when this photo was took, i had no idea my man jon steele was living his life doing what he does with me being his subject. speaking of that....fuck...what an honor to have him choose me as his subject. (p.s. i am riding my 10' carson pig in this photo)here my boy chad took a siesta one day when we slid some point waves up north together. i walked up to him like this. he came in before i did. this is before we shot jazz the glass.
Friday, July 29, 2011
well, i should just get this off my chest. i really like to surf long clean well shaped waves.mollusk surf shop is my friend. i love my friends chad and johnny. johnny was in class, chad was there. thanks for telling me to grab my board and pose for a photo chad! it felt corny at the time...but venturing out of your comfort zone now and again can be real exciting!!!
here you go!
there were fun waves. i had such a ball today.
the insiders were so clean.
it felt great to spend long periods of time on the nose, to just sit in the pocket...and to lay my board down on the rail.
well...there you have it...skewed horizons and all!!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
if i win the lottery that i don't play, i'm going to commission the building of one of these.im going to get a crew and (try to ) convince the wife that our 26 cannons will protect us from any wannabe pirates or what have yous.
then we're going down central america way and finding the the clean shit.
the clean shit.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tim sent me this via email@example.com: Hi Mike. Tim from old jersey here. I've just got back with my friend Adrian from a drive to the south of France to meet up with the Bing crew on their European tour. Lots of good food , wine , cognac and a great bunch of guy's and gal's. The surf wasn't too good but I did get a few waves on my pig on Sunday morning at Montalivet when the wind dropped off for a few hours. After I got out I took it to Philippe Rodes' , Spyder Surf Shop ( http://www.surf-longboard.com/index.html ) and Bing and the guys kindly signed it for me. It was really nice to meet up with Matt , Margaret and Chris again and a real honour to meet and chat with Bing . I've gotta mention that Tom Moss was with them taking the photo's and sharing his vast knowledge on vintage Bings. A weekend I will never forget . Good luck with your new project. Aloha.Tim Wilson
Monday, July 25, 2011
every now and again, i'll pull down a board i haven't ridden in quite some time ...give her a go again. its like that feeling you get when you "randomly" bump into a friend... and it's as if you pick back up right where you left off. in fact that is the metric of a good buddy. can you not keep up with each other, but when you see each other again... there is no "why haven't you called?" or "dude, you blew it, the point was firing last week" . rather there is just chuckles, and smiles. that is what my bing has been giving me, chuckles and smiles...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
look ma! there is stuff written about me!
matt's write up.
check the video, it gives you an idea about the magnitude of the articles Junko and Takashi put together. I am so honored to be a part of this.
below is a translation of the article:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
jesse ( of black apache surfboards) sent me this via firstname.lastname@example.org: hey mike, long time no speak, thought you might like to check out a recent log, this one is my "mod log" model, its an involvement era log.. as you probably know the involvement era logs came about in australia in the mid to late 60's before the shortboard boom, what was interesting is that they had a very pig inspired outline, with the wide point behind center, but were often ridden with a more contemporary fin setup - the greenough fins being the cutting edge at the time. these boards were a staple for guys like mctavish and hugely popular in australia... the succsessor to these boards was the wayne lynch evolution style boards which had that similar outline characteristic and then the shortboard evolution went crazy with the designs being obsolete before they were glassed sometimes!. the pig outline is such a timeless outline, i just love it - the wide point aft of center is a real knockout. and what i love about the involvement style boards is it shows how contemporary that pig outline could be and how much performance it could generate. the boys are frothing on these and the ride reports are amazing. rolled bottom bladey 50/50 rails through the nose and tail but keeps the beef in the middle. 11" flex fin booyah! the one in the picture is a double stringered version
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What an honor!!!here is a link to the blue magazine japan webpage i butchered via yahoo translation and "apple shift 3". Junko and Takashi came out and spoke with some pig enthusiast recently. It was great. I only wish I could read June's magazine (pig history) and this one.. July's. here are a few pics i shot the day we took pics of my (then) current quiver.
that right there is an empty peak. when i shot this photo, my arms were noodles. i had been shredding for hours. I was taking photos of the right I had been surfing. I looked south to see this little bit of perfection spinning.NICE!!
well, maybe you guessed it by now... this board is NOT a pig. that is true. its a great addition to anyone's quiver though (tyler mini zeke 8'6") . Neil (the seller) is a buddy and I thought someone here might be interested in this board. viola! contact Neil for more information. email@example.com