@whoisjob and I battling for those 'QS points this year. Should we place a side bet, Jamie? First time I've been in the lead on this thing for at least a decade, maybe two. I predict a strong start and slow finish to my QS year. @wsl
My last wave during the #VolcomPipePro...didn't make it but at least I got to have a look. There was also one wave in this final we couldn't figure out how to scratch into (@brentbielmann posted a shot of it) that was as good a wave as you'll ever see. There's always #TheOneThatGotAway that keeps you coming back. What an incredible week and month of waves we just had. The ocean has taken a few days break to reboot and we're back at it with #TheEddie likely running on Wednesday (#Jinx?). Thanks for the @tammymoniz. And I'm happy to give my spot up to @tonymoniz this week if he wants to go charge a few!?
Can you thank a wave for a lifetime of your best memories? What a week/month/winter! Congrats to @bruceirons, @whoisjob, and @makaimcnamara for their results/performances and thanks for letting me sneak one by you guys at the #VolcomPipePro. It was a pleasure to surf with and awesome to watch everyone going on any and everything. #VeryInspired. I'm not sure what we all did in past lives to deserve this one but there's nothing better! #BestWinterEver @leonevesrj
With 4 of my favorite humans right thurr today. And @peterkinglajolla taking the . I pretended I needed him to shoot it but I just didn't want him in the actual photo. Ya know when you do that to certain people but pretend that it's just the way it worked out but then you can't show the photo anywhere in case they see the one you took without them in it? Well...maybe PK won't see this and we can all talk smack about him here. #Sarcasm in case somebody didn't pick up on that. But seriously...
Well that was fun...Sitting here watching closeout sets roll thru after getting sent to the beach trying to paddle out. First time I've had a #WalkOfShame at #Waimea. I think everyone thought the swell was gonna arrive late but it ended up being easily big enough for #TheEddie today. Probably too big on a few sets, actually. Hope everyone stays safe at #Peahi and outer reefs. Lotta energy out there. #25To30FeetCloseoutWaves #CouldntEvenGetOneAir
@walteriooss, @bjorniooss, and @mj_day...scouted locations for your next #SISwimsuitShoot and there's even a perfect left wedge peeling off this one. And it's waaaay warmer than Montauk right about now. #ModernDayPostcards
Thank you, @surfer_magazine! I still can't believe it. Look for some more info coming soon on #OurWave at kswaveco.com. This is my second #CoverShot taken on a #ManMadeWave. Can anyone remember the first one? Which mag/photog/year/location? #Word.
It's amazing how big 'small' Jaws still is. A couple of #Leftovers last night. Thanks to @kai_lenny and his crew for taking me for a little afternoon session. Nice to see just a small pack in the water and have some space to move with just a couple of friends. Frame grab from clip by @johnnydpbp.
He won't let me pay him half the time (unless I have @purps or @outerknown gear) so the best thing I can try and do is try and make him busy. If you need a driver on #Oahu call this man, @modaddy1. Airport runs, circle island, whatever. As long as you can understand his southern twang, this is your dude. He drove the @quiksilver bus forever then figured he'd spend his time in Hawaii surfing and playing golf when he's not driving. #SaveThisNumber
ShoutOut and congrats to my good friend, @khalilrafati, for his recently released autobiography, #IForgotToDie. Going from being the guy on the left (10+ years ago addicted to heroine and cocaine) and becoming the guy on the right (and the owner of @sunlifeorganics) is simply a miracle and proof that life can start over at any time. He's still an addict only now he's addicted to detoxing, health foods, #IcePlunges and far infrared saunas! Let this be the year you get your shit together and become the person you dreamt of as a kid without all the excuses as to why you can't be or never were! We've all lost too many friends to drugs and alcohol (emptiness and insecurity). Nothing inspires me more than people figuring it out for themselves and helping others. And thanks for being a sounding board for me to work thru my own issues, Khalil. #InspireOthers
MerryXmas everyone. I wish I had ten of me I could send all around the world and visit with all my families at once. Life has afforded me far too many great memories and friends and I wish I could show all of that appreciation at once. Have a perfect day!
