Sunday, July 27, 2008

dirt, wind, more dirt, and no shade

Another last minute trip came up hours before we left to chase down a hurricane that was brewing off the coast of baja. I'd rather not speak too much about where we went except for the fact that there was a lack of shade, no wind protection, hours of driving, and the occasional wave. This mission was like no other I had experienced. Hours and hours of driving, boat rides, and more seagulls than I had ever seen. They would surround us and swoop in at any given moment, not to mention shit on everything. They were straight out of the movie "Birds." I got chased out of the water twice by a sea lion that made an RV look small. The book I brought was done in the first two days and the comfort cookies I brought went just as quick. Since deciding to leave this place I have slept 10 hours in 4 days. I don't know what's going on. So basically I am rambling by now and this is where I begin to sum the trip up. Pack up car, drive too many hours, take a boat, sit in the dirt, surf, shoot photos, sit some more, shoot some more, surf again, more sitting in the dirt, apply sunblock, drink water, eat food, sleep, shoot, surf, sit, shit, surf, sleep, stuff, surf, dig holes, set shit on fire, get sunburned, eat more, surf again, drive more, get the film developed, spend hours going through images, and now ladies and gentleman post this blog. I have never been happier to be back in America. *exhale*

Monday, July 14, 2008

Some Friends

Ryan Perry's second film "Some Friends" is being premiered in Santa Barbara on the 24th of July. If you are around, come check it out! The cover of the DVD and poster is a shot I took last year while filming the movie of one of the main characters (do surf movies have characters? either way our good friend...) Bummy.

what a day, what a night, what a weekend.

It all started with a harmless text to a friend. the response was random, unique, and well, lets just say wasn't the response I was looking for. It said "you wanna go to san fran" I replied with a "when?" this is where it gets good..."now!" My plans of having a mellow night at Jon Steeles art show in Solana Beach turned into an all night drive with myself and 3 friends that apparently are just as crazy as the next. Our departure time was 10pm a couple of coffee cups later, a few ipod mixes and before we knew it we were crossing the bay bridge at sunrise. Our mission was to have no mission and enjoy the day for the day and the night for the night. We went all over the city, up and down streets, lombard st., the pier, the market, met aussies, met americans, ate chowder by breadbowl, saw alcatraz, sat in traffic, watched hippys be hippy's, saw more pushbikes on haight street, ate epic food, drank tequila, stumbled across dancefloors, went to underground nighclubs, watched a few movies, and made it back to SD within 48 hours. what a trip, what a time, until we do it again....we will remember this one for ahwhile!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Back in Cali

Thank you to everyone for the great feedback on the updated site. I plan on continuing to update with new images frequently! I have been back in Cali for the past 2 weeks and although it's been sunny for 2 of those days, the waves have been really fun to surf. While going through some of the photos from my past trip and thinking back about all the good times, it made me realize how much fun it is swimming in big waves even if you do get the occasional one on the head...