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Torren Martyn - On The Light Side - needessentials
Torren Martyn has travelled to Indonesia each year of his adult life. He reconnects with friends he has made there and puts in plenty of time in the ocean. He has a deep love, connection and gratitude for this part of the world that has given him so much. When surfers arrange their lives in advance to be somewhere for waves it’s always a roll of the dice. This trip a group of close childhood friends from Torren’s home town had planned an Indo boat trip to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Fortunately the Indian Ocean delivered. Torren’s friend Nick Colbey is a talented character. He gets heavily barrelled in this clip and plays one of the backing tracks. Torren’s dedication to Indonesia shows as he mostly rides a 6’10” Simon Jones channel bottom twin fin very well in these challenging waves. With two more back-to-back swells pushing in soon after the boat docked, Torren veered into the domestic section of the airport to island hop into a few more perfect waves. Turn up the soundtrack, sit back and enjoy what’s being shown On The Light Side. Music Mick Turner - "Marlan I" Kikagaku Moyo - "Dripping Sun" Jake Harris - "Martyn's Place" Colbey - "Eyes On The Ceiling" Heitor Vallim - "Lost Beach" Footage Ishka Folkwell Alessio Saraifoger Ryandi Kevin Wau Harleyson Almeida For more films visit www.needessentials.com
Torren Martyn in Ocean Motion
It was the first major swell to hit Nias in the 2017 season, Torren Martyn's feet were itching to escape his backyard of Byron Bay and a flight was leaving in just a couple of days – what some would call the perfect storm of circumstance and the perfect impromptu adventure. Introducing Ocean Motion – Torren Martyn’s Nias treat. A film by Alessio Saraifoger.
The Most Stylish Surfer of 2019 is Torren Martyn | SURFER Awards 2019
On December 5, 2019, SURFER Magazine hosted the 49th Annual SURFER Awards on the North Shore of Oahu. While the SURFER Poll has had numerous iterations in its long history, the night is essentially a celebration of surfing as popular culture. It started as a tongue-in-cheek reader survey in 1963, when Californian Phil Edwards—fresh off being the first person to ever surf the Banzai Pipeline the prior winter—became the first SURFER Poll winner. The next year a women’s category was added, and in the early 1990s, surf filmmaking awards were added to the celebration. While the SURFER Awards show is an intimate invite-only affair, you can watch the full stream at: https://www.surfer.com/surfer-awards/
'A Sense Of Space' with Torren Martyn
Space (/speɪs/) noun 1. a continuous area or expanse which is free, available or unoccupied. Introducing ‘A Sense of Space’, the latest feature following the life of SurfStitch ambassador, Torren Martyn. Filmed and edited by close pal Ishka Folkwell, this mini documentary embodies his hometown day to day rituals perched somewhere in the Byron Bay shire. From the rural landscapes of northern New South Wales to then getting lost in the desert somewhere in North West WA, the fifteen minute flick encapsulates the meaning of exploration and the elements, whether it’s waves or otherwise, that come with it. The result is exactly that, a picture-perfect view of how adventurous life can be if we all take two, slow down and enjoy the little things and the simple moments. “You know where you just sort of stare up at the stars and you just feel insignificant in a way, and you realise how big and wild the world is around you? It’s a nice feeling to have, I’m looking forward to getting back to that.” Get a view into Torren’s persona and tune into ‘A Sense of Space’ above, then continue scrolling as we get an exclusive chat to talk more about the projects creation, the diversity of exploring Australia’s definitive and ever changing coastlines, the high and lows of the journey and much more. Where did the name ‘A Sense Of Space’ originate? West Australia itself is so remote and desolate in many ways, just plain simple living, I really enjoy my own space and that humbling feeling of being amongst all the elements. How long was this feature film in the works for? The film itself was shot over a couple of weeks, piecing it together and marrying it with an original soundtrack took a few more weeks. Tell us about the locations featured and why they were chosen for the flick. It’s incredible to see the diverse and different landscapes of both sides of Australia! The diversity from North to South and East to West is something that I always appreciate and am fascinated by in Australia alone. It’s incredible, the locations in the film are the east coast and the far north west, geographically they are about as far away as you could be from the other, lush and green on one side and barren and dry on the other. Quite a contrast indeed! You and Ishka have worked together on a number of projects and you seem to nail it every time, what makes it work so well? Ishka and I are best mates. We’re both on the same page on a lot of levels we travel well together, have similar aesthetic taste and enjoy making films together. Shooting around home you obviously have your usual comforts, though The West Oz section is something completely new and different. What was it like being out in the middle of nowhere and scoring day after day? To be honest we weren’t exactly scoring day after day at all, the conditions, wind weather and waves were all pretty unpredictable. We had some moments but it was nice spending time out there, off the grid, surfing, fishing and catching up with a good mate of ours that we hadn’t seen for a while. Tell us about some of the highs and lows of the journey? The trip and time over west was a high, sharing waves with new and old friends, camp fires, red wine and plenty of laughs. I gave my foot a bit of a brush against the reef and it got quite infected and got a little debilitating towards the of the trip but all in all it was nothing but a good time.
