Monday, December 31, 2012

Kanoa's Holiday @ Home

. . . and he's gone. Kanoa spent a brief month at home for the holidays and now he's off again to Hawai'i, China, Australia, blah blah, all around the world. When we see him again he'll have grown another 4 inches. So long, grommet. It was nice seeing you. Music: Amadou & Miriam Song: Sabali

Kanoa's Holiday @ Home from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday Morning at the Pier

Welcome to HB. Feel free to burn anyone you'd like. Doesn't matter if someone is boosting a full rotator, go ahead and burn 'em squat stance to get a closer view.

Saturday Morning at the Pier from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quiksilver Surf Camp - Latin American Team

I was really psyched to be a part of the crew participating in a surf camp for the Latin American Quiksilver team. Here's my video documenting the week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Noe Mar Visits California

Last week I met a blond-haired man-child named Noe Mar McGonagle. He's 16, but looks 20. He's Costa Rican, but looks Californian. He surfs good and I'm sure we'll see much more of him in the future.

Noe Mar visits California from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Song: Earthforms By: Matthew Dear

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beau Foster @ Lowers

Beau Foster rides a few waves at Lowers.

Beau Foster @ Lowers from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Song: Optimistic Voices By: Optimistic Voices Choir

Thursday, August 30, 2012

1 Week at the US Open

Throngs of chicks in thongs and every pro surfer in the world invade HB for 1 week in August. It's rad, but I'm glad it's over. Nathaniel Curren, CJ Hobgood, Yadin Nicol, Kai Barger, Torrey Meister, Ryan Carlson, Stu Kennedy, Jack Freestone, Felipe Toledo, Damien Hobgood, Mitch Coleborn, Kiron Jabour, Miguel Pupo, Jordy Smith, John John Florence Music: Shigeto Song: Huron River Drive

1 Week at the US Open from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Costa Rica with Surfer Magazine

Here's the video from a trip I did recently with Surfer Magazine. Thanks to Bryce Lowe-White for hooking it up! Featuring Luke Davis, Dylan Goodale, Michael Dunphy, and Brendon Gibbens.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1 Week with Brett Simpson

From the Pier to Lowers and back, Brett Simpson spends the week before the US Open testing boards and warming up.

1 Week with Brett Simpson from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Music, Spacehog Song, In the Meantime

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gabriel Medina - the warm up sessions

Gabe surfed every single morning for 2 hours before the US Open. He'd freesurf midday, and then he'd wax his 30 minute heat. He, undoubtedly, has natural ability but he also has a tremendous work ethic. Ironically, he attributed his stamina to diet of "a lot of milk and tortilla". As Gabe develops more competitive savvy and perhaps a level of fitness akin to Slater or Fanning, he'll likely find a new gear. Gabe will not only raise the talent level of professional surfing, but also the dedication level. Bravo, Gabriel! Can't wait. Music by Stevie Wonder Song, Living for the City

Gabriel Medina - the warm up sessions from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Friday, August 10, 2012

OMG Dane! - the warm up sessions

Dane gets mobbed on Southside, but surfs in anonymity just 100 yards north. He weaves though the crowds, lifeguards, and bikini's en route to a Quarterfinal finish for the 2nd year in a row.

OMG Dane! - the warm up sessions from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Julian Wilson, the warm up sessions

Julian freesurfing around Huntington Beach en route to his maiden US Open victory.

Julian Wilson, the warm up sessions from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Surfer Magazine Article

Hey Friends, check out the article I wrote in this month's Surfer Magazine. They sent me down to Costa Rica and we scored! On newsstands right now! Much Love, David Lee Scales (1 Hour in HB)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Simpo (heating up!)

The US Open is right around the corner. Simpo's testing boards, weaving through the summer time crowd, and banging out a few clips in the process. Filmed in about 1.5 hours on 7/18/12. Brett Simpson

Simpo (heating up) from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

Music by Grimes Song, Genesis

Monday, May 28, 2012

Brendon Gibbens, a surfer from South Africa

South Africa is pretty far removed from the surf industry. Brendon has proven his surf prowess, so now he's taking the time to immerse himself in the Orange County scene. Here's what he had to say about his experience.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lowers Underated

Yeah, we all know Medina, Julian, and Simpo rule Lowers. Their clips go viral while everyone else just quietly shreds in anonymity. Well this one is for the underated ripper, for Laura and Lakey, for Caio, Fisher, Lucasik, Brendon, and Stu. It was just last year that I uploaded a video of a very little known Gabriel Medina ( Next year, one of these young bucks could own a gold trestle spike of his own.

Monday, April 23, 2012

1 Week in Orange County

Various sighting from Lowers to Huntington Beach pier, during 1 week in April. Brett Simpson, Brendon Gibbens, Brandon Jackson, Ryan Carlson, Shaun Joubert, Ethan Carlston, and Fisher Heaverly.

Friday, April 6, 2012

That's What's Up!

If you didn't surf around Newport in the past week, then you really need to reevaluate your life's priorities. It's been firing!

This is a hodge podge of different guys, from different sessions, on 2 days around Newport Beach this past week.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Nat & Chase, En Route to the Vans Final

Nat Young was in town cruising around with Chase Wilson. They ripped a few in Newport. They ripped a few at the pier. Then they both made the final at the Vans Pier Classic. Nat took the win. Great surfing all week, boys!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

1 Morning in Newport Beach

All the Quik kids converged on 54th street to get a few tubes and spin a couple little airs.

Balaram Stack, Chase Wilson, Derek Peters, Kanoa Igarashi, Matty Passaquindici

Thursday, March 15, 2012

@Home with Brett Simpson

Brett shreds a few waves at home in between World Tour events at Snapper and Bells. Here he shares some insight into Event #1 and on being the reigning king of Surf City USA.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

14 year old, Kanoa Igarashi

Kanoa's ruled the contest scene for the past 8 years. He's traveled the world a few times over. And he's only 14.

Get to know your local super grom, Kanoa Igarashi!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winter Blues

Mason, Simpo, Mitch Coleborn and more shred a few waves in early February in Orange County.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Another Week with Derek

We're catching up with Derek Peters. He made a few rounds at the Volcom Pipe Pro recently, and he just went back yesterday to compete in a Junior event. Here, he discusses big Pipe, and how to catch up to his peers who just made the Tour.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Derek and Kanoa Surf Creek

Here's a Quik session at Creek with Derek Peters and Kanoa Igarashi.

A wee bit of wind and NW swell, add a couple flyaways and kook dodges and call it a days work for team Quiksilver.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another Hour on Southside

Before Simpo heads to OZ for the new season, he shredded the tail end of this swell with Ted Navarro, Kanoa Igarashi, Derek Peters, and Brandon Guilmette. Here's just another hour south of the pier.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teddy and Friends

Ted and I have been trying to connect for a week. Finally, as the swell faded, we met up on Saturday afternoon in Newport. He brought Yeomans, then Waring and Rezzy showed up too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tubular, Dude!

Who says the waves suck in HB?

They don't, but even during this last run of swell, there was a lot of work for very few payoffs. The boys make it look super fun, usual.

This was shot on the morning of January 6th, 2012.

Man Down (with Chris Waring)

Booties companies should kick me down with some scratch for posting this.