Monday, May 31, 2010

a Cherry Velzy Jacobs

well, i don't know where to start. i'll try to be concise and not too lofty. perhaps i'll start with a story:

Dan Forte of Dano surfboards told me that back in the day Dale Velzy went through a 2 year period where he didn't pay for any of the wood he used to make his boards. Velzy was going to the Long Beach harbor and plucking the discarded Balsa Wood they used for packaging material out of the water and then letting it dry out. Stop signs in the beach cities were made with redwood post around this time. Allegedly Velzy would use the wood from the stop signs as stringers for some of his boards.

well, i don't know if this board is from the wood in that story, nor does this board have a stringer. i do know this... this board is AMAZING. Gene Cooper found the board at a swap meet. He called me and told me I NEEDED this board. It was at a time where I couldn't have scrounged up money for something like this no matter how many couch cushions i lifted up. there was a twinkle in his voice that had me CONCERNED. he ended up buying it. time passes, and he brings the board to my Jazz the Glass premier at Hurley. I wouldn't go near it. I didn't even want to touch it. I NEVER thought i'd have the opportunity to call something like this mine...much less have this be the board i ride. time passes, my wife buys the board off gene as a present to me. WHAT??? i can't thank her and Gene enough. the board was in great shape, considering. it only has 4 pieces of wood. it is INSANELY light. it seems about the same weight as my usual boards. it was solid when i acquired it from gene. however, it needed a little freshening up. gene said i should just grab some isotalic resin and get her done myself. he mentioned he would help me. time passes, he is super busy with various art shows and shaping sprees. i get impatient. enter john cherry. well, not only was i impatient...but not in a million years did i believe i could EVER honor this board. i do NOT have the skills required to freshen up such a significant board. yet, I know john cherry does. my buddy introduces me to John, the rest is here. I am going to be sliding this board at sliders for a while.
glass cancer removal
tail prep.
tail detail
a jig John had to build to precisely remove a horrendous ill-repaired ding.
the fin before it met John Cherry.
the fin during it's meeting with John Cherry.
the fin after it met John Cherry.

check the video!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

with days like this

i feel lucky. i used to surf in the gulf of mexico. even if that pile of death doesn't hit the shore at my old stomping grounds... i just don't even know what to say. strange times , these. a shot of my morning. a trusted board, a nice piece of drift wood, the moon and an empty peeler. i'll take it.
its a trip to think about what the sunrise has meant to so many cultures for so many years. how many times has the sun rose? how many colors has it cast?
i shot this picture of the moon this morning.
you'd think i was tired of seeing a perfect A frame. the pig style board was built for sliders. this wave is so perfect for a pig board.
how is the marine layer out the back... i wonder what the people in that sail boat were doing while i was sliding my way into emptiness.
today was super fun. it was EMPTY. the few of us out there were laughing. on a holiday weekend! many a GREAT wave were had. there was this guy that paddled out. he was sitting on the inside. there were at most 8 of us the entire time i was out. it was a day where you could commit to a full rail cutback and not worry that someone had snuck in behind you. the lack of people in the water made if a day where you could relax and just get to know your board. a beautiful peeler came to me. real clean, and lined up. i came off the bottom and set my line. i had to stick my right arm in the water all the way up to the elbow, just to stall enough to get in the pocket where i wanted to be. i locked in and was fully committed. i took my arm out and let the white water give my hair a rinse. it was NICE! the sun was that nuclear void i was surfing toward. it was casting a serious glare. when i took off on this wave, i didn't see anyone down the line. i sit wide, cuz i like the bay waves. this was one such wave...a bay wave. swung wide, hit the inside NICE!!! i was in the pit getting a hair rinse in the INSIDE. well if you are sitting in the inside, you can see the surfer surfing toward you perfectly. well that dude that i mentioned earlier was there. i hadn't seem him cuz the glare was that gnarly that far away, when i was taking off looking down the line. i had been in this trim in the pocket for at least 5 , 6 maybe 7 or 8 seconds. i pop out of the pocket and at that instant ...there he is.. prior to this moment in time, as i would paddle by him after catching a wave, he had been directing words of praise at me. that flashes through my head. i did this thing where i jumped forward and PUSHED my board backward as hard as I could. i flew over him and landed about 10 feet from him. i get to the surface of the water...and think "one less kook shredding our waves!" (, just kidding...i couldn't help but quote jazz the glass...) i thought holy FEEEE-YUUCCKK! i just did to that poor chap what ricky sholman did to me at rincon back in 99. (my head tore the fin off his tyler, 13 staples to the dome and a few weeks of my life i don't recall...accidents happen).. i get to the surface of the water and look in the direction he was supposed to be. there he is sitting there looking like a deer caught in the headlights. he is all checking himself out...looking at his arms and his it to see if he is dreaming... i am in UTTER SHOCK. i was sure i had just killed some dude. apparently my board didn't even touch him.
the picture below is ridiculous. how is the moon up in the corner?
this clip below gets me PSYCHED! i am stoked some of you are checking them out... seems like stoke is contagious. i had a wave today, where i pulled the camera out...pushed some a head dip...came out swung off the top ... faded way into the flats, heaved a bottom turn and set up for my second barrel/head dip thing...came out...check the camera..nothing. CLASSIC. that shit makes me feel like an ass. i get SO psyched to have "gotten the footage" then i get so fucking pissed to have "not gotten the footage". its like socrates when his shackles are removed. he is marveled by the pleasure of the shackles being removed, he is exuberant ... however that jubilation would not have existed had the pain of the shackles never existed. my experience was the angst over "not getting the footage" wouldn't have existed , had the jubilation of me "thinking i got the footage" never existed. i don't know...i suppose its a growing experience.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

