So besides being a lazy morning yesterday I rose up to take a trip up to Cinnamon Rainbows in Hampton, NH. Drove up there with my pal Brian to check out some of the new gear up there and grab some things for winter. The cold water is quickly approaching so you need to be ready for it. So after hanging out there for a while I headed out to meet up with my old room mate who live in Cali now. Drank some beer had laughs it was a good night.
I lent out my copy of 180° South last night.
I know that I will get it back, it is in good hands.
It has been my mental getaway for the past couple months, however, and after manning a table at a health and benefits fair today, I could use a little getaway, even it is only on my couch. That hour plus of Jeff Johnson telling of his travels down to Patagonia really helps take you away from where you are. It makes you want to drop all that you are doing and go on an adventure.
The waves he surfs and the climbs he attempts really make you wonder... "How did he get to do this trip?"
The question you should be asking is not "how," or "why," but rather you should be asking yourself "Why haven't I?" Now I have traveled, with an old fashioned road trip out to Colorado and Wyoming and back, a week in the UK, numerous trips down to Florida or overnights to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Hell, I even did a month long stint in South Africa. And that was pretty life changing for me. But watching this movie and flipping through the book its just like...
"Why did he do this?"
"How did he make it happen?"
Those questions don't matter he did it, he filmed it, photographed it. He lived it and shared it with us.
Now I think to myself, "where am I headed next?"
I don't know. But I am going somewhere...somewhere that is not here.
So the question I ask you is...
Check it out at http://www.180south.com/index.html
Taylor Steele came up with this idea to hold a contest for surf film makers and surfers alike to get a spot in his next film Innersection. I will be a collection of shorts from the contest. Makes you want to know some pro surfers. Click on the link to get more info and see the contestants entries.
Danny Hess has been making some pretty amazing boards here is a Trailer for Carving. It is pretty fun to watch.
You ever find yourself looking at something that you have seen a million times before like it is something brand new and exciting?
It''s a great feeling.
So watched a post by Korduroy.tv. Then decided to look for the finished product by Ripcurl. The first link will bring you to the commercial. The second will bring you to the making of. Would have embedded them here but can't post the full video size and I didn't want to take away from the awesomeness.
Here is my first finished handplane. It is awkward shape but should work just fine. I'll let you know how the test run goes.
I recently was going through some old files of pictures and came across a couple that I forgot taking at Good Harbor Beach. I posted them down below. Hoping to get out over the next couple of swells and take some more photos and hopefully some video to get some new stuff coming out of the Stranded Dog doghouse.
I am hoping to get a good little winter segment section going on this year, videos, photos, who knows what else.
Trying to get a list together so I can meet people at their spots to get them some good pictures.
If you want to be one of those people then send me a note....here.
Oh and I think that might be me over there to the left in the strip.... Someone else was behind the len