Thursday, February 28, 2008

Noisy Neighbors

I snagged this photo in Biarritz. While trying to fall asleep, I couldn't help but notice that there was this exquisite color green beaming in through the window - the shutters were open just enough to let the light in. The building across the way is typically white, but in the evening it illuminates just like you see below.

The Hotel Palym is an interesting place. Consequentially, it's the place that I learned to speak sign language. Upon arriving, the woman that ran the joint remembered me as the smilin' guy from New York City that surfs. She returned the favor and smiled back and began to open the conversation in French. Her body language spoke in a reminiscent tone - It took her about ten seconds to remember what she loved about me most - this guy doesn't understand a word I'm saying.

As much as I wanted to have a normal conversation with her, it was impossible. That lady and I have a pretty special relationship - I know deep down inside she can't wait until I come back -

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

F#@&$'N REVS

Legend number one - REVS. Try riding the train, any line, without seeing his name every fifty feet on a piece of support steel. His list of accomplishments dwarf his rap sheet - and he still maintains his cloak and dagger after 2 decades.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sleaze Side Classics:

Pat Mulhern

Peter Townsend (yo grab me some fries and vinegar at the pier)

Kevin Casey

Michael Ho

circa 1978...details to come

UPDATE: these photos were taken by legendary skate/punk rock photographer Glen E. Friedman. Dude cut his teeth shooting the dog town scene of the 70's, continued with the 80's skate mainstream, early NYHC, punk rock and the early days of hip-hop. Check out his site for a lot more of his work...Jersey's been here for years!


Annee sent some amazing photos of Montauk on Valentine's Day. These photos explain why so many dudes are in the dog house for nodding off at dinner. Viva la Surf Widow - mtk spot x -

Friday, February 22, 2008

spring street and lafayette:

this is what happens with transformers blow up in NYC...have a nice day.

Pirate Parking

It's a white one here today in NY - it reminds me of this photo. Snagged it from the roof of my office downtown at Sciame.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Broad Channel, Queens

Between the badlands of Ozone Park (think John Gotti 1988) and the Rockways (Hey Bra!) is the neighborhood of Broad Channel. Its got the feel of a New England fishing village right here in the city. Drive through it next time your finished tearing it up at the beach.

via the sunday times


He's been around and he's now postin' up. Live from the Broadway Downs - Speed Demons newest all-star, my joint chief of staff Doctor Ironman Roccamora.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Canard Confit

Alexandre / surfer / master shaper / architect / father / professor / blogger - is a busy dude. His company Barrel Surfboards has been going strong for 3 years now. Back in October, I had the opportunity to test drive a quad fish hand-shaped by Alex. From what I observed in my travels throughout the Basque Region (Euskal Herria), the fish movement is beginning to take flight and Alex is the go-to at the helm in France and beyond. His designs are progressive and his attitude is first rate. He is not in the business of pushing volume, rather he desires a balance in his life - one that employs his love of design coupled with his passion for surf. The end result, well you can see for yourself:

7'4'' pocket trimmin' "Albatroz" shape - collaberation with Nereuskinesis (Portugal)

5'10'' Twin Fin shaped for Alex by Alex

His glasser is top notch too -

Thursday, February 14, 2008

into the wild

old man winter saying whats good?
Chrystie Street south of Delancey

Monday, February 11, 2008

Making Notes

Would love to add these to the collection - £ 1,000,000 were printed and a limited edition of 50, each sheet containing 10 notes, were signed by the artist.


Stylemaster pushing clean and shredding technical -

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Little Hustler

The mayor of NoLiTa - this grom has the neighborhood wired says New York Magazine - check it: full story

Friday, February 01, 2008

Le Virgins

Can your shaper surf?