roastin', ridin', slidin,' bustin' knuckles waking up with a smile on my face...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Surf Buggys

while the choice du jour these days is a van, back in the day, surfers outfitted their respective rides with class and personality. I spotted this a couple years ago in a garage in manasquan. I am glad he got it going again and back into service. I can't believe these things were just laying around waiting to be rigged out

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Great surf the past few days...

The surf around these parts has been ridiculously good for what feels like a week straight. Lots of offshore wind and and solid, barrelling waves. Got to ride pretty much everything but the alaia this week. Repaired the foam board with some stringers and lasted maybe three waves, but they were good ones. Returned last night to some chest high thumpers on my old friend the Bing Elevator. That thing is unbelievable in steep waves...killer boards and killer times

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tom Brady and Matt Calvani

well maybe not so much but he's a magician like Brady especially the last hull he made me

Trent Dilfer and Brian Wynn

Gene Cooper and Pete Carroll

Great Surfboard Shapers and their NFL stunt doubles

I have had great boards from all these guys and lately I have been fairly addicted to football, notice these similarities...
Zeph Carrigg and Carson Palmer

Monday, December 13, 2010

Making Chemex Brewing Better

I'd find it hard to believe you could make better drip coffee than the conventional chemex method , but this little gadget has me in knots. My birthday is coming soon so ...please feel free

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lumber Yard Insulator Series Surf Craft

So I've been making these simple little surfboards from blue insulation I get from the lumber yard for $15. They are flat, fun as all get out and flex like mad. I dont attach any fins or anything and have had them out in some pretty serious surf and they hold amazing when you want them to and spin on cue which is kinda where I am at with surfing right now, flirting with kaos. Only drawback is durability.Often the board doesnt make it through the whole session. These things are probably the most fun I have ever had on a wave so I must be on to sumptin'
-current dimensions 5'5"*24"*3"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Best Beater Ever

I challenge anyone to top this find. While checking the surf today, I noticed this beauty on top of an infinity suv.I have never seen something this deteroriated , still in active duty. Wow!Seems like given his set of wheels, he could afford a new one but perhaps its his old favorite

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some bike building time...

a friend of mine recently pointed out that I have an appreciation for old stuff, not antiques or anything but stuff with character and tarnish. So recently I have spent some time building up some bikes from parts scavenged from the trash. real recycling pardon the pun.