Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Randy Janson

Randy...a neighbor...from the neighborhood.
Displaced planing in the Barrio Logan triangle.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

and then...the gothic dolphins ate my movie.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

G$P in progress...

gothicus ponicus bottlenosius

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


early stages for G$P show in SF on December 10th.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Tyler is a very talented dude who is fortunate enough to be coming of age at a time in surfing when his kind of gifts are nurtured and appreciated instead of ignored or marginalized. This is good for Tyler, and good for the rest of us, because Tyler has something worth sharing. Tyler expresses his surf/life aesthetic through exquisitely rendered art nouveau drawings and paintings. The subject matter may be whimsical but his technique is serious. The same can be said of his forays into surfboard shaping. While Tyler's boards have decorative appeal, they are also skillfully crafted, functional creations, and he surfs them with polished flair, whether a 10'6" log or a 4'6" mini-simmons. Like his paintings and drawings, his boards have evolved from his esoteric meanderings into periods of art and surf history, to be poured through his aesthetic filter, and Tylerized (i.e. PICKLED) for his personal use and our vicarious enjoyment.

pics by Soren Heil

G$P curatorial process...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

roundhouse on the Burch longfish

Burch is maturing rapidly as a 21 years old. This board is
a 7'2" (?) longfish...buttery smooth in soft SD conditions.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Diff & Simmons hung out...way back. Very rare early eighties Diff twin.
Waiting for Burch and Lucas...collection of Hank Warner.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Flippy and Simmons, Oahu, 1953...
just to know there was such a time and place
peopled with those characters is reason enough
to keep on keeping on...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pickle...this Saturday...

nothing to prove...plenty to show & share.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


photo by Michael Sanglio

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Harley never tried a dual fin...waiting for feedback.
5'8" DT Hydrodynamica mph.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


"...and now, Ichabod Crane, it is YOU who is put to the test."

Mike Machemer, formerly the voice and creative force behind
Shipworm and Gribble, is now the voice and creative
force behind his new blog, lenapejoking.
A voice worth listening listen up & enjoy.

New York 1010

"...Romanticism is the conceptual school of art. It deals, not with the random trivia of the day, but with the timeless, fundamental, universal problems and values of human existence. It does not record or photograph; it creates and projects. It is concerned-in the words of Aristotle-not with things as they are, but with things as they might be and ought to be.

And for the benefit of those who consider relevance to one's own time as of crucial importance, I will add, in regard to our age, that never has there been a time when men have so desperately needed a projection of things as they ought to be."

- Ayn Rand
New York, May, 1968

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Simmons was indeed a rare, rare man.
Like in the book "The Fountainhead"- here was a guy who believed pretty radically in something... He had a better mind than any of us guys. He was a man. He neither gave nor asked for quarter from anyone.
'Fuck all you guys!" He was a loner...beautiful."

- Dave Rochlen

from a long time ago in a now defunct surf magazine.

this wednesday in NYC...

slide show with Ryan Field and his work for Hydrodynamica this Wednesday
in New York. Will show the Planing Totem and talk a bit. Tribeca Grand Hotel
Grand Screen Theater at 2 Avenue of the Americas 1ACE Canal Street.
8 pm.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

casestudy casper

"We hope to be able to resolve some part of that controversy now raging between those who believe in miracles and those who are dead set against them...Only one thing will stop the realization of that wish and that is the tenacity with which man clings to old forms because he does not yet understand the new."