the vibe was...
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the vibe was...
To the young kings and queens in South Africa, may the ocean and your paths be rich. Full of joys no one can take. You can ride anything, the way you want to. What you can not do, is deny the joys this fascination for the sea may bring. Cultivate it, share your stoke.
The Positive Vibe Warriors have created an opportunity to sew into the fabric of the surfing community in South Africa. The "Surfers not street children" and "Waves for change" are the organizations there that these boards being donated will enjoy.
I long for the African shores of my youth, its a rainbow nation with promise and purpose. Surfboards may seem like just one more toy to add to the to do list but in my eyes they are tools that can unlock the ocean where you may be.
As surfing grows through out the world, sharing the best, in memory of what I could have enjoyed on the canvas of that coast will bring smiles, no doubt. There is simply no telling what may come as more African countries that use and depend on the coast yet don't yet surf as family's friends and neighbors will glean from this sport of kings.
Come see the collection and other boards being sent at my factory this Saturday morning 8-10 am .Feel free to bring boards you might want to donate to the cause too. Details can be found on the Positive Vibe Warriors Instagram page.
I'll be selling a few boards to help off set the costs, all sales going directly to this benefit and cause.
Stay tuned for more as this project unfolds, thanks to everyone involved and those making this happen.
Looking forward, giving back.
...what was common to all was the spirit of craftsmanship, a fascination with surfing design and a creative and innovative approach to daily work.Read More
...one could tell he wasn't comprehending the science at play, but what could not be denied was the reality of the effectiveness. The change in scenery brought a warm perspective on the experiments underway back at the shore. As if adjusting ones eyes after exiting the dark, things came back into focus, surprisingly the same way. And although some things were dreamed to have been different, there was a comfort in knowing that tasks at hand were honest and aging like a fine wine, with seasons intent and times of patience prescribed.
I surfed the same board everyday for a week straight changing only the fins to better know the isolation of a single, changeable element in what is a particularly complicated design. I surf well enough to feel the differences in things but not so well that evey thing simply goes. Of course i'd like to surf better and work on technique constantly. However along this surfing life's path there are brave results and experiments that fashion the future. They stand like telegraph poles in my memory holding up the lonely line of failed or simply valinilla results in between.
I joined the family and spent some much needed time away from daily tasks and with loved ones in a stunning setting.
Somethimes things feel flat after some review and with some dust on the topic that once was of premium interest. It's been rewarding picking up where things sat waiting and continuing in the quest for refreshing excellence through design for the water.
Changing one thing at a time, remaining fascinated by design and yet holding the results loosely and honestly. Easily distinguishable by the froth factor.
...we drove silently along the shoreline looking out to sea through the rain."It's like mom" he exclaimed in a respectful tone coming from behind his large white beard. All these years had proved what a teacher,class room, sanctuary and guardian the sea could be. The seats creaked as we bounced twice over the speed bumps and we watched the water saying no more.
Taking a swim to freeze time in a place where the dynamics at play can be so over studied in pursuit of design excellence that the big picture can be easily forgotten.
World ocean day, everyday.
Luxury Card commissioned me to design a collection for them. Simple aesthetics like the detailed intricacies in every board. Available in New York city at their flag ship store.
Carbon decks, black resin, glasses on fins and hand carved embellished details.
The tide continued it's relentless rise as the 80's were manipulated and yet gratefully seen as an era from whence we came and were not part of anymore.Read More
...abstract resin panel gloss polished and tuned to near perfection just like evey good hand made surfboard.Read More
“We are all insecure" I said slowly and confidently as the cold wind blew my words away. “Insecure shapers showing things to insecure surfers."Read More
It's a fun way to look at just how special surfing and the craft can be and puts extra emphasis on the subtle nuances on the magic sleds one gets along this surfing life's path and how special they really are.Read More