Friday, July 31, 2009

Lucas dropping into the wall.

The spirit of '09

July 24th 2009. Sixty years later,,,the ghosts
are calling. Lucas Dirkse and Ryan Burch.
Balsa dual fin hydrodynamic planing hull
glued and shaped by JOE BAUGUESS.

the spirit of '49

14 year old Lucas Dirkse...
9'0" Bauguess balsa dual fin at Malibu.
July 24th, 2009

JULY 31ST, 1949

Simmons streaking across a Malibu wall,
July 31st, 1949. Sixty years ago today.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

RK & DH at windansea yesterday eve.
photos by dave frankel

Saturday, July 18, 2009

call out the instigators

First stage of Ekstrom/Bauguess collaboration...
building a bullet from beyond.
Asym mini Simmons.

Friday, July 17, 2009

the 13th floor

Daniel Thompson hits bottom...after two epic drops
on the 9'0" balsa. Decemeber 21st, 2005, La Jolla.
footage & still by Scott Sullivan

Thursday, July 16, 2009


p. gloomenthal december 2005
balsa simmons replica by Terry Martin.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


John "Squirrel" Bowling testing
the 9'0" Terry Martin balsa
Simmons replica January 2006.
La Jolla. Going through the reels...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

the long goodbye

recently had the privilege of being a guest
at 1st Point. It was hard to leave.
Beneath the absolute chaos in the line up
lurks a multi-generational crew of dedicated,
talented, considerate, and respectful
surfers partaking in all manner of board
surfing disciplines.