MarkFoo and #DonnieSolomon both passed away while surfing during this exact hour on this day in 1994 (at #Mavericks) and 1995 (at #WaimeaBay) respectively. What a bizarre occurrence. Donnie told the family he was living with that he was gonna go catch 'one last wave' before flying to CA that afternoon. He could never have known it would be so prophetic. He said the last wave of his life was the #BestWaveOfHisLife. #AMomentOfSilence for two great friends and chargers.
Best caption (funny, smart, mean, dumb, witty, etc. all work) wins the small and simple @gopro #HERO4Session! I'll pick a winner in the next 24 hours and @gopro will contact you and send you out a camera setup! Pretty simple. #GoodLuck #BoaSorte #BuenaSuerte #BonChance : @are.frapwell
There is no substitute for hard work and desire. Natural talent on its own has proven many times to do many great men no good. There is only one way to win a world title each year and this man figured out the riddle ahead of the rest of us this time. There is no one more passionate or applied or willing to go the extra mile and weeks on the road to win. Congratulations on achieving a life goal today, my friend. @adrianodesouza #WorldChamp @wsl 2015
Pipeline doing its best visual impersonation of giant, hollow #JBay yesterday, just a little shorter and a lot hollower. You ready to see this thing wrap up? Good combination of decisions and preparation to everyone (luck) today. Contest starting now on @wsl app or worldsurfleague.com live. #ItsOn #WhosYourDog? #PipeMasters
What a day! Hope you guys watched the action on the @wsl app or website (worldsurfleague.com) from the #PipeMasters today. Some sick conditions and crazy rides. @seabassz and @cocom4debarrelkilla got the best two of the day, maybe even #WOTW. Had a lot of fun in that heat with @mfanno and @john_john_florence also. Check it out tomorrow morning. Gonna be smaller but we'll have a world champ and hopefully I've got a new @gerrylopezsurfboards in my house by day's end! #ItsOn #KeepYourEyeOnTheRights! #AndThenThereWere3
Thank you @surfer_magazine and all the people out there voting for keeping me in the running of the #SurferPoll for so long. My brother and I used to fill these out as little kids and mail them in hoping we would win a trip to Hawaii if we picked the order correctly. Much appreciation for all the good years and congrats to some blonde kid who rigged the votes (that's sarcasm, people )...by simply shredding and being a nice guy! #IfYouAintFirstYoureLast
Shout out to @andre_botha_662 for most likely saving @evangeiselman's life at #Pipeline today when Evan was knocked unconscious and took a 3 wave hold down on a nasty closeout. Give this man a wave or a high five or buy him a beer if you see him around. And thanks to all the other surfers and the @northshorelifeguardassociation for pulling it all together...always keeping an eye out for one another. #AlohaSpirit
@billykemper you're an animal! Congrats, my man. First ever #PeahiChallenge winner in a heavy final lineup! If you didn't watch that you should probably do it now. Some of the heaviest waves ever ridden went down out there today. Wow! WorldSurfLeague.com @wsl
@gerglong you are as gnarly as it gets! #ManLove. Must've learned how to pull into 30 footers in #SanClemente? Watching #BigWave #SurfPorn should be everyone's new hobby. You guys see what @shaunwalsh20 just did though?! #SoHeavy. And #LotsOfHashtags. @wsl worldsurfleague.com
@billykemper you're a monster! How big is this wave?! After only the first heat it's a joke how many crazy things have happened. I know it's Sunday but get out of church, on your computers and pray for these guys. #SoSick! #PeahiChallenge @wsl
If you're not watching the #PeahiChallenge at #Jaws on the either WorldSurfLeague.com or on the @WSL app then don't ever speak to me again! @carlosburle (pictured...yes that's a human) and @markmathewssurf have already had two of the worst wipeouts I've ever seen. It's hard to comprehend how gnarly guys are today charging anything that pops up in front of them. Good luck to all my boys today charging and staying safe! Sorry I couldn't join you (but secretly relieved! Haha). Can't wait to see what goes down. #ItsSeriouslyOn!
