Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Churr Churr

It seems that ever trip begins with a visit to the never disappointing city of Victoria. Eating delicious food, meeting with old pals and drinking 12 % beer! Its amazing so many girls so many options for everything under the sun. But it has to end some where thanks to Wade for the ride to the ferry with seconds to spare. On ward to Vancouver we boarded the ferry getting blessed by Carlos a religious Chilean that preached to us about surfing the universe and going to heaven. He wanted to tell us that jesus told him to talk to us as he was walking by, so we went along and had a nice little convo covering the ways of heaven and where we are sitting in the universe. Very odd fellow but we are all a little crazy in some way. Run a couple errands walk and around the city and by tomorrow this time we will be on the plane New Zealand bound to meet up with radical Ried and the rest of the gan in Dunedin


Sunday, November 28, 2010


Sunrise from the sound.

Packing Sucks

Camera gear check, computer gear check, wet suits check, clothes check, toothbrush check, plane ticket check, as I write the 10th check list towards being completely packed and ready to Jet South. The days pass as the departure date creeps up and the last two weeks of packing my life away comes to a hault. Looking out side the temperature below zero, with a layer of snow covering the ground its hard to think of being anywhere hot as winter is just beginning. The next 3 days will include heeps of goodbyes and travel time, ferry's, bus's, and any free rides you can manage to accumulate to get to the air port. When arriving to the airport, everyone is always excited for new adventure, but on most surf trips you are bracing yourself to see how much the plane is going to ding you for your over loaded board bags and equipment. After you squeeze everything into the proper places you make it through customs and all your worry's go away. No worries that is if you enjoy 15 hours on a plane! Being Tall has its ups and downs, for the most part its nice being able to reach things, and dunk when shooting hoops with your homies but when it come to airplanes it sucks. Crammed in the middle with your knees touching the seat in front of you before you even sit your ass down, the annoying business man trying to recline his seat in front of you, as the twin babies start crying in the seats next to you. lets just say my last flight was no 1st class ride. When all is said and done the free beer and movies will put you asleep until you have reached your destination. Its that time of year in Canda when the cold water seeps through your 6mm suit as snow starts to fall half way through your session, Its time to head south.

Look back for updates along the gypsy journey to New Zealand.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Shelter hosted the innersection World Premier. If you have not seen the movie, get ready to have your mind blown.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cypher film challenge

Check out the Quicksilver Cypher film challenge ( http://surf.quiksilver.com/filmchallenge/ ). Vote for Raph Nico and Jeremy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kelly Slater #10

Shout outs to the god.


While surfing long beach yesterday morning Kye, Rycam, and, myself were sitting in clear over head waves with blue skys and sun shining. Besides the wettys and boots it felt like we were in some tropical paradise. As we were all paddling back to avoid getting slammed by the hell double up set, a full on pelican soared past as if we were on a vaca in somewhere far from Tofino. I know they live in lower Washington but never thought to see one up in Canada. I don't know if its global warming or just a lost soldier, all I know is we were psyching to see the little guy fly past.

image from friends at Google.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Search continues

Couple of B shots from a new little shore pound slab we shot last week. Pete, Noah, and Kye were pulling in to some hefty drainers, followed by some cartwheel smashing s. cant wait for the swell to return for a reshoot.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010