Tyler Hatzikian is not only a master craftsman, doing his own designing, hand shaping and glassing, but is also an incredible talent on the water. Whether charging double-overhead waves at his homebreak or stepping to the nose on some shoulder high sliders, Tyler’s many abilities cannot be denied.
Cardiff by the Sea’s Devon Howard rides a Tyler Surfboards 9’6″ Double Stepdeck, with 10″ 4A Greenough single-fin. The outline of this board was inspired by those being ridden by Nat Young, Bob McTavish, Russell Hughes, Peter Drouyn, and Midget Farrelly in the 1967 surf film Hot Generation, by Paul Witzig. Film by the talented Erik Derman.
Josh Gilberts is a talented young surfer from El Segundo, California. A team rider and test pilot for Tyler Surfboards, Josh can be seen regularly at El Porto mixing it up with a blend of noseriding and bombing big waves. We spoke with Josh to learn more. [click to continue]
How to describe Mike Siordia in five or 6 words: charismatic, artistic, stylistic, insightful, smooth. Naw, that’s just too cliché. To quote one of my favorite movies of all time, The Stoned Age, “He’s just some dude.” Just some dude raised on an often forgotten stretch of beach in the southern most corner pocket of the Santa Monica Bay – the South Bay. [click to continue]
With optimum weather, fantastic Santa Maria styled BBQ provided by Mike Keller and Joe Lococo of California Rancher, a few surf stars and legends in the mix, and the unveiling of a new model, Tyler Surfboards of El Segundo held their Annual Factory Open House last Saturday, July 14th. [click to continue]
A respected observer of the surfing community, Cardiff’s own Devon Howard is a surfer/writer who has written for publications such as Longboard, Surfers Journal, and Surfer magazines. As a surfer with a “ride everything” philosophy, he has appeared in numerous films as Single Fin Yellow, Sprout, One California Day, and The Present. We spoke with Devon to learn more. [click to continue]
Adam Davenport bucks the trend of the LA County, pop/punk, thruster/quad riding foam jockeys, and follows a linear legacy that goes straight back to Velzy. His whole operation could be described as roots rock-and-roll with a heavy dose of blues, with a tiny bit of surf guitar used as the catalyst. [click to continue]
Tyler Hatzikian riding his 10′ noserider. El Porto. Photo by Kiyo Okada / Classic Waves USA.