Thank you the #AikauFamily, @quiksilver, and all the surfers involved for my invite and inclusion to #TheEddie (#TheQuiksilver) at #WaimeaBay. Apologies for my absence from the opening ceremonies yesterday which is a gathering we all look forward to each year. Also, I'm excited to see the floatation vests Quik and crew has developed and made available to the invitees. It's been 6+ years since the event was last run and we hold our breath each year hoping for swell and conditions to line up properly. There's a lot of talk about #ElNio conditions this year giving us the best opportunity in a long time so let's cross our fingers. #EddieWouldGo. And if the Jaws event runs on Sunday I know about 50+ guys who will go at the drop of a hat! Keep an eye out in case #ItsOn live on Sunday. @wsl #BigWaveBadgeOfHonor
Thank you to Staci (and her niece, Isabele) for joining us on the @tavaruaislandresort trip after winning the draw in our fundraiser. We all had a great trip and they have officially started their surfing careers! They also caught the most fish this week and put all us dudes to shame. Can't wait to be back and do it again. Any suggestions for our @omazeworld trip next year, let me know em! Thanks everyone. @shanedorian @toddglaser @jwpalms
Wanted to show some support and say thanks to the guys at the #BWRAG (Big Wave Risk Assessment Group). These are the guys who are gonna show you how to save your (my) ass if things go bad. In the lead up to winter and tons of guys charging, it's a good idea to get tuned up on your water and lifesaving skills. If you have interest check the website at bwrag.org to start the 3 day summit starting tomorrow, Nov. 30 (or 1.5 day starting Dec. 1). Take the opportunity to have #BrianKeaulana and crew get you prepared for any situation. They are also a non-profit working with kids and schools teaching #CPR, etc. I wish I was in Hawaii for it this week. Thanks for the heads up @deepwatersurf. And tune in to @steepanddeeppipeline to see photos of everyone charging all winter. And also a huge thanks goes out to the @northshorelifeguardassociation for their efforts all year long keeping everyone as safe as possible on the #NorthShore. Can't wait to get my seasons started next week! #SteepA
Ratu Sakiusa Nadruku Lalabalavu (#ChiefDruku) was laid to rest today. The sadness would not be so strong were the memories not so great. Druku showed you can do great things in the world simply by being a good person. He was a humble leader and kind soul, taking everyone's feelings and thoughts into consideration and healing rifts in the local communities no one else could have bridged. The first surfer in Fiji, Druku has effectively impacted everyone who has ever ridden a wave in this country to some degree. Many thousands of people around the world called him a good friend. I'm proud and humbled to have called him one of my best. As @jonroseman so eloquently said at the service today... 'How do you measure the quality of a person's life? If you measure it by the number of smiles you brought to other people's faces, Druku may have been the greatest person to have ever lived'. That's one of the finest things I've ever heard said about anyone. We could al
I meant to post this yesterday but got a little caught up with flights, datelines, and passing out after surfing too much! Please have a read into it and have a #HappyThanksgiving, everyone! Im proud to support #BeHerVoice, a campaign to make a difference with the Kering Foundation and @stellamccartney. Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On this occasion, four incredibly courageous women broke the silence and share their stories. Learn more on keringfoundation.org #BeHerVoice #WhiteRibbon #KeringFoundation #StellaMcCartney #CondeNastInternational #VAW #IDEVAW
I saw this shot on a friend's feed last night and couldn't believe this wave. Then I realized the print's being auctioned off for a good cause. Read below...Might have to bid for this one myself as I need some wall art and I've had numerous friends afflicted by #ProstateCancer and two very close friends currently dealing with it. #Repost @trentslatterphoto with @repostapp.This fully-framed, one-of-a-kind, A2 420mm X 594mm (16" X 23") image is at the printers and being framed at the moment. If you'd like to own it and raise money for a great cause (@Movember / #ProstateCancer research) then contact me via DM or Facebook. Prostate kills 1 in 38 Australian men and is the second highest cause of death behind only #LungCancer. This disease will most surely affect people in all of our lives so thanks for your support in advance. Proof of donation to new owner will be supplied. @bearzy_thaizy @michaelnovy @cheerwetsuits Edited and Framed by @anjsemark.
