Local spot: Manhattan Beach
Boards: 5’10 x 18 1/8 x 2 1/8 MBM+, 5’9 x 18 1/8 x 2 1/8 M4
Sponsors: Volcom, Body Glove, CI Surfboards
Stoked to make @zaknoyle @surfer_magazine's 2016 highlight. I'm a huge fan of Zak's photography. This is from a morning in #mexico during June. That month in Mainland had to be one of the best in the last 5 to 7 years. It was swell after swell, week after week. I was lucky to get the point breaks earlier that month, and had a thirst for something more heart pounding. To have Zak there is always a motivation. You just know he's going to get something special. @dannyfuller and I had moved down the beach to avoid a huge rip. This patch of glass appeared over a shallow sandbar for an hour. I remember kicking out of this wave to see Danny standing in the barrel of the next. His wave spit like crazy and I was just dumbfounded. It was just him and I on each set, trading waves laughing. One of my 2016 highlights for sure. Thank you @sacraficialamb @open_ocean_mx for making it happen. And always a huge thanks to photographers like @zaknoyle capturing memories for a lifetime!
Being stuck in a snowstorm in #idaho has me reminiscing about times I gladly welcomed a storm like this in my wetsuit. It was 24 degrees on #lakesuperior #minnesota this day. A temperature locals like @burtongreatlakes call warm Walking through a snow covered forest, then onto this shoreline with frozen bits on it was a new experience for me. It got me thinking how funny it is what surfers are willing to physically endure to salute an empty barrel where they'd least expect it. Hats off to the regulars who chase these storms each winter. You guys are badass. #freshwater #yesthatisalake @surfer_magazine @grantellis1 #theothernorthshore @bodyglove53
Well, I can now say I know how to defreeze a furnace you truly realize the value of warmth when the heater stops at 3 am on the coldest night of the year in #idaho. I believe the house was 37 degrees inside ha. Who knew the condensation tubes could freeze? Maybe some of you did. Also turns out you're supposed to run your faucets at a very low level to keep your water pipes from freezing. Luckily the pipes are still in one piece. On the bright side, had a fantastic time @bedbathbeyond. May head back for some #potpourri. And yes I know these space heaters are dangerous, and we put them on seperate circuits thank you :) But they saved the day. #whenyourefromcalifornia #fishoutofwater
@bodyglove53 created the first neoprene wetsuit, and now they've created the first heat moldable bootie! I'm really stoked to be a part of this new technology. Having the bootie mold to your foot takes any extra room out, preventing any of that typical sliding around inside the bootie. I also really like the new pattern on the bottom for extra grip. If you have a narrow foot like me, now we get to have the perfect fit for those cold days! And also feel like ninjas with glue feet Thanks @scottsmithmedia @gregsworld for having me along the process.
Well no snowboarding today for me thanks to those fun holiday bugs going around. Icicles are pretty entertaining though.
When you're texting texts saying best snow in 30 years, ya gotta go experience it! Quite a sight coming in to land. Hi #boise #idaho! Looking forward to #bogusbasin tomorrow.
What an epic way to end 2016 making @toddglaser 's highlights from @surfer_magazine. I'm such a fan of Toddy. Obviously his work is second to none. But he's also the most fun, positive person to hang and travel with. For example, I probably wouldn't have ridden this wave at #cloudbreak in #fiji on this absolutely perfect day in June. I was overly excited (no shock there) and had no patience seeing the waves that were coming in. That said, for an hour I was taking off on waves that just weren't the good ones. Todd saw the frustration in me paddling back out, smiled, and said you're going to get a good one! He completely switched my attitude. And as you can see from his image captured here, got me into a rhythm on a day I'll never forget. Thanks Todd for everything. Thanks for the epic vibes no matter the situation. And as always thank you @tavaruaislandresort. Greatest place on earth :)
Alright, the number one Jerry is ready for the bunny slope! Thank u so much @etsurf for setting up my @yes_snowboards. Went with @burtonsnowboards bindings and boots. Couldn't have been luckier to have @dc_onell time and advice as I have no idea what I'm doing. 15 year snowboarding hiatus is about to come to an end. I'll buy you a beer if you pick me up after front flipping down the whole mountain :)
I am one with the #lobster, the lobster is with me. Another great day down the organic kelp aisles with @barkboards! Thank you @divensurf @bodyglove53 for the gear and tank fills :) #usetheforce #whackem #charliewhatsthosenumbers
Here's to paddling up the point when you can't catch a wave off of all your new friends. And that one last set before dark just happens to connect all the way. South of the Mexico border gold @nuttynulty @josecuervotequila I'm riding my 5'8" #ciblackandwhite @cisurfboards
When you've spent 2 weeks in an RV with one of the band members.... Damn @donavon_frankenreiter that was some sweet love makin on the ol' guitar. Still will never forget @patchy_o throwing your suitcase off the cliff. Thank you for tonight Donnie and Greg! #drivethrureunion #freethemustache #babysheepandmamacows @gregsworld
#dreamteam these two continue to inspire me everyday! So stoked to have them on our @gopro project. Thank you @gregsworld @nuttynulty for all of your extra time and effort. You rule.