‘One Shot’ is a short documentary that looks into the life of Russell Ord, a West Australian, world renowned surf Photographer as he embarks on a mission to capture ‘one shot’ that defines who he is, not just what he does. A husband and father of 3, Russell has for years shot professional surfers and ocean scapes, only to wake up one day and look back on his images with total emptiness and dissatisfaction.
This is an inspiring journey about one man taking a chance, following his dreams and living a life without restrictions. You only get one shot at life…you have to live it as best you can.
A recent West Oz swell produced some of the biggest waves I’ve had the privilege of shooting yet. Myself and Photogs Russell Ord and Spencer Hornby went down to capture the events that ensued.
Watch local lads Chris Ross, Ben Rufus and Chris Shanahan toy with a wave that would bring the ordinary man to tears.
Music by Perth artist Sam Perry
A recent trip to the Mentawais with some lads from California aboard the Indies Trader IV. Couldn’t really call this one work. 2 weeks of perfect waves, non-stop laughs, and living in absolute luxury.
Thanks to the boys and the crew for the trip of a lifetime.
Thumbnail courtesy Russell Ord
Groove Armada- Paper Romance
Matt Corby- Brother (triple J ‘Like A Version’)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Gold Lion
Shot on Canon 7D
Lenses- Canon 70-200mm, 16-35mm, 35mm, Tokina 11-16mm,
Aquatech Water Housing
Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly
Tom Carroll, Dave Macaulay and Chris Gallagher set out to explore the Margaret River Region during the Drug Aware Pro 2012. We followed their experiences for four days and posted these daily edits during the event.
The series also features Occy, CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Brett Simpson and Brian Toth.
BWS enlightens us on the story behind the development of their company and brand name. We’ve been working with Ben Wilson and the pro team for over a year now and we’re stoked to be associated with such honest, passionate people who are doing all they can to push the limits of what can be achieved on a kite and surfboard.
Music courtesy of Holiday Murray
Song: Be A Bird
Through the process of figuring out the kites potential in the surf, we had to develop our own equipment to evolve the product to suit this style. We are riders producing products for riders, this is our story!
Music by Holiday Murray
‘Be A Bird’
Hunting solid swells can be as fickle a business as buying a dildo from a door to door salesman. In the rare event that they come knocking, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the thought that this could very well be the ride of your life. Your gut reaction says “Fuck Yeah!” but the implications of such a decision start weighing on your mind…What if it’s not big enough? What if I get hurt? What if my friends find out where it is?…
So what do you do?
Thankfully Ryland stuck with his gut reaction, called up a few crew and it was on. Reo flew from Hawaii and Keahi, Brodie, and Prawn, came from the East Coast in hope of kiting some rare slabs that Ryland’s been keeping his eye on for a while now.
Watch the adventure unfold…
Jason & The Lyrebird
I recently went on a day trip with mutant slab chaser Kerby Brown and photog Russell Ord to an undisclosed location in WA, chasing a swell the boys had been following for a few days. Things got a bit messed up early in the program. Kerby got annihilated on his first ride, which was definitely the biggest wave that came through for the day. Didn’t stop the madman catching a couple more, before the adrenalin wore off, his neck could no longer rotate, and the blood he’d been spitting up for half an hour, dried to the insides of his mouth. Have a read of Kerby’s rundown of the events that unfolded, which he has claimed as the “Worst Wipeout Of My Life”
Check out some pics of Ordy’s.
Here’s the clip…
Music by Crops
70-200mm 2.8L IS
TimeLapse 11-16mm Tokina
Music courtesy of Crops from Melbourne, Australia
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My first time to the Gold Coast, to do some filming for our channel. Pretty lucky time to be there by the looks of it. The Ripcurl Pro at Bells wasn’t long finished so the pros were still around the east coast. I ran into Mitch Crews the day before this session went down and shot for a while, before bailing and deciding to head back the next day for a look.
Mitch again, was one of the first guys down there running past me as I pulled up, “It’s fucken pumping!”…Fucken oath it was! But as the day went on it only got better. Before you knew it every man and his dog was out there. Fanning, Slater, Taj, Parko, Bede, Freestone, Hippo, Hazza…Jordy got a couple. The sidewash was insane, carnage evident by the broken boards and bleeding limbs. Some solid surfing went down, that day and the next. Here’s my interpretation of the events that unfolded…
Music Courtesy of ZeroBit from Brisbane
70-200mm 2.8L with 2x Extender
Music courtesy of ZEROBIT from Brisvegas
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Stemming from footage captured by us at this year’s Drug Aware Pro, we were asked to put together a short clip promoting the healthy message of the Naming Rights Sponsor, and to give a brief insight into the mental and physical preparation that goes into competing at this elite level. Thanks to Brisbane-based Resistor and Melbourne-based Am I Missing for the tracks. Be sure to check them out…
Choose Your Path from Surfing Western Australia on Vimeo.
The Telstra Drug Aware Pro is WA’s premier surfing event, attracting the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow, Laura Enerver, Sage Erickson and 2011 winner’s Damian Hobgood and Courtney Conolouge.
The ‘prime rated’ men’s and six star women’s event are amongst the most iconic and prestigious on tour.
This year Daz @ www.boardridersspektrum.com has given viewers some insight into the mental and physical preparation that goes into competing at one of the world’s renowned big wave locations, Surfers Point Margaret River.
For more information be sure to check out www.surfingwa.com.au
Resistor for the first track “Rise of the Zombie Brain Eaters”
Am I Missing for the second track “Lazy Love”
HIF Pro Am Series RND # 3 from Surfing Western Australia on Vimeo.
The pressure was on for the final round of the Health Insurance Fund of Australia (HIF) Pro Am Series on the weekend. 2-3 feet (1.0m) beach breaks at Trigg resembled a washing machine more than a competition venue for some of WA’s best surfers.
In an entertaining end to what has been an awesome event series, Jerome Forrest (Margaret River) claimed his maiden HIF Open Title, ahead of Luke Campbell (Trigg) in a close second, Jared McHale (Willetton) in third ahead of 13 year old Jack Robinson (Margaret River) in fourth.
The HIF Pro Am Series has travelled to Margaret River, Geraldton, and Trigg and will now send a quality team of WA surfers to the 2011 Australian National Titles.
www.surfingwa.com.au for more event info and full press release.