April 06, 2018
Nausicaa is a new surf movie directed and filmed by the magnificent crew of Italian visual artists- Onde Nostre.
Fellow California surf cast:
(Notably the best crew to start and end a trip with.)
Once meeting up with these two, in the ocean of insanity also known as LAX, we paid our Satan's offering to Turkish Airlines of an accumulated $666 in board fees. Feeling lighter in the pocket, we began the long 21 hours of travel that lead us to finally touch down in the snow covered winter wonderland known as Milano; here we were met by the Italian crew:
Luca Merli - Director/Filmaker
Filippo Maffei - Photographer
Betta Dal Bello - Stylist
Alessandro Ponzanelli - Surfer / Bing Team Rider
After a warm welcome, we quickly proceeded to venture onward by ferry for an additional 12 hrs, to our final destination...
|Most of our time was spent on the notorious island of Sardinia. Well known for its history and rich culture, this Italian Eden was a beautiful neverland of rolling hills and vast green fields, where one often notices roaming flocks of sheep and horses.
Despite the cold at this time of year, one could not help but look to the coastline, and take in the beauty of such a picturesque paradise.
|As the trip went on, we continued to add to our crew. Last but not least:
Natalia Resmini- Illustrator/Artist
Seba Concas- Sailor/Surfer and Native Sardinian
Moana - The Red Sailboat (and our home for the remainder of the trip).
|Each day was a constant and continual search for waves. Spending many hours driving around the beautiful bends of the coast or sailing to outer small islands. Along the way learning so much about Sardinian culture and traditions.
Never had Italy ever crossed my mind as a surf destination, however, I quickly found that the most unsuspecting places can be the most adventurously rewarding. - Mele Saili
|Nausicaa is in the making. A festival cut will be presented at @ssffmilano in May 2018 together with a selection of photos by @filippomaffei starring @mele_saili @ponza_nelly @andynieblas @lex.weinstein @margause @shredsista @maona_sailingboat @nataliaresmini @matteofabbri_|
September 08, 2022
August 25, 2022
It was the allure of the California Coast in summer that reunited us. The days that stretched on well into the evening, a warmed Pacific Ocean where spring suits felt like enough and shimmering blue-green waves that tumbled onto shore so consistently they felt almost mechanical. Such lucid memories were enough for the three of us, who lived across the country, to reunite in San Diego and prepare for seven days of surfing twice a day up the coast with a couple of Bing Surfboards in tow. The board models we brought were the 9’6” Levitator, the 9’4” Continental and the 9’2” Pocket Knife.
July 21, 2022
At just 22 years old and hailing from a place not known for its surf quality, new Bing ambassador Trip Chandler has put together quite an impressive visual resume riding longboards. In between finishing up college courses you can either find this kid holding a single fin log or a fishing pole, but never without a big grin on his face.
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