Friday, 30 May 2014

Single Fin versus No Fin - Sahara Desert

Monday, 7 April 2014


Thursday, 30 January 2014

cough cool

cough cool from tyson kozuszek on Vimeo.

Noosa Jan 2014 filmed by Dylan Pukall Edited by me song is Cough Cool by The Misfits surfers: Tyson Kozuszek Jai Lee and american Jack


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Saturday, 9 November 2013


Thursday, 31 October 2013


UFO 2012

UFO 2012 TALKS TO FLUR MAGAZINE Free spirits, open minds, and surfing ¨galactic waves¨ is what gives birth to LA's new Psychedelic band, UFO 2012. Not only are they new to the music world, but they also give a twist to all the other genres out there. Co- founded by professional long boarder Kassia Meador and artist Aska Matsumiya, created UFO 2012 in Venice Beach, CA along with it's seven other members which consists of music producer and musician Farmer Dave Scher, models Noot Seear and Kelsey Margerison, fashion photographer David Mushegain, and art director/ visual artist Sean Line. The group's members connect through their similar lifestyles. Being artistic in their own unique ways, while riding waves together during the day, the band was able to improvise their music in a way that it became something more than just music, but a form of meditation. Naturally, their music is of a serene background, using crystal bowls, beats, whale sounds, and soothing vocals. What they have created and shared surpasses what calls any band, “a band,"" rather a movement to create some deep, moving sounds and life experiences that they share together. To hear more on UFO2012, you can parchase their vinyl on via

Friday, 11 October 2013

RESIDENCY:Alex knost

Alex Knost and Tomorrows Tulips post up at La Casa for a week long residency. reblogged

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bing Surfboards - The Boardroom: Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters 10/5/13 - 10/6/13 from Aaron Kim PLUS 11 hours ago NOT YET RATED The Boardroom convention is an event dedicated to the surfboard and those who build them. The Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters shape off is an invite only contest where shapers are asked to reshape a board of the past from a Master Shaper. This year at the Orange County event a Terry Martin longboard was the board that needed to be replicated. Donated by Royce Cansler, the 9'6" Legacy surfboard is one of many masterpieces created by the late great Terry Martin. A big thanks goes out to Rick Starick for helping me with advice for this video. I also want to say thanks to the Bing family (Matt & Margaret Calvani, Bing Copeland, Royce Cansler and Adam Cap) for making me feel at home and for working with me on this video. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Surfing 28 States: India' is a HD Travel Series exploring the color, craziness and characters of all 28 states of India! Connecting with the locals and the culture through lending a helping hand, and surfing in innovative and hilarious places. follow these crazy guys on

