The Tails

Haleiwa!

Conner

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

Conner

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

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Ryan Perry, Australia, 2010

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Parker, Tahiti, 2012

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ASP World Juniors

Parker

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

Pre Heat Psyche!!!

Parker

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 tweaking out before his heat in Mundaka a few years ago. It’s time for Conner and I to get on his level. 

Tunes: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Conner

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.

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