Thursday, December 29, 2011

Simpo's Scene

The Tour is on break, so Brett Simpson is home ripping the pier everyday in his superhero wetsuit.

Oh yeah, and Hurley team manager Brandon Guilmette gets a couple too.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mojo's Working

Travis Logie, Chase Wilson, and Andrew Doheny catch a couple on Southside.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1 Week with Kyle McGeary

Never heard of Kyle? Then you probably don't surf the pier, because if you did, you'd see him hucking big rotators everyday. Click "play" and get to know Kyle.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1 Hour on Southside

Is it just me, or are the boys getting gnarlier? And why isn't Billy sponsored? Shred on, boys. Shred on.

Chris Waring, Derek Peters, Christian Saenz, Kyle McGeary, and Billy Hopkins

Friday, December 9, 2011

Joe D. Foster (Surf Photographer?) - Part 3

In our final installment, we examine Foster's current passion project, Aladdin. We unpack how Aladdin came to be, who's participating, and Foster's goal for the publication.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Quik Kids

Who wants to surf when it's cold, windy, and crappy? The groms do! The shocker is, they surf those conditions better than you surf A+ conditions at your local spot.

Kanoa Igarashi, Nolan Rapoza, and John Mel

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kanoa Takes a Beating

Kanoa Igarashi burns Alex Gullet and then pays the price.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Joe D. Foster (Surf Photographer?) - Part 2 of 3

In Part 2 we dive deeper into Foster's travels around the world as a model and guitarist for Ignite. Stories and video are provided by Foster's parents, friends, and fans.

Joe Foster, Brett Rasmussen, Brett Simpson, Ryan Carlson, Ted Navarro, Kyle McGeary, Chris Sardelis, John Salanoa, Daniel Jackson

Click here to watch Part 1 -

Also, check out Foster's latest issue of Aladdin Surf Mag!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

1 Week with Christian Saenz

At long last, here's our 2nd installment of I.S.I.I! Interesting Surf Industry Interviews!

Here, Bryan Seacrest interviews Christian Saenz and we get to see what he can do in 1 Week in HB.

Christian Saenz, Bryan Seacrest

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brett and Kyle

After head to head heats with the likes of Parko and Alejo, Simpo comes home to the pier and has a cracker against Kyle McGeary . . . and Kyle flares!

Brett Simpson, Kyle McGeary

Monday, November 7, 2011

Joe Foster (Surf Photographer?)

Part 1 of 3.

In this 3 part series, acclaimed Surf Photographer Joe Foster discusses his multiple career successes; Pro Bodyboarding, Modeling, Guitarist for Ignite, and even a fling with Madonna. Through interviews with Foster, Pro Surfers, colleagues, and friends we uncover Foster's past.

In Part 2 we'll dig deeper into Foster's modeling career and the years he spent as songwriter and guitarist of Ignite. Part 3 will focus on his Surf Photography and Aladdin Magazine, which he founded and serves as Editor in Chief.

For more of Foster's work, check out

Foster is also the genius behind Aladdin Surf Mag. Check out issue #2 for free!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bobby Plays Tennis

Bobby Martinez plays some tennis and talks about Kelly's revoked title with Todd Kline.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


The tide was maxed out so we ventured south from Huntington to Salt Creek and got a little session at Gravels.

Derek Peters, Colin Moran, Christian Saenz, Ethan Carlston, Joe Foster

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

with Simpo

Poached a couple Simpo clips while he was home for a few days.

Brett Simpson

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Derek Peters - 1 Week in October

Huntington Beach upstart Derek Peters discusses growing up in HB and shreds a few waves during 1 week in October.

Monday, October 17, 2011

1 Day with Carlson and Waring

On a morning down the beach, and a busy afternoon at the pier, the guys stomped a couple tail blows and get a couple barrels. Cameo appearance by Alex Gullet.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Aladdin Mag #1!

Check out local photog Joe Foster's latest art project. Yeah, it's surfing, but it's really photography.

The Local Talent

1 session, 1 morning, North of the pier. Red tide, 3-4' combo swell. Peters, Saenz, Carlson, Navarro, and Van Arnsdale burned the locals to stomp a few clips.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Aussie Warmup

Joel, Julian, Josh, and Mick and rip the bag out of Lowers from 6am to 8am on the final day of the Hurley Pro.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wedge & Cylinders: The September Sessions

Day 2. The boys get some bombs!

Nathan Fletcher, Spencer Pirdy, Ryan Turner, Nick Fowler, Kirk Blackmen

Music - Peter Gabriel covering The Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mid-Sized Wedge (and Cylinders, too!)

