Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bay Head Barrells! Step offs into some heaving pits! December 13th, 2010

Check this footage from December 13th...Far North end of Bay Head.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Single Fin tees and hats back in the shop...

We re-stocked 4 of Single Fins ultra soft, super comfortable tees for the Holidays. Super cool tees from a local surf company...check em out.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dark Fall DVD and New Jersey Surf Calendar 2011

In stock for the Holidays...2 great gifts for all surfers, but especially New Jersey Surfers!  You can purchase them on our website to be shipped anywhere.  Lots of Bay Head footage in Dark Fall and Plenty of Bay Head photos in the NJ Surf Calendar.

Experience Dark Fall, Alex DePhillipo's award winning documentary as he follows a year in the life of New Jersey's best surfers as they tackle some of the best surf right in their own back yard and travel to remote locations across the globe... This film gives a look at the lifestyle of a cold-water surfer and glorifies the most prestigious and naturally beautiful time for a New Jersey surfer, the fall.

Featuring Dean Randazzo, Sam Hammer, Andrew Gesler, Zach Humphreys, Clay Pollioni, and many more, shot in High definition, including work with the Red One, the epic surf film is a must see. Music by The Parlor Mob, ASG, Jumpship, Chris Arena, Sabotoge Soundsytem, Bruce Springsteen and more.

the latest NJ Surf Calendar
purchase NJ surf Calendar 2011
Jersey Surf - tide chart Calendar 2011- Local surfers in the best NJ waves. Includes tide charts and moon phases. Makes a great...enjoy it all year. There are lots of Bay Head barrells gracing the pages! Cover photo: Sam Hammer - Bay Head. Stafford

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Potatoes for Thanksgiving...or for Swells.

A couple of boards from my Fall quiver.  Tony at Clean Ocean Surfboards is making a super versatile shape...the Hot Potato.  I've been riding a 6'10" for quite a while and just started riding a 6'4"...check em out.  I've got a 6'2" on the shop's rack and have done custom orders from 5'10"to 6'10" and all sizes in between.

6'10" and 6'4" Hot Potatoes.

The fuller outline helps catch waves much better...lots of down the line speed.  Good entry rocker helps make drops when things get steeper.  Good 'v' through the bottom makes these turn on a dime.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cool Artwork for the shop and Vintage Soul...

A friend and past employee...Alex Barlow is working on some art for the Shop and fof VinTage Soul...let me know your thoughts and which ones you like.

Vintage Wave

shop rat

Drive in...

Drive in 2....

Soul Wave

Soul Tree

Roots of Soul

Monday, November 15, 2010

4th Annual - Kenny Tooker Longboard Classic - 2010

DATE: September 25th, 2010
LOCATION: Karge Street, Bay Head
CONDITIONS: Waist to chest high and clean with offshore winds! Air 75 water 68

Each year, Kenny's wife Krissy gets together a crew of Kenny's best friends, family, helpers and sponsors and puts together an awesome event in his honor...this year was no exception and possibly the best yet. In Krissy's words: "Originally this event was being billed as a "contest" but, the gears have shifted to a more family oriented day and is now the Kenny Tooker Memorial Classic. It just seems more fitting .... Kenny was a Classic. Kenny lived each day with the Aloha spirit and that is something that will live on in all of us that were lucky enough to have crossed his path. This annual event is not to remind us of our loss, but more importantly, what we gained by knowing him." The event raises money for Scholarships given to Senior students from Point Pleasant High School in Kenny's name.

We had tons of volunteers from Surf Taco, The Beach House, Christian Surfers, Rock n Joe's Coffee, Skullcandy, Hyperflex Wetsuits, Single Fin, Dunkin Donuts to name a few...the list goes on and on!

Awesome, awesome day! I look forward to this day all year and am so happy that it worked out the way it did. Kenny does it every year…really makes everything come together. The waves, the weather, the people. I don’t think Karge St. has... broken that well in months. I can’t remember feeling so much aloha and stoke in the line-up and such great surfing in a really long time. I am blessed to be such a part of great day that celebrates Kenny’s impact on all of us. He was truly an awesome soul and it shows with the turnout that we get each year and how many people come out to help. I see so many guys that never surf contests and so many guys that don’t really longboard come out and join us for such a great day! I think Tom (Moran from Christian Surfers) made a great point when he said that we need to live each day like it’s our only day and make the most of each one.
God Bless, Eric

Photos courtesy of Joanne O'shaughnessy and Rob Tooker...thanks a ton.
The entry

The set-up

Alex Barlow...as good as it gets.

Dave Butler...Kenny's best bud.

Shane Beyer...takin the high line.
Brendan Kearny - stoked after winning his new Beach House Fish.

Currie Wagner...stylin.
Rob Beaton...on the nose of his classic Weber.
Caleb Fisher...in memory.

The Enforcer.

Tom Moran and Nestor...doin what's right.

Matt Lewis picks off a good 1.

D Mack in trim.
Dave Butler presenting Krissy with great appreciation.
Dave presenting to Kenny's Mom.
More photos, click below:

Joanne O'Shaugnessy's gallery
Rob Tooker's gallery

Women’s Longboard
1st – Joan “the Mole” Sapienza
2nd – Joanne Danneker
3rd – Debbi Pagels
4th – Becky Burt
5th – Margi W.

