Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fwd: OBEY RAINSPOT

Just got an email update from the district, transmission to follow:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Geoffrey XXXXXX <xxxx@xxx.xxx>
Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 1:00 AM
Subject: OBEY RAINSPOT

5'11
30 something years old
Kilo Mike has a posse
Kelly Martin wallride at Rain Spot, Photo by Chris Flynn


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Nyc

Nothing is more American then a queens taco truck

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

surf graf

cm wallwatcher is on a jobsite near you he and wants to set the record straight - construction graffiti is alive and well. "don't eat the ironworker's mints" with an arrow pointing to the urinal cake - that's the classic that my pops always refers to. well cm wallwatcher has some wave sliders on the job - see the creativity below. it's not a union holiday, but six foot / twelve seconds - it might as well be. i'm no union guy, but i'll see use in da lineup - scabs need not apply -

cm wallwatcher's blog updated on the daily: construction graffiti
















































Tuesday, November 11, 2008

'giantone'

mike giant just dropped three new prints. single color screen prints, signed & numbered out of 50 - $70 each.


Monday, October 27, 2008

/// N SUMATRA

the boys from oz and ironman have been giving me a bunch of heat for not getting this footage up sooner. it's my pleasure to present the following - i hope you enjoy watching this - it was a really fun project, especially the on-location portion -





Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fwd: obey rainspot

incoming communication from the hardest skating man in the district:

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: xxxxx@xxxx.xxx;
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM
Subject: obey rainspot
To: xxxxx@xxxxx.xxxx


yo- i told shep to throw this one up yesterday. his boys chris and z took the address. i ran into chris and z again today and they told me they hit the spot up. i went there immediately after and bam! I shredded rain spot for 30 minutes and then met two sexy ladies with full sleeves for dinner.
keep it sexy


Monday, October 20, 2008

chalk bomb



autumn official

fall arrived this weekend: crisp sunny days, dark by 6:30, leaves changing colors, Sarah Palin in fleece. My man KOPE let me know that our friends over at Miller High Life also go into the spirit and released their fall series camo cans. Although i haven't scene them yet, i'll be on the lookout at American Beer distributor and ABC...

These camo cans blend right into the natural urban landscapes of south slope back yards, cg stoops and northside lofts, prime hunting grounds for high life aficionados.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

lighthouse

a photo dedication to the anglet / biarritz readers - i grabbed this shot in a parking lot during a cliff side surf check. from what i remember - you can see some of the southern anglet spots from this area. the views are outstanding -







































check the wind forecast ! BRUTAL

Friday, October 10, 2008

the village pet store...

...and charcoal grill:

New Banksy joint
89 seventh ave South
Between w. 4th & Bleeker st.
open daily 10am - midnight




/// official website

/// via wooster

Sunday, October 05, 2008

4° 22' 13 N 73° 39' 41 E

photo sunday














































Thursday, October 02, 2008

'they murphed it!'

In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the
slums of Staten Island and took the hip-hop world by storm. Their legacy spanned over a decade, selling more than twenty million albums.

Their talents brought them success and their music made them legends.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

caffeine / sugar beets

do you remember the episode of giligan's island with the radioactive vegetables? for some reason this video reminds me of that - rick has a killer shaping bay. he's currently working on a wooden surfboard made out of poplar & cork and it's rad.

the vid below is taken at rick's shop - i clearly had too much coffee that day ///





DP 001 from Rick Malwitz on Vimeo.

quik pro france

congratulations to adrian buchan today for his win over kelly slater. this would have been world title number nine for kelly today.

quik has heats on demand - def gotta check out brother slug fest in round 4. cj v. damien

















/// kelly pitted - photo courtesy of envision on flickr

Monday, September 22, 2008

ike

september is the BEST - the atlantic fully turned on and did it's magic on sunday. a little offshore puff and it was on //

// always good to see the beach house classic boys in the water. seems like they're everywhere. excellent vibes as always. check em out if you're local, they're in bay head on 35n

tomorrow is
quik pro - france rd. 3
be sure to watch the french wildcards break hearts as the rest of the lads vomit up the night before -


















no breeze, then...

















