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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Erica: Surfer, Skater, Biker (cyclist?), Model

Ladies and Gentleman! I present to you my spectacular girlfriend, Erica Burtrum!

Wonderful song, wonderful movie

Sliding back and forth

Greg: blurred

Ashley charging (she made the drop)

Natasha on a left

Greg turning and stuff

Natasha sitting around

Friday, February 26, 2010

Baby waves!

I really dig reflections right now!

Erica- "Alex, those rocks arent fun to walk on" Me- "It's for the photo!!"

Erica leaping. It's really fun, you should try it sometime.

"I think the barrels are that way..."

Hayden rides for Michel Junod

Erica found this picture with Hayden Panettiere on the cover of Self with a Michel Junod board... I think she's gonna be in the next Thomas Campbell film...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Artwork by Ashley Henderson

Pat Towersey

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yes please!

Scotty Stopnik via Kyle Lightner

I found this photo of Scotty Stopnik at an ultra secret location that happens to be one of my favorite summer spots for body whomping, sandwich eating, and being 13 years old again. Shot by Kyle Lightner.

Hulls Shmulls

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quick Fix #3

My wetsuit is really starting to fall apart, for those of you that care. I had to make some additions to keep it going through till Spring. One was to put some string for the zipper, the other was to sew some rubber over the worn out kneepatch.


So thats why!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Barrels (piece of styrofoam??)


Working space

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Heading out

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bottom Turn



I wrote this back at the beginning of December, but it still holds true today... It's long, and it's up to you to decide whether or not its worth your time.

Where does our motivation come from? Is it for the satisfaction for accomplishing a task? Is it to impress others, or prove to yourself that you can do it? Whatever the underlying reasons, it's all for Him.
God created us to make the most out of our life here on Earth, in a morally upright way. So, in order to get fulfillment, satisfaction, we must put God at the center of everything we do, the way we live our lives.
We get so caught up in the daily routine, the motions, that we forget what it's all about: serving God. We miss the forest for the trees. We get fixated on one particular task, and we leave other, more important ones by the ayside.
What does it take to get back on the straight and narrow path?
Is it a tragedy, or a goal?
Or rather, is it the realization that there is more to this life than earthly pleasures, selfishness.
One can change quickly, but keeping that change constant is where the real challenge lies.
Right now, I am in a rut. I cannot find any motivation in my heart, I fall back on self pity. So, I went on a run to clear my head, read A Purpose Driven Life, and prayed to the Lord for strength.
I have made it this far, with three more weeks left in school, I know I can dig deep and power through this bleakness, with the help of God.
It is all for Him, it is not for me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beck is so surreal

Charlotte Gainsbourg + Beck "Heaven can wait" from Fluor Ink on Vimeo.

Black... and white

Erica: Thalia!
Sam and Erica
Aimi, Greg, and Tasha

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eating Sh*t

Sam charging
Trevor: beheaded

Codys Art

Codys finished pyramid on his 6'2" Becker

N. County

Trevor, Me, and Greg heading out

Me on a right

Greg topturning

Greg at the end of the wave
Photos by Errrrica!

On the corner of Ocean and Dolphin

Greg and Erica enjoying their delicious cold beverages in Seal Beach... mmmmm

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Becker Art Show

Daniel, Summer, Madison, Greg, and Erica discussing politics

My buddy Peter

Greg checking out the art

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cody and his new board (art)

I sold my 6'2" Becker to my roommate Cody, He proceeded to make it cooler than anything I could have ever done to the board.

Friday, February 12, 2010

RIP Dolly

You were a great dog

My Dad and his dog, JR