Saturday, December 30, 2006

Vonkolnitz would go...

...its month 1 of the 3 month waiting period for the eddie aikau big wave invitational

to be held at waimea bay, under the requirement of 20+ foot hawaiian scale waves. this the equivalent of 30 to 40 foot folly beach, and only one man on the beach is prepared for this. his name is William "Hayne" Vonkolnitz, or as i like to call him "mr. mom," and he's pictured above with his old Hollow Designs maui gun. a lucky few might see him streaking across the face of a few bombs on new years day near the pier, while they hold the eddie 5000 miles away...

Friday, December 29, 2006

pork fueled state champ...

...ladies and germs, this is your South Carolina state champion of surfing, Anthony "Osmental" Osment. Nobody surfs more than Anthony, perhaps due to the fact that he doesn't have a "real job." Anthony dedicates this win to Nanners, his loving grandmother, who has graciously cooked him over 8,032 pounds of bacon over the years. Somehow, after all that bacon, Twaany is still sizzi-lean.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Jalapeno on a shred stick... name is Jose and I am a jalapeno on a steek. Dats me on de right, nes to my cosin Chilli. Chilli tinks I am funny. I jus anser qwestions and de peoples laugh. It is berry nice, but I still yellous of heem. He ges to surf all de time an mos people dat ride my cosins are usually keelen it.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Habari Gani... swahili for "what's the news?" This is a traditional greeting used during the celebration of Kwanzaa. Today is the first day of the 7 day celebration which consists of 7 principles. The first is the principle of Umoja (Unity) to which today is dedicated and teaches all to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
Ron Karenga, founder of the Kwanzaa holiday, emphasizes that while every people have their various holiday traditions, all people can share in the celebration of our common humanity:
"Any particular message that is good for a particular people, if it is human in its content and ethical in its grounding, speaks not just to that people, it speaks to the world."

Sunday, December 24, 2006

couldn't resist...

Christmas card from my second favorite dog in the world, Louis. We used to share an apartment in San Diego. He ate my favorite socks but I love him anyway.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

feeling eggy...'s the incredible shredable egg is 6'6" x 20" x 2.5"

Thursday, December 21, 2006

en fuego...

this is the fiery banana, aka the "V" (five), from Channel Islands. this board has more tail and nose rocker than any other board over the last couple years making it mega responsive in good surf. it was developed by Al Merrick with the help of the two biggest crybabies in the drive thru video series, kalani robb(south central america) and tim curran(california).

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

go f-bomb yourself...

this f-bombing ripcurl wetsuit is unbelievable! all that red hydrophobic material is going to keep your bits mother f-bombing tizight and toasty while the elastomax 2 keeps you flexin'. all interior seams are held tight with leak-proof aquaban liquid tape to keep out the cold f-bombing water. quite possibly the warmest f-bombing wetsuit in the world.
merry f-bombing christmas!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

it came from area 52...

this o'neill all 3mm front-zip suit has been the suprise of the season. be prepared for any change in conditions with this completely new modular suit. this mutated two-headed monster is designed not just to be modular, but is also completely unrestricted, bone dry, Velcro-less, and easy on/off. comes with a hood, the flexibility of a 3/2, and the warmth of a 4/3.

mutation is in your future...

Monday, December 18, 2006

6 1/2 shopping days left till one of the many holidays to be celebrated this month but I won't mention the name because I don't want to offend...

...the easily offended, high-horse ridin', and politically correct people that may be upset by the mentioning of said holiday, but I will say that it involves pink flamingos. cheers, concord grape manishewitz and umoja to all...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

parting is such sweet sorrow...

this board and i have been through a lot, overhead oceanside to barrelling black's to knee high folly, never failed me, not once, she practically slept in my bed for the first two months we were together, that was two years ago and since then things have changed considerably, no more overhead oceanside or punchy black's or bowling cardiff reef (wipe tear off cheek), i need a lady with a little more meat on her bones for the softer curves of folly beach, and she'll be here this week, so this one is out on the used rack, waiting for a new mate, treat her kindly...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


channel islands custom for marcus...
5'10" x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 sashimi model
4 channel tri-hull

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006


Friday, December 08, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

in a galaxy far far away... channel islands should be here in the next few days.

Monday, December 04, 2006


we finally threw this old display out today. a product packaging change rendered it useless over a decade ago and we've since used it as a dust collector in the attic of the shop to keep the old oakley displays from getting dusty. while they never removed it from the shop for misuse (it made a better dust collector), we'll see what they do when they find it draped in one-piece bathing suits from the same era over at Aida's Closet.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

wetsuit weight got you down...

...than look no further. this 7'0" harbour spherical revolver will keep you and your body part that starts with sph... high and dry throughout the winter. it will be a perfect addition to any quiver when those soft spring swells start rolling in... in 3 or 4 more months.
other new harbour arrivals include 3 epoxy longboards and a few polyesters to boot including some hp1, san-o and banana models.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

troll's eye view...

...yes we are still working on the porch, and the local trolls are becoming restless.

Monday, November 27, 2006

tis the season... now that thanks has been given, let's all go blow some hard earned money (not at the sand dollar... knuckleheads) and boost the local economy by taking advantage of mckevlin's christmas shopper give-a-ways! stop in for details.

Friday, November 24, 2006

this ain't no turkey...

...even though the bonzer twin from Bing surfboards may look plump and juicy, that's where the comparisons end. deep single concave under the front foot running into an even deeper double concave out the tail gives it more of the characteristics of a turkey-carvin blade than anything else. this particular board was sold before it ever hit the retail floor.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

enjoy your turkeys...

happy thanksgiving to all. and don't forget, while you're digesting your delicious meal, some of you voted for this "turkey"on the right, twice. and no it does not count as redemption for voting in some more Democrats this past election. while the turkey on the left is clearly intellectually superior to his opponent, we're still not sure if he has an exit strategy.

Monday, November 20, 2006

send me your dinged, your used...

your garage kept masses yearning to surf free,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
send these, the homeless, tempest-surfed, to McKevlin's:
I lift my lamp beside the used board rack.

Good deals on used boards, in the name of liberty.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Dia de los Muertos

the boys at ...lost are always coming up with some intricate paint pen/air brush combos. this one invloves the traditional mexican skulls featured prominently during the mexican "day of the dead" holiday. if you can think of it they can put it on your custom ordered ...lost.

coming in 2007 from ...lost will be the SpeedDemon3 and SpeedDemon4 (performance quad) so stop by the shop for details.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rocky Dennis and Andy Irons...

"The Mask" stuck on 3 world titles. I think it's time for AI to get a haircut. I mean look, it's done wonders for Slater.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

one of the better waves of the day...

Brett Crosta, Team McKevlin's trimming right on one of the better waves that came through on Sunday for the team challenge. One day the waves will be good for this contest, fingers crossed for next year.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Aesthetically Aerodynamic

Ian's Choice:

Sparrow's specialty. With a wider outline and a veer feeding into a subtle single to double concave. The Aerial Assault series is perfect for big airs and funky tricks(or regular surfing). Ride it with the same dimensions as your normal short board.

SPARROW Aerial Assault

Available in Sizes: 5'11" - 6'6"

Width: 18' 3/8" - 19"

Thickness: 2' 3/16" - 2' 1/2"

Tail: Rounded Square