Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mick Mackie is coming to Glide in New Jersey

In just about two weeks Mick Mackie will be at the Heavens (Glide Surf Co.'s glass shop) in New Jersey making a hand full of side cut fish and flex tail fish. Mackie shapes out of Australia and is known for his innovations within the fish strain of surfboards that have come from his experiments with Winterstick swallowtail snowboards. Read this short interview that he did with Andrew Kidman for more info. Also here is a more recent interview with Mackie on Black Gold.

I have my deposit in for a side cut flex tail keel fish. I'm excited to have to opportunity to get one and can't wait to ride it when the points are doing their thing.

photo: Mackie website

photo: Mackie Instagram.

photo: Mackie Instagram

 photo: Mackie Instagram

photo: Mackie Instagram

Monday, May 18, 2015

8th anual NY Fish Fry

Over the weekend I attended the NY Fish Fry with other Apes Justin and Freaky Born Wings. Fun small waves were on tap and fun was had by all. I planned to document the event more thoroughly but ended up surfing the whole time. Here are some shots I was able to get before packing it in and heading back to RI.  

Fish Fry panorama 

 New Jersey's Danny Callaghan of Dcal surfboards came over. He makes really fun, functional and creative surf craft. He also rips and is super nice and personable. 

 Keels all day!

 More keels. 

Long Island's Mark Patrocelli of Faktion surfboards always representing and the fry. I wish I would have taken an bronzer for a spin. Mark was slaying it out in the lineup. 

 It was all about the long fish at this fry. Here is Tyler's Josh Hall long keel fish. 

 Post surf good times and party vibes. 

 The sun eventually came out. Some were seeking shade. 

 Fish quiver and a couple of Blue Gull by Wegener surfboards. 

 So many boards and so little time. Until next year. 

 Wish I could have given that Pizza box a ride by Deepest Reaches

 Big fan of the Simster by Hydrodynamica

After battling the traffic in NY and CT I finally made it home to RI. Here is my fish quiver drying in the back yard. Top to bottom: 9'11 Deepest Reaches MEGAfish, 5'10 Kookbox fish, 5'10 Josh Hall J Hall fish. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Joey Clams

A terrific read, packed with stories and some good shop talk...would this be out of place in Surfer's Journal?  Props to Joe, one of the guys who deserves much of the blame for keeping things interesting around these parts.

yeah I know, old news if you're a ravenous blogosphere hound, whaddya want, I was working 2 weeks without a day off.