I totally respect “Kurungabaa” for its focus on unspoken and neglected topics of sea and waves. I’m disappointed to see a “Surfer” mag surf video, no matter how beautiful the tubes and how stoked Mr. Acero and the other men (no female surfers). I sincerely hope they paid you for the placement with a huge honorarium (and I do mean “honorarium,” that is, without any ties), because “Kurungabaa” needs to run a journal and a website (and I need to remind myself again to subscribe). And I hope you can continue your excellent coverage of topics totally foreign to “Surfer” and other mags of their ilk. Because you’re better than they are.
hey Bryan, thanks for the note. There is a very wide berth around ideas and more from the ocean in this scurvy gang. Without saying nothing is out of bounds, I guess nothing really is – so long as it pleases someone here on the small (and open) collective of enthusiasts who seem to keep this enterprise growing and going. To be fair we don’t usually discuss the blog posts, moreso the submitted material for the mag.
It seems unusual, true, to see the branded stuff popup. This clip had some great images and stoke and places, tho’ to tell the truth, even so I turned it off after about 5 minutes so I missed the sponsors tagline. And no honorariums, we still scratch to bring it together, all volunteer labour, just because there seems to be something worth being part of, worth doing. And it seems to be good company.
I guess (speaking just for me) there is some history of debate here about what makes for ‘right response’ to the surfo-industrial corporate complex (fight them on the beaches v take their dosh and subvert v rollover v other…) . Again, I am immunized by way of a quietist disinterest in the commercial and competitive branding of surf and ocean product for the tribal everymarkets.
So while I couldn’t promise that you might not occasionally see something that clangs for you, I am glad that you usually find the coverage and range pleasing. You must be the ideal reader and we your perfect servants. In the meanwhile, subscribe to catch the new edition of the mag, it is just out, am sure you will find some reading, viewing pleasures swimming abundantly…
Hello Bryan, I would like to thank you for your post as well. I am the one that found the aforementioned video and decided to post it to our site. The reason being, in particular, that I find Kepa Acero’s zest for life absolutely refreshing and authentic in a world of “too-cool-for-school” approaches to surf. Kurungabaa absolutely represents the alternative to a world of overly corporate culture; nevertheless, certain positives still result from this field and that is why I decided to showcase this video. As Simon pointed out, our collective is diverse and wavering in our interests and amusements. We may not get it right all of the time, but that is the point. We both fall and triumph. All the best from Kurungabaa!
What sharky said …. in spades
in stumbling, you perfect the world
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