Friday, October 28, 2011

anderson pescado.

scott anderson pescado model. i ride mine at 6'4". super cool board in 'theory' and in the water.
the pescado is the love child of a single fin hull (with super pinched rails, bellied nose contour, almost no rocker) and a tri fin fish. the idea, or at least as i see it, is that it has the best of both worlds. front foot and back foot surfing. surf off your front foot, you get the glide/trim/speed of a hull. surf off your back foot, you get punch and drive through turns and the good old surfability of the thruster set up.
this board is new to me. i picked it up just over a month ago in preparation for our costa rica trip. i surfed it a few days before hand in mushy waist to stomach wind swell. although not the best way to judge it, it was a blast. had all the qualities i had hoped for, namely super fun release off of exaggerated bottom turns. we arrived in costa rica and were meet with some considerable swell. i was a bit worried that i was under-gunned and the width was going to be an issue. it worked great. board paddled great. turned great. and fast as hell off the front foot. surfs well vertically (or as vertical as i am able take it) and laterally. 
you can see how pinched the rail are in this pic. i really like it. because of my larger size i am accustomed to boards with fuller, boxier rails. very different and responsive. you can also see the s deck. it came with a set of MR twinzers but i am riding it with a set of future am2's and i think i prefer it that way. fun board.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

white tiger 10.25.11. reggies ilm.

went out to reggies 42nd street tavern tuesday to see some tunes from baltimore bands celebration, arboretum and wilmington favorite white tiger and the bed of roses. many friends were in attendance. all three bands rocked it. always a good time at reggies.

white tiger.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

t.peters and his strato series.

went back home for a quick bit last weekend. a chance finding on craigslist turned into an extended visit with my parents neighbor of nearly 15 years. tommy had a few old surfboards that he was selling. all of which were originally purchased by he or his brothers in the 60's. we ended up chatting for a few hours. him relating one story after another of surfing/living on the outer banks during the sixties and seventy's. he is a good story teller and funny as hell. it was very enjoyable.
tommy and his 8'0" dewey weber strato series experimental from 1969. he said this was one of the first "shortboards" he saw on the east coast, along with hobie's corky carrol mini model. note in the picture you can see his fingers over the nose. he called my attention to that as i was taking the picture saying he and his friends used to trip out over the fact the board was small enough to do so.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

dr. ding.

S.O.D. does our ding repair at the shop. i just got back two boards that i sent in for a tune up and im stoked.(weber ski and g&s) they look great.

Monday, October 17, 2011

no respect. no respect.

mick fanning stopped by the shop. looks like he's trying to get a part in the next kai neville flick.

Friday, October 14, 2011

costa rica 2011.

three days of 8 to 10 ft swells. followed by three days of 8 to 10 ft rain fall. it was great.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

good to be home???

sunburn. bug bites. bruises. a parasite or two. our belongings are thoroughly soaked. it was a good time.
unpacking and somehow no dings!
more to come.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

mountain thrower.10.1.11.

went down to the palm room last night to see mountain thrower play. f*cking sick. seen these guys play around town a few times now. gets better and better every time. good, dirty rock and roll. stoked on it. hope to see some recordings soon. if you live in the wilmington area, i highly recommended checking them out next time they play.