Matt Chojnacki

noosa 2013 – JTDTI

noosa 2013 – JTDTI from kris klein on Vimeo.

Shot at the Noosa festival of surfing during the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational earlier this year.
Featuring, in no particular order, Alex Knost, Jai Lee, Thomas Bexon, Matt Chojnacki, Harrison Roach, Matt Cuddihy and wild card Nic Jones.
Thanks to Jim, Johnny and the critical slide crew for the hospitality and the roof. Heaps more comfortable than the back of a station wagon full of surf boards. We had a ball
This footage has been burning a hole in my computer for months but with multiple projects and a day job to juggle I’ve only just cut something, and cutting this was no easy task. There are literally hours of perfect waves and amazing surfers that had to be cut. I think there’ll be more vids to come.
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The WaxHead Bringing Classic Back- Deus Nine Foot & Single 2013

The WaxHead Bringing Classic Back- Deus Nine Foot & Single 2013 from COAST THRU LIFE on Vimeo.

Matt Chojnacki riding with steeze and classic flare during the Deus Nine Foot & Single 2013 in Canggu.
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Video and Edit: Buji Brownlegs
Music : “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston

Van Diemans Waters

Matt Chojnacki

Van Diemans Waters from Nicholas Damen on Vimeo.

On a small island south lies a bay, on this island the green hills roll down from the mountains and out into the sea.
Small boulders feather out from these hills and into the ocean to meet a sand bottom.
For when a deep low arrives it supplies the mountain tops with a dusting of snow and lines to feather and wrap into these boulder lined points.
Here two men explore this land and her waters, a land they call Vandiemans land.

Marching in…an afternoon from 1966

A surfer from the concrete jungle breeds a disparity of interests.

Matt Chojnacki has grown up around the beaches and concrete jungle of Sydney. Hot rods, pomade, rockabilly and punk music are a strong influence on his lifestyle, but for 12 years he has been frequenting the points further north to score good quality waves, catch up with mates and test new boards.

This is an edit from one afternoon in Noosa Heads, Queensland. The waves were fun and the board of choice is a replica of what Bob McTavish and friends were shaping and riding in the same waves some 46 years ago.

Here Matt demonstrates his natural approach to logging in an ‘involvement’ style, based upon the performance surfing from 1966.

The boards Matt rode on this trip were shaped by Bob himself, the nostalgic value of such a quiver surfing these waves is simply inspiring.

Follow ‘The Waxhead Diaries’ for more on Matt’s diverse approach to his surfing lifestyle.

film and Edit – Andrew Gough

Saints go marching in – Louis Armstrong

Matt Chojnacki