Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - Just be thankful for what you've got

photo by kiyo
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall

Just be thankful for what you've got

-William DeVaughn

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LALA trip recap - mid week day trips

To San O - about as weak as I've ever seen it.
The point got fun but packed.
County Line - crispy & warm with the Santa Anna's - as fun as I've ever had it, no thanks to a crew of geezers hogging just about every wave. Make way for this geezer here!
It would be El-Porto-centric for the rest of the trip.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We interrupt the LALA recap to bring you this.

Hats off to whomvever shot this - all I have are a few keywords: Trevor Gordon, Travers Adler, Daniel Gram, Seth deRoulet, Morgan Maassen, Mary Osborne, rincon, super 8, surfing.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

LA LA land recap day 1 - 2

Day One - the flight leaves on time, arrives early - 2 miracles, not just in my lifetime, but on the same day! The good juju continues when my Kia rental gets upgraded to a branc spanking new Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Cha ching! (double cha ching at the gas pumps - I'm still walking funny after 2 gas-ups)

I picked up my 9'8" Tyler Wingnose a"Private Reserve" model - meaning it was 'Zeke's own. The poor board - she'll never be surfed so well again.

Fuel consumption upgrade style - turn up that AC its 80. Crank the heat it's 50. The weather was perfect.
LA: land of groovy cars
On Sunday the Surf at El Porto was fun, and there were a few OH sets. I was thinking that in the afternoon on the low tide, with a little luck I might strike it good down at the Cove at PV. I struck it bad, but oh well, it's a pretty spectacular spot.
So I continued on to Long Beach just to check it out - a very pleasant and cool surprise. More about this, and much more, dear readers, next time.

But damn, it was good to be back.

El Porto from John Hintlian on Vimeo.

Friday, November 19, 2010

early steps in surf video - el porto Nov. 2010

Untitled from John Hintlian on Vimeo.

Tyler, Josh, Katy, and co.

California Trip Overview.

I was great seeing everyone, and thanks for every one's hospitality and kindness. I'm sorry to have missed as many more - next time. I'll be posting more entries and profound reflections in subsequent posts - but here's just a taste of the highlights of the trip. Details to Follow.
ca-trip-13.jpgTorrance FD
Kiyo - El Porto was a ton 'o fun.
Counties - Santa Anna winds rock

Monday, November 1, 2010

cool style by Kio

I hope conditions will be like this

Musclecar Monday - Mustang Boss 429

At the Hye Tyde Raceway we love Dearborn, MI-bred muscle.

The Boss 429 is arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date. In total there were 858 original Boss 429s made. The origin of the Boss 429 comes about as a result of NASCAR. Ford was seeking to develop a Hemi engine that could compete with the famed 426 Hemi from Chrysler in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series (then known as "Grand National Division"). NASCAR's homologation rules required that at least 500 cars be fitted with this motor and sold to the general public.

Just look as the size of that motor!