Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tyler Warren AKA Pickle

Nride spotted Tyler Warren, AKA The Myth, AKA The Trimmer, AKA The Pathfinder, AKA The Truth Seeker, AKA Pickle. It looked like he was riding an 11’0” glide machine. But could have been bigger. Who knows.
Photo: S. Thomas

Tyler Warren on the nose for like ever
Photo: S. Thomas

Tyler waiting for his special one
Photo: S. Thomas

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In Trim

Random Guy Set In Trim
Photo: S. Thomas

HotCurl's and Rincon

Words and Rides By: Steven Thomas
Photo By: Stephanie Vigiano

This Weekend I went down to Santa Barbra to go surf some small Rincon. I wanted to try this Redwood Hotcurl Jed made for us to ride. The challenge was unexpected. To simply pick a line and set trim was not an easy task for me, which made it more fun. I managed to get a few and my friend Stephanie Vigiano was nice enough to take some photos. I let this fella Kyle try out the board and he caught a few as well. I had a really great time and a new found respect for the guys that rode these boards back in the day. It was defiantly not as easy as it looks.

10'0" Redwood Hotcurl Made by Jed Noll
Photo By: Stephanie Vigiano

Set in Trim.
Photo By: Stephanie Vigiano

Finding that speed
Photo By: Stephanie Vigiano

I met this guy Kyle in the water. He was riding an Alaia and surfing pretty good on the thing. he started to ask me about the Hotcurl so i offered him a go. I wanted to see if it was hard for him as well or if i'm just not good at surfing a 60+ Pound wood board.

Photo By: Stephanie Vigiano

After a couple waves Kyle got this one and showed a lot of control. I sat and watch humbled. When he gave me the Hotcurl back I asked him if it was hard for him to surf. He said yes but i think he was just trying to make me feel better.

Photo By: Stephanie Vigiano

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lazy San Onofre Monday

Photos By: Steve Thomas


Bikini BeeBop Clicking Ten

Glimmering Rocks

Micro Five

Micro Heels

One Guy Goes in

Dustin Franks Goes Out

Dustin Franks Late afternoon Single Fin Cut Back Before Dinner

Friday, October 29, 2010

Morning Surf On A 9'9" Photos By: Jorge Salas

Steve Thomas Black and White Pulled Back Noseride.
Photo: Jorge Salas

Steve Thomas Parallel Drive
Photo: Jorge Salas

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Elijah Gillis

This Kid is on point. Watch Out!!!!!

Elijah Gillis from Taylor Larison on Vimeo.

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FU DALE!!!!!

HMB Jetty, Glassy, Shitty. Steve Thomas shows frustration with a wave named 'Dale'.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shipping The Paddle Board Shaped by Jed & Greg Noll

Photo: Steve Thomas

Shipping a 16-foot Redwood Paddle board across the country is no easy task. A cardboard box would just not do the trick. All the time and effort in building this beautiful piece of art required something much stronger in order to assure the giant boards safe passage across the country. Jed Noll built an 18-foot crate with braces to make sure him and his father’s craftsmanship was protected, guaranteeing the Paddle Board’s new owner can see its perfection preserved.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

T21's Got Pop!!!

Travis Edwards Pops a kick flip over a little curb cut on a Element Travel Well Greg Noll Skateboard call "Da Bull"

Photos:Steve Thomas

T21 Kick Flip
Photo: S. Thomas

Travis Edwards
Photo: S. Thomas

T21 Backside 180
Photo: S. Thomas

Last Time Tim Varner Went Longboarding

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Travis Edwards Just Another Broke Ass LBer Who Shreds

Travis Edwards No Longboards.
Photo: S. Thomas

Interview By: Timothy Varner
Photos: By: Steve Thomas

Nride asked Tim Varner to interview his BFF, Travis Edwards aka "T21". Nride wanted to know what the deal is with this underdog ripper. Travis gives Nride some insight on his perspective on Longboarding, Who his dream Longboard pro girl is. also he shares some open minded experiences Thailand and admits that he has a problem with down loading applications. Good for you Travis. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem . Nride has your back!!!!

TV: First off give me the sats: name, age, height, weight, day job, night job, sexual orientation, SSN, sponsors.

I know my name is Travis Edwards aka "T21"

5'8" on a good day.

