a small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast. It sprawls on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound, characterised by wild natural scenery including lakes, inlets and ancient rainforest. Sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities include Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach and popular Long Beach, part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The relaxed town of Tofino sits on the peninsula’s tip.
I've been dreaming of a smaller Leica body that could fit M-Lenses for years...
The Leica CL represents the juxtaposition of iconic design and advanced technical standards. Working with a Leica M rangefinder is fun, but totally unsuited for my type of photography. I love to focus fast and shoot quick action, I don’t personally have time to deal with a rangefinder. The new Leica CL EVF viewfinder and Focus peek ease the use of manual focus lenses.
Why Im not using Leica Lenses?
2 years ago I discovered the Voiglander Lenses, a full manual lenses Danish manufacturer, creating M-Lenses at a fifth of the Leica’s price. The Voiglander have an ultra vintage look and work perfectly with Leica bodies. Im currently shooting with the following lenses on the Leica CL.
75 mm/1:1,8 Heliar Classic VM
75 mm/1:1,8 Heliar Classic VM Perfect for high end portrait lens. The longest focal length for the VM bayonet has an image angle of 33.2 degrees and, in conjunction with the high initial aperture of 1: 1.8, is ideal for demanding portrait photography with rangefinder or (adapted) system cameras.
Today we took my friend Ronald’s plane and flew from Montreal to the Magdalen’s Islands for a quick 3 days trip…
I had a new kite to test (SOLO V4 9m). When we landed the wind was already blowing 25-30 knots, therefor we headed straight to the beach for a quick onshore wave session.
All Those Shades
I haven’t touch a guitar in months;
Maybe today I will…
Common sense sitting outside here today. I’ve got it all.
Money and fame, you standing by my side. Hit Me.
Total perfectness something in the way passing by. You felt it too
I’ll tell what it’s like on the other side.
It a type of hurricane, stunning force pulling me away. Hold my hand tight on this Sunday afternoon.
It’s a type of hurricane, crazed force, memories collide. Hold my hand still on this Sunday afternoon.
there’s only room for one on this ship..wreck Sullivan was right
I’m destined to levitate weightlessly.
shut outside here today, so patiently. You even said
you’ll wait until I win this fight.
We will soon become free lovers.
Time will send me back to us. My memories collide. Time will send me back to us. My memories collide. Time will send me back to us. My memories collide.
The weekend racer is made with carbon fibre and Macassar ebony wood. Its length, shape, piercing nose design and flat bottom makes this board ultra fast and justifies its name. The Rapid. Also named after the lake bearing its name on the western shore of Cabonga Reservoir in the Outaouais region of Quebec. All paddleboard purchases come with a free travel bag. It’s our way of saying thank you for caring for your board.
- Length 14′
- Width 26″
- Thickness 8.5″
- Volume 281L
- Weight 26.4lbs / 12kgs
- A foilboard the size of a turtle, really?
We’ve been part of the foil revolution for several years now, leading today’s market by introducing the extruded aluminium mast and CNC fuselages. We tried so many different ideas for kiteboarding hydrofoil and prone surfing hydrofoil in the last several years. Couple months ago I saw Brandon Scheid pulling out of his board bag the smallest foilboard I had ever seen (designed by Peter Mehrohof). I got my hands on the following prototype and spent some time riding this tiny board, figuring out how small kiteboarding hydrofoil could really be? It took a session or 2 to get in-tuned with the board, then it started to feel amazing under my feet.
Although I feel 3’ is way to small for average kiteboarders, it gave us tons ideas for future lightweight product development.
- How small can a kite foilboard really be?
From top to bottom, I had the privilege to design the art for the 2019 Liquid Force Echo (Brandon Scheid’s, Triple-S 2018 Winner) and the 2019 Liquid Force Radnium in the centre of the rack. The bottom 2 boards are the Legacy, art by Joe Highfill for Jason Slezak. As always, board shapes by Jimmy Redmond & Peter Mehrohof.