Thursday, April 29, 2010

E.S.M and sunny days!!

Just saw a redtail hawk grab a mouse in a field and take it back to it's nest to eat.. AWESOME!!!!
Life is good, sun is shining and i'm goin skating all day!!!
Here is a little loving from our Great friends over at E.S.M!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bethany's Hero Status..

I love working with Bethany Hamilton...
my first reason is she is always smiling... awesome!
two, she absolutely rips.... She has a new draining tube on a website which is sick and I've shot her charging backside Indo tubes and thumping one of a kind Lowers swells.. Charger in the full sense of the word. Her family is very cool and nice to visit with as well. It's always nice to see friends.

Here are some shots from the big summer swell last year.... I can't wait till she gets back in town and we can shoot some surfing again...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New adventures and grand plans..

Well after 9 or 10 months of not having the burden of an apartment yet still having burdens, i have decided to get a place to rent with some strangers on craigslist right on the loop of State park.. I am pretty amped on the local even though my room will almost be the size of a prison cell... Ah the price we pay to surf!!! BUT i do have a 3 ledge skatepark in my front yard and a stones throw farther is a wave i like to suf....
It's gonna be nice to have a bed for a bit...

Monday, April 26, 2010

3rd in a series

Got this one done last nite.. each time i get better and better at textures and shading...
its alot more fun know that i have a better understanding of what the woodburning tool does...
enjoy... HOPe u have some waves..

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Coming for your Beaches!!

They are coming for your beaches!!!
Be aware, be very aware!!

haha.. actually i do moonlighting as a surf instructor for La Vida Laguna.. We took a group down to Trails yesturday and had fun..
Its always a good time when people enjoy themselves.... no real threat to the surfing population as most of them will never do it again... Some people actually get the whole "surfer/zen" type trip we kinda all live.... It's pretty cool when the lightbulb goes on and someone is pumped.. or when a girl rides one all the way to the beach.....

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Catchin my eye!

Sometimes when goin through photos tryin to find stuff for work, other photos grab my attention..
I am glad they do and I quickly grab them to show you!!!
Here is one of my first shots of skating on a trip to NYC for my sister (little) was playing piano at Carnegie Hall at 14 or so years old.. WOW now she builds fighter planes which is even more WOW!!!
So i enjoyed my time in NYC and here is a random kid gappin the Brooklyn Banks when you could skate this part..
I want to rescan all of my NYC stuff cause its worth it...
here is another of Ricky Whitlock b/s wall ride tail grab at the Bread Bowl.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Give thanks and Praise!!!!

Each and hour!!!!
Its a glorious day today.. I hope the tide drops out and gets good.. but if it doesn't i can just appreciate all my blessings I have..
GO out into the world and do well!! But more importantly go out into the world and Do GOOD!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MORE friends than you can...

MORE friends than you can shake a stick at!! haha..
Good times at lunch with some good friends.. .
Britt from Liquid Underground has the sickest collection of shirts...
his art is sick as hell too!
Bowen works hard and enjoys a cold adult beverage after a hard days of work shuffling photos..

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friend on da beach!!

Had a great morning yesturday surfing ... took off on 3 beautiful waves..
one was really outstanding.. Big 5ft drop into a clean bowling wall.. Good hacks and friends goin over the corner watching as you approach full speed only to crack it off the top and move quickly into the next bottom turn..
Greg Long was out as well as Rusty and Dusty Payne..
Here Dave Giddings, SK oniell filmer and all around badass and Matt "...lost" Biolas talk shop...
Damien Farenforth is back in town and will be working with him alot more!!!
SUMMER come on!!!!

Went to teach skating , got rained out then met with Thraston c/o Etnies top PR guy Ashton Maxfield and enjoyed a few coldies before the rainbow..

Monday, April 19, 2010

BOMB Hills Not Countries!!!

It's inevitable.... you roll the dice enough and you will end up with snake eyes at some point in your life....
weird cause the surf was PUMPIng and i was Frothing... i sat in my truck and even slowed down for a couple of minutes.. (which i NEVER DO)
anywho.. i was droppin my waterbottle, towel all my stuff... bombing the hill switch stance with the board and gear in my forward arm. ( a big no no) Ultra pumped an toyin with my board and speed.. I told myself this is why i have a sktae board sponsor..then BAM!!!!!!
.any who... went for an air before my session.. racked my hand and knee but couldnt feel a thing cause the surf was by far.

epic in full sense of the meaning... 8-10 guys , 5ft glassy clean water.....

