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

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Reaper

The reaper done took my foam! My little experiment lasted two sessions and about 4 hours total of surfing. I've been trying skateboardy stuff like shoveits on my epoxy finless board so when I tried them out on the foam slab it didnt take well...I tried to catch a few on the now 3'11" slab to no avail ...I am putting the word out form old softtop surfboards, I'll take whatever you got. This foam is perfect for flying down the line and getting dizzy from the spins.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I love this trailer!!!!

Polyester - "official surf film trailer" from jack Coleman on Vimeo.

I love where alex knost is going with his surfing...this stuff is awesome! always on the rail

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Harry and Beans Coffee label art

I often get asked why only some of my blends have special art on the bags and why not all and my response is always it takes alot of time. Jamie kelly has produced some of the most popular blend label art such as Cookies Good Karma and Dawn Patrol. Naho recently rendered some colored pencil work for the upcoming labels for Organic Costa Rican and Zicatela blend. I really love the colors and am looking forward to the final finished work to I can transfer it to the bags for your viewing pleasure.
...on a side note, a very special thanks to the folks at the Stone Harbor Farmers Market on Sunday making it the most successful market ever over there, glad you are all digging the coffee and supporting the cause.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry and Beans Coffee is swamped!!!!

Harry and Beans Coffee headquarters has been swamped with orders. If it wasn't for my trusty assistant Naho and delivery boy Jordy, folks certainly would've been getting their coffee late. I have been sneaking away however chasing down this mysterious groundswell, its been a real nice suprise. Tomorrow, Harry and beans Coffee is in Margate serving up the finest shots of espresso around and fresh roasted beans in a bag for take-away...
see ya tomorrow or sneaking in on your secret surf spot

Friday, July 8, 2011

While waiting for coffee and waves...

Pallet day at Harry and beans Coffee. Some times the trucks are on time, other times traffic and other hangups keep me waiting for hours for delivery of green beans. So in the meantime, I try to find something constructive to do. Tomorrow, the forecast is calling for a little swell to push in so I thought I'd hack out another finless surfcraft for the waves. Most of the time I've been switching between riding finless when the waves are onshore and longboarding the clean stuff. This little number was taken from a salvaged soft board and I cut it down to 5 foot. Discovery is a wonderful thing. I found out these softies have parrellel stringers nose to tail so now I can shape it down alot thinner than I thought and keep some of the stiffness intact.
Well I'm halfway there and the coffees here so I'm off to roast, I'll finish her up tonight for tomorrow's dawn patrol.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I'm lovin' it!

I took a break from my new Bing Levitator yesterday and pulled out the old gold standard in a crowd at waverly. Man that board is great, especially with the shiny new fin installed. I'm definitely gonna keep it handy, one because it works and two because its the first board Matt ever shaped for me.
No surf tomorrow though as Harry and Beans Coffee takes precedence at the Margate Farmer's Market from 8:30 till 12:30. This weeks special will be Sumatra and it will be hot and heavy under the tent...well the coffee that is

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What a find...feeding the addiction

Its really hard to admit but I really love scooters...I just picked this up, the little brother or sister to my motorcycle. 2003 honda ruckus, yeehaw! 18" ape hangers and tonight its getting the full rat rod treatment, paint and such...anyway its the craziest looking scoot I ever saw so I had to snag it. But alas its off to dodge lightening at the stone harbor market. Hot Harry and Beans Coffee under the tent, I hope to see you all soon!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Harry and Beans Coffee in Stone Harbor

This sunday from 8am till 12pm, Harry and Beans Coffee will be slinging fresh bags of the finest organic coffee around...come on out and grab some fresh joe. coffee by the cup and for those of you who are so inclined, a bean machine shot of my new organic espresso, americano style. I'll be there bright and early but wont be signing autographs