Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Daniel Thomson eppie in the shorie.

Daniel Thomson came thru after
a two year haitus, spending a night
here before heading for...kentucky?
yes, kentucky.Took him for a
shorie jet lag sesh fresh of the trans-pacific
slog... DT is holding
a quiver of ultra high performance
kinetic energy deflectors...years of
collaboration with his father Mark
are evident, though DT is a design
force in his own right...and he's an ok
surfer too. (he fucking RIPS)
very impressive boards. the last time
i was with DT he was
testing Casper in Baja Sur...this little
dual blade channel is a super refined
mutated caspernoid via terra australis
incognita...couple years down the road.

Monday, April 27, 2009

an honest grovel

ryan burch...engaged in a favorite southern
california pastime: the grovel.
like florida, but way colder.
this builds character in surfer.
anyone can paddle out in warm
8 foot barrels. desperadoes made
tolerable by a 5'3" planing hull trilobyte.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

sliding with ryan and lucas

ryan burch came down from north
county to metro sd proper...
a fine young chap he is.
i filmed a bit...first at crappy
desperadoes with eli mirandon...
then we had some burritos...
great conversation about the art...
then lucas called...out of
lucas and ryan had
a little alaia session at sculpins,
formerly known as squigmans.
free hydrodynamica indeed!


Of course, San Diego remains at the
forefront of centaur evolution.
We are multi-dimensional.
It is not all about surfing down here.
pic from Master Kirk Gee.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"...a strange nostalgia for the future..."

its a fun board, but its NOT A FUNBOARD.
serious fun. yes, we take fun seriously around here.
on the test track: Ryan Bracker finds a new freedom on a craft
composed of Simmons foils, paipo planing principles...
with directional stability provided by Gephart's r & d...
though this particular set made by Hoyt...this board is
5'1" and it'll draw longer lines than those seen on
plains of nazca...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Master planing hull shaper Joe Bauguess
is returning from Costa Rica on Cinco de Mayo.
Hulls will be sculpted! Smokey Joe is fired up.
photos by Ryan Field & Chris "Bubs" Gentile

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the shack abides

late season cold front came through
with brisk clearing winds...and the
shack abides.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

max temperature

ode to spring...
few frame grabs of Max Diaz
on the 5'2" planing hull tri. for more watch
the clips below.

maximum joy III

ok one more of Max Factor test tracking today.
5'2" planing hull.
doing it for RWS and Peter Parkin.
The test track had a little class today.
everyone knows we just survived the worst
winter ever...

Monday, April 13, 2009

maximum joy II

peter parkin built the first skateboard in 1948...
right up the street from the Simmons test track.
uhhh...think about it...we do.
here's another little edit of Max Diaz
leaving the eggs alone on Easter.
Max prefers bunnies.

Monday, April 6, 2009

maximum joy

a little edit of Max Diaz slicing and dicing past two days on the Simmons test track.
5'2" planing hull tri.

Friday, April 3, 2009


The Lis quiver...
the primary inspiration for this whole
deal...past, present, future...
Lis plate courtesy of Hans Newman.
little ruff edit of fish surfing 2003
through 2006.


KCRW's Liza Richardson with the Ladyfinger...
Casper's playmate...
Liza rode the Lady on March 29 in honor of Simmons'
more Planet of the Apes birthday nonsense:
the Ladyfinger is a 5'8" slightly more refined version
of Casper...shaped by Joe Bauguess, who is, by
the way, head honcho on all Simmons planing hull
designs, in case anyone was wondering...
Joe shaped the Ladyfinger on 7/14,
another day that appears as "ship time"
on Captain Taylor's spaceship...
the moment the crew goes into hibernation...
this is all Remember the Future stuff...
consider the deeper meaning carefully.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Jill Jordan baked a Zaius cake for me birthday.
whats that got to do with planing hulls?
it will take years of research to find out,
i assure you. On the 29th we rode a few
for Bob Simmons... thats his birthday.

semi precious water torture

David Carson flys the Simmons quad 'tween the
isles of rum and pleasure...