Saturday, December 27, 2008

Grass is Greener Project

II Santos SurfArt have the honor to be supported by Grass is Greener Project.
Most of the people need money to do good stuff.
These guys need heart and love, and we are all about that...
Check out: and enjoy the love.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Musica Surfica Premiere!

Musica Surfica Premiere.
We will have the honor to screen the premiere one of the best surf movies I ever saw in my whole life. Musica Surfica it shows the experience between classical music and finless surfing.
Mick Sowry, Simon Whitney where so kind and generous to provide the film with portuguese captions, what makes everything more special to all the people who will see the film here.
You want to check the film that it's already available on DVD and the place to buy this jewel is here, .

It's a awesome deal, with a DVD with the documentary, as well as lots of extras, plus the soundtrack cd with all the music on the film.

We will give you the dates for the premiere very soon, so keep checking back the blog...
Thanks Mick and Simon!

Sunday, December 21, 2008 special coverage

The biggest surf website from South America, we will have a special and exclusive coverage of the V Santos Surf Festival. There you can find all the information for the Festival, Art Show, Videos, Interviews and more. It's all in portuguese.... but I will be posting here some highlights for you folks...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Weird Clothing II Santos SurfArt Official Trucker Hat!!!

Weird Clothing was so kind and lovely to make the official II Santos SurfArt trucker hat!!!!
Above it's some awesome pics from it.... They also will make some limited edition tshirt with special design by Marcelo Bacellar just for the art show. Hats and tshirts will be given to some special guests and Festival crew. Nat Russell ( liked his art on the hat, I love the hat... we all love the hat.... Thanks to Nathaniel Russell for the kindness of doing this lovely poster and for let us use on the hat... Thanks to Saint, Nicolas (nice mustacho above), and Weird crew....

Photos by Vitor Pickersgill

Check out for stylish clothing and assessories....

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Mattson 2 - Brazil Tour made possible by Cotton Project

We are so stoked about having Jonathan and Jared Mattson with us here in Brasil in January... They will play on the Festival opening, and we arrange some gigs for them in Sao Paulo and here in Santos too... All this was made possible by two smart guys from the Cotton Project.
Please check out their website and blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Theo Hetherington

I knew I was missing someone… Theo is an artist from California. He’s a very classic dude and the nicest thing for us is that he will be here in Santos for the show. We are so stoked about it that we will arrange a mural for him to paint with the kids on the Festival days. He’s a great guy and his painting speaks for himself… Will be awesome to have you here broh!

What’s you name and where are you from?
My name is Theodore Mark Hetherington, Born in Hawaii, Raised in Southern California, live in Costa Mesa, Southern California.

When did you find out that you would be an artist?
I have always been a doodler, since I was really small. I love the scribble game!

What do you want to show to people when you do you art?
I love to create art. I love painting on everything and anything. I paint because I enjoy it. I feel my work is an extension of my personality, which i hope gives people a positive vibe and gets them stoked on life!

What’s surf for you?
Surfing for me, is a place to clear my head, to reset. It always puts me in a better mood. There's just something about being surrounded by nature, not just seeing it, but feeling it under you, and being totally submerged in it. All it takes is one wave, one good bottom turn, one drive pump down the line, and I’m stoked all day!

Can you tell us some highlights in your career?
I have worked for Trader Joe's, a specialty grocery store, as a sign artist for 5 years. I recently was promoted to be the regional artist/ muralist. I now travel around from store to store painting big murals. This was a personal goal of mine when I first started. I also started my own silk-screening/art studio 3 years ago, and am proud to still be going strong. I have to say that being apart of this surf museum is definitely a highlight in my art career. I'm very excited and honored to be included.

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Brasil?
I think of the people that I met on my last visit. They opened their houses, opened their hearts, and opened their lives to my friends and I. They are pure, real, and beautiful people.

How do you feel to be part of an art show over here in Santos city?
I am very honored and stoked to be part of this art show. This couldn't have come at a better time.

Some words to the people that will see your work.
I hope they enjoy seeing my work and I look forward to being involved in more shows.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

V Santos Surf Festival poster

Hi everyone! Sorry the lack of information, but I got an eye surgery to take out the glasses for good, and my eyes got weird for somedays. All getting good now...
Here's the V Santos Surf Festival poster. It's in this Festival that the Santos SurfArt show will be held. It's a creation of Paulo Prado, from Prado Design. A good friend and awesome designer. Learning a lot from him and it's an honor to have him around on the art show organizing last event and for this next year too. Hope everyone enjoy, and dig his work at the link below. Festival organizer, Mr. Diniz Iozzi, aka Pardhal, it's welcoming everyone and we hope we can make the best Surf Festival on the planet. All for free, and all for the enjoyment of people. Love for all and see you there...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Jair Bortoleto

Jair Bortoleto sees the magic where others see the mundane, which is a brilliant, rare talent. His passion for surfing oozes from his photographs. He captures surfing as it is, and not in some romanticized, clichéd way. He's also a great guy, which counts for a lot." - Jamie Brisick

What's you name and where are you from?
Jair Bortoleto from Santos, Brasil.

When did you find out that you would be an artist?
Never did…

What do you want to show to people when you do your art?
The pureness on the imperfection. We are all imperfect but we can show some purity on the way we talk, act, breath, surf…

What's surf for you?
One of the most beautiful things ever.

Can you tell us some highlights in your carrier?
I should say my book “Alma Santista”, but I will say, the highlight of my photography carrier it was when my uncle cried when he saw one photo that I took. That was deep and it was very emotional to me.

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Brasil?

How do you feel to be part of an art show over here in Santos city?
Stoked and very anxious.

Some words to the people that will see your work in Brasil...
Fell the love.
Design on the photos by Kyle Lightner