Thursday, January 31, 2008

Logs pt 2

9'0" red tint bottom, and white opaque deck

9'2" orange foam tint rail bands
For the guys at Orange Bus
My 1st two poly boards in years....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

back to basics..

Whomping helps purify the soul....
Somewhere in The Bahamas

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Island Cruising

My trusty steed in the Bahamas.
She's seen better days back in CA as the salt air eats everything in the islands, especially after 7 years. She still runs and can pull down a house. Perfect for trips into the bush looking for waves....

Friday, January 25, 2008

Blast from the Past

Fine Young Cannibals... ah the good ol' days, eh?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Irmaozinho de Sangue

Pietro em Rio Vermelho, Floripa, Brasil, 2006
Probably the first quad rider at Mocamba....
6'0" Eps/Epoxy quad.
Some of the best people in the world live in Floripa. I highly recommend a trip if you've never been.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

style distilled

Alex Knost, in a maybe less familiar format.

Monday, January 14, 2008

more unsurfed goodness..

another day, my parents flying around with a friend spotted this and sent it to me.
they said it wasn't a stormy day, either.
can't imagine a good day...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

stoked bros

Just got this picture from a friend I met in Brazil. He's now somewhere near Bangkok, teaching English, and surfing his way around Asia/Indo. The board is a stringerless, resin tinted EPS/epoxy quad stingered fish I made at the CCL fabrica in Floripa. Glad to see he's still stoked, and getting waves. Mark's got the life we all dream of. He's working for the UK government, travelling, teaching the Queen's english, and being an ambassador for goodwill.
Where do the rest of the dreamers among us sign up?!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

still unspoilt

There are still waves out there to be found by those wanting/willing to go a bit further....
and don't ask, because i wont tell...

Thursday, January 03, 2008

My Long Lost Pride and Joy - Carl Ekstrom asymetrical log

I know it doesn't look like much, but if you know the history of this board you will see why I am so stoked to have it in my quiver. I bought it in OB, San Diego before I left in 2002. It was just leaning up against this dude's house with a sign on it for $150. Needless to say I snapped it up, but didn't know the whole story, just recognised the name, and that it was a vintage board. I took it into Channin the next day to fix it during my shift hotcoating, and everyone fell out, They couldn't believe I got it for so cheap, and Randy Wong broke down the significance of the find for me. Since then it has been very closely guarded, and locked in my parents attic in the Bahamas for 3 years.

I can't say for sure the year, but I took it to the longboard Grotto in Encinitas after the freakout at Channin, to see what it was worth, and got some more cool info on it. They suggested a full restoration, but I couldn't afford it, and besides, it was meant to be ridden...

Dig the asymmetrical tail, and reverse cut fin. Full nose and tail woodblocks and 1" stringer. The foil in the nose is super thin, and the rails are knifey-thinned out. I can't wait to get it back home and into some long waves....

Here's a link about Carl Ekstrom:
and some info from the Hydrodynamica movie site here: