Thursday, February 12, 2015

EBNY On Hiatus : The Boy's Journey Begins

For the next couple weeks we will be traveling up the East Coast of Australia making a travel & surf documentary following a father and his son as they road trip up the East Coast of Australia, surfing, meeting new people and learning what it means to be a responsible, inquisitive traveler.

Read all about it at

Friday, February 6, 2015

Leah Dawson Appreciation

Every now and again the world wide interconnected web of instant access and immediate communication algorithmically churns the digital dirt to uncover a gem of uncompromising quality.

And so somehow this style master were recently presented to me.
You can find more from her here.

I mean really. Ridiculous cum astounding.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Paul Strauch Interview

Pilgrim Surf Shop has been doing a nice job of updating their site with interesting material. The latest is this great interview with legend Paul Strauch.

Today's Thought


I didn't even know he was sick. How many amazingly great vibes and ready smiles did I receive 
as I received a pizza from his hands. 
Photo by Joshua Simpson

This Week In Not Surfing

In this week's inaugural February podcast of This Week In Not Surfing, Antonio and Toddy talk about life choices. And not surfing. Recorded in typical lo-fi fashion and predictably without editing.

A couple corrections: It's Dan Wozniak, not Steve Wozniak. and Ty Breuer is the fellow who was telling me all about the surf film archivist not Ian Hoff, who's told me about all sorts of other amazing people.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Boy's Journey Family Surf Film : Robinson Shapes a Board! (Or starts to anyhow...)

This weekend Robinson embarked on the first part of his journey. Christian Boalt of Token Surfboards is so keen on our project, he's offered to shape (and teach us how to shape) surfboards for our film. I've rarely seen Robinson so focused.

Visit the updates section on our Kickstarter page to watch a little video of some of the day's journey.

Today's Thoughts

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happening: Matthew Fisher at Sardine

One of our favorite non-surfing, apparently surf inspired artists Matthew Fisher is having a show at the Sardine Gallery in Brooklyn coming up. One of his pieces hangs on our wall at home, and his fascination with the fluid design of nature and his semi-blocky, slightly-cartoonish, half-whimsical compositions have always had a kind of authenticity of vision to them.  

"Sardine is pleased to present Black Water Don’t Shine Like the Moon, a solo exhibition of drawings by Matthew F Fisher. It opens Saturday, Jan. 31st, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 pm. It will be open through Sunday, February 22nd. 

This show brings together a group of drawings that are the soul of Fisher’s artistic process. 
Completed over the past few years, they reveal a time when Fisher finds his voice amidst the elements of land, sea, and sky. Combining ink and collage on book pages with hand-made or found frames, the simplest forms become timeless deliberations on existence. With all the beauty and heart one can muster, real, ideal and everything in-between, exist simultaneously."

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This Week In Not Surfing

In this week's This Week In Not Surfing we attempt to capture some of the magic that is Tyler Breuer, one of the most central people in the New York surfing, a one man incarnation of a human surf culture hub thing. Captured in the final half hour before his impending birthday party, we barely have enough time to cover even a couple bases before being pulled into the festivities. We will undoubtedly be returning to the Tyler Breuer subject matter in future podcasts.

* This Podcast may contain blue language, possibly fabricated and/or dramatically embellished stories and adult themes. *

Friday, January 16, 2015

What does it look & sound like to be a Brooklyn 8 year old commuting to school in the morning? 
Find out. Showing now in the updates section of "The Boy's Journey" Kickstarter.

The Boy's Journey

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yes. The Mastic Bureau Comes Through Again.

This about sums up what we're ostensibly all about here. Fleeing troubles through getting back to basics. And note the shout out in the very beginning. Thanks Mastastico.

Today's Thoughts

Olive Bowers is not exactly a veteran of the ocean, but at 13 she has enough experience to know what she likes and what she doesn't when it comes to surfing. Best is catching a clean wave in the summer; worst is some of the sexism that still lingers in the sport... 
Read on the Sydney Morning Herald here.

There is at least one place in this country, along a quiet, palm-fringed cove, where nobody is talking about viral loads or death rates, treatment centers or protective suits. Instead, the focus is more elemental and more peaceful: on the rhythm of the waves, the pull of the ocean, the sets coming in... 
Read on The New York Times here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ballet! Surfing! A Journey!

Commuting on the subway in New York isn't just for the people going to and from their 9-5. Robinson commutes from Brooklyn to the Upper West Side of Manhattan to take ballet class twice a week.
The other day I followed through his normal route and made kind of fly-on-the-wall documentary of the sights and sounds of his journey.
Watch the full film on The Boy's Journey page.