Monday, 7 October 2013

ala moana big swell 1980

POPPY new surf art

Saturday, 5 October 2013


Omara “Bombino” Moctar, whose given name is Goumour Almoctar, was born on January 1, 1980, in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs located about 80 kilometers to the northeast of Agadez. He is a member of the Ifoghas tribe, which belongs to the Kel Air Tuareg federation. His father is a car mechanic and his mother takes care of the home, as is the Tuareg tradition. Bombino was raised as a Muslim and taught to consider honor, dignity and generosity as principal tenets of life. The Tuareg, known amongst themselves as the Kel Tamasheq, have long been recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert - as a people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation. They are a nomadic people descended from the Berbers of North Africa and for centuries have fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule.
Bombino spent his early childhood between the encampment and the town of Agadez, the largest city in northern Niger (population about 90,000) and long a key part of the ancient Sahara trade routes connecting North Africa and the Mediterranean with West Africa. One of seventeen brothers and sisters (including half brothers and half sisters from both his mother and father), Bombino was enrolled in school in Agadez, but he demonstrated his rebellious spirit early on and refused to go. Bombino’s grandmother took him in to keep his father from forcing him to go to school, and, like most Tuareg children, he grew up living with his grandmother. Eventually, Bombino gave in and began attending a French-Arabic school that taught both French and classic Arabic. After three years, he left the school and at the age of nine he returned to his grandmother to live the life of an independent Tuareg child. The Tuareg culture is matriarchic, and the elder women are considered the chiefs of the community, the wise sages that represent the power of life, generosity and knowledge. Bombino’s grandmother instilled in him the Tuareg moral code in order for him to grow up as a respected member of society. Young Tuareg boys are called “arawan n tchimgharen,” or “grandmother’s children,” a term that is considered a badge of honor.In 1984, a drought hit Niger and Mali, killing most of the region’s livestock, forcing people to leave the countryside and move into the cities or migrate to Algeria and Libya. Eventually, Tuareg communities in those countries organized a rebellion to defend their rights, as they felt overlooked and underrepresented by local governments. Before the fighting began, rebels began teaching the community about the goals of the rebellion through song and the recently adopted guitar. Musicians such as Intayaden, Abreyboun of Tinariwen, Keddo, Abdallah of Niger and others sang popular songs that proclaimed the rights and heritage of the Tuaregs. The style was called “ishoumar" which derives from the French word "chomeurs" or "unemployed," because Tuaregs had lost their herds in the drought and were left with no other means of supporting themselves. Eventually, the term "ishoumar" became synonymous with "rebels."
In 1990, the first Tuareg rebellion began in Mali and Niger when Tuareg commandos launched an attack against local military and government offices. The governments fought back, declaring Tuaregs enemies of the state and forcing many Tuareg’s into exile. Bombino fled with his father and grandmother to stay near relatives in Algeria. One day some relatives arrived from the front lines of the rebellion, carrying with them two guitars that they left behind for a few months. Bombino began to teach himself to play the guitars, plucking out notes in imitation of the ishoumar songs he had heard. In 1992 and 1993, the military regime in Niger was replaced with a democratically elected government, and numerous political parties were formed, largely along ethnic lines. A Tuareg party was formed, and music once again played an important role in educating the community, this time about the importance of a democratic system in Niger. While the armed conflict had not formally ended, Bombino and his family decided to move back to Agadez. During a trip to Niamey, Niger for medical treatment, Bombino met with his uncle Rissa Ixa, a famous Tuareg painter, who gave him a guitar. Upon returning to Agadez, Bombino joined the Tuareg political party where he met the best guitarist of the party, a man named Haja Bebe. He started getting lessons, improving to the point where Haja Bebe invited him to join his band. It was during this time that Bombino acquired his nickname. As the youngest and smallest member of the band, the other members called him Bombino, a variation on the Italian word for “little child.”
