The joint is packed, but everyone knows the score. Jacked on a day's worth of espressos and an evening's worth of negroni, the crowd clears way for the man. The groove slaps as he slides, pivots, and stomps in time. A freak on the floor and we are all left to try to fall in line.
Make way for this one: Jack Coleman and Robin Kegel came to boogie.
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Jack Coleman and Tyler Warren are back for the second installment of "Craft Connections Pt. 2". Be prepared to change lanes. Pickle is cooking on his 18-wheeler, double clutching down the Grapevine with style. A master behind the wheel.
Board ridden: 10'1 David Edwards
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Music: Jazz Mix featuring Bob James Deodato, and Kenny Burrel.
The Daydream Research Center has returned with their second Case Study. Today's lesson: Greg Liddle. Kirk Putnam opens the vault and discusses the history of Liddle Surfboards and its effect on the hull community. This edit is a robust lesson plan from a museum inside a garage, coupled with some serious trim sensations. Enjoy!
It's 12:07 am and you're quite hungry. Home, alone, and stores closed, you think to yourself, "Let's have a look in the pantry." Not much hope at first glance, but after moving aside the flour and maple syrup you see an offering: one can of white beans. You check the expiration date; it's still good! Grab a pot and fire up the stove. Salt, pepper, Tabasco. Ponder over your can of beans and sleep well. It was a fine midnight snack.
Open up the vault every now and again. There just might be some tasty morsels hanging out.
Strange weather has us thinking of warmer shores as of late. Maybe a few months in the future? Or perhaps just a trip south of the border? Allow this video of Grant Noble to sate your vacation needs in the meantime.
"Thank You Mother" A Film Screening by Torren Martyn & Ishka Folkwell Saturday, February 9th 7:30pm- 9:30pm Mollusk San Francisco
'Thank You Mother' began as a story about the act of creating a surfboard and the art of riding one. Exploring the connection between surfer Torren Martyn and his friend, mentor and surfboard shaper Simon Jones of 'Morning of the Earth Surfboards'. This naturally led to the doorstep of another friend and mentor, Albert Falzon and the film became more about connection, creativity and friendship, about surfing, being happy, and living simply. Shot on location in South Africa, Indonesia and Australia.
Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell will be at Mollusk to present the film. A $5 donation at the door is suggested. We hope to see you there!
We are getting excited about this one! Spoons is a documentary about craft, heritage, and place. It chronicles the history of surfing from a little corner of California where perfectly groomed lines wrap around a cobblestone point to form Rincon, one of the best waves on earth. From the performance focused design of the Yater Spoon and George Greenough’s radical innovation, rose the world’s largest surfboard manufacturer and the modern surf industry as we know it. Their influence gave rise to the world’s best surfers and still resonates to this day. It’s A Santa Barbara Story.
Please check out the link to the Kickstarter here.
Open up you notebooks and get your pens ready. We are going to learn from the master. Our buds down at Daydream Surf Shop recently met up with Marc Andreini for a Research Center Case Study. The discussion is a wealth of knowledge on theories of board design, fins, and templates. They even got to put theory into practice with a quick session. Enjoy.
A few of our favorite contemporary surfers also proficiently build their own equipment. Enjoy this documentation of a blank's journey from idea to lineup with Tyler Warren, Ryan Burch, Jared Mell, Derrick Disney, Andrew Doheny, and Zack Flores.
Any true scholar knows the risk of solely conducting one's research behind a desk. Theories must be tested. Ideas must be confirmed and contradicted. Take a tip from the painter: adopt an approach akin to En Plein Air. Our buds Daydream Surf Shop and Jack Coleman are doing just that with their new series "Field Notes." This installment features several fluid dynamic physicists highlighting the possibilities of the boardshare program at Daydream. Why not take part in the research as well? True discoveries happen in the field!
