Few more shots from my trip…

I was going through some of my pictures from down south and wanted to share a few more with you.  I am riding my trusty 5`5 Aviso RNF in all the shots below…

Looking a little flabby from all the cerveza and loving every minute of it!

Looking a little flabby from all the cerveza and loving every minute of it!

Tucking into a clean little one...

Tucking into a clean little one...

Behind the curtain far away from the Orange Curtain...

Behind the curtain far away from the Orange Curtain...

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon...

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon...

Taking full advantage of the shade

Taking full advantage of the shade

This was just one of the classic sessions. The only factor that determined your wave count was how many you were able to paddle into before you could`nt move...

This was just one of those classic sessions. The only factor that determined your wave count was how many you were able to paddle into...

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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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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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More 5`5 action from Florida

Here are a couple more shots of the boys holding it down in Florida on their 5`5 Aviso round nose fishes.  These shots are of our good friend Nick Guillarte, more commonly known as the Mayor of Cocoa Beach.  Nick is always down to fish, surf, and have a good time (and usually in that order). Ever since my first trip down south he is always one of the first guys I call when I come into town! Anyway, check it out, and please feel free to comment!

 

Black and Blue

Black and Blue

Boost!

Boost!

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Shea Lopez riding the 5`5 Aviso RNF

Here are some shots of east coast legend and former top 44 surfer Shea Lopez riding his 5`5 Aviso RNF.  Shea is a wonderful person and a huge fan of Aviso Technology.  Keep your eyes peeled for shots of him in the upcoming …Lost video on his Aviso and if you have never ridden an Aviso RNF you have no clue what you are missing. Get on it!!

Shea putting his 5`5 on rail!

Frontside style gouge on his 5`5!!

Who said you cant get barreled out of your mind in Florida?

Who said you cant get barreled out of your mind in Florida?

Shea in his happy place right down the street from home...

Shea in his happy place right down the street from home...

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Check out this clip of the 5`5 Aviso from Mexico Beach, FL…

Check this clip that Collins sent over from a recent session in Mexico Beach during hurricane Ike.  Collins is an underground ripper from New Smyrna Beach who is one of those guys that always seems to somehow sneak into the wave of the day!  He is a barrel magnet and a huge fan of the Aviso Round Nose Fish.   He claims it rides better in the barrel than any board he had ever ridden.  I am going to try to catch up with him over the next few days and get everyone the whole story, right from the horses mouth.  Anyway the waves have been going off still so make sure you get yourself out there!

Collins on the 5`5 Aviso!

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