Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This is what you were supposed to see

If you were one of the few, the proud, the dedicated to stare at my beautiful work of art I put up on my post entitled "Goin out of town", this is what you were supposed to see:

(Note, it might help if you talk to Mary before watching this...)
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Congrats to Bob-O!



Yeah this is old news, but it wasn't when I first started typing it.  Guess I've been master ummm I mean pro-crastinating too much lately!  

Back in my college daze in Isla Vista, I remember waking up on the weekends in my DP house filled with beer, used profos, blood splattered on the walls, and some mank myrt sleeping next to me in my bed; when all of a sudden (without fail) somebody would barge into my room at about 10:00 AM and convince me that instead of a morning foam sesh, the best cure for my hangover was to embark on a shralp mission to the surf spot better known as Jalama. 


Some days the luscious waters of Poseidon cured me, some days they didn't and I ralphed all the way there and all the way back. Some days we scored, some days it sucked. Some days I got shacked off my ass and other days I layed on my board in the middle of the ocean having epileptic seizure inducing flashbacks of the freakishness that occurred in my bed the night before. But every now and then, some days we would be blessed with the presence of stellar waves and mega rippers. On one such, occasion I was sitting in the middle of the line up holding my throbbing head and waiting for a set, when out of the corner of my eye, I witness what had to have been a 7 foot high mountain of spray waft its way in my direction (talk about cropdusting!).  As my vision followed the spray, I took a closer look and realized that it was non other than a Mr. Bobby Martinez literally gutting the shit out every wave in his way, needless to say he was killing it!  At that moment I knew the kid had some power, steez, skills, and the other bear necessities that it takes to make it onto the dream tour!

Flash-forward  3 years later... So I'm in the middle of the room filled with broken glass, pieces of a broken door propped up against the window for privacy, and another door off its hinges propped against the doorway when all of a sudden she starts... 
OH CRAP!  DIDN'T FLASH FORWARD FAR ENOUGH!  FLASH FORWARD - 2 more years!  
The Billabong Pro Tahiti 2009 was starting to run out of lay days and didn't look like the swell was going to get monstrous this year by any means, so they decided to make due with what was at hand and throw the final day.  Stand outs during the final day include: Aritz Aranburu, Keg With Legs, Cj Goods, T Knox, Tom Whits, Taj Burrow, and of course our Santa Barbara boy Bobby Martinez.  The final consisted of Bobby and Taj waiting around hoping that they'd be the lucky one to score a good wave that would let them show off their shred and get an excellent score.  It was a pretty close final but Bobby snagged a sick one with a little bit of time to spare.  Unfortunately for Mr. TB, it was not enough time and Bobby came out on top like the true champ he is!  Props to Bobby Martinez on winning the 2009 Billabong Pro Tahiti!  
       
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Goin outa town, keep yourself entertained!

Hello? Anybody there?

I feel like no one reads this shit anyway but if you so happen to stumble across this page, sucks for you cause I'm going outa town for the week! Yeah, that's right, I'm on vacay bittttchhh!
So I leave you with 2 options. A) Keep yourself entertained by sitting on your thumb all day watching bollox reality tv shows and eating flaming hot cheetos covered in mank sauce or
B) Keep yo self entertained by watching this :

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If you stare at the above picture long enough (like at least 2 hours) it starts to dance and move and music begins to play. Have some patience my friend, it is SOO WORTH IT!!!!
It's pretty damn funny once they start getting into the break dance part while the momba plays!
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Girl Bands... Uck Yah? or Nish Nish?


I RELINKED THE SONGS, THEY NOW WORK (For those of you who had problems, like anonymous comment kook! Show yourself!)Metric
Don't get the Uck yah part? click this bubble boy

I used to be a punk little shit grom that would spit in your eye if you even dared to play anything other than punk rock in my car. That was high-school. In college, my musical arsenal as well as my dome(rs) began to slowly expand from 80's music, to rap, to reggae, to glam rock, and even some techno (freejoles).
The Sounds

Now it seems that I'm pretty much open to any kind of music as long as it doesn't suck ballz. Recently, I've been listening to a lot of electronic shit and girl bands, and they kinda rock (I'm talking about bands with a girl lead singer). Surely I'll do another post about the electronic music I've been bobbing to but this ones for the myrts! (If you haven't caught on by now, "Myrts" is Hendonesian for hot chicks, no trogs).
Hottest chicks with mullets Tegan & Sara

Usually for me to enjoy a song by a chick it has to be pretty damn hard or she has to be pretty damn hot (usually a combination of the two). Don't get me wrong, I hate that pop bullshit like B Spears and Christina Agulera fo sho. But for all you close minded freaks out there, you might want to listen to some of the following songs that could quite possibly expand your mind and change your musical phylum forevaaaaaaa....