130 pounds.

Ladies girls women senoritas.

Lightning Bolt sends me the coolest retro clothes but I don’t know if I'm team, gotta ask Paskowitz. Hopefully Jed Noll Surfboards can be added to this list.

Travis Edwards bottom turn on the blue
Photo: S. Thomas

TV: Well lets hope they get the hint and start sending you more stuff, We all now your a hot commodity right now. By the way I’m an XL in shirts and 36 in shorts just in case you were wondering. So any companies looking to get to Travis Edward's I am the deciding factor. What was the story behind your first Longboard?

TE:So back in '08 my dad's father, George, told me he had a surfboard for me that he found in a dumpster. I was a little skeptical but it ended up being this sweet beater board that was shaped by Dano, I think. I guess it was a premature dumpster diver for Longboards.

TV: You have only been Longboardsing for two years that's crazy!!I remember that board it was the sorriest excuse for a Longboard but you still managed to Noseride the hell outta that thing.So how does a valley kook like you end up being a full time Longboard shredder? This where you can get super corny with no shame.

TE: My registered address and where I grew up is Temecula. Yep the town with the Indian casino. I currently attend Cal State Fullerton and Saddleback College so I'm out here for educational purposes but it somehow ends up more as surfing purposes. My aunts a professor at Saddleback and she very kindly lets me stay with her. Without her I wouldn't be up on the Interweb with you right now.

Travis all lock knee Knosted out on the nose
Photo: S. Thomas

TV: Man you came from the town were those Metal Mulisha Hounds From Hell are from. Those dudes are heavy. Julie Bright has got to be the coolest aunt out there! Would you say your more a turn man or a nose picker? explain.

TE: I used to Shortboard so I think I got turns outta my system early. I try to keep it 50/50 but I keep my nose pretty dang clean. I'd blow any turn section for a ten probably.

TV: Noseriding is definitely a trip, and your dam good at it no doubt. Who do you look for inspiration when it comes to surfing style?

TE: No one trips me out more than Tommy Witt. The guy is Gumbi on a surfboard. We were in a contest last year and people told me after the heat that Tommy got shacked fins first going switch or something ridiculous like that. How do you compete with that?

TV: Yeah that guy is just plain nuts, not a bad guy to look up to. What absolutely bothers you about the sport of Longboarding? Don’t worry about hurting anyone’s feelings we got your back.

TE: I'll refrain from naming names but mainly those super loggy too cool for school guys. I feel like your surfing should do more of the talking then your hip board and one-of-a-kind wetsuit. Idk, I mean honestly Longboarding is kinda lame compared to shortbarding. Those guys are finally getting back-flips dialed and we have a small percentage that can barely do airs. You can't be some super shredder if can only ride a 10'4" log. Longboarding's fun factor is way higher than Shortboarding's and our crowds are so much less aggressive in comparison.

T21 back hand punsher
Photo: S. Thomas

TV: Well in true Nride style I’m going to take the low road, The point hipsters really grind my gears too. If there could be a type of surfer that was a “tool” they would be the epitome. What do you want to see Longboarding become in your life time? Or are you just satisfied?

TE: I think we have a lot of work to do. Skating, Snowboarding, and Shortboarding all seem to be at par, in the "extreme maneuver" scale. The stuff those guys do is just so much more action packed and entertaining than us. I want us doing flips and spins already and combo it up with a long ten.

TV: This takes time young grass Hopper, you must be patient. Just lead the revolution and “DO IT!” How has surfing ruined your life? What do you do when your not a prune?

TE: I usually put surfing before anything important in my life, so in return I'm an extreme procrastinator. I'll surf at night, be tired and go to bed, and then get up at 5 to write an essay or whatnot. Up until recently, I enjoy skateboarding when I'm bored but I was just in the hospital for it, so we're not really friends anymore. I also like to make vases on a lathe back at home. "wood turned segmented vases," Google it. OH and I watch movies with your Netflix account!

TV: Yeah you got super bloody after airing outta that backyard mini ramp. As far as my Netflix account goes I've never seen someone be so into nip tuck. You are full on addicted to that show. I think It’s the sexual tension, nudity, blood and money that keeps you coming back for more. Top 3 most played Artist on your Ipod? Anyone that knows you, knows your an “Appaholic” as well.

