Japan 2012

30 05 2012

Here are handful of images from a recent trip to Japan. These are from Yokohama, Kamakura, and the Shibuya district of Tokyo. This beautiful country and it’s people live where ancient meets modern, creating a fusion of culture which is unique to the land of the rising sun.

 





Patagonia Cardiff Board Swap

26 04 2012

Patagonia Cardiff is hosting a board swap on Saturday, May 5th, at 9 am. It’s open to the public and features some great deals on used surfboards. Sellers, contact the store to sign up. Buyers or browsers, just show up with your wallets! I provided the image for this promo and am always stoked to be involved with the community and a company like Patagonia.





Come Hell or High Water – Screening at the Surfing Heritage Foundation

26 10 2011

Keith Malloy  screened his bodysurfing masterpiece, Come Hell or High Water,  last October at the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente, California. The film is a series of wave riding vignettes filmed in California, Hawaii, Tahiti and beyond. With this film, Keith proves that bodysurfing, and riding waves without a traditional surfboard, is a moving and poignant experience. The screening also featured an exhibit of artwork created on Enjoy Handplanes. I set up a virtual studio and grabbed a quick portrait of Keith.





Portrait of Surfer Magazine staff photographer, Todd Glaser

24 08 2011

I shot this portrait of Surfer Magazine photographer Todd Glaser at my home in Encinitas. Todd is a versatile photographer with great skills in the water. Incorporating water into the shot seemed to be quite appropriate. Check out his work at www.tglaser.com

portrait - todd glaser





The Mattson 2

24 08 2011

A shot from the “Wild Ones” art show at Surfindian of the super groovy and talented  Mattson 2… get their new album, “Feeling Hands” here on itunes!

The Mattson 2 jammin at Surfindian





Tyler Warren in the studio

24 08 2011

Tyler Warren is a multi-talented artist, surfer, and shaper. Inspired by the past, Tyler is a forward thinker with a bright future. A couple shots from a visit to his studio in Dana Point, California. Check out Tyler’s blog at surf-knot.blogspot.com

california dreaming

palette

dana point

studio wall detail

tw at work





Cover Shot for Tracks Magazine

23 08 2011

This image ran as a cover on Tracks Magazine from Australia. Shot while filming for Cyrus Sutton’s movie, Stoked and Broke, this is Ryan Burch riding a piece of foam with no fins in the shorebreak near Windansea. California kid on a California day on the cover of an Australian mag… classic!

Ryan Burch





Gary Stuber, Surfboard Laminator at Moonlight Glassing

14 04 2011

Created in 1979, Moonlight Glassing is a special sort of place where surfboards have been decorated, glassed, polished, and sanded for over 30 years. Understated and unpretentious, the factory has put the finishing touches on thousands of surfboards for pros such as Rob Machado and Taylor Knox and labels such as Channel Islands and the Campbell Brothers. They specialize in custom color, airbrush, pinlines, resin tint, channels and fin set-ups for seasoned veterans and backyard shapers alike. Gary Stuber is Moonlight’s laminator and is responsible for  applying the fiberglass to the shapers creation giving it both function and fashion. Gary is a master craftsman and has probably glassed more surfboards than anyone, which is no minor accomplishment.

many surfboards have passed though these doors...

if these walls could talk...

surfboard blanks

getting started

map of dreams...

garys ratios

at work on a red beauty

trimming cured fiberglass

resin, fiberglass, and craftsmanship

Moonlight laminate

Gary Stuber, laminator and master craftsman






Sacred Craft Santa Cruz

6 04 2011

“More than anything, Sacred Craft is a celebration of the surfboard – the philosophical icon of enduring youth. No other object stirs as much passion, as much stoke, and as much power”. The spring show held in Santa Cruz did not disappoint. Surfers packed the Rittenhouse Building in downtown Santa Cruz on a rainy weekend and feasted on freshly shaped surfboards, contemporary and retro models,  live shaping demos, surf art, and a chance to rub elbows with friends and legends. Local shaper Doug Haut was featured in the tribute to the masters shape-off competition. Local Ward Coffey took top honors over Wayne Rich, Steve Coletta, Mark Angell and Bob Pearson replicating Doug’s classic “bump” model.

The Rittenhouse Building in Downtown Santa Cruz

Mark Angell planning a Doug Haut replica board

thrusters

no shoes in this shaping bay

beautiful craftsmanship

art by John Holm

Doug Haut Classics

Iconic Santa Cruz local, "Stretch" Riedel

fresh Bings

shaping bay decal





Chris Christenson’s Surfboard Factory

3 04 2011

Chris Christenson is a California based surfboard shaper who apprenticed under the legendary Dick Brewer and now shapes under his own label building boards for big wave chargers like Greg Long. Greg won the most prestigious big-wave invitational, the 2009 Eddie Aikau, at Wiamea Bay on one of Chris’s boards. Chris also shapes longboards and shortboards with fine craftmenship and attention to detail.

board rack

glasser Ninoa Speier’s mixing buckets

blanks

vintage logo

orders

still life on shaping bay wall with picture of San O

cc at work

mavericks gun

just liked this one

shaka