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.

Different Perspective
November 28, 2009

The FXU/Freeriders Surf Comp 09 went on at Porthmoer today. Ryan borrowed my camera again.

Ryan’s gonna get some wings.

After a few shots, he became a huge fan. Taken by Ryan.

Ryan’s theory was, take pics of this ripping grom and sell the pics to him later. Taken by Ryan.

That rock threw some big spray. Taken by Ryan.

St. Ives’ own Teahupoo, except it’s right. Taken by Ryan.

Classic sand shot. Taken by Ryan.

Nose drops. Taken by Ryan.

Rob H’s shoes and tail. Taken by Ryan.

Barber is his arch nemisis. Taken by Ryan.

It was raining pretty hardcore the whole time. Taken by Ryan.

Keith was the head judge as well as the color guard of the comp. Taken by Ryan.

I went out for a second time during the day. It might seem like awesome to have two sessions in a day but when it’s 50 degrees below freezing and your wetsuit is wet from the last use, things aren’t so lush… Taken by Ryan.

Epic Stub Sesh at Towan
October 29, 2009

Took out my stubbie for a second Cornish time. Keith drove me to Porthtowan, Alex got there shortly after us. From the beach it looked like the waves were breaking super fast but when you got out there it was actually uber fun.

stub towan sco surf porthtowanRight or left?

wave in the sky sco surfCheck out that wave in the sky.

SC to OC via CA-1
September 19, 2009

Mitch and I made the trek from Santa Cruz back to Irvine. Before we left we had a terrible sesh at Steamers. Mitch decided to take PCH for the first leg of the journey. The scenic route was definitely worth it.

Santa Cruz Surf Museum Steamer Lane CaliforniaSurf Museum at The Lane.

Steamer Lane Santa Cruz Swell SurfCrooked swell.

firststopThis was our first pit stop on CA-1.

peninsulaThe Pacific coastline offers a lot of random things. I’m sure they’re there for legit reasons but let’s not go there. Here’s a random peninsula.

righthanderThat right looks alright.

mitchmeCars make great tripods.

treesThey look more like trees you’d see in Africa.

cowRandom cow.

coastgalleryWe stopped by this gallery with weird knick knacks. It was like a section of Laguna Beach stuck in a random spot in central California.

bridgeRandom bridge.

randomtreesRandom trees overlooking the sea.

seagullviewSeagulls appreciate beauty just like humans.

straightawayThe first straight away in a very long time.

fogbushFog taking control of a few trees.

outthefogDriving out of the fog.

sunnyfogFog on one side, sun on the other. Perfect harmony.

nighttimedriveDriving into the night.

peaceoutsunPeace out sun!

Steamer Lane aka The Lane aka Perfection
September 17, 2009

Kevin, Mitch, Zack and I surfed Steamer Lane today. It was Mitch and my first time. Probably the best non barreling waves we’ve ever experienced.

Sunny Steamer LaneThe pictures definitely don’t do justice.

Steamer Lane SunsetThe sun is going down but the waves kept coming.

Santa Cruzin
September 16, 2009

Today Mitch and I set off to Santa Cruz to visit Mike and Zack.

5 AM California FreewayWoke up at 5, finished packing the car and got on the road by 5:45ish.

fogoverSome fog rolling over some hills a little past LA.

Open Road To Santa CruzOpen Roads.

open roads to scHours and hours.

rincon wavesThis might be Rincon ish.

longboarderSome surfers.

cropsFarmland.

cliffsideCliffsides.

cowsCows.

barnBarns.

tunnelinWe tunneled in.

tunneloutWe tunneled out.

ranchyMore ranchy ness.

forestyFinally hit some foliage.

scsign55,717+2 more.

pleasurepointSurfed Pleasure Point. It was pretty epic. Very Kelpy. Saw a sea otter. Caught some sick ripples.

zackZack doing a post surf jam.

guitarbassKevin and Max, Mike and Zack’s housemates, on guitar and or bass.

Blocked View
September 8, 2009

There’s always something obstructing the way on labor day.
Coca Cola Can Hands

Headrest Obstruction I.

Laguna Beach HousesHair+Headrest Obstruction II.

Laguna Beach ReflectionCar Pillar Obstruction.

Surfing Cornish Paradise
August 14, 2009

Sure Southern California might have pretty good spots with pretty good waves when there’s pretty good waves but Cornwall England has a pretty epic coastline. Imagine getting out of your car to check the conditions and seeing all this. It’s pretty sick.

kernowsurf

Cornish pro Ryan standing at the edge of a some what secret spot.