Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DEEP IN DREAM LAND

(((Just surfaced from an amazing 4 day trek into the Colca Canyon... Woww. Such an amazing location, its a bread winner and known as the deepest canyon in the world. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. If your ever in this area, I highly recommend you take the 3 day hike down into the bowles of the canyon. Our first day was spend desending for 5 hours and ending up on a cliff side village with an amazing hotspring next to the river. Such a treat for sore knees. The sleep was like being under a water fall. The next day was a bit of a slow wake and than a 3 hour straight up hill trek through 3,000 year old terraced cliff'side gardens full of fruit trees and cactus fruit. After we hit the pinnacle of exhaustion we faced the most beautiful view up the canyon, where only foot will get you. The gods blessed us with a trail that takes top honors as best trek of my life. It cuts across a 3 thousand foot cliff line through above the muddy river. Pachimama blessed us with the ability to feel as the ancients, fly with the condors and leave out meandering minds for a while and be deep withinh the power of this incredible place. After a long descent we reached the Oasis town and accomidations, complete with pool of sacred water for soar bones and our favorite soups of the trip. The moon was full and I didn´t sleep a wink, felt like my mind was plugged into a power cord. The next morning we woke at 5 am for the long days upward climb. It was a 4,000 foot straight vertical goat trail that took us 2 hours to complete. Not sure where the power or determination came from but it wasn´t possible to stop becuase out legs would freeze up. The views were breathtaking, the blood pulsing through our heads was intense and the feeling of satisfaction at the top of the hill was up there with riding big waves. blessed we are. off to bolivia tomorrow to the highest lake on earth for more exploration into the sacred beauty and power of this land. be well.. 111

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentines day

made it into Peru with fine style. Somwhow flew first call, had no idea you were treated that well up in the front. Big sleep, big mornig in the love park and laid in the grass listening to a local piano player sing his heart out for those who cared. Wandered all day, say the pyramids, eat amazing food, traveled in sketchy taxis, so excited for the adventures ahead. Heading to the Andes, dreams come true....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

IM HEADING ON A VISION QUEST WITH A LEMUR

***Going South in search of gold, temples of the sacred and holy, high altitude lakes and made be the longest left in the world. I forgive myself in advance for being slack on entry's.. But you never know I just might surprise myself. What ever the the case, be well

Peace, Love and Light.

Chris 111

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CUSTOM 4 FRANCE

NYC 1

***The food is amazing....

***Lee Scratch meet Jackson, Jackson meet Lee Scratch

***Matisse's master piece.
**Zeus and the NBC building.

***Its cold
***Crop circles above nebraska..

Saturday, February 5, 2011

1st SHOTS OF THE SPEED SQUARE

3'11 speed slice. photo- A.Kim
**Random shot on my first day riding it. Came out of the session buzzing from the speed and sensitivity the board is capable of... Photo- Adam Instone
***Such a great trim speed... Speed of an Alaia, sensitive like a short board, trim like a log.

THANK YOU 100


***First and foremost, thanks to everyone that visits this site and reads my weird posts, from random places in my mind and often from random locations in the world.. I'm amazed at the traffic we get and country's that log on. We just hit 100 followers, so I thought it a good time to express my gratitude for all ya'll.. Looking forwards to 111.

Be well, Chris 111

BONYY AND CLYDE


***Supposed to be on a plain heading to NYC for a few days, luckily I got another day to be at home and dream away in my bed.... Good thing because I just woke from a few hour Bonny and Clyde esque police chase around a folk festival and woke as I was flying while the the dog from the never ending story hunted me down... Great visuals.... Good morning

Friday, February 4, 2011

THANK YOU LEROY GRANNIS





***Legendary surf photographer Leroy Grannis passed on yesterday, after a long life of surf and soul. Many thanks for all the wonderful stories and images he's left behind for the rest of us to admire.....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

SKATE WIZZARD

Kilian Martin: A Skate Escalation from Brett Novak on Vimeo.


***Karate kid, Michael Jackson and Christian Hosoi had a baby and he skates like this!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ANDY DAVIS/VANS/THALIA COLAB


POSSUM


*** Global animal fact... Aussie possums are much cuter than our US rat on wheels...

PAINTING and SURFING UP THE CALIFORNIAN COAST


***Took a trip a few months ago to the Northland... Surfed some waves, camped along the way with friends, painted a mural in San Fransisco for the Save the waves film fest and met some great new friends along the way... Big thanks to Clif Bar, Justin Krumb, Eric Melberg and Troy Page for putting this little piece together. Enjoy

DEATH WISH