LongStory...Finished product from last night. It's funny when shaping how many ideas go through your (my) head. I don't shape often so I want to put all the things I ever think about in one design. It took me probably two hours to template and cut out this thing deciding on dimensions and lines. This was just a throwaway blank Sean (@sslatersurftackle) had in the room so it's nice to have a keepsake from it. Seeing this pic reminds me of all the people who have influenced me over the years, from early days where @matt_kechele shaped for us and coached Sean and me to spending years and years in the shaping room with #AlMerrick learning how to do basic aspects of surfboards. Over the years I've worked with @mcsurfboards and @simonanderson1 and been influenced in design by everyone from #GeorgeGreenough (and Mark and Daniel Thomson- @tomo_surfboards) to #BenAipa, #DickBrewer to @waynerichsurfboards, @markrichardssurfboards to @gerrylopezsurfboards, #PatRawson to #SpyderMu
It's funny to walk thru a store with people who don't really know who you are but sell your stuff then kinda recognize you from somewhere as you're checking out like, 'Who is this guy?' Or they start looking at the product and back at you again kinda confused. Then it clicks as you walk out. @PURPS #HealthyLifestyleDrink #NonGMO #Organic purple #Superfruits available in #Hydro, #OrganicEnergy, #VitaminShot, and #VitaminPowder#PurpsLife
1st grade class when I was about 6 or 7 years old (2nd from R). Funny to look back at old shots and remember us as kids. Still close with a few of these little humans. Most of this class went from Kindergarten to graduation together. Far left in blue was a friend named #AmyGellert who was sadly murdered in our hometown in a still #UnsolvedMystery in the early 90's. Her parents were also attacked yet lived thru it. There was a show recently dedicated to reopening her case and finding any potential info about her story. One of her brothers now works for @patagonia and another was my best surf buddy in high school then became a military guy and was injured at war in both Iraq and Afghanistan and now works in some sort of secret service work, I think. It would be a real blessing if her case were ever solved. Google her name and read about the case. Amy was a good egg. We all miss her.
This world is a sad place. Lost souls running around with no purpose but inflicting hurt on others. I don't see it getting better. There's no lack of good people but there's an abundance of worthless ones and their numbers seem to be growing. #FuckingCowards.
I'm gonna do a little #SocialExperiment here. @shanedorian and I just had a giveaway and raised a phenomenal amount of money for four wonderful charities. A random winner was chosen as was promised and there are lots of people upset they didn't get chosen or that a non surfer won. I get that. There are some wonderful comments from many people but a serious tone of negativity from probably a quarter or more of the comments. Just know that if you're gonna comment publicly that you'd better be able to stand up for your words and that I'm happy to give you the stage as I'm gonna right here. I'm gonna take this down shortly but I just want an honest discussion about your thoughts on this sort of thing. Some serious haters and trolls came out of the woodwork to bash me personally and this process..some confused, some harsh. I've been called every name in the book. It's actually entertaining but it's kinda sad. I mean, I didn't ever call up and yell
So we've just picked our winner for the trip that @shanedorian and I put together with @omazeworld. Staci from Hermosa Beach, CA just won the draw after donating $100 because she 'liked the charities'! She's bringing her niece with her and we leave two weeks from yesterday. I'm so stoked that someone who just donated to support the cause got chosen. She said she's never won anything. She doesn't surf but has always loved surfing and skating as sports and she got the #GoldenTicket! And as for the funds raised...we'll do a final tally and let everyone know how much it was and where it is all going shortly. I'll just say I'm totally blown away by this and it's been a great experience getting the chance to do this fundraiser. Congrats, Staci. See you in two weeks! And to everyone who took part and donated...thanks so much. I'm glad nobody I know won even though I got about a hundred texts ensuring I get their names pulled! Ha.
