The Tails

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 Tavi family (whom I’ve missed dearly). The first day I showed up it was 8 feet and Cloubdreak and pumping. The waves were super fun the whole time I was there. Besides the waves, Tavarua is one of the most special places on earth. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is, but the place is magical. Something about the energy and the vibe there is second to none. I’m super grateful for the friends that I have made there and all of the good times. I hope to go back soon!!!! Here are some photos from my trip…

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Cloudbreak Perfection. Pic Shane Neinaber

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The Family!!!


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More of the family!!

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Pizza with the boys….

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More perfect cloudbreak…. Scott Weiner

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CB Carve. Justin

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The Boatman crew on Fiji night minus Brandon.

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 incredbile hurricane swell going on the past few days. I tried to be a little bit better about taking photos this last month and below are some of my favorites from my journey that included various locations such as France, Virginia Beach, and the Outer Banks. I hope you enjoy :)


This was the whole Etnies crew that was present during the 2014 Vans ECSC.. it was pretty classic to see Sheckler at autograph signings. I’m pretty sure ever single girl that he came in contact with looked like they were going to faint haha. It was amusing to say the least


This was Tanner the night that he won the 5 Star event in Lacanau. I was so stoked Tanner won because he was the in form surfer from the first round and deserved to walk away on top. This night was classic. The people working at the hotel we were staying at decided to give Tanner this huge beer to celebrate him winning the contest… Tanner got the cup and screamed, “This is a toast to all the WQS gods out there!” and then proceeded to pass the huge cup around the table until we took it down with a group effort. good times.


Noah Schweizer was my roommate at this years ECSC. He took this photo of me right after I made my first heat. Noahs a classic human that I always have a really good time with because he keeps it fun.


Jake Kelley (my france roomate) and I didn’t have a car so we begged Tanner Gudauskas to drive us surfing one day. We rallied down the coast to this wave called “the forrest.” As you can tell, it lived up to the name. We hiked through this incredible forrest for ten minutes before walking down a sand hill to small but fun peaks up and down the beach.


JAke Kelley tries to claim he is#fatboysurfcamp. This photo is his proof. Look at that determination to get those eggs in his mouth. Welcome to the team Jake

securedownload-1ECSC signings are always pretty interesting haha. This is me, Jeff Lukasik, Tyler Gunter, and Pat Schmidt in the zone. Tyler definitely took mvp for this years signings. Any opportunity to sign boobs and Tyler was on it. It was pretty classic to see him go mad

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 and we thought we would re-post some of our earlier funny times to share with you guys!

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 was definitely on. It’s always a pleasure sharing waves with Dane, especially at our home break. The tunes to the Video are Travers Adler, Jack Letinsky, Donnie Hedden and myself jamming at the Lucky Llama coffee shop in Carp. Thanks for putting this together and bringing back some epic winter memories.

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. Chris even wrote lyrics and sang two songs for the first time ever while recording them. It was some seriously impressive shiznit, not to mention the face melting guitar solos, radical drum fills, and heavy bass riffs. We threw in a classic evening at the local Hooters and sealed the deal with a crazy sushi dinner at Sushi Sho. Needless to say we are incredibly psyched. Perry is working on a behind the scenes video of the recording process…

For more Pleasure, check their bandcamp link HERE   (5 new songs coming soon).