Saturday, August 16, 2014

August in RI

Our Friends at EAST Surf Co. put together this nice little edit with Banjo McLachlan on a swell August day in RI. Click through the link above to see photos as well.

August, Rhode Island from EAST Surf Co. on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Water Bros 4th Annual Surf Fest In Newport RI.

I took the family to the Water Bros 4th Annual Surf Fest over the weekend. Good times were had by all. It was cool to see so many classic boards and chat with other surfers. I recently moved to South County Rhode Island and will be posting on events and happenings from a New England perspective. Justin and Freaky Born Wings will hold it down on all things NYC. Enjoy the pics!

Providence's own Spirare Surfboards. Kevin has a full lineup of EPS core wood boards along with PU boards. I was checking out the quad pictured on the table above.

Vintage skateboards anyone?!

Stoked to run into an Aquatic Apes favorite, Mike from Grain Surfboards. They made the trip down from Main to show off some new goodies. The keel fish had my attention along with their new Pig model. Mike also informs me that they recently developed a killer noserider. Be on the lookout for that!

If you're in New England than you need to know about Vec Surfboards. I spent quite a bit of time talking with Shaw about his finless design and longboards. At some point in the near future I'm going to demo that finless board! 

Hanging out with Matthew and Joanna of East Surf Co. was a total bright spot at the event. I originally met them at the first Brooklyn Surf Flea then out in the lineup at Rockaway. I have come to be a real fan of their wax and use it exclusively whenever I can. At the surf fest they were featuring their new Wax Tool hand cut out of American Walnut. Yeah they are sweet functional objects so I showed some love and pick one up. 


I saw a few short and fat old vee bottoms that look like they would be a blast to surf. See them got the gears turning on a future custom form a yet to be determined shaper.

New York surf history with this Rick Rasmussen stick!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NY Fish Fry(e) 2014

Fun waves and happy times.  Big ups to Chris, Tyler, Toddy, and everyone who brought boards, stoke, and other stuff to share.  BEST THING EVER.

NYFishFry2014 B from Works On Digital Paper on Vimeo.

Friday, March 14, 2014

It Doesn't Not Work: Outer Limits of Pure Surf Design

What an inspired idea.  I can't wait for this.  And I've got a submission!  I hope this brings some new folks out of the shadows...maybe YOU?

Stay Salty, in a good way

When you want to keep the digital stoke fired up and the waves aren't cooperating or you're chained to your desk monkey job, Liquid Salt can ease the pain. Kick him some scratch especially if you've taken a drink from the well. Glenn will thank you ;)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Rockaway Classic Surf Comp This Sat

Single fins, weekend swell on the way, good cause...hey what else do you need to know?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Finless Fiesta and wooden surfboards.

Get your block planes and spoke shaves sharpened. Grain Surfboards is putting their boards building classes on the road and bringing Jon Wegener with them. From Feb 1st through 9th Grain will be holding class at the new Patagonia Bowery surf shop in NYC. 

Jon's Class will from Feb 1st to the 2nd. 

From Grain:

"For this unique workshop, we’re privileged to have Jon Wegener back from Southern California where he is a pioneer in the design and construction of traditional Hawaiian finless sticks. We’re also honored that this is the first class we’re offering with our friends at Patagonia Bowery in New York City.
Each student will have their choice of building either a paipo or an alaia using paulownia with Jon guiding you through the process.
Students will cut their outlines, and under Jons watchful eye, shape the delicate arcs that make magic of a simple plank. Oiled and ready for launching on day two, everyone will have time to hit the water for a surf. We’ll have a quiver of wood boards for students to try in the evenings or whenever glue is drying, so pray for surf."

Grain will also provide a 4 day board kit building class.
From Grain:
"Since the early days of Grain, we’ve admired, looked up to and in some ways emulated the values that the good people at Patagonia have taught us. We’ve read the books, listened to the words and tried to lead an examined life. We’ve also always dreamed of working with Patagonia in some way… and now it’s happening, and you can be a part of it.
We’re so proud and excited to bring our 4-day class to Patagonia’s newest surf store in the Bowery, NYC. Six students will be building their own wooden surfboard right in the basement of the store, which also happens to be the former CBGB’s. If only those walls could talk.
You can count on the same experience you’d get by coming here to Maine including two delicious meals a day, the full course of instruction, and each student leaves at the end with a board ready-to-glass. The tuition’s a bit more for our traveling classes to cover the cost of us getting there, but students living locally avoid the cost of traveling to Maine and cost of lodging."