November 24th, 2015
Archive for the ‘CHECK IT’ Category
#TOURNOTES: VIEW FROM A BLUE MOON PREMIERE Follow John John Around the North Shore on the Day of His Movie Premiere
Stab in the Dark | Lost Surf Boards In the Shaping Room with Matt Biolos Making Lost # 23 for Julian Wilson
Welcome to the short, fast and loud life of board #31, shaped by Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos. Matt’s been shaping for 28 years (he’s currently 45 years old) and is widely regarded as the best shaper for Southern California waves. But, he reaches far beyond the CA and #31 was one of thousands he made last year: “I used the foam, stringer and glass job that I use on all of Kolohe’s boards. It wasn’t a Huntington Beach go-go-go board. It was a board you could surf in powerful waves and push hard against it. It wasn’t a previously designed board, I put a bit of flare in it.
Packing Tips For Anti-Bag-Checkers A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall
Packing. The very thought of choosing between paying extra to check a bag or hoisting a 100-pound carryon into the overhead compartment makes me feel like throwing a tantrum. Or possibly eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
It’d be way easier to pack if I were the type of person who could relax on a beach in a bikini and cutoff shorts, but that’s just not me. My relaxation? It means hiking, biking, rock climbing, surfing, and caving. And that means packing a whole lotta gear. (more…)