Archive for May, 2008

300 Days Ferrel

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Xavier Rosset is set to start filming a documentary about his stay on a deserted island in the nation of Tonga for 300 days, alone. Looks like he doesn’t surf, but if I were him, I’d choose a supply of wax and a bigass ding repair kit over the swiss army knife.

Allan Gibbons Skunk Works

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

If I were mildly rich I’d have an contract for 5 of Allan Gibbons’s skunk work specials every month.

“there are kinks in the outline- sort of large, extended wings- one set for the front foot, one set for the back.”

Alan Gibbons Surfboards

Alan Gibbons Surfboards

Alan Gibbons Surfboards

Skye Walker

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Just when you think these paintings couldn’t get any cooler, you find out they were created by a guy named Sky Walker. That’s right… Sky Freaking Walker. Check his site, its full of more great work.

Art By Sky Walker

Art By Sky Walker

Art By Sky Walker

Art By Sky Walker

Now, I’m off to the court house to change my name to Han Solo before JP gets there first.

Gnar Gnar on High Schredability

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Gnar Gnar (Mike Black) is the lastest High Shredder. Thanks Seamouse.

Invasion!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

I ran into some dude who looked just like Gnar Gnar in LA a few days ago. Turns out it was Gnar Gnar, who was in town from Planet C to mine stoke at the BU. You can still pick up a copy of his infectiously funny flick at the Invasion Store.

Traveling This Summer? Learn The Local Language First.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

For much of the surf world, summer is the best time to travel to a foreign country in search of swell. You’ll want to bring some good boards, warm water wax and an ipod, but you’ll also need some knowledge of the native language to find the best eateries, haggle with street vendors and to generally grease the wheels of travel.

If you genuinely want to learn enough of the local language to get by, but never seem to find the time to study, you might like my new web app. It’s called Popling and it’s designed for people who lack the motivation to study and are online for much of their day.

Here’s how it works:

You sign up for an account and install the desktop application. You then subscribe to flash card sets which contain vocabulary or phrases in your topic of choice. Every few minutes Popling will display a small notification with a question from the flash card sets you subscribed to. If you aren’t too busy, click the notification to reveal the flash card, review it, then return to what you were doing. In just a few seconds you’ve learned a new word or phrase.

After a few days you’ll find you’ve learned quite a bit, without setting aside time to study.

Popling - Learn, without studying
Click the tiny notification window to see a card, ignore and it’ll go away.

Popling - Learn, without studying
Retention mode requires you to type the last card you learned.

Popling is just getting started. To help me get it ready for the prime time, I’m looking for some very vocal beta testers who want to learn, will report bugs and provide opinions on what could make Popling better. There are currently Poplings for basic Spanish, Indonesian, German and French with more to come.

If you are interested, go sign up for an account using the invite code: “seventy“. Be quick though, invites are limited. For more information, including a screencast of Popling in action, check out Popling.net.

Thanks, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

South Pacific Is Backwards

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I thought South Pacific was simply taking a swell making holiday, but it’s so farked up that both Stormsurf and Scripps’ current models show a storm traveling east. That aught to light up some rare New Zealand breaks.

Droog79

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I really dig Droog79‘s surfy characters. OH, and how sick is the wavy gravy? (via ed)

Tales From The Black Van

Monday, May 19th, 2008

This non-street legal vehicle arrives in Costa Mesa May 30th and June 5th at Hensly’s in Carlsbad. The only catch is, you’ve got to listen to the Japanese motors so drink early and often.

Beautyfish

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

A few beautiful fish.


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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