Brown Microwave Television, love child of Alex Knost and Jack Lynch, has officially launched. Enjoy this lengthy vision highlighting BMT's stock shapes on offer via the newly established entity. Click here for more info.
Big city, bright lights: everybody we know can be found here. Jack Coleman and a full cast of characters descended upon the 'bu for a lengthy board meeting on this most recent south swell. Palms were greased, deals were made, and the majority shareholders were pleased with their return on investment. Enjoy this edit of the multi-shredder conglomerate of Southern California.
Our friends at The Woodshop in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco have long been purveyors of their crafts. Jeff Canham, Luke Bartels, Danny Hess, and Josh Duthie cohabit this spacious studio a few blocks from Mollusk San Francisco, and each has contributed their trades to a plethora of fantastic projects with us over the years. Enjoy this short documentation of a few of our finest friends.
We can't get enough! This episode of the Severson Files features some insane waves with all kinds of slipping and drifting. Surfers also wax about the thrill of the wave and getting in touch with nature. But be careful, your parents may try to use it against you...
Ziobaffa released a new film series called "Lost Reels" showcasing never before seen footage from different surfers and filmmakers. This first episode features clips Nathan Oldfield captured while filming Devon Howard for "The Church of the Open Sky." Enjoy this little Monday boost.
Jack Coleman returns with the changing of the seasons, bringing Levi Prairie and Jobin Bookout in tow. Levi marches along (and we do mean march) on his signature Dirty Martini while Jobin hits the gas on his Auzzie Dagger. Let "Spring Thing" start your week off right as an honest approach to fun, and remember: power comes from the legs.
Fast & Loose! Our friends Jack Coleman and Kyle Kennelly (with additional filming by Michael Cukr) teamed up to document Kyle's research in quasi-finless surfing. The possibilities of side bites sans center fin are put to the test in California and Hawaii. Think of something akin to a controlled freefall... steer into the skid! Enjoy.
Boards Ridden: 6'9 Crimson Eye 2 + None shaped by Travis Harder 7'0 Fineline MP shaped by Brian Hilbers
Our friendly, Southern California neighbor Jack Coleman has had a curious and watchful eye on a unique, family duo. Tanner & Levi Prairie are a brother, surfer, shaper, musician pair based out of Costa Mesa, CA. The two are a sight for sore eyes in the contemporary world of macho-freakout wave riding, drawing experimental, highly polished lines on anything from knee high crumblers, to double overhead pits. Open your mind, and tap yourself into a tasty dose of Brotherly Love.
Boards Ridden: 7'2 Dash Swan Model 9'4 Luna by Tanner Prairie 8'4 Gato Heroi 11'0 Super Scout by Tanner Prairie 9'4 Scout by Tanner Prairie
A new clip from Grant Ellis featuring Alex Knost, Jack Lynch, and Alrik Yuill. What was supposed to be a three-day journey, turned into a week-long stint chasing a fun swell through the Baja. Like the desert, the surf is uncrowded and enjoyed without interruption.
We're pleased to present a screening of Bunker 77, a film by Takuji Masuda.
"Bunker Spreckels, Clark Gable's stepson and heir to a sugar fortune, turned his back on expectations and grew into a controversial surf star who expressed complete originality. He danced on the sea like no one else even as his mysterious and surreal persona exploded to consume him.
Bunker survived off the jungle while pushing the limits of Hawaii’s most dangerous waves, raced across remote Africa in a Mercedes waving cash and a handgun on a pioneering expedition to J-Bay, and churned his way through a Los Angeles filled with passion, decadence, and reckless experimentation. While Bunker mentored skateboard legend Tony Alva to his world championship and dove headlong into collaborations with film auteur Kenneth Anger, his dynamic life blazed to uncontainable proportions."
Do you like Chryslers? How about the Flying Burrito Brothers? What about Alex Knost? Yeah, us too. Check out Al in this new edit from Tin Ojeda and Reagan Ritchie. This one is sure to help start your weekend right.