'#ArmyCorpOfEngineers is building a seawall out of sandbags and destroying the dunes in Montauk. Most experts agree that this will erode the beaches and make a big problem'. I got this messagefrom a friend tonight who lives up there. I personally don't know much about the project so does anyone have any more info in the region for us? I've seen the Army Corp do wonders to perfectly good beaches in the past and I can't help but think (know) that people only people who spend their lives on beaches (or any other stretch of land for that matter) watching the patterns for decades should have a say in altering it. People have a bad habit of building holes and condos near beaches that are on sand dunes and then want 'protection' from the oceans and natural elements. I'm not sure why humans want to control nature. I'm continually baffled by it but I'm assuming a little bit here as to what's going on. @surfrider, do you have any knowledge about this p
Amazing group of good people together this evening for @punkerpat and @chloe__barton's wedding in Monterey. Congrats to you guys for a great night and a long life ahead. And now that he's married Punker told me he can play golf anytime he wants. That's how it works, right? Yay! :) #PunkersWedding
Goodbye and thank you, #LillianNuuhiwa. You were a beautiful soul who made this world a better place. It was an honor to have known you and your husband (#DaveNuuhiwa) for 25+ years and many hearts will be heavy in your absence. But the thought that you may be reunited with Dave Sr. out there somewhere brings smiles to our faces.
Happy 50th Birthday to @mrpottz (the first English/British-South African-French-Australian world surf champ). Thanks for inspiring our generation and beyond, planting seeds in our heads to think about surfing above the lip...and below. I copied your airbrush when I was a #Grom. #FlyBoy #TheSaint?!
Obscure #Nazare where the land meets the sea. If you ever get the chance, you have to stand on this cliff and feel the North Atlantic in all its glory. Check @rosswilliamshawaii's Instagram from today when my friends were nearly swept off the cliff. Not nearly as funny as it sounds in the video clip.
Thanks to @pierre_agnes for letting us camp at his house year after year in France. Also thanks for the tip to stay at the #PhillipeStarck designed @lacoorniche near #Arcachon for a few days. What a great part of the world to make a stop at and check out Europe's largest sand dunes, all the cool seafood restaurants along the bay in #CapFerret and the wonderful history of the oyster fishermen and boat building in this little community. The boats and houses were traditionally painted with matching colors so you knew whose was whose. Merci beaucoup to new friends Greg, Manue, Sylvain, and Sophie for showing @kalanimiller and I around your little slice of heaven. #IllBeBack #NewOysterAddicts
@lfioravanti congratulations! #WorldJuniorChamp in the under 18's at the #ISAWorldGames. Started the year by breaking your back charging Pipe during the #VolcomPipePro, having surgery and going thru the rehab to get healthy, to winning a world title. What a year. I guess your #ItsTheMorningOfTheFinal post was a good omen this morning! Haha. Stoked for you. And congrats to #NommeMignot, #JakeMarshall and #ShunMirakami for great surfing and their respective placings in the final. Great to watch the world titles live online. It's come a long way since I surfed them in England in '86 and Japan in 1990. Awesome to see so many young guys (and girls) shredding. Also a huge congrats to #TessaThyssen for her win today in the girls division! #FirstItalianWorldSurfChamp
ColinCook is the latest #SharkAttack victim in the seemingly inflated number that have occurred in #Hawaii over the past couple of years. Colin lost his left leg below the knee surfing #Leftovers on the #NorthShore of #Oahu this past week. But from what I understand they had to continue to amputate above the knee. Colin faces a long and painful recovery to get himself not only back in the water but over the mental trauma this would bring to your reality. Please click the #GoFundMe link in my bio to help donate to Colin. Colin is a surfboard Glasser for John Carper. When he's ready, hopefully he can be fitted with a top level prosthetic similar to @mikecoots, another Hawaiian surfer who lost his leg and overcame his challenges to become one of the most inspiring people I know (he was attacked as a bodyboarder and started stand up surfing after his incident...and he's also a great photographer). @uluboi is another friend of ours who was attacked by a #TigerShark on the Big Islan
