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





Editorial: Cover of Wavelines

2 04 2011

Cyrus Sutton filming with his handplane mounted Go-Pro Camera for “Stoked and Broke”

filming for Stoked and Broke





Artist Alex Weinstein

31 03 2011

Recently I spent part of the day hanging out in the studio with artist Alex Weinstein. Alex is a painter and sculptor residing in Manhattan Beach, California whose work has shown in galleries worldwide.  His work has also been featured in publications such as the LA Times, Surfer’s Journal, and Elle Decor. Alex’s work could best be described as atmospheric and ethereal. It seems to hover and float in this mysterious “space”  between the concrete and the abstract. However, there is one thing that is clear, Alex and his work are deeply infused with the ocean.

alex

weinstein

vague

bunny

swell

work