Excuse this digression into humour, but after this week and dealing with the state of insanity that is the 5 freeway and realising that driving to San Diego to collect surfboards now takes twice as long as it did a couple of years ago, I need it. This is all courtesy of the truly mighty Sideburn magazine blog. Aside from producing one of the most consistently brilliant magazines out there, the Sideburn dream team have one of the most constantly brilliant blogs and some of the most consistently brilliant readers, including the gent who sent this shot of a dapper copper at a UK demo. Better yet, another Sideburn aficionado (who remains anonymous) has created an ongoing series of 'P.C. Hipsta' cartoons that are entertaining me greatly. Thank you gentlemen, thank you. Now move along then......
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Single - Studies of Movement - featuring Stephanie Gilmore from the Spirit of Akasha sessions by Andrew Kidman from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo.
Beautiful. 6'6" Parmenter V-6, 19.75 wide x 2.75 thick. The classic, a stepped up version of the board Stephanie Gilmore rides in 'Spirit Of Akasha' and Andrew Kidman's 'Single' book. A modernist take on a classic with a forward wide point and thickness there to drive off, plus the deep six channels to give that bite and thrust. Absolutely epic glass work from the Waterman's Guild too, deep red tint with a yellow pin line. Parmenter knows his onions when it comes to surfboard design, and you can tell that just by looking at this board. $850, email info @ foamandfunction.com.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
There are still a small quantity of the classic Hydrodynamica t-shirt series available for the fairer sex. The pictured designs and colours (Casper is only available in blue and in a M or an L) and S, M & L sizes in most cases, all shirts the lady fit American apparel ones and are $25 shipping included. There's a few Hydrodynamica spiral shirts for the gents too, but only if you're an XL. Email info @ foamandfunction.com for details. New boards soon too, and some really good ones....
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
It's been 10 years, and it's still one of the most essential surf films out there. Proud to be involved in what Andrew's doing and to further this vision of surfing that encompasses more than the 'sport', it touches on the should. Copies of the DVD are still available if you don't have it, email info @ foamandfunction.com. If you do have it, watch it tonight.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The really excellent photos of Mick shaping from this and the previous post are by Steve Baccon and Mick is in fact soon to be shaping a couple of boards for the U.S.- A 6' and a 6'6", both sidecut fish in EPS, both with the 5 box option. Prices to be confirmed, but $850 each seems likely. Pic of Mick showing what a sidecut can do by Hiroyuki Yamada, and the last shot is the legend Taro Tamai, the man behind Gentemstick preparing for some action with the deep swallow Winterstik design board that has been so inspirational in Mick's surf board design. Epic.