Lines From a Poem

A week’s worth of storms have passed and just as the 72 hour post-rain window is about to open a new storm looms on the horizon.  What’s a surfer to do to stave off the cabin-fever, the wave-shakes?  Watch movies.  Along with watching Picaresque twice, I watched a new one called Lines From A PoemLines From a Poem is from Nathan Oldfield who also brought us Seaworthy, which I dug.

Lines From a Poem is a meditation in longboarding.  It’s a great film to put on and get lost in.  (Also a great film to have on in the background.)  While the surfing is often methodical, patient and graceful, there is so much going on in the film and editing that this movie will continue to reveal itself upon further viewings.  Lots of ocean and nature shots, lots of mulit-frame sequences, sweet vintage footage and enough perfect East Australian swell to inspire you to call Shatner and buy your ticket to Oz directly.

If you liked Seaworthy, I suspect you’ll enjoy Lines From a Poem.  And if you are a devoted longboard you can’t not like it.



  1. Glenn on 26 January 2010 at 9:07 am

    I LOVE this film. Thanks for the great review!

  2. AA on 27 January 2010 at 11:03 am

    Can’t wait to check it out. I have also watched Picaresque twice over this rain induced break

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