Monday, November 30, 2009

Oldest City Productions

My good friend and fellow aquaholic Chris Tincher has started up a blog along with a few of the other local loggers and skaters to bring you a little more insight into St. Augustine.. Check it out. There are some really good videos on it already, not to mention this little gem here of local shaper/artistan Ken White... Enjoy.

Happy Sliding...


Mr. Tatar, the creator of all things Shakas and Singlefins has moved to a new location. Instead of the old address, it is now at Or you can just click this little guy here to get to it!

P.S. - The new site is insane!

Happy Sliding...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Musically Magic

So last night Kevin had a bunch of bands come out to the factory and just let it all hang out for a few hours. It started around 5 and lasted well into the night. Unfortunately I missed most of the jam session, but I was able to capture a few images of the stoke that was in full effect.

Surfing is an art form just like painting, pottery, and music. We all express ourselves in different ways; we might not all surf, and we might not all play music. But the commmon ground between us all is that when we do what we love, we smile, we enjoy life, and we love the moment. And thats what life is about. Enjoy.

Happy Sliding...

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Just got back from the HQ of stoke, and Im pretty happy with how Kat's board turned out. Her drawing is rad. In fact, it actually looks like a sticker it is so clean. She is an amazing artist. Anways, without further ramblings... take a peek.

Happy Sliding...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Pearl...

Well when Im on dry land and not at the pizzeria, Im hanging out with Kev at the factory... it is the HQ of stoke. Anyways, here are a few snaps from the other day while we were yapping about Kat's new birthday present, a Liz Fish from Kev.

Happy Sliding...

Kaitlin rocking my new Brixton


Trim Glide Fade and L Hill

If you haven't been checking out the updates that Lauren Hill has been doing on her blog Mer Sea Beaucoup, you should. She is a super rad person who loves spending time curling toes. Check out the video she shot with Tinch the other day.

Happy Sliding...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sneak Peak

A little sneak peak of Tinch's new rad sled...

Kevin laid down an amazing resin tint on it. "Am I green with white stripes, or am I white with a huge grass stain?"

Happy Sliding...

Time Lapse of an illusion

Happy Sliding...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Black Pearl Creations is back (...and better than ever)

Well Kevin finally got the new factory up and running full speed, and it is way rad. I have so many photos of the wierd, wacky, and incredible liquid slope navigating vehicles that he is about to start putting out. Just check this 5'0" Bonzer-Egg thing that was just finished. Its for one of his good buddies, and man that resin tint is nice. Same color as my truck! Stay tuned, because a lot heart and soul will be coming out of this factory very soon. Ill be sure to keep you updated...

Happy Sliding...


A nice little video via the good guys at TCSS. Nathan Oldfield's Seaworthy.. Enjoy.

Happy Sliding...

Seaworthy: B Roll from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Drifter mouth is still open (and Ive only watched it 26 times) I can't wait to see this.

Happy Sliding...

Drifter Trailer from Poor Specimen on Vimeo.

Christian Wach Video

I finally found one of my all time favorite shorts of Christian Wach at the Noosa Festival a few years ago. His navigation of the nasal passage is just unreal. Check it out.

Happy Sliding...

TIP_T!ME from Christian Wach on Vimeo. is rad

Ive mentioned before, but I just want to say again how rad it is. Yesterday I sat down for like an hour and just watched all of the videos. It got me super amped to go surf with the boys and slide some really fun waves. In fact, I didnt get out of the water until I couldn't see a thing.

But check these out, they really are cool. Now just place under your favorites, watch the updates, and get out there and do it yourself! Cyrus worked hard for this, help him spread the word!

There are plenty more... Just check out

Happy Sliding...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Keith Novosel and Scotty Stopnik

Check out this months Surfer Journal. Look on the inside back cover at the Hurley ad! Rad photo right? Ya, that is what I thought too. Well my good friend Keith Novosel snapped that jewel and I just wanted to spread the word. Keith is one of the nicest people I have ever met and has a suitcase full of talent (and right now, that suitcase is touring OZ, and Im jealous!).

Anyways, here is a little video that Captain Fin Co. did of Scotty. He rips, period! To see more of him, pick up a copy of Picaresque...amazing movie! Enjoy!

Happy Sliding...

Scotty Stopnik from Madison Dyer on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saint Augustine

Well... another day has passed with little or no swell... Good ole' Saint Auggie I guess. But on the bright side, there are some really nice things to see when the waves are flat. Check out these photos I snapped the other day while walking around.

Happy Sliding...

Friday, October 2, 2009

As promised...

Ok, as I promised earlier, here are a couple snaps of the new shirts. I will have better photos up in the next few days when I can actually get someone wearing them. As of right now though, they are selling for $25, mailed to your address. Drop me an email at, for more information on Trim Glide Fade. I would be more than happy to answer any questions. This is just the first, there will be plenty more coming out over the next few months along with some short movies as well.

Trim Glide Fade is a collab with Chris Tincher and myself. In a nutshell, it's us just being Chris and logging whenever possible. (note to self, find better way of explaing it! ha) Seriously though, it is hard to explain in words... but if you are reading this, then you probably understand us. This is just the beginning, stay tuned though, it is going to be exciting!

Happy Sliding...


Logo on the back

Trim Glide Fade

I know its been awhile since Ive updated the blog, but man has it been a whirlwind! Lots of work, a few super fun late evening log sessions at the NRA (New Roach Alley!)with all the boys. Some really styled out 10s were getting thrown down all over the place. Plus the new tee's finally arrived. Trim Glide Fade is now in full effect! Ill have some photos up of the shirts later tonight. We will be adding to the line very soon.

So stay tuned for some more rad tee's, an update from the new headquarters of stoke, the new Black Pearl factory, and some new short movies.

