Friday, December 11, 2009

New Look


Our West Coast Dirtbag, Will S., just checked in. Seems he has been cruising the Pacific Coast in a '85 VW Westfalia. Hopefully photos will be coming soon!

I will be rolling out some changes to the blog over the next couple weeks. Look for a new design/layout and some exciting new features.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Late summer secret spot.







Monday, December 7, 2009

Turkeys and Herbivores





How to: Prepare for a road trip on the I-95 corridor during a major holiday
step 1) Move one foot. 2) Wait one minute 3) Repeat steps 1 thru 2 from Philly 'till you reach NYC.

The trip was a success on many accounts, family was seen, streets were skated, some surf ridden and the total cost came in under budget.

The line-up at Rockaway is as multi-cultural as the subway leading to it. A mix between Puerto Ricans, Hipsters, Urban Profesionals and Jappanese "Herbivores." See Attached story http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120696816&ps=cprs

The crowd was friendly considering the amount of drop-in's I witnessed. Taylor got some nice ones and rode his Woody Whittle Surfboard like an autistic child on a tight rope, hard to believe and even tougher to witness.

It is cold and flat in Wilmington today so lets think of the good times!

Jessie and her shortboard!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Core Banks

A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to join, Dirtbag Taylor on a trip to North Carolina's famed Core Banks. If you are interested in learning more about them please send all questions to Taylor, he has got some really good maps.

We trailered Dirtbag Taylor's boat to the quaint town of Moorehead City and charted a course for *******. The surf was around six feet when we arrived, but the prevailing NE winds that generated the swell also made for a very strong current.

Taylor rode his Woody Whittle shortboard like a frog dancing on a lilly pad. I rode the "Something Special," a single fin that did not feel at all "special" and began bodysurfing mid session. A photo of that can be seen on

http://crystalpierpost.blogspot.com/2009/11/idanor-easter.html

At the end of the day Dirtbag Taylor developed a special man crush on two local gentleman. One of them owned a Hobie power boat shaped by Phil Edwards. Google it. Its neat looking.

A special thanks to Taylor for giving me the opportunity to join him!








Friday, October 30, 2009

A Radically Altered Approach.

I am not an artist,

I am naught
and
honest.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Couple Pics

Blacks Beach, San Diego Photo: Myles McGuniess


Lances Right, Indonesia. Photo: Pete Frieden

Monday, September 28, 2009

"That wave rocked my world!" - T. Moore




Taylor's comment after being pummeled by a hollow 7 foot wave this past weekend at S-Turns. Went up there on Saturday, scored head to overhead offshore waves all day Sunday. Total trip cost $45.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tonight UNCW Lumina Theater 7PM

On the fence about this one. From the wife of "famed" Thomas Campbell comes an all female romp around the world. Lets hope she took some notes from her husbands last mediocre effort (The Present) and will show the surfing in true speed.


Bill and TS Danny

Well, the entire surf world was a buzz last week with talk of Hurricane Bill. All kinds of phrases being thrown around "swell of the decade/century," etc. But the east coast is a funny place. The swell did hit (photos from Topsail will be uploaded shortly) while some places fired others misfired.

The internet is a great thing, my love for it is second to none. My close friends can attest to this. However I am making it a point to not follow any more surf forecast sites. Will be using the original surf tool, my eyes. And when theres surf I will surf.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bake Sale





Monday, July 6, 2009

chicYAWNa!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wilmington Motor Scooter Advertising

Alexandra looking to pleased with herself.


Stop by and check out the Shop! 3916 Carolina Beach Road. Call before we keep strange hours.



Un Mas Chicama

To Taylor, No matter how long the rides you are getting in Pavones, remember I still got 30 seconds on you.

Ohh yeah, you better get back to work, looks like Bali is a go for next summer!

















Friday, July 3, 2009

New Album


New album with the original lineup. Check out their new single :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgTJtdn6VjM

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Down Days





Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Reeling Lefts



Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Meat Swinging Good Time

Winner of the X-Prize. $1,000,000 awarded for two successful flights into space within a week.



Shaking my fist at Obama's stimulus plan. I hope he heard me.


Muchas Gracias to Qalim K. and his girl Barbra for their hospitality.


Barbra's basement doubling as a Scooter Workshop.


Stay Tuned! NYC end of the month and a quick roadtrip through Northern CA early August.




Pavones!!



Not a bad place to be for my 25th birthday!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mandala Surfboards


8'4" Pintail Tri-plane Hull :: 21.75" x 3" :: kelp green resin tint :: polished gloss :: 8" Greenough 4A by Fibreglas Fin Company.




9'0" Pintail Tri-plane Hull :: 22" x 3.25" :: coke-bottle blue resin tint :: wet-sanded gloss :: 8.5 " L-flex by True Ames.
Pretty sharp boards coming out of the Bay Area with glassing completed by Moonlight in So. California. Check out the site at www.mandalacustomshapes.com