Filmed in beautiful locations in Australia, Cornwall, and France, Behind The Tide provides an insight into creative individuals who have forged a living through their passion for surfing. It shows a different perspective on surf culture, focusing on those working independently and outside of the mainstream. From shapers to photographers, the film documents how art and a love of riding waves transcends both geographical and cultural boundaries.
Featuring great surfers such as Neal Purchase Jr, Dane Peterson, Thomas Bexon, James Parry, Joe Davies, Nathan Oldfield and many more. Behind The Tide explores surfings nostalgia with the renaissance of longboarding, single fins, alaias, hand planing and tandem surfing.
Filmmaker Romain Juchereau has been on the road for 2 years, meeting artists, shapers, photographers and surfers, all with a shared passion for the ocean, inspiring him to make the documentary Behind The Tide.
Dane is an incredible surfer from California, learning to surf at Malibu, and honing his skills at Noosa Heads.
His path led him into the realm of photography and is pretty darn good at that too!
Nathan Oldfield is a husband, father, surfer, shaper, photographer, filmmaker and school teacher from the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Nathan has made several short films, and three feature length surf films called 'Lines From A Poem', 'Seaworthy' and 'The Heart & The Sea'. Nathan is a team rider for Patagonia and a contributing artist for 'The Critical Slide Society'. Follow the journey of Nathan's work via his blog called 'Look & Sea' www.nathan-oldfield.tumblr.com
Thomas Bexon grew up in Blackbutt, Queensland, where he surfed on the Gold Coast before moving to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast when he was 13.
He became interested in making boards when he realised that no one seemed to make the kinds of boards that he was after. Now living in Noosa, surfing one of the best logging waves in the world, Thomas has become a well known shaper, working in his factory under the name 'Thomas Surfboards'.
Tom started shaping surfboards in 1979, with his brother Jon taking up the planer a few years later.
Working together, Tom and Jon have produced many surfboards, Jon is based in Encinitas, California, while Tom moved to Noosa Heads, Australia in 1998. In 2001, Tom discovered that paulownia is the best wood for making surfboards with, it is highly unusual in that it doesn't consume salt water. Tom stopped making foam surfboards and turned only to paulownia wood and has since made over 300 hollow wood finned surfboards. Tom's factory is a green factor, there are no toxic chemicals and almost no waste. Tom's manufacturing processes helped with the popularity of alaias in 2005 and he was named Shaper of the Year in 2009.
Born in 1974, Dave began skateboarding when he was 12. He spent his teenage years living in California, skating in San Francisico & Santa Cruz. Relocating to Cornwall in the UK, Dave became interested in surfing and set up his studio by the ocean in St Ives. He enjoys riding alternative surfcraft, such as wood paipo's , surf mats, and handplanes. Dave's artwork is inspired by his worldwide travels, psychedelic visions, and the elemental forces on our planet. Constantly drawing, painting and taking photographs, Dave is always planning the next adventure. www.mujuworld.co.uk
Growing up in Cornwall, James has flown the flag for the UK for years when it comes to riding logs with style. Known worldwide for his moves both on the dance floor and the board.
A lover of single fins, tea and beer, Joe is extremely proud to be from the little island of Jersey. Joe owns the 'Little Joe's Surf School' in Jersey. Find more about him and the surf school on littlejoesurf.com. Credit photo: Robbie Dark.
'Handsome Mick' is one of the most mesmerising loggers in the world right now. Super smooth, a great technique and an absolute gent to share waves with. His home is in California where he works for Bing Surfboards. Credit photo: Bryan Timm
Dane is an incredible surfer from California, learning to surf at Malibu, and honing his skills at Noosa Heads. His path led him into the realm of photography and is pretty darn good at that too! Credit photo: Nathan Oldfield.
Jackson is a champion surfer, collecting trophies all over the world. His hunger for competing has died down, and now he prefers to freesurf and experiment with different shapes. Riding boards hand shaped by his father, he spends his time exploring and surfing the coasts of Europe. Credit photo: Brock Saddler
Born in Bordeaux, in the South West of France, Pauline is a surfer and an artist. Her workshop sits close to the ocean, providing her with constant inspiration. Besides surfing, she also enjoys pyrography and painting her boards. Pauline's art reflects her vision of nature, life and philosophy. See more of her work on www.pauline-b.com.
Born in 1986, James got into shaping boards by a way of marrying his passion for woodwork with that of surfing. Always fascinated by creating and making objects from sustainable materials has led him to a point where he constructs surfboards from locally grown timber and designs them to last a lifetime. Not content with being one man in a shed, James has developed his construction technique to lend itself to running workshops, where he shares the excitement and joy of making your own wooden surfboard with others. Credit photo: Mat Arney.
Born in 1967, Ben Cook moved to Cornwall 10 years ago, using the local scenery and surf culture to inspire his landscapes. Ben uses surf wax, eco resins and found materials in his work. He produced a book, 'Surfing Landscapes of Cornwall', containing 33 pencil drawings of unidentified approaches to surf spots. He has an ongoing fascination with the distinct way a surfer perceives the landscape they inhabit.
Neal Purchase Jnr is an incredibly gifted Australian surfer, shaper and musician from the Gold Coast. In 2002 he co-founded the clothing brand 'Rhythm', keeping up his shaping practice whilst producing the designs for Rhythm. He also plays in the great surf rock band 'Haldanes Daughters.' nealpurchasedesigns.blogspot.fr.
Born in 1980, Julien was born in Charente Maritime, France. A bodysurfer, surfer and outrigger canoe rider, he's always been passionate for being in the water. Julian has spent his life travelling around Fiji, Morocco, and New Zealand, finally landing in Guethary 4 years ago. He surfs at Guethary every day and runs a business making wooden paddles.
