Archive for the 'Surf' Category
Tags: fort point
Can a photo make a surf spot look better then it really is?
Ever since my brother moved to San Francisco I’ve wanted to surf Fort Point. With the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, every picture looks unreal to me. You’ve got a wave that breaks in the bay, essentially, and hoards of tourists gathering around along the parking lot and above you on the bridge looking down. It makes me wish that Fort Point would break during every trip I made out west…
Doug has surfed Fort Point and tells me it’s not really worth it. It can be a pain to get out, when it’s good it’s crowded (duh), and the crowd isn’t necessarily all that friendly. He also says it only really breaks when there’s a huge swell pounding the coast.
I’ve seen it break once, and it was waste high with what looked like one of the easiest paddle outs. The photos and the spot both seem good and worth it to me.
Tags: Dane Reynolds, marine layer productions, this is us, what you
Tags: Gilgo beach, winter surfing
My sister filmed this small day on Long Island in February 2012. I think it was for a school project. That’s my brother Chris suiting up and getting ready for a surf at Gilgo Beach. The Red Bull pounding must be for theatrics, as I’ve never seen him consume an energy drink before. Long Island can get big and good during the winter, but 95% of the time it looks like this. The video is entertaining enough, and the soundtrack will be stuck in your head all day!
***”iSkysoft” is a program that lets you rip files from a disc and my sister used it so that’s why you see it on the top left of this entire video. Lo siento***
Tags: airplane photos, surf photos
I made this gif of Dane Reynolds throwing a mean air and posted it to my Tumblr. I found out that there are a lot of teenage girls who repost gifs of surfers on Tumblr. I’m no teenage girl, but I like this gif. It’s strung together from an epic series of shots from Nate Lawrence and Blake Myers published on WHAT YOUTH.
Tags: coffee, DRIP'D, Grain Surfboards, Kickstarter
I’ve drank DRIP’D coffee and surfed Grain surfboards, so I can vouch for both of these products. The world would most likely be a better place with more of each in it. Here are a couple cool businesses to get behind…
DRIP’D Coffee Lab | San Francisco, Calif.
Purveyors of finde coffee drinks, DRIP’D Coffee, says:
“In a city that hosts many exceptional coffee experiences, we think there’s more to bring coffee lovers and/or anyone seeking the highest-quality ingredients. So with DRIP’D, we’re offering the best local coffee courtesy of Sightglass Coffee, local organic whole milk and even certified raw milk in the future. We’re already working out the details to work with a local bean-to-bar chocolate company, as well as deliver some amazing local treats.”
Grain Surfboards | York, Maine
Purveyors of fine wood surfbaords, Grain Surfboards, says:
“So our plan is this: with your help, we’ll get a truck we can sleep in, and a utility trailer large enough to fit piles of tools, shaping stands, and gear, and we’ll hit the road out west. Your funding assistance will also help outfit this rig – for instance, we’ll need some mobile shop-tools, and other stuff classes require. If things work out, we’ll set this up to burn alternative fuels as well.”
Tags: nemo, ryan struck, The New Surf, winter surf
It’s just a shame for the weather and water to be bone chillingly cold when the waves are this hot. Surf photographer, Ryan Struck, captured the swell that accompanied the blizzard in the northeast this past weekend. Check out the rest of the photos from the winter storm Nemo session at The New Surf.
Tags: Joel Parkinson, small wave surfing, tow-in
Saw Sunset Shapers tweet this out today. Small wave tow-in surfing would be perfect for Long Island and San Francisco summers. I think a clam boat could generate enough speed to get into an ankle sized wave at Gilgo Beach come mid-July. A Zodiac would be good for Ocean Beach (brave driver needed). Rad vid Parko.
Tags: Crosley, surfmobile
This colorful little beauty is a Crosley, a fuel-efficient American car manufactured in the 1940s and early 1950s, and it was way ahead of its time.
Back in 1941 a gallon of gas cost $0.19, and the Crosley could get 50 miles per gallon. That type of MPG would get you on a surf trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara for a cool $1.25 (roughly).
The small size of the Crosley makes it tough to fit boards in the back, but the roof is easily accessible and with boards strapped to the top you can fit more buddies inside the car. With four friends going on the Santa Barbara surf tip you’d be able to make the voyage for less than $0.35 a person.
While the perfect surfmobile is and always will be a bicycle, the Crosley is a close second.
My dad saw this Crosley and sweet kayak in a grocery store parking lot on Long Island.