It was good seeing my old buddy Ryan Tatar in SF. He’s quite a guy.
Getting out after surfing my 7’6’ quad at OB photo by Ryan Tatar
the road with no signs
My new short film “Trail Therapy” is about one man’s 14 year, 34,000 mile quest for healing after loosing his children to depression and suicide.
My new short film “Trail Therapy” about this guy I met on the side of the road comes out next monday on Korduroy. Steve Fugate has walked over 34,000 miles (across the US seven times) after loosing both of his children. He’s got a great story and lots of wisdom to share.
small wave quiver
8’ V Bowls by Ryan Lovelace (top)
10’ Noserider by Ryan Burch (middle)
11’2” Glider by Ryan Burch (bottom)
Life is a tender dance with death. Throughout history aggressors have raped and pillaged foreign lands, their communities at home not asking questions when the abundance was returned. Today’s no different, it’s ironic with the internet enabling me to search to my heart’s content, how little I choose to delve into the real inconvenient truth.
To know “freedom” we’ve got to feel it’s cost. Remove the veil and face what is happening around us, feel the blood and the stench. It is ours to own.
Tyranny is a two-sided coin.
Tyranny is a hereditary disease.
Tyranny abuses both those who perpetuate and suffer under it. Our ancestors knew this well. European empires sought to control and “tame” their primordial forest surroundings through the systematic plunder, enslavement and 2nd class assimilation of its woody flesh, and human and animal inhabitants. The rise of the nation-state furthered the homogenization of the wild by mixing the elites of commerce with bloodline rule.
Eventually some got fed up and crossed the Atlantic to a new land of “freedom” only to turn around and systematically destroy and enslave the wild new lands exactly as it had been done to them.
As explorers we romanticize our quest to find new and uncharted lands only to find that our presence ruins the very things we seek.Read More
Here’s a new video shot by my bud Donnie Hedden and myself about our 4 day road trip up the coast of Central California.
The boards I rode were- 10’ Noserider by Ryan Burch
11’2” Glider by Ryan Burch
10’ Log by Almond Surfboards
7’6” Quad by Jeff McCallum