Filthy Phil is on his way back to Nias…

Phil Goodrich stopped by today to pick up a board for his trip to Nias this year. He is going to be there for the next 40 days, painting the walls in his friends bungalow and surfing his brains out.  I am so amped for him, I guess there is suppose to be a swell filling in as we speak!  Here are a few shots of Phil, and I will be back soon with some shots of him riding his DVS Aviso during a recent trip to Nicaragua…

Phil falling in love with my 6`2 Doc...

Phil falling in love with my 6`2 Doc...

Phil slashing with style on his 6`1 JJ Aviso last year at Nias

Phil slashing with style on his 6`1 JJ Aviso last year at Nias.

Did I mention he is a sick artist as well?

Did I mention he is a sick artist as well?

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Tip Time

Check out this Video that CWach put together from his recent trip to Noosa.  Christian is riding his trusty 10`0 CJ Nelson Aviso Model, the board he has ridden during his last two big wins in the esteemed noseriding division of the festival.  Check back soon for more…

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Last day down south..

Here are a few more pics from the last day of my trip…

This is what dreams are made of...

This is what dreams are made of...

Perfection...

Perfection...

Head high and glassy, what more do you need?

Head high and glassy, what more do you need?

So fun!

Just set your line...

Hold on...

Hold on...

Sick!

Stoked!

Setting up for the inside bowl...

Setting up for the inside bowl...

Just like clockwork

The sand was so good..

It was like clockwork!

It was like clockwork!

Amazing!

Amazing!

This was one of a few really good waves that I got on my last session of the day. This is one of the only pics that was snapped off before the SD card ran out...

This was one of a few really good waves that I got on my last session of the day. This is one of the only pics that was snapped off before the SD card ran out...

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More from down south…

Here are some more pictures from down in South America.  I finally got a chance to download the lifestyle shots that I took with my g10, as well as some more of the surfing photos that my friend Ian and his girlfriend Allison snapped off.

I feel like I got more waves over a two week span than I had in the last two years so I still have a bunch more stuff to got through. I will be back with more tomorrow with more, but here are a few pics from when the swell started to clean up…

 

David and Fito.  These guys are all time!

David and Fito. These guys are all time!

My friend Ryan and I after another sick session...

My friend Ryan and I after another sick session...

Waves started building and the conditions cleaned up...

Waves started building and the conditions cleaned up...

After that it was on...

After that it was on...

Driving...

Driving...

Still going...

Still going...

I probably could have stood up at this point, but i was so shocked, this was my first wave of the day!

I probably should have stood up at this point, but i was so shocked, this was my first wave of the day!

There you go buddy...

There you go buddy...

Shaking off the morning cobwebs.

Shaking off the morning cobwebs.

Setting up...

Setting up...

After that eye your spot and tuck in...

After that eye your spot and tuck in...

Then drive!

Then drive!

Hold your line!

Hold your line!

Hold it...

Hold it...

Right here you can see I am a little low in the pocket for that next section...

Right here you can see I am a little low in the pocket for that next section..

If I had it to do over I would have out my arm back in the wave and pulled myself nice and high in the barrel. Try it if you are ever in that spot..

If I had it to do over I would have out my arm back in the wave and pulled myself nice and high in the barrel. Try it if you are ever in that spot..

Another little slash...

Another little slash...

This was a bigger one I got into later in the day...

This was a bigger one I got into later in the day...

I just remember missing a good one, then a better one came, and I realized I had to get serious and paddle my ass off!

I just remember missing a good one, then a better one came, and I realized I had to get serious and paddle my ass off!

 

Driving...

Driving...

Stoked!

Stoked!

Full speed ahead...

Full speed ahead...

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South of the Border

The week before last I ended up sneaking away with a few friends to try and score some surf down in South America. We heard that there had been some fun south swells hitting down by our friends house in Nicaragua and decided to hop on a flight the next day and see what happened…

After throwing my 5`5 Lost/Aviso RNF and my 6`2 Rusty/Aviso in a boardbag and stuffing some clothes in a suitcase i was ready to go. It was a little bit short notice but I had been itching to get out of town and score some surf so I felt ready to go. Knowing my boards would arrive safe I only took the two boards and saved a bunch of money on board fees, which the airlines have gone Nazi over lately.

