Friday, July 31, 2009


BJ of FINELINE SURFBOARDS sent me this via NICE ONE!!! Thank you Brian for sharing. That ride looks clean and sweet. 
Howdy Gnar;
I've re-booted the ANT- my OG carving pig. From the original nine-year-old idea, I've kept most of the template concepts, but I brought the nose back in- I only widened it for SB year 2000 wide-nose madness. I've revamped the bottom and rocker to true carving spoon dimensions, and I keep a bit more rail volume in the final inch of the rail for a bit more pivot and forgiveness when it's going slower than it would like to, but it's the same carving rail volume entry from the deck and the bottom, if you can visualize that. It's not so much a spoon, as it is an S-deck, with only the last three feet losing the volume, rather than four+, and without a defined step. Pure spoon nose, of course- no concave. It's getting raves from the carving crew, but some of the feedback I get tells me that they're feeling more piggishness than spoon-ness, in terms of what they're liking. They're puzzled that they can nose-ride it, among other things. This one is 9'1. 16 3/4 x 22 5/8 x 16 x 3 1/8. Small board for a solid guy, who knows what's what, glassed light, for a whip-ass ride. Thought you'd be interested to see it. Ciao, BJ

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Surfing a pig is beautiful.

Nate Luna of shot these. GOT DAM!! July 27th sliders point. all the kooks and heros were tired from the 3 days of jazzing the glass and taking the gas. not I. (cuz i aint a hero!)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ENO SURFBOARDS baaaaat pig finish !

oh my goodness.... ohhh my!

Nate Luna!!

Nate Luna, I thank you! NICE JOB!!!!

the link below has some SUPER SICK shots Nate took of the  morning July 27 while I was sliding on my super epic Jim "the genius" Phillips Pig

check it:

the las pic of me is EPIC!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

good waves.

just in case anyone has just previously awoke from a coma and happens to be visiting this blog... there has been good surf lately. some real smokers. I had an unreal session out at sliders today. i got 2 barrels on one wave. this short boarder paddled up to me screaming "who the phuck gets 2 barrels on one wave...on a LOG?!" here are a few shots i took. i threw in the flowers cuz the pattern spoke to me. This guy Nate Luna was out shooting with a fancy camera. he said he got some SICK shots of me. we'll see. if so I'll post them up. NICE!!! thanks NATE!! Nate's website: CS Luna photography and design

Saturday, July 25, 2009

pure rasta


Friday, July 24, 2009

david platt knows how to recycle!

David Platt sent this to me via David Platt RULES.

Hi Mike. Just finished a 9'6" pig. I built it from a couple of old surf club rescue boards. I've lifted the photos and text straight off my blog. Its dimentions are 9' 6" x 23" @ 12" behind centre, nose 17" tail 18" pod 7" x 3" thick. Feel free to edit if you think it is too long.

 Regards, David Platt.


HOLY bat F U C K! ENO!! I am so honored. It looks great! I feel like a kid waiting on santa claus. I wish I had that board this past week. I am stoked to have these guys across the globe believe in what I do. its an honor. I will be sliding sliders point with this far out mix of the old and the new. THANK YOU ENO! thank you masamichi and haruo for introducing me to ENO. thank you for taking pictures of the board's development.

FOR Mr.BLACK, San Clemente,CA


Greg pointed me to his blog for this photo of his friend's get up. NICE!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

COOPERFISH calendar party!

OCT. 3rd Hurley Headquarters
1945 placentia
costa mesa, CA

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you do NOT want to miss this.

Gene is auctioning off the boards. The models will be in attendance. 
no cover, there will be food and drink. tips are appreciated to the people serving the food and drink.

 I will post info here as it comes in and check Gene's blog.

1 kook, 2 kook, 3 kook 4, 5 kook 6 kook 7 kooks more!

KOOK CITY!! yesterday someone with a soft board walked up to me and asked which way the beach is. classic. today's swell was right nice on the jp pig!

5:35 this morning!