Rob & Russ


Two stylish goofyfoots decades apart exploring the Bonzer highline.

Top-Rob Machado Chile 2005 Bonzer5

Bottom-Russ Short Mainland Mexico 1976 Bonzer3

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27 Comments
  • dusty bottoms
    May 17, 2006

    russ short proves that you DO need to wax nose to tail, rail to rail.

    I stand corrected, sorry bonzerboys.

  • rob
    May 17, 2006

    Anyone know what video the frame of Rob is from? (if it is a still frame)

  • warm jet
    May 17, 2006

    The footage was shot by Cyris Sutton,
    for a project of his, which has hit some barriers.

  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2006

    It must be a clip from lefts.What sangs did they hit

  • rob
    May 17, 2006

    Thanks warm. Is ‘lefts’ the name of the project?

  • warm jet
    May 17, 2006

    Yes sir, ‘Lefts’ is the working title for Cyris, yet I believe some politics
    have entered the land of soul.
    Not sure what it’s all about but there’s some amazing stuff he shot in
    New Zealand as well.
    Great camera work.
    Bonzer stuff is pretty good.
    The most I saw was fishy fish fish.
    really good speed/cam exposure goodies.
    Let’s hope it happens.
    Cyris is a good kid and deserves the chance to show his work.

  • rob
    May 17, 2006

    Not sure if this relates to Cyrus’s project, prolly doesn’t but I talked to some local filmers about thier project recently. When I asked who they were going to feature, they told me it’s getting tougher to get good surfers to film because alot of top names are requiring a percentage from the film or $$$ upfront. Makes sense with and films being made.

    Hope he finishes it up and makes one called ‘rights’. 😀

  • rob
    May 17, 2006

    sorry, that should be ‘so many films being made.’

  • warm jet
    May 17, 2006

    I’d really like to see a film done like ‘Sea Of Joy” today.
    No talk, just a great soundtrack made for the flick.
    I love ‘Surf Movie’. Many find it boring but I think it’s one of, if not, thee best surf ‘MOVIES’of today.
    That movie is a classic.

  • warm jet
    May 17, 2006

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  • J.P.
    May 18, 2006

    I talked to Cyrus at the Fish Fry and the Machado film is in limbo but some of the Chile/Bonzer footage may play on Fuel tv. I am trying to get a clip to post on surfy surfy. I’ve seen a couple of waves from the footage and if you thought Rob was smooth on a tri fin you will freak out on how smooth he is on the Bonzer. It’s almost scary.
    The Russ Short footage is also insane, he looks like Joel Tudor (or is it the other way around?)

    Stay tuned.

  • Hankey Rider
    May 18, 2006

    I’m making a movie called “straights”.

  • rob
    May 18, 2006

    Get the footy JP. He looks so relax on that highline, its rediculous.

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2006

    fuel tv? oh no!! Jp, you gotta get a clip at least for us here….

  • J.P.
    May 18, 2006

    I’ve never seen Fuel TV, is it as bad as it sounds?

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2006

    Lefts in limbo,Man that sucks “lefts” would have been cool for us goofy foot bonzer junkies

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2006

    I was looking forward to this flick since reading about it in surfers journal to bad.Hope we get to see the footage some day New Zealand as well

  • J.P.
    May 19, 2006

    Cyrus shot killer Thumb footage too!

  • that guy
    May 19, 2006

    I was at Shipwreck Bay the day R.M. & co. were there filming.I have never seen anyone go so fffffffast on a surfboard.’Impossible Sections 101′.

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2006

    set the footage free

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2006

    I have glimpsed fuel tv and it is the wrong place to put such footage. Imagine having Hendrix playing in a jr. high auditorium rather than Fillmore West — sacrelidge! kit

  • LESider
    May 19, 2006

    I’ll take it anywhere I can get it! Fuel is pretty bad but I still pay for it for when there is something good on.
    Come on Jp squeeze the kid for the footage.

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2006

    Have the first movie by Cyrus riding waves.Has a unique style very well done.Doesn’t look anything like your standard surf porn.Hope the problem gets sloved and he can finish “Lefts”

  • rob
    May 19, 2006

    I actually really like Fuel’s Firsthands when they profile surfers.

    That footy though, should be kept fresh for a film if at all possible. Hope it works out for him.

  • warm jet
    May 22, 2006

    If memory serves me it’s a single fin thumb? With some fin box surprises?
    The board rob is riding is featured on the Campbell site in the photo of MC and DC on the grass w/Quiver of new and old gems I think.
    That same red swallow tail was the board MC used as the canvas for my shortboard.The shape has these subtle
    nods to the 80’s with extremely high performance 21st century Campbellisms.
    Best shortbard I’ve ever ridden.
    highly reccomend the shape.

  • warm jet
    May 22, 2006

    Sorry Cyrus bout the sp.

  • russell short
    August 31, 2007

    im very flattered by this site and the comments……thanks …yea i like to use my whole bosrd that goes back to my long board beginnings in hawaii as a kid