Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ashton Kutcher and ? (warning, really dumb rant)

I want to know who to blame. I have realized that I am a trendsetter in disguise getting ripped off by the flippin mainstream fashionistas!

First it was the trucker hat. I've been wearing trucker hats religiously since I was about 3. First it was real trucker hats (my dad was a truck driver) then it moved on to 49ers hats, then Snowboard and surf companies. I decided I wanted an original John Deere hat back around 1996 I finally got one and a couple days later guess what... flippin Ashton Kutcher is there wearing a flippin John flippin Deere hat on TV! I think I got to wear it once, don't even know where it is now, I think I still have it but I'm not sure.

Fast forward to today, I've been a flannel man for years as well. I love plaid flannel shirts. I'm perusing Transworld Business at today and I see an interview with my old boss at Jacks Surf Shop. They're talking business and upcoming trends and what do I see?

“Flannel is big this year! [We’ve seen] a lot of flannels, a lot of hooded flannels..."

So now when I'm out wearing my 15 year-old flannel shirt (Eddie Bauer, they last forever!), people are just going to be looking at me saying, "yup everyones jumping on the flannel bandwagon"

Even Nike's jumping in

I want royalties or something...

For all of you who take these thing seriously... please don't.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Green Transportation

Finally! We've been waiting for the new clean diesels for a while and they're finally coming. EPA rates them at 29 city, 40 freeway, but unlike gas cars (including hybrids) diesels tend to get better than the rating if you drive it right. I talked with people who are averaging 50+ freeway! I beat the snot out of another demo around town and still averaged 33mpg. Its good to see some cars coming in that are good for the environment and still practical and fun to drive.

Greener-than-us Europe sells about 60% diesel cars so this is the way things are going. Unfortunatly VW only warranties up to B5 biodiesel, though you can fit it for up to B100. Still greener than a Hybrid once you factor in battery production & replacement.

Available in wagon form also for all the people and boards you could possibly want to throw in. They're not letting employees get them yet since availability is so low but when they are I'm probably going to be signing up!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Surfers vs Papparazzi

Just one more issue to deal with when everyone (movie stars) surf. Nobody likes Papparazzi(sp?) I think they're close to eclipsing lawyers and car salesmen as the least-liked proffession.

Around 12 photographers were on the beach in Malibu this afternoon trying to get shots of Matty hitting the surf, when an all-out smackdown was laid on the pappers by turf-protecting surfers....

Link Here

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flip-Flops Cause Cancer?

Most likely from the same genious minds that discovered that over-eating and lack of excersice leads to heart disease! DirtBag Dad Diaries has a report and interview on the subject.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Back in the OC

I finally got out in the water for a good surf. Its been a long break but I was still able to catch a few fun ones. Definitely rusty, but I didn't get tired like I thought I would. I guess Yoga For Surfers helps! Its my first time surfing in OC, not counting SanO since last summer when I moved jobs to Carlsbad for a while. Fun waves, warm water, good times!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Book of Surfing

From Shakas and Singlefins. A new book by the writer of The September project sure to spread stoke.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


On a non-surf-related note, a co-worker just went online with a super-useful research engine (not search, research) for any online research/shopping/etc. Its a toolbar that you install in your Firefox web browser that records your activiy when you activate it, like an online DVR. Lots of colleges are using it for research, but even if you're shopping or looking for basic info on something its way easier to use than bookmarking and you can see other people searches for similar things and feed off of and/or add onto their results. Pretty neat.
Check it out here...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Project

With the impending arrival of my firstborn Son I've started another blogging project, the Dirtbag Dad Diaries. Just me musing on my life as a father and my hopes for my son to grow up outdoors in front of nature as opposed to indoors in front of the TV like so many kids are growing up now.

I was blessed in my childhood to grow up with nature instead of TV, and books instead of the internet. I understand times have changed, but I'm going to be doing my best to ground my little boy in what really constitutes living. EveryoneSurfs will still be here and I'll continue posting, hopefully more frequently than I have been of late.

For all you Dad surf-bloggers out there please if you have any thoughts, comments, experiences etc, please email me ( so I can have experienced fathers posts on the blog as well. I'd love for this to be sort of a community project.

Monday, June 2, 2008


Its been my longest stretch out of the water in recent memory but I've finally got a few waves! My lovely (and very pregnant) wife and I went to SanO and I was able to get a few fun ones. Out of shape lazy paddling, crowded and windy towards the end, but I would have been happy to just paddle around with no waves, just for the chance to be in the water.

Pics a new one from Shakas & Singlefins