Archive for September, 2007

Hurricane Hopes

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

More hopes for south swell from TD 14, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to get stronger.

Cardboard Surfboard

Friday, September 28th, 2007

A surfboard made with a cardboard core and ridden at Blackies Beach. Poached from the erBB.

Riding The Wave Trailer

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Poached from the fine blog, nereukinesis.

UPDATED WITH RANT:
Does anyone actually believe Bob McNight when he says, “It wasn’t that the surf industry did anything wrong, it’s just that there are so many more poeple in the water today…”?

I’ve stayed away from rants against commercialism for the most part. I like that we have warmer wetsuits, I like the fact that some of us get paid to push surfing as far as it goes. But this quote pisses me off. This quote makes it apparent that Bob McKnight thinks you have the IQ of a patch of rotting kelp.

Hey BOB, why does Quiksilver sponsor surf schools? A: To GROW it’s consumer base. Hey BOB, why does Quiksilver create viral videos geared towards non surfers? A: To make surfing look cooler and GROW it’s consumer base. What happens while you are making surfing look cooler to the masses (the marketing equivalent of naming a secret spot) and poping new surfers out of camps? A: Our lineups GROW.

Hey BOB, newsflash: You are the crowd problem, but I think you know that. Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Its also every other publicly owned surf company who’s sole mission has changed from scoring uncrowded waves to making more money for the shareholders. I can take the crowded lineups though. It sucks, but I can take it. What I can’t take is your bullshit.

Know Your Locals

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Pinnipedis one of my favorite blogs, because of cool drawings like this one.

Skip Frye Fish

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

If I were a rich man, I’d pick up this $1500 7’2″ Skip Frye fish and cruise it as a second session board, making loooong lazy cut backs on the biggest outside bombs of the afternoon.

Biofoam Time Lapse Shaping Video

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Phoresia.org have a sweet time lapse video of a Biofoam blank being shaped by Tom Neilson.

Homeblown US – Website

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Homeblown, makers of Biofoam have a new site up.

Pooy Sand

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

It took a team from Stanford to figure out that ecoli from your poo lives in the sand as well as the water. I guess everyone has to keep busy. I hope it doesn’t take long to come to the conclusion that the sewer systems need an update.

Panoramio

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Tagged photos with google map locations. A search for the tag ‘surf’ yields some interesting spots.

Sacred Craft Surfboard Show

Monday, September 17th, 2007

The Sacred Craft Surfboard Show put together by Scott Bass is really shaping up. Hehe. The list of exhibitors is long and includes more shapers than popout distributors. The Panels/Discussions are going to be interesting to say the least. Don’t miss Moonlight vs. the sellouts on Sunday. Here’s the schedual:

SATURDAY, OCT 13

10:30 AM: The Sustainable Surfboard with Ned McMahon

11:00-12:00: Don’t Call Me Skeg-everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fins, featuring Jimmy Robertson/Lok-Box, Tyler Callaway/FCS, Larry Allison/Pro Box, and Mike Caldwell/ Future Fins

1:00-2:00: 21st Century Boards-the latest manufacturing techniques with Al Merrick, Matt Biolos, Paul Jensen, Stu Kenson, plus representatives (TBA) from Boardworks, Aviso and Firewire.

2:00-3:00: The Kahunas-a candid history of the surfboard industry from the guys who shaped it by hand, featuring Mickey Munoz, Dick Metz, Mike Eaton (tbd) and Terry Martin

4:00-6:00pm: The Surf Chiefs: Pull up a beer or glass of wine and listen to rockin’ surf guitar from the legendary Del Mar trio

SUNDAY, OCT 14

10:30 AM: Core Values with Jon Stillman from Ice 9 Foam Works

11:00-12:00: Offshore Winds-the globalization of the surfboard industry with reps from . . . Lost, Channel Islands, Boardworks, 9Fish, and Moonlight Glassing.

2:00-3:00: Color Your World-a do-it-yourself board-painting demo from renowned surfer/artist Drew Brophy.


Ten Over - Links for Flat Spells
  • Hey wow, check out this video of GH I found on Mollusk's site.

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  • I want one of these surfboard slings for those long walks to trestles.

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  • A three six zero preformed on nothing more than a belly button. (How's the commentary brah!?!) Here's an erBB thread with more video from this contest at Sandy's Beach in Hawaii.

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  • Ryan Heywood releases Bodysurf v3. Spot-Fucking-On and not a logo to be found. Makes me want to go get some with just my skin on.

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  • Remember the press release, email and social media campaign quk put out when Julian Wilson pulled that sushi rollshit? O'niel and redbull have a clone of that machine rolling for Jordy's rodeo flip. Here's the video on Yahoo sports.

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  • A new episode of Hi Shredability with Chris Christenson and Brad Gerlach riding Harleys and looking for waves in New York.

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  • Awesome spot logos! Just don't ask where they are.

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  • Reminds me of byrne, the heads, arcade fire... etc. You can get their album for a buck through July 4th.

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  • Why couldn't these guys take the Cardiff reef sup crew with them? We could have all chipped in to make it possible.

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  • The End Of The Road. Why we'll have no seafood left in 50 years. I ate my entire seafood quota for the year the other week in North Carolina.

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