Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jim Deneven

The recent Trefz post made me think of Jim Deneven, who's story is one of the standout segments of 'Thread'. Jim of course has gone on to deserved recognition and some serious projects. The obviously icy one is part of a Winter 2010 piece on the surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia- a giant Fibonacci curve on the deepest lake in the world. The fact that someone not only came up with that idea but got to actually do it makes me very happy.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wibz' Waves

My mate Paul Whibley in South Australia is a total legend. He's as surf stoked as it gets, has boards from Ekstrom and Mackie among many other fine craft, so you know he's copasetic with the interesting stuff, and he puts some effort into getting where the waves are (which is often times his local breaks). Now he's got a blog and there will be another place to gaze at really nice surf photos when it's 2 foot and onshore where you are. Onya Paul. Oops- the blog link didn't work. Sorry- it's here and on the sidebar and worth a regular look.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


TA with Glen's hardware. In the old days they would have sold that before the night was through, but they're mellower gentlemen now. Also via G.E.F. is this skateboarding clip which he rightly describes as 'some next level shit'

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Trefz Deal

Here's a nice little offer for fans of fine surf art & film. We now have available copies of Patrick's debut film 'Thread' for a mere $10 including shipping to where ever in the world you are, and to sweeten the deal you can get Patrick's 'Thread' book (a collection of photography and stills from the making of the film) for $25, shipping included, and we'll throw in a copy of the movie as a bonus. Young Trefz hasn't been resting on his laurels either, after finishing 'Idiosyncrasies' (a very fine film and available for $25) he's been working on a new book titled 'Surfer's Blood' and from what I've seen it's a stunner. Also worth mentioning is that Mick Waters' excellent 'Little Black Wheels' is being screened at the San Diego Surf Film Festival which seems like it'd be worth a visit if you're in the lower part of California. Naturally you can still see Mick's film if you're not- signed copies are available for $25,shipping included of course. To ask questions, make a purchase or just tell us something interesting, email info @ Our thanks for those of you that have purchased these things, you're helping support some interesting, creative and very independent artists.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Skateboarding Hall Of Fame

Major credit to Glen E, Friedman who is being inducted into the Skateboarding Hall Of Fame tonight! A deserved honor I believe, and the same for his fellow inductees who include Peggy Oki, Jay Adams and Frank Nasworthy. Stecyk does the intro tonight, so it should be an entertaining time. Normal transmission is resumed, I'm back after a grueling bout of traveling. Thanks to the dateline I flew over some nice looking Piha surf at 9am on May 8th, then some nice looking Sydney surf at about 11am on May 8th followed by typically weak Los Angeles surf at 1pm on May 8th. There was about 17 hours in a plane and several hours in airports in there as well. A long day by anyone's standards, and to rub salt in the wound I didn't get to go out in any of the aforementioned surf. Still, a little sleep and I'm feeling well enough to drag the mini Sim out today and see if I can still remember how it works. Glen photo by Mathew Chai, Frank photo lifted from Hydrodynamica. Frank is an early proponent of the fish surfboard and rides them still. It's a small world.