one of them days

i love surfing, and i love sliders point.
beautiful morning.
sun rises and the moon sets
there were some fun waves today. it was a drained tide, and seemed on the small side...
i had a beautiful FULL rail cutback, some nose rides and some super clean trim time.
slider...i slipped by on the nose on a few just like this.
crisp fin.
random math definition.

check the video out:

Friday, May 28, 2010


all this information lately! you'd think this blog is legit. here is a little carat of narcissism to bring things back on keel.

the are some of the surf clips from INVASION! from planet C

Thursday, May 27, 2010

the first pig?

so...i live this phucked up fortunate life. i know that from the look of the person i wake up next to every day. be that as it may... i recently wrote this article for slide magazine...issue 16...i can't... caint...wait.. to paw one of those....anyway, i heard a rumor that mickey was the FIRST. so...i checked in with him (my initials are MB):

Matt Calvani claims Hap Jacobs claims Mickey Munoz was the first person to ride a Pig board. Apparently the first ride occurred at Manhattan Beach.

MB: Could you please describe the scene ...that board you rode in Manhattan beach.

Mickey Munoz: During the velzy paddle out, i have the 50's balsa velzy jacobs glassed by allan gomes. mickey sanded it in an open lot between two houses in venice for alan gomes.

9'8" or 9'7" i paddled it out. there were 100's of people in the water. i stayed out longer than everyone else. after my last wave i walked up the beach. hap was there, i walked up to hap and said....

this actually works...hap metnioned that he and dale gave me the very first pig board we ever made, you went out and rode it and you were totally dazzled on how well it works. my performance on it solidified the design in their mind. its interesting that if you shrink the template down, it is essentially what contemporary boards are today.

MB: What events lead to the wide point being placed behind center?

MM: Im not totally sure. I believe dale originated that outline. i am not sure there was a real theory in mind. it made cents that when you trim a board you are centered, you stand up, you are slightly aft of center, you turn from aft of the boad...wether he thought that or not...he hadn't surfed in a while. he quit surfing in the very ealy 50's. he listened. he had a great eye for outlines. he was experimenting with different outlines. some of it was an effort to be different than the norm. try something different. he might of thought about it, i don't remember talking with him about the theory.

MB: It seems the pig board really gave birth to "hot dog" type surfing. It seems, given the fins back then, that the wide point back provided the template with this curve that has helped the boards turning ability. How do you feel about that?

