Local spot: Riviera, Lowers
Boards: 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 Fever, 5’11 x 18 7/8 x 2 7/16 28.4L T-Low, 5’7 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/8 Rocket Wide
Sponsors: Vans, Channel Islands, Electric Visual, Jack’s, Hydro Flask
Height: 6 ft
Like father like son// @donaldbrink and Rex man. Two of the most amazing minds I get to surf with. Really rad seeing their connection and similarities. #minoltatc1
Love how this one came out. My g ma was a badass piano playing Lithuanian woman, she left me a cassette that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Fun to put it into cloth. This portrait is mind blowing and I love it. Also this board looks like an absolute HAMMER. ️
Probably one of your favorite all time surf sections. The Bruce end part of magnaplasm. 1998. Make it a great day.
This has been a joy to have on the road, love the lens, the size, the low profile and the photos but I bought it with no flash working, not that I’m looking for another purchase too soon but any suggestions, don’t worry on getting too camera nerdy, my four main YouTube searches are surf videos, cameras, home improvement and guitars. Always enjoy going deep into cyber study world.
Haven’t written home in a while been in narnia for minute but I’d like to take a moment to share what I’ve found. I’ll do so now. First turn is a token surf shot, guess it’s always this way isn’t it. But this trip was all about learning how to turn a shortboard. As @danedamus calls them facebenders. Here is me about to engage the chicken legs. Next shot wow, the boys of @jamtraction ( @marlonlipke // @gonyzubizarreta ) surf check. Known these good humans for so long but had never gotten to do a surf trip together and holy cow the boys are fire. Thank you to the entire Lipke family for taking such good care of us. Next slide, surf shot..again. But this time @marlonlipke with a patented Lipke-lupo power hammer. Hope I didn’t embarrass myself in front of him with how I was doing it. Onto my favorite DIY van creation of the trip. South Portugal is the Mecca for van life. Tbh would love to see the campers keep that slice of heaven in as good of shape as they found it, but hey we can all improve...anywho this thing rules, I think there is a bed in there but not sure, maybe that’s the magic in it. Then @alexkilauano after we almost got washed out to see and lost everything on a wild high tide with 20 second period swell. Alex trusted me with the tripod. That was huge for our success in that specific story. Next shot is a photo of my rig. Ha! More my vibe. If I didn’t look so much like my disheveled Lithuanian grandpa I wouldn’t have posted, but I’m sure that shot isn’t gonna bring in those likes . @tomloweyo next slide. Can’t say enough about Tom being a legend. It’s sorta at the end of every sentence I speak of him really. Funny as hell, charges like a beast, and prison ripped...good thing I have a shirt on here. Would have been a bummer to see that. Next shot my spirit coach of the trip. DAGOS from LAGOS. Marlons dad, chef at the surf school, and hip Dj at @mellowloco. Master of fun and he is wearing overalls here so try and beat that. Next shot Gony and Marlon looking at the playground of wedges. If you haven’t been to sagres or drinking a @cervejasagres then get on it.Last shot is with @donaldbrink and @patrickgud with day glow beers. Imagine that. Love tanner
️my cherry mama. Its so much more fun with your love @shelbyharvey_ Ly my
Melancia is happiness.
Vhs blessings from @nhedge_hog one of the greats Hedge can’t tell you how influential your surfing at macaronis with the half on the 🧠 was. Hopefully make it down unda sometime soon to watch the tripping the planet PREVIEW TAPES with the fam! Thanks hedge!
I think my favorite @taylorsteele video is drifting. Right foot forward guru-ing on 17” wide blades, I’ve also included a photo of my 5’4” mbm when I borrowed robs spray from his loose change section...I was 13. Ha! Life is cool.
Up early, breakfast with the goat. Better bet its gonna be a great tuesday.
3 different situations that have been happening a lot lately. @alexkilauano
Wave warriors 3! Thank you @herbiefletcher and @dibifletcher for all the knowledge, creativity and love since we were super young getting to come Into the astrodeck building. You guys rock. Wave warriors 3, supernatural, and youthful energy have always been my faves!!!!