Jul 31, 2015

From Bob ...


The swell dropped from earlier in the week and offered plenty of glassy peaks for us to ride....without risking our lives in the process.  Looking like a fun weekend ahead for warm early morning glass.  

Thanks for taking such good care of my pals Howie and Rusty!


Jul 21, 2015

"I don’t know who Art is, but he’s a dead ringer for the eccentric White Knight from Alice in Wonderland."

Hey, you've hit the Big Time! Mentioned on a cable reality show blog!
Better anticipate a long line of weird ducks on your front stoop tomorrow, from soldiers of fortune to botanists.
Roger Crossland

Jul 16, 2015

From Eric ...

Hi Paul!

The XL mat made it to Japan! I took it out yesterday to get a feel for it... just in time for Typhoon Nangka. Even though I don't have fins yet. Bobbed around and got tumbled in some shore pound. I still had a huge grin on my face! Lots to learn.

Thanks again for the quick ship,


Jul 11, 2015

From Jonathan ...

Hi Paul,
How are you? Hope all is well.
Just had my next foot worked on- seven more weeks out of the water. The day before surgery as a treat, my friend and I went down to SDB and enjoyed the beautiful, clear, clean water there. She took some nice photos- here's one in the "soulful entry into mother ocean" category.

Hope you got in the water for this last south swell- take care.


Jul 9, 2015

From Surf Sister ...

I was shooting for 1000 followers on Instagram by July. We just hit the target today. Boom!

Surf Sister

Jul 8, 2015

From Steiny ...

July 11 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. 

About Mark Cunningham

Made in Hawaii, born in Massachusetts, Mark Cunningham has been in love with Hawaii’s ocean and surf for 59 years and is recognized as one of the best bodysurfers in modern history. While living and lifeguarding on the North Shore, this Ocean Ambassador was helping and assisting locals, visitors and international surfers both in and out of the water for nearly 20 years at the world famous Banzai Pipeline.
“When the conditions allow, I don mask, fins and snorkel and make the most out of exploring and scavenging reefs and impact zones for exercise and treasure. Archaeological beachcombing between Makapuu and Kahuku on Oahu’s Windward shoreline, provides pieces of life, stories and adventures. Remains of a wipeout, a forgotten wallet brought into the inviting waters, the shiny and new becoming corroded and encrusted in their underwater resting place are resurfaced and brought back to land to question what happened.”


About Jonathan Steinberg

Jonathan Steinberg was born in 1959 in Glen Cove New York. He lives, works and surfs on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
“I am interested in the character and personality that common consumer items acquire with use and age. This exhibition has portraits and an installation with bodysurfing swim fins as their subjects. The fins are beautiful and functional when new and then as they are used, abused, loved and lost gain a quiet dignity and world-weary melancholy. The portraits are of individual fins that have gained narrative with age. The installation here is made out of fins I have collected over the years. Most of my fins are orphans, found on the beach, at the dump, or at yard sales. I make pairs and give them away. If someone loses a fin they can come to me and find a match. Surfing comes before collecting and art.”

About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a fine-art gallery and working studio located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a resident of the city with a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water in contemporary work. The Great Highway Gallery’s mission is to seek, analyze, support, and promote the work of a diverse group of artists who seek sincere beauty, challenge conventional thinking, amuse us, and push the boundaries of today’s creative media. The studio collaborates with these artists in developing, printing, and presenting their work in a way that encourages the ongoing conversations in San Francisco’s many microcommunities. To learn more about the gallery, visit www.thegreathighway.com.

Jul 7, 2015

More From Julia and Eric ...

Hi Paul
Attached is a 17 second utube video of me & my daughter catching a small wave on our 4GF mats.
This was the first one my son-in-law has done. Hopefully more to come.

regards eric 

Jul 3, 2015

From Hal and Sherry ...

Ahoy Paul,
Check out this weirdness I found on CL