Thursday, January 17, 2013


next level.   I'm trying to make a relatively chronological recount of this trip so im going to post photos from earlier in the trip.  Since these photos, which we basked in whilst trekking the opposite ridge to Tuna, the greatest skate run ever, so we could bro out and take some epic photos.  The trek was dope, we trekked two days in a row, once from the top and once from the bottom, im still stoked.  The views were epic!  Its strange to have seen the place so many times in videos and photos and then to be on it and then to see if from ages away, the full presentation.. skating it was epic!!

Since then we've made our way up the coast through Santa Barbara and BigSur, we trekked up a HUGE mountain in BigSur but we saw not any mountain lions.  It was high, about 1.5kms above the sea (which was right underneath :D )  but i shot all that on film, as with much of this trip. yeeeeeow!!!!!

I'm stoking more and more, i was numb to the stoke at the beginning, i couldnt really handle it... but now it's much more casual...  i got to skate under the sunset (and moonlight by the time we got to the bottom) from Berkeley over with SanFran in the background, it was dope.  the skating was too.  San Fran is sick.  California is an epic place, I feel like this state has so so so much to offer, on all fronts of stoke attainment.  I wanna go now, I've never had so much attainable stoke on hand.



Oli battling the tuna shrub




hobo lurks



dgm; aaron breetwor, olivier seguin-leduc, thomas trnka and myself, not shown.



the promise land, Tuna Canyon.




current trip theme tune

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


shades of purple mainly but if I understood the rest I'm sure I'd point out their presence.  As you may have read, 2012 has been a year of furious uncertainty but I've been chasing things and that's put my mind at ease for the most part.  What I've been chasing is the dream of photo-related work which involves documentary of things that I'd happily do for free and could happily immerse myself in for the foreseeable future.  I like my time and I love using it well so I'm constantly assessing avenues of preach which is why I've wholly pursued longboarding (because it's the greatest activity i've ever done plus it's filled with people I'd happily spend my last moments with.)  I was lucky enough to meet some rad skaters this year and through them I managed to land myself in a collective of dudes whom I've the utmost respect for (also varying levels of man-crush) and can't wait to complete the immersion.  DGM is the particular situation I'm talking about and it's a visual concept relating to longboarding, it'll be in print but not a typical magazine, engaging but not forcibly involving and will ideally represent the side of the sport that isn't influenced by sponsors, contracts and marketing..  Because those are the bad bits (not at all bad, just comparatively sub-ideal) My alacrity for this potential future is comforting.  Hard times spent well.


these are photos of mine that we've used for webcontent/casj times.   I'm heading to California to meet them all in a fortnight which is luda.. I've been to quite a few places this year but not to the USA and it's the one place that I REALLY want to visit.  I'm not there for long but I'll see enough to assess their dairy situation which directly effects the plausibility of future trips.

Ethan Lau! 


Quinn Finn


No Baloney in the Czech Republic


Chad in Carindale.


although i have these plans which i think are epic, i could happily retire tomorrow and enter full-time skate bum mode.  today/last night myself, chad, josh and nate (this rad dude that moved here from colorado) drove 6 hours to the 2nd most beautiful thing on this planet and i can't/don't want to describe how good it was.  here are some go-pro grabs (on my helmet) of the 9 minute run that took us through rainforest, over 2 waterfalls and inside trucks.

and here's a photo that isn't skateboarding.  I shot this in Salta, Argentina. 
My camera skills were quite sneaky at the time so I guess I didn't fit in