Travis Heels Ass Over
Photo: S.Thomas

TE: How about artists cause I jump around a lot? Felt, Black Keys, Yelle. I’m so addicted to apps it's kinda sad. Once I'm home that's all I do. It doesn't matter how lame it might look, I'll be into it. Look up "Pocket Frogs", got to level 16 today and I just downloaded Superfall. It's free today, you should get it.

TV: Man you are so lame, but your Ipod always has the sickest techno songs. You can learn a lot about someones personality by what their favorite Youtube/Vimeo video is, would you mind sharing?

TE: I'm really into stop motion videos, animated videos, and like cannon 7d slow-motion stuff but that's all on Vimeo.here's my top three. grand finale is a tie between 2 and 3.




TV: My Favs are:

Tommy Witts 720 thing is hectic.

I’m always game for kicking babies!

Duh i’m not a girl!!

Travis Nice Walk Up The Beach So Pretty.
Photo: S. Thomas

TV: If you had a million dollars how would you spend it?

TE: Buy a better car, pay for school, travel a little bit and then invest the rest wisely. I'm sure that was the answer you were looking for. I watched this documentary, "We Live in Public" where this guy got rich off the Interweb in its infancy and hired all these people to live in this secluded underground building where they couldn't leave but had access to anything. They even had a shooting range. But they had no privacy, a camera was always on them. The cops thought it was a cult and broke the thing up but it looked nuts! I would totally do some creepy experiment like that.

TV: Yeah if I had a million dollars I would stick to the more simple things in life, like Cocaine and hookers. Maybe some traveling to surf and to do cocaine and hit international hookers. Have you traveled the world at all? Do you have any crazy international stories?

TE: Tahiti, South Africa, Thailand, and I got Nicaragua coming up in month or so. Thailand was pretty gnarly. We watched that kickboxing fight at that transvestite bar and the girls or guys or shims started getting naked and dancing up on you whenever there was a knockout. I'm glad we destroyed those pics before we got on U.S. soil.

TV: Deleting those pics was one of my better judgement calls; and for that night, Well lets just say I let the tiger out of the cage that night. There’s only four witnesses and lets keep it that way. When and where was the biggest wave you ever rode, or ate shit on?

Mr. Edwards Fly like a bird. We all know Bird is the word
Photo: S. Thomas

TE: When I was 14 or 15 I went to surf the North Shore for the first time. I had some 5'9 super thin board with me and I remember the newspaper said the waves were like 12-14 feet. I went to paddle out at Sunset and the lifeguard stopped me and said not to go but somehow I convinced him it was ok. I paddled like a mile out there and realized it's kinda big. I couldn’t get enough speed to catch anything super big but I got frustrated after getting only 2 and tried for the first wave of this set and just drilled. I got hung up at the top with the lip and just jumped. I got held under for two waves and came up without a track top. I panicked real good.

TV: Edwards would go. Favorite beverage to consume? Give me both alcoholic and non alcoholic? don’t be ashamed if its a foo foo girly drink I totally support those. They are so progressive!

TE: I know you're super into your froo froo stuff but I am happy with just a cold Bluemoon. maybe two. I've been on a pretty big Rootbeer kick lately.

TV: Yeah I feel ya on the blue moon. This is just a warning to all the women reading this, if you're around Travis and you get the “eye” your in big trouble cause you're gonna be lip locking. Shot out of a cannon: Alana Blanchard, Kassia Meador, Daize Shayne. You gotta marry one, break up with one, and knock boots with one?

TE: Sorry Alana but we need to break up. Daize and I are getting married and Kassia will get an invite to the honey moon.

TV: Hooofa, that's probably a good call, Didn’t think you’d be into the older ladies though.If it were me I’d have to dump Daize, white chicks don’t age well “usually” there are exceptions. Marry Kassia and Alana’s gonna get “it”.

T21 racing on the nose to make the section.
Photo: S. Thomas

TV: If you could travel back in time and have tea and crumpets with anyone who would it be?

TE: Anyone high up on the chain in Lockheed Martin. I'd be asking them non stop questions about aliens and stuff. I've always been curious but even more so now that Steven Thomas got me addicted to that Serpo website.

