Winter Wishes: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a fresh batch of videos for your perusing pleasure. Without any further ado, here are some of my recent favorites:

Joel Tudor and son Tosh Tudor released a clip showcasing a recent Hawaii trip. Wish I knew more about the boards they’re surfing. I’m guessing at least some of the sticks were shaped by Stu Kenson and/or Todd Pinder (Tosh definitely had at least one Pinder-shaped surfboard for Pipe.) Tudor also posted a Stu Kenson-shaped Rick Rasmussen tribute, seen below, which I was hoping to see in the clip. Either way I love seeing these boards in some Hawaiian juice!

Mason Ho’s 2019 highlights are about as fun as you might expect. As an added bonus, Ho’s videos are some of the few surf clips I don’t have to watch on mute. It’s always nice to get some Jimi Hendrix alongside some top notch shredding. If watching Mason Ho surf doesn’t bring a smile to your face then you need to get your pulse checked.

We’ve covered Vissla’s “Start to Finish” series here before, and they’re back with a new episode featuring young surfer / shaper Derrick Disney. Disney walks us through some pretty funky designs. It’s cool and informative to hear Disney’s description of the theory behind the boards. He’s even better at surfing these boards than describing them. Sadly, the same cannot be said of yours truly, and that’s why I write a blog in my free time and Disney gets paid to surf.

Jamie O’Brien is probably best known for charging Pipeline death pits, putting soft tops through their paces, and his very successful vlog. He has also collected a bunch of rad boards, focusing on some awesome Eighties and Nineties pieces. For this entry, which is on Matt Archbold’s new “Archy’s Garage” YouTube channel, O’Brien and Archy link up and surf on some of Archy’s old equipment. Archy shows off a sweet Timmy Patterson-shaped channel bottom thruster from the late Eighties. Check out Patterson’s website for more shots of what he calls the Built for Speed model.

Clipz: JOB Eighties & More

Here’s a selection of some recent surf videos that caught my eye. Keep scrolling for more.

Jamie O’Brien was ahead of the curve when it came to vlogging — which seems to be an essential part of any up and coming pro’s self-promotion strategy these days — and he’s also collected a bunch of rad Eighties boards on the sly. At some point, JOB was selling this awesome Shawn Stussy thruster that was made for Gotcha founder Michael Tomson. Anyway he takes out some of his toys in some fun North Shore surf in the video above, including what looks like a Larry Bertlemann twin fin.

Craig Anderson and Kai Neville dropped a new clip without any warning, and the reception has been great. I know a lot of vintage surfboard fans don’t care for Firewire and Haydenshapes, but I happen to admire what both brands have done. Check out the last segment, where Anderson pilots an interesting looking Haydenshape single fin through some gorgeous left hand barrels.

This one is just a trailer, and a brief one at that, but I’m intrigued by the release of Fantastic Acid‘s new movie, “Interstellar Low Ways.” Monsieur Acid is based in France, where he shapes hulls, glasses boards, publishes books, and pilots some alternative surf craft through some inviting-looking waves. The film is available on DVD through the Fantastic Acid website.