Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Making Statements - John John Florence,0,0,1/
While there's no doubt that the majority of the surf world will have their eyes focused on Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater as they enter the last event of the year in a battle for the 2013 ASP Championship, you can't help but also glance sideways to see what one of the world's most dynamic surfers will do in his backyard of Hawaii this winter. gives a sneak peek of what John John Florence is capable of in head high to mountain high surf. Needless to say, it's pretty awe inspiring.

Check it out here:

Photos by: Jason Childs, Stu Gibson, Zak Noyle, Brian Bielmann, Brent Bielmann and Russ Hennings.,0,0,1/

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Surfline's World Champ Roundtable

After watching last year's Big Wave Roundtable on Surfline, we're pretty pumped to check out their upcoming World Champ Roundtable with Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and CJ Hobgood in memory of Andy Irons. It premiere's on Surfline TV Friday, October 25th and on on Monday, October 28th. Check it out. You won't want to miss it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DJ and Damo

When he's not freediving and spearfishing giant fish, you can find DJ Struntz linking up with surfing's top pros. DJ and Damien Hobgood have been friends and travel partners for years, so it's quite appropriate that they landed the latest cover of Surfing Magazine's world travel issue. Well done boys!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Carissa Moore :: 2013 World Champ

A-Frame would like to congratulate Carissa Moore on her 2013 World Title. This is Carissa's second world title. She captured her first crown in 2011 at the age of 19. At only 21 years of age, we expect to see Carissa adding to her legacy in the future!

Read a full recap of her 2013 title run here:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Childs Nails Latest Surfer Cover

Ace photographer Jason Childs captured the November 2013 cover of Surfer Magazine with this shot of John John Florence in a green cavern in Indonesia. Jason has been based out of Bali for over 15 years and his knowledge of the surf in the area allows him to get the best surfers in the best spots.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Red Bull Illume 2013 Winners

Team A-Frame cleaned up at the RedBull Illume last night!

So proud of our photographers!

Morgan Maassen - First Place Lifestyle by Leica category and Athletes' Choice winner
Scott Serfas - First Place Illumination category 
Zak Noyle -  First Place Sequence category
Chris Burkard - First Place Spirit category

Read more about the competition and winners at:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trash Slick Surfing in Indonesia

Zak Noyle's image of Dede Suryana has sent a shockwave around the globe. He knew it was going to be a powerful image when he captured it, but the response has been something Noyle never imagined. The surf world was quick to jump on it as it made its way onto several covers internationally and of course its appearance in Surfer Magazine (Zak's employer) who broke the story upon his return from that eye opening trip to Java. 

Zak is quick to point out that this "isn't just an Indonesian problem. It's all of us and wherever you are in the world you need to help spread awareness about the importance of keeping our oceans free of debris.

Noyle hopes "that this image will help inspire people to take responsibility for their local areas and stop the increasing amount of garbage that makes its way into the oceans we all love and respect."

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Uragano (Hurricane) Kelly

Felicitazione to Kelly Slater and photographer Todd Glaser for scoring the latest cover of Men's Health in Italy. From what we can gather (through an online translation tool) from the cover blurb, Men's Health is looking into the secret of Slater's perfect physique. We're guessing it's not extra helpings of pasta and pizza.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hawaii News Now TV Interview with Zak Noyle

The TV coverage continues for our team of photographers. This time Zak Noyle gets some face time on the tube rather than in the tube as he gets interviewed on HawaiiNewsNow.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Branden Aroyan's $50,000 Wipeout!

The 15 minutes of fame isn't over for A-Frame's talented photographers on the TV screen. This time Santa Barbara's Branden Aroyan shows off his talent on the hit show, Wipeout. Aroyan handled the course with relative ease as he went on to capture the grand prize of $50,000! Yeah B.A.!

Check out the entire episode here.

In addition to being a champion on Wipeout, Branden is a talented photographer and cinematographer. Check out the video below to see a part of Branden and Kelly Slater's world in the Santa Barbara area.

