Friday, January 27, 2012

Cancel Wal-Mart and all the other useless crap

This is the best video I've seen that covers the design flawed system we live in. I found this on Tatiana's blog

Then I found this quote from Victor Lebow:

"Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfactions, our ego satisfactions, in consumption. The measure of social status, of social acceptance, of prestige, is now to be found in our consumptive patterns. The very meaning and significance of our lives today expressed in consumptive terms. The greater the pressures upon the individual to conform to safe and accepted social standards, the more does he tend to express his aspirations and his individuality in terms of what he wears, drives, eats- his home, his car, his pattern of food serving, his hobbies.
These commodities and services must be offered to the consumer with a special urgency. We require not only “forced draft” consumption, but “expensive” consumption as well. We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced, and discarded at an ever increasing pace. We need to have people eat, drink, dress, ride, live, with ever more complicated and, therefore, constantly more expensive consumption. The home power tools and the whole “do-it-yourself” movement are excellent examples of “expensive” consumption."

Hopefully we are moving away from those ideas and more into the thinking of Paul Hawken in his book Ecology of Commerce.

Epic swells coming, the one on Tuesday just got 2 upgrades from the weather models!!! Could be Epic!!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Videos+Goods and bads for the week

Amazing Footage!

I know it's an add, but if this doesn't make you want to surf nothing will.

Craig Anderson Moments from Quiksilver Australia on Vimeo.

Quick sale produce and Mana and their $1 ice cream cones
Girlfriend coming home!

2 day long hangovers
Sore back and no sailing

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Epic Start to 2012

If you like Planet Earth, this is a must watch video. It's long, but worth watching, and if your an ostrich with it's head buried in the sand, turn off the sound and put on some music.

I'm going to have a new section on here, every Sunday I will post a like and don't like section to sum up the week.
This weeks likes and don't likes are:

Being in the Ocean more hours then sleeping
Being the last person on the water
Getting pounded and quickly humbled by the power of the ocean
Outer reefs breaking from top to bottom
Hitting a mast and half outer reef lip
Tourists tipping me fat
Kona winds

Don't likes
Working more hours than sleeping
Haole kooks with bad vibes
Getting caught inside with lines stacking up on the outside
People ditching their boards right in front of me
Pretty much everything else tourists do

Monday, January 9, 2012

The best week so far

It's a good week when you spend more time in the ocean than sleeping. Three back to back solid swells in the last week. Glassy morning surf session and afternoon sailing.

Pe'ahi was a zoo on the water and on the cliff. Here's a vid of the madness. As I said here in a post last year, that one wave from Danilo has changed everything out there. Epic wipeouts. Albee's barrel at 3:40 was amazing. The lineup is filled with the best big wave and paddle in surfers in the world, and the little local Maui kid gets the wave of the day.

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