Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hurley Provides Support for New Surf Film, The Cradle of Storms

In early March 2014, Hurley and Volcom helped host the premier of a gnarly new surf film, The Cradle of Storms. Did you catch the show? If not, you’re going to want to grab your surfing buddies and make plans to do so in the weeks ahead. Here’s why:

For starters, the feature film was produced by two great surfers with an eye for art, Ben Weiland and Chris Burkard. It also stars professional surfers and world travelers, Josh Mulcoy, Alex Gray and Peter Devries. In the film, the men head to the famed Aleutian Islands and tackle some of the greatest, chill-inducing waves imaginable.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the Aleutians, they are located in one of the most extreme parts of the world, the Alaskan Bush. They also run into Russia’s Commander Islands. So perhaps that will give you a good idea of what kind of conditions the men were surfing in throughout the film. If that doesn't do it, seeing them run along frigid shorelines in wet suits and ride ATVs past snow-capped mountains should. You can presently catch the film’s trailer on YouTube.

Of course Devries, Mulcoy and Gray aren't the only surfers to have ever helped showcase the Alaskan Marine Highway’s finest surf. The area has been highlighted before by surfer and surfboard shaper, Dave Parmenter. He wrote about it 1993 for two publications, the Best American Sports Writing Collection and Surfer magazine. Perhaps you may remember reading the piece. It was titled, The Land Duke Forgot. Today, you can catch a reprint in Editor Matt Warshaw’s book, Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing 1777 – 2004. You may want to read it before watching the Hurley and Volcom supported film to get yet another surfer’s perspective on the area.

And if the film and the book inspire you to head off and tackle Alaska’s waves yourself, don’t forget to contact us. At, we have all of the Hurley apparel and surf gear needed to enjoy a surfing safari, regardless of one’s destination.

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