Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SURFERS FOR CETACEANS LAUNCHES THE BALEIA ATLANTICA TOUR.

***Howie Cooke, Hootch Mc Nootch, Paul Watson, Kylie and Andy Sibling....
***No Capture, No Kill whale mural project in Peniche, Portugal.
***Madeira from our lovely casa on the hill...
S4C team hanging with Captain Paul Watson and scoping his new ship he's adding to the fleet.
***Howie Cooke's whale teepee mural project that's roamed the world.

*****Hello good web-heads. Sorry I disappeared from my blog duties. Been traveling with the Surfers for Cetaceans non-profit organization in Madeira, Portugal for the annual ass backward IWC (international whaling commission) meetings. I flew into mainland Portugal area for a great surf/environment festival & surfing odyssey in the Peniche area. Super honored to have painted a 60 foot whale mural with fellow artist Howie Cooke. Such a great feeling to paint large outdoor murals and have the support of such an amazing group of local beach folk. On top of the painting and educating buzz, the waves were really fun as well. 
After Leaving the mainland we hopped a flight into the island of Madeira. Located just off Morocco's coast, it's a Tahitian style collage of terraced architectural wonders sprawled to and fro. Our first day saw us surfing a slab right under a menacing cliff face that ended up dropping massive car sized chunks of stone, crushing a unoccupied home and crushing multiple cars. 
 Once the IWC meetings started, our crew of S4C members gathered from all angles of the sea. Dave Rastovich, Howie Cooke, Johnny Vasic, Justinn Krumb, Hilton Dawe and John Lawerson have been hustling to keep up with a busy schedule. We have been focusing on educational meetings with school groups, meetings with local fishermen, national parks service, gathering local surfers for protest, painting, and  generally sharing in a passion to stop the killing/capture of whales and dolphins alike. We have a lot of work ahead, Greenland has proposed to kill 10 humpbacks a year for the next 5 years for indigenous right. We are hoping to make a strong presence in front of the meeting halls hoping that the proposed kill will be squashed.

Stay tone for photos and such coming up....

Thanks for reading.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

3 ALBUMS THAT GOT ME IN TROUBLE

***Craziest flow. Loved driving and pre-surf jamming to this one.
***Raw energy, negative angst, but something about how real it is is intriguing.
***Lady's man... King Yellow is a classic.

2 ALEX GRAYS THAT I DIG

***Here's our hometown amigo, Alex Gray the surfer. A great person and an epic surfer, love this image, so sick. The best part of this photo was cropped, it was Archy pulling back, screaming at the top of his lungs. Really powerful.
***When I was a grom, I saved up my money and hitch hiked to Venice. Bought this poster and some wideling tools and spent the next 5 years with this image directly over my head. Something about it really speaks to my ideals of life.

LOVE THIS PHOTO

***Classic Donovan shot.

DEAD ART




***Whether you like the Dead or not, you must admit they had one of the most stellar album cover line-ups of all time.

HOBBIT

***Was gifted this book by a funny spacey dude in High School. Most say it had a profound push in a really positive journey I took later that year. Thanks mysto space-cake.

LORAXIN

***Such a profound book for any age. Big thanks to the Dr. for giving us infinite amounts of brain stimuli.

GREAT GRAPHICS


***Great design great colors.

POOL SHARK


***I had one of my best nights of pool at a local dive bar the other night. This image kinda sums up my psyche that evening.

2 STEP


***How's the progression from rock steady to straight rock stars and onward to legendary icons. Great shots of bunny, Bob and Peter...

ZIGGY STARDUST

***How's that for a certifiable shimmy sham.

TEST RIDING THE NEW BING ELEVATOR



***Matt Calvani and I have been developing a new step deck noserider, we called the "Elevator". Here is a short clip from a recent session. I'm really digging this board, it's making me excited to go loggin. Anyhow, big thanks to Justin Krumb for laying this vid out. Enjoy

Monday, June 15, 2009

GAME OVER

***Lakes won. Fisher and Kobe looking stoked. Evil water boy, witch master in the back and if you look close enough the dudes hand in the upper right looks like the profile of a jester?

CHILDHOOD HERO

***Always reminded me of one of the lost boys from Peter Pan.

BUTCH VAN ARSTDALEN RIPS

GUESS WHO WON

LOVE GURU


***Having trouble with love, let the Love Guru work his magic.

SHREK 3 IS COMING

***The animated Shrek cost too much to recreate in these economic hardships, so they have chosen a 8 month old boy from Palm Springs to do battle against a cast of trained rodents.

2 CLASSIC SURFER COVERS



***Now it's all about high performance, sponsors and death barrels. I miss these simpler times.

3RD ROCKS TRACY JORDAN IS NUTS

Sunday, June 14, 2009

ROB GILLEY RE-OPENS - THE PACIFIC SURF GALLERY

***Master lens-man Rob Gilley has recently re-purchased The Pacific Surf Gallery in Cardiff, Ca. Right next to Cardiff Market. If you have a chance, drop bye and check out some of his work.

OLD MAN WITHERS


***I use to see a dude up in Santa Cruz who pulled three trailers behind his bike full of crap, he had dreads to his knees and wore trash bags as clothes. This dude reminds me of him a bit. Serious creative wheels.

TAIWANESE LOVEBIRD

***Looks like a bowl of candy for little kids.

Friday, June 12, 2009

SLATERS GONE HULLY

***Got this from the hulltastic-vovage.com blog. Wonder kid most be driving this ship because there are more puns than a punery. Really funny stuff. Check it out. Slater approves.

THE LAKE SHOW

***Last nights game was the best yet. Really exciting and a nail biter. Lucky for the Lakers Mr clutch stepped up and nailed two 3's when it really counted most.
***Sorry Super-Man, you got Gasol-ed!!!
***This guy is pretty good as well. His turn stop, fade and shoot seems un-guardable. He just takes too many shots for my liking.

MASTERS OF FILM

***The Coen brothers are pure genius. Been on a roll watching all their films lately. So many goof one's. Hope you feel the same.

The Hangover


***Not normally into the movie theaters, but this movie looks pretty rad.

Mr. Nuuhiwa

***Cartoon inspiration galore. Early twin fin speed tester.
Nuuhiwa and John Gail getting all cosmic in Laguna Canyon, circa 71.

Dwight K Schrute





***Quite possibly the best TV personality ever created. Long live the laugh factory.

TREE HOUSE LOVIN



***Can't imagine a more unique style of living. Wouldn't it be grand. Full blown grommet tree housin gone all grown up.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SMURF WORLD-RECORD

**OK, that's committed, but I want to see a Oompa Loompa world record in the sands of Miami Beach.

George H.W. Bush -- Private Stimulus Package

FAST TIMES


***Pulled out a classic VHS from the collection last night. We had a good time reconnecting. Tripped out by Sean Penn's career. Also is the guy in the upper left the same cat who co-stars in Milk? Looks like him. Here's a classic Spicoli quote from his surfing dream.

Well Stu I'll tell you, surfing's not a sport, it's a way of life, you know, a hobby. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, "Hey bud, let's party!"

WELL SPOKEN