September 1st, 2011. All the usual suspects were out there, and considering that it wasn't maxing out, they actually made a few!

Nathan Fletcher, Pat Towersey, Bob Okvist, Taylor Pai, and few others.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ando and Friends

Craig Anderson and Travis Rice surf 54th st. Then Oliver Kurtz and BJ Penn joined the party.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Brazilian's 6.0

It's official, the Brazilian's are taking over! And I couldn't be more amped. The boys are killing it! On this day, while the US Open was taking place, they just cruised down the beach and had a "private" super session in the middle of the chaos. It's just another average session for this electric wetsuited crew. Keep it coming boys!

Alejo Muniz, Gabriel Medina, and Filipe Toledo (the winner of the US Open Pro Jr)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kolohe and Heitor

While the photogs were slogging it out for photos of dudes in jerseys, Kolohe and Heitor snuck down the beach in plain sight and flung a bunch of huge airs on 1 foot waves.

Kolohe Andino, Heitor Alves

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Board Test with Simpo

In preparation for the US Open, Simpo's got a quiver of freshies and is logging hours testing every square centimeter of foam to figure out which board is best for which conditions. On this morning it was a brand new 5'11" from local shaper Tim Stamps. Looks good to me!

Brett Simpson

The Return of Simpo

Simpo's back in town and gearing up for the US Open.

Brett Simpson and Chris Waring

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Circus Comes to Town

The invasion has begun. Barney's burning everyone, tons of gals on the beach, volleyballers, footballers, 9-ballers. Nike is leasing all the real estate along PCH. All the international pros are ripping the pier. Full blown circus, but ya gotta love it.

Tim Reyes, Derek Peters, Kyle McGeary, Kalani David, Courtney Conlogue, Matt Hewitt and even 1 Gerlach clip!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kiron in a Minute

Kiron Jabour throws down a minute worth of clips in the Southside shorey

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dillon Perillo at Rincon

Dillon Perillo rips Rincon. To see more of Dillon check out his blog at

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bogs and B-Roll

There are some A-clips too, but sometimes they just don't fit into the edit so this is a compilation of those, some blurry clips and some missed opportunities.

Pat and Tanner Gudauskas, Brett Simpson, Derek Peters, Gabriel Medina, Conner Coffin, Taylor Clark

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Conner and Kolohe

Conner and Kolohe have an average session (for them) on an above average day at Lowers. Shot in 45 minutes.

Conner Coffin, Kolohe Andino

Quiksilver King of the Groms

The King of the Groms takes place at various key spots around the world. The winners get a trip to France to compete in the Championships against one another during the Quiksilver Pro WT event.

I shot and made this for Quiksilver on Monday.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Billy Hopkins in Black and White

Billy gets barreled and hucks some airs in Huntington Beach, California.

Someone should sponsor him.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ryan Carlson - in 3 minutes

Ryan Carlson gets a few little tubes and does a few little airs in Orange County.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kolohe Andino

In case you haven't heard, Kolohe surfs pretty well. Everyone says that throws sick airs, but I can't believe the quality of his rail turns.

He here is at Lowers, Rincon, and Huntington.

Pottz Training Session

Martin Potter rolled through Orange County to give the groms some WT level advice before they head down to Peru for the ISA's. Mar Ohno came by to lend his QS experience.

Martin Potter, Mar Ohno, Derek Peters, Kanoa Igarashi

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ghetto Juice Air Show

Ghetto Juice is the best surf publication around. They hosted an old-school airshow event this week and attracted everyone from Ratboy and Barney to Kolohe and Jack Freestone. No tents, no webcast, no horns, just a loud whistle to let you know the heat ended. In a 6.0 world, it's sick to see everyone show up for an event like this. Too bad the waves sucked!

Gorkin, Chippa, Mason, Carlson, Colin Moran, Chris Ward, Jarred Cassidy, Jack Freestone, Mitch Coleborn, Alex Gullet, Barney, Droid

"Old" School

The "Old" School rips Lowers (plus Pat Gaudauskas).

Monday, May 9, 2011

30 minutes with Gabriel Medina

On the final morning of the Nike 6 Lowers Pro, the waves were mushy and windy, but even still Gabriel Medina was able to create more magic in 30 minutes I ever thought possible.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lowers - The Warm Ups

Here's all the A-Listers warming up before the Nike 6.0 on 2 different morings this week.

Julian Wilson, Jack Freestone, Kolohe Andino, Nat Young, Luke Davis, Damien Hobgood, Shaun Joubert

Some Groms

When the waves are small and slow, the groms rip the hardest. However, no matter the conditions, these groms always rip the hardest.

