Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Somewhere North..

...there are still secret spots. I can't even figure out how to get there! Strategic driving so you are forced to take a nap, next thing you know your looking at this with 50 knot winds 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Brown Legs

Coaster Buji aka Buji Brown Legs although I think it should be black legs since his legs looks like burnt "lechon manok" :) spending some tip time at a little right hand peeler near the coke plant :)

Thanks for the hospitality, all the help, and everything. Without you and your crew we could not have made it out to the Philippines! it was the best trip ever! 
Cant wait to be back!

Check him out and the coast thru life crew.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 xxxxxxx

Thanks to the Aliya crew for sharing this place with us. Cant wait to see this when its 6 ft+ and dredging! We will be back soon!

Project Waves 4 Water part 1

We were in the east coast of the Philippines the past few days and during the last day in town we stopped by a local elementary school to drop off a Waves 4 Water kit for the kids to share! Super stoked to give back to the community. Thank you to Roy Angara, Aliya surf camp crew, Coast Thru life crew and everyone that helped us to make this happen

Baler kids, Aliya surf camp crew and Zamora crew

Frame grab during filter demo and explanation

This is where they were drinking before. When it rains the water is pretty much not drinkable. Now they will have a supply of CLEAN DRINKING WATER. We will try to bring more filters on our next trip!

 Sneak peak ...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

More modified madness

Another modified model for the crew. for this guy..

Friday, October 28, 2011

Big Chief for Marvin!

This one is on its way to the Philippines too! Few more days!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Buji Brownlegs Modified PMP

This PMP has been modified for Buji Brownlegs to accommodate overhead surf.

Is for this guy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More OG Simms

More OG Simms headed to Japan. Check them out at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MHS Surf team Speaks up

Last night the kids from the Malibu High School surf team came to the Malibu City Hall and voiced their opinions on the Malibu Lagoon Restoration project. Saying no to the bulldozers! 
These kids are the future of Malibu
Go MHS Sharks!

Boards boards boards... heading to the Philippines!

The boards are shipped and on its way! custom boards and demo boards! see you next week!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Stay tuned for pics of boards tomorrow! Happy Monday :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Carlita Special for Carla

Ah yes. Its time for a new for Carla! 9'2 x 22 7/8 x 2 7/8 Carlita Special. Thank God she does not go through 1 of these every month. 

Your classic pintail noserider developed with Malibu stylist, Carla Rowland, created especially for the long, clean, peeling waves of First Point Malibu. This board has pinched 50/50 rails throughout and low entry rocker with just enough tail rocker to lock you in while maintaining the right speed and trim to get you through those tricky sections at the ‘Bu.


Carla putting her old Carlita Specials through its paces.
Check out her site

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Slick Rick for Brenton Brown..

Looking back through some photos I realized I never posted this board. Slick Rick for Brenton Brown. It was fin building this one

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I do make shortboards....

Yes I do make high performance shortboards.. this one with a five fin setup for Kajikawa of Holysmoke surf shop Japan...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Clean and simple.. OG Simm

Should be in Japan ready to wax up by now. Polished deck, wetsanded bottom, leash loop, bamboo fins and more...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Starship Simm?

This reminded me of one of those startrek and star wars mother ships. Came out pretty cool!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Finless Explorations..

The past few years Ive built a couple of fin less boards that are different from each other. Ive continued my quest to find one that works better than the other.

This one is the latest. Asymmetrical , Hynd and Ekstrom + Sacred Craft madness inspired.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ZS Waves 4 water Mission LINK UPDATED

Seems like the old link is being weird...

Here is the new one and is now accepting donations..

Monday, October 10, 2011

ZS Waves 4 water Mission


A few weeks ago, Ian and I decided to make the pilgrimage back to his homeland in the Philippines in hopes of discovering new career and quality of life opportunities. We decided that we wanted to make this adventure more than just another attempt to self-serve and self-promote, but actually do something that will make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Ironically, just days after booking our flight, Typhoon Nesat struck the tiny archipelago leaving much of Metro Manila and inner farmlands of Luzon flooded. Now, many people are left without many basic necessities, including CLEAN DRINKING WATER!! 
That's where WAVES FOR WATER comes in. 
Waves For Water (W4W) is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to get clean water to every single person who needs it.
Through their "Clean Water Couriers", W4W has initiated a program that allows volunteers to successfully set up filtration systems to catastrophic stricken regions around the world.


What we are going to achieve is HUGE. One Community Use Filtration System can provide clean drinking water to 100 people per day. If maintained properly, the filters will last for many years. We have purchased TWO Community Use Filtration Systems, but with YOUR help we could purchase more systems and affect more lives!!


Our tickets have been booked; two community filters have been purchased ($50 ea). Hell or high water, we're headed to the Philippines!
That's where YOU come in!
Your contribution is a key component to making this whole mission a success. All donations will go directly to assisting Ian and I venture into the heart of these areas who are in desperate need for clean drinking water. If we can get close to our goal before our departure date, we will buy additional filtration systems.
We want to give something back for your support. So...
When you contribute:
  • A minimum of $10, you will be entered for a chance to win a 2 hour private surf session, equipment included, with professional surf coach, Carla Rowland (valued at $130).
  • A minimum of $20, you will be entered for a chance to win a 5'6" ZS Mini Simmons handshaped by Ian Zamora (valued at $650 USD).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Evolution of a Hipster


Gold and silhouettes

Just like many, the late afternoon golden colors has stopped us in our tracks and we point our cameras the other way where its lighting up our subjects. I tend to point the other direction,  Ive always like silhouette photos....