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
Thanks Bruce Brown for inspiring all of us to travel the world with a surfboard. I watched Endless Summer II over and over again dreaming to be a pro surfer. I copied Pats airbrush, and still think it's the best airbrush of all time. From Bruce's classic commentary, to the music, videography, and editing, he captured the feeling best of all. This clip of Wingnut bodysurfing to his upside down board, then surfing it, and Pat ripping in the background is as good as it gets!!! Thanks Bruce.
Santa is real! Dream @millenniumfoam blank shaped by @surfside68 9'9" x 21 1/2 x 3 1/2 Thank you for the extra time and effort. Next thanks will go to the airbrushers, sanders, and glassers. I know this is a tedious one, but winter is just getting started! I always feel like the luckiest surfer in the world @cisurfboards
Nov 30th 2017: I was lucky enough to get a phone call at 1 pm from @gerglong (and my lawyer @nuttynulty). He said to be at the boat in San Diego by 5 to head out 100 miles on the #cortesbank. So I packed a @cisurfboards 10'2", a flotation vest and jumped onboard. Once out at Cortes, the closest land mass isn't for 50 miles. Greg and @granttwigbaker assembled a safety crew which would be on two jetskis watching our every move. When we arrived it was light offshore and no one could really tell how big it was. Twiggy immediately jumped out and gave us perspective. 30 to 40 foot crystal blue beautifully scary waves all to ourselves. Twigs second ride was a crazy barrel. Everyone on the boat was screaming for him, it was on. Greg set buoys so we had something to line up off of. Thank god. We (Greg, twig, @jojoroper, mason) all traded waves for the rest of the day. Two sessions went down. The conditions just got better in the afternoon by glassing off. I was so skiddish out the back trying to position. I felt on eggshells as waves would feather 300 yards out, but then pass us and not break for another 500 yards in. Probably the hardest wave in the world to read a lineup that never ends as far your eyes can see. Only a small amount of people have been able to surf this wave. Adventuring with Greg has been one of my favorite things in life. Thank you brother for another experience of a lifetime. Damn do I feel lucky to have been able to tag along!!! Thanks to everyone!! @almackinnon
Decided to grab some tail on #humpday. Always a good time on "The Hunt" with @spyoptic #lobster
Sooooo I was kinda joking with my last post that we went fishing..... Jumped at a last minute call from @gerglong to join an all star crew (@granttwigbaker @jojoroper) out at #cortesbank. Thanks everyone, the safety team, and @wsl. Glassy big waves, 100 miles out, with friends hooting each other into waves... Doesn't get any better. Video @alani.media @nuttynulty link in bio
Surfing the northerly swell was always a gamble, but fishing was a guarantee!!! (Thanks to all who let me tag along. Friends for life.) @nuttynulty #hundredmilesout
This weekends #bluefintuna action 100 miles out to end this dream run of summer weather in winter. Time for poke! #california #got #tuna
Because #asgoodasitgets deserves #doubleshaka! Loving this summer during winter weather... No waves, no friggin worries. Thank you @bodyglove @divensurf. #lobster #limit @scottsmithmedia (he limited too)
Who else thinks @gregsworld's #drivethru series was the best surf adventure created?! Almost ahead of it's time really.... I still pinch myself I was invited to the #newzealand trip! The whole point of these trips was to have as much fun as possible. Genius concept :) And to do it with your heroes @markocchilupo @donavon_frankenreiter @benjiweatherley @patchy_o @ozzywrong Reunion trip please?!
Replica board I was riding in my last post. Best tube riding board there is. At 5'8", with extra volume and six curved channels, this board has replaced what I would typically ride a 6'3" step up in. It's a board built for tube hounds. And I know you're out there tube turkeys! @mike_andrews3 calls this the Turkeymelt model. It's my dream board Cool thing is you can build your dream board your way at cisurfboards.com Thank you to the sanders and glassers with this one!
Sure would like to make it back to this reef (dryish) again someday. Darn good fun. This is the best surfboard I've ever had. Riding a 5'8" @cisurfboards 6 channel Turkeymelt model shaped by @mike_andrews3. Thanks for the vid @magicseaweed #portugal #somerocks
I'd like to thank good waves for my alter-ego, overly excited, post surf descriptions Having fun editing a new #turkeymelt project with @gregsworld @nuttynulty. @bodyglove @tepuitents