TV: Your never gonna get laid after that answer. What are your accomplishments as a logger?

TE: I don't have any really. I got second to Taylor Jensen the other day at the San Onofre contest, It was a good underdog moment, but even then I'm just first loser hahah.

Travis making his way around the house.
Photo: S. Thomas

TV: Wow, that's pretty gnarly. What kinda board are you shredding on now days?

TE: You'll probably see me on my 9' Wavetools High Proing it. I also got an Alter 9'1 that is fun at church for some tip time. Hey ever notice that it's "high pro" instead of "high per"? From high performance hence the PER?

TV: That is a good observation. You’re a real witty young man. This was my first interview how did I do?

TE: You did great, I feel thoroughly exploited and somewhat embarrassed. Congratulations.

TV: Thanks man! There You have it folks the interesting, witty, disco surfer in a nutshell. Look for him in your local lineup say hello he’s a real swell guy.

Tim and Travis BFFs
Photo: S. Thomas

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Skip Frye

Skip Frye and Jed Noll
Photo: Steve Thomas

Check out Skips Fancy footwork
Photo: Steve Thomas

Skip loved the planer and ended up getting the Accurate JN1 Longbed.
Photo: Steve Thomas

The Hands of Skip. These hands have shaped so many boards that have made so many people happy.
Photo: Steve Thomas

Jed, Donna Frye and Skip Frye
Photo: Steve Thomas

Jed Breaks down the features of the Accurate Planer
Photo: Steve Thomas

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Mystery Knitter Strikes Noll Surfboards & Gallery

I came to work this morning and as I open the doors I noticed the poll next to the shop had a knitted black and white striped poll wrap with a green Owl. Who is this masked avenger? We thank you mystery knitter. Your Creativity brought us stoke.

Photo: Steve Thomas

The Mystery Knitter Reviled. Photo: Steven Thomas

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Josh Constable Making Longboard History Everyday

Josh Constable, this guy is truly a champ and a seasoned vet. Every time he surfs he makes Longboard history. He gives Nride some insight on his current situation, breaks out his list of accomplishments a mile long and responds to some naysayers from his youtube clip. Don’t get your hopes up, like a true champion, he takes the hi road so NRide took the low road for him.

Interview By: Nride
Photos By: Moonwalker

NR: Where you from essay?

JC: I’m from Noosa Queensland Australia born and bred !!Not a bad place to grow up

NR: Here’s a verse for my rap song I made for you. “Straight out of Noosa, Crazy MF longboarder name Constable” Did you see what I did there? I ripped off a N.W.A. song and just changed the words. I know I’m clever. You've been in this Longboard rap game for a while. How long has it been?

JC: Wow yeah its been a while I’m 30 at the end of the year. I started riding a Longboard in my early teens and my first year competing in pro events was 96 when I was 15 so it’s been a while !!!!!

NR: Your 30? Shit I thought I was younger than you. That’s lame. I feel like the unaccomplished 32year old longboard guy. Excuse me while I cry my self to sleep.Who influenced you in surfing as a kid?

JC: Well I always looked up to the Ozzie guys when I was a kid like Ray Gleave, Jason Blewitt, Wayne Dean and Noel Woods from beach beat surf shops. He lived in Noosa so I always got to surf with him. He's one of those guys that rode everything. He was one of my first main sponsors and I also worked in the shops on weekends and after school so we used to hang out a lot but one of the main guys that really got me frothing was Geoff Moysa he killed it on everything Shortboard longboard stand up body board he always stood out in the line up anywhere he surfed my first trip out to Cali was when I was 17 I ended up getting taken in by him and his parents that was all time, all we did was surf all day every day, and I just wanted to be like that ride everything and try kill it on whatever I rode.

NR: Dude how’s the God Fathers Ray Gleaves and Wayne Dean? From my perspective they were the guys who brought Modern Longboarding to Australia. I’ve never met them but I sure as hell know who those dudes are. Also Geoff Moysa can walk on water. The guy is an amazing surfer.What new guys are standing out to you in Longboarding right now?

