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Surfing Storyteller’s Dinner

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About a month or two ago I was emailed by Ari Lurie of the High Line Surf Film Festival regarding a dinner he was putting on for filmmakers and photographers.  It sounded very cool, and I was all in.   The only thing I knew at the time was that it would be covered by The Surfer’s Journal.  Recently he’s been revealing who the other attendees are, and I’m floored by the lineup.  Taylor Steele?  Art Brewer?  Chris Burkard?  Jeff Divine?  These are people I’ve looked up to since I started surfing.  Taylor Steele’s videos got me into the idea of making surf films in the first place.  I remember going to a screening of The Drifter at La Paloma when I first moved to California and I waited until the end so he could sign my copy of the DVD.  I was star struck.

I’m so honored to be a part of this event, and I’m even starting to feel nervous about it!

I’ll write about the event here after it happens.  In the meantime, check out the High Line Festival Of Surfing

Finding Miss Teen Massachusetts

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A month I randomly came across an album at Lou’s Records in Leucadia from a band called “Skaters”.  Their name amused me, so I was curious what they sounded like.  If a vinyl has an interesting cover, or a band has a catchy name, I will write it down and look up the music to see if I eventually want to buy the record.  I looked up their music later on and was excited to see they were fellow New Yorkers (extra points for any band from New York).  I found the remix for Miss Teen Massachusetts, and couldn’t stop listening to it.  I decided that the song I was originally going to use for Summer Salad wasn’t working for me anymore, and this new song from Skaters was just the thing I needed.  I finally purchased said record yesterday  (Along with a 1980 gem from Surf Punks – so bad it’s good).   Unfortunately the record doesn’t have the remix on it, but I think the original version is just as good.  Oh, I bought the record at Fingerprints in Long Beach.  Sorry Lou’s, I will make it up to you!

 

Getting Nowhere Faster

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Getting Nowhere Faster Decks

Hung out with Amy Caron and Taylor Beatty this weekend in Long Beach.  Amy gave us a couple classic decks from the Villa Villa Cola production “Getting Nowhere Faster”.  So epic!  Thanks Amy!

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We also delivered her Popwar deck to Red Room in Long Beach.  Check it out if you’re in the LBC

 


Desert Pow-wow

Headed to the desert with a bunch of friends this past Friday.  Manny brought his tent setup and we drank beer, shot BB guns, and danced.  The moon rise that night in the desert was absolutely unreal – the dust cast a ghostly haze across the horizon and gave everything a dream-like twilight quality.  It didn’t feel like earth.  Definitely blessed to have been able to do something like this.

The DJ Both before the party got going

The DJ Both before the party got going

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Spot Lurking In LA

Went around with a good sized crew to several different spots in LA this weekend.  Fun times were had

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Sessioning

Vanessa Torres and Taylor Beatty came down to Encinitas to skate a little street spot downtown

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Vanessa Torres, Backside Disaster

 

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Taylor Beatty Back Tail

Winter Swell

Got to shoot with Erin Ashley, aka Worm, yesterday.  She was absolutely killing it!

FYI – these are screen grabs from video that will be coming soon.

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Worm slowing things down a bit

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Amy Caron and Worm

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Worm on another slider

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That nose is wayyyy out. Made it all the way

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Sarasequence

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London Surf Film Festival

I’m honored to announce that Party Mix has been selected to show at the London Surf Film Festival on Friday, November 1st, paired up with Taylor Steele’s “This Time Tomorrow”.  So stoked!  If you’re in London please check it out!

http://www.londonsurffilmfestival.com/friday-schedule/

 

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Survival Kit

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Heading to Tofino, Canada with Jenna, Sara, Nicole, and Olivia.  Gonna be a blast!  Here’s some stuff I am bringing.  Good thing I still have my hood and gloves from when I did the winter surfing thing back in New York!