Archive for September, 2008

Kookboxx Launches

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Kookbox (Joel Tudor’s new board company) launches it’s site. DONT MISS the trailer for the new jbrother film Shorter (Click movies/shorter trailer) or the JT Archive. I wish I could log as good as mini Joel circa 1989.

Malwitz Custom

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I’ve been following Malwitz Custom shapes from his beginning. It started as a way to watch the east coast scene and the backyard scene grow at the same time. I really couldn’t believe that surfing had spread so far and wide, that backyarders were popping up in major cities with intimidating routes to the beach. Fast forward to today and the duder’s shapes are looking really straight and he’s moved on to harder game, like hollow wooden rides. All I can say is “wow” and keep blogging & shaping brody.

Chris Robb’s Alibi

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Surf Art Fridays: Chris Robb’s alibi.

One Track Mind – World Premiere

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Patagonia will attempt to fit as many people into Cardiff by the Sea as possible this Saturday night with the world premiere of Chris Malloy’s new film, One Track Mind. It’s pretty much a must attend, with two showings (7:30 & 8:45) to attempt to alleviate the massive crowds. Parking will be so bad, that I’m going ride the coaster from Encinitas and hope for a soft to landing when jumping off at Cardiff.

Ok, it might not be that crazy, but it WILL be the place to be early Saturday evening. Later that night, I’m betting The Office and The Shanty will be packed to capacity.

The fine tradition of animation in surf films is carried in One Track Mind by Alex Kopps:

Thanks to Devon Howard for the heads up and getting some cool art my way.

Seaworthy At Shelter With Ryan Tatar

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The U.S. premiere of Nathan Oldfield’s film, Seaworthy will take place this Saturday night in Long Beach, cali. The trailer:

See also: Teaser One, Teaser Two.

Sharing the opening are the works of one Ryan Tatar. If you are anywhere near the area, go see these guys works, it’ll be a sick night.

Live music by the Tijuana Panthers and free refreshments.

Seeds Of Change

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

70 bro Skye Walker and fellow artists Chivo, Tj Harmon, Chris Martino, Kip Gerenda, Eric Hardtke have a show this Friday (the 12th) in Solana Beach. All artists are producing work on sustainable Bamboo. Bummed I’m going to miss this one.

Seed Of Change

New Thomas Cambell Site

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Thomas Campbell has a brand new site up! It’s absolutely insanely packed full of art, crazy films, a blog (we demand more blogging Tmoe!), a shop: (art, ts and movies, books, oh man…). Just go go go go.

The site is the work of The One Peter McBride.

Drift Mag?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Drift Mag issue 07 is out now. You’ve got to give it up to Drift… they cover the surfing the other rags don’t. It’s the surfing you want to see… logs, fish, wooden shelf material as surfboards, thrusters, everything, AND they support the surf blog community. The content has only gotten better over time, but is Drift suddenly no longer free? Is it no longer a digital download? Has it tossed the free love direction it started out in, in favor of a traditional mag model?

Shrimp Suck

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

The next time your waiter brings a pound of shrimp to the table, imagine him dumping 30 pounds of finfish on your table. Why 30? For every pound of shrimp you eat, 30 pounds of other ocean creatures die as bycatch. Yep, you just killed 30 pounds of fin fish.

How is this waste possible? Most shrimp is caught with one of the most destructive fishing techniques known to man… trawling. Trawling involves weighted nets drug across the ocean bottom, which destroy coral and other fish habitat and suck up every sea creature in it’s path. Those creatures are dumped on the deck of a trawler. The shrimp are then picked out one by one and the rest of the catch, most of which is dead, is thrown overboard to the gulls and fish.

This industry destroys other fisheries for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Trawling also uses so much fuel, that with the recent increases in diesel prices, most shrimpers can hardly afford to pull their nets.

So what can you do? You can learn more at and make every effort to buy farm raised shrimp.

Sacred Craft

Friday, September 5th, 2008

If you want to go to a real show, the one for the public… the one for surf RIDERS, not wearers, mark “Sacred Craft” on your calendar for the 11th and 12th of October.

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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