Surf racks – E Surfboard Racks http://www.esurfboardracks.com/ Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:12:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5.png Surf racks – E Surfboard Racks http://www.esurfboardracks.com/ 32 32 Aisle Talk Week Of July 5, 2021 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/aisle-talk-week-of-july-5-2021/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/aisle-talk-week-of-july-5-2021/#respond Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:35:49 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/?p=166 July 9, 2021 »Retail Cargo Continues To See Double-Digit Increases Over 2020Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are continuing to show double-digit growth over last year as strong consumer demand keeps up its momentum, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation. Read more »Fierce Firearms Appoints West […]]]>

July 9, 2021

»Retail Cargo Continues To See Double-Digit Increases Over 2020
Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are continuing to show double-digit growth over last year as strong consumer demand keeps up its momentum, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation. Read more

»Fierce Firearms Appoints West Coast Representation
Fierce Firearms, based in Redmond, UT, announced the addition of the Total Sales & Marketing Sales Group to its team. Read More

»Davidson’s Welcomes East Coast Sales Manager
Davidson’s welcomed Katie Martin as their East Coast Sales Manager. Read more

»Salt Life Announces New Coastal Retail Locations
Delta Apparel Inc. announced new retail store openings for its Salt Life brand. Storefronts in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Galveston, TX, are expected to open later this year. Read more

July 8, 2021

»Anta Group Sets Five-Year Growth Plan
Anta Group announced its five-year strategic targets and a 24-month acceleration plan “Lead to Win” for its Anta brand. Read more

»Legion Partners Scores Glass Lewis Nod for Two Genesco Candidates
Legion Partners, the activist shareholder group, received a third party recommendation in its proxy war with Genesco as Glass Lewis endorsed the investment firm’s director nominees Dawn H. Robertson and Hobart P. Sichel. Read more

»Slinger Bag Appoints New CFO
Slinger Bag Inc. announced the appointment of Jason Seifert as its new chief financial officer. Read more

»OIA Appoints COO And Director Of Research
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) appointed Arlene Charles as chief operating officer and Kelly Davis as director of research. Read more

»Michael Avenatti Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison In Nike Extortion Case
Michael Avenatti, the celebrity lawyer, was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity. Read more

»Anta Sees Strong Growth For Second Quarter
Anta said retail sales, in terms of retail value, of Anta branded products for the second quarter of 2021 recorded 35-to-40 percent positive growth compared to the same period of 2020. Read more

»PowerHandz Announces Merger And Partnership With LaMelo Ball
Athletic training equipment maker PowerHandz announced a merger with PH Innovation Holdings, Inc. and partnership with NBA 2021 Rookie of the Year and Charlotte Hornets Guard, LaMelo Ball. With this partnership, Ball will serve as a general partner, brand ambassador and board member of PH Innovation Holdings. Read more

»St. Croix Rods Announces New Hires
St. Croix Rods announced it hired Savannah Stenlund as angler engagement coordinator and Charles Cunningham as IT manager. Read more

»Licensing Expo Virtual Announces 2021 Agenda
Licensing Expo Virtual, in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International, announced the agenda for its 2021 virtual event on August 24-26. Read more

»X2 Performance Raises $16M In Funding
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has invested in X2 Performance, a non-carbonated energy drink brand and comes as part of a $16 million Series D raise led by previous investor L Catterton, a private equity firm backed by LVMH. Read more

»Camping World Announces Strategic Investment In Happier Camper
Camping World Holdings Inc. announced a strategic investment in Los Angeles-based, Happier Camper, Inc., the developer of the modular van conversion system, Adaptiv for vans. Read more

»The Buckle’s June Sales Climb 18 Percent
The Buckle Inc. announced that total net sales for the 5-week fiscal month ended July 3, 2021 increased 17.8 percent to $111.7 million. Read more

»PGA Tour Champions Announce Three-Year Extension For Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Open has been extended for three years and will continue at En-Joie Golf Club through at least 2024, PGA Tour Champions and Dick’s Sporting Goods jointly announced. Read more

