Johanna Brebner having a great time surfing some long point breaks in Australia.



 Nordurland is a film about going surfing in the harsh, cold waters of the North Atlantic. It follows three friends from the subtropical northern rivers of NSW Australia, surfers Torren Martyn and Laurie Towner, as well as needessentials founder and designer Ryan Scanlon. They travel to isolated, snow covered coastlines in search of remote waves and Filmmaker Ishka Folkwell, beautifully captures these vast and stunning landscapes on screen. With an original soundtrack composed for the film by Headland, glaciers, mountains and powerful icy surf all come to life in this adventure to the far north. Torren Martyn's narration throughout the film offers a personal reflection on the trip and a real glimpse into the challenges and rewards of traveling to frozen, distant lands in search of surf.

Robyn-Surfing in your 70's

Robyn began surfing in 1963 and was one of the first female surfers in the area. This short film by Ashley Beer captures Robyn's love of the ocean. It celebrates her gratitude for the simple things in life, like living by the sea and surfing every day.

Music: Headland - Neska Polita "Pretty Girl"

Thank You Mother Trailer

Thank You Mother is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn’t afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere. Produced by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell with an original soundtrack by Nick Bampton. Thank You Mother is narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life-long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf film Morning of the Earth


Drew McPherson- Sliding through a winter's morning

Nathan Henshaw’s short film on Drew McPherson’s Dawn Surf has a timeless quality about it. Drew's surfing is effortless and the film feels like it could have been shot in just about any decade.

Drew chooses to live an uncomplicated life, focusing on the simple things, always travelling light and searching for uncrowded waves.


Drew McPherson- Solitude

In a new clip sound tracked by vagabond muso Archer, needessentials product tester Drew McPherson goes deep in the mist on some cold and lonely, cliff-lined coasts. Swinging a long pintail single-fin under the lip, Drew’s uncomplicated approach echoes the lonesome blues of Archer. Both are men who travel light; who try to find authenticity by letting go of the trappings, not accumulating them. Sometimes humans need to slow down and take stock, so kick back in an old chair and enjoy this perfect slice of
arm-dragging’ soul.

Then go find your own.

Music - Archer - Garden - Album Old time sing song man.
Pound Records


Nias - Laurie Towner

The swell was almost to big for the reef, turning a perfect right into a thick double up monster. On the big day most waves where going unridden with only a few putting themselves under the lip and getting rewarded with some amazing tubes. After getting some great waves Laurie Towner got flogged at the bottom of a huge double up separating some ribs. He was done! but still stoked.
A Film by Gary Parker

Lucid Dreaming - Laurie Towner

Watch what happens when Laurie Towner meets the biggest swell to hit Fiji's Cloudbreak.

A portrait of Laurie Towner

A glimpse into the everyday life of big wave surfer Laurie Towner in his home town on the east coast of Australia.
Film by Gary Parker

Torren Martyn on a 5’4” twin - baby blue

Torren Martyn in a short story about a long session in Indonesia. The trip itself was a short spontaneous one, this is one of if not my favourite waves to visit. It's just one of those places that I really enjoy spending self time at, reading, thinking, early mornings and early nights just simple living. I find the ocean there so unpredictable and mesmerising, one of those places you can sit and just about stare at the ocean all day and never really know what's going to happen next.


From the edge of the earth

Nothing better than spending all day in the water in those cold winter months when the wind is offshore all day - On the edge of Australia somewhere with Torren Martyn - from the feature film Lost Track by Ishka Folkwell

Torren Martyn - Western Oz

Torren Martyn racing through some Western Australian tunnels. A short film from the LOST TRACK film by Ishka Folkwell - FEATURING NEEDessentials wetsuits.

Torren Martyn sliding through Central America

Torren Martyn sliding through central America by ishka folkwell