The Tails

Playlist: Neil Young-Ragged Glory


Playlist capability has been achieved on youngwisetails! Thanks to mark and the brains behind this web operation, we can now embed playlists out of spotify! And hopefully you can listen to them without necessarily having to sign up for Spotify, although you probably should because it kicks ass.

Anyways, this one is a Neil Young album, but technically it is Neil Young AND Crazy Horse. The Neil Young and Crazy Horse sound is rad. Super raw, super rock n’ roll and super jammy. It’s some of my favorite Neil Young to listen to. He’s always made it clear that his albums are meant to be listened to as a whole entity, and not just a song here and a song there. He looks to achieve a vibe from an album as a whole. A message, something to leave the listener with. I feel like this is very evident in this album!

Fred Stubble


The Fred Stubble is a slight spin off of the Fred Rubble. An inch or so off of each end, slightly wider outline, and tweaked concave in the bottom created an epic board for the every day beach mission, regardless of the conditions. It’s one of those boards that works in the smallest of waves but is fun up to head high. It’s the board that keeps me in the water every day at home, even when it’s near flat. Super fast, super skatie, yet still carvey. It’s been out for a while through Channel Islands, but we have just gotten around to making a video for it!

For more info on the Stubble head here:



The Triple Crown is here! The first day of the Haleiwa waiting period is tomorrow and I couldn’t be more psyched! The waves have been super fun the last few days and it’s great to be back on the North Shore cruising with Perry! We’ve been cracking it at Haleiwa super early the last few days. Today the swell jumped up to some serious size and it was pretty wicked and wooly. As always, their were some diamonds in the rough! I’m heat 11 tomorrow and the swell should still be pumping! Here’s some screen shots from the last few days.

Some presurf tips from Ronnie! Haleiwa master. yew!

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One from this morning! It was pumping! 6’8″ K-Step up


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Smaller yesterday, but super fun! 6’5 Taco Grinder

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Film Past


When I was 10 my grandparents gave me an old Minolta film camera that i used to shoot pictures of animals at the zoo with. Later i started to take it on our many surf adventures and would dabble with shooting photos here and there. I’ve always been drawn towards portrait photography. I love when photographers capture individuals in their element and you feel like you learn about that person through the photo. When i see a good portrait I grasp a sort of emotion that is coming from the subject. I was looking through some old photos today and found a few portraits that i shot a long time ago.

Parker, Australia, 2010


Ryan Perry, Australia, 2010


Parker, Tahiti, 2012


ASP World Juniors


Well it didn’t quite go as planned… I ended up with a 9th place which obviously wasn’t my goal but it could have been worse! I did learn a lot and had one super fun heat with Dylan Lightfoot. Dylan is an amazing surfer and it was such a pleasure to have such a battle with him. I needed a 9.1 in the last minute and surfed this wave below and got a 9.57. This moment was pretty much the whole reason why I compete. I’ve never been this fired up in my life haha. Please excuse my completely roid rage claim :) YouTube Preview Image