The Tails

Grom Days

Parker

This hat probably holds ¬†more sentimental value to me than anything else I have related to surfing… One year at the Hurley Pro at Trestles I was lucky enough to get a VIP wristband so I could be in the same area as all of my heroes. I remember being about 9 or 10 years old walking around the contest absolutely star struck and in awe of the best surfers in the world. I hunted down just about ever single surfer in the contest and asked them to sign my favorite Hurley hat. I remember everybody being so nice to me and taking the time to sign my hat and give me a high five. Out of every single surfer though, the one who was the nicest to me was none other than Andy Irons. When I walked up to Andy while we was about to go out for his heat, he said he would sign it after he got out of the water because he was in his psycho competitive mode. I thought there was no way he would ever come back and sign it and I was actually really sad. Anyways, I sat down and watched Andy absolutely annihilate head high trestles and get out of the water. About twenty minutes after Andy’s heat ended I was still sitting in a chair facing the ocean when I felt a tap on my shoulder. There stood Andy Irons with a sharpie in his hand saying, “Hey grom you still want me to sign that hat of yours?” It was safe to say that I nearly crapped my pants right then and there. I don’t even think I said a word, I just looked at him in awe and handed him my hat. He of course signed it and handed it back to along with a high five and said, “Keep ripping little man.” Andy, I’ve never forgotten that moment of how you were so cool to me and remembered some random grom. Thank you.

 

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Surfing Magazine : Made In America

Conner

Issue 7, 2014, to be exact. The one that is officially “Made In America” and also the one that I am beyond stoked and proud to be on the cover on. Thank you so much to everyone who made this happen. HOly smokes!!! Could not be more fired up!!!!! Here is the trailer for the mag that is on shelves now. Parker and I share a profile in here as well (soon to be posted on here). Enjoy!

Travel Tunes

Parker

I just got back from a month long journey in indonesia! As everybody knows California and Indonesia are not close and it takes a really long time to get between the two. When traveling as much as I have the past month its really it is really important to have some good tunes that you can listen to on downtime. Lately, I have been listening to the songs that are below YouTube Preview Image

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Hawaii Pleasure

Conner

Hawaii is a magical place. We hold a very special place for it in our hearts and we spend as much time as we can over there every year. This year was one of our most memorable years and we all got super fired up to work on this short film project about our time in Hawaii. This is all filmed and edited by Ryan Perry. The music is from one of our favorite bands/local band “Pleasure.” This is pretty much what we listen to in Hawaii to get psyched up for every surf session so we thought it would be fun to cut in some footage of them jamming live. Link to their bandcamp page pleasureus.bandcamp.com/album/for-your-listening-ep. Grab a coffee, soda, or beverage of choice, enjoy Hawaii Pleasure, and get fired up! YEEEEOWWWWW——-

——–The Youngwisetails

Etnies Scout

Conner

Etnies is a rad brand. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a brand that is comprised of awesome people. This includes the people that work there as well as the team. Parker and I are fortunate enough to be a part of the Etnies family along with Mason Ho, Matt Wilkonson, Pat Schmidt, and Benji Weatherly. This year we all got to hang out on the North Shore and work on a new sandal. Here’s a little video that came out of it….