the offshore puff, then...

















cervezas out the back

Friday, September 19, 2008

le damagggggggge

yeah - solarrrrezzz. full on life saver when you're a ten hours motor from the nearest third world fishing dock, but when you get back to brooklyn (surf capital of the n. hemisphere) nothing spells f-u-n like a ding repair seshie on your fire escape. this particular pest was the result of a kick-off / heel stomp through the deck of my board (that i'm still not hearing the end of). to add insult to injury ewwww pun, i was laid up for a day and a half on the s.s. marcus due to a rolled f&#@$ ankle... there is only so much moleskining / chess / bintang that one can rip through before he loses his mind ///

enter duct tape :) luckily there were some skilled aussie footie players on board to remedy the injury. thunderdome splint job and ankle roll no mo. right on lombo !

below, the workshop //































fabricating the modern dwelling

calling all y'all helvetica headz - moma is currently running the 'home delivery' show through october 20th. you knew that like 2 years ago, mmm hmm. 5 pre-fabricated homes were constructed in the empty lot next the the museum on 54th street and each is truly unique. 














check out kaufmann|rüf architects' system 3 house time lapse - speed demons. if only all construction were this easy there'd def be more time to surf. 

speeeeeaking of...
here's the latest from the your marine weather desk -

// central li focus, saturday - ese swell 5-7' 9sec | wind nne 7kts
// central nj focus, sunday - e swell 6-8' 8sec | wind wnw 4kts 

Thursday, September 18, 2008

soul sonic

the brooklynite gallery is currently running a show featuring the artist aiko (faile). the opening featured a live in-house rumble with sould sonic force - sick! go check them out at 334 malcom x blvd and that's in bk. they're super friendly and the space is freshhhhhh - gallery open thursday thru sunday 1-7pm // sept 13th thru october 11th































Tuesday, September 09, 2008

longboard contest at the inlet

this sunday is the 16th annual longboarding classic at the manasquan inlet. no leashes / no rules / no complaints - whaa!? i love these guys. the entry fee is $35 / with each additional division participated in add $10 - all proceeds go to the jersey shore chapter of the surfrider foundation - RESPECT - all inquiries should be sent off to adksurf@aol.com

here's the link to the entry form courtesy of nynjsurf.com:

http://www.nynjsurf.com/PDF%20Files/ManasquanLongboardClassicEntry9.08.pdf

we've got a couple tricks up our sleeves for the clown division. come rep ya local speed demon ///



























Monday, September 08, 2008

hanna kung fu and calisthenics

still recovering from the marathon seshie yesterday w. the brooklyn squadron. we set sail before daybreak with our sights on some northern nj spots. conditions were favorable, but the crowd factor was already peaking at 7:00am with bike rack after bike rack jammed with stickered up bro-peds. after a quick survey of the monmouth region it was unanimous that we should surf uncrowded beachies to ourselves.

jb was rad enough to snap some shots of the crew in between sessions. here are some of the highlights -






















la grande entrée























planet of the apes (statue of liberty just out the back)






















ben - flying elbow drop






















ben - sweep the leg






















stephen - santa cruz gnar death stare





















me, dp - hip toss





















me - squat thrust

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the blue room




above // taken approx 40' inside the non-descript cave opening on the north side of mokalua island, a 3/4 mile snorkel off of lanikai beach, oahu.

to explore it safely, conditions need to be feelin rasta | i.e. low tide + calm waters + adventurous spirits

this sunday, the stars were right, and we were able to liven up ourselves / let our souls glooow all afternoon.

you begin at a rabbit hole of sorts, a space just high enough to swim through and breathe occasionally without hitting your head. then you drift in with the help of the incoming tide, holding onto the mossy rock faces to stay centered. just as the crevice opens a bit wider, you feel the sand meet your feet and begin the jive atop the sandy beach. peering forward, it's squinty black and uneventful. then, about 15' farther you reach the dry beach, with just enough space for 6 to assume the lotus. looking back, you realize why it was you came. the cave scatters the incoming light over the water, illuminating the space with a deep glow of swirly iridescent blue.


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