La Danse Macabre – Craig Anderson

By: Desillusion Magazine

Australian surfer and South African native Craig Anderson is possibly one of the best things to happen to surfing in recent years, bringing an incomparable style and aesthetic everytime he sets foot in the ocean. Desillusion Magazine editor in chief, Sebastien Zanella, spent a night following Craig, insomnia setting in, wandering on the east coast of New South Wales, Australia.
“La Danse Macabre” is a short experimental film between nightmares and reality, fiction and dreams.

Suported by Huf

This short film is based on the article “I don’t do interviews” published in 49 Desillusion Magazine, Volume 1
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‘Swallow’s Tail’
by Hrsta
from the album Stem Stem In Electro

Ride It All Out

By: Deus ex Machina

When Lewie Dunn mentioned that he wanted to head to Indonesia and spend the dry season chasing surf, Temple shaper Jye Byrnes flooded him with questions… “What kind of waves will you be surfing? What style of boards do you want to be riding? Have you told your girlfriend yet?”

Lewie had a whole list written before he’d even registered the girlfriend question.

In the mix of boards that came as a result of their rendezvous were – a 5’0 split-keel fish – a 5’7 diamond tail quad – a 6’1, 5-fin bonzer – a 6’3 channel bottom single fin – and a 9’3 single fin log. He must have a large board bag.

Anyway, Lewie had been surfing all over the archipelago selecting the right boards for the right conditions, when he thought, why don’t I try ride them all in one day? And so he did! This fun little clip details his day spent paddling out and surfing in. His day spent changing boards and screwing and unscrewing fins.

Lewie’s surf turned into a kind of marathon (it being much harder physically than he had expected) but damn, doesn’t it look like fun?

Under 9 Foot & Single 2015

By: Deus ex Machina

Busting down the door for our 2nd Under 9’ & Single! In this division at the 9‘ Festival surfers were able to ride anything under 9’ with a single fin. Unsuprisingly the majority of the contestants opted for 70’s style shortboards.

Thrown together in two piles of ten for a half hour each, it was more of an expression session than a contest but waves were judged and finalists were made. In the last 30 minutes of the 5th Annual Deus 9’ & Single Festival, 8 single fin shortboarders traded off perfect waves. Each surfer rode a wave on one set alone… 8 waves for 8 surfers in one set! We couldn’t have asked for more.

Off The Well Worn Path – Asher Pacey

By: Desillusion Magazine

Asher Pacey is one humble dude both in and out the water. Growing up without electricity and learning to survive off the land probably helped in that respect. It’s clear Asher values the small things in life that most people take for granted. Filmmaker Matt Kleiner brings us a unique insight into the mind of one of the stylish and respectful surfers out there today.

Directed by Matt Kleiner

Supported by Rhythm

This short film is based on the article “Off The Well Worn Path”, published in Desillusion Magazine 49, Volume 1.
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‘La Guerre Des Sept Ans’
by Benoit Pioulard

‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’
by Terry Reid

‘Missiles Reprise’
by The War On Drugs

‘No Werewolf’
by Allah-Las

‘Slow Talkers’
by Kurt Vile


By: Matt Kleiner

A web series comprised of the extras from WAY OF THE OCEAN: Australia
Download the feature film WAY OF THE OCEAN on i-tunes

BESIDES EP7 with Asher Pacey
Music : William Ryan Fritch “Perpetual motion”
& Untitled
Cinematography: Matt Kleiner & Lachlan McKinnon
Edit and Color: Matt Kleiner

Art & Surf culture