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2 Week Recap

Late on the update here as usual.  It’s been a fun couple of weeks, from the Board Shorts Film Fest until today.




Jenna at my apartment with the board her dad shaped for her, right before we went over to the Board Shorts Film Fest



Monica and I, posing with the two Mandala boards that Manny Caro shaped by hand. The white one is Monica’s, the dark one is Manny’s but he lent it to me for the week. This board was one of the most fun boards I have ever surfed in my life, hands down.



Jen Smith sure knows how to throw a Taco Tuesday party. Her pad in Pacific Beach.


Party Favors

After a night out at the Departure art show in Leucadia, we went back to the residence of Mani and Christine to have some beer and tequila.  These two are the definition of stoke, and they always want to share it.  Mani gave us some party favors to take home – surfboards!  I have to tell you, Mani Caro is one of the nicest and most genuine people I have met.  I knew about him as a shaper before even meeting him, and I’m stoked to have gotten to know him.  His boards are the illustration alongside the surfing dictionary definition of “clean lines” and he has a very distinctive style.  He was generous enough to let us all take a board from his collection to try out.  Everyone walked home by starlight with a gleaming white board under their arm.  Classic Leucadia night.

foto by michael emery

foto by monica thatcher