December 15th, 2015

Chasing Editorial

“I’m getting a bit sick if having to beg to magazines to ask if they need any pics or features and often not receiving an answer so I might as well post all my #dayinthedirt shots here…….” – Dutchmanphotos


December 12th, 2015

Slater and Machado No Longer Riding For Channel Islands Surfboards

We have received new information from the fine folks from Santa Barbara that Kelly Slater and Rob Machado are no longer riding for Channel Islands Surfboards.

Dane Reynolds is their #1 rider


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December 12th, 2015

“I Have To Figure Out How To Do A Chop-Hop” – Dane Reynolds

We’re not even exactly sure what a chop-hop is… oh well. Here is an interview on Dane Reynolds that was filmed in Huntington Beach by The Intertia.


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December 10th, 2015

Johny Boy Gomes Arrested – Again

“John Gomes fled before police arrived, but was arrested the next day at his Kalakaua Avenue home for investigation of second-degree attempted murder. The charge was later downgraded to an assault.” – Rob Shikina/Star Advertiser

Johny Boy once rode for Bad Boy


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December 7th, 2015

You Can’t Script This – Chaos Theory

“Competitive surfing is constantly changing and evolving—from upsets to perfection, a thwarted shark attack to the most hotly contested championship race in years. We believe this unpredictability is what makes the sport so compelling and therefore made it the focus of our creative strategy.” – Scott Hargrove / Ad Week

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December 6th, 2015

I Am Dane Reynolds, I Am A Destoyer

Destoyer (noun – a person or thing that destroys) registered on September 23, 2015 by Alfwear and attorney Trent Baker with the trademark office under the clothing category (Belts; Belts for clothing; Bottoms; Hats; Jackets; Pants; Shirts; Shorts; Tops.)

BeachGrit is reporting that Dane Reynolds is “starting a new brand and calling it Destroyer.”

Knowing Dane we don’t think he would ever call a brand such as “Destroyer” – that is the opposite of what Dane is about!

…but then again, summer teeth was no better


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December 2nd, 2015

Surf Photographers Will Not Form A Union

Seems Chas Smith is just throwing anything up and see what sticks – Surf Photogs To Form Union!

This will never work, why not? It’s not so much who is the best surf photographer as this day in age the camera does more work then the photographer does. So on that note the magazines and brands don’t need the great photographer (union worker) they will just use the good photographer and pretty much get what they need.

“If there are 100 people shooting the same wave, your shot’s worth pretty much nothing.” – Trogan Fan/BeachGrit


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December 2nd, 2015

Slater Designs – Kelly Slater Surfboard Company

Rumors have it that Kelly Slater has started his own surfboard company called Slater Designs. It is also said they will be attending Surf Expo, but nothing is saying so on their exhibitor list. Travis Lee who had left Channel Islands surfboards as their marketing/team manager this past year is said to be joining with Kelly.

So we took it to Google and found this


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December 1st, 2015

Male Model Chris Hemsworth Cries Over Kelly Slater

“You’re not going to guess who I just surfed with – who – Kelly Slater – and I just started crying” – Chris Hemsworth


The MAN who dreams only of SURFING – a film by BRUCE WEBER

voice of director ALBY FALZON
Director Bruce Weber
Producers Nan Busch, Eva Lindemann, Jeannette Shaheen, Dawn Boller
Editors Jeremy Maneval, Richard Q. King, Jeremy Elkin, Cate Sturgess
Cinematographer Frank Stanley
Colorist Gabriele Turchi
Sound Mixer David Pruger
Set Design Dimitri Levas
Stylist Anne Christensen
Hair Jimmy Paul
Makeup Regine Thorre
Photo Assistatns Chris Domurat, Jeff Tautrim, Sean Jackson, Ryan Brinkmann, John Scott


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November 30th, 2015

Will Depactus Close Up Shop?

An inside source (surf industry veteran) has mentioned that Depactus may “close up shop and count your losses – how much is going out the door compared to what is coming in”. (he didn’t think they would claim bankruptcy)

Bruce Beach (co-founder) has departed just weeks after Vice President of Sales Tom Ruiz, left the company to take on a new job at Salty Crew. Luke Egan (former pro surfer and co-founder) is staying in along with Craig Stevenson, a former top executive at Quiksilver and a significant investor in Depactus, who is moving to Orange County from Australia to take on the CEO role.


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