On April 24, 1995, the Niger government signed a peace treaty with the rebels and Tuaregs were able to move back to Niger. Around the same time, Bombino got a role as an extra in the French film Imuhar: A Legend, which was filmed in the nearby desert. After finishing his work on the film, Bombino settled into life as working musician, performing at political rallies, weddings, and other ceremonies. He fought often with his father, who did not want his son to become a musician. To escape this problem, Bombino decided to travel to Algeria and Libya in 1996. In Libya, he made friends with some local musicians, and they would spend time watching videos of Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and others in an effort to master their licks. Bombino was quickly becoming an accomplished guitarist and was in high demand as a backing musician. While working as a herder in the desert near Tripoli, Libya, Bombino spent many hours alone watching the animals and practicing his guitar. Eventually, Bombino decided to return to Niger, where he continued to play with a number of local bands. As his legend grew, a Spanish documentary film crew helped Bombino record his first album, which become a local hit on Agadez radio. The success of the album validated Bombino’s choice to make a career out of music, and he began playing regularly for tourists and locals alike.In 2006, Bombino traveled to California with the band Tidawt for a tour organized by a non-profit organization. During the trip, he had the chance to record a desert blues version of the Rolling Stones classic “Hey Negrita” alongside Stones’ members Keith Richards and Charlie Watts. The track appears on the 2008 album spearheaded by Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Riese entitled Stone’s World: The Rolling Stones Project Volume 2. Later that year, Bombino served as Angelina Jolie’s guide to the Niger desert region during a weeklong visit. During their time together, he played her the music of the Tuareg and told her stories of nomadic life in the Sahara. In 2007, the second Tuareg rebellion began, and the government countermeasures were forceful and indiscriminant. Many civilians were killed and farms and livestock were destroyed in an effort to quash the rebellion. Instead, the government’s hard-handed tactics only served to galvanize the Tuareg community, and many around Bombino joined the rebellion. Government forces killed two of Bombino’s musicians, so he fled in exile to Burkina Faso along with many of his fellow Tuaregs.
In 2009, he met filmmaker Ron Wyman who had heard a cassette of Bombino’s music while traveling near Agadez. Wyman was enchanted by Bombino’s music and spent a year seeking him out, eventually tracking him down to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where Bombino was living in exile. While there, Wyman decided to feature Bombino in a documentary he was filming about the Tuareg. Later that year, he brought Bombino to Cambridge, Massachusetts to begin recording the album Agadez in his home studio. Finally, the Tuaregs put down their arms and were allowed to return to Niger. In January 2010, Wyman came to Agadez to finish the album and the film. The sultan of Agadez allowed them to organize a concert for peace at the base of the Grand Mosque, the first time such a performance had been permitted. Over a thousand people came to celebrate the end of the conflict and danced to the irresistible grooves of Bombino and his band.
Bombino’s first internationally released album, Agadez, was produced by Ron Wyman and released in April 2011 on Cumbancha Records. He enjoyed great worldwide acclaim for the album and toured all over the world throughout 2011 and 2012 to further his music and his cause. On April 2, 2013, Bombino made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of the album Nomad, which was recorded with 2013 Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. Nomad debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and has earned rave reviews from top media outlets around the world including BBC World Service, which calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero.” His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led notable music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia.
Still in his early thirties, Bombino’s life and travels have exposed him to the problems facing his people. He has taken on the mission of helping the Tuareg community achieve equal rights, peace, maintain their rich cultural heritage and promote education. He is an advocate for teaching children the Tuareg language of Tamasheq, the local Haoussa language as well as French and Arabic, all of which he speaks fluently. “We fought for our rights,” remarks Bombino, “But we have seen that guns are not the solution. We need to change our system. Our children must go to school and learn about their Tuareg identity.” Four thousand years of living in a hostile environment taught the Tuareg that the will to survive with dignity intact is stronger than any external threat. Bombino puts that sentiment to music, writes its anthem, and gives it a life of its own. He is known as being emblematic of the next generation of Tuareg, a new voice of the Sahara and Sahel, fusing traditional Berber rhythms with the energy of rock and roll and songs about peace. After thirty years of drought, rebellion, and tyranny, Bombino extols his audience to remember who they are, but also realize who they can be. please visits look links!