MM: that could have been. up to that point, geoprge downing, people like that in hawaii, they were coming off the heavy redwood boards, you know the hot curl, finning was gettin going. hawaii was about controlling speed. were were about generating speed and then controlling it. here was kivlin and quigg, buzzy bent in la jolla. other surfers coming off the redwood , kook box design...the lighter balsa wood came around. in our case...we were riding malibu. one of the hottest curls in the world. the repitition gave us an opportunity to really see what is going on with a board. malibu gave us an opportunity to study the subtle aspects of board design. matt kivlin was a tall graceful surfer. he designed boards for his build. joe quigg was different in stature. he was a little more conservative in design. he was building boards for women. he was all about light weight. he built a 21 pound paddle boad that weighed a pound a foot. all this said, velzy is one of the first surfboard manufactures to make boards on a production scale. I personally surfing wise couldn't take credit for the surfing. Matt built more stream line boards for trim. malibu rincon statue-esk manner. joe was a little more animated because of his body type. there was a clientell that emulated him. then velzy came along and appealed to a younger clientel of know dewey was considereed one of the first hot dog type surfers. he could really turn a board. leslei williams at malibu was really laying the turns down. between the few freaks that werre that good. the pig boards were really responsible for introducing turing to the masses. its like what snowboard design did to ski' you are right..the pig board opened up the opportunity for the average surfer to turn like that 1 percent.

MB: Mickey, where did the pig board get its name?

MM: raddish, stupid out there outlines just to be dirferent. just like the stances were named after bull fighting.

surf punks t-shirt

trace marshall is a genius. chad marshall in a prodigy.
for the uninitiated...the song below is one from the surf punks...
there is this

bing copeland speaks on the pig.

here is the bit from BING COPELAND. (the MB are my initials , i transcribed a conversation i had with Bing)


I was saying something about that simmons board at the surfing heritage and you were saying.

Bing Copeland:

During the early 50's, mid fifties say ..Matt Kivlin and Joe Quigg were building boards. They started making a board that worked better for Mailbu. that became the Malibu chip. It had the wide point forward. So then when Velzy started building boards he was using that same template type shape. He was building them with the wide point forward. In fact in 1955 when I went to Hawaii that was what I was riding. It was a good thing because a wide point forward worked better in Hawaii better than it did at the beach. Then Velzy was messing around and just took the template and turned it around. He put the wide point back and made the nose a little narrow. And that is how the pig came about.


I thought that someone said that putting the wide point back was an accident.

Bing Copeland

That some glasser put the fin on the wrong side.



Bing Copeland

I'm glad that happened. No..He did it on purpose to make the board surf better on beach breaks. Because that is where he lived. A beach break. So..that is what you shape the board for.




so when I came back from 2 years in the coast guard in 1957, he had the pig boards. I bought one of them in '58 and we went back to New Zealand. Well we sailed to Hawaii and we sailed to New Zealand with the pig boards.


yeah and that is that shot.i am honored by that. thank you for sharing that with me. Marc Andreini is working with me on this article and he is inconsistent with what you say about it. About how the wide point moved back.


well a lot of it is ...when you go back that far...50, 60 take 2 or 3 guys that were at the same place at the same time and you are going to get different stories from every single one of them.


that is exactly why I am trying to get this done. I want ot figure it out. I want to get it out there.


i might tell you one thing some one else might tell you another. i am telling you what I know. what my memory tells me. Velzy did it, he did it deliberately. Maybe someone did it before Velzy. I don't know. Velzy made it popular.


right. there is no disputing that.the pigs that you shaped...were they even refered to as "pigs"? the name wasn't even associated. it was just ..."here is a surfboard".


velzy didn't call it a pig.


but he did eventually atribute that name to them.


yes he did. I really don't know when it happened , but he did eventually attribute that name to them.


back to New Zealand. didn't you guys shape over there?


we did. we copied the velzy.


below is bing's email interview:

1) what design elements cause a surfboard to be referred to as a "pig"? The basic element of the original "Pig" shape was the wide point being pulled back of center and having a narrower nose.

2) Why did the surfboard transition from a "malibu chip" into a surfboard that has the design elements associated with the word pig? The so called "Malibu chip" was first designed by Matt Kivlin and Joe Quigg who both surfed at the point waves of Malibu. Velzy made many balsa Malibu style boards from around 1951 till 1957 when he decided a better board for the beach breaks we were riding would be to turn the template around making the wide point aft of center which would make the board easier to turn. It really opened the door to so called "Hot Dog" surfing.

