Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Resolution: More Style

Just got this flick off netflix. I've already watched it twice (with a non-surfing friend, who is demanding that I burn him a copy). The movie is so damn good, from the great footage to the crusty Warren Miller-esque narration banter, to the vibey soundtrack. You get the feeling that these old dudes are ripping on a bong during some of the pauses in the dialogue.

One of my favorite scenes is when they say "Perfect V-land" as a dog comes over to investigate some bikini-clad babe's nethers.

Happy New Years - here's to a year filled with great style.

Bluebird - We Are Stylemasters

Thursday, December 21, 2006

More Swell

Today was more swell than yesterday.
Yesterday was more swell than the day before.
Our last day here.
Hoping for a little more swell.

Alethea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Mother of Mexican Moustaches

I grew a 'stache for Mexico and despite your comments on the previous post, I thought it was pretty good. Then, I ran into this guy at the church in Sayulita. His stoosher looked like an upside-down rotten banana. Mine wilted in comparison.

REM - Hair Shirt

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sayulita con las Senoritas

Kinda expected Sayulita to be a repeat of Old Man's in Baja, with longboarders and beginners a-go-go. I guess you could say I was wrong. Apparently, the best surfer in Mexico lives in this town, and when the swell gets big, as it did on Friday, he comes out and lands crazy airs like this McTwist-meets-Rocket-Air thing. Needless to say, OS and I didn't get many waves with 15 groms out there perfecting their air show.

Luckily, the town was sweet enough that we had a fine time with our (very patient) ladies...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Dropping a Line

Nothing like a little clean Mexican swell to clear the cobwebs of tequila from the brain. We've been in Punta de Mita, Nayarit for the past 2.5 days, getting our holiday spirit going a few weeks early.

Waves? Check.
Sun? Check.
Beachfront condo with infinty pool? Check.
Margaritas with Shitbird and his crew in Sayulita? Check (with a bossa nova dance party to close things out).

The first thing that comes to mind when I look at the above shots of me surfing La Lancha today is "stiff old man." I need to limber up. I look the same way when I tie my shoelaces.

Yoga. More yoga.

Cibo Matto - Agua de Marcos

Monday, December 11, 2006

More Big Friday Shots

I used to think towing in was ridiculous, but after watching the competing teams maneuver through the massive beachbreak and work in tandem to ride treacherous waves that couldn't be touched by traditional paddling, I changed my mind.

It may not be a form of surfing that I can relate to personally, but I had to admire the battle between man and nature that went on last week. The only question I was left with after interviewing a local tow-in guy named Ryan, was why no Oregonians were invited to compete in the Nelscott Reef Classic...


Seelenluft - Manila

Friday, December 08, 2006

Great Nelscott!

Big waves today at the Nelscott Reef contest in Lincoln City. When we pulled up to the beach, we could feel the electricity in the air - or was it the vibrations from the apocalyptic beach break? Outside waves had 30-40 foot faces. It was a little tough to see the action out yonder, but when a few brave souls swung into the inside fun stuff, we were treated to a stand-up barrel show. More pics to come...

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

What color bait?

According to, an 18-foot-long, 5000-pound great white shark attacked a surfer on Halloween in Lincoln City. It was the second shark attack in the area this year. Nobody was hurt, but apparently, both victims' surfboards were the same color: yellow.

Makes me think of fishing for trout with Power Bait. Seems like every season the fish are interested in a different color. Orange, chartruese, yellow, rainbow. If you don't know what they're biting on, they pretty much treat your hook like a chopped liver.


Donovan - Colours