Friday, June 19, 2009

Surf Fridays!

In the latest issue of The Surfer's Journal, there's a compelling article written by Jaimal Yogis about Carol Schuldt, a.k.a. The Queen of Ocean Beach.

Carol is 75 years old and has surfed Ocean Beach since she was a child - always without a wetsuit. Carol passed along some very meaningful words to the author...

"Get close to the earth".

"It was like a family," says Carol. "Your generation has such a hard time understanding because you're so into technology. But people didn't just drive to the beach, call their friends on their cell phones, surf, and drive away. We lived on the beach and lived with the beach.

There was a community around the fire. We needed the fire. We couldn't just change in our cars and head back to our cars and turn on the heat. We had to live with the elements. We had to feel."

"Just feel the earth" she says as we head down to her secret spot, "that's the secret. That's it. People want to talk about chakras and energy and all this. But you want to know how I have so much energy, just get close to the earth. That's it."

She pauses and keeps walking. "Oh, and keep surfing," she chuckles, giddy that we're getting closer to the waves.

All photos taken by Loomis Dean in 1950 in California, for Life magazine. The series was called, "Beach Bums".


Monday, June 15, 2009

Mattson Family Art Benefit - June 26

Poster art by Julie Goldstein, designed by Mark Tesi

Featuring artists:

Alberto Cuadros : Andrew Paynter : Andy Davis : Candace Anderson : Cher Pendarvis : Chivo : Ciro Bicudo : Christine Brailsford : David Hanson : Droog79 : Dustin Ortiz : Ed Fladung : Frank Cubillos : Heather Brown : Jair Bortoleto : Jamie Watson : Jay Watson : Jenny McGee Dougherty : Jessica Nichols : John Zane Zappas : Jonathan Mattson : Joseph Conway : Julie Goldstein : Justin Furniss : Kassia Meador : Katrine Hildebrandt : Keiron 'Seamouse' Lewis : Kim Nguyen : Kyle Lightner : Lindsay Preston : Liz Cockrum : Luke Taaffe : Maggie Marsek : Manuel Caro : Meegan Feori : Michael Singman-Aste : Morgan Maassen : Peter Jackson Hussey : Ray Barbee : Renata Morrone : Rick Albano : Ryan Tatar : Serena Mitnik-Miller : Scott Massey : Scott Szegeski : Ted 'Clayfin' Gallup : Theo Hetherington : Thomas Campbell : Tiffany Campbell : Todd Stewart : Troy Dockins : Ty Williams : Yusuke Hanai

Mattson Family Art Benefit

Friday, June 26 - one night only!

4658 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach, California

Music by the Mattson 2

 with special guest Ray Barbee!

Silent Auction 7pm - 9pm

Art to be "in hand" to winning bidder by 9:30pm

100% of the proceeds will go to the Mattson family.

$5 suggested donation at the door

Surfindian is a constantly evolving art project and retail store focused on the art of surfing. Surfindian features surf-themed art, apparel, film, books, and jewelry, as well as fine hand-shaped surfboards, fins and other surfing accessories. Surfindian is located at 4658 Mission Boulevard, in the heart of Pacific Beach, California. The store phone number is 858.412.5334. For directions and other information, please visit, and follow the link to the blog.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Industrial Road

The ultimate state catch the 10:45 to San Carlos on the pro line sticks n stones glass houses Kuhlman's men like a good sandwich.

Devo just got a bath and he's headed to Mom's while we catch the 6am for a little trip to Baltimore see Jay's family, including a cousin's wedding and a dinner that involves crabs.

Friday, June 05, 2009