That is one of my favorite things about owning an Aviso Surfboard. They are by far the most durable surfboard I have ever come into contact with. When I am going on a trip I literally throw my boards in a bag and go. Not once in the last three years have I ever had a board get dinged on a plane. I even have one friend, Andy Ryan over at Quicksilver, who checked his Aviso RNF without even a board bag and had it arrive in New York in perfect condition!

Anyway, we arrived to find the waves the smallest they had been in a few weeks, but it was still head high in 75 degree water so I was doing just fine. Throughout the week the waves gradually picked up a bit each day, and over the last few days we ended up scoring some great surf somewhere in the four foot range (depending on where you are from!). I still have a bunch of pictures to go through but here are a few shots from the first couple of days, and I will upload a bunch more soon.

I hear there should be a pretty good south swell hitting the coast of California over the next few days so get out your Aviso and get ready…

I love how well my fish works.  If I could bring one board on a trip it would be my Aviso RNF or BD3!!

I love how well my fish works. If I could bring one board on a trip it would be my Aviso RNF or BD3. You can ride these boards in 2 foot surf or 6 foot and rip!

Getting my legs back after the flight...

Getting my legs back after the flight...

Getting in the groove with a couple of head dips

Getting in the groove with a couple of head dips

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Back in Action….

Hey! I was out of the country all last week and was having serious issues getting online to update the blog. As soon as I have a chance to get organized I will be back with the whole story but for now here is a little teaser…

Seeking shade down South...

Seeking shade down South...

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Revolt Contest `09

Check out this email I just got form Brian over at Revolt Magazine…

Hey guys
Sneak a look at the new artwork for this year’s RSSS. Wanted to reach out to a few of you first and see where we stand. Will you be participating in this year’s event? I have attached a copy of our media kit with Sponsor Packages for your approval. One of the biggest changes over last years hugely successful season is the eco-friendly twist. BIG * BAD * GREEN. Is the only eco-friendly four part surf series in PB this Summer. The events will involve beach cleanups, recycled paper & banner material, the absence of plastic bottles, Biodegradable, Recycled or ‘Green’ products from our sponsors. (wax, surfboards, shirts & hats)

Revolt In Style Magazine is printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks. Our delivery trucks are running on Bio-Diesel & we do as much as possible to raise awareness of environmental Issues thru the pages of Revolt as possible. So turning the RSSS into ‘Big * Bad * Green’ just seemed like a natural progression. This is gonna be fun.

Like last year, we expect great turnout at the events and even more media attention than ever. We had between 75 – 100 riders at each event. Each event will be a festival atmosphere combining a surf contest, surfboard demos & music festival with Ocean / Environmental awareness. Many thousands of people will see your brand and participate in this event. We are also working on nighttime activities to coincide with each event for the 21+ participants. This year we plan to banner both sides of Crystal Pier so the event will be seen for miles on the boardwalk. Revolt In Style Magazine will provide coverage in the magazine with amazing photography and editorial as well as video on the website. Sponsorship packages include advertising in each Issue, as well as brand recognition on banners, flyers, posters website & more. This thing just keeps getting bigger every year, Great for the kids, great for the sponsors & now great for the environment too.

I hope you will be part of it. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you
Brian Terhorst

How`s godzilla with the Aviso Moby Fish in his slimy little paws....

How`s godzilla with the Aviso Moby Fish in his slimy little paws....

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5`5 RNF

Here are a few shots of me on the 5`5 from down the trail yesterday…

5`5 Round Nose Fish by Mayhem...  This board has been through the ringer and still works as well as when I first got it!

5`5 Round Nose Fish by Mayhem... This board has been through the ringer and still works as well as when I first got it!

If you don`t have a Lost/Aviso RNF you need to get one right now!

If you don`t have a Lost/Aviso RNF you need to get one right now!

All photos courtesy of Taro @ NakiSurf

All photos courtesy of Taro @ NakiSurf

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