Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Intimidation Is Not A Substitute For Scholarship

From the Brighton years at Lincoln, a half-way house overlooking the surfing beach which supplied a crew of now displaced boardwalk legends. There was the asian lady who sung mysterious avant-Ono songs, a man who panhandled 'Money for coffee?' and the gentleman below, whose inquery, 'Change of a dollar or 35 cents?' was most absurdist brilliant.  Proto-mental in the shorey styles...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bibliotheque Est

Clean Action Eldos or 'your friend with the afro' (inna well-coifed phase here) on the set of 'Disappearances' a few blocks south of the Queensborough Bridge. Look how white those teeth are, he's never had a cavity!

Smile Out Of Style

Two out, one being Back to the Futurama legend Jeremy 'Dingo' Dean style-shralping like ya just don't see much on either a hand-shaped single fin or quad? Everyone's waiting til September to go surfing... 

Reps in style on the boards factoring in a (SUP) paddle, which has nothing to do with actually paddling out. Like a frantic dog burying their corn...

Don't need a paddle if ya got heart!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NYSFF: Update on Lawsuit & 2011 Festival

From 2008 to 2010, Don’t Drop In, LLC has owned and operated the New York Surf Film Festival with great success.  On October 13, 2010, just a month after the conclusion of the 2010 festival, Morgan Rae Berk, a founding member of Don’t Drop In and the New York Surf Film Festival, sued Don’t Drop In, LLC and the three other founding members, Tyler Breuer, Adam Cannizzaro and Michael Machemer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Additionally, Berk sued a festival volunteer and a surf website operator.

In her lawsuit, Berk alleges that she created the festival and that she alone owns the name New York Surf Film Festival.  Don’t Drop In and the individual DDI defendants deny all of the allegations in Berk’s Complaint and have counterclaimed, alleging that she, among other offenses, misappropriated the New York Surf Film Festival name, logo and other intellectual property related to the ownership and promotion of the New York Surf Film Festival.  Berk has also asserted other claims, including defamation, against the members of Don’t Drop In and the above-referenced festival volunteer and surf website operator.

In the opinion of the three founding members of the New York Surf Film Festival she sued, Berk has undermined the festival’s past success and threatened the viability of the New York Surf Film Festival going forward.  It is the understanding of defendants Breuer, Cannizzaro and Machemer that Berk has issued a call for submissions to the 2011 New York Surf Film Festival using the disputed New York Surf Film Festival name, trademarks and logo.  They also understand that she has requested that filmmakers submit their work directly to her home address and has engaged in negotions with potential sponsors and vendors of the 2011 New York Surf Film Festival without the consent or authorization of Don’t Drop In or the individual members of Don’t Drop In. Breuer, Cannizzaro and Machemer are concerned that Berk’s call for submissions and her negotiations with potential sponsors and vendors in connection with the prospective 2011 New York Surf Film Festival have caused confusion for filmakers, sponsors and vendors about the festival and the mark .  In response to Berk’s lawsuit, Don’t Drop In and Breuer, Cannizzaro and Machemer insist that the New York Surf Film Festival name, logo and all related trademarks are the property of Don’t Drop In, not Morgan Rae Berk, individually.

Don’t Drop In and Breuer, Cannizzaro and Machemer are proud of the work they have done to make the New York Surf Film Festival such a success over the years and are hopeful that the current dispute raised by Berk’s lawsuit will be resolved shortly.  As the litigation proceeds, Don’t Drop In  and Breuer, Cannizzaro and Machemer wish to thank all of the filmmakers, sponsors, vendors and fans who have supported the festival over the years and have been integral to its past (and hopefully future) success.  Please check back for further updates on this situation.

Thank you,
Don’t Drop In.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Team Louisville

...from Big Tom's 70's slide collection, Vivitar'd and then scanned. Kauai kine A-frames from long before you were a sidebuster or even a surfer.  My leftovers are getting cold on the table...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yams Yo

Grabbing a slice on the street so as to avoid getting hit by a glass of ice water or a poppy-seeded bagel with excess cream cheese. Beware GUPPIES!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Long Island Wilding

Last Tuesday-

S: What's that weird board you were riding?
M: A Steve Lis.
S: I have a lisp. (true)


S: Oh, I didn't realize that was you.
M: (Did he see me shredding harder than usual two waves ago?) I didn't realize that was you.
S: It's not.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


No need to inquire esquire, AP Smith deflects with gruff respect...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lots of Hugging and Kissing

Adult vibe and music for mature audiences, this set is rated G*

The Man From Humble County

A special evening with Mr. Brisick who was intelligent, articulate and spoke from the heart (Con Edison approved). Stay chuned for his upcoming memoir on what it's like to be a 40 year old surfer. Sidebustin' ya 40 year old barrel virgin self!

China Ty on the right in full on surf encyclo-historo form....Adam Camaro fotos.