»Oros Closes $14.5 Million Series A Funding Round; Adds Board Members
Oros announced $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital. Rachael Ulman and Hap Klopp have joined Oros’ board. Read more

»Helen of Troy’s Houseware Sales Climb 38 Percent
Helen of Troy Ltd. reported housewares segment revenue increased 37.7 percent in the fiscal first quarter ended May 31 to $193.6 million. Growth was primarily driven in part by an increase in brick and mortar sales for both OXO and Hydro Flask due to the favorable comparative impact of store closures and reduced store traffic in the prior-year period. Read more

July 7, 2021

»GOA Adds Vendor Partners; Expands To 196 Retail Doors
Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) has added five retail members, including Big Agnes and Osprey, as vendor partners. Read more

»ABG To Undergo Credit Review With Positive Implications After IPO Filing
S&P Global Ratings said it placed the debt ratings of Authentic Brands Group (ABG) under review for a possible upgrade after the brand licensing powerhouse filed for an initial public offering. Read more

»REI To Open Second Location In Missouri
REI will open a new store in Spring 2022 in Town and Country, MO. Since 2001, the outdoor retailer has had a store presence in St. Louis. Read more

»BSN Sports Acquires Connecticut’s Billings Sports
BSN Sports, a division of Varsity Brands, has expanded its Connecticut sales operations with the addition of the Billings Sports sales team. Read more

»Asobi Ventures Acquires Majority Stake In Cinelli And Columbus Cycling Brands
Asobi Ventures Inc., the family investment vehicle of Victor Luis, announced that it had acquired a majority share in Gruppo Srl, the parent company of Italian bicycle manufacturer Cinelli and tube manufacturer Columbus. Read more

»Colnago Appoints CEO
Italian road-racing bike manufacturer Colnago announced that Nicola Rosin has been appointed CEO of Colnago Ernesto & C. S.r.l. and the associated company, Colnago America. Read more

»PacSun Enters Sneaker Resale Business
Pacific Sunwear of California has launched into the sneaker resale market with PS Reserve. Read more

»Küat Racks Adds Second Distribution Facility In California
Küat Innovations, Inc., a Springfield, MO-based maker of Küat Racks, has added a second distribution facility in Gardena, CA. Read more

»Arena Innovation Secures $5.2M In Funding
Connected fitness company Arena Innovation Corp. announced that it has secured $5.2 million in seed financing to support the launch of its strength training product. Several notable sports, fitness, and technology investors participated in the funding round, including major contributions from Courtside Ventures, Powerhouse Capital, and Wellness Holding, the investment office of the founders of Technogym Read more

»Belk Announces Promotions Within Senior Leadership Team, Including New CEO
Belk announced several promotions within the company’s senior leadership, most notably the promotion of Nir Patel to CEO. Lisa Harper, who served as Belk’s CEO dating back to July 2016, has transitioned to Executive Chair of the Belk Board of Directors. Read more

»The Ironman Group Appoints Chief Digital Officer
The Ironman Group announced the addition of Roshanie Ross as the company’s new chief digital officer. Read more

»Hoyt Archery Appoints President
Hoyt Archery announced that Zak Kurtzhals has been named the new company president. Currently Hoyt’s VP of operations, Kurtzhals will succeed Randy Walk, effective July 19. Read more

»Authentic Brands Group Files For IPO
Authentic Brands, which owns a number of fashion and sports brands, filed for an initial public offering. Read more

»Wahoo Fitness Secures Investment
Rhône, a private equity firm, announced an agreement to make a significant equity investment in Wahoo Fitness, the technology start-up for indoor cycling and endurance training. As part of this transaction, Wahoo founder and Chairman Chip Hawkins and the company’s management team, including Chief Executive Officer Mike Saturnia, will make significant reinvestments alongside Rhône. Read more

»Skylotec Acquires Climbing Technology
Skylotec, based in Neuwied, Germany, has acquired Climbing Technology, a European manufacturer of carabiners. Read more

