Thursday, March 26, 2009

sideshows and novelties

windswell is best!
thy shores...lets see.
39th season there...
claiming it! Gary Keating, Tim Lynch...
they were the guys...power surfers!
all those shaper egos and yet...
a finless parabolic plank modeled after
the ancients happens to be the funnest
solution to high tide Shores i've come across yet.
sorry FCS! next in line would be a mini simmons
planing hull...both solutions have been
left out of modern surfing history...
sideshows...novelties...crack pot sleds...
ahhh...the power of mainstream behavior.
fun needs no categories or criteria.
thanks andre for the pics i stole from your site!


the muse returns from NY to show in
LA this Saturday...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

test pilots

part time Simmons test pilots 09
Lucas, Skip, & Jake
photo Derek Dunfee

Saturday, March 21, 2009

fallen oak

little one rests on the fallen oak in patzog's yard
in santa cruz, waiting for some water time.
couple rk cuttie picks at windansea by derek dunfee.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

latest machines

patzog trefz was here for a week...south swell was a wash out weakling,
solidifying Socal's feeble rep...southern hemi's are such a sad, tragic
spectacle of hype and bullshit these days, good sessions only happen on
the low interval under the radar stuff it seems...we hang our heads in shame
as the hype never meets the expectations. oh! for the days before commercial
surf forecasting! and the leash! when it just was what it was...but it was simmons
who started calling swells in the first place i suppose. bob, what have you done???!
little did we know werner herzog was filming just down the
street. anyway, patzog left at 3:30 am this morning to go back to santa cruz
with these testers for the crew up there. ratboy, et al... the quads and tri's are
coming close now to our goal of an aquatic down here are raving,
big airs with speed and carves....slides...short & very sweet... keel quad 5'3" by
Joe Bauguess, 5'1" tri by Rusty, 5'4" quad by Hoyt Smith...simmons boards appeared in santa cruz
early on...peter cole busted his dual fin on the cliffs at the lane in the early
fifties...when peter talks about sunset beach he talks about the sloughs, windansea,
and the lane as leading him to sunset beach...showing him the way to "dynamic ocean"
deep water, power...says he drove right past spots that did not
have those qualities.....also shown here is david carson who picked up a tester
for the caribbean...but alas i must stay here and finish volume one...
writing, writing, writing.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

boys on the bowl

the Field Marshall swam out with Blake's camera and housing
past couple of days and captured a few moments of Ryan Bracker,
Lucas Dirkse, RK, and Felipe Beccera riding some project boards
on the left bowl...this is where Simmons passed away...and where
he regularly rode planing hulls. The boards in this little clip are
all derived from Simmons planing hulls. They are: 4'8" by Griffin
Stepanek, 5'1" by Rusty P, 5'3" by Joe Bauguess.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009