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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Appropriate Genius

Spread the word, The Appropriate Genius, a film by my friend Rob Hill and about another acquaintance, Jock Brandis could save the world. Jock developed a lo-tech, location appropriate, peanut sheller to save the world.

He's won awards from MIT, Popular Mechanics and the approval of many starving people.

Spread the word. He will be featured Thursday night on CNN, during the Larry King Show, as one of CNN's "Heroes". Save the world, make a difference in someone else's life.

ps- Jock, you still have my safety harness.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

SeaBright Skiff

The last minute of this video looks like the beginning of a longboard. I found this clip years ago and have never been able to track the entire film down. Seabright Skiff's ROCK!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Medical Question Box

The Medical Question Box is a musical podcast from the creators of The Heavy 30. This week's show runs 20 minutes and features the likes of Girl Loves Distortion (top), Parts and Labor (bottom), The Mooney Suzuki, British Sea Power and American Fantasy Camp. Enjoy the sonic explosions.

Medical Question Box MP3 (19MB)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Local lensman, ethesurfer, snaps photographs of young hellions plying their craft. I found this particular vision of a chunky one, quite pleasing.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


As the dog and I walked on the beach this evening our big satellite friend, the Moon, rose full over the Atlantic. Aircraft streaked across the sky and a smaller terrestrial satellite flapped it's wings along the coast. As the earth rolled away from that big ball of fire in the sky I started to think that me and Jack were pretty lucky to be walking on this satellite we call home.
Air:58 / Water:61 / Wind: NW5

Monday, February 18, 2008

We are what we eat (visually)

Inspiration reared it three headed hydra via a long night in a dark bar and reading the blogs during the ensuing hangout to dry. Efficient mental updating comes easily with the Google Reader. Sometimes the update is made without words, as in the case of top pictured, Jeff Harris. A photo a day from Jeff, unflinchingly honest for over five years. Honesty also rears it head on the Pushing Tide blog. (Blogger spellcheck does not consider blog, blogger or spellcheck correct words). And finally Running From Camera is a perverse and often baffling form of entertainment.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Spring Hath Sprung - Plant Trees

In the perverse and often baffling world of Redneck Agriculture there is a new and troubling growth of ecological responsibility. Participating as a loyal Sunshine Cracker, the author performed the miracle of the loaves, converting one 5' tall banana tree into five, 1' tall banana transplants. Using discarded paint buckets filled with dry paint, putrid storm water and lawn detritus (leaves, dog shit and sticks), the effort can only be categorized as using local and available resources.The twenty four hour growth rate has been phenomulous. Almost an entire inch in a single day. Bravo hearty and robust banana tree, bravo.
Air:71 / Water:61 / Wind:Windy

Sunday, February 10, 2008

American Fantasy Camp

Fresh off the presses. American Fantasy Camp sounds like an old hardcore tape that has been dubbed and sent through the wringer. I have no idea what they're saying but it sure sounds totally kickass!
Uncle Rico


This may be the future of sustainable surfboard manufacturing. Booyah molded fibre, you are made with 100% recycled paper and pulp.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Pod Pod Pod

Must have been some good eats in the shorebreak. Glad someone was enjoying it.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wicked Good

Wicked good HWS's from Nathaniel Grey in Australia. Super nice lines and detailing. Give'm a look.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Fish Comes Home

Surfing Superstar Paul Gerrety returns the Bishop Fish to the builder in an unceremonious ceremony. Paul likened the board to a medicine ball. His longboard never felt so sensitive than after riding the Bishop.

Paddle... Anyone?

Air:68 / Water:58 / Wind: N7