"My Delirium" by Ladyhawke
"Crazy on You" by Heart (ol skool)
"Gimme Sypmathy" by Metric
"Their Cell" by Girl In A Coma (credit K Grom)
"Metal Heart" by Cat Power
"Heads Will Roll" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Shores of California" by Dresden Dolls
"I'm a Lady" by Santogold (for Slade)
"Borne on the FM Waves" by Against Me! Featuring Tegan & Sara
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" by The Ting Tings
"Heartbeats" by The Knife
You might recognize these last two from Taylor Steele's Stranger Than Fiction:
"Embrace" by PNAU )Feat Ladyhawke)
"Very Vampyr" by Teenagersintokyo
Heart

Decide for yourself whether they are Uck Yah or Nish Nish and write me what you think at SurfAmbassadorHendo@gmail.com. Best response and the person to name whose parts belong to the bottom 2 songs in Stranger Than Fiction gets a stoke pack!

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Vids that will flip yo lid!

Eh mates, 
I gots a lots of new cool shit coming up including: some new news, bizarre surf stories, promiscuous conquests, an adventure involving a one armed man and a 52 year old cougar, as well as many hangover tales to tell you all about.  Keep yourself busy for now by watching a couple of these vids that I truly enjoy!

Can't wait for The Modern Collective to come out!  Like I said before, they've got an awesome blog worth checking out everyday. 

Modern Collective - The First Visions from Poor Specimen on Vimeo

This kid Chippa came out of nowhere,  I saw him on the Modern Collective site and was straight up dumfounded by his crop-dusting tail wafts and 360 airs (not to mention his rodeoz).  Check the lil feller out:

Chippa Wilson Feb - Apr '09 from Nick Brooks on Vimeo.

Apparently there has been some good swell down in Atalanta lately.  Check out these dudes straight up Shralping it!


Old Skool trailer that is just so absurd that I can't believe I didn't post it earlier:


Mental Myrts So Hot It Hurts (I feel pretty damn bad for the creeper who made this video but Mischa is still on fire nonetheless):
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Graffiti Iz Sick

Wazaaa,
just watched this documentary called "Bomb It" and that shit was ill yo!  It follows the evolution of street art and graffiti all over the World.  I must say, it was a pretty inspiring film.  I'm thinking about goin out and buying some cans to start "bombing" with.  Definitely put this film in your Netflix queueue (how do you even pronounce that word?).  Here's some of the artists/bombers that I really thought were mental (imagine how sick some of these would be on the bottom of your shred sled!):
Blek Le Rat:
Nina:
Shepard Fairey:
Surf Ambassador Hendo posting mad bills at a Shepard Fairey loc spot in DT LA
Even though I don't think he was in the film, this guy's shit is nutso!
Banksy:
Wish I could bomb some sick shit like that!  But you know what, F.I.D.L.A.R. (Fuck It Dawg Life's A Risk), might as well give it a try.  I'm not telling anyone my bomber name though, you'll know it when you see it (and no, it's not gona be a stick figure of a dude taking a William Shatner, I'll leave that to Bro Rho)

Well, here goes nothing...
 
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Friday, May 1, 2009

EXPOSURE(self)

Sup groms,
just wanted to give you all the heads up that the month of April was pretty damn HUGE for all my mates as far as the surf world and exposure are concerned.  

Firstly, to start things off, my brother got his article entitled "Snowstorm: Stumbling upon more than just good surf in Central America" about Sketch Island published in this month's
 Transworld SURF.  So get off your ass and go buy this month's Transworld Surf and Check it out on pg. 42.  It's a fascinating yet gnarly tale!  Can't believe you made it into the mags before me mate, hats off brother!  Much respect!  
Then my friend and local La Jolla legend Derek Dunfee won the Monster Paddle Award at this year's Billabong XXL Awards.  Check out his winning wave here.  HEAVY!
Congrats DD!
Then, if that wasn't enough frothy goodness for Derek, he also got his article entitled "The Elephant Gun Project" published in Surfer Magazine!  The article is an awesome account following his written journals about an epic gun that the legendary Pat Curren (Tom Curren's Dad) shaped for him.  It's an excellent read! Buy this month's Surfer and check it out.  
Next, as I was getting weird on a ranch far far away where the beer and the buffalo trogs roam, UCSB Surf Team Captain and Chaos Crew member lil buddy Joe Leo Riggio was getting wet!  Fortunately, for his sake, this time it wasn't in his dreams.  He was reppin and rippin hard for the boyz of SB and throwin down some mad steez at SD's Wavehouse collegiate contest!  As you can see below, he blew the competition away with frothy Archy Larrys and floater tweaks that'll give you unsuspected heart murms! 
Last but not least, this last weekend while I was up in SB getting weird (AGAIN), Newport legend and IV myrtle frother Spencer Pirdy was pulling into death bombs at the wedge.  We're talking about barrells deeper and wider than Maya Ballzich from "Dang that Gangbang Mang! Part 6"!   Check out his mental kamikazes that got put up on Surfline!  I sure hope you've got a wetsuit sponsor Pirdy cause if I were you I surely woulda soiled myself on this one!  Yikes!
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