Kanoa Igarashi, Matty Passaquindici, Keoni Igarashi

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

3 Turns by Simpo at the Pier

Back from Bells, this was the morning after Easter.

Brett Simpson

Monday, April 25, 2011

Barbara Streisand

Here's everyone goofing around.

Brett Simpson, Billy Hopkins, Micah Byrne, Chad Wells, Chris Love, Angelo Lozano, Chris "Sarge" Sardelis, Matty Passaquindici, Ted Navarro, Jeff Deffenbaugh, Kiron Jabour, Keala Naihe

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Dugout Lifers

This is 2 sessions in HB with Derek Peters and Christian Saenz. They run a little blog check it out

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


The current generation has style and flair. We've been asking for "groms" to learn how to do turns with style, and these guys are leading the charge. Rincon brings out your best, and these 3 have a lot to showcase.

Kolohe Andino, Dylan Goodale, Luke Davis

Monday, April 11, 2011


If you know, you know. If you don't, then this is the sick sandbar that pops up at Beach Blvd.

Ted Navarro, Ryan Carlson, Jesse Evans, Billy Hopkins

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Creek Run - Kalani Robb and Teddy Navarro

Kalani Robb joins the cast of 1 Hour in HB when he meets Ted Navarro for a morning session at Salt Creek.

Kalani Robb, Ted Navarro and a cameo by Israel Paskowitz

Meet 1 Hour in HB's Founder

Foam EZ interviewed me, David Scales, to ask about 1 Hour in HB. In case you've ever wondered about 1 Hour, here's the scoop.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Brett Simpson, Shaun Ward, and Christian Saenz Rock It 80's style!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Strictly Business with Micah Byrne

Some guys are free-surfers, some are competitive surfers. Micah is an "80% Pro Surfer", raising a family, running the team at DC, and whenever a contest comes to town, he dons a jersey and slays a few "100% Pro Surfers." This was his journey at the 2011 Vans Pier Classic.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shaun Ward - Leash Pull

Here in HB, we treat friends mo better.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nathaniel Curran

Nathaniel Curran, Brett Simpson, and Brandon Guilmette get goofy.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tyler Newton

Tyler Newton gets tubed at the pier.

1 Afternoon at Rincon

I slipped under the Orange Curtain up to Santa Barbara and caught Rincon pumping. Everyone got barreled and a few others punted some some crazy airs.

Conner Coffin, Dillon Perillo, Kolohe Andino, Damien Hobgood, Damien Fahrenfort, Josh Kerr

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Surfline gives 1 Hour in HB "The Punt of the Month"!

As you probably know, Surfline does a feature called "The Punt of the Month". They dug this air I filmed Josh Kerr doing so much that they decided to use it. Thanks, Surfline.

1 Day at Rincon

All the NW swell skirts Orange County so on Thursday we drove up to Rincon and happened into some head-high rights. High tide was fun, but low tide got super good and hollow. Our crew got a solid workout catching tons of waves and running laps up the point. Enjoy.

Kiron Jabour, Fisher Heverly, Cristobal de Col, Balaram Stack

Saturday, March 19, 2011

1 Hour in Newport

On a gloomy morning, the local crew showed up to do what they do.

Josh Hoyer, Pat and Chad Towersy, Nick Fowler, Damien Fahrenfort, and Billy Hopkins

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Quik Newport Session

Some of the out-of-towners were cruising through Newport on Saturday morning so 1 Hour snuck down PCH to see what the fuss was about. The guys traded little tubular tunnels for an hour or so.

Kiron Jabour, Balaram Stack, Fisher Heverly

Music - Alex Ebert, Truth

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Fling

Spring has almost flung. The air is 80 degrees, girls are on the beach, and all the boys are back from Oz and Hawaii and surfing Northside. With the punchy high-tide inside reform everyone was flingin' airs. Can ya dig it?

Chris Waring, Christian Saenz, Colin Moran, Billy Hopkins, Ted Navarro, Ryan Carlson

The Windy City

The waves have been horrible! On this morning, swell arrived but so did the wind. Nevertheless a few of the guys were amped to finally get some energy under their feet.

Ted Navarro, Billy Hopkins, Christian Saenz

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Simpo: Round 2 in Oz

Simpo flared against Pat G in Round 2 today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Salad Days

One of my favorite sections of all time was an 18-year-old Chris Ward's in Voluptuous. This is the song they used and this is my homage. Featuring . . .

