Surfers

Luke Allee

by Glenn Sakamoto on October 19, 2010 · 6 comments

Luke “Gully” Allee is a young California surfer/shaper who creates hand-foiled fins and handplanes for Almond Surfboards. Following in the DIY footsteps of Cyrus Sutton, Gully has made a lifestyle out of surfing and woodworking. We caught up with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Michel Junod

by Peter Van Allen on October 1, 2010 · 4 comments

Michel Junod is a California surfer/shaper from Santa Cruz. He started shaping in the 1960s, and for 4 years he lived on the North Shore where he honed his big-wave skills at Sunset Beach. He recently starred in Thomas Campbell’s latest film The Present, alongside Alex Knost. At 61 years old, Michel is still charging. [click to continue]

Patrick Trefz

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 21, 2010 · 2 comments

Patrick Trefz is a talented surfer/filmmaker/photographer who’s latest film “Idiosyncrasies” features an intimate look at such surfing luminaries as Richard Kenvin, Andrew Kidman, and Pat Curren. Trefz is a former Surfer photographer whose talents also include still photography for such clients as Nixon to commercials and music videos. We spoke with Patrick to find out more. [click to continue]

Leah Dawson

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 13, 2010 · 4 comments

Leah Dawson is a California surfer/musician originally from Florida. She later travelled to Hawaii to ride the hollow waves of the North Shore and studied filmmaking at the University of Hawaii. Leah is also the recent winner at the Surfing America Championships held at Trestles. We caught up with Leah to learn more. [click to continue]

Mark Jeremias

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 9, 2010 · 1 comment

Mark Jeremias is a California surfer/filmmaker who produced and directed One California Day. Mark is also the creator of Drive, a televised series on skateboarding, and is responsible for remastering the classic films Stylemasters and Stylemasters 2. He is currently working to bring The Tyler Warren Experiments to an eager audience. We spoke with Mark to learn more. [click to continue]

Ryan Burch

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 7, 2010 · 4 comments

Ryan Burch is a young surfer/shaper from San Diego, California. His recent exploits on a closed-cell foam board based on Lindsay Lord’s planing hulls has brought him a lot of attention. His shaping has also been recognized too, having won the Young Guns of Shaping contest at Sacred Craft. We chatted with Ryan to learn more. [click to continue]

Rabbit Kekai

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 23, 2010 · 5 comments

Rabbit Kekai is a legendary Hawaiian surfer who grew up under the mentorship of Duke Kahanamoku. A true Waikiki Beach Boy and expert waterman in his own right, Rabbit excelled at competition and is often referred to as “The Original Hotdogger” with his innovative maneuvers. Now approaching his 90th birthday, Rabbit is a direct descendant from the early days of surfing. [click to continue]

Andrew Crockett

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 20, 2010 · 6 comments

Andrew Crockett is an Australian surfer/photographer who is the producer of the surfing books Switch-Foot and Switch-Foot II. In 2005, he was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame for his work in media. We took the time to learn more about his unique outlook on life. [click to continue]