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.

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.

More Wacom Bamboo Waves
October 31, 2009

We drew these while the lappy t was hooked up to the big screen.

ben_wacom scosurfHere’s the set up.

Ben's-2nd-Wave_scosurfHere’s Ben’s second Wacom wave.

James-Wave_scosurfMy version of a perfect wave. I’d probably prefer if it was a right so mirror this image in your head.

Panoristic
October 20, 2009

I haven’t been shooting a lot of ramas this year.

maritime-pano scosurfing scosurf sco surfTook these series of stitches photos near the Maritime.

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.

34th Street Newport Beach
September 7, 2009

This week I surfed 34th Street for the first time. It’s a pretty chill place. Small little waves roll through and they are ace for longboarding on. Dylan and TJ introduced me to this spot. Mitch and I came back to the spot with Matt and we had a wicked time shredding ankle biters.

34th street Newport Beach California Sco SurfLess parking than 56st+.

Newport Beach California Sco SurfThis street takes us to 34th.

Trestles Night Surf
August 31, 2009

Daniel, Ian, Jason, Mitch and I went for a late sesh tonight. It was Daniel’s first time surfing so he was privileged to go to Trestles for it. It was super small but really fun. Oh yeah I took my dad’s 135mm lens today. It’s a weird focal length but it fun to try to compose the shot.

washedoutRetro style pic.

trestles side trainTrain pass.

shredderThis guy was shredding today due to his medium sized longboard. He has this retro style with his feet super close together.

nightmitchMitch emerging from the darkness after a wicked last ride.

trestles night wavesWeird little arrow thingy in the background.

trestles_lotThis was a rare site; Ian’s car was pretty much the only one  parked at the Trestles lot.

Displacement Hulls
August 27, 2009

I know my board isn’t a legit hull but I can’t wait to surf it.

Hulltastic Video