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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Devon Howard testing 9'6" Tyler Surfboard

Devon Howard-X-Tyler Hatzikian from The Wave Journal on Vimeo.
This is Devon Howard at Old Man's test piloting a custom 9'6" "Tyler Surfboards" shaped by Tyler Hatzikian in El Segundo, CA. Devon is fascinated by the Australian design period of 66/67. See Paul Witzig's film "Hot Generation" for a better understanding of the super refined longboard designs and surfing happening at that time. The fin is a 10' Flex Greenough template  made of Volan cloth by Larry Allison. The wide point is back, and the mid point runs narrower than most logs at 22". Devon and Tyler will keep working on refining this design. More to come soon...

Camera: Edit
Erik Derman

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Clear Cutting

Canada’s Jenner Cormier teamed up with editor Julian Crick as he slides on his log (Riddler board by Tyler Hatzikian) and skateboard around beautiful Nova Scotia in this stylish, short film titled Clear Cutting. Using some different GoPro riggings to produce some odd angles, this unique little piece took 2nd at the 2011 Canadian Surf Film Festival.

in, Korduroy TV Blog

Tyler Warren x Zac Baillie by Korduroy TV

A Korduroy TV photographic collection curated by Ryan Tatar.

Words & Photos Zac Baillie

"I met Tyler whilst he was the artist/shaper in residence at the DEUS ‘TEMPLE OF ENTHUSIASM’ in Canggu, Bali where I live. He had just returned from a trip to some other islands with Dunc Macfarlane who was kind enough to share his guy. Haha. Tyler is a renaissance man in the truest sense, and a rounded man be he painting, surfing, shaping, (beer drinking haha). Tyler puts the same passion into all these, and does it with a flair and humble demeanor that belies his talents and the years of work he’s put into his craft(s). To watch him shaping this board, nicknamed ‘Bali Soap,’ all by eye and feel, no templates, just passion and experience, was quite eye opening for me and was a nice way to spend a few days, especially shooting him on medium format 120 film."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Sight & Sound"

mickey de temple + sight & sound film
(got to check this movie)
these are the logs he rides
(chris christenson's)

in, The Black Single Fin Catastrophe

Cyrus Sutton | Surfer's Journal

"Cyrus, on the cover of the newest issue of The Surfer's Journal (which we have at the shop)
Cy has been getting all types of wild with some unique GoPro rigs for the last year or so.
This is the Cy's Aquatic Almond that he took with him on the Stoked & Broke trip.
Stoked for you Cy!"

Monday, November 21, 2011

PIGS in the UK!!!

Mister Griffster sent this to Mr. Black via"Hey Mike, I've been following your blog for several years now, and been meaning to post these pigs to you for a while, I have no excuse apart from being a lazy ass... Here's 2 from the quiver, one that Rob Lion (Royal) shaped for me back last year - It's a Post Modern Pig 9'6" x 23 x 16 7/8 x 16 / 1/2. Nicely pinched rails, concave to belly roll with tail lift, with scooped tail and very slight S-deck about 22-25lb. Rocker is probably a little flatter up front than normal and absolutely flies when pressing the accelerator. Rob's now working over at Santa Cruz Board Builders so check him out if you're in the area. The other is your standard Michel Junod Pignar - 9 8 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 16 1/2 fore and aft with the standard step concave through to roll and traditional piggy rocker at about 25lb. Weighted beautifully to generate it's own trim speed and noserides better than some out and out noseriders I've ridden. Both boards leave you grinning from ear to ear!
Keep up the good work Sir and long live the pig!""

in, Surf a PIG

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Work by GURU Surfboards

New work from our Guru … in his own word:
5´9”pyzelianni thrusterwithquad/trifin/5finoption…..morepicssoooooon!

photo credits:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1st European Hot Rod & Custom Show


The Return of Caster Skateboards

Bill Caster's oldest son Dave Caster just made a limited run of his Dad's classic 1977 model skateboards.
7.75" wide x 30" length and 7.5" wide x 32" length.
16.25" Wheelbase and 18.5" Wheelbase.
Z-Flex Trucks. Cruiser 60 mm / 83 duro wheels.
We've got 'em in stock at Surfy Surfy if you want to check them out.
$129.00 sold complete.
in, Surfy Surfy

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Beauty Of Simplicity

Portugal - The beauty of simplicity.
Portugal Promotional Tourism Film 2011 HD
Production: Krypton
Music: Nuno Maló

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Waterman's Guild

Waterman's Guild from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.
Waterman's Guild is a artisan glass shop located in Santa Ana California.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hey Ho Let's Go Surfing

Hey Ho Let's Go Surfing from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.
Hey Ho Let's Go Surfing is a salty surfing adventure, featuring the slipperyisms of Sage Joske, Brett Caller & Jake Bevan, brought to you by the good folk at The Critical Slide Society.

For more TCSS goodness please visit &

Production/Edit: Nathan Oldfield
Camera: Tom Woods
Titles: Paul Butterworth & Kyle Downes
Music: 'See How The Sun' by Surf City

Thanks for watching.

Is this the largest wave ever ridden?

Garrett McNamara rode what members of his group implied was the largest wave ever successfully negotiated during a tow-surfing session Tuesday off the coast of Nazare, a small fishing town 70 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal. The wave face measured "around 90 feet," according to a news release announcing the feat. 

The Pinwheel Model by Almond Surfboards

As always, hand-shaped by Dr. Griffin Neumann-Kyle in Stoking, California.

9'2 Pinwheel // Sea Blue Tint

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bing Trimulux

Aussie Bing team rider Jack Norton has been riding his Trimulux the past couple of months and has given it the thumbs up. We've now got a 9'2" and a 9'6" on their way over.

From the Bing website:Available as a square tail or a pintail, this model’s name says it all. This board can be ridden 2” smaller in length then most traditional single fins because of it’s relatively little rocker. Flat on the deck and the bottom with a slight blended concave, Matt keeps this model an 1/8” thinner than most of the Bing models while maintaining the board’s thickness to an eggy 50/50 rail. This gives the board extra glide and turning sensitivity as well as ample noseriding ability for it’s size.

in, California Surf Importshe surfer who chooses this model will get a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of board! 


Garrett McNamara makes history again by breaking the current record of the biggest wave ever surfed. The wave, in Nazaré, came during the two month period of the ZON North Canyon Show 2011, with a height of around 90 feet (around 30 meters).

He was towing with Andrew Cotton (from UK) and Al Mennie (from Ireland) at Praia do Norte, when the bomb came in. Al was in the channel and describes the moment. "Everything seemed to be perfect, the weather, the waves. Both Cotty and I rode two big ones in the 60 ft plus range and then, when Garrett got on the rope a wave, maybe 30 feet. bigger came out of the canyon, it was meant to be. I had the best seat in the house as I was doing water safety on the ski as he dropped down the face of the biggest wave I've ever seen. It was incredible. Most people would look scared but Garrett looked in control as he went down the most critical part of the wave. It was an inspirational ride by an inspirational surfer. After the ride it was as if the sea calmed down. We sat out there and just absorbed both what had just happened and the surroundings. What a day!"

See more in, Zon North Canyon Show

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hot Rod Pick Up | Surfin Wagon

in, Waxhead Diaries

Heat #2

HEAT #2 from Jan Latussek on Vimeo.
The Duct Tape Invitational brought some of the best surfing we have seen so far to the Salinas Longboard Festival 2011... this is just Heat Number 2 of the first day these gentlemen of Longboarding showed off their skills in the water.

In this video you´ll see. James Parry, Oliver Parker, Tyler Warren and Chris del Moro.