Shaun Ward, Kanoa and Keoni Igarashi, Ted Navarro, Matt Passaquindici, Jesse Guglielmana

Monday, February 21, 2011

iMicah! in a Minute

On Sunday morning 1 Hour in HB caught Micah's monthly surf session.

Dooma and Co.

Yesterday morning all the local guys (save Derek Peters) took the morning off. So in stepped South African Damien Fahrenfort and Virginia Beach's Philip Goold to fill in the line up. They rip.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Summer in February

It was crowded with SUP's, boogy's, longboard's, multiple water photogs, groms everywhere, International pros, and it's 80 degrees and sunny! Plus, it was 2 feet and inconsistent. Feels like summer, except the water is 58 degrees and there are no girls on the beach.

You know who rules these days? People with energy, aka the under-20-year-olds.

Kanoa Igarashi, Derek Peters, Shaun Ward, Chase Wilson, Micah Byrne, Balaram Stack

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Small Surf w/Simpo

On 2 small, super crowded days this week, Simpo went out got a couple.

Brett Simpson

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hurley Invades the Pier

Breaking news: Miguel Pupo is now riding for Hurley! Fantastic move on Hurley's part. Pupo's been killing it from the US Open, to the Triple Crown, to the World Junior's, to Monday morning at the pier. The kid is top-level.

Along with Pupo, Simpo, Guilmette, and S.Ward made inconsistent 2 foot HB look like tons of fun.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Upper Trestles - the HB groms invade!

While we should have been at work or school, the Quiksilver team fled the swamped high-tide of the HB pier and bummed out all the locals at Upper Trestles by clogging the line-up.

Kanoa Igarashi, John Mel, Derek Peters, Billy Hopkins

P.S. Kanoa went on to win two divisions in this past weekend's amateur contest at Uppers. Ripping!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Inside Scoop - Quiksilver

Is Dane sponsor shopping? There's been some big changes at Quiksilver in recent months. Kelly won 10, Julian went to Nike, Steph joined the team. We sat down with surf team manager Chad Wells to get the inside scoop.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Simpson Photo Shoot

Everytime that Brett shows up, 8 guys wander down to the beach with cameras to document his every move (I know, I'm one of them). At any rate, this footage from 3 days this week illustrates why we sit on the beach watching, and further, why he's our reigning 2x US Open champ.

Brett Simpson

P.S. I'm sure you'll see photos from these clips in upcoming mags, ads, and all over.

Friday, January 28, 2011

1 Hour with Christian Saenz

A couple of days ago I connected with Saenz for about 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. Here's the accumulation of those 2 sessions.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Carlson - 1 Hour before Sunset

Last night Ryan Carlson caught exactly 4 waves in the 45 minutes before dark. Here's all 4.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

3 Waves - Thompson and Simpson

Thompson vs. Simpson. East Coast vs. West Coast. Billabong vs. Hurley. These guys are out for blood! Eh . . . not really. On MLK Jr. day, Cody Thompson got 3 sick ones at 54th and about 5 miles up the road Brett Simpson got 3 sick ones on Southside Huntington.

In all fairness, I saw Simpo get a sick headhigh draining right barrel, but I missed the clip.

Cody Thompson and Brett Simpson

Friday, January 14, 2011

1 Hour with Brett

As the last swell dwindled, everyone else was sleeping in and going home from the Katin comp. Brett went out for a solo session on his 5'9" swallow tail.

Brett Simpson

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The B Clips

Even their B clips are better than your A clips.

Want to see the A Clips? Scroll down to "2 Hours in HB"

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2 Hours in HB

For 2 mornings, the boys dominated shoulder high, combo swell Southside. These are the A clips. We'll do a bonus video with the other clips soon.

Brett Simpson, Shaun Ward, Ted Navarro, Derek Peters, Billy Hopkins

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Next Generation

Don't you love it when the groms ditch school, clog the line-up, and the ruin your ego by ripping harding than you do you?

Seniors Billy Hopkins and Derek Peters lead the charge for grommets Leo Fioravanti, Matty Passaquindici, Nolan Rapoza, and John Mel.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Katin Warm Up - Day 1 - We ditched it!

There was a heavy Katin Warm Up on Northside this morning. A million camera's documenting Micah, Ted, Carlson, Ettigner, Kane, a more trying to warm up for the comp this week.

Brett and Derek snuck out for a stealth mission on Southside and 1 Hour in HB was there to document it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Snapshots of New Year's Eve

This was New Years Eve morning and there were a few little scraps left over from a NW swell. Simpo, Ted and a million groms were trying to get a final session in before 2011. Happy New Years!