Monday, March 16, 2009

Opening Day

Where do we start?
...5am, hit the road and called Lightner to convince him to join me at Malibu for the day to deliver Albers' two new sticks, and meet up with countless other fellows.
Driving past Montecito, Lightner's famous Baja Bobby passes me on the left, we continue to cruise in the dark and pull up to 1st point around 6:30am to head high walls, stacked up the point.

Lightner surfs, I run into Warmjet after watching him tactfully slice apart a set wave in the morning light...I shoot b&w film in the meantime and chat with WJ about hulls and peoples senses of humor.

Albers appears, running from around the wall, looking for me his boards.  His face lights up, and he belts out my favorite, "oh boy!".  Shredding of the brand new Vampire hull ensues; more b&w film is shot...got a sequence of Albers cranking a bottom turn around an unsuspecting shoulder hopper; one of countless clean passes by the crew for the day.

Talking with Graham, Lightner and WJ on the beach, I see Jonny enter the beach with Sutho and Lalo in hand...J hangs out and chats with us for a while; extra bladey hull count is now 6...things are coming together nicely.

Lightner leaves for OC, we eat free food and watch people shred and collide...I surf and get mowed down by two loose boards in a set wave, one to the forehead and one to the shoulder.  stoked!

Meanwhile the girls, Worm and Gilda, are hulling and logging their brains out while we all chat about rails and bowed legs. 

I slept on the beach for two hours in the mid day sun; now I'm nice and crispy.  Got a lot of chatting done with the guys, a lot of shredding was had by all (photos soon) and Albers loves his Vamp Hull...thats a heck of a day!


Our quiver for the day minus 5 of our hulls ^

15 comments:

Nigel S. Peppercock said...

How'd that D-finner work? Look at it there, on the wall in all of its whiteness just screaming "paint me!"

Ryan said...

That d-finner is Albers' first shape and i LOVE it!
had some super fun insiders on it, trims like a dream...im contemplating make one very very soon...

pushingtide said...

Awesome. Fun south for sure!

the dirtiest hippy said...

vampire board...so fast!

Le Vyusher said...

Hull overload. I LIKE BLACK DIAMOND. Today was just aweful. BTW, my word verification below was "dictsim".

warm jet said...

you were late hippy johnny.
gotta get back yer vapire hour sessions.

Worm said...

shit yer famous too.
http://elnietodegregnoll.blogspot.com/2009/03/un-shaper-y-dos-fotografos.html

knots said...

Thanks for passing along the views and the stoke 3000+ miles east.

Almond Surfboards & Designs said...

i want a hull just so i can have a board with a cool name.

Le Vyusher said...

Vampires come out in the summer. Cold blood, slow wings.

Ryan said...

whoa!!!
im famous in spanish :)
cool!

Lightgnar said...

how neat!

the dirtiest hippy said...

"dictsim" thats funny, the other day mine was "coocks"

Stef said...

You are also famous in Portuguese and so is Morgan:

http://www.atitude-surf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7136

Le Vyusher said...

You're not famous until you're famous in Japan.