Thursday, April 30, 2009

Up North-With A Change

The dates up North are confirmed and set, for real this time. Friday May 8th in San Francisco at the Gallery Space at 128 Texas St at 7pm, NOT Thursday, sorry about change. Saturday 9th in Santa Cruz at The Tannery Arts Center, 1040 River St at 5pm. Easy as that. There will beer courtesy of Primo, there will be music, art and visuals and there will Patrick's new 'Thread' book available for sale. If you can't make it and want a signed copy, email me at and we can get one to you for the price of $35, shipping included inside the US. The book is really good, jaded as I am I have to say Patrick did an excellent job on this one.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yet more in the 'forthcoming' file

Hooray! Joe Bauguess will back on Cinco de Mayo and undoubtedly in the shaping bay on the 6th. Those of you with orders in are set, and if you're interested in one of the original Caspers or the new Simster models, drop me a line at and we can get you set up. Meanwhile if you're in the northern part of California, Aqua are having their swap meet this Saturday, noon til 5.30 at 2830 Sloat (between 46th & 47th, across from the Zoo fittingly). You can buy and sell old surf and skate gear and it'll be brilliant as that's how Aqua do things. They have some of the Swift hoodies available too. Trefz is readjusting the SoCal dates on the Thread signing tour as he's been invited to a fancy New York photography event on 5/14. We'll still be doing Tom Curren's shop on the 16th for Sacred Craft but there will be some movement of the other events- as soon as it's sorted I'll post the new dates.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ether Monthly

Pat Curren

Terry Fitzgerald

Andrew's internet postings have lulled due to having too much to do basically, so I'm picking up the slack. Ether is something I'm incredibly proud off, I can still leaf through that book and be blown away by how fantastic it is and I'm utterly stoked to have had a part in making it, although obviously it's all about how insanely good Andrew's photographic eye is. Case in point, these two shots. I love the 'hands of a craftsman' deal here, and it's righteous to think how good these two boards would have been. Andrew once gave Terry a tour of the US end of the little business empire we have going and all he had to say was "Appearance is everything in business Andrew." Thanks Fitzy, coming from someone who used to shape in his front room that means a lot.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thread, soon.

2 by P. Trefz, from the very imminent 'Thread' book, soon to be in a venue near you. Patrick has some dates sorted for May- 13th in LA (Alva shop we hope), 14th in San Diego at the Swift HQ, 15th in Laguna Beach at the Surf Gallery and the 16th in Santa Barbara at Tom Curren's shop. (Which is of course the Sacred Craft Show weekend.) Dates for SF and Santa Cruz are being confirmed for the weekend of the 9th/10th. I'll update with solid details as it comes together.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

3 from Mick Mackie

A few photos from Mick- I think they're getting some swell in those parts so no doubt there's some R & D going on.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen, Neal Purchase Jnr.

Purcho by Joe Curren. The boys have been on what sounded like a really fun surf trip to remote parts of Te Waka a Maui. Tough work but someone's got to do it. Joe's book is still happening I swear, just a lot slower than we'd initially planned, but he has just done some photoprint shoes with Simple. Purcho has a signature line of hiking boots planned as well apparently. More photos soon I hope.

I nearly forgot, I got a small restock of the sold out Mens Spiral Test Pilot T's from Swift- L only, heather, silver or black. as before, $25 shipping included, you can order by emailing and feel free to go to the site and check out the other shirts.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Concrete Carves

Had plenty of small wave fun the last few days, long Simmons sessions at beachbreaks and points keeping life good. Here's some dry land action courtesy of Wentzle Ruml who's been on Maui doing skate clinics for the kids. Old school badness and goodness simultaneously.