Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Toxic Garbage Island

Over the the past few months my buddy Jake who works for Vice magazine's VBS.tv has embarked on a sailing journey with a crew of people into the pacific ocean to find some thing that probably blow you away. Remember, when you watch this just keep in mind that you and everyone you know (even me) have contributed to this mess. Lets try our hardest to contribute no longer.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


My little brother is Gianni is celebrating his graduation and his birthday so I decided to surprise him with a custom 5'5" Steve Lis inspired Twin Keel. This biofoam based sculpture is destined to be adorned with Daniel Partch keel fins and the glassing works by Bryan Wynn.
Happy Birthday G!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Freestyle is totally HB

Freestyle Extravaganza

The third annual Freestyle Extravaganza (also known as Freestyle Reunion ’08) is chock full of your favorite dance music artists with a huge lineup including Gloria Gaynor, Stevie B, TKA and Soul Sonic Force, just to name a few. Tickets won’t last long, but on CoastToCoastTickets.com you’ll find premium concert tickets for the Freestyle Extravaganza 3 concert. Order tickets online or by phone at 1-866-353-5167.

I'm personally stoked for Stevie B. Homeboy is the only person I know that can pull off a jerry curl mullet and still get chicks. There is a lesson to be learned here folks. See you there.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Drawing Parallels

Robert Conneeley Expression Model for Hayden surfboards. Circa 1970

"Hayden Kenny shaped his first surfboard around 1959. This was done in the cow shed on his grandfather’s farm near Maryborough, Queensland. Shortly afterwards Hayden realised that he wanted to be more involved in the developing surfing lifestyle. He decided to make the move to Alexandra Headland and commence making surfboards on a full time basis.This was the “nucleus” of what was to become a world wide recognised “state of the art” surfcraft manufacturing company. Now some forty years later, the Hayden Team is launching a series of “Authentic Re-Issue 60’s Models”. These boards are a result of using modern technology and materials combined with many years experience at making surfboards in the traditional handcrafted manner."

This board has a strikingly similar outline to the biofoam birthday shredder that Manny shaped for me while he was here. Manny and I worked together on the outline, mixing a couple of different templates to make it. I even bought a fin for the board (even thought it hasn't been glassed yet) that is very similar to the one Robert Conneeley is holding.