Friday, May 29, 2009

Injured List

Tried to surf again the other day, but my ankle was really killing me. Talked with a physician today and he told me to ice it and just lay off of it for a while. I explained to him that I have another WQS event coming up in a few weeks in South Africa, and he was claiming i would be good by then if I just take it easy until then. So it looks like its going to be a lot of movie watching, training the upper body at the gym, annoying my girlfriend, and losing my mind......

Friday, May 22, 2009

Back home!!!

Just got back home, Waves are flat, the weather is blistering hot, and the town is crowded. Now i know why I haven't spent more than a week or two here in the summertime for the past 10 years...ha. Just kidding, it feels great to be back home after those long trips. Another great thing about the summertime in Daytona Beach, Florida is the Fishing!! I have been out in my boat everyday since getting back and have been slaying the Fish. You know how fishermen are with their "fish tales" but check out my shots for evidence...ha 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Getting ready to head home

It's been another amazing week out here. I have been having a blast, surfing a ton and hanging with my brother and our girls. We have been doing different stuff everyday, Six-flags, Museum of Death, San Diego Zoo, eating at some really good restaurants, and enjoying the scene in Hollywood.  
The surf forecast looks meager for the next week out here, and during my last session I tweaked my ankle a bit, so I am going to rest it up for a while.
   Check out the shots from out adventures....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photo Shoot With Alpinestars

Today I cruised up north with the Geoff the A-stars art director/photog, and Sean Hayes the Team manager. Pretty rad day. Jennifer and I had never driven the coast road that far north. It was incredible. I'm still tripping on some of the houses near hollywood!! The photo shoot went good, we met up at Nathaniel Curren's house to do the shoot (since he had to bail for the CT in tahiti the next morning). Pretty funny watching Geoff turn Nate's garage into a little studio... The photos are going to be used in some upcoming advertisements, as well as the catalogs. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Extended the Cali trip

I was planning on heading back home, but there seems to be nothing going on at home. So I figured I would change my ticket and extend the trip for a while longer. My brother is coming out with his girl in a few days, so Jen and I are going to cruise up and Stay with them in Hollywood. 

Saturday, May 9, 2009

VQS Championships Day 2

The contest didn't go as well today. I ended up losing my heat this morning due to a wave starved heat. We were all struggling to get waves, and I wasn't able to get any real waves the entire heat. Pretty bummed on that, but was super excited to see Jennifer's interview in the new issue of Surfing Magazine. Surfing's photo editor and good friend Jimmy Wilson brought us over the mag at the beach today. The photo looked awesome and the interview actually made me sound like a nice guy, so that was a bonus!!ha If you get a chance to pick up the mag be sure to check out the "Whipped" feature to read her interview. I will post photos on here ASAP.

Friday, May 8, 2009

VQS Championships Day 1

The contest went great today! I won both of my heats today, and am pumped to surf again tomorrow. The waves were a little out of control, but I managed to sneak a couple fun waves in my heats. Shot some footage with A-stars filmer PJ Gomez for the Frtonline Blog, I will update this post with a link ASAP. Check back for the footage!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Psyching up!

Getting excited to head up to Newport for the Volcom VQS Champs in the morning. Waves should be pretty fun, I have always done pretty well in Newport, so I am ready to get it started. Check out these links to the regional VQS events I won back home. 
Jax beach-
New Smyrna-

Monday, May 4, 2009

new swell filled in today

Still out here in California. I have been having a blast, surfing a ton, today a nice little swell filled in. I have mainly just been surfing the beach breaks around San Clemente. Been getting some really fun waves, Check out a couple of the shots photog Aj Neste captured one evening session. Thanks again for shooting AJ!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cruising in California

Picked Jennifer up from the airport yesterday. Feels good to be back with her after a long time from home. She was craving "In-N-out" so we had to hit one on the way home. Waves also picked up today. We are staying right in San Clemente right now, so I have been surfing all the different beach breaks around town. Wanted to Thank everyone at Alpinestars for lending us an insane car for our time out here. I really appreciate it. Check out the shots from us cruisng around Socal in Style. Be sure to look close at the photo of Jen posing in front of our car. There is a $75 parking ticket on the windshield. Does that honestly look like a damn firehydrant??