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Friday, 4 October 2013


Fred Hemmings (born January 9, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a world-known surfer who served as a Republican member of the Hawaii Senate from the 25th District. Elected in 2000, he served as Senate Minority Leader from 2002 to 2010. Previously he was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1984 through 1990. His retirement from the Senate leaves Sam Slom, a Honolulu attorney from the 8th District, as the only Republican in the 25-member body. During the 1960s, Hemmings won the Makaha International Surfing Championships four times. He also won the Peruvian International Surfing Championships in 1964, and then from the surf of Rincon, Puerto Rico, the World Surfing Championship title in 1968. Hemmings was a steersman on four Molokai to Oahu Outrigger Canoe racing Champion teams, and to this day is a pioneer canoe surfing steersman. He attended Punahou School where he is an inductee of the Punahou School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1991, Hemmings was inducted into the International Surfing Hall of Fame, and in 1999 the Hawaii State Sports Hall of Fame.
Fred Hemmings, one of six children, was born on January 6, 1946 to Fred Sr. who was of English, Irish, French, Indian ancestry was originally from New York and came to Hawaii in 1922 and Lilian Frietas Hemmings,who was of Portuguese extraction, whose ancestors came to Hawaii to work on a sugar plantation in 1883. In early childhood, Fred and three other siblings contracted polio though enduring no permanent debilitation. As a student at Punahou School, Hemmings excelled at football where he was a league all-star player on Punahou's 1964 championship football team.
Hemmings began surfing at the age of 8 at Waikiki. Four years later in 1958, Fred Hemmings began competing in surfing events. That year he placed 3rd in the Makaha International Surfing Championships in the junior men division. He placed first in the following years that he entered (1961, 1963, 1964 and 1966). He continued to enter surfing contests taking him as far as Peru, where he won the Peruvian International Championship. In 1968, Hemmings won the World Surfing Championship in Puerto Rico. After becoming the world's first true surfing champion from Hawaii, Hemmings retired from competitive surfing to focus on creating a new sports industry; promoting and marketing surfing as a viable professional sport.
In 1969, Hemmings produced the Smirnoff World Pro-Am Surfing Championships which became the defacto professional world championships. Hemmings created the Pipeline Masters surf competition in 1971 which is now the longest standing surf contest in the world. Enthralling national audiences, the competition was aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports. Often, Hemmings found himself at odds with the surf culture, conflicting with the counterculture movement of the 1960s. He consistently spoke out against substance abuse in surfing.
Hemmings was a strong advocate for women in professional surfing. In 1975 Hemmings founded the World Cup of Surfing championships with events for both men and women. With dedicated persistence and corporate sponsorship backing the events, surfing competitions at legendary North Shore sites established a strong following and gained a national audience. All the major television networks took notice and broadcast the surfing events Hemmings produced nationally. Hemmings continued to pursue his dream to make professional surfing a reality. In 1976 Hemmings co-founded, along with Randy Rarick, the organization of International Professional Surfers (IPS). IPS became the first professional surfing circuit, hosting 12 events around the world. Respecting Hawaii's legendary status in surfing, the tour was formatted so that at least three of the events were held in Hawaii. This organization became the forerunner to the Association of Surfing Professionals tour. In 1983, Hemmings combined the Pipeline Masters, the Duke Classic at Sunset Beach and the World Cup of Surfing into the Triple Crown of Surfing. The Honolulu Advertiser heralded Fred Hemmings as the "father of professional surfing in Hawaii." In 2010, he was invited by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company to attend the Rip Curl Pro Search 2010, where he was honored for his 1968 championship. sources from Wiki

Jai Zye and Josh

Jai Lee,Zye Norris and Josh Constable shredding some winter peelers Song - Lightning Bolt Artist - Jake Bugg

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Biarritz. 1968

The Quiksilver Pro France is a fine contest and all, but that little webcast window ain’t coming close to giving you the full view of what a good time the Aquitaine coast holds for the bon vivant surf traveler. Billy Hamilton, Mark Martinson and Russell Hughes had the complete experience in 1968, along with filmmakers Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman; here they are loving every Bordeaux-flavored moment of their visit to Biarritz. Vive la France via

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tyson Kozuszek


Tuesday, 1 October 2013




Casey REAS (a k a Casey Edwin Barker Reas, C. E. B. Reas) Born 1972 in Troy, Ohio. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems.
Reas' software, prints, and installations have been featured in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent venues include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, and recent commissions have been awarded by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New World Symphony in Miami. Reas' work is in a range of private and public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for the visual arts.
Reas recently co-wrote and designed the book 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press, 2013). Reas and Fry published Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists, a comprehensive introduction to programming within the context of visual media (MIT Press, 2007). With Chandler McWilliams and Lust, Reas published Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), a non-technical introduction to the history, theory, and practice of software in the visual arts. Reas' Process Compendium 2004—2010 documents six years of his work exploring the phenomena of emergence through software. for more



Monday, 30 September 2013


NEW GRAPHICS : mystic geometry

Sunday, 29 September 2013


PENDULUM SWING from Beau Young Surfboards on Vimeo.

from Beau Young Surfboards on vimeo



Saturday, 28 September 2013

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau trailer

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau trailer from Nicholas Lipari on Vimeo.

A new film honoring North Shore legend Eddie Aikau. Produced by Stacy Peralta Sam George Josh Brolin Editing Brian Lazarte Nicholas Lipari Graphics Nicholas Lipari
Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau chronicles the remarkable life and times of the late Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea. With its rich combination of archival imagery, dramatic reenactments, contemporary interviews and meticulously researched historical source material Hawaiian is a compelling examination of the tragic decline and extraordinary rebirth of the Hawaiian culture as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.