Special thanks to @kind_surf crew (headed by @aritz_aranburu and @almudenanyc) for putting together the surf day with Handisurf (@asso.nationale.handisurf) yesterday in #Capbreton. A bunch of the pros showed up to support and surf with kids challenged with #Autism and #CerebralPalsy. Always rewarding to see the smiles for these kids and relaxation on the parents' faces when their kids are in good hands. There's no shortage of selfless people out there. @surfershealing, @mauliolafoundation and a bunch of other great causes do similar things so keep an eye out for their schedules in your area. Apologies for any names I forgot! : @thefrogeye. #SantochaSurfClub
Lemme try that again...congrats @sunnygarcia for finishing the #IMKona and punishing your body for nearly 14 hours. Not sure I could do it but maybe one day. Proud of the commitment and dedication in the past few months. Looking slim and ripped! #Repost @sunnygarcia with @repostapp.Longest hardest day of my life but I smiled through all the pain I went through today because I helped raise a good amount of money to help @smiletrain get kids with cleft lip and cleft palate the surgery they need to live a normal live:) just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out and cheered because it gave me the energy to push through and get it done #roadtokona2015 #IronMan #mogsITB #triathlon #IMKona #Hawaii #ididit
"Hey bud. Let's party!" #Baywatch throwback. How's the hairdo?! I actually think someone put lemon juice in my hair when I was sleeping back then. Show kinda ruined my #StreetCred but made for some good material for when I've got grandkids one day. I really need to make an edit from all the old footage. Anyone know how many episodes I was on over what period of time? I had an abusive, military father and ran away and lived in my van so I could surf. On one episode he found me and broke my board in half over his leg. Then he let me know that surfing would never get me anywhere. My name was #JimmySlade. It kinda stuck.
I get the feeling @mattwilko8 really doesn't care how I feel about him dropping in on me at #Hossegor last year in our first heat of the #QuikProFrance. Now I know how @joelparko felt at #Kirra. #IGetNoRespect He made a nice little ramp for me though. I think I scored an 8 and he scored a 9 on this wave. #SharingIsCaring
I once knew this girl who didn't miss a day of high school in four years. I thought she was weird. #DaleWebster hasn't missed a day of surfing in #14641 days and I think he's awesome! His impossible streak started on 9/3/1975. That's 365 days x 40 years + 10 leap days + 31 days = 14641 = 10/4/2015. That's 11 to the power of 4! (Oh, and he actually got the number of days incorrect in his wax. I'm sure I would too after so long). But today may mark the end of his streak. Dale has to have a minor surgery and will reportedly miss a couple weeks in the water. That's an attachment to a #DailyRitual I may never know but would likely not deal with very well. I'm sure doctors could diagnose and medicate such an #OCD 'malady' but I'm inspired and totally blown away by his dedication. We should all celebrate this man and his amazing, albeit obsessive and quirky, passion for simply going surfing. #ThankYouDale for reminding us every day since 1975 why we
It would be really funny if we all started putting our names on our surfboards like this. Might be my new thang. Or maybe not. But many thanks to @cobrapumagolf for the gear and to everyone at the #AlfredDunhillLinksChampionship for this amazingly fun week. Teeing off in the final group at #StAndrews #OldCourse isn't something I'll forget anytime soon. Good luck to @thorbjornolesen. Let's win this thing!
Playing the #AlfredDunhillLinksChampionship with this guy and guess who has a 3 stroke lead at 17-under going into the final day? To be honest... I'm actually just happy we're in the last group so I can sleep in a little! Haha. Great playing, @thorbjornolesen. #FairwaysAndGreens tomorrow. #GoPro #Hero4 and #DoubleShakas #Repost @europeantour with @repostapp.When @KellySlater met @ThorbjornOlesen. #GoProGolf
I'll be baffled if anyone can name everyone in this photo from left to right including the person in the way back. You'd have to have been in either Florida or Texas back in about '86 to know most likely. Here are your hints surf trivia people...guy on far left is running a contest in #PismoBeach today and had a bad mustache. Second one used to have hair. Third guy charges anything and is a goofy footer. Fourth is brother to the one getting bunny ears. Fifth one has a sometimes funny brother and is from #Pensacola. Bunny ears was famous for wraparound cutbacks. Pink shirt runs a traction/accessories company. Guy in back right used to be a judge, lives in France (I think so if I have it right). Far right was my good friend and arch nemesis rival for many years. I'll tag them all in about an hour or add names here. #ILoveOldPhotos
Same spot (#Crowdbreak, in Japanese), same section on the reef, same photographer (@toddglaser), same lens (50mm), same week, one year apart. But the one on the right was nearly twice the size and I ate it over the #Foamball.
