Monday, July 05, 2010
This photo was donated by the Bascom family and was given to Willard Bascom by Ron Drummond. On the back of the photo is a handwritten note which reads:
"The inner peace that comes with the quiet contemplation of a beach on a still calm morning, or the feeling of exhilaration that comes from riding a great wave in a small boat, is more reward than most will ever know."
This we have in common!
Update (2017): I spoke with Ron Drummond's nephew, Tom, a few years ago and he informed me that "the surfer sitting just of Ron's bow is none other than Duke Kahanamoku". Well, I'll be a pickled popsicle stick(le).
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Suffering from a SoCal Lobotomy - modern history is being re-written in Japan. Apparently wooden surfboard building began with Bob Simmons and ended with Clark foam. Although, for the first time outside of New Zealand, the word "Flex" is being used as a positive in surfboard design. My prediction; one day many of the hipster elitist and socal old boys will ride on Stewart inspired craft - but they will not do it knowingly or admittedly - it will come from Japan... or something like that. Enough conspiracy theories for a Sunday morning. I got work to do.