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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Exile B Team

Here's a little movie that Erica and I put together of our day (today!), I hope you enjoy it!

Alex and Alex, which one is cuter?

T. Warren

Stolen from Korduroy

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wetsuit summers

This has been a really funky and cold summer; The weather could be overcast and mucky one day, or sunny and balmy the next. The one thing that hasn't really changed is the water temp: hovering around 60 degrees all summer, (dropping to 55 degrees on Thursday). The only thing we can really do is make the most of the warmer days, and pray for South winds/swell to bring us back the warm summer we once knew...

Thursday, July 29, 2010


The best seamstress this side of the Mississippi River

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Winter time I don't miss you quite yet

Three reasons why summer is da best

1. New boards!
2. Giant pigs at the fair
3. Barrelz all day long

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Monday, July 26, 2010


I'm really happy with my life right now.
I really enjoy being with the great people that I am lucky to call my friends.
I live in the greatest place in the world.
I absolutely love my girlfriend Erica.
I thank God every day that I'm alive.
And I just think of all the joy that surfing has brought me in the past couple of years.
Thanks for being a part of it :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010



Saturday, July 24, 2010


1) Set wave
2) Trevor getting barreled
3) Me doing my best Greenough impression
Photos: Erica "only goes left" Burtrum

Do I look as good as Alex Knost?

Erica, Trevor, and Greg all thought I looked so good in these! ;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

New board bag!

Erica was so excited about her new board bag, she thought it would look good on her.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Days of our lives

Who doesnt love to go bodysurf on cold, rainy July afternoons?! Obviously some of us were more excited than others. Fullsuits in July? Yup.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Doheny firing! from Alex Swanson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer dayz by Erica B

Here are a couple of summah summah photos that Erica took on her all manual Pentax.
1) Trevor at Thalia
2) Mrs. Burtrum and Derek at Sawdust Festival
3) Trevor and I at Christina's wallet booth at the Del Mar Fair
4) Trevor and I out front of my house

Monday, July 19, 2010


Last week Erica and I drove up to Redondo to participate in Paddleboard Nationals. At the end of the race, they gave me a goodie bag full of toys, among these items was an SPF 18 Watermans sunscreen stick. I figured I'd try it cause it was free. It ended up being one of the best sunscreens I have ever used; it doesnt wash off in the water, and barely wipes off when you towel off. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to avoid the big bad bully named Melanoma.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sun children

Erica, Cole, and I had a grand old time down at the beach today. We even have a couple of photos to prove it! I am also very sorry for the lack of blog posts recently, the internet in my house has been down :( but that's ok! Because I am finding ways to put up posts :) Photos by Erica!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Ya boyz and girl in L.A. a couple weekends ago.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Style monster

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Saturdays NYC

I guess Charlie from The Hills is more surf oriented than I previously thought... Oh Brody, you're such a tease!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Best sick day... EVER

Remember when?

The world was only in black and white; and monsters were half gorillas, half aliens...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Portraitz by Alex

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Greg's sooo self conscious from Alex Swanson on Vimeo.


When I took this photo of Trevor slipping by in LA, I didn't even realize that a tag for my blog was hiding in the bottom right corner! Sneaky little guy...


Saturday, July 10, 2010


Greg scooting on his Almond Kookumber... I shot this last winter with some Ektar 100. I love how the light was this day, made for some pretty silhouettes of Greg and Trevor surfing this oh so not so secret spot just off the highway.

Friday, July 09, 2010


Ryan's new site is up! Chhhhheck it out at... POINT CONCEPT SURF
Ericas photo of me laying back a turn at Church's is on the main page. Represent.

Living just to keep going, going just to keep sane

5 Summer drinks that I have been fixating on for the past couple weeks:
1. Mango Green Tea (Cha For Tea at UCI). A super sweet, but an anytime of day sort of drink.
2. Iced Black Tea (Starbucks). A really good alternative to coffee, with more caffeine.
3. A glass of Dr. Pepper with Ice. (The grocery store). A liter of Dr. Pepper is cheaper than a cup from a fast food place.
4. Peppermint Cappuccino (Self made). If you can get your hands on a Cappuccino maker, you can make some really strong coffee to get you through that sleepy mid morning.
5. Lime Jarritos (Chronic Taco). Perfect with some Mexican food!

And a funny video of a kangaroo beating the poop out of his trainers

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I love her

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

These are a couple photos from my Ektar roll that I just got developed. Trevor, Erica, and I drove down to Dana Point to surf for a little bit, it turned into a 2 1/2 hour session because after these photos were taken, it started turning on. Harbor water is oh so special.

Monday, July 05, 2010