I had a pretty interesting session last night. The waves were really fun but it was really crowded and really back washy. It made for some great wipe out moments. Here’s a few bloopers.
I was feeling somewhat inspired the other day and took the afternoon to paint two fresh boards. I was quite pleased with the turn out! yehhawwww. Get some paint and go to town on your next board!We especially dig the Montana Gold spray paint…
On May 3rd we went and saw the Rolling Stones at the Staples center. It was such an incredible show that we were all left pretty much lost for words when people asked us how it was. The best explanation I could give was that it was nearly life changing and definitely one of the [...]
Remember that weird looking hunk of shaped foam that I posted a photo of a while back? Well I took that crude looking thing into the Channel Islands surfboard factory and had them glass it. I couldn’t decide whether to put 1 2 3 4 or 5 fins on it so I thought I’dd just [...]
Is a good dude. He also just so happens to be an incredibly creative dude with a unique perspective on life. And a humble one at that. His creativity is very evident in his photography (lots of which is of very pretty women. yes we are a bit envious…) and directing skills. I’ve had the [...]
Well… I’m definitely not the most artistically talented man in the world, but I do enjoy picking up some paint and a canvass to do some doodling. Yesterday, I found this canvass and just randomly came up with this idea in my head. i think the most amazing part about doing art is that it [...]
Bella Vita has just started a Kickstarter and they would like your help!
Today I shaped a board. It was my third board. First one was when i was 12; a single fin that you couldn’t really tell the nose from tail. It worked sick though. Second a 6’6″ step up i shaped with my dad for hawaii. It went insane. It was 17 3/4 inches wide, a [...]
Howdy, Just wanted to let everybody know that my “strange brains,” a Volcom rider created web series, will be airing on Monday April 1st on transworldsurf.com ! It is playing exclusively on transworld’s website the first day but after that it will be available on all major surf websites for your viewing pleasures. To see [...]
Well, the past few months have been absolutely amazing! We traveled to Morocco, Tahiti, and Hawaii and have had so much fun in each place. It has been so much fun being able to experience such a variety of places in such a short period of time. Morocco was such an interesting experience. The airline [...]
I spoke with Travis several months ago about possibly making a 6 channel single fin of some sort. After a few weeks I forgot about our conversation, but was still pumped on getting him to make me a single fin. Then we were gone, and then I forgot some more… Then last week in Tahiti [...]
The Rincon Classic is perhaps the best local event in the history of local events. Every year the Santa Barbara community gets together down at Rincon and hangs out for two epic days of waves and good times. This year was the 30th anniversary of the event and It was the first year that I’ve [...]
We just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco. We surfed amazing waves, got to hangout with amazing people, and got to ride camels!! This was one of the more fun trips of my life without a doubt. A big thanks to Moroccan Surf Adventures for the amazing hospitality and we look forward to seeing [...]
Fender has been making guitars for over 50 years. They’re an American based company and have been the favorite of many of the best guitarists of all time. Keith Richards and his butter scotch telly “Mcawber.” Hendrix and his strats, Buddy Guy, Ron Woods. The list goes on. Recently they hooked me up with this [...]
6’2 18 3/8 2 1/4 Fred Rubble Step Up. I rode this board the other day at Haleiwa and it felt amazing! Super loose and felt like a short board. Ran Future AM2 fins in the side with an AM1 fin in the center.
Well, it’s true when people say Hawaii is paradise. We have been having so much fun surfing, eating, and laughing with all of our friends over here. The waves have been pretty much pumping. A nice mixture with some rippable waves and good Pipeline days. However, we have been landlocked the past few days due [...]
Not too long ago I shared with you parker and I’s leashes that are made by Channel Islands. Channel Islands makes insane accessories, including leashes, board bags, board coffins, and backpacks. They also make pads. They have several different designs that were created by parker, dane, and myself (pictured below). The pads are very functional [...]
This is our main headquarters for Fatboysurfcamp on the North Shore of Oahu. On a daily basis, and when I say that I literally mean every day, we make our way down to this amazing food truck with empty stomaches and leave happy and full. With the standard north shore surf crew constantly flowing in [...]
A week ago, Jeremiah Klein came up and hung out with us for the day to shoot photos with us. He documented our entire day from sunrise to sunset and everything in between. We had an epic day and Surfline did a “day in the life” piece on Parker and I. Here’s a few highlights. [...]
Well, Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, but it has basically spawned into an amazing day that is all about sharing food with your family. We all get together cook, hang out, and basically eat ourselves silly. In our opinion it’s an awesome day. This year we headed up to our gradnparents in Sant Y Nez [...]
Channel Islands has semi recently started making surf accessories (AKA board bags, leashes, pads, backpacks). In our opinions, they are the best in the business. Everything has a nice look, but most importantly everything is super functional. We recently worked with them to release our own leashes. The far left one is mine and is [...]
Have you ever seen a cooler looking surfboard than this?!?!? Halloween just happened and Chanel Islands decided to get very into the holiday and shape me this amazing looking “coffin.” The artwork on it is seriously unbelievable. Between the artistic ability it took to create the shape, and then the penmanship to draw the amazing [...]
Yesterday we got up super early and drove a few hours in search of waves. We wound down a mountainside town that ended at the emerald Mediterranean Sea. The night before was poring rain and howling wind with bolts of lightning exploding all night long. But this morning we were greeted with perfectly sunny skies [...]
The other day we we pulled into a tiny town in Tuscany called Casanova. We parked our cars and then walked down an ancient dirt road and came to an enormous villa. 4 stories high, entirely made of stone, dark and damp on the inside, and corridors burrowing deep into the hill side. Two ladies [...]