1st – Zachary Hildenbrandt
2nd – Connor Coulter
3rd- Stevo “the slicer” LoCicero
4th – Armand O’Keefe

Jr. Men’s Longboard
1st- Jon “repeat” Krippahne
2nd – Matt “big bro” Krippahne
3rd – Chris Stadler
4th – Johnny Buoye
5th – Shane “cross step” Beyer
6th – Ryan Bruett

Men’s Longboard
1st – Alex “ten toes” Barlow
2nd – Caleb "beardo" Fisher
3rd – Cory Kisiel
4th – Currie “local boy” Wagner
5th – James "the nose" Contreras
6th – Rory “the ripper” Wagner

Old Guy’s Longboard
1st – Bob  Duerr
2nd- Matt Lewis
3rd – Mike Sweeney
4th – Eric Beyer
5th – Steve “the Enforcer” Messenger
6th – Russ Terranova

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jamie Budge's new film - The Californians...trailor. Check it out.

I called Jamie to order more DVDs of his last film "The Living Curl", and he let me in on his new flick, The Californians.  A rad new film...using Jamie's late 60s and early 7os footage.  Should be out late November. The destination of choice switched from the nose to the tube...nice.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A few shots from the past few days...some surf, some not

I'm learning to take time and 'smell the roses'...
The view at the end of the road, up from the shop...

Lights coming down from Heaven...Treasure Island

NJ channell marker

Yesterday, before we paddled out for a dawn patrol...fun!

Sun coming up over the Manasquan River   

God Bless America!  From a couple of days ago

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Phil Edwards...and the Hobie Noserider

Phil contributed so much to the sport of surfing.  His surfing, shaping and his book...You should have been here an hour Ago.
Style and Function

The 'Great Noseride Caper'

Legions of the Jazzed

Tyler Warren...doin his thing.

Tyler Warren- All Yew from http://vimeo.com/apeel on Vimeo.

from Korduroytv

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Newest venture...Vintage Soul Blog

Check it out...       Vintage Soul Blog
Repair shed

couple of classic riders

Monday, October 4, 2010

2010 Hurley Pro - Trestles...level of surfing raised!

I grew up surfing in the late 70s through the 80s and 90s and straight to 2010...I've ridden everything from longboards to eggs, shortboards,  fish, 80s thrusters to modern day longboards and true Classic logs.  I'm not exactly thrilled with 'modern day' shortboarding...especially the equipment being pushed on the masses of wannabe, shortboard kids...the average kid just can't ride em...period.  That said, I still really appreciate what the top level pros are doing and how they're pushing the limits of modern day shortboarding!  I haven't seen a shortboard video that peaked my interest since "Searchin for Tom Curren"...till the 2010 Trestles pro Highlights!  Check it out!  A cool side note...almost 20 years to the day, Slater won his 1st pro contest at Trestles.  One of the guys he beat that contest was hot shredder Dino Andino...this year, he beat current hot shredder and Dino's son, Kolohe Andino.  Pretty cool!


Dale Webster...still surfing after all these years!

Ever wonder what happened to Dale Webster...famed ironman surfer from Step into Liquid?  He's still going...surfing the Bodega Bay area of Northern California...7 more years!  Last month he made it 35 years...  12,784 cosecutive days!  A bit crazy and unreal.
Dale -lookin a bit surfed out

Dale, looking stoked

Friday, September 3, 2010

Our 8th Annual Old School Board Swap - Sunday - September 12th!

Should be a rad time once again!  We'll get some photos...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday Night at the movies - August 27th...CASTLES IN THE SKY - FREE

Our next Surf Movie Night...a must see!  This Friday - music starts up at 6:30...be there.
 Due to unforseen circumstances beyond our control, there has been a Change in plans...Castles in the Sky is being played, not Dark Fall.

We still have Cooper, DJ Trish and Skull Candy, Sanuk, and Ando & Friends sponsoring the movie.

See You Friday Night!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Clean Ocean Surfboards...Pig hit the shop

art deco resin styles
love them hips...
Tony at Clean Ocean Surfboards makes some beautiful boards and unreal shapes...check out this used Pig that rolled into the shop!  Some of the best resin work I've ever seen.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Some hot new sticks came in...Jacobs and Bings.

Matt put together a real smooth batch of board...a couple of East Coast Models, a couple of East Coast Noseriders a Jacobs 422 and a Bing Elevator...check em out.

9'0" and 9'2" Jacobs East Coast Models...exclusively for the Beach House

9'2" Jacobs 422 and a 9'6" Bing Elevator
9'4" and 9'6" Jacobs East Coast Noseriders

Friday, July 30, 2010

Classic Surf Movie Night...celebrate the Single Fin!

For our next Surf Movie Night, we'll be celebrating the Single Fin...we'll have a display of some old and new single fins, some food drink and social time. We'll be playing the classic Endless Summer...event will be sponsored by local clothing company Single Fin...right out of New Jersey! These guys rock!