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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Moby Dick; or, The white whale. 1961 Signet Classic

There is an endless tide of imprints devoted to Melville's classic work and each carries a different cover. This happens to be my favorite.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Tom Blake Biography (2012)

Tom Blake Biography: Presented by the Tom Blake Board Across the Bay - Race & Festival.Compiled by Tom's family and friends in Washburn, Wisconsin.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tom Blake's 1940's Hollow Surfboard

Nice talk about Tom Blake and his boards. These guys are "legends"... too bad they don't understand what the plug is for; equalizing pressure. If you don't equalize the pressure, the board will blow a seam going from warm air to cool water and vice versa.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Centro Bell

Proposed use of Human Bell as soundtrack for Centro Travels.

During the early 1970's a small group of surfers dropped out of the mainstream and dropped into the Central American line up.

Song: Capriecio Hieroglyphique, from the Human Bell S/T EP available on Thrill Jockey.

*Note: Exact synch not intended to reflect a final cut.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Functional Redundancy

Sometimes looking forward requires acknowledging those who have championed the past. Dental Ding Doc, consider yourself acknowledged. I think your dream helmet escaped this plane somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. I won't go looking for it but I heard it is floating in the Straits of Juan DeFuca.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Saint Brendan's Day


(The Navigator)

“Help me to journey beyond the familiar
and into the unknown.
Give me the faith to leave old ways
and break fresh ground with You.

Christ of the mysteries, I trust You
to be stronger than each storm within me.
I will trust in the darkness and know
that my times, even now, are in Your hand.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven,
and somehow, make my obedience count for You.”

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cardboard Surfboard

Nice work from New York cardboardsmith, Ben Gallegos, circa 2015.

Huzzah Ben, Huzzah.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Art of Wave Riding

Several years ago I procured the rarest of all surf related tomes, The Art of Wave Riding by Ron Drummond. I am proud to say that this most valued and beloved book has been framed and placed above our mantle. It is people like Mr. Drummond that sustain the faith.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Riders of the California Surf (1947)

Excellent silent film with a great segment on shaping a 12-foot, solid/laminated, redwood board (2:03).

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hands: Curraghs - Traditional Irish seacraft 1978

Hands was a great Irish television program produced by David and Sally Shaw-Smith. The Shaw-Smith's presented traditional Irish crafts, from the weaving of crioses (colorful wool belts) and the making of pampooties (moccasin-type shoes) on the Aran Islands, to the creation of items as varied as harps and candles, curraghs, drystone walls and Irish lace.