“When we say we are Hawaiian in the Hawaiian language we say, ‘he Hawaii au,’ which translates to ‘I am Hawaii.’ We don’t separate the person from the place, which is something that I’m very proud of. Without Hawaii, I don’t exist and without me, neither does Hawaii.” Learn about Hawaiian surfer Cliff Kopono’s journey to protect his cultural heritage, as well as the ocean that surrounds his home near Hilo, Hawaii.
For the wizard and halfling in you…
Galadriel: Mthrandir (Gandalf)… Why the halfling?
Gandalf: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.
Galadriel: Do not be afraid, Mthrandir. You are not alone. If you should ever need my help… I will come.
We jumped out a window
Hairy baby, hairy baby!
SK8 or die!
“There is an intrinsic value to creating something for the sake of creating it. There is this beauty to dropping it into a community of your own making and seeing it dispersed and seeing younger, more talented; different talent, taking it to levels you cannot even imagine, because that lives on.”
Rodney, you are a legend!
Into Bliss is a short inception into the mind of Jordan Rodin and an ode to the notion of free friction surfing.
Far away from the competitive and commercial nature of surfing, and heavily inspired by Finless surfer Derek Hynd, Jordan embraces a free roaming approach, rekindling the emotions of why he fell in love with surfing in the first place. For the fun of it. No rules. No constraints. Into Bliss is an insight to the joys of free friction surfing and the sensations embraced by Jordan Rodin for his love of the ocean.
A Short film by Pierre David & Douglas Guillot, featuring Jordan Rodin.