3) What came directly after the pig and why did it? I think that the wide point aft really influnced most surfboards up until the Noseriding era in the mid 60's. And still lots of board designs like the "step deck's" mostly had modified pig style shapes all in the attempt to lighten the nose and improve turning.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

marc andreini ...pig discussions...

o.k. where do i begin? marc andreini's stoke is difficult to measure and is quite contagious. my first introduction to the way of marc was back on 99 or 2000. i was around the "beach house" and he made putnam a 7'11" vaquero. some how i acquired it after kp. i owned the second vaquero marc rebuilt. at least that was the story i heard about this particular board. i hated it. i could not figure out how to ride it. it wouldn't swing from a drop knee ( there is no weight ), it wouldn't drive from the front foot, and it was not responding to my back foot on top turns. i was lost. i am a complete and utter kook to the way of this type of board. i kept it around for those days that didn't require much more than sliding in the barrel...cuz that was all i really knew how to control the thing in. so...time passes...i roll with the morrusk crew. there are andreinis all over the place. none of the designs scream " heloo mr. black..i am a board you lust for..i am a board that will fit your mind" they do say " heloo mr. black.. i am a board that is well designed...i am a board that shreds...i am a board that other people understand " . i mean look at marc's lines. his power, his mana is in the simplicity. he purposely does not over complicate his boards. marc is a proven surfer and contributor to our obsession. i am humbled by his availability.
After I finished the Jazz the Glass article in issue 14 of SLIDE, ryan gave me an opportunity to submit something else. he nonchalantly mentioned "you aught to write an article about pig boards". that hit me hard. i have something to say...yet my mind does not eloquently...nay...grammatically diffuse (non mathematical) ideas. i went into my little corner and put my thinking cap on. i know some rad dudes...people that were there when pigs were first birthed ... i have friends that are knee deep in modern pigs ...I am blessed to have Gene Cooper in my life...i have this blog where people all around the planet contribute awesome information about pig boards...i love pig boards.
back to ryan proposing this article. i get fairly excited. i think to my self "man! i made lance's web page..he'll contribute some great info. I know so and so..they probably have something to say!" i was quickly consumed by the shear intensity of this article. i was fortunate to have the opportunity to get aquatinted to the likes of greg noll, mickey munoz, bing copeland, and david platt. so many people generously ... enthusiastically ...came forward. humbling... i have had conversations with lance that were awe inspiring. i am SO LUCKY to have experienced time with him, and to have heard what he has to say about pig design. he toiled over my pig. lance is passionate about design and craftsmanship. he is a true artist. i only wish i had a tape recorder for some of the conversations i have had with lance. Gene....gene contributed some eloquent, concise knowledge for this pig article..i was so grateful for that.
back to marc. during the preliminary stages of this article , i reach out to EVERYONE i know..and ask them about pig boards, or rather "who should i ask about pig boards?" my good buddy john mcCambridge said "talk to marc andreini". so i did. feee-YUCK am i grateful i did. FEEEEE-YYYYUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!! jah praise john mcCambridge and marc andreini! then when marc hurt himself earlier this year....anyway...before his injury i had contacted him and asked him about pig boards... you have to understand..he doesn't know me from ANYONE. I contact him and ask him some questions about pig boards. straight scientific method shit. bland shit. after speaking to marc i had passed the same questions by T-muck-luck...and he made fun of me. he said my approach was limiting. thank JAH! he said that. i probably would have been limited by logic otherwise. T-moe's contributions effected my approach to all other contributors.. however..with marc...i emailed him 4 or 5 questions. marc takes the time , and writes...and draws the below shit for me. COME ON!!!! fuck. actually he hand wrote it and gave it to his wife and had her type it. she typed it and left room for the drawings. eventually marc sends me a large envelope full of this shit. you KNOW i am going to frame it and put it on my wall. this shit is the sacred shit. it is so sacred i am not going to threaten to take it off of surfapig after some time. i transcribed this writing for the article...we had so many contributors, re-iterating some of the same stuff...i couldn't include most of Marc's writings. heck...truth be told ...marc's contributions could have been the article. anyway. here they are marc andreini's "pig discussions". pardon the shitty photos. my transcriptions of his writings follow:

the term "Pig" refers to the fat rear end for starters!!! Basically this design became the first "full finned" board where the fin evolved from Tom Blake's first runner:

(insert first hand drawn sketches here) into a bump into a "skeg" 10" x 10" deep!

the larger fin kept the board from sliding out in steep sections or larger waves, which is why they (fins) kept getting progressively bigger. Since the original surfboards were finless they required straighter outlines in the tail for speed and holding. The addition of a fin created a hold from tail sliding but simultaneously created a stiff or hard to turn situation. To compensate the tail out line was curved into a "rounded back" template which allowed the board to "turn around the fin" if you will.

