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.
Had a fun time shooting with one of the nicest guys around Kyle Kennelly!! His surfing has always been intriguing to me, and we finally got a chance to do a short together. Been watching him for a few years now riding these 2 boards, stoked to get some footy of him on a good day. My good buddy from WhatYouth Mike Cukr also chipped in with some sweet Hawaii footage of Kyle as well. ThanKs Mike & Mollusk Surf Shop hope you all dig it!!
Blackies season started today woohoo winter is among us here in SoCal!!
Words by Schyuler Beecroft:
Fast & Loose! Our friends Jack Coleman and Kyle Kennelly (with additional filming by Michael Cukr) teamed up to document Kyle’s research in quasi-finless surfing. The possibilities of side bites sans center fin are put to the test in California and Hawaii. Think of something akin to a controlled freefall… steer into the skid! Enjoy.
Surfing has lost a couple of its great ambassadors this weekend. I can speak for one of them that I did get a chance to meet, Oscar Moncada. He died tragically in a car accident near his home of Puerto Escondido Mexico, apparently with a commercial truck where all 3 in the car where all lives were taken. Time to celebrate Oscar and his wonderful achievements. What i remember most about Oscar was he was always smiling:) His energy was contagious and he touched everyone who came in contact with him. I was lucky enough in 2012 to have spent a week in his presence at home in Puerto. It almost seems like ive lost a good friend, although i barely knew him. That was the power of Oscar, a true legend and forever an ambassador for the Mexican surfing culture. You will be missed, but your life will never be forgotton, You’ve inspired so many. Thank you Oscar and rest easy.
Oscar showed us around all week. I felt privelaged to have been in his camp. Whenever i got the chance i threw out that i was with Oscar. He was the man. Heres a little short i did with Alex, Timmy, and Oscar back in 2012.
Thalia Surf Shop just put out their new wetty called the ‘Be Grateful’. Its a sweet suit with an iconic meaning, Dead Heads Unite!! Helped out a bit with the filming of the project, it features Ford Archbold surfing around the shop in Laguna:) Enjoy
TOM MOREY is a huge part of what has brought joy to so many people with his bodyboard design, as well as also inventing the soft top. He is in bad health, and really facing some tough times. Mike Stewart has launched a fundraiser to help him in his final phase of life on earth. This really struck a chord with me. We all owe Tom so much. I donated and it really made me feel like it was money well spent. We love you Tom and thank you for all you have done for us ocean lovers.