Headland Flowers from this Painted World

Always a pleasure working with friends and even more so to see their dreams come to fruition. The infamous Headland band, have released their new album, “Flowers from this Painted World” for which filmmaker Stephen L. Jones has created a visual album. Joel Fitzgerald collaborated on this project with Stephen as a featured surfer in his poetic film which is now available for pre-order via direct download. Check out the link below and fall in love with the Headland tracks & film like we did.

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Joel Fitz Music Video

Elstow new Music Video featuring Joel Fitzgerald and Chrystal Dawn

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If your following our social media links you may have seen the teaser video we posted for Elstow’s hot new single
Who?
Elstow according to Elstow are a five-piece band from Sydney’s Inner West, founded on songwriters Jared Shaw and Chel Browne’s obsession with the melodic pop and psychedelic sounds of the sixties and seventies, as well as the alternative neo-psychedelia of the nineties.
What’s the great news?
This talented band have just released a new single for the upcoming album, on which Joel Fitz and Chrystal Dawn collaborated with, basically Jared did the work we just supplied some video footage which he artfully used to create what we think is an epic music video and even more amazing track.
Joel Fitz Music Video
Chrystal caught up with Jared Shaw- Elstow’s co-founder and here is what he had to say…
How long have Elstow have been together as a band?
Jared:
We’ve been together since 2012. We formed as a duo to play Peats Ridge Festival, and expanded over the following year to five members before releasing our debut EP As the Sun Falls.
And How did you get your name Elstow?

Jared: It’s actually the name of the house we lived in in Sydney. It was an old Victorian home from the late 1800s turned into apartments.. I’m guessing whoever came over and settled there was from Elstow, in England.
It was where the band was born and we just liked the name 🙂

Can you please tell us a bit about your new Album that you have been working on?
Jared:
After our EP and single Evil Dreams, we took a break to make a full length album together. I wrote all the songs and reworked some old demos and we got together and jammed them out and then started recording them. There’s a lot of 70s sounds in there and I found inspiration in John Wyndam’s science fiction writings as far as thematic and lyrical content. And so Planets Away has ended up a quasi-concept album. Its all tied together by cosmic imagery, but underneath it all there’s some very personal stuff, just hiding beneath the surface.
And this particular Track ‘For So Long’ how did that come about?
Jared:
For So Long developed slowly. I had an earlier demo that sounded quite different and it was cool but it was just missing something. Toby (my brother and our lead guitarist) rewrote the bass line, and I changed the structure, and the it just transformed into what it is now. It was only going to be a 4 minute track but the outro sounded so cool I just didn’t want it to stop, so we embraced that and let it become its own fully fledged section. The song touches on the idea of immortality, but I don’t like explaining the lyrics too much – I think its cool that people can find their own meaning in it.
We love your music, it has a very ethereal quality to it and we think surfy vibe, curious are you a surfer?
Jared:
Yes, my parents owned a beach house down near Bells Beach so I learned on our summer holidays way back when
What is your favorite type of board?
Jared:
I ride a semi-fish mostly, but my favourite board at the moment is a very fast and loose little twin fish I got off someone down the coast recently. Its super fun – its only 4 foot 9!
Favorite phrase or life motto?
Jared: Let the water do the work.

 To find out more about Jared and Elstow check out these links, and watch the music video below, Joel rides the Space Hawk and Chrystal the Bombora.

Music: by Elstow
Album: Planets Away (due to be released 1st Dec)
Track name: For So Long
Video: Chrystal Dawn and Joel Fitzgerald
Edit: Jared Shaw

*top photo of Elstow, interview by Chrystal Dawn for JFS

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Joel Fitzgerald on Midnight Lightning

Son of the Sultan interview in DZG Magazine

Five years on and DZG mag from the Land of the Long White Cloud, is alive and well! Massive congratulations to Damaged Goods Magazine (DZG) heralding from New Zealand, for this monumental achievement, we are very happy that print is not dead!

As part of the 5 year anniversary the guys at DZG have put together a issue commemorating the road. Included in this issue are excerpts from an interview with Joel Fitzgerald represent issue 10. Full interview with JF about growing up in North Narrabeen, what it was like traveling with his brother Kye, and father Terry Fitzgerald, why he stared shaping and what he thinks of the future of surfing are all included.

Joel says  it is an honor to be featured and sends a big thank you Skip and Jerry founders of the magazine. Special thank you to Murry Fraser from Sprout Daily and Wilderness Caravan’s whom were responsible for the NZ trip featured in the mag.

Head over to DZG to see the latest issue, or pick up a copy of Issue 20 at your local News agent here in Australia.

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Chrystal Dawn

*All photos by Jereme Aubertin (DZG)

 

 

 

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Chrystal Dawn in NALU Magazine

Our own lady of the lens and team rider Chrystal Dawn is featured in the latest volume of Nalu Magazine.  Nalu is well established and reputable Japanese longboarding magazine. Dawn is featured in vol. 104 with her JFS quiver accompanying an interview by Hiromi Shibasaki, about Chrystal’s passion driven life.

