Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Single Book

The channel bottom Parmenter single fins featured in the previous post are also the design featured in Andrew Kidman's 'Single' project. Dave Parmenter was documented shaping one of the boards for Steph Gilmore, who then rode it with incredible style and grace, all of which was filmed for the 'Spirit Of Akasha' project.  Frame grabs and photos from the session were then collected into this excellent 84 page book along with essays from Andrew & Dave and an interview with Steph. Limited to 1000 copies, signed & numbered and only available direct, we're fortunate to have a few copies for sale at $55. Email info @ foamandfunction.com to order or query as always. Thanks for supporting the small press culture.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Aleutian Juice Boards

 Here they are in all their glory, fresh from the talented hands of Dave Parmenter and Waterman's Guild Glassing. Top to bottom; 6'7' MP Disc- $800, 6'6" That 70's board 6 channel- $850. 6'3" That 70's board 6 channel- $850. All are stunning, and we can sort out customs should you want a yellow 6'4" or suchlike. Questions and observations can be emailed to info @ foamandfunction.com. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Parmenters Parmenters Parmenters!

Yes indeed! The new batch of Parmenters has rolled off the racks at Waterman's Guild, and those involved have definitely excelled themselves. You can't have the two at the top as they're custom orders, but there's 2 6 channels and an MP disc up for grabs. Individual shots coming, but here's a teaser. Very happy with these guys indeed, and as usual email info at fomandfunction.com for more details.....

Monday, August 04, 2014

All Night Menu

There's a lot about Los Angeles to struggle with- the diabolically shitty surf for starters- but the feeling of a lack of culture or permanence is what really scrambles me. I understand it's out there, but it seems hard to find and often a shallow riff on something happening elsewhere. It certainly hasn't always been like that, and writer Sam Sweet has the proof. His 'All Night Menu' book (the first of a series of 5) is a beautifully realized concept- 8 stories, each based on a separate address and giving a little of the history tied to that locale. Issue one is available here and covers Velzy's surf shop in Venice, downtown boxers, Latino gangs and female bullfighters amongst other things. Whether you live here or not, you're going to appreciate the city and it's depth a lot more- worth checking out definitely.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mackie Smooth Glide

Fresh off the plane. 7'10" x 21 3/4" x 3", foiled beautifully, bladey rails and that tail is tight. Got the Dave Parmenter seal of approval today. $1000 and you get a 9" Matte Black flex fin to try in it.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

THe Nearly Gone Merch

First up, that Windy Hills record. It's really, really good. I'm playing it a lot and really quite blown away. Gentle-ish tripped out and and with a fantastic flow, it really is like a good surf session in audio form- Rincon on a waist to chest day or some mysto river mouth with cold water and no one else out, thermos of hot beverage back at the truck and dinner taken care of. It's good. We have vinyl and CD but not much left, $37 & $30 respectively, only place to get it in the US and copies are signed by Kidman. Meanwhile, in the process of reorganizing the storage corner in preparation for the incoming Parmenters (yes for sale but you'll see them soon enough) some t-shirt sorting was done and a few last one lefts turned up. Super old school Swift Movement Wayne Lynch double ender shirt, size L but it's one of those old American Apparel shirts so a very slim fitting L. Epic Tony Alva Friedman shirt, size XL and it's a Hanes so actually XL. Brown Birds From Windy Hill! Onya mate, size L and a completely normal L thankfully. One of each, and only $25 each. Email info @ foamandfunction.com if you're interested.....