Tuesday, December 29, 2009


...does anyone go to work anymore?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kwanzaa Surf

As I am sure you all know, yesterday was the first day of the week long celebration of Kwanzaa. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's waves and were able to make it home to honor them by lighting your Kinara.

Happy Kwanzaa!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Smokin' Blunts

Another new model from Lost for the '10 is The Blunt.

With a flat rocker and meaty tail this board will work in mushy high tide Folly slop; but, with the curvy outline and pulled in nose can still handle aggressive turns and vertical snaps.

Dims: 5'10" x 20" x 2 1/2" single to double concave $580.00

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Little Motivation From ...Lost

We got a shipment from Lost last night, mostly customs but we did get a couple Blunts and a Motivator.

The Motivator came to be after complaints that the rocket was not enough of a groveler board.

Specifically designed for 1' slop it seems like this is a perfect board for our beloved home break of Folly Beach.

What makes this board a better groveler then the Rocket? First is the width increase in the nose and tailblock. That means a straighter outline with longer rails which translates to increased drive. Thickness was also increased in the nose with a beak and the tail without changing the overall thickness on the rails. It still has a deep single concave through the mid-section but pulls into a deep "V" behind the back foot to help tighten up the turning radius.

The step-rail on the tail makes turning in crappy surf a little easier by adding more of an edge then a thicker chunky tail.

Dims: 5'9" x 19 7/8" x 2 5/16" $590

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Great White North... Carolina

I went on a little snowboard trip last weekend with my girlfriend Annie to Wolf Ridge NC. It is about 20 minutes north of Asheville off of I-26.

There wasn't a whole lot of snow on the drive from our hotel in Asheville to the slope. We got there in about 20 minutes and were a little concerned as to the snow conditions because it had been raining a bit earlier that day.

Just before we got to the ski slope it started to snow and we were met with better snow then I thought NC could ever get. After about 3 1/2 hours of premium snowboarding the lift broke so we left. This is what the car looked like when we were getting ready to leave right around 4:00pm.

After drifting into a snowbank and getting stuck twice I started to realize the drive back to the hotel may be a little hazardous. This idea really started to stick when abandoned snow covered cars started to appear on the side of the interstate.

Then trees started to fall over...

...and here is where we stayed the night.

After a 13 hour stay on the Interstate huddling together for warmth and a 5 mile hike for food I was happy to get back to the hotel which we did around 5:00 am. We got stuck again trying to get into the parking lot and the hotel had no power, but the snowboarding was good.

Friday, December 18, 2009

...listen to Children.

Any fan of the Evil Dead will enjoy this, the greatest music video of all time. Listen to before/while skating roundwall for a truly profound experience, avoid before surfing because you'll just spazz out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Really Went Wrong...

...is the name of the new Lost movie. It is a compilation of the best footage from Lost from '93-'99 with a one hour bonus section of never before seen footage.

Matt Biolos personally called us to make sure we would have it so you better come get it. Check out the trailer here.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

OH that makes sense.

Can you believe someone would park like this blocking the entire parking lot. The car has been in that spot since I got to work and I can only imagine it was left here last night. I wonder where a person like this could come from. Maybe if I get a little closer...

Man, that liscence plate looks like many I've seen before; but where could it be from?

Ahhh, "The Birthplace of Aviation." I know where this guy came from and it is all starting to make sense. He thought he could hide his state of origin with a dealer tag frame. Maybe he could have if only he didn't draw attention to his car by parking like a jerk. It only takes a few bad eggs to ruin it for the rest of them.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Nefarious Conspiration

Swell info is calling for a little bit of surf on Wed. and the weekend. Hopefully you guys can make it out.

I however am not so lucky. It seems that the wave gods have gotten a hold of my work schedule and made sure my day off will be met with the minimal swell for the week. Bastards.

Have fun.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

They don't make'em like this anymore.

The Old Grumpster came by this morning and brought with him his "classic" Rip Curl Insulator II, a much superior suit then the laughable Insulator 1.

Having a suit with a bit of age to it adds numerous advantages. Having been broken in properly, the suit holds it's shape with a rigidity that can best be described as cardboard. That means no pesky fold seams and unparalleled support for those older joints.

