Friday, July 10, 2015

Santa Barbara County gem

Another great shot of Mike Pitassi surfing a rare barrel in Santa Barbara County.  These were the days when you sometimes hoped someone else would be at the beach surfing so you could share your fun.  I surfed this break many times with just my surf buddy Matt Chapin.  Don't think I will disclose this break, you can still get it uncrowded on occasion.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bruce Fowler V8 Surfboard

The V8 continues BF's 5 year design campaign exploring what he terms "The Possibilities of the In Between".
Harkening back to the original Aussie V Bottoms, Fowler retained the best attributes from the short lived design while incorporating a modern foil and some heady plane geometry.  A healthy dose of "secret sauce" has produced one unique and ultra fun wave catching speed demon that has garnered rave reviews in Cali, Florida, New York & Japan.
"This lean machine is designed to be turned from the middle, with control and stability coming from a forward position: quite the opposite to most of today's surfboard designs.  The V8 V-Bottom is NOT a longboard or a displacement hull!  Everything behind the trailing edge of the fin is about quick release, allowing for carving rail turns and incomparable speeds in small soft surf. V8's can also deliver some fresh impressive surfing on larger flat faced waves."