»Infinited Fiber Co. Raises €30 Million
Finnish circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Co. has secured investments totaling €30 million in its latest financing round completed on June 30. The round also brought Infinited Fiber new investors, Adidas, Invest FWD A/S, which is Bestseller’s investment arm for sustainable fashion and investment company Security Trading Oy. Read more

June 6, 2021

»Phil Knight Donates Another $500 Million To The University Of Oregon
Nike’s Co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny have given a second $500 million donation to his alma mater, The University of Oregon. The donation will help the University launch the second phase of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Read more

»RPM Training Closes Series A Funding Round
Active lifestyle brand RPM Training Co. announced the closure of a Series A funding round led by Partnership Capital Growth (PCG) and KC/LLC. Cambridge SPG, FitLab, and Mana Ventures also participated in the round. Read more

»Logo Brands Partners With University Of South Carolina
Logo Brands Inc. has entered into an exclusive five-year licensing agreement with the University of South Carolina. Read more

»Shareholder Advisory Firm Backs Genesco’s Board Picks
Genesco Inc. said that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an independent provider of proxy research and vote recommendations to the institutional investment community, has recommended that Genesco shareholders vote for all nine of the company’s director nominees at Genesco’s annual meeting on July 20. Legion Partners, the activist shareholder group, described ISS’s recommendation as “contradictory” and continued to push for changes to the board. Read more

»IHRSA Welcomes Active Entities As Industry Partner, Supports Event
IHRSA announced that Active Entities Consulting in Marblehead, MA has joined the Association as an Industry Partner. Active Entities will work with IHRSA to create grassroots support for the GYMS (Gym Mitigation and Survival) Act and other industry initiatives. Read more

»Hibbett Sports Opens Stores In North And South Carolina
Hibbett Sports opened a Hibbett Sports location in Garner, NC and a City Gear in Beaufort, SC. Read more

»CrossFit Names Former Nike Executive As President
CrossFit LLC announced the appointment of former Nike executive Jason Dunlop as president. Dunlop, who also held senior roles at Starbucks and The Gap, will accelerate CrossFit’s global growth. Read more

»Camber Hires Chief Development Officer
Camber announced that Tiffany Smith had joined the company as Chief Development Officer. Read more

»Camping World Continues Expansion With Vermont Acquisition
Camping World Holdings Inc. announced a land acquisition agreement for TC’s RV dealership in St. Albans City, VT. This location will be the retailer’s first facility in the state of Vermont. Read more

»Volcom Operating Group To Pick Up Spyder License
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) announced the transition of its core licenses for Spyder to Liberated Brands, the parent of Volcom surf and skateboard label. ABG also plans to appoint new license partners for Frye. Read more

July 5, 2021

»SoleSavy Announces Series A Funding
SoleSavy announced it has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding, led by Bedrock Capital. The community-based sneaker startup will use the funding to launch a peer-to-peer member marketplace this fall and expand overseas. Read more

»USA Football Partners With BSN Sports
USA Football announced new partnerships with BSN Sports and Profound Insurance Programs to help lower costs for youth football organizations nationwide through its grant program. Read more

»Puma Signs First First NHL Player
Puma has signed a long-term agreement with NHL All-Star Leon Draisaitl, who will become the first NHL player to join the company as a brand ambassador. Read more

»The Renewal Workshop Closes $6 Million Round
The Renewal Workshop announced a $6 million financing round. The round includes Rubio Ventures, Shift Invest, Quadia, Closed Loop Partners, Gratitude Railroad, Portland Seed Fund, Fashion for Good, Doen, Mosiaco Management, Mistletoe, and Volta Circle. Read more

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Phoenix firefighters get approval for hot-weather trail closures https://www.esurfboardracks.com/phoenix-firefighters-get-approval-for-hot-weather-trail-closures/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/phoenix-firefighters-get-approval-for-hot-weather-trail-closures/#respond Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:30:13 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/phoenix-firefighters-get-approval-for-hot-weather-trail-closures/ Click to enlarge “You just have to be smart” to hike in hot weather, said Cathy Herzog, who does not support the restrictions. Ray stern The United Phoenix Firefighters Association got approval on Tuesday for a pilot program to ban hiking on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak on the hottest days. The 4-2 vote at […]]]>

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“You just have to be smart” to hike in hot weather, said Cathy Herzog, who does not support the restrictions.