Home Is Where The Surf Is from Branden Aroyan on Vimeo.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Today Show Hangs 10


We are truly honored to have video footage shot by Marc Beaty featured on the Today show this morning. Click here to see clips of Fred Patacchia, Carissa Moore and the Banzai Pipeline that were broadcast to the Today's shows millions of viewers.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Return to Film - Todd Glaser

Check out this cool little piece ESPN did on Todd Glaser and his film work. Remember those days when there was some grain in photos and every shot counted?

Monday, April 29, 2013

2nd Annual Sion Milosky Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge

Nathan Florence and Tony Heff displaying their winning image
Congratulations are in order as Nathan Florence and Tony Heff were the winning combo in the 2nd Annual Sion Milosky Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge. Nathan elevator dropped into a thick and mean Pipe shack, grabbed rail and muscled his way into a pit that Sion would have been proud of. A-Frame photographer, Tony Heff was swimming in the challenging conditions and nailed the winning shot along with the ensuing barrel. Check out the entire sequence here.

For a full re-cap of this event, please go here:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Art's Journey - Kona Gallery on April 20th

What could be better than snacking on Pizza Port, while sipping on a Peligroso magarita or ice cold Primo for free??? How about doing that while checking out master photographer, Art Brewer's collection of surf imagery from the last 40 years? Join us on April 20th at 6 pm at The Kona Gallery in San Clemente to celebrate Art's iconic shots on display under one roof.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MR and Quiksilver

We're very stoked that Quiksilver is using Dan Merkel's classic shot of Mark Richards aka MR aka The Wounded Gull in it's latest advertising campaign. There's no mistaking MR's style and Merkel captured this straight legged bottom turn at Off the Wall on the North Shore of Oahu in the heyday of the Bustin' Down the Door era.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flynn is Swell

Flynn Novak has been a fixture on the North Shore for years now. You usually see him parked in a massive Pipe pit or perfecting his Flynnstone Flip at Rocky Point. Recently, A-Frame photographer, Brent Bielmann scored the cover of the Swell catalog with Flynn putting it on rail. By shooting from a unique perspective, Brent managed to differentiate his photos from the rest of the pack shooting on the beach. Well done Brent!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Zak Noyle Atop a White Horse

We're stoked that A-Frame photographer Zak Noyle had his shot of Kalani Chapman standing tall in a rainbow-backed Tahitian shack chosen to grace the cover of the 4th issue of White Horses. If you haven't checked out White Horses, you need to. More megazine than magazine, this beauty deserves space on your coffee table rather than your bathroom.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Joli Wins Again - 2013 Australian Surfing Awards

2013 Nikon Photo of the Year 

Congratulations are in order for Peter "Joli" Wilson as he captured the Nikon Photo of the Year for the second time in 4 years with this stunning image from the massive swell that hit Cloudbreak, Fiji in June of 2012. Well done Peter!

Peter with his trophy and new Nikon D4!

Click here to read more about the 2013 Australia Surfing Awards.

 2009 Photo of the Year

Click here to read more about Peter's win in 2009

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Steve Pezman in the LA Times

Ahhh...the Sunday newspaper. I can't think of many things more enjoyable than relaxing on a Sunday catching up on the news. It was great to see a legend such as Steve Pezman profiled in the Business section of the Los Angeles Times this last week. In the article Pez chats about creating the Surfer's Journal with his wife Debee and evolution of the publication over the years.

Actually one thing more enjoyable then that Sunday newspaper is when the newest Surfer's Journal arrives in the mail!

Read the entire article here

Thursday, January 3, 2013

ESPN's 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

ESPN recently named their 50 most influential people in action sports and while we were happy to see some of surfing's usual suspects on the list like Shane Dorian (No. 45), John John Florence (No. 16), Dane Reynolds (No. 14), Stephanie Gilmore (No. 13) and Kelly Slater (No. 1), we were really stoked to see one of A-Frame's original contributors and good friend, David Reddick (No. 42) make the list. Dave's not only a legendary photographer and photo editor for Bike and Powder Magazines, he's one of nicest humans you'll ever meet. Great to see that ESPN recognized Dave's contributions to the action sports world!

David Reddick has been the photo editor at Powder and Bike magazines since 1992 and he's launched many photographers' careers. "No one has had more of an influence on the evolution of ski photography than Reddick," says photographer Grant Gunderson.