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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lefts... And Rights

Back In The Day

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Balboa Island... 4th of July

North County Gems

Me and Madison at a little reef just West of the Amtrack train tracks...

Go Get 'Em

Trevor Jones

Monday, March 28, 2011

Honey Badger "Nasty" - Surf Badger

Grey Whale Sessions

Keith Malloy, Tyler Warren, G Love, and Chris Christenson

Hydrodynamica Pt. II

1. Loft 9
2. The White Pony

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Ms. Erica "Purebread" Burtrum testing her Point Concept egg at a Newport sand bar during Spring Break...

Remember The Future

Some photos from the Hydrodynamica Loft Gallery show last night...
Got to talk to some pretty cool people: Daniel Thomson of Tomo Surfboards about his supah fast modern planing hulls and Carl Ekstrom and how his Acesymmetric boards work, especially in the reefy waves of San Diego.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

T.Gordon and T.Jones

Photos: Erica!

Tasha, Elena, and Erica

I woke up to a phone call from my sister, Natasha saying she was out in front of my dorm to pick me up to surf The Cliffs with Elena...
After that we picked up Erica from studying, we went to a small local breakfast cafe, The Point where we enjoyed some delicious bagel sandwiches... yummmm.
Anyways, studying all day till the Hydrodynamica event tonight; stoked!
My life is pretty darn wonderful.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Greg, Puppies, and Hulls

Greg SheHulling it up at Playgrounds...
Photos: Erica


Erica for PointConceptSurfboards

Thursday, March 24, 2011

School Year Thus Far

1. Courtney turned 21... and beat cancer (woop!)
2. Sam came to visit (from Kansas)
3. Erica did laboratory stuff (oooooh fancy)
All in all, it's been a great school year, and only 5 more school weeks left till Summer!

Come Hell Or High Water

Come Hell or High Water Trailer from Woodshed Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Trevor putting away his SheHull after some pro Bondo ding repair...
Trevor and his Dad made these racks last summer. Greg and I played sword fighting while he and his Dad put them together...
Boards from left to right: 9'6" Tanner "Al Knost Model", 6'9" Point Concept Dreadnought, 7'2" South Shore Stinger, 6'2" PC Gull, and 7'2" PC SheHull, and an assortment of bodyboards, fins, a skimboard, and a broken shortboard

Salty Wooden Things

I found this blog through The Magic Bus and boy was I impressed...
I don't know too much about who runs it or where exactly they are from, but they sure have plenty of handplane/alaia eye candy, check out their site at: Salty Wooden Things

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Ventura County sure has a few gems...

Sticky Bumps

Monday, March 21, 2011

Point Loma > Westmont v.2

Reason's numbers one through three:
#1 and #2: We can walk from class/dorm rooms to surf... as exemplified by Christina and Trevor
#3: We get snow... in sunny(ish) San Diego.
Bring it Greg and friends...
p.s. have fun in Barcelona Christina!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art Is What We Call...

the thing an artist does.

It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it.
What matters, what makes art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the eye of the beholder.
It's in the soul of the artists.

-Seth Godin

Testing Grounds

Gregory and I field testing at a beachy sort of break right along Pacific Coast Highway
Pretty unbelievable how far Point Concept and Almond have come since we started riding their boards.
Both have progressed substantially in two very different styles of surfing, and all of us who ride Ryan and Daves boards couldn't be happier.
Photos: Erica "purebread" Burtrum

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dolphin Surfing

I typically stay away from throwback posts... I like to keep things current,
But going through my old photos, I found a few from when a couple of us went Dolphin Surfing one freezing winter afternoon...

Friday, March 18, 2011

TRev Test v.2

Putting Ericas TRev through the motions at a local Newport beachbreak several days ago...
Photo: Erica via Kodak Ektachrome 400 iso

Sunset Thursdays

Yesterday, Erica and I had the pleasure of Trevor, Christina, and Greg coming down and visiting us for the day at school!
We surfed a little, ate some mexican food, surfed some more, then in the evening, we indulged in our guilty pleasure: The Jersey Shore.
It was a perfectly wonderful little day, just enough to get us through Fridays workload.
Cannot wait to do it again!
1. Greg in the pocket
2. Me bottom turning
3. Trevor "Lis"ing it
Photos: Erica!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Film Is Old Or Heat Damaged

Morning Peelers

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shape Shifting

Erica and Ryan contemplating what curves to work on next on her modified TRev,
while Connor, and Kyle look on...

Trevor_Displacing Frame Grab

Trevor: Displacement Hull at San O