Photos of Chrystal surfing are by Joel Fitzgerald, and JFS is excited to share this news and congratulate Chrystal on not only being featured as a surfer, but also as a photographer with 21 of her photos printed in the magazine in articles including a feature about the Byron Bay Surf Festival 2017.

Check out Nalu online and comment for questions on Dawn’s quiver, or head over to her website for more on women’s surfing, yoga and natural health.

 

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Joel and Ozzy at the Byron Bay Surf Festival

Fresh back from Hawaii and straight into the 2017 Byron Bay Surf Festival. The festival runs from Feb.24th-26th, with surf, art, music, workshops, talks, live events, yoga classes, yummy food and more. You can find Joel at the Surf Art Market on Saturday Feb.25th along Main Beach from 9am-4pm. Look for the Tipis and shaper stalls.

Joel will be there with the new Space Hawk, as well as some of the boards he and artist/professional surfer Ozzie Wright have be collaborating on. At our shapers stall you can also check out the sustainable timber surfboards JF has been working on with the Wood Surf co. Come down to see what all the fuss is about, go for a surf, do some yoga, stop by meet this rad surfer/shaper, and pick up a new Joel Fitzgerald Surfboards singlet. Limited supply of singlets at the market, more on the website soon. See you there!

 

*photos from top to bottom, 1.Ozzy Wrong boards  3. JF shape, Ozzy and Otis Carey art colab 4. JF singlet

 

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Ride the Rainbow with Ozzie Wright

Ride the Rainbow

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The true romance that underlines our creative expression between surfing and art would be lost without the courage to follow your heart and Ride the rainbow !

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Ozzie has been lighting up the world with his own unique style of art from a very young age. His works range from the Anti Bad Vibes slogans to death punk rock goth eagles snakes and fun drawings from all dimensions. His art has covered album covers posters books skate boards surf boards and hats shirts and all sorts of paraphernalia. There is no box for this creative soul his passion flows through every brush stroke or wave of his hand to brighten up the blank canvas we call life !

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The house of simple pleasures, Ozzie with his new board ready to ride !

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Myley Grace Fitzgerald and Ozzie are both parents of there two beautiful children. Rocky 8 and Goldie 2 1/2. When you get a break there is nothing like sitting down and crafting together..

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Creative ideas come like a soft breeze for Ozzie. He never struggles to have fun and open the channels of creative freedom. His vision was something we shared from the first time he mentioned we should make some boards.  The concept was to develop our own collection of boards that would be like nothing else out there ! This was true to the Hot Buttered Surfboard Range by Terry Fitz and Martin Worthington. Ozzie sent me a photo of a image he really liked of two guys sitting with these amazing twin fins and a singe fin. He said we are going to do this ! If there was anyone that could take on such a challenge I am sure Ozzie and Myself would be the ones to give it a go ! The collection that Terry and Martin put together could never be replicated but what we found through this undertaking is that we have our own unique style of art and surfing. The best thing is we get to surf these beautiful boards and and have fun doing something we love.

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Ozzies creative flair and vision materialized through this psychedelic creation of pumping Lennox point with eagle serpent and rainbow in the cosmic sky.

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Two Birds one stone and serpent in space ! Wow

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Double wing swallow with twin fin and stabilizer

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Riding the rainbow of art and surf culture by creative spirit Ozzie Wright.

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Photographing boards is always fun.

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Nothing beats creating your own boards and getting to surf them  ! Ozzie Pads up with Gorilla Surf signature grip.

To order a SPACE HAWK  or see more click here.

Europe Shaping Tour 2016

Shaping

We are excited to announce that Joel will be shaping in Europe this year with the reputable international team at UWL Workshop France, in late August.

Joel is really excited to get back to Europe and will be  releasing his official dates soon. We are now currently taking orders for Europe, to place your custom order please visit the official JFS and UWL website for France.

Get in early to ensure your order is in the cue! Yew 🙂

*photo above taken by Chris Prestidge

Surfing World Camp

Five days left till the Surfing World Camp at Treachery in Seal Rocks on our own Mid North Coast.  If you don’t already know about it, this awesome event will feature live music from The Babe Rainbow and Mylee and the Milkshakes, hangs with your favorite surfboard shapers, including Joel Fitzgerald, sessions experimenting with boards, yoga and meditation workshops, surf coaching, live art, Surfing World crew, a few pros, and heaps of good folk sharing the surfing stoke.

The camp goes down on April 24th– 26th, 2015 and tickets are available now.

We hope you come and be a part of this adventure Joel and Chrystal Fitzgerald will be there with boards for you to try, smiles, and good campfire vibes!

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*Photo of Joel Fitz with his hand shaped and glassed quiver in Hawaii, taken by Chrystal Fitzgerald.