Stagnes
December 5, 2009

Laura, Rob and I hit St. Agnes today. It was pretty epic. I had the best over the falls of my life on this wave that might have been a head and a half. It kinda felt like a roller coaster ride. The locals were loving The Stub.

The crowds were dense and undensified at a later time.

How can anyone resist taking pictures of oil on the ground?

Rob owns this contraption: a legit miniature surfboard(fiberglass foam, stringer and all) with trucks and wheels mounted on them. It’s pretty sickkk.

Blind Again
December 4, 2009

Benji’s back from Super Tubes. We went to Pporth for some surf. It was pretty gash and I forgot my contacts and Ben forgot his ear plugs. We looked at it for a while and I finally decided to go in for a few minutes just because I believe if you’re going to drive that far to surf, might as well get wet. Duckdiving in -50˚C water almost makes it not worth it.

A nice arcuate green bench to sit on while watching some gashness. I think I got like three super short rides. It was worth getting wet.

Oh yeah, got that new Machado traction pad.

God Rays
November 29, 2009

God rays are in cartoons, movies, and every day life in general. Photography wouldn’t be where it is today without God Rays. Whether the soundtrack to God rays is organs playing or a subtle choir singing ahhh, God rays are awesome, a good God ray shot will trump a sunset or rainbow shot any day.

Keith doesn’t know it but he’s in the presence of God. Three ish gods to be exact.

Many Gods look upon Praa Sands.

Sometimes only one god shines through. Taken By Ryan Riley.

Surfers love god rays. Taken By Ryan Riley.

Sometimes interesting framing can make a photograph incredibly spectacular. I’ll save that for another post but here’s a preview. Taken By Ryan Riley.

Teaching
November 27, 2009

Today I was one of the mentors helping some prospective students through tasters day which is pretty much where a kid experiences everything{almost everything} in one afternoon. I was pretty stoked since I’ve never “taught” more than maybe two people at a time. Hopefully everybody had some fun and will strongly consider joining the Falmouth Sportswear Department.

All the groups had to pick a muse to base their designs off. My group chose Lady Gaga. Long story short: Lady Gaga is in the secret service{ergo she wears sunnies all the time} and she went to the Queen’s garden party to protect her majesty from any ninja assassins. The dress we designed would theoretically be made completely out of bulletproof kevlar.

After finishing off the taster day I headed over to Aside to chill out and look through their library. Here’s a reflection of Ross’s screen while he checks the surf forecast for this weekend.

Not Quite Black and White
November 21, 2009

So I was going to post a bunch of BW’s on here but as I was photoshopping I thought, why not try to “cross process” a black and white picture? Here are the results:

Today we went to the Shed to celebrate Mette’s birthday which was about two months ago. I gave her a scostache for her prez. She loved it.

Hazel having some fun.

Tom eyeing is drink.

Awesome light at the shed.

I now know that basecoat does do what I denied it would do. Oh yeah I’m not longer in the Shed. {I got the peace sign idea from Mr. Kopatz}

A third of my cornish skateboard quiver.

Empty Park
November 16, 2009

Ben, Endy, Sam and I went to Stithians for a little sesh today. A few games of skate and some spills. It was good to take a break from my project.

stithians-skatepark scosurfGoing to an empty skatepark, surf spot, etc etc, gives you a fantastic feeling.

ben-bmxing scosurfBen having a go on Sam’s bike.

sam-whip scosurfSam attempting a tail whip(pronounced hu•wip)

endy-grab scosurfEndy doing a steezy grab over the hip.

quite-a-sunset scosurfThe sun sat in a rainless sky.

