Luca Merli

LUNAR | new Onde Nostre production

Leah Dawson, Lunar, Onde Nostre

Lunar, Onde Nostre

Seea ambassador Leah Dawson stars in LUNAR: a short film about shaping, surfing and creating in the Canary Islands.
Milano, IT (April 11, 2016)– Innovative women’s surfwear brand Seea teamed up with Onde Nostre for LUNAR, a short film featuring Seea ambassador,

. In LUNAR, Dawson expresses her art — surfing, shaping and music — in the unique landscape of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
Located off the coast of Morocco, the treeless horizon and windswell waves of Fuerteventura were a stark contrast to Dawson’s tropical home of Oahu, Hawaii. In this picturesque backdrop, director Luca Merli documented Dawson’s awe at experiencing the foreign land: feeling the dry soil under her bare feet, navigating new waves with expert grace, and shaping her second surfboard, “Smoothie 2.”
“In Fuerteventura, reality is unlike anywhere I’ve been before,” Dawson says. “It feels like the moon. The first day I arrived in the Canaries, I walked barefoot atop the worn lava grounds… Though sharp, walking dried lava requires awareness of every single step, making us stay present. I continued to walk barefoot as we explored the island because I felt energized from the ground.”
The eight-minute film premiered at the Barcelona Surf City Festival on April 9-10 and will be screened at several surf film festivals around the world throughout the summer.
“We have opportunities to connect on a spiritual level with locals involved in surfing, because eventually wherever you go, there’s going to be someone in love with the ocean, just like you,” Dawson says. “Surfing shrinks the degrees of separation within its community, therefore connecting us further to this wide web of surfers around the globe… Further, traveling to places so different
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from whence we came, gives us a fresh reality, an enhanced recognition of the vast variety our planet provides us… It was an incredible experience to connect with the local surf culture through this way, as well as participate in creating another lasting art piece to be enjoyed in-motion.”
. For more information about the film or to request interviews with Seea, Leah Dawson, or Onde Nostre, please contact
About Seea
Fusing the elegance of retro design with modern, innovative cuts, fresh colors, and contemporary prints, Seea makes the most lovely swimsuits, bikinis, rashguards, and wetsuits, striking the perfect balance between function and style. Seea is based in San Clemente, CA and proudly made in the U.S.A. Visit to view full collections.

LUNAR from BLOCK10 on Vimeo.

Leah Dawson , Lunar, Onde Nostre

Leah Dawson , Lunar, Onde Nostre

About Block10 Productions
BLOCK10 is a project by Luca Merli named after the office at number 10 in China town where it all started called The Block. BLOCK10 is a collective, a space where ideas and passions are shared, but also a production company. It’s a boutique, an Atelier, a Tattoo Shop, but mostly we do films. In the last decade we worked around the globe producing Films, ADV, Music Videos, Documentaries, Web and TV Series, with an eye to quality and avantgarde. Block10 has been producing several movies and shorts and the internationally acclaimed surf movie “Onde Nostre”, the web series “Ritratti di Surf” and the award-winning documentary “Peninsula”. Visit for more information.


FIORE DI MAGGIO from BLOCK10 on Vimeo.

Onde Nostre and Xarifa present FIORE DI MAGGIO,
starring Sebastiano Concas, a mediterranean surfer and marine boy who lives the sea in his houseboat .
Block10 Production
Directed by Luca Merli
Shot by Luca Merli and Gio Barberis
Edited by Gio Barberis
Music: “La Verità” from a mix tape by Skarucna Skerc
Thanks to Natalia Resmini.


Block10 productions and the ONDE NOSTRE Crew is proud to present the trailer of the brand new episodes RITRATTI DI SURF, shot in Italy, Morocco, California, The Canary Islands, Sri Lanka, Indonesia.
RITRATTI DI SURF is a series of short videos about surfers, shapers, artists and other characters somehow connected to Onde Nostre and the italian surf culture.
They will be released monthly from June 2012, both on TV and internet,
until the premiere of our new 16mm documentary scheduled for the Summer of 2013.
Directed by Luca Merli
Edited by Giovanni “Sbrokked” Barberis and Luca Merli
Photography by Luca Merli, Matteo Ferrari and Giovanni “Sbrokked” Barberis
Additional Photography by Alessandro Ponzanelli, Carlo Cassan,
Enrico Cremagnani and Marco “Dindo” Zapelli
Lettering by Luca Barcellona
Music Consultant & Marketing: Gabriele “Gabro” Minelli
Trailer Song (o Track): ‘”Warm my Soul” by Blundetto
with Courtney John and Mc Camilo
Courtesy of Heavenly Sweetness
Alessandro Ponzanelli, David Pecchi, Thomas Cravarezza, Oliver Parker, Matt Calvani, Ricky Brotini, Denny Baldini, Moritz Brunner, Marco ‘Dindo’ Zapelli and more.
ONDE NOSTRE is a project by Luca Merli and Matteo Ferrari
a BLOCK10 Productions