JC: That’s a hard one cause I think my generation is just starting to hit there straps right now. Harley Ingleby, Taylor Jenson, Ned Snow, Kai Sallas, Mouse Moir and the list go's on and you still got guy's like Bonga and Josh Baxter and Collin killing it that’s why I think its hard for the kids especially for the guys in Australia coming thru. I haven’t really seen anyone come in and push hard in events yet, but young Mitchy Surman; I have been traveling with him this year he has a lot of potential for sure and there's 2 young 16 year old twin brothers Ed and George Cuningham from home that surf really well too so it will be good to see them do well in the years to come there are a lot of other hot surfers that have chosen different paths guys like Harry Roach, Jai lee, Christian Wach, Alex Knost. They were the next guys I guess that were gonna come through the contest scene but didn't end up down that path but are really killing it and making a name for them selves.

NR: Yeah Mitchy is something else. I really like how that kid rides a longboard He’s got to be from outer space man. Can’t wait to surf with him. I think he’s coming to the U.S. again soon. It seems like Australians have really embraced the progressive Longboard approach to surfing (from my perspective) do you think that’s true?

JC: Yes and No. We have so many perfect right points on the east coast of Australia. Some of the best logging points in the world that all the top Ozzie contest surfers ride logs and lot of them kill it on them and can stand out in a crowd I would almost say I ride that style of board more than my 4oz HP's especially on the points, but if u want to win events and make a living out of the sport I think you have to be solid in the progressive side of Longboarding cause that’s what the judges want to see and that’s how you win.

NR: Must be rough living by some of the best point breaks in the world. Why, when you invite an Australian to crash at your house they stay for an over extended amount of time? I really need to know this because ever body I know who’s had a Aussie crash at there house always tells me that they just wont leave.

JC: Ha-ha yah its classic, I think its a combo of a lot of things epic Mexican food, beers cheap waves seem always to be fun everyone’s super cool to us and make Ozzies welcome. Oh and the girls love our accents too ha-ha. Just like the Ozzie girls froth on you guys when you come down here.

NR: So true American girls are suckers for an Ozzie accents it’s so funny. One of my buddies’ landed a girl because he faked an Ozzie accent and she bought it. Poor girl. You’re a married man with two kids am I correct?

JC: Yeah mate that’s right, Anna and I have 2 boys Jet who's 4 and Jive's 18 months.

NR: Good deal.Are your kids surfing yet?

JC: I have always had the boys on the front of my board since they were real young. I think this summer jet will be ready to get a few by himself he's been getting real confident in his swimming classes. It could be a super fun summer far as getting Jet out there.

NR: I’m not a dad so I can’t pretend to know how proud you must be. Those boys got a good life ahead of them. To this day my favorite thing is surfing fun waves with my dad. If you had million dollars what would you spend it on?

JC: I would buy a house over there in the states and travel back and forth between the summers and not do much with the rest of the bucks maybe invest it so I could, just surf play golf and hang with my family. I wouldn't work again or try not too ha-ha-ha.

NR: I wouldn’t invest that money in Wall Street unless giving large amounts of money away gets your rocks off. You were World Champ in 2006. That’s a big deal. What other accomplishments do you have under your belt?

JC: Yeah mate that was a big accomplishment a dream of mine since I was a grom. I have 6 Australian titles the most held by any surfer so that’s really special to me to be the only one with 6. My idols Ray Gleave and Jason Blewitt both had 3 so I smashed them a few years back and now I'm trying to put it out of reach, of the next guys trying to knock me off. I also won the S.U.P Australian title last year. The first title that they have had for S.U.P so that’s cool. Also I have 4 Noosa festival wins which is special since its in my back yard and one of longboardings biggest events probably world wide.

NR: Christ man you’re a machine I had no idea.Who are you riding for these days?

JC: I’m really lucky to have some great sponsors that allow me to surf and train and travel. So I owe a lot to these guys. Noosa longboards, Creatures of Leisure, Flojos, Swisse vitamins, Power Balance, Physio Sync Noosa, and Santoras restaurants in Mission Viejo. Still looking for a clothing sponsor hint hint.

NR: Seriously, Surf industry, give this guy a clothing sponsor! What’s a longboarder got to do to get a clothing sponsor these days? Josh maybe you should not surf so god dam good and win everything and just look pretty on the beach and paint some shit. Last time you were here you surfed the WLA event at Huntington Beach 2010. Rumor has it you got kind of a raw deal on that when you should of won the contest. What happened that day?

