One Day with Elliot Butler

RELEASE: Thursday, November 28, 2013

DESCRIPTION: Introducing Elliot Butler
This unique quiet achiever left his Northern NSW home to venture south in search of something more.
We met on a crisp sunny day with birds in the air and tubes on the menu.

Needless to say, the rest is history.
We are proud to announce he will be our newest ambassador for ID. Boards. His lines, and body control in the air is captivating, this is but a droplet in an ocean of good things to come.


Filmed by Tyge Landa & Philip Thurston
Edited by Tyge Landa



RELEASE: Thursday, November 7, 2013

DESCRIPTION: Acai Action /ˈakʃ(ə)n/

“The fact or process to achieve a goal..”

Acai Action is a short film starring Glen Thurston, introducing the product we believe is changing the game in energy supplementation. Acai Action features natural green tea caffeine as well as a natural energy blend of guarana, and vitamin B1—the raw materials to give your body a boost.
Combined with the Acai fruit, the proprietary blend in Acai Action provides energy and increases alertness while delaying the onset of fatigue. It also supports healthy metabolism and the body’s thermogenic process and energy expenditure.
The Acai Action formula also gives you the juices of pear, apple, grape, plum, pomegranate, blueberry, kiwi, and apricot. Together, these ingredients provide a rich supply of amino acids, omegas 3-6-9, phytosterols, fiber, and anthocyanins.
Welcome to real solutions for sporting athletes.

Brought to you by Neways Australia,
Presented by ID. Boards

Produced by WebbedHands Creative

Filmed by Philip Thurston and Tyge Landa

Starring: Glen Thurston



RELEASE: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DESCRIPTION: Motion /ˈməʊʃ(ə)n/

“The action or process of moving or being moved..”
Motion is a short film starring Glen Thurston, showcasing the interaction between man and ocean. It visualizes the emotional elements at play when the individual faces vulnerable and overpowering situations. Our focus is the importance of mental alertness when exposed to the force of nature.

Brought to you by Neways Australia,
Presented by ID. Boards

Produced by WebbedHands Creative

Filmed by Philip Thurston and Tyge Landa

Starring: Glen Thurston



RELEASE: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DESCRIPTION: Energy /ˈɛnədʒi/

“The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.”
Energy is a short film starring Glen Thurston, showcasing high performance Bodyboarding in a variety of locations throughout Australia. Energy showcases what consistent lifestyle, preparation and sport specific product intake can do when integrated long term.

Brought to you by Neways Australia,
Presented by ID. Boards

Produced by WebbedHands Creative

Filmed by Philip Thurston and Tyge Landa

Starring: Glen Thurston


Battle Fit

RELEASE: Monday, March 25, 2013

1. The physical condition of a person ready to engage in battle: ready to battle with the enemy.
2. Mentally ready for a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing forces.
3. To struggle; strive: to enter a heightened level of physical performance in the quest for freedom.
4. Basic condition necessary when fighting giants.

" For so long the human condition has been paralysed by fear or failure. It becomes a mountain we cannot climb. Developed in our mind to stop us moving forward and conquering new fields."

This is a short film starring Glen Thurston, hitting rock bottom, being defeated by one of the most dangerous waves around. One simple mistake at this wave resulted with Glen breaking 3 ribs, severe internal bruising and 3 months in the recovery ward. This sparked a new fire within for Glen, to do what it takes, to think clearly and positively and train himself back into the person that could face his Giants once again.

In January 2013, Cyclone Oswald generated a swell, that was bigger then anything before. Glen and his team new this was the Giant, and it was time for Glen to face him alone.

In Association with Cloak & Dagger Magazine,
Agent Eighteen, BoardLounge, Supersfins and Neways.

Presented by ID. Boards
Produced by WebbedHands Creative
Filmed by Philip Thurston and Tyge Landa
Starring: Glen Thurston
Cover photo: Michael McArthur


Relocations - Trailer

RELEASE: Monday, October 15, 2012

DESCRIPTION: It's an honour to present of our first international film project as a company.

Relocations was an idea that was born out of the desire to show Australia to our friends, Magno and Amaury. These great men are a rich part of our bodyboarding family and they each represent a country or people group that make up the sport we love.

