Excuse me while I dust off my blog here. I’ve been neglectful to her and I know it, but like any good neglecting person I will promise to make it up to her. Instead of promising 3 scoops of ice cream or the most radical christmas gift of the year, I will make it up to you followers (are there any left?) by doing a “Photo a Day” feature, highlighting some things that inspire me during my month abroad in Australia and New Zealand. I hope this gets our reader/writer relationship back on track and I promise I won’t…
My biz partner Alex DePhillipo has been working hard in Hawaii this winter while I heal my knee. Every winter Dark Fall Productions and crew head to Hawaii to catch up with our friends and challenge ourselves at all the spots. This short film shows Hawaii how we know it best. Talk about motivation to heal, the boys are ripping, and I miss this beautiful place..
A short film shot on the North Shore of Oahu featuring Kalani Chapman, Flynn Novak, TJ Barron,
Bruce Irons, Keali’i Mamala and more.
Directed by Alex DePhillipo
Water Cinematography- Erik Ippel, Alex DePhillipo…
First they kicked out the tourists. I did not leave. Then they kicked out the residents. I did not leave. Then they kicked out the police. I did not leave. Then there was no one left but me. …And it was awesome!
By now we all know Irene wasn’t the storm everyone thought it would be in Jersey. No 6 feet of water, no hundred mile an hour winds, no 15 inches of rain. But for all of what Irene wasn’t, she was one thing – awesome for the people who didn’t flee Ocean City. At 5pm, the police…
Billabong is taking the World Tour to the same place Frank Abagnale belittled his son in Catch Me If You Can. In a time where money clearly wins out over waves (cough, cough New York and San Francisco) it’s nice to see a glimpse of the Dream Tour is still alive.
Maybe, it’s the fact that I’ve seen the true carnage that Teahupoo can deliver (see Jamie’s picture in http://surferscandy.com/jamiemoran/2009/08/17/the-boys-go-to-tahiti/), but the Billabong Pro in Tahiti is by far my favorite contest to watch.
All the surfers pretend they want to have the contest in the biggest Teahupoo possible….
This past Friday I participated in an epic 26.5 mile paddle around New York City to help raise money and awareness for the SEA (Surfer’s Environmental Alliance) and autism. The task of paddling a marathon around the world’s most populated city was a little daunting but I was pretty confident my arms could handle the trek so I signed up, raised over $1200 and gave it a go. The views were spectacular, the water quality was what you would expect seeing as how we would be paddling up the Hudson River then down the Harlem River and finally into…
Its summer. Its flat. We get bored. To remain sane, we have to entertain ourselves and continue surfing by any means necessary. These facts spurred the 1st Annual Heineken Challenge presented by Andy Carter.
On the flat and steamy days of summer, the Ocean City crew will often just hang on the beach, boards in hand but more there to hangout with friends than actually surf. A Sunday afternoon wouldn’t be complete without a few cold beers, but on this particular day we were fresh out. Andy Carter, renowned lifeguard and shredder, lives just a few blocks from where…
It’s 97 degrees, the waves are knee high, and I’ve shelved my underwear for the next few weeks. This can only mean one thing – Summer is finally here!
Scrot sweat and grovel sessions aside, summer also means one more thing: PARTY TIME! Problem is, where should we party? I’ll tell you where. Someplace excessively warm. A place where the Budweiser flows like wine. Where uber-tanned fake brested women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Margate. Thats where Waynestock Beachstock was being held this past Saturday.
Beachstock sounds rad –…
Last November, we got one of the last good south swells of the fall before heading into full on 6mil winter conditions. As per usual, Ocean City was decent, but overall mediocre so my brothers and I jumped into our black Murano convoy and aimed north. We ended up settling on our typical spot, about half a mile south of the jetty hopping crowd. Knowing it was one of the last swells before water turns freezing and I’d be flopping my hands around in lobster claws trying to “paddle”, I decided to spend the morning and mid day surfing….
Recently I was reminded of the importance of patience and the role it plays in our lives. I’ve learned a lot about patience in my ordinary life and the values it has taught me hold true in my surfing life as well. Patience for swell. Patience for seasons. Patience for that wave that can turn your session around in an instant. And patience for the best set of the day. In the long run patience can be one of the greatest virtues around and has the potential to be amazingly rewarding. Unfortunately it also comes with a price –…
This is when Facebook has a wonderful purpose. I know not everyone is on it, but a good amount are, which will help me spread the word of thanks to all the people that attended my fundraiser at Maynards on May 22nd. It was amazing to see and feel all of the support from my family friends and even people I had met for the first time. I could not have asked for anything better and appreciated the perfection of the day.
I do apologize if I was quick with conversation, but just made sure to reach out to…