Excited and honored to take part in a project called #SurfersAndShapers, the brainchild of #LarryFuller whose mission is to unite the lineage of the riders and designers throughout surfing's history with boards made from 3000+ year old redwood. This board was shaped by #AlMerrick in a design I made called the #SemiPro out of wood from the largest #Sequoia tree to have ever been found intact after falling. This particular tree fell in 1964 and could be heard from up to 30 miles away. It was only saved from shattering on the way down because it landed on other frees and 30 feet of snow. It was 282 feet tall, had 3 foot thick bark, its diameter was 27 feet and circumference 95 feet at its thickest part!!! It was later discovered through the rings to have gone through at least 18 major fire events in its lifetime. The fins were made of #CoastalRedwood from #MirrassouWinery barrels, America's first winery (1854) and are somewhere between 2000 and 4000 years old. When all is said and
Golf talk with @scottycameron last week at the #shecklerfoundation golf tourney. Scotty made me a putter back in around 96-97 shortly after I started playing golf. I've been a fan of his creations ever since and am thankful to have a small custom quiver of 3 or 4 over the years. He's got a great swing, he likes to peel out in his golf cart and there's not a bet he'll pass up. Right, @like_the_fish? @mbeauchesne1 @shecks
KevinAncell #UncleKev inspecting his work before it goes on display. Is he looking at...A) X-rays?B) Map of Tavarua?C) Pic of fried eggs?D) A mould of private parts?E) Deformed avocado Thankfully his quick thinking and street smarts saved me from a crazy crackhead on the streets in Venice yesterday. Don't miss his show in Venice Beach on Oct. 1st. 1320 Main Street 'just around sunset' time til late.
Back when board and wax logos were apparently more important than your clothing brand. I surfed for #Sundek and #Oneill for most of my teen life and usually wore my rainbow trunks. My feet were too big for my wetsuit so I had to have those zippers on the ankles to get em thru. The jerseys were too big so I had to cross em over my neck to make em fit. This was at the #WorldAmateurTitles in #Newquay at #FistralBeach in 1986. #MarkSainsbury won the men's against #JeffBooth and I placed third in Junior's behind #Poto and #NickyWoods with @johnshimooka placing 4th. @quiksilver sponsored the event back then and it was the first time #JeffHakman and #BruceRaymond got to see me surf a few years before deciding to sponsor me. We stayed in this caravan park where you had to put coins in the heaters every hour or two to stay warm. #ChrisBrown was my roommate and his dad, Dave, and #BruceWalker were coaching. @andersenlisa was also on the team. I'll have to find that team shot somewher
You ever look up the number one song from the week you were born on #Wikipedia? #AlGreen's #LetsStayTogether is mine from Feb. 11, 1972. Some people get tragic ones. I got lucky with one of my all-time favorite songs. What you got?
NoDestination trip from around '96-'97 with @patchy_o, @taylor_knox, #ChrisMalloy (I know you have a secret Insta @carla_malloy), @rosswilliamshawaii, @jeffhornbaker and @donkingfilms on one of #MartinDaly's #IndiesTrader boats. I think #NickCarroll was with us as well. Great time before it was too crazy crowded in the #Mentawais. Caught a bunch of fish and had some really fun waves with a few of my best friends. What a treat! Oh yeah, follow pat cause he's trying to get over 10K and he's 8 people short of his goal! Just had dinner at his house and he was really worried about it, @eslate and @bobhurley!