Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Shopping

I created an online store for my Canvas surfboard line and decided to add some of my art pieces for sale as well. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Texas Trip

So we're hangin' out in Texas just fishing, riding Tanker waves, and doing a tour for my label Canvas Surfboards and Jon Steele's new movie Jazz The Glass. The tour has come to an end after touring Texas citites Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Padre. Check out our first tanker wave EVER! So fun. The wave literally goes for five minutes + ! (photos courtesy of John Steele:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reunion Wetsuits

Ryo from Reunion wetsuits is in town and I just designed these suits for him. They are awesome wetsuits. Custom fit Japanese rubber with over 25 colors to choose from. I also designed the logos that will be printed on the suits.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Howdy Pardner

Texas is a unique place for the pride and love they have for their state. Some things Texans indulge in include a love for fishing, football, hunting, four-wheelin', shootin' guns, chicks in Wrangler jeans, chewin' tobacco and Lonestar beer. We've been eatin' a whole lotta Whataburger and BBQ as well. The waves are few and far between but we did miss the swell by about a day. "Shoulda been here yesterday."


I just landed in Texas! It's funny because I never imagined myself doing a surf trip to Texas but I'm here with Jon Steele, Will Cum, my buddy Kameron brown and Morgan Faulkner and his girlfriend Brittany Tupaj. A tanker is scheduled to cruise through towards Corpus Christi in two hours and I guess we're going to ride it's boat wake?

So we pulled up and and looked up the channel and we could see the top of a tanker coming from really far away behind the bushes. Finally it was about a football field away so we jumped in the water. Before we knew it a wave was forming up the wall. It's interesting how it bounces off the wall into a perfect little peeler. The wave seriously went for about 4 or 5 minutes. It was for sure the longest wave I've ever ridden. It peeled perfectly down the channel. It was the raddest experience ever. I mean the waves may not be the greatest in Texas, but that's pretty rad to ride a wave five minutes long.

New Kicks

My Gotcha shoes just arrived and they are so rad! I've been wearing them everywhere. A lot of people have asked me where they sell them. They are among my favorite things Gotcha has ever made.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sardinia Pt II

The trip is going great! We went to Sardinia for a couple of days then went back to the mainland of Italy. After a couple days in Viareggio there was a new swell approaching Sardinia predicted to be just as good as the last. Gotcha team rider Glenn "Micro" Hall, Richard "Dog" Marsh head of Gotcha European PR, and the first Italian surfer and Italian legend Alessandro Dini joined me to experience some fun Mediterranean surf. The week was was full of fun, overhead surf. None of us expected so much swell in such a small body of water. Richard even brought along a jet ski to do some tow-ats and step-offs and we ended up using it to tow in for a session. We surfed about five different spots along the central west coast of Sardinia. Luckily, local Marco Testarella guided us to all the best breaks and also accomodated us at his very nice hotel called Menhirs in Putzu Idu.

Photos by Alberto Salaris and Alessandro Dini

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Big Tuesday

I arrived in Pisa, Italy for my first time ever. My older brother had been there years before and I remember him always talking about it and how much he enjoyed Italy. When I arrived at the airport everyone was giving me funny looks, curious as to what my board bag was. A couple people even asked me what it was, some even in Italian. It wasn't long before Alessandro Dini came to pick me up. I knew right away it was him when I noticed his Gotcha T-shirt. We drove to Viareggio first and had my first taste of amazing Italian food. It was a mixed plate of fine ham, cheese, and bread. An Italian beer to top it off. He took me around town and showed me the spots he surfs on a regular basis. Beach breaks for some fun Loggin'. With an awesome forecast of a nice northwest swell coming to the island of Sardinia, we drove to the ferry that night.
We arrived in Sardinia after a nice overnight sleep on the ferry. Our group consisted of European team rider Giovanni, Alessandro, a camera man nick named Yeahyah, and myself. Fortunately, Alessandro had really good local friends there. One in particular was named Marco and he surfed with us the entire time. We had our best session with him the next day on "Big Tuesday". The waves were offshore, big and blue. Not what I expected in the Mediterranean Sea! We surfed a couple spots but our second session was by far the best. Only three of us out, and some epic waves! What more could we ask for?

Now, I am back in Viareggio and the waves are very small. Luckily, there is a new swell on the horizon for this weekend. Tomorrow Richard Dog Marsh and Glen Hall will join us and we will head back to Sardinia for more action.

Check back for more updates!

photos courtesy of Alessandro Dini

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Alaia the Beautiful

The alaia is such a simple beautiful thing....surfing is the sport of Kings you know....Hawaiian Kings, the originals. Here are some pics of the alaia board Tom Wegener shaped for me and the killer shot Dane Peterson took of me riding it in OZ for a Gotcha ad.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Art Video

Just a quick clip from Friday....

Thursday, September 10, 2009


As promised, here are some pics of me painting the boards at the Gotcha booth from the 1st day of the ASR tradeshow. I think they're looking pretty cool so far. I should finish them off tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Boardies Sneak Peak

The boardshorts I designed for Gotcha are rad! I'm really diggin the fit as well. The colors pop too and I love that. I got to preview them and put them to the test. They should be out next spring - I'll keep you posted!