Saturday, May 31, 2008

SFOTE Cut/Break Reception

Music by Young Tiger

Local impresario Everard has been working round the clock to fund an organization that helps poor kids in Trinidad get to school everyday. Since he grew up surfing on the island, he figured no better cross cultural pollinatory opportunity than to bring the surfing community and the New York philanthropic high-class together to get the job done. The artwork of Martyn Thompson, Chris Gentile, and Joe Curren, as well as screenings of short films by directors Richard Kenvin, Britton Caillouette and Jakob Daschek were on hand for auction and the artists themselves made the long and short treks to be there to represent.
It was pretty bizarre, but super fun night. While surfers are somewhat used to rubbing elbows with the Hollywood elite, the whole Fashion/Wall Street crowd that New York has to offer is a bit different exercise. Indeed, some of the bigger names (in surfing) decided it might be best to hole up in a corner with a cold beer while the Zac Posens, Larry Wohls, and As Fours made the cheek kissing rounds. (In fact, I couldn't find them until the next night.)
I am pretty sure everyone was better for the interaction though.
And there are few better causes.
Obviously, I was a few Mint Julips in when I started filming, but you'll get the idea...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

An Old Classic: Miramar 1994

Springtime 1994
Music by Los Indios Tabajaras

Whenever I get to missing the surf too much, I watch this.
I've posted it on another blog before, but I reckon it fits better here.
Anyhow, options are looking up. Spring is here, and juggling work and family is looking a might more manageable for everyone involved.
A fresh batch might very well be on the way!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Surfing New York Rule #28

Whenever you get the chance, go.
Stuck in San Francisco due to a cancelled flight?
Call a friend in Santa Cruz, rent a car and get in the water for the first time in four months. Do not hesitate to take the flight TOMORROW.