88 surfboards – Kia ora

Kia ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means, literally, have life be well/healthy and is translated as an informal hi at the Māori Language Commission website Kōrero Māori. It is also used as a farewell and expression of thanks.

This was a 11 day trip to the LaNd of the LoNg White Cloud. We trecked across the North IslaNd from RaglaN to the East Coast where we met up with the OrmoNds who have growN up there their whole lives:) Got to stay oN there farm & they showed us arouNd, it was quite relaxiNg with a surf first kiNda meNtality to it. NaNda is quite the charactor keepiNg us laughiNg the whole time, while RaNgis sweet demeaNor was the perfect offset to NaNdas humor. It was Liam GibNey, Harry HeNdo N I. Ari BrowNe happeNed to be there as well with ALL THE BOYS oN a seperate trip, so we gotta surf with him a couple days. This was our first full SOFT trip ever so it was a Nice chaNge from the Norm. FiNdiNg fuN SOFT waves is WAYYYYY easier thaN chasiNg arouNd proper hardboard waves:) Hope you eNjoy the edit & iNspires you to throw a softy iN your coffiN oN ur Next trip!!

Couple 35mm shots from da trip, these are arouNd the RAGLAN regioN:)

HEres some digis : ) Mostly oN the East Coast.

 SARA & GuaraNga RAGYS  OUr vaN.  The Vouch surf team was out there, we camped together a couple Nights.  The OrmoNd Farm we stayed oN iN WhaNgamata. packiNg for the trip iN ByroN Bay  RaNgi gettN the shot.  RaNgi at home. ALL THE BOYS aka Krooky – cookie – the rook

3 weekery

Im headed out to iNDONESIA iN a couple days for a 3 week film trip! Pretty excited havNt beeN there iN like 5 years so it’ll be refreshiNg to have a chaNge of pace filmiN for the Next movie:) Probably woNt be postiNg while im goNe out iN the middle of a juNgle oN the EasterN side of the islaNds regioN, hiNt hiNt. Got some amaziNg surfers oN the trip, doNt waNNa spill the beaNs, but lets just say couple of em from ENCINITAS, aNd 1 from East Coast of Australia, who happeNs to ride the boards shaped by the ENciNitas guy:) Okay shit yah got me, Burch, Bryce, N Diz & a couple their frieNds are the taleNt – aNd ill just say were headed to a SUPER icoNic locatioN – Wish us luck – aNd eNjoy the Next 3 weeks with hopefully lots of swell eNergy arouNd the plaNet!!  jack

Fairly Normal – DaNe ReyNolds

Always love wheN aN edit comes out of DaNe, this oNe iN particular has a real curreNt feel to it. My frieNd Michael Cukr shot this & edited it, so i really took a likiNg to it. Super persoNal aNd really gives you a feel for how DaNe speNds his days Now with his New family. Bravo WHAT Youth for such a touchiNg piece, really dug it:)


MaN what a day VISSLA did a fuN recap of the festivities held dowN at Salt Creek Beach iN DaNa poiNt CaliforNia. It was a 2 day eveNt that featured the ridiNg of viNtage craft maiNly built iN the 70s & 80s. Before your heat a divisioN was choseN either siNgle fiN or twiNNy, theN you had to pick which board you’d ride iN ur heat. Super fuN & uNlike aNy other coNtest out there:)

I had the pleasure of surfiNg iN the eveNt as well as shootiNg it, did some water stuff, Super 8, & laNd shots for a full effect of stoke! It was so much fuN iN the suN, that by the eNd of the weekeNd i was toasty with smiles! Highlight for me was gettiNg to meet Mark CuNNINgham who hosted aN expressioN sessioN bodywomp heat. Some of my favorite surf heros were dowN there iNcludiNg, Rob Machado, KalaNi Robb, HaNs HageN, Thomas Campbell, Paul Naude, Tyler WarreN, Rosie Hodge, Derrick DisNey, Travis ReyNolds, DaNNy Hess, Blair CoNkliN, West Adler, Pat OcoNNell, & all the Nutbags whom made the eveNt legeNdary!! Check the short i made aNd follow the above liNk for more detes:)

Couple images from the eveNt shot by myself, JasoN & Paul Naude, KeNNy Hurtado, Roly Gomez, & Noah McPhearsoN!

See you Next year Cosmic ChildreN!!!


Well with summer iN full POP – this short is just iN time to make everyoNe ask themselves, “am I caught iN the MATRIX?” Soft top surfiNg is all about fun, but sometimes I shoot thrusters for fuN, go figure, hey, its all surfiNg! Had some old footage of the top pros out at lowers & JBay, so it was fuN to throw guys like JOHN JOHN, Kelly, Wilko, Bruce, & The SpartaN iN the short – They truly are the gate-keepers into the MATRIX. We the “RE-EVOLUTION” are not asking you to remove a board from your quiver, but, only to add one to your quiver : ) This is our philosophy . . . . . Get unplugged from THE MATRIX and watch your happiness grow > > > > > > > > CHOOSE SOFTLY

Waves kept comiNg for days aNd days aNd days, I happeNed to be ruNNiNg up & dowN the North OraNge couNty coastliNe, shootiN N surfiN aloNg the way. I was fortuNate eNough to have a few frieNds who were keeN to get a couple clips of me iN my happy place  : ) Those shooters are Toby, KeNCHi, GiovaNNi, Jeffrey, & Nico!! ThaNks guys for gettiNg some fuN holographic images, its always fuN to jump iN froNt of the camera after shootiNg all day:) Also, thaNx GOODIE for gettN us a daypass for the BAY . . . . . . .

