Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Plenty to be thankful right now as I just heard from the printer that advances are ready of 'Ether' which means I should have the finisehed book around year end and our planned tour can go ahead for January. Andrew has a show booked at the Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach opening Jan 19, and the weekend after that it's Festivus time. I 'll start posting solid dates and times in the next week, and please come on by the shows. Andrew will be doing what will be an undoubtedly entertaining slide show of his work from the last 20 years, and we'll be showing a new trailer for 'Hydrodynamica'. The book is absolutely epic, a total piece of art. It's expensive, but it's the coolest piece of limited surf art you'll see outside of a hand shaped board. I'm stoked. (Click on the image above for an enlarged taste) Went with RK to see an Alex Kopps art show this past weekend too, and in keeping with the hull vibe of the last few posts we got to meet the legendary Steve Krajewski aka Esteban Bojorquez aka one of the most polished hull riders you'll ever see. Truly nice guy and hell of a storyteller. We wangled an invite to check out both Kirk Putnam and Steve's archives, and a good time was had by all. It's undoubtedly over-obsessive of me, but it's cool to see another thread of surfboard design concepts that have evolved out of the same Simmons concpts of the late 1940s that have inspired the short, wide twinnies and stubs I love so well. Sure, there's plenty of other equally important elements to the boards we see today, but the Simmons thing is strong when you look.


pranaglider said...

Looks great! I can't wait until Jan to see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

Wow - would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to witness that meeting of the minds. RK and Krajewski...both amazing surfers and renaissance men with a passion that runs deep and far from the mainstream into the real core what it is to surf and be a surfer. The Surfer's Journal should have been there to document! Or better yet, how about getting that on film? More knowledge and respect in that one conversation than a whole decade's worth of typical surf industry dribble. Maybe throw in Derek Hynd - and some footage of the three of them surfing an empty, peeling point, hulls, style and soul. Perfect!