Nathan Oldfield is a husband, father, surfer, shaper, photographer, filmmaker and school teacher from the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Nathan has made several short films, and three feature length surf films called 'Lines From A Poem', 'Seaworthy' and 'The Heart & The Sea'. Nathan is a team rider for Patagonia and a contributing artist for 'The Critical Slide Society'. Follow the journey of Nathan's work via his blog called 'Look & Sea' www.nathan-oldfield.tumblr.com. Credit photo: Philip Dearman.
Aurelie began surfing in her mid-twenties, she is also an avid snowboarder and skateboarder, as well as a keen gymnast. When she's not wooing the crowds with her tandem surfing acrobatics, she is busy being a mum and making clothes she sells at local markets and online at www.accordeon.com.au
Fred grew up surfing in the quiet surf town of Soulac, France. Surfing led him to a career as a lifeguard and as a surf instructor in California, where he also completed a teaching degree. When working as a surf coach with "Kahuna Bob" Edwards in San Diego, he began competitive bodysurfing and tandem surfing. Fred also rides alaias and shapes wooden surfboards, winning the finless division during the 2012 Noosa Festival. Credit photo: Edwart Ramirez
Originally from the small Cornish surf town of St. Ives, Sam moved halfway across the globe to Australia with his family at the age of 11 for a change of lifestyle. He was brought up surrounded by some incredible surfers, riding all different types of surf craft. Sam grew up surfing shortboards but he's been inspired by surfers like Jai Lee, Cj Nelson and Tom Wegener, who opened his eyes to the importance of surfing the right board for the right waves. He's become very passionate about logging in the last 2-3 years, and at 22 years old, he's now working for Noosa Longboards.
Born in Sydney, Bonnie was fortunate enough to grow up by the water in the heart of Manly. Bonnie's older brothers took her surfing as soon as she could walk but it wasn't until the age of thirteen that she got her first surfboard and her addiction to surfing began. As the years went by, she started to experiment with single fins of every length and a new chapter in her surfing began. Bonnie has other creative interests that keep her busy when out of the water, she enjoys putting pencil to paper and drawing whatever comes to mind. Bonnie is always seeking out long right hand points with close friends and she can't wait to see what the next chapter will bring.
Jake grew up in Westward Ho! in Devon, England. He shaped his first board in his parents garden at the age of 15. He travelled extensively and after a few years he settled in Australia and worked for 'Classic Malibu' for the next four years. He was glassing boards for Peter White, Neil Randall, Dick Brewer, Reno Aberlia and more. After meeting Thomas Bexon through mutual friends, they decided to open 'Thomas Surfboards' in 2010-11, with an aim to produce quality, hand crafted surfboards. They started to work with 'Deus' in 2012, travelling to Bali to produce 'Deus Thomas' boards. In 2012-13 they began to work with 'UWL Workshop' to produce boards for the European market.
Thomas Bexon grew up in Blackbutt, Queensland, where he surfed on the Gold Coast before moving to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast when he was 13. He became interested in making boards when he realised that no one seemed to make the kinds of boards that he was after. Now living in Noosa, surfing one of the best logging waves in the world, Thomas has become a well known shaper, working in his factory under the name 'Thomas Surfboards'.
Ben Skinner, 'Skindog', has been surfing since the age of 3. His parents are the owners of 'Skinners Brewery' in Cornwall, an award winning Real Ale company. At the age of 11, the Skinner family moved from Jersey to Cornwall where Ben began competing in national events and winning his first titles. At 15 Ben began longboarding and competing in the British Longboarding Union events. By 17 he had won every junior and open competition in every major British event on a longboard. With 11 European titles and twice runner up in the World Championships, he's now hunting for a World title.
Renaud was born and raised in France. He's been surfing for more than 20 years, and has dedicated his professionnal life to shaping boards, creating UWL Surfboards. Renaud has built himself a solid reputation, becoming one of the best french shapers. Every year he invites some of the best shapers in the world, including the Campbell brothers, Jeff McCallum and many more to come over to the factory and shape a limited number of boards. www.uwl-surfboards.com. Credit photo: Elsa Girault.
Mitch is from Alex Heads, Australia, where he started surfing at the age of 5. At 23 years old, surfing is what he knows and does best, it has always been his passion. Mitch has always wanted to shape, so 3 years ago he stepped away from cartpentry and started to do what he has always wanted to. He now builds boards for a living and is opening a cafe called 'Glass Coffee House', with a surf gallery alongside Seabastion Robinson, Ellie Proctor and Byrdie blackburn.
Mike Lay is a surfer and writer, born in Cornwall in 1991. He began surfing in 2003, ridings logs and single fins. He graduated from university in 2013 and is now piecing together a life with surfing, writing and adventure at the forefront. He is still based in Cornwall, a constant source of inspiration for his work. Follow him on instagram @laymike or check out a publishing project he is working on with his friends Jack Whitefield and Josh Magin at www.glance.org.uk.
Tom started shaping surfboards in 1979, with his brother Jon taking up the planer a few years later. Working together, Tom and Jon have produced many surfboards, Jon is based in Encinitas, California, while Tom moved to Noosa, Australia in 1998. In 2001, Tom began shaping with paulownia and today his factory is a green factor, there are no toxic chemicals and almost no waste. Tom's manufacturing processes helped with the popularity of alaias in 2005 and he was named Shaper of the Year in 2009.
Filmed in beautiful locations across Australia, Cornwall, and France, Behind The Tide provides an insight into creative individuals who have forged a living through their passion for surfing.
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