Alaia: Finless to first runner: straight outline from chest to tail, flat rocker lets board run straight ahead full steam while trimming.

(insert second sketches: waikiki and Alaia)

Hotcurl: Flatter bottoms in the tail were faster but slid more, so Blake's runner/keel helped some.

(insert third sketch: hotcurl and blake's runner) Hot curls used rounded botom to hold in tail.

Quigg, Downing, Woody Brown, and Simmons continued to evolve foiled rails, smooth sleek outlines, larger fins coupled with flatter down rails in the tail and belly and increased rocker forward for lift, speed and ability to bank the board over during turns. during this period (early 1940's to late 1940's) outlines still used a squaretail with no hips in the template back by the fin as a carry over from the finles era. The fin allowed the surfer to turn and maneuver without fear of spinning out or "sliding ass" and therefore became standard equipment by the early 50's. Maneuverability was enhanced by the conversion to balsawood in the 40's and 50's/ Between the new light weight and no fear of spinning out, the new generation of rippers were throwing turns at will and hot dogging started to bloom. Dewey Weber, Phil Edwards, Miki Dora, and Mickey Munoz took these machines to legendary levels.

Enter Dale Velzey! Dale was open to try just about anything that he could think of to see how it would work. His boards were primarily balsa and built in the 50's in Manhattan Beach, down the street from Malibu. The combination of light boards, warm water, small performance waves and youth with idle time and girls on the beach led to the demand for more radical maneuvers. The straighter outline template in the tail made the board stiff and hard to turn, but Dale figured it out! It is said that his glasser glassed the skeg on the front of a rounded -nose board by accident.

(insert 4th sketch: nose! more curve)

They decided to leave it that way and see what it would do! (editors note this is the board Mickey Munoz rode first) To everyone's surprise, the board was effortless to turn and would not spin out! More importantly, it was good on the nose and was still fast! Up to this point in time it was believed that the back end of a board needed straight lines in order to maintain speed. this alleged "accident" shed light on the fact that curves do not impede speed, but can actually enhance it by letting us place our boards precisely in the best part of the wave which generates the most power (which equals speed). Well, the tail didn't make a very good-looking nose on that board but the concept stuck and the pig was born!

(insert 5th sketch: before pig after pig)

Basic design elements of a Pig:

Typical Dimensions:

nose: 15 1/2"

5" behind center = 21"

tail = 16"

tail block 5 1/2"

length 9' to 10'

fin 1 1/2" inch up from tail 10" high with 10" base

rocker 3" in the tail 3" in the nose

thickness = 1 5/8' nose , 3" in the mass, 1 3/4" tail

Primary design elements:

the nose is wider than the tail

wide point behind center 3' to 5"

fin set right on tail

low rocker

semi flat bottom and tail

60-40 rails throughout

The benefits of the aforementioned design elements:

Increased outline curve in tail allows greater, even radical, maneuverability. Trim speed is unaffected. Wide tail planes up quicker at slower speeds. Wide tail stabilizes the nose and the added curve helps hold the tail, which opens the door for nose riding! Overall the Pig design is best suited for small waves. Due to the wide tail the board really turns well at slower speeds, and planes up quickly. Lend itself well to radical turns and cut backs in small performance waves. As the long board era emerged from the prior trim based speed boards into the early 50's, the "Pig" design introduced what we now think of as the long board era. Everything we associate with "long boarding is tied directly to the Pig's whip turns, drop knee turns, nose riding, and trimming. All with supreme style of course!

The greatest surfing images of the post modern generations come to us by the masters riding Pigs: the Kemp Aaberg arch of Rincon; the radical drop knee cutbacks of Dewey and Phil; Miki climbing and dropping at the Bu; the bottom turns of Johnny Fain; the El Spontaneo of Mickey Munoz; Phil hanging ten; Nuuhiwa at Huntington; Lance Carson at Malibu, etc.