Happy Sliding...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chi mangia bene, vive bene... Eat Pure Bars

"Who eats well, lives well." It's an old Italian proverb. But it still holds as true today, as it did one thousand years ago.

I have said it before, and I will say it again, I'm not the "tree-hugging" type of person who drives a Prius, uses the canvas grocery bags (though I should), and only eats salads. I do believe in picking up after yourself, not littering, and just being smart about the environment in general. But I am still in all honesty going to eat steaks, drive my truck, and slide surf machines of the foam orientation...

But back on track, the other day a good friend of mine was kind enough to send me over a box of Pure food bars. They are entirely organic (USDA and Vegan approved) and are actually not bad tasting. In fact, the Apple Cinnamon bar is fantastic. Throw one in the fridge the night before your dawn patrol and then munch on that that while checking the swell is ideal. I only wish that I had more.

If you are on the left coast, they are found at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and other big name retailers. If you are like me and on the right side of the country, we have the Food Lion. But you can also purchase them on their website, The Pure Bar or Amazon. They are dairy free, soy free, and gluten free. Read their story on their website, it is very interesting

Check them out, and more importantly, mangia bene!

Happy Sliding...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009 is up and sliding

Its been a long day... lots of work and lots of surfing this evening. Hurricane Bill is blessing St. Auggie with some 6-8 foot goundswell. So anyways, Ill make this quick:

Check out they are up and sliding. Cyrus is definitely killing it over there, be sure to support him!

Happy Sliding...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One Hull of a Story

Well Ive been talking about getting a hull a lot lately. Ever since Keith Novosel mentioned that he was getting one and explained to me how they worked, I have wanted one. So one day while I was hanging out at Surf Culture, Chris, one of the owners, said that he might have one. The very next day he comes walking over and sure enough, he brought the board.

We talked about the history of the board and how it had ended up here. Apparently, one of his friends was driving through Wisconsin and saw a surf board sticking out from under a porch. He stopped and asked to see if he could buy it from the lady and she ended up giving it to him. According to her, her son had wanted to take up surfing, but got drafted for Vietnam. When he returned home, he didnt want to anymore. After a spell with Chris' friend, Chris himself was given the board. There it sat for awhile until now. Chris handed me the board and said, "Take it under two conditions. You dont sell the board, you pass it along. Two, just enjoy it!"

Now I have a board that has been all over...and I cant wait to take it for a spin!Hooray for brown boards!

Happy Sliding...

"Like a rolling stone.... or Pearl!"

Black Pearl Creations is moving!

...but not too far. I will post up some photos of the factory when it is up and running. It will be soon, and Im super excited.

Happy Sliding...


Here is my small, but very vast quiver of wave sliding planks. I look forward to expanding it here in the near future with some new logs from Kevin over at Black Pearl and a new hull too!

Happy Sliding...

(Left to right: 5'10 JA Quad Fish, 6'11 Bing Lotus Singlefin, 7'0(ish) WRV Bob White #1 from the late 60s (its basically a hull), 9'4 Warrior Singlefin(modeled after an old Al Knost Dan-O, 9'8 Black Pearl ("The Love Train")

Monday, August 10, 2009

LeeRoy Loggin's


Theres not really much to say, except, "damn it, why did I have to work?" Here is a little film that Dustin Miller put together from a loggin session down south way yesterday! Enjoy, I know they did!

Happy Sliding...

LEEROY LOGGINS' from Surf Station on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Es-cent-ial Wetsuits

Ok, I know it is a little early to be talking about wetsuits here in Florida, but... cooler waters are right around the corner. I know that no one likes wearing wetsuits, but lets face it, we have to if we want to slide. So since we have to, why not make it super comfy and stylish? Ohh and did I mention better for the environment?

Well check out Es-cent-ial wetusits. They have amazing stuff, and are really good people. I know I will be picking up several suits from them shortly. They use the new neoprene made from limestone, and they look rad! Check out their website and blog, and support a great company!

Happy Sliding...

Whale Wars

I don't know if anyone else watches this show, but holy cow! Whale Wars documents the goings on of the Japanese whaling fleet in the southern hemisphere. The Steve Irwin, Captain Paul's ship, is part of the non-for-profit organization titled, The Sea Shepard's. They attempt to frustrate the Japanese and get them to stop their so called, "illegal actions." The Sea Shepards state that the law is on their side due to a Whaling Act passed in the late 80's. The Japanese say that the law is on their side, claiming they are doing it for research.

Now Im not an out-and-out green peace type person, but I do believe in respecting what lets us survive (exactly like Patagonia), and I for one love this show. I'm routing for the Sea Shepards, and so should you, WATCH THE SHOW! Its on Animal Planet every Friday at 9.

Happy Sliding...

Its a little old, but here is the season one trailer. I also believe it will be available on DVD shortly. Season two is currently showing.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Check it out, its going to be rad.

Happy Sliding...

Korduroy.TV Preview from Cyrus Sutton on Vimeo.

Tom's Creation Plantation

With all of the hub-bub about Alaia's as of late, a movie was sure to be produced... and well, here it is! Tom's Creation Plantation looks like a killer movie. I for one can't wait to watch it. Check out the trailor.

Happy Sliding...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Marshall Brothers Video

This video just made me laugh... The Malibu Zoo at its finest. Enjoy.

Happy Sliding...

Keith's new Hull by Ryan Lovelace

Here are some photos of Keith's new hull... it is beyond nasty! I WANT ONE!!! Ryan Lovelace of PC Progress shaped it for him. He will be taking it with him on his trip to OZ. Check out Ryan's blog, it is jam packed with rad photos of all kinds of sea sliding craft.

Happy Sliding...