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 shaper...at 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