As long boarding progressed into the 60's the modifications were few:

*more slender fins with rake (thanks to Greenough)

*more parallel outlines caused by wider noses for easier nose riding

* a little more nose and tail rocker to help turning and avoid pearling

These variations took place from the birth of the Pig in about 1950 to the end of the long board era in 1967 1/2! The history of the transition from longboards to short takes place between 1967 and 1982 with the introduction of the standard thruster. I would like to address this period at length but that is another story and another book. Suffice it to say, the design elements of the "Pig" have carried over into the modern surfboard as the basic platform for performance:

*wide point back pushes curve into tail

*nose is narrower than tail, helps keep it out of the way

*fin/fins set on tail for supreme holding

These results are duplicated: wide curvy tail creates lift at slow speeds; curved template makes tail loose and compensates for the stiffness created by the fin/fins. Same result: a great hot dog design. Further enhancements are few. First, a brief transition history: the vee bottom with a Greenough fin started the revolution, a short version of the pig with Vee in the tail for quicker turns, (Bob McTavish) in 1967. By 1968 the mini gun of Dick Brewer moved us back to the Makaha based designs of Woody Brown with a tear drop template (wide point forward, narrower tail than nose, down rails in back, up rails in the front) for speedier, larger waves. The mini gun was a smaller version of the Makaha, as the Vee bottom was a smaller version of the Pig. both designs benefited from the Greenough fin and dropped tail rails of the Makaha.

Score:4 for the Yanks (Velzy, Greenough, Brewer, Woody) Score 1: for the Aussie (McTavish). In 1971, Wayne Lynch pulls the nose in on his Vee bottom hull so the nose is narrower than the tail. This brings back less hang up on the late takeoffs and makes for better turning. It was called the "no-nose" design. In 1981, Simon Anderson adds a third fin to his twinnie so he will stop spinning it out. He put the third fin right on the tail! Three fins on the tail made the board stiff. So, that was cured by combining the no-nose template with the wide point back which pushes the curve of the template into the tail to loosen up the turns. At the same time, the pulled nose stays out of your way on the late drops, while turning and while tube riding. That is two more points for the Aussies: Wayne Lynch and Simon Anderson.

All of these ingredients mirror the break through of the Pig (i.e. boards planes up quickly at slow speeds, great maneuverability with curvy tail, lots of fin area keeps board from spinning out). The ideal hot dog board!

Long Live the "Pig"!

marc surfing a pig style board above.

p.s. marc introduced me to mike marshall (r.i.p.) and mike introduced to me EVERYONE in order to get this article finished.

a pig is born!

marc andreini sent this to me via "The birth of your pig last night!"
and for this I have many expletives racing through my mind...not from a lack of a vocabulary...but rather from a certain appropriateness for the situation. HOLY CHIT!! PHUCK!! PHUCKING Feee-YUCK!!!


i have always wanted to try a fin like this. i almost ordered my bing with one of these. this is an Owl.
concerning the fin above ...i received and email from tim out of the UK via he had actuall saved some photos from my blog, or he had some photos of marc with a board that had a fin like the one above (actually ...i think it is the same board)...i am not really sure what the deal is with the they are:

in his email me , he asked me what the deal was with the fin. so i emailed marc. below is the email exchange between tim and I and marc: Hi Mike ,I've just checked your blog and wanted to say that I saw this a while back and haven't been able to get it out of my head since . If you can find anything out about the fin idea I would love to hear it . Loving the blog , keep it up .Tim then i asked marc and he responded: These are life's most important questions! That board is a replica of my OWL from 65'. The board is still a basic pig with a "D" fin. However, hollowing out the center was an early attempt to reduce area. It proved to much work for the shop and the "Dolphin" style fin quickly became standard on all mid 60's boards shortly after. They are called a "Flo-Thru Fin" and they worked excellent. They feel like a D fin but go through the soup better and actually release coming out of a turn. I still use them on occasion! below is that andreini i posted up here earlier. this is the (lack of ) rocker profile of that board.
the below picture is the same one the masked dude is holding. where as the first picture is an entirely different board. CRAZY!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"transworld surf" reviews Jazz the Glass!

jon steele knows the fellows (chris c and crew) over at transworld. they gave us some time the other day. STOKED!!! jon has been such a great friend and such a great source of inspiration. jon's surf videography in Jazz has made it the surf film it is. CHEERS BREW!