This is a lame clip yes i know this.. i am playin around with my new Canon 7d... so yes, it is actually pretty cool.. shot with a 15mm lens.. i'm liking this camera!!


Sunday, April 18, 2010


Like any old cheesy hollywood rendition of a surf movie... but for REAL!
Sun is shining.. water is warming up and the surf is there..
I swam all morning and didnt bring a camera and im surfin now...
enjoy this

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friends and Skate Family

My skate family tree branches out all over the world.. From Jamaican bowls to Italian parks to San Diego's finest..
Noel can hold her own with a skateboard.. she's a pretty tuff cookie.... A sexy tuff cookie!

Friday, April 16, 2010

ESPN, skate and surf!

GET SOME!!! more to update here soon.. enjoy your surf..
yesturday was firing at Weasel Reef!! Stephen Thomas and myself met Daniel Franks down near the pier to get some shots done on the New 5'8 Nation Twin fin....(Jazz the Glass version)...
Needless to say we had a blast surfing together, gettin barrelled, airs and some turns in.. Here are some shots from Daniel's Lens...
Check out Daniel's Website!!
website and blog are:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Edit Day after shredfest!

Surfed really good Weasel Reef today with Mr. Stephen Thomas...
Photos were supplied by hard working shooter Daniel Franks...
both of these cats are really cool and fun to work with...
We had some floaters, airs, turns and lip bash marathon until the boys had to go to work..
Here is a photo from a while back at Sliders Point.. I like that wave when its ON!!!
here is the Los Dos from Nation Mfg. I surfed today.. 5'8 of fun and sickness!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Surfing my life away...

at a very special place.. beautiful morning and some bombs coming through.. Surf seemed to be good everywhere today.
Gonna shoot some photos later too..
Here's one of my favorites of Shea Lopez last year on the big South. I like this shot alot..
Here is the flora and fauna that encircles the wave i enjoy surfing..

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SKateboarding is FUN!!!

Its fun to hang out with your friends.. Its fun to fall when you don't get hurt..
its fun to drive around and barge spots...

So is surfing so i am out the door surf, eye doctor then teach skating all evening.. Enjoy this glorious day and give thanks!!!
Tyler Martin and EG enjoy life together on the side of a road..

Monday, April 12, 2010

Life's good...

Some days ya wake up and things fall into place...
showed up at sector 9 today only to find Joel Tudor show up and enjoy his time as well as the rest of the gang but Tyler Martin was visting so we all jumped in the car an worked for the rest of the evening... Got some good photos and got to skate 2... when the hell does it rain in San Diego.. ???

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Surf and Wind...

Wind makes surf and surf doesnt always like wind... but today there was both...
nothing special, actually a very humbling day... Kolohe was killing it... I was surviving if anything...
Just glad i got to surf... pretty walk....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Test Your Faith in Blood!

Tim Mitchell's boy is out there doin it for all of us... He took one to the melon for the team and survived....
At this very moment someone is keeping calm taking photos, someone is calm applying pressure and an IV. Some one is keeping calm securing the position in a fire fight...
There are many amazing photographers in the world... this is one of them..

Friday, April 9, 2010

Texas & Surfer Magazine?

Well, sometimes Texas gets good..

I'm pretty pumped on that portfolio.. That's why i missed two days of bloggin cause i was exhausted on this here computator box doin chicken peckin and dot dot dot com type stuft...
for some reason, i still cant figure out how to have a clickin link on this crazy thing!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Double Cheese and YankeeDoodles!!!

I was teaching a surf lesson to an 11 year old young man yesturday..
after explaining all day what Troughs are and crests and every description about waves i could think of to keep him interested and learning...
He stopped me in my tracks and said.. You know, you could be telling me any name you wanted for these things and I wouldnt have a clue if it were right or wrong..

So from now on as per his request all my classes will be learning about Double Cheese and YankeeDoodles!!!

This kid is sharp as a whip... So we caught tons of Double Cheese and YankeeDoodles alll day and had a blast... i havent laughed that hard and much in a long time..

Off to teach some kids about Double Cheese and YankeeDoodles!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The POINT of it all

The Point was gonna be the original name for this one.
BUT the Point of it all is surfing.. so i was out surfing then had to teach surfing to an 11year old who was TOTALLY Stoked afterwards... Its awesome to see the lightbulb go on.. I am stoked i can pass that on to others..
surfing changed my life..
I am blessed that sometimes i get to share it with friends.. Mike and I went surfing together yesturday and it has been aLONG time since we had... it was awesome! you can read bout it here on his blog..

I am transferring a bunch of hardrives so no photos right now..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrols come at the same time in any country!