Watch: Torren Martyn // On The Light Side
Longtime readers of Swellnet will know that, of all the fin configurations, twins are my least favourite. And that's being polite.
Yet I'll admit to whispers of curiosity whenever I watch Torren Martyn surf. There's an underwater shot here in 'On The Light Side' that clearly displays Torren's two glass ons cutting through crystal blue Indonesian water. Once upon a time that shot would've filled me with disgust. Ambivalence not being in my DNA.
And now? Call it cautious fascination.
I'm fascinated that he can get that sucker to hold through vertical sections, especially when he's shuffled three-quarters of the way to the nose unweighting the rear, fascinated that he can get the projection he does out of turns, fascinated by the commitment to an arcane design by both shaper and surfer.
Kudos Simon Jones. Kudos Torren Martyn.
'On The Light Side' is another clip by needessentials that elevates the slap dash of surf cinema. Again they slow things down, not striving for attention via sound and fury, but instead rewarding the viewer who invests in their tone and tempo.
It's filmed throughout Indo, with backing tracks by needessentials favourites, including Mick Turner and Kikagaku Moyo, with the last track 'Eyes On The Ceiling' by Colbey who also appears surfing to his own music - see him in the orange shirt and white board.
Full credits below.
Produced by needessentials
Mick Turner - Marlan I
Kikagaku Moyo - Dripping Sun
Jake Harris - Martyn's Place
Colbey - Eyes On The Ceiling
Heitor Vallim - Lost Beach