To top it all off, I was so stoked to have one of my favorite people – FORD ARCHBOLD – as a co-pilot oN this spaceship Revisode : ) Always so fuN to softtop with, aNd has the best approach oN a top ever!! Also, thaNk YOU 88surfboards for all the froth & boards you gave me for this season, damN thiNgs are bulletproof, testiNg them iN some pretty pouNdy stuff over the past year !! Soft SurfiNg SHOT IN LAGUNA & NEWPORT Beach, COOLIFORNIA.

Stay soft everyoNe, No oNe likes a hard-ass.

GRANT NOBLE for Thalia Surf Shop

GraNt is a Newport favorite, he is true to a fault almost of his love of all thiNgs loggiN. He actually has started shapiNg boards as well. His first or secoNd batch is iN THALIA as i type, a 9’5 aNd a 6’3 siNgley. GraNts got a bright future iN the loggiN world, he has aN electric pulse about him, really loves surfiNg, aNd thats why i like him:) THaNks Giovanni Angleone for the shapiNg shots doNated to the short – Check out the faNcy footwork of GraNt oN a fuN summer day at Blackies, Newport Beach.

Couple GraNt sleds.


Well summer is startiN so its straNge that we are still gettiN West wiNd swells. I guess its makiNg up for the dismal wiNter we had, mixed with the great weather aNd warm water its just such a treat. Better late thaN Never:) Got some fuN oNes dowN at Blackies past few days. BeeN gettiNg some great footage from up oN the pier, really love gettiN these shots. Heres a few images of my favorite local loggers – TaNNer Prairie & GraNt Noble that I got past few days here iN Newport.

88 Newys

My boyz iN auz made a couple New edits love to share with you. Miss the crew always makes me waNNa be iN the laNd dowN uNda!

couple little images lyiNg arouNd my desktop. First oNe is JustiN Adams at Salk Creek ’13

 Ellis arouNd ByroN Bay ’13  NaNda OrmoNd last moNth iN New ZealaNd:)


KeN Sukuki is a buddy of ours from arouNd towN here iN Newport. He’s 100perceNt JapaNese/AmericaN aNd i thought id play off of that for this particular short, cause i just love the JapaNese culture & tv preseNtatioN! I first kNew of KeNNy as a skimboarder back iN the day, fark he was sooooooo good at it, actually my favorite. Hes always surfed but took it up full time after skimmiNg his braiNs out for years. KeN charges wedge, shortboards sick, is always up for a good time, aND most of all is aN epic dude. Super NICE aNd polite to everyoNe:) ENjoy the positive eNergy of KeNergy !!

This is the JapaNese symbol for “KEN CHI POWER”. KeN has good CHI, that eNergetic force from withiN

New shaved dowN twiNNy set up is iNsaNe!! Gives you juuuuust eNough hold wheN its overhead, but lets you release with ease. Try it out, super fuN & easy way to up ur soft game!!

Disposable lyfe

Sometimes a disposable camera last for a while, aNd stretches out for a bit. This roll of film is oNe of those happeNiNgs. Probably lasted for at least 8 moNths, couNtries iNcluded are here iN CaliforNia, Australia, & NZealaNd.

My good buddies Kyle KeNNelly & Levi Prairie at a DAYDREAM SurfSHop party iN Costa Mesa.

 THE COSMIC ONE with Shop dog PeNelepe BEACH GOTH shots. Heres Ford Archbold weaviNg through the crowd. BEACHGOTH weirdos  BOB HURLEY at his home iN Newport Beach.  RYaN Thomas & Noa DeaNe gettiNg their first meetiNg together, goiNg over film possibilities for the future. THis was before Noa was officially aNNouNced as a VOLCOM team rider.  COle SaNdmaN with Matt Tromberg. This was iN WhoNgamata NZealaNd, a fire marshal showed up to RaNgis house warNiNg us of CycloNe Cook which was about to hit the coast. RaNgi & his brother NaNda at INSPIRE orgaNic shop serviNg up some joe for us. Rookie tryiNg to be a creative cooker, which he always is, torchiNg a pie to get the thiNg crispy. This was takeN just outside of RAGLAN NZ, where we camped for a Night, got some great waves for 2 days here. Bryce, Diz, Matty, & BriaN jump Bryceys vaN from Rafs truck after a fuN haNg up by the water tower atop of ByroN bay.  Harry & Mahalia was who i stayed with for 6 weeks iN ByroNBay ALex KNost aNd his pareNts at the JustiN Adams DANCING BABY show at the Costa Mesa CoNceptual Art CeNter. Kyle & JobiN talkiNg shop at the DAYDREAM eveNt.