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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Duct Tape Spain 2011-Results!

The Duct Tape Salinas went as smooth as it could. We started our trip a week before the start of the event in France and worked our way to Spain. We had great conditions for the contest, and it came down to a final heat of Justin Quintal (2X Duct Tape Champ), Al Knost (Defending Champ), Tyler Warren and Jared Mell. This event had some of the best surfing from any of the Duct Tapes, and not just the final, but the entire event. We are so stoked that we can put this event on for this small pod of elite surfers. The next Duct Tape will be held at MALIBU during the MSA Comp Sept 9-12, So until then, Stay tuned for updates.

The Final Duct Tape Spain Results 

1st. Tyler Warren
2nd. Justin Quintal
3rd. Al Knost
4th. Jared Mell

Alex Knost

Tyler Warren, Oliver Parker & James Parry

Chris Del Moro

Harrison Roach

Kass & Mikey

Scotty Stopnik

Jared Mell

JJ Wessels

Tyler Warren

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The Waxhead Diaries7 | The Original Bombora

The Waxhead Diaries 7 // The Original Bombora from Josh Simpson on Vimeo.

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Pre-Festival Salinas 2011

duct tape salinas 2011 noticia

Late yesterday afternoon assembling the tent was over 99%, missing some small details and especially the tents of the exhibitors throughout the morning will be installed on the ride up one of the exhibitions material of the larger surfer made ​​in our country.

The fact that we could almost say that the festival was already underway because of the"prau," the campaign from behind the walk from the beach looked completely filled with a camp van longboarder that extends a few hundred yards along the beach Salinas. van, campers, cars ... belonging to Galicia, Andalusia, Madrid, English, French, Italian ... the pure festival.

This year the assembly is exceptional, I think everyone will be super surprised of which has been assembled for the festival 2011. The Duct Tape has a spectacular assembly, but the festival is nothing shortAll together you can imagine what forms.

The outlook is great. Good weather and sea rising. The biggest day that will be 1.4 and 11 seconds mark, already more than meteo conditions for the festival. There will be waves and good waves as they come in Salinas all year unlike the ones we had last year.
We will keep you on time for everything to go and put photos from here and on our facebook. We are doing live coverage of what will happen, do not miss it.

photography by Clau

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Agatha Christie, surfer?

Agatha Christie with her surfing board in Cape Town, South Africa. She was among Britain’s first ‘stand-up’ surfers. Photograph: Museum of British Surfing/

There's no doubt Agatha Christie had a love for telling a gripping murder mystery. But now it appears her talents extended from the typewriter to the surfboard. 
Researchers have discovered she was one of Britain's first stand-up surfers, reports the Western Morning News.
Though Christie wrote about her surfing experience in her autobiography, researchers and the surfing community were surprised to learn the mystery writer was a surfing pioneer for Britain.
"In the early 1920s very few British people were surfing and the only one we know about earlier than her, standing up, was Prince Edward," researcher Pete Robinson, founder of the North Devon-based Museum of British Surfing told the South Devon Herald Express.
Christie first took up bodyboarding in the 1920s when she travelled with her husband to Cape Town, South Africa. The trip was part of her husband's task to help organize a world tour to promote the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. 
After continuing on to Australia and New Zealand, Christie and her husband then travelled to Hawaii and became surfing experts at Waikiki in Honolulu, reports The Telegraph.
In her autobiography, Christie writes: ''I learned to become expert, or at any rate expert from the European point of view – the moment of complete triumph on the day that I kept my balance and came right into shore standing upright on my board!''
Research is now under way to see if she continued surfing upon her return to the UK. ( from the Huffington Post). 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Josh Hall - Hully Quad Fish

Josh Hall Hully Quad Fish - All Yew from on Vimeo.

A Day in the Life of Wayne Lynch

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Bing Surfboard #18

You can really see the Velzy pig board influence in the shape.


A friend of mine (Steve Westphalen) was coming out of ET Surfboards about 1980. A guy was bringing the board into ET to trade in on a new board. Steve asked him how much he wanted for it and the guy said $50. Steve gave him $50 on the spot and it was his. Steve worked at Mobley's SkiSurfShop and moved a couple doors down from me on the Strand at 22nd Street about 1981 and hung the board in his apartment. Every time I went over to his place he noticed me staring at the board. In '84, he rented the other part of the house I was living in and hung it there. By this time I had become a board collector with about 30 boards in the dinky one car garage. In '86 he moved and as he was moving said that if I can come up with what he paid for the board, it was mine. Luckily, I had 50 bucks and the board has been mine since.
Jim Shelton.

A real Classic Bing Surfboard!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Early 1960s Surf //Car Lifestyle

All Photographs by © LeRoy Grannis. All rights reserved.
Courtesy of The Selvedge Yard

Bing Mini Noserider 7'11"

7'11" Bing mini nose rider
5x stringer (cedar-balsa- hd foam-balsa-cedar), clear volan
hd foam tail block, resin leash loop, red glass on fin
taken from the roots but ultra refined.