April 30th, 2013 | admin
Gimp Lion & The Corn Syrup Slaves
April 30th, 2013 | admin
I feel like I’ve cheated death a couple times in my life thus far. Not just on a bodyboard. I guess it’s just part of the life I wish to lead. Anyways, Keiki was everything you wanted this day. Big wedges unloading onto a shallow bank. Perfect for any squashed frog. Long story short, After ragdolling myself for a couple hours I got unlucky and compressed my spine on a fucking rock, breaking 4 vertebrae and rupturing my kidney. After floundering in the shorey for 20 minutes trying to get my breath back and get some feeling and strength back in my legs I eventually swam into shore. Laid on the beach for an hour and road myself home. I was urinating blood and probably should have gone to hospital. But I opted for my own healing regime consisting of guitar, partying and riding a beater. I also had an art show to organise so I had no plans of slowing down. I dont take pharmaceutical drugs but the hawaiian weed was perfect for the pain. Proven medicine.
So I got home 3 weeks later and my Chiro insisted I got X rays before I got back on the boog. This is how I found out the extent of my injuries. Turns out I’d been defying the odds for the last 3 weeks just being able to stand. So thats that. There were some pretty huge life changing realisations through this ordeal but I’ll spare you such ramble for now. What would take Jo Blogs 6 months to heal has taken me 2 months so I feel nothing but positive energy through this all. Blessed to be a walking man!
Photos – James Murdock
February 20th, 2013 | admin
February 17th, 2013 | admin
December 27th, 2012 | admin
Slapping these bad boys up around Perth & California.
October 19th, 2012 | admin
Took a video camera to Parklife the other day and left with this.
I have the homies at Pilerats to thank for the good vibes. Thank you.
Dub step was the prominent force this year but I have little faith in that shit, so I dubbed this edit to some old faithfuls – Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix & B.B King. It works…
September 13th, 2012 | admin
Went to Mexico for a free surfing trip. It was great!
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August 25th, 2012 | admin
Just another old fashioned surf trip to Mexico. I’ll let these frames sum up my experience. I pretty much surfed myself silly for 15 days in pursuit of progression and good footage. The good homie, Reid Southall was behind the lens. Here’s a taste! Buenos Tiempos…Siempre!
August 22nd, 2012 | admin
I just had the driest July in a very long while. I think I surfed a total of 3 times, non of which where on a boogie. Lucky I was in California with an amazing bunch of humans. I couldn’t have asked for a better July to be honest. It put a lot of perspective on my shit and reminded me to focus on other projects. Some times wave riding can put you in a little bubble. All is good when your riding waves all day every day & your troubles tend to vanish as you live this strange dreamlike fantasy. I kinda like my troubles though, they fuel creation. And you can’t live the dream all the time. There’s more lesson’s to be learnt amongst the bullshit. Anyways, I can’t be bothered rambling to much right now as I’m coming off a big Mexico trip & I’m supper jet lagged & Starbucks just got super crowded with yuppies. My thoughts are now elsewhere. I just wanna send some love to the good homies in California! I’m so humbled by there support & passion. Thing’s are looking good for you dudes! Mucho.
We were filming a bunch this trip. Stuff was happening on the daily. I guess this is the byproduct of a month with out waves, a head full of strange ideas & time spent with the Californian homies. Thanks for the hospitality California, I’m blessed with one more week before I head home for the first time in 6 months. Jesus I’m excited about home.
Watch this clip. Good time’s behind the scene’s.
June 21st, 2012 | admin
I’m currently living in California. I settled in with ease after my Chile trip. Clean water & the English language definitely helped. One thing I’ve learnt about the states is that it really is the land of opportunity. There’s way more shit going down over here. 85% of it is trash but you can filter through and take control. So I’m sticking it out. Filtering through the trash to reveal some vintage gold. The American way is a good one. Rough around the edges like any modern day democracy but it could be worse. And I’m not one to judge. I’ve never ran a country before. And don’t plan on it. So why even waste time judging it. I can’t resist though. I’m still caught up in form like the rest. America has personified itself as such a strange character. The strangest of all antagonists. And In reality, it’s just as strange as it’s wildest expressions. The pop culture here is literally a direct reflection of whats getting the most air time on TV. It’s a classic example of how much influence the media has on it’s own people. It can almost shape a culture. Which is of course there intention. It’s the easiest way to control such a diverse bunch. Numb them out with media. It’s a fun thing to try and comprehend. It’s what the people want I guess?? People just wanna relate. So we create a system that turns us into relatable sheep. From birth we begin to take on this mould. We absorb our parent’s problems, behaviours, lies, ideals. Then we go to school and get a little more lost in it all (with the rest). Then we leave school to become another brick in the wall. This is a very very simplified portrayal but you get the gist. I guess It’s easier when you can relate to something. You can’t be judged when you all do the same shit, wear the same shit, think the same shit. But I think we need a new means at which we can directly relate to one another. Something a little deeper then the superficial. I like to think we are capable of a lot more. I guess change starts with the self. Everything comes back to the choices that I alone make. If I really want change I have all the tools within to make it happen. The US is shining light on a bunch of my current questions. Actually I have South America to thank for these answer’s as well. A blend of first and third world environments.
Anyways, America is treating me well. It’s keeping me focused. Projects daily. I’m back on the skateboard as well. It’s my daily rush. So far so good but I already know reigniting this passion will end in a bunch of new injuries. I’m ready for it. Right now I’m on standby for a swell. A couple different swells actually. Lets hope nature abides so I can rush some waves in some new and exotic locations. I love being on call for adventures of such kind. It’s the best part of my life right now. Traveling to weird places to ride waves. I can’t pick a flaw in this one. This is another reason why I’m still in the states. LA is a very convenient location to fly from. Perth is the most isolated city in the southern hemisphere, I’m over making the journey home just yet. I do miss Perth though. It’s a great fucking place. Maybe my favourite place in the world. We are an interesting breed down there. And I’m learning this the more I travel. We are behind the curve on so many levels. But I think this is good. The US is definitely ahead of the curve in so many areas but I’m yet to decide if his is a good thing. It really is hard to tell. You can sum this place up with there own moto. “The land of opportunity”. With this comes more responsibility’s. Which creates more complexity’s. Which in turn creates more innovation. I’m cool with this. Take it there America! It’s a worthy dream - ”life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”.
Anyways, here’s an assortment of images I took with my iPhone over the past month. A nice blend between South America & North America. These images have nothing to do with what I just discussed. We are over that shit already. Enjoy.
Note to comp organiser’s – Cancel an event if it ever get’s this small. Your making the sport look like a joke.