JC: Don't know about that, but I was having one of those events that I felt real good waves coming my way posting real good scores, I love those type of waves at Huntington so things where looking good. I came up against one of my real good mate's Taylor in the semi and you know as well as anyone the guys ripping. At the moment he's having the best 2 years of his career so if u want to beat him especially in his home country you gotta really beat him. We both had a good heat but not the best of waves came thru and I lost to him in a close one. Hey that’s contest and you gotta roll with it. I took a lot of confidence out of that event so it wasn't all bad.

NR: See people. You can’t listen to gossip. Yeah man Taylor’s no joke he’s going crazy right now wining everything. That Youtube clip of you punting and air on a Longboard has over 47 thousand hits and a shit load of comments did you know that?

JC: Not that it had that many hits and comments but that’s cool.

NR: Here is the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL1JSgQaQ7E look at all the hits and comments. The comments on the clip are sooooo funny. There are guys bitching about you doing an air on a longboard and guys defending you to the death. Lets set the record straight and give you a chance to remark on some of my favorite comments from some real Dick Head Nay Sayers.

colemanbrown says:
"Fuck new school Longboarding"

JC: Mate what do u say to that, I’m just surfing the way I want to surf and I guess u cant please everyone.

NR: Josh your so nice. What I would say to Colmanbrown is “GOBBEL A BAG OF DICKS MR. RIPPER” There I took the low road not you.

frankinplasm says:
"9' long board my ass. That thing looks about 7'6"

JC: Ha-ha I'm 6'3 and 86 kilo's so I guess it looks short to them, but its legit, it's a 9 footer.

NR: I’m not as tall as you but people always ask if my board is 8’6” for some reason. Maybe its because such a husky man. This one is funny because the guy is pleading with you. Like, if you don’t ride a Shortboard his life is going to suck even more than it already dose.

bimzelle says:
"Why don’t ya just ride ya short board Josh all the time? You’d rip...aren’t Mals something Phil Edwards and Dora style mastered on till Nat’s power came along and pushed surfing to its current level...Mals are great for learning, and fun styling when waves are tiny to get wet. Progresses don’t regress."

JC: I ride everything. There's a time and a place for every type of board I guess that’s why I got about 50 or so different boards in the garage. My thoughts are ride each board how its meant to be riding ... its a hp so u gotta do what u gotta do when u get a perfect ramp like that one u just gotta punt would of been lame to just straighten out.

NR: If you got to punt you got to punt.

kingbarry111 says:
" Is that really Longboarding? Or a Shortboarder being greedy and wanting more waves?"

JC: Ha-ha this guy wouldn't have a clue; I’m one of the mellowest guys in the water far from greedy.

NR: See When I’m asked why I longboard the way I do by guys on shortboards I just tell them it’s because I’m lazy and inconsiderate. Ok enough of that shit, lets hear about your plans for the year. Are you working on any thing cool? (Movies, trips, contest goals?)

JC: Mate, I got a full on late part of the year gonna spend some time in Cali with the family do a few events over there surf and shoot and cruz, I got the ISA games in Peru which is the Olympics of surfing I guess, which Harley and I will be representing Australia and competing for a gold medal and a world title so I’m really looking forward to that. I have only competed in it once and had a ball doing it. You travel as a team which consists of Shortboarders guys and girls coaches trainers physio all that stuff usually its all for your self at events so cant wait also the world tour event in Hawaii that will be great to have a event in some solid surf.

NR: Look me up when you’re in my neck. You can stay at my place but for only 1 WEEK!! Are we clear? Ha just kidding if you need to crash let me know. I’ll leave you with this question? What would you like to see in the future for the sport of Longboarding?

JC: A healthy world tour with a bunch of events in great longboard waves where you gotta mix it up and do it all and everyone making a little better money than what we are making right now but if that all fails, like it probably will, ha-ha, we will all be doing the same things going to the beach and riding every type of board and still loving it cause that’s what we all love to do.

NR: That sounds like a clear vision. I have to say that’s not the first time I have heard that same wish. It sounds like you have some back up on that vision. I’m with you a 110%. I see so much talent these day from kids and they have no real outlet except for the pure love of doing it, which is (like you said) why we do it. Thanks so much for your time Josh. I’m looking forward to surfing with you in the future.