The suit also features a delightfully bright rainbow colored zipper string to accent the same colors found in the "Rip Curl" logo on the chest

I know at this point you may be wondering how you could come into possession of such an inestimable piece of merchandise. Well, I have some good news. Being the avid blogger that grumpy is, he is offering the suit at a ridiculously low blog only price of $999.95 for the next week. After that he will put it on craigslist for $1500.

Act now!!!!.......before it's too late.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

It's December 1st...

...Which means the Christmas or Holiday Monster (depending on the appropriateness of being politically correct) is waking from its slumber just in time to remind you to buy a bunch of stuff for other people.

Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Sunny South Florida

Stomach high with shoulder plus sets at Jensen Beach.

...maybe some longboard waves back home?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Red = Delamination (sometimes)

I finally decided to fix my Flyer II's delammed deck after about four years of dragging the board around from house to house.

This is the old deck.

... a little prep work

...then some glass and a snazzy paint job.

If only I had the time to ride it...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I hate Mrs. Palmers....

...but some people really like it
(despite the fact that it wears pink boxing gloves).

What kind of wax do you use? (vote up on the right)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Matt Biolos - Shaper of the Year

Read the article here

My two favorite quotes:

"Who gives a shit? Does it really matter? Really?"

"I made boards for Gorkin because he was the guy who was going to wear our clothes and smoke fat joints and represent the average surfer."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If you got to surf this morning then you were not alone...

It seems Portugal has declared war on us.

Fortunately most people out today were wearing full-suits which must add some level of security.

That doesn't mean you can start wearing booties and gloves tomorrow.

(unless you want to get called a sissy girl)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Waves A'Comin

It seems like there may be some surf on the way Tuesday through the end of the week. A perfect time to try the Washout's new location over on the west end of the island.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

At Last

I'm sure you guys have been wondering when it would be safe to cross Folly's busy Center St.

Well... with any luck today will be the day. It reminds my of the old joke, "how long does it take for The City of Folly Beach to fix broken cross walk lights?" 6 months (they started in May).

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"...hey I have a hat like that too"

Looks like these fellas decided to go on a little outing to the beach wearing classic safari hats. Now if I saw one guy in a hat like this strolling around Folly I may just think to myself, "hey there is an eccentric guy wearing a weird hat", but the fact that there is two of them is a bit odd. How does something like this happen? Maybe they met up and were both wearing their pith helmets and for fear of exposing their bald spots kept their supposedly unique head wear on. Plausible... but this clearly was planned. I bet what really happened is the guy in the vest called up his buddy, Red Hood and said, "Listen man, I've got this kicken safari hat I'm wearing out to the beach." Red Hood responds, "Hey, I have a hat like that too. Lets wear them together."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Magic Board"

The limited edition Wizard Sleeve is a new shape from Channel Islands designed by Kelly Slater.

It seems like a biscuit with a pulled in tail at first glance of the outline, but is much thinner and not as flat.

Coming standard with a quint set of FCS K 2.1. Performance Core fins, this board can be driven off of the center pivot point as a thruster or ridden as a quad for speed down the line.

The tail is supposed to be a double bump rounded pen tail, but the bumps are very subtle and hard to notice.

The Dimensions of this particular board are 5'8" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/2" and it is numbered 109 out of 405. The msrp for this board is $780. Tim thought that sounded a bit high, so we priced it at $725. I know that is a lot for a sanded finish shortboard, but Kelly Slater's endorsement and Channel Island's laminates are expensive... and consequently awesome (maybe it's the other way around).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

666... The Number of the Beast

Guess what. This is post #666. Iron Maiden would be proud. I hope you all got a little surfing in the past couple of days.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Slimming Down

In our most recent of Allison shipments we received a 5'8" GT Fish a little different then the ones I was used to seeing.

With a width of 2 1/2", this is the thinnest GT Fish I have ever seen... and it has never looked better.

The nose has been thinned out a bit more as well adding some extra rocker.

I like this new direction of GT Fish and hope to see more like this in the future.

Dim: 5'8" x 20 1/2" x 2 1/2"
and at $620 it costs less then a CI Whip, Pod, Skinny Fish, etc.