Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

pure stoke!

help a brother out ~ and get STOKED!!!!!!!!


10'0 Andreini pig with a 2" balsa stringer. This little piggie screams all the way down the line. Not a ding or a scratch, looking for $750 and can deliver anywhere between San Diego and Santa Barbara. $750

Friday, January 11, 2013

...surfa a pig... 24 / 7 , in color!

24/7 in color!!!!
i heard dat!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


i have a man crush on RT. he is smart. the song on the video below reminded me of my mind at this moment.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

sliders point.

a few more of richard holcombe's from the other day.
i think the photo below shows the sensitivity of my feral pig. the board holds when it needs to , and responds when it needs too. so stoked!!!

another hilber's creation!

daniel sent me this via surfapig@live.comHey Mike. I've been following you for a while now and you can say that my latest acquisition is kind of your fault.  After reading your blog and realizing that a pig would probably fit the bill for me more than a noserider in the New England beach break that is my bread and butter, I began contemplating acquiring a pig. I was ordering a board from Brian Hilbers a few months ago and mentioned that I may be tapping him for a pig and he then told me that he had a Golden Girl/Grey Lady already at Pilgirm in Brooklyn.  Long story short, I sold my noserider and bought the board. Pictures are already up on my blog -   but hell, I'm all about sharing. Enjoy. Daniel Mongeon

super clean!

Gian's hand made!

Gian sent me this from Italy via surfapig@live.comHi Mike, I'm Gian Maria from Italy. This is my handmade pig. Art graphic by Filippo Garilli. Float Surfboards , mod. LA TRADIZIONE , 9' 5" - 23 3/16 - 3"Stay Wet! Giappa

it's post like these that stoke me BEYOND belief!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

sliders point with friends!!!!!!!!

ok, say i have been scoring is obviously an UNDERSTATEMENT. I feel humbled and honored to have the experiences i have.
my van needs some repairs, and this year we've (the Black family)  tightened the belt so to speak. i've been focusing on family and work...stoked as ever on surfing...but it hasn't been my motivating has. however, i am surfing some, working a ton, and soaking up as much family time as possible. every now and again i get to spend some time with friends. today, i met Junko and Toshi from Japan, and spent some time with my buddy Richard Holcombe. 
well, i also spent some time with my good buddy Slider's Point!!!
I love this wave. If i were to travel on a surf trip[, I'd just be chasing this wave. only warmer. today... on the trail down... 30 degrees. 
i was the only one out for an hour.
so STOKED!!!!!!!
how's that empty peeler out the back?
why am i shooting photos instead of surfing? simple, my arms didn't work anymore.
i obviously can't get enough of this shot!!!!!
my buddy richard holcombe is a rad human. he is generous to say the least. he shot a ton of photos today and then just gave me the card out of the camera , simply asking me to return it to him soon. NICE!!!!!!!!!  here are a few of the shots he snapped. I am a robust 40 year old father, husband, math teacher, pig enthusiast, and an avid beer drinker...but feeee-yyyuuuucccckkkk! do i love this wave!!!!!
you have to put your GUT into it!!!
stoked on this sequence! this 10' BING feral pig handles the nose in the curl!!!!!!

richard went up in the bushes for the last few photos!!!!
thank you richard for the photos!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

the surf that was around the corner

sliders point commute.
walked up and seen this. yup.
post sesh, none of these are photoshopped other than horizon adjustment.
it was "one of those days".
perhaps indicative of this upcoming year.
Haruo at ZAP! surfshop sent me the wetsuit. SO GOOD! science ...
man, the other day i was up to my neck in guns, fossils, fire, and indigenous this!!
how bout that one out the back?
further down the line.
a good day.
i have some more updates coming shortly. some hand shaped pigs from some enthusiasts and a hilber's creation. i'll get those up shortly! ...happy new year!!