The Tails

Throwback!

Throwback!

This is my first NSSA event that I had ever won when I was about 8 years old in the Open Mini Groms division at Huntington Beach. Looking back, this is probably the most important moment of my life haha. Right here, taking this photo was when I realized how much fun competitive surfing was […]


Tales of the North Shore: Haleiwa

Tales of the North Shore: Haleiwa

Haleiwa wrapped up about a week ago, and damn was it a good event! It was so epic to finally have some pumping surf for an event, especially Haleiwa because it is such a fun wave. Joel was helping me out with the local knowledge in my heats (he lives across the street and is […]


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 […]


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 […]


Haleiwa!

Haleiwa!

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 […]


Film Past

 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 […]


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 […]


Pre Heat Psyche!!!

Conner and I are both getting ready for events coming up this next week and we have been texting each other back and forth about how psyched we are to compete. Conner is in Brazil and I’m in portugal. As we are both getting psyched I remembered this amazing Chris Davidson video of him absolutely […]


Tunes: Lynyrd Skynyrd

I don’t think there’s one thing that isn’t bad ass about Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their first couple albums are pure southern, honky tonk, raw, rock n’ roll. Here’s a video of them playing live on my birthday 16 years before i was born. Tweet


Before the Crowds!

Before the Crowds!

Ryan and I saw a fun opportunity to jump over to Hawaii and get some fun waves before the whole circus of the triple crown showed up. The waves have been pretty small, but its always fun when its not too crowded and you are in board shorts. Swell is starting to pick up now, […]


Bella Vita Giveaway!

Bella Vita Giveaway!

Bella Vita! The amazing documentary on surfing and the surf culture in Italy that we were apart of is now available for download on Itunes! Bella Vita is our Uncle’s baby and it features Chris Del Moro, Dave Rastavich, Leo Fiorivanti, Parker, and myself. We actually scored some really fun surf throughout our trip!¬† The […]


Inspirations: Taylor Knox

Taylor Knox has been one of my favorite surfers since I was pretty damn young. I’m not sure exactly how old I was when someone first showed me Taylor’s movie “Arc,” but after that I was hooked on his surfing. Taylor is so powerful, compact, stylish, and lays it on rail as well as anyone […]


Board Blog

Board Blog

So as everybody knows, surfboards are a very important piece of surfing. Lucky enough for Conner and I, we have one of the biggest surfboard manufacturers in our backyard! Channel Islands definitely produces some of the most well made surfboards and we live just down the street from the factory so we are always in […]


Surfing’s “Teenage”

Parker, recently 19 as of september 26th, has a sick new part in Surfing magazine’s “Teenage.” It’s an epic 30 minute film showcasing the best up and coming kids of today’s next generation. Parker is shredding!!! YEWWW! Surfing magazine is rad. check it out here!!! Tweet


Wildfire: The movie!

Here’s the full length video of “Wildfire.” Thank you so much to everyone who put work into and supported this film. Ryan perry did such an amazing job filming and editing this. We had a blast making this and look forward to doing many more projects!!!!! Full page for Wildfire HERE. Music by Pleasure” http://pleasureus.bandcamp.com/album/for-your-listening-ep […]


WILDFIRE !!!!!!

WILDFIRE !!!!!!

It’s here! Finally! This is the trailer for our 3rd Youngwisetails short film titled “Wildfire.” We spent 12 days down in Indonesia with Jay Davies, Yadin Nicol, Parker, and myself. It was an epic trip! Good surf and good vibes all around!!! We had Tom Carey shooting for Stab, Ryan Perry nailing the land angle, […]


Tunes: Zeppelin Live

I can’t even imagine getting to be at this concert! Holy hell these guys shredded so hard. Jimmy Page is a freak!!!! Check it out. or at least some of it! Tweet


Tavarua Boatman Stint

Tavarua Boatman Stint

Ever since the first time we went to Tavarua when I was 8 years old I wanted to be a boatman. For the last few weeks I finally got that opportunity to do so and it exceeded any expectations I had! I was able to go down for three weeks and hang out with my […]


Photo Journal Aug 2014

Photo Journal Aug 2014

This last month has been filled with all kinds of crazy action!! It was filled with long plane rides, tons of laughs, good people, and extremely mediocre waves. That description kinda seems to describe the WQS a little… It was all a good time but I must say, its incredible to be home enjoying this […]


Old School Videos!

We’ve been doing youngwisetails for a pretty long time now… I’d say we’re coming up on 6 years! It’s been a blast to say the least. We have had so many good times, met so many cool people, and laughed our asses off through the whole deal. Perry was looking back through some old videos […]


Rincon Jam/Surf Colab.

In true jam fashion, this is a true jam edit. Michael Kew films lots of local stuff around Rincon and popped this up on the web two days ago. I believe that it’s pretty much entirely filmed around 3 days at Rincon this year. We didn’t have¬† many days, but when it was on, it […]


Pleasure at Hurley Recordings

Pleasure at Hurley Recordings

Last week the epic humans who run the Hurley Recording studios down in Costa Mesa (Greg Teal and Davey Warsop) let us bring down our good friends in Pleasure, to record 5 songs for our next YWT movie (title TBD). They jammed out extremely hard for two days straight and locked in 5 amazing songs. […]


CJ and Damo Movie

Cj and Damien Hobgood are surfing legends. They are extremely nice and are all around epic humans. I am truly stoked that I have had the experience of knowing them, surfing against them, and also learning from them. They have a tremendous story and are looking to raise money to make a documentary on their […]


The Conner Parker Interview

A short clip edited by Sean Benik about Parker and I. Tweet