December 21st, 2014

I’m Mickey Avalon

Erick and Ian Tungsten (twins) photographing Mickey Avalon

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December 20th, 2014

Camerman Erik Ippel Get’s Caught Up In The Hype

Another cameraman (Eric Ippel) get’s caught up in the moment and instead of documenting the action of Julian Wilson as he is announced the winner of the Billabong Pipeline Masters he chooses to put his arm around Julian and cheer him on as if their best buds.. Way to go Eric you got in the shot and missed the shot!


“When I am at a surf contest (shooting photos) I never ever get caught up in giving the surfers any type of physical gestures to congratulate them where it be a high five, shaking their hand or yet putting my arm around them. I have seen photographers Peter “Joli” Wilson and Steve Sherman do that so much and in doing so have missed the shot. I have even witnessed Joli hugging Kelly Slater after his wins and then bragging about how he got to hug Kelly Slater (first). That attitude makes me puke! It’s not just the photographers as one year over the live stream at the Pipeline comp (CT) commentator Chris Cote began his interview to John John Florence with “I love you John John” (how does that make John John feel to start an interview with something like that). To many photographers get caught up into trying to be part of the event (or the surfers life) and in reality the cameraman have zero to do with it. As a cameraman my job is to document it and not kiss up to the surfers – I never have and I never will.” – Jack English

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December 20th, 2014

The Barn808 By Petra and Donavon Frankenreiter

“Petra and I are excited to announce the launch of our new online store this December. A lifestyle store inspired by music, art, fashion, surf and travel.” – Donavon Frankenreiter

The Frankenreiter family (Petra, Hendrix (named after Jimmy Hendrix) Ozzy (we’re assuming after Ozzy Osbourne) and Donavon

The family business – The Barn808


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December 20th, 2014

John Mel – The Model and Professional Surfer

John Mel looking oh so cool. Sorry Pete, he’s got his moms looks!

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December 20th, 2014

Dingo, Benji, Gerr, Simpo, Bron and Browny Surf Photos

Surfing photos of the following surfers have been uploaded

Benji Weatherley – Camp Pendelton, Oceanside
benji weartherly  january  2005

Brad Gerlach
brad gerlach 54st. newport may  2005

Brett Simpson
brett simpson 54st. newport may  2005

Bron Heusenstam – Rockpile, Laguna Beach

Chris Brown – Mavericks

San Luis Obispo County
Chris Brown and his setup january  2005



Dean Morrison – Lower Trestles

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December 20th, 2014

Gabriel Medina Gets Crowned and Robbed in the Same Day

Julian Wilson’s last wave was not worth a 9.70!!!

“…best day of my life” – Julian Wilson

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December 19th, 2014

Anthony Ruffo Sues ‘Learning to Breathe’ Director Rocky Romano

Former pro surfer and drug user/dealer Anthony Ruffo has sued and won a lawsuit against Rocky Romano who was the director of Learning to Breathe. Anthony was promised money and received none and in doing so took his case to the courts.

Learning to Breathe (the movie) may have done more bad for Ruffo then good

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December 19th, 2014

No Photos Allowed

Everytime I die (bands name) fan jumped on stage to take a selfie with lead singer Keith Buckley, but Keith’s brother Jordan Buckley wasn’t having it


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December 19th, 2014

DA Hui Is Suing The ASP (World Surf League)

We’ll not chime in on this one, but you can read the story at Tracks magazine

“Legal spat over the Pipe Masters makes headlines in Hawaii”

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December 18th, 2014

The Skateboard Mag Goes Big

The new issue of The Skateboard Mag which is has now joined forces with The Berrics