A familiar face in our surf world has been missing for nearly two weeks, last seen in baja malibu, mexico on 8/9 driving a silver volvo station wagon. it really hits home when someone you know goes missing. please, anyone with any info whatsoever call the numbers on this post and/or leave a message below. anything you might possibly have seen or heard could be helpful. you may have seen ‘biff’ surfing in tahiti or san diego over the years. he’s been a familiar face in many lineups. 🙏🏽
Happy bday, @jackson_dorian! proud of you. hope that wrist is feeling better!
Walking through the streets of tokyo in 2005, i randomly met @realroyce who invited me to watch his brother @roylergracie fight the next night. unfortunately, royler ended up on the wrong side of a kid yamamoto right hand. that was my first real introduction to mma. i became a kid fan and got the chance to meet and talk to him a couple years later in vegas. he recounted how he dreamt the famous flying knee ko of kazuyuki miyata months before it happened and shared a few stories. it’s always cool to meet a legend in their field and exchange a few words. been looking for this photo for a couple of days and it turned up in my texts today. thanks for this, @hidavid and @oleemamiller. losing too many friends and acquaintances the past few years makes it nice to have memories and photographs. ‘kid’ succumbed to his battle with cancer at age 41 two days ago. •
rip norifumi #kidyamamoto 👊🏽🇯🇵
So about a year ago i got a message from a guy telling me he had this dream where he was talking to me, @tomo_surfboards, #georgegreenough, and one or two more shapers about board design and i told him exactly which dimensions i wanted on a board. he woke up and wrote it all down then shaped this board for me and sent me a message on insta. we’ve since played tag trying to link up and today was the day. justin laird (@lairdsurfcraft ) dropped me off a 4’11” and a 5’4” he made from his design dream. this was a huge effort and he went out of his way for me which i really appreciated. just wanted to share a cool little story and send a thank you back to him and his family for sending me a pic of his girls (who also made me a ‘thank you’ card). good to meet you and i know it’s cliche but here’s to hoping other people follow their dreams and share the stoke and ideas. let you know how these ride soon. 🤙🏽🏄🏽♂️
A year ago we lost this one from our tribe. pains me to think of my barbados family losing one of their own. huge thanks to @nathan_florence and his crew for doing everything they could to revive and save @zandervenezia on such an amazing and sad day so many will never forget. ✌🏽
It’s an honor to take part supporting the @wsl in announcing prize money pay equality for men and women in surfing. it’s awesome that they’ve taken it upon themselves to step up and make this statement for the collective group. i’m convinced that men want to rule the world to try and impress women! but it’s easier and more flattering to start by treating them as our equals in the workplace. it’ll be interesting to hear people’s comments regarding the topic. i believe it’s a great precedent to set in sports and challenges what has been the norm. my brothers and i were raised predominantly by our mom on a small weekly paycheck so it’s refreshing to set an example as a sport for what should be the norm, and not the exception, in society. #catchthiswave is the hashtag. join in the conversation! ✌🏽🏄🏽♂️ •
after reading comments, people make a lot of valid but, frankly, redundant points about open markets. this isn’t a market dictating who gets paid more for selling goods. this is a choice by the owners of our tour to give equal prize money for equal commitment to the sport and respective careers. good on ‘em for the gesture and support of the #womenwhoshred. maybe anyone who has a problem with it should have to surf against them for rights to an opinion?! 🤷🏽♂️👊🏽😀
@outerknown s.e.a. jeans have arrived! fully transparent from the field, to the mill, to the factory and ultimately to the customer. 3 fits, 3 fabrics, 3 washes, 4 colors, 12 options. #guaranteedforlife. proudly working with saitex, the cleanest denim factory in the world. link in bio.
join me from 4:30-6:30 @ronhermanstore (8100 melrose ave, los angeles) this thursday, 8/30 to learn more and find your pair. #seajeans (social. environmental. accountability.) side note...thank you to my team at @outerknown for creating the raddest visual ad campaign ever, @northshorelifeguardassociation for providing the talent and skills, and also a big thanks to ron herman for backing the project and giving so much love for the launch. ✌🏽