Wednesday December 21, 2011
True Ames has a new fin template to offer. This is a Canvas / Christian Wach fin template. Its large area allows an old log to draw sincere lines on the nose, while the upright rake keeps the board lively on the tail.
Here is a trailer for the new Canvas surfboards movie:
Tuesday December 13, 2011
Here is an interesting concept. Going from a quad to 5 fins. This small trailer fin that Kelly Slater has bee riding lately adds more drive to the quad setup. Slater has been switching it up between a standard thruster and quads. Check out the True Ames version of this fin here.
5th Fin Production / Photo: Brandon Read
Tuesday November 8, 2011
This is an interview published in the latest issue of DEEP magazine. Here is an online version of the mag, we're on page 13. Thanks to Brandon Read for taking the time to answer a few questions.
Wednesday November 2, 2011
OCEAN BEACH, San Francisco/California (Wednesday, November 2, 2011) – Kelly Slater (USA), 39, has claimed a historic 11th ASP World Title today, clinching the year-long pursuit with his advancement out of Round 3 at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.
Friday October 21, 2011
Just a glimpse of the possibilities at a wave called "impossibles." This shot was from a few years back when Bali was still relatively uncrowded. It's hard to believe sometimes that there are uncrowded pristine waves setups still in existence. Maybe not on the small island surf mecca of Bali, but for sure within the thousands of miles of coastlines around the globe, there are sure to be some dream waves to be had. Some are within driving distance from your homebreak, some are by boat over rough seas, and some are hours or days by plane. You have to explore to discover!
Friday October 14, 2011
Josh Kerr and Asher Pacey take a quick vacation South of the border for some warm waves and cold beer. Take a 10 minute break and check this out. A good clip to get you amped before your next session...
Friday September 23, 2011
In the small town of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast of Australia's beautiful wave rich eastern edge, there was a wave called Kirra. She still exists but her face has changed forever due to a combination of erosion and beach nourishment programs during the last few decades. Now don't get me wrong, she is still beautiful, but back in her prime, she was a perfect 10 with unbelievable shape and form, endlessly peeling across the sand bank. Today the wave is a bit shorter and not as ruler edged, but can still give you the tube of your life. With the strong currents and sand pumping, Kirra's waves are ever-changing and unpredictable, but on the right angle swell and tide there are some epic waves if you can keep your position in the lineup.
Here is a shot from last year during an off season swell. This wave is seriously breaking in about a foot and a half of water with super fast sections and a current that will make your arms sore. In the moment ( an unidentified Kirra local gettin' shacked )
to download this image as a wallpaper for your desktop check out the wallpaper page here.
* Prior to 1840 — Kirra is not known by its current name and is rarely visited by white settlers. * 1840-1910 — The first white holiday-makers start to visit. * 1910-1920 — Holiday-makers increase, making Kirra a popular recreational beach area. * 1930s — The opening of the South coast road increases the popularity of the southern Gold Coast as a holiday destination. Camping was very popular for families because Kirra had a long beach and a low-lying dune system. * 1960-early 1974 — The Tweed River breakwaters combine with a series of low-pressure weather systems to result in serious sand erosion. This brings the high-water level to just below the coastal road. * 1970s — Big Groyne built at Kirra's south end. * 1995 — 30 metres taken off Big Groyne to help fight erosion at Greenmount Beach. * 2001 — Start of Tweed River sand bypass project. * 2003 — Little Groyne completely buried in sand. * 2006 — Project launched by Griffith University Coastal Management Center to restore the beach
Thursday September 15, 2011
Got another free wallpaper screensaver here. (click the link below image for download) This was a shot from a few weeks ago. A bit of the Southwest swell was mixing in with some Northwest peaks. Was on my way back walking along a bluff when I got this shot. These are futures compatible CI fins. They work really well with this Simon Anderson 5'10" squashtail. The best part about these fins is that the work great in small waves around waist to chest high but also got me into some solid overhead waves down south last month. Good all around choice for shortboard fins!
Friday September 9, 2011
Here is our latest desktop wallpaper image, There are 2 sizes to download ( Click the link below the image )
Thursday September 8, 2011
Last week, The entire west coast was pumping with a super long interval south west swell. The same swell that blessed tahiti with epic surf for the Teahupoo contest began to show it's long lines here in Southern California just in time for the Labor Day weekend. Spots like the Wedge in Newport were pulling in massive peaks that were solid double overhead. With the high interval and size of this swell, lulls were the name of the game. It wasn't uncommon to wait 20 minutes in between 10 wave sets, but when they did come in they had lots of juice. Surprisingly there were a few spots in Santa Barbara that got some sets that must have made their way through the islands. Even a few of the points had the occasional odd direction set making for some fun rights. Spots were packed with people crawling out of the woodwork to have a go at the overhyped swell. All said and done, now that the ocean is back to it's normal september flatness, this swell will remain in the minds of everyone who got a chance to score. By the time this New Zealand born swell made it's way up the coast to Alaska the bouys were showing a 28 second interval. With normal big south swells being about 17-22 seconds, this just shows the intensity of this particular swell. Here is a shot of some waves in Ventura during a smaller day of this swell. I'm sure this set was 10 times bigger in Tahiti but still nice to see some lines rolling in.
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