Windows
November 15, 2009

Yesterday was the first time I ever surfed Swanpool beach. It was uber offshore and the crowd factor was redic. There were no rules any more. People were dropping in on one another left and right.

curtains scosurfWhile I was working on my laptop I looked at the window. Thought the texture in the curtains would make a cool shot with some backlight.

gylly-mini-right scosurfWe left the house pretty early and checked Swanpool. It looked rank so we checked Gylly and saw this mini right but weren’t too keen.

blue-shades scosurfWe went to Jan’s afterwards. Had another opportunity to shoot another window. Sick shade of blue.

coasters scosurfJan’s girlfriend picked up some coasters with wicked illustrations on them.

sitting-bear scosurfIt really looks like the house of art students.

rain-drops-on-the-shield scosurfIt rained.

duckdiving-a-right scosurfWe went back to Swanpool to sesh it. It looked awesome for a Falmouth break.

splashography scosurfWe left because of the crowds. Here’s a splashing shot.

gylly-left scosurfHere’s a Gylly Reef left.

way-to-the-park scosurfWe booked tickets for 2012 which was an awesome movie. Since we had 2 hours to kill we went for a skate at the Maritime parking lot.

ben-swipe scosurfBen sliding out the tail.

down-the-shoe-view scosurfLong exposure down the shoe.

shoe-view scosurfShoe view with pop up flash.

firey-place-for-a-skateboard scosurfI set the camera to a 10 second exposure, set it on top of my board and pushed it down the lot. The world is a scary place for a skateboard

Blind Surf
November 11, 2009

Today we arrived at Perranporth for a second time after checking Crantock and after I put on my wetsuit, I realized I was wearing my glasses. I don’t carry a spare pair of contacts with me so I was going to surf blind… I was pretty freaked out because they waves looked big from far away but as soon as I rode the first wave I was stoked. It was a totally different feeling when you’re riding a wave but you only see vague shapes.

perranporth-down-teh-line scosurfLong lines. Super glassy.

crow-fly scosurfA cornish crow, mid flight in the Perranporth car park.

crantock scosurfWe went to Perranporth once and Joe wasn’t satisfied so we checked Crantock and that was pants so we went back to Perranporth.

pasta-baking scosurfI usually make pasta bakes for dinner at Ben’s, maybe because it was the first thing his mom ever made me.

giant-pasty scosurfBen had a giant pasty.

pasta-cheeseball scosurfA wider angle of my meal.

big-pasty scosurfTo test a pasty’s ready-to-eat-ness it’s best to drill a hole, extract a potato and eat it. If it’s good then the pasty is good.

Mini Seshuan
November 8, 2009

Today we went hunting for some surf. It ended up settling for Praa. Ryan and I went in. Joe and Emma had a lovely day at the beach while Ben did a bit of photography.

carve british surf magazine scosurfBritish Surf Mags at Keith’s. Taken by Ryan.

secret-sauce scosurfSecret spot behind the bush.

rinsey scosurfRinsey looked alright but Ben wasn’t keen of the crowd factor.

volcom-sticker scosurfRyan had a million stickers in a box so Ben and I snagged a few.

all-right scosurfSome fun looking rights at Praa.

down-the-line scosurfDown the line. Taken by Ryan.

a-framers scosurfHead Dippers. Taken by Ryan.

tubings scosurfRyan getting shackled. Taken by Benji.

micro scosurfAnother pit in Ryan’s arsenal. Taken by Benji.

off-the-wall scosurfRyan going off the wall. Taken by Benji.

pwned scosurfI didn’t quite make that right… Taken by Benji.

owned scosurfRyan got smashed by this rogue. Taken by Benji.

pigdogging scosurfPigdogging isn’t my thing. Taken by Benji.

golden scosurfIt was a fun sesh. Golden sunsets for everybody on the south coast.

Leash Plug Installation
November 1, 2009

I got fed up with chasing my board after wipe outs so I decide to add a leash plug.

clamping-leash-plug scosurfI didn’t want to sand too much of the leash plug down so I kept it clamped.

kernow-wax scosurfBen showing his patriotism in wax format.

Wilson-Garage scosurfThis is the Wilson repair shop(future shaping bay).

leash-plug-installation scosurfWaiting for the cure.

mr.-resin scosurfMr. Resin is a true gentleman.