Torren Martyn - NORDURLAND - An arctic surfing adventure
Nordurland is a film about going surfing in the harsh, cold waters of the North Atlantic. It follows three friends from the subtropical northern rivers of NSW Australia, surfers Torren Martyn and Laurie Towner, as well as needessentials founder and designer Ryan Scanlon. They travel to isolated, snow covered coastlines in search of remote waves and Filmmaker Ishka Folkwell, beautifully captures these vast and stunning landscapes on screen. With an original soundtrack composed for the film by Headland, glaciers, mountains and powerful icy surf all come to life in this adventure to the far north. Torren Martyn's narration throughout the film offers a personal reflection on the trip and a real glimpse into the challenges and rewards of traveling to frozen, distant lands in search of surf.
Torren Martyn - TESORO ENTERRADO - needessentials
Torren Martyn describes how this surf film came about. "The little mission down south to warm water came around as a bit of a surprise to me too, I’d originally planned to just spend a week or two with my girlfriend Aiyana in California and pictured surfing knee to waist high Malibu at best. One idea led to another as most good times do and before we really knew it Aiyana and I were rolling south of where we were currently camped out driving in awe through these beautiful snow capped mountains in the Eastern Sierras on a pretty straight mission south to a serious contrast of scenes, we were pretty excited! A good mate Perry Gershkow was able to juggle a few commitments around up in his neck of the woods of SF and before we really had too much time to think we kind of just woke up the next day deep in central America, it was a classic little scenario. I was travelling with two surf boards, a 7’2 and a 6’10. It’s so rare that I break a board, maybe one or two a year? anyhow I managed to break them both in the first couple of days.I guess I was rattled and disheartened when the first broke and then when the second went, I was kind of just baffled like haha really? luckily the local guys there have probably stitched together more boards than anyone anywhere else in the world so it was a pretty efficient little turn around, I was so grateful for that. Thankfully my mate Luke lent me his little 5’7 and a 4’11 for a little wiggle in between. The waves we had down there were absolutely incredible, sort of mind boggling at times. It’s humbling the energy in the ocean and the way the sand and currents dictated where and what waves we surfed. They were there one day and gone the next. I think that was the beauty of it too, we didn’t really have any expectations or too much of a plan, things just fell in to place and I wouldn’t change a thing. For me it was one of those spontaneous experiences made up of the combination of good people, the land, weather and a little luck on our side that are a friendly little reminder of just how lucky we all are to have this to share. Surfer: Torren Martyn Film Maker: Perry Gershkow Surf Boards: Simon Jones: Morning of the earth Produced by: needessentials Music: Gibson Kente - Saduva Thrupence - How to be invisible Midlife - How long does it take Sandy's Band - I and I To view more films visit www.needeseentials.com Film Maker: Perry Gershkow Surf Boards: Simon Jones: Morning of the earth Produced by: needessentials Music: Gibson Kente - Saduva Thrupence - How to be invisible Mildlife - How long does it take Sandy's Band - I and I
Torren Martyn - Northern Reaches - needessentials
Mid winter in the Arctic is not a place you'd think of when dreaming up that idyllic surf adventure. With air temperatures well below -10C degrees, an ocean on the verge of freezing and a wind chill that can kill you in minutes if you're unprepared. The Arctic is far from most peoples surfing nirvana. However for the past couple of years Torren Martyn has found himself chasing waves in what is considered some of the harshest surfing conditions on the planet. For more films visit www.needessentials.com
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