Sunday, 15 September 2013


A surf film by Jack Coleman featuring RAEN Ambassadors Ford Archbold, Alex Knost, Warren Smith, Kassia Meador and Thom Pringle.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Golden State | Kassia Meador

A Kassia Meador color dream flow inside of your mind. Film by Jack Coleman.

"SOFT DREAMS" Jack Coleman

SOFT TOP REVOLUTION from Jack Coleman on Vimeo.

SOFT TOP REVOLUTION from Jack Coleman on Vimeo.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Kid Creature - Family of Monsters


Sunday, 4 August 2013



dark beach

Friday, 2 August 2013

Classic Longboarding Steeze

Today on Skuff we have a clip from 'The Critical Slide society' that they shot in Noosa recently for the Duct Tape surfing event. The lads hit the longboards in style and show us how to walk the plank with steeze. With the likes of Tom Bexon, Alex Knost and Harrison Roach be prepared for some classic log riding.

new header on thebodasurfamily fan page

Thursday, 1 August 2013


for my dear friend Roberto Bacchereti from

1976 Surfing World Cup

The World Cup held at big Sunset.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Joe Aaron and Joel Tudor

Sunday, 21 July 2013


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Elliot Dudley,


Saturday, 13 July 2013


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Lord Board

LINDSAY LORD (1902-1991) was a New England naval architect with a doctor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His expertise was in the field of planing hulls; small craft that skim the water. It was during the American prohibition of alcohol that Professor Lord gained attention when wealthy private clients (the Mafia) commissioned him to do high-speed load carrying boats to run rum from Cuba. His designs were so fast that federal and state law enforcement could not catch them. Prohibition ended but Lord was not forgotten. WWII broke out and the US Navy needed fast load-carrying hulls that could accelerate, maneuver quickly, and maintain speed in various sea conditions. Lord was commissioned as a naval officer and sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was given unlimited resources to accomplish his mission of designing fast, seaworthy planing hulls for the Navy. Lord began with simple forms known to plane like existing Hawaiian surfboards. Using a local boat shop in Hawaii he created a number of model plates to test various sizes and forms to determine the best aspect ratio for planing. Aspect ratio is related to the size and proportion of the hull’s length and width. The model plates were then towed and resistance was measured with a remarkable new engineering device called an electric strain gauge, which was invented by Bob Simmons’ brother Edward “Dewey” Simmons at Caltech in 1938. After the war Lindsay Lord published a book of his work titled “The Naval Architecture of Planing Hulls” in 1946. The book was often seen in Bob Simmons possession, and he shared it with some of his surfing friends. Simmons was a mathematician and very experienced with the Bernoulli’s Law and other theories that pertain to aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. After 1948 Simmons appeared at surfing areas with radically new surfboards that he would proclaim as “hydrodynamic planing hulls”. He would exclaim, “surfboards are planing hulls!” and then finally, like a lightning bolt through the California marine air: “…and these are my latest machines!” The most efficient planing models tested in the Naval Architecture of Planing Hulls appear on pages 14 and 15. They are essentially neat, tidy, and carefully constructed versions of the paipo boards that Hawaiian surfers have been riding for generations. Simmons’ use of the information provided by these simple planing plates marks the moment when Western science merged with the mysteries of ancient Hawaiian wave sliding. Recently, the powers of these simple planing totems have been revealed by a group of young surfers in San Diego. In the late summer of 2009 Encinitas surfer/shaper Ryan Burch used blanks of closed cell foam to make a series of simple, rectangular boards that are nearly identical to the planing “plates” tested by Lindsay Lord in Pearl Harbor in 1946. Burch and his cohorts Lucas Dirkse and Eric Snortum surf these boards with amazing creativity in a universal surf/skate style. By deconstructing board design down to its simplest form they have demonstrated how the planing boards (the alaia, the paipo, and the simmons planing hull) laid the foundation upon which the surf/skate style was built. Music: "3 little stones" written by alias pail/bryan doring and steve dacosta.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

