Keith Malloy = Hero

The Malloy Brothers come from good people and the world needs to know more about them. I really want Farm League to make a full length documentary on the Malloy family as a whole. Then we all can learn exactly what Mike and Denise did to raise such solid kids. Chris, Dan, and Keith were raised working hard and surfing harder. They’re connected to the earth, the ocean, and their family like few others I know of. They promote small local agriculture…

…and they lobby for less use of plastics and overall environmental protection.

Not to mention the fact that they help build and test some of the greatest wetsuits and surfboards in the world.

It takes balls to quit professional contest surfing in order to create a life traveling the world in search of good breaks and big swell. All three of them have been able to make it work and film the process along the way. Nixon Watches has been supporting Keith for years and they recently put up this “Born to Wander” about him. 

I also recommend checking out Slow Is Fast….

180 South….

…and Come Hell or High Water

Get involved in your local community, eat good simple food, and think critically about how you approach this world. You will be a happier person for it. That was a little emo….sorry….I mean it though.

Cyrus Sutton has been…..Compassing.

Cyrus Sutton is one of the great creative minds in surfing. He has a deep passion for adventure and enjoys finding it on little to no money.

 

Cyrus is the creative director at one of my favorite all time sites Korduroy.TV, he’s a filmmaker, he’s a director, he’s a photographer, he’s a dirtbag, he’s a van owner and he’s a surfer.

The trailer just came out for his new short film Compassing. It looks too damn good. Go check it out.

Trevor Gordon Rips

I’m typically very partial to goofy footers. Almost to a point of discriminatory measure. That being said, there’s a ton of guys out there that rip with their left foot forward. On the other side of that coin…I always drop my back knee….so I’m super biased TOWARD this technique. Yeah it sounds a bit conflicted, but who cares. Trevor Gordon is one of my favorites for obvious reasons. I think in surfing more than any other sideways standing pursuit, style is poached and even faked. Fake style is the worst style. Trevor doesn’t do that….Trevor has sick style. Go buy some of his art work (as soon as his site is back up and running) and watch the kid rip.

Heavy Changes Under Burton Umbrella.

Damn….huge moves are being made by Jake and the crew in Burlington. Opinions are like assholes…I know you all got one. If you snowboarded in the late 90’s at all…. Forum, Foursquare, and Special Blend were huge. Now they Rest In Peace. It’s a business kids….I wonder where the riders will branch out to? Expect to see some other teams get beefed up. Check the details here.

Johannes Kroemer photo courtesy of ESPN

DVS up for auction?

Got a few million on hand? If so then you….yes you…have the potential to purchase DVS Shoes. On June 13th there will be an auction to see who can bail Brian, Kevin, and The Gav out of bankruptcy. It looks like they’ve been doing everything they can to keep that ship afloat. We wish all the boys well (still can’t believe dude is VP of anything). Check the details over at TW Business, and start saving some dough…..shit it’ll probably be an energy drink company.

 

We Drink Water…You Should Too

Energy Drinks are evil. I hate that our sports are now fueled by these terribly unhealthy products. I’m sure it’s tough for young athletes to turn down hefty money from companies like Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar, but man it bums me out. These people are marketing their products full of chemicals, sugar, and garbage to us and our children. It’s not ok. If you drink that shit….stop it. It’s time We Drink Water. The people behind Drink Water are people I truly respect…for their riding…and their ideals. Support them, and go buy some product…10% of proceeds go to help those in real need…via water.org

photo courtesy of wedrinkwater.com