Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nick Cave

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baja Coast

 
Took these shots from the sketchy prop glider in the first picture. The "pilot" didn't instil much confidence before we took off he offered me a shot of tequila.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Guttermouth Gets Waxed

Guttermouth played in Wilmington last week. From what I heard, they were disappointed with the venue (The Soapbox) and the turn out. (it was in the middle of week) but they haven't exactly been turning out good music in a while.

So what does this build to, a tirade by the singer about how lame surfers are and what shit surf culture is. On that note I 100% agree. But, they were the background music to every surf film that came out between '98 and '03.

Anyways, someone in the crowd threw a bar of wax on stage and it hit a band member in the face. Why the perpetrator was caring a bar of wax at 11 pm is beyond me but it sounded pretty awesome.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baja California

Years ago my best friend, Robert (see below), and myself converted a school bus into a makeshift RV and set off to California. We landed in Mission Beach, CA and lived next to a meth cooker, called Frankenstein, who was also a part-time pimp. Anyways, we caught plenty of surf and a few friends flew out and went to Baja with us.

Here are some photos I found on an old computer. I will be uploading some actual shot of the surf and coastline over the next couple days.


Lighting the Grill atop the custom patio.

Interior Shot. Can't you just smell the opulence.

Mediocre Reef Break

Robert, gearing up to hit the bars. Later, that night he was pissed to find out this was not acceptable attire to wear at a Mexican Beach Bar.

Dirtbag Taylor.




Costa Rica's So Gay Right Now

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NE Trip Take 2 / OBX Surf

Pretty slow on adding photos from the trip mainly due to the poor surf. Although a couple standouts would be : Brian posing next to his early 90's Vette or 1 of the 7 pizza slices his brother, Adam, consumed the night before he paddled from Jersey to Delaware.

May be heading up to the Outer Banks this weekend, stay tuned and enjoy footage from last year.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Surf Art?

Photo by Francois Robert. http://francoisrobertphotography.com/








Sure, its no painted asymmetrical surfboard or some weird collage put together and nailed to a piece of driftwood found while cruising through Mexico. But, they sure do evoke feeling and thought.
And that is something missing from the surf/skate media, who cram the idea that anyone who hangs heels and keeps a journal has a point of view worth exploring in print or on the web. While images like these go unnoticed and Dane Reynolds every fart is chronicled and explained as a uniquely post-modern approach to the commercialization of surfing. FUCK.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ronnie Burns, RIP

Incredible talent and style. RIP Ronnie Burns. Will be packing for my trip to the NE tomorrow. Looks like the tropical storm has fizzled out but there is still potential for surf. Hoping the system slows and regains some strength.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blog of the Week

Surfr: Surf Nature

The blog is run by Tony Foster, from the north island of New Zealand. Who apart from documenting tons of surfing by way of high quality shots and countless videos also runs a houseboat tour out of Whangaroa Bay. http://www.houseboatrentals.co.nz/

On top of that he is the author of Plant Heritage New Zealand, an extensive look into the flora of of New Zealand.

Look out for his post about Folly Beach, South Carolina where he was of course ticketed for illegal parking! Good Job S.Caroilna

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oApy1v1Ve0c/TD4iwo2sQHI/AAAAAAAAHzQ/Mj6PmZKOTdo/s1600/image51.jpg
Photo by Tom Foster

Monday, August 2, 2010

Down South



Photos of New Zealand. Hamish Mathieson
http://ramboestrada.com/

New Board, No Surf

Just picked up a 9'2" Eavey pintail. First longboard I have owned in over a year and a half. (Thanks Taylor & Jess for picking up the slack). I am a little unsure of it, the Eavey's I have ridden in the past were a little sluggish. But I can not complain too much, I picked it up for a good price and can always re-sell it.

Will be heading up to OBX, Jersey, NYC and Montauk this Wed. Looking forward to some surf and the development of TD4.