By sharing our waves, our strengths and our resources together, we can unite our sport and build the future. This is the start of an ongoing experiment to prove how valuable our international riders are, and how much fun we can have together.

We truly live in an amazing place, and it's even more amazing when shared.

" Get ready to be Relocated "

In Association with Riptide Magazine and Agent Eighteen
Presented by ID. Boards
A Film By Tyge Landa
Produced by WebbedHands Creative
Starring: Glen Thurston, Magno Passos and Amaury Lavernhe
Guest Riders: Nick Gornall, Jeff Hubbard, Matty Mcarthur


The Pursuit of Excellence

Released: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Description: Rarely do you pursue something long enough to be able to help change things for the better, and if you can, why not do that with everything you have, and then a bit more.
The Pursuit of Excellence is just that, pursuing a higher level in all areas of film making, bodyboarding and life. We haven't arrived there yet but as a team we have a clear goal in sight; that is "excellence".
Filmers Bryce Thurston, Tyge Landa, Liam O'Brien and Burg Thurston were hard at work capturing the angles for this release and it's an incredible privilege to work with such people. Glen Thurston had the easy job of riding the waves and we are all stoked to be apart of this.

Please share, Like and help us make a difference.

" Be the change you want to see in the world. "


Daniel Thompson, 16.

RELEASE: Saturday, May 26, 2012

DESCRIPTION: "I'd like to say I'm super stoked to be riding for ID. Boards and cant wait for what the future holds.

The ID. training camp helped me fine tune some areas which were lacking and I believe I benefited from the camp and it was an epic experience. Since then i have been working really hard on my surfing and together with my good mate Alex Wira and together we have produced this podcast. Big thanks to the filmer Alex Wira and enough threads."

Filmed and edited by: Alex Wira

Additional footage: Braidan Thorncroft.


ID. Boards Training Camp II

RELEASE: Saturday, May 12, 2012

DESCRIPTION: ID. Boards Training Camp II continues the momentum established in Training Camp I, with a fresh crew of hand picked young bodyboarders eager to show their potential. Our vision is to invest personal time and knowledge into the upcoming generation, offering mentoring and direction to the bodyboarding youth at a young age. These are simple camps, clean, healthy and super fun, the aim is to see every person leave better then when they came regardless of where it leads.

" Some kids have the potential but are not ready for the lime light just yet, i believe the experiences these guys shared with us will make all the difference when pursuing a career in bodyboarding. " Glen Thurston.

Filmed by Tyge Landa

Editing & Special effects by Webbedhands


Sowing Seeds

RELEASE: Sunday, March 25, 2012

DESCRIPTION: This is the first motion clip of 4 part series. Sowing Seeds was shot over a 2 month period with the aim to bring a fresh visual to the people of Bodyboarding. Glen is working hard to get his wave riding to a place of exponential progression with every session.
Himself and Director, Tyge Landa worked strategically together to get a strong message across and set up for the next 3 parts of this series to be released throughout 2012.
Burg Thurston was the polish to the paint and seamlessly saw this project to it's completion.

Please enjoy and share. Good things are happening.


Thurston in Zicatela

RELEASE: Friday, November 11, 2011

DESCRIPTION: In August of this year, ID boards had the privilege of being a proud sponsor of the history making IBA Zicatela Pro event. It was a real test of character to get there and wait for the wild card position but man, what a journey!

Here are some of the clips we managed to collect from the event. Enjoy!

Huge thanks to Rob Isambert and Guido Santos for the footage!

View more on Vimeo..


ID. Boards Vision with Thurston

RELEASE: Thursday, August 25, 2011

DESCRIPTION: ID. Boards vision is an introduction to our role in seeing the sport of bodyboarding leave a positive impact on human history.


ID. Boards Vision with Novy

RELEASE: Thursday, August 25, 2011

DESCRIPTION: Novy is our IBA World tour presence. He is a dynamic rider that is focused on competition and is explosive to watch. We believe world class riders strengthen the world tour and Novy fits this aspect well.


The ID. Wall Vision

RELEASE: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DESCRIPTION: Making a vision come alive, is like climbing a mountain. You prepare a team, you set your focus, and you start at the bottom. This is how we achieve great things in life.

This is a short clip on the making of the ID. Wall Vision.

Artists: Philip Thurston, Fernanda O'connell, Glen Thurston.


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