Friday, January 30, 2009

No Waves ?

Well, as you know, this winter has been crap for waves, but just because there are no waves doesn't mean you can't use your surfboard. All you need is a little time and innovation

Here is a surfboard herb garden my roommate built out of my classic 6'0" Maxxed Out blade, and no, not that kind of "herb".

Thursday, January 29, 2009


...Da Bull$@#%

...and Da Bull.

*Bottom photo by John Severson

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


When looking at these pictures it is hard to say with any certainty whether or not there is any surf. The swell model is calling it 2 1/2 feet, and a few people have come by the shop saying it is about waist to stomach high at the washout, but just as there is no certainty that there are waves due to the opaqueness of the thick fog, it cannot be said with any certainty that there are not waves. How can you find out for sure? Go paddle out.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Want Something a Little Different?

Designed in the early 70's, the Bonzer is a transitional board which was one of the first to feature a tri fin setup. The Bonzer is a board made for speed utilizing its unique low and long side fins with a deep single concave to produce tremendous drive off of turns. Despite its retro shape, the Bonzer still maintains relevancy as an extremely responsive board in medium to large surf (it may happen again one day) which is in recent years regaining popularity with shapers such as the Campbell Brothers who have applied the bonzer five fin and three fin set ups to modern shortboards and fishes.

Check out the way the fins are literally part of the concave in the tail rendering the fins an extension of the board.

Dimensions: 5'10" x 21 1/2" x 2 1/2" Marked down from $765 to $715

We also have a 6'2" in stock if 5'10" is too small, and custom orders are always available.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ask, and You Shall Recieve...

Anonymous commented on the Stealth post wanting to see the Lost Grocket (which is a Rocket with a winger and fish tail), so here it is.

Featured by Aaron Cormican in the film 5'5" x 19 1/4" Redux, the Grocket "features a wide forward outline, flat entry, a healthy kick off tail rocker," and just the perfect amount of maneuverability and volume for finding a line in Folly slop. The dimensions on this board are 5'7" x 19" x 2 1/8", but you should ride it 4"-10" shorter then your normal shortboard. None in stock yet at the shop, but if you're ambitious custom orders are always available.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

And So It Continues...

Well, looks like another week of no waves according to Magic Seaweed. The good news is that today is the flattest of the week, but the bad news is that the best day is a towering 2 1/2' with wind out of the north at 16 mph. I hope they're wrong. Oh, and one more thing, stop bragging about your fancy waves Ian.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

bombs to the left of me, dog turds to the right... I am stuck in middle with you. California's version of Folly Beach complete with dirty, dreadlocked hippies and a pier. Oh Joy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For those flat days...

Hey, I know how it is to be upset with the seemingly never ending span of oceanic placidity, and it used to get me down. That is until I discovered the real life high speed carvability of the extremest of extreme sports. I am of course talking about the TRIKKE. Just watch the video below, but first be sure to sit down and prepare yourself for RADDNESS!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Everything for Everyone

The Stealth

The Stealth is a new model for Lost in the '09. I say new, but it can more accurately be described as a modification to one of last years models, the Rocket. Lost explains the Stealth as "A high performance, secret weapon hybrid." The nose was extended and rocker added to give the board more of a shortboard outline and feel. The tail "features a more radical 'fang' to add range and bite for more control in tight turns." Coming standard with five fin boxes, (or ten plugs) Lost describes it as the "convertible quiver killer" that can be "everything for everyone." You also can ride them in contests without fear of judge discrimination, which was a concern with the Rocket due to its fuller nose and comparable shorter length. The Stealth should be ridden 4" longer then the Rocket, or 2" shorter then a high performance shortboard.

Who would have thought judge discrimination could be so inspiring?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

IT working OT in the OC...

...all week Surflie has been hyping this massive swell scheduled to hit the West Coast. Well its not even waist high, and their servers have crashed from all the web traffic, along with the Wavewatch site. Don't believe the hype.

Friday, January 16, 2009


...wood is not retro. Wood is the future. Especially bamboo. 101 Fin Co. is the brainchild of Marlin Bacon. Marlin has spent countless hours in the shaping room with Al Merrick and knows his schtuff when it comes to design. Not only do his fins flex better than fiberglass, but weigh 50% less than a set of honeycomb fiberglass fins. ShamWow? No, SHBAMBOO!

I currently have a little quad set in the works. Marlin's R&D'ing some Paulownia wood fins with Taylor Knox too, and they're even lighter than the bamboos. Here's what you do. You can order a set of fins, and then once you get them you order a custom Merrick and have them glass those suckers on. Or you can order a board and get Lokbox fins. Both feel unreal. Remember kids, the fins are more important than the hulls. A good fin can fix a bad board, but a good board can't fix a bad fin.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Maybe it's time for a trip.

Here is a look at the exciting wave action us Folly surfers can look foward to for the next week.

Here is a look at Cardiff, California.

Alright Ian. You have some extra room, right? This lack of waves is causing everyone to get a little grumpy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Büro vom Führer von den parkenden Nazis...

...if you have walked up these stairs before you have over-paid for parking. Band together and stop further parking enforcement. The ocean is free, so why should you have to pay to park near it. Stop the exploitation of our natural resource, not the city's.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Amplification of Self Gratification...

... or ASG as they are more commonly known, preformed last Thursday night (I couldn't get the pictures until today) at Oasis on James Island. If you are not familiar with with ASG they are a band from Wrightsville Beach, NC and have been featured in many surf movies as a result of their affiliation with Volcom. Why not take a listen? The show was short but sweet, so next time their in town check them out.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

On a cloudy day... is usually a little slow at the beach except for a few exclusive "social clubs."

Don't worry though, we here at Mckevlin's have found a way to dip into their elite clientele.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

the poo stance...

...the Cardiff Kook has the total "poo stance" going on, like he's going to take a dump going down the line. Somebody(s) hooked him up with some toilet paper as a gesture of goodwill.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ah, come on!

The wax on this trade-in SParrow GTO Model broke my favorite razor blade...

... but with a little inginuity...

... a proper and ironic justice is served.

the new view...

...just got into our new place and this is the view from our front patio. 3-foot, offshore and quite chilly. Too bad vacation is over...

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year...

...Captain Ambience aka Surfy Surfy aka JP St. Pierre on the ones and twos New Year's Eve. It was a nice groovy evening in Leucadia that broke straight into a early 80's b-boy/girl dance off courtesy of Tyler Hanel. I can't get Planet Rock out of my head now. Go surfing!