Gotta hang with one of my good friends and teammates Derrick Disney at Burchs shaping bay outside of Oceanside CA. Derrick has flown under the radar for years now, not to many people know that he is quite the accomplished glasser. As well as glassing his shapes have been getting better and better as he soaks in all the Burch Ju-ju and starts to morph his fishes into very similar designs as his mentor/the master Ryan B. Hard to get Diz to do audio or awkward kinda speaking stuff, but i know him well enough to get it out of him. Its easy to talk when it comes from the heart. And everything Derrick does comes from his heart. Nice to see some of Dizs weird flextails the past couple years, stoked to put it together for the VIssla guys and show you what i came up with! Derrick is surfin south OC Ca, GLand, and NorthernBaja.
couple 35mm shots i got from the shaping day. ILFORD XP2
Winter in Santa Barbara usually means heeps of swells and lots of right handers. Last couple years ive been gone havnt had the chance to make it up there, but this year ive made a few trips. This trip in particular, i got a chance to finally meet and shoot with local hero Trevor Gordon. I must say, he surfs better than i thought, truly a wizard. His good buddy Simon Murdoch was out with him, and damn, he was quite an impressive surfer as well. The swell wasnt anything to write home about, but we made the best of it. Such a slow season for California, it was just nice to have a little bump out there to get a wiggle in. Thanks Mollusk for the stoke, enjoy Ocean Song:)
Its been a fun ride getting our first shipment of 88 boards here in California. If any of you have bought a board from us here in the US – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts:) Our next shipment gets here right at the start of summer in June so ill keep you posted on that. Til then, ive been collecting clips here and there of my friends riding them, and we are lucky enough to have an Icon like Burch riding the boards, he’s on one of our 8;0s here. The teaser ‘bung’ is a prelude to a larger mini movie called ‘Septic Tank’ which will be coming out soon, shot entirely in the California region.
Grew the beard out for winter warmth – Took it down yesterday. Off to Hawaii on Monday for some upcoming projects – Pretty excited to get some VitaminD up me:)
couple kewl youtube clips caught my eye this week.
Lee-Ann – so cool : )
Love how plastic rubbish awareness is really starting to get into the public consciousness! The time has come that we start to clean it up. I think the most challenging part will be bringing this to 3rd world countries whom have no education the effects its having on our ecosystem.
Man, the past 2 winters here at home in California have been a nightmare. The usual swells that move down from the North seem to always not do what they are supposed to. Turns out, there is a reason why. I know, and see, from first hand experience watching these lines in the sky regularly along our coast, and its just got me so fed up. So ive been educating myself over the past few years and feel like its time to speak out and share with you what ive discovered. Its apparently obvious they’ve been using these upper atmospherical spraying to have control over the weather.
When you control the weather, you can control the food, when you control the food, you control everyone. Please set aside some time to really get to the bottom of what is going on in our skies right in plain view above us. Not sure what we can do, these demons seem to be above the law, but at least if we bring some attention to it, maybe eventually we can come together to stop it. So much info in both of these videos, think it sums up what they are after and why they are doing it. Lets all pray that there are some people further up then us, little people, that are fighting the good fight. So sick of the bad guys winning, i think a just cause such as this, should galvanize all of us to stop what is happening. Its time for this to stop.
The best thing about winter is when it comes to an end, unless its a pumping winter. In this case, winter has been a constant duldrum of disappointing conditions and non producing swells. Yeah, its been a tough one for us here in SoCal. I was so excited to spend time here at home this year, didnt really pan out as expected, but all you can do is pray that spring is better.
Couple of my favorite surfers/humans that live near me Levi Prairie and Jobin Bookout and we happened upon a nice little swell right before winter. I knew it might be our last chance to get some waves without the use of full rubber suits, so we were on it. THis day happened to be my birthday so i remember it well. Stoked to get some new talent in the mix, and Levi and Jobin sure do have a bit of yin and yang together when they surf. A little something for everyone, whether ur right or left foot forward think this might tickle ur fancy.
Thanks Mollusk Surf Shop, once again, for showcasing some unique surfing from a couple unknown local shredders:)
Loved this edit that Creed made!!
Meridiem Odyssey features my buddy Kyle Kennelly!
Pickle in Thank you – S U R – may i have another.
Couple 88 grabs from a small south that hit here last week with Jobin.
My friend Triggers made a movie just came out for free on Vim. It features the funnest boys from NSW. Check er out follow thee link below.
WOw just ran into this photo story featuring the Dukha people of Mongolia. It was shot by photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami. The Dukha people have a spiritual connection to all animals and hunt with eagles and herd reindeer. Pretty amazing stuff, thought id share.
Groovy approach by underground surfer Owen Kaestner on the foot.
Shot an expired 1993 roll round town here, this is the result:)
Hollister Ranch. Delon & Nanda The Wedge CHizzin at SANO Jobin 1 connobin 56 stAshley & Clara SANO
Almost another month gone by with no post damn im slackin. Seems the INSTA world has fully taken over all of our free time unwillingly. Well, ive been in a bit of a decompressive state of late. That time of year when swells are minimal and the cold keeps us close to our fireplaces. But spring is on the horizon for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.
Been a average winter with no real big swells, high pressure dominating the North. Just to let you know im deep in with the new movie. Light editing going on and things are shaping up, directions being drawn, and inspirations being logged. Heres a few things caught my eye and been up to.
Been workin with Levi round town here, congrats to him for being picked up by O’Neill for his rad surfing talent.
Loved the feel and look of this video. Extreme torched authentic video effect. Love
Just got turned onto Dr. Steve Brule. F’in hilarious stuff. JohnCReilly da best:)
ANother downright stupid adult swim skit series, Spagett!! Lovin this as well.
88 USA. Has officially landed here in California!! Get yerself a board. COntact us on INSTI to get one. HEres us unloading our first container during the fires in SB.
COuple SOFTSPACEMAN vids up created by Mr. BrodieJackson.
I got lots of videos coming out in the coming weeks so ill be sure to post when they arrive!! Hope ur all doing well speak soon Xo jack
Just realized its been a month since ive posted on the blog. Almost seems like a lost art these days, but im not gonna forget about the few of you who still head out into the information highway for some fresh content. Happy 2018 everyone hope this year is better than last, and for those of you who had a great 2017 lets carry that into the new year.
Super 88 is a 20min short shot entirely in Japan and if youve never been, well, this is how it looks and feels to be in the land of the rising sun:) So many good times when youre on a softy. Wave starved, no problem, you can just climb around in some rocks and get yer fix. The boards have officially landed in Japan, as well as Australia, and last week here in the US. Enjoy the show, and go and get yourself an 88!!
Super Mario Kart 64 is one of our all time favorite video games so we based the short off of the nostalgic sounds of the game. Japan is a bit like a video game, another world. Thanks Blue Mag, Ride S&S, Rainbow Cat, YR surf, Yuta, and everyone who made the trip a blast. Heres a couple grabs from our week long trip.