kids feeding coi fish.

me feeding coi fish.craig photographing a temple.

frog hunt.yoge yoshida of colors magazine taking a photo of grady taking a photo of craig.yoge’s road soda’s.heading to the airport to go to europe.stopping to take photos of an abandoned pet clinic.zarautz!kids psyching. pukas surf shop before the premiere.some kids came in to see what the commotion was about but didn’t know anything about surfing. they wanted to know who the famous person was. someone pointed to cortney. so she signed a bunch of posters for kids with the message ‘how’d you get so special?’ or ‘stay tiny’ to the smaller ones.waiting for the doors to open…same theatre we premiered first chapter in about 8 yrs ago i think.craig on a 6’5 single fin at pipe. while he didn’t get the wave of the winter or anything, it’s still pretty fucken gnarly to have nearly zero experience out there and catch a few waves off second reef on a 6’5 single fin. in my opinion at least…more interviews.the next night we showed it at the quiksilver boardriders house in hossegor, france. this is in the living room.we look tired because we are. i barely made it past the movie on the last night. craig went on to italy and said it was insane. lots of psyching kids. wow i look horrible i just looked again. i went home where i’m currently recuperating. that’s pretty much all from slow dance. hope everyone enjoyed the movie.

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go to quiksilver.com/slowdance tomorrow, august 8th to stream slow dance live for 24 hrs starting 6 am pacific standard time. or go to itunes to buy it. as for us, we are halfway through the premiere tour. today we leave japan for europe where we’ll screen the movie in zarautz on august 9th and hossegor on august 10th. then i go home and craig goes to italy for one more screening. if you’re in the area and dig surfing you gotta come watch. japans been extremely rad – big thanks shin, yuji, haruka, mami,  and everyone else at quiksilver japan and various publications like colors-magazine.com and F + magazine (sorry yuki i couldn’t find it online) and, shit, i know i’m leaving some people out, but thanks everyone —>

shibuya

night workers

lights

shitty club where we almost got beat up by a c grade actor from new york

craig has bangs and he hates them

ultra kawaii

my favorite taxi color

refreshing and uplifting

kitten

japanese girls

smoking break

stab sent grady archibald to cover it. he absolutely hates having his picture taken. he makes cool shit at welcomerivers.com

japan is really expensive, and while this mai tai looks really nice, it wasn’t very good. too tart. not enough dark rum. the view was worth it though.

the premiere was small, but people were psyched.

legendary japanese surfers shuji kasuya and masatoshi ohno

vending machines
in this part of town…

there is a robot restaurant.

too much for courtney to handle.we brought surfboards… but… well, we’ll just have to come back for that. until next time. thanks japan. europe here we come.

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tomorrow – 7/29/2013, is the first day of the hurley pro online trials. go to http://www.thehurleypro.com and vote. i’m up against austin smith ford in the first round. the contest goes all week with a new round every other day. it’s a pretty cool concept. very democratic. you guys choose who you wanna see surf in the lowers pro against the top 34. i’d be honored to get the spot but you guys decide. i’m sure there’s going to be some stiff competition.

i’m headed to japan tomorrow. stoked.

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hb saturday rsvp here www.quik.to/slowdancehb , then there is tokyo.

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everyones probably tired of hearing about this but if you’re in orange county come check it out. unfortunately capacity is limited because of zoning or some code regulations at quiksilver headquarters so rsvp here www.quik.to/slowdancehb

in other news i’ve entered into the hurley pro online contest where you get to vote who is the wildcard at trestles. starting july 29th at TheHurleyPro.com vote for who you wanna see surf trestles.

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slow dance official site on quiksilver.com is live now. skeleton logo on the right links to it. 

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so craig flew into california on may 7th to edit slow dance and we had a potential may 27th deadline. that deadline turned into june 17th which is today. judgement day. man, making movies aint easy. two tracks were in limbo till this morning, but they cleared! and we still have a few minor tweaks to make but we’re turning it tomorrow. one day late. i think it turned out dope. i feel fat and stiff from sitting at the computer pretty much all day every day since may 7th but it’s been sweet. psycked to be a surfer again. tomorrow i will board a flight and go somewhere where i can surf all day and melt away. but for now, tomorrow is judgement day, and this is a webclip.

track by tickley feather.

craig with my family.

midday melted mind nap. the computer has a knack for melting my mind.slow dance tees. available at the premiere july 20th at quiksilver hq in huntington beachdvd packaging 1st run.

toyota supra.craig. nitpicking.portrait of michael jackson
baguettes on a car.

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i watched this video today hoping to catch a glimpse of the outline of my favorite first fred rubble (i swear it had hips!) which i stupidly broke and left in mexico on the lost interest trip, never to be analyzed for reproduction. unfortunately i didn’t find that (there’s shots where i can see the outline of my rookie that was made for andy, and my og neck beard but not the fred rubble) but the video sparked some nostalgia and since it didn’t make the move to new marine layer a few months ago i’ll repost it now.

i usually hate using songs with direct lyrics, such as the kleenex song that repeats ‘tears came to his eyes’ while i’m surfing on the soft top, because that makes no sense you know, but i’ll never forget that day, because that was the day that andy died, and when we were editing it eerily clicked.

a marine layer original series. playing now. track – ‘i love you’ beat happening

15 sec. teaser made for the quiksilver pro on the gold coast. track by the clean.