SMASH FEST Breakfast at Tiffanys


NEW LOGO coming soon

laura blears ching

She was the first woman in the world to win money in a surfing contest. Bosomy with a great figure, she posed surfing in the buff for Playboy magazine for a three-page feature. Her illustrious father, Lord James Blears — his real name, not a title — advised her to “go for it.” She was a Smirnoff vodka girl, posing in a white swimsuit on a surfboard for a promotional poster sent to every bar in the islands. She appeared for three straight years on ABC’s Wide World of Sports’ “Challenge of the Sexes” as well as its “Superstars,” competing with the likes of NFL football star Dick Butkus and others. She appeared on “What’s My Line,” a popular network show in the 1960s, whose panel members had to guess the profession of guests. Nobody figured out that Laura was a world-class surfer. On Waikiki Beach, she became a beach boy favorite as a little girl, learning, helping them, surfing alongside her father, a professional wrestling champion, world-class surfer in his own right and survivor of a World War II merchant ship sinking at sea. - See more at:
She is Lahaina’s Laura Blears, formerly Laura Blears Ching and Laura Blears Cody, who has been the “hostess with the mostest” at Kimo’s on Front Street for the last ten of her 29 years there. To the amusement and delight of a few of her younger male and female colleagues, she recently showed them the Playboy spread and even autographed a copy for this columnist. - See more at: James “Tally Ho” Blears, born in Manchester, England, survived the torpedo attack on his ship and a long dip in the sea, returning unfazed to England. He soon was traveling the globe as a world wrestling champion, performing with notorious television wrestler Gorgeous George and pioneering a “wild-hair” look. Then a wrestling tour led him to Hawaii. Like many who touched these shores, he vowed to return, because, Laura said, he liked “the people, the weather and the ocean.” Given a chance once to move to often-frigid Minneapolis to make a lot of money and become a big time wrestling promoter, he said no — “I want to live in Waikiki.” Soon, he and his Italian wife and family became a fixture on the world-famous beach. And then the champion wrestler became a champion surfer. - See more at:
Over eggs and ahi at breakfast recently at Duke’s on North Beach, Laura reminisced about the saga of her father, Waikiki in the 1950s and her more than 50 years of surfing on Oahu and Maui. When her father jumped into the water when his ship was sunk, Laura relates, “he swam for hours and found the wreckage… he swam and swam and found a table they actually used to play cards on.” After being taken aboard a Japanese submarine, “he jumped overboard when he saw other prisoners’ heads being cut off with a sword. - See more at:
“My dad brought us over here in the early ’50s. We lived right next to the Duke’s statue on Waikiki Beach,” Laura continued. Kalakaua Avenue — now a tony shopping area with a beach; it used to be a beach with some shopping — “was a two-way street. We were in the old Judge Steiner’s building. It had the very first surf shop in Hawaii underneath. (It’s owner) was a friend and moviemaker. He made one of the first surf movies called ‘Slippery When Wet,’ ” Laura said. “We started surfing when we were little kids. All the beach boys took us out. (Years later), I took my son, Dylan, on a surfboard before he was a year old. We surfed every day. The beach boys would take us surfing all the way out to the break. We would stand up with them — even did tandem surfing on top of their shoulders while the man is surfing on the wave. I competed in that when I was 14 years old. - See more at:
“My father became a surfing champion. He surfed in competitions. We all surfed in competitions; it was just a way of life. My dad would say, ‘You feel like doing something and it is fun, let’s go to do it!’ ” And that’s just what Laura did. The rest of the story, in this limited space, requires a Hana Hou. - See more at:
The Blears ‘Ohana — (from left) Clinton, Lord Blears and wife Lee, Lahaina’s own Laura, Jim and Carol grace the family Christmas card. The montage also shows their home about 1970 with dogs Bruce and Ahu Kai. Three of them had won surfing contests. via

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Sunday, 30 June 2013




Saturday, 29 June 2013

jalan-jalan kawan-kawan

jalan-jalan kawan-kawan from Deus ex Machina on Vimeo.


Friday, 28 June 2013


for my dear friend Axel