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The United Phoenix Firefighters Association got approval on Tuesday for a pilot program to ban hiking on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak on the hottest days.

The 4-2 vote at a special meeting of the city’s parks and recreation council came after the union complained that heat-related rescues were on the rise, putting firefighters at risk.

A July 7 letter sent to the board and signed by union president Steve Beuerlein and other union members (see below) referred to a difficult day last month when 12 firefighters had to be sent home them and two hospitalized with sudden kidney failure, following three flashbacks. rescues upside down on a 116 degree day.

Beginning Friday and through September 30, the city will close trails on the popular and rugged mountains from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. if the National Weather Service has declared an “excessive heat watch” in effect. Confusingly, temperatures on these days vary depending on the average heat for that time of year, and can be referred to as “heat watch” or “heat warning” days.

The closures would be in place even on relatively cooler days. Last year a watch / warning was called in late April when the temperature was 102. In total, the NWS heat watches or warnings were in effect for 48 days in 2020.

“All trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead” as well as Camelback’s Echo Canyon and Cholla trails are affected as they are the worst offenders when it comes to difficult and complex rescues. The doors to the car park will be closed during restricted days.

Click to enlarge Mountain rescues are commonplace at Camelback Mountain.  - RAY STERN

Mountain rescues are commonplace at Camelback Mountain.

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The Cholla Trail, which leads to the summit on the east side of Camelback, has been closed since March 2020 due to renovations and a dispute over the construction of a new trail. It shouldn’t open until at least next year.

Union spokesperson Captain PJ Dean said firefighters felt they had “no choice” but to push for restrictions. One of three rescues last month involved the helicopter extraction of a woman “foam in the mouth” after bee stings on Piestewa Peak, and the temperature was 115 – a degree from the temperature at which the helicopter cannot be used safely, he said. .

“The danger is real and it is getting worse,” Dean said. “They close the ski slopes when there is a risk of an avalanche. They close the beaches during periods of strong swells … [People] can just hike at another time of day. ”

While many question the common sense of people braving the mountains in extremely hot weather, hikers can be found on the trails even when temperatures soar to near 120. Many of these die-hard hikers dislike the ban. .

“That sucks,” said Qui Nguyen, who hiked the Echo Canyon trail on Tuesday afternoon when Phoenix’s official temperature was 106. He said it was not hot on the trail, although ‘He can understand the concern when temperatures rise above 115. The firefighters should be in better shape, he said.

“They’re trained to rescue people. They’re supposed to prepare to rescue people all the time… why aren’t you ready?” he said, adding that he had recently witnessed a rescue in which several firefighters “huff and puff” on the runway.

“I think firefighters need to get used to the heat,” said Camelback hiker Jay Curtis. “The firefighters are the ones with the problem. [They] should be able to do this without needing medical attention. ”

Local hikers often blame out of shape, ignorant and unacclimated residents for the number of rescues, but no specific statistics on the hometowns of those rescued are available.

Cathy Herzog, a visitor from Buffalo, New York, said she opposed the restrictions. She had decided to hike the Echo Canyon Trail on Tuesday despite the heat for a common reason: it was the time she had for her short trip. But Herzog, who is in good shape, was not nonchalant in the adventure, it was his first time on the track alone. She took a lot of water and asked a ranger what to expect when she arrived. She also turned around before she was even halfway up the steep trail.

“I have lived,” she said happily. “I took a lot of rest … You just have to be smart.”

Rescues on the Camelback and Piestewa trails have been a problem for decades, and they have increased with the popularity of hiking in centrally located mountain parks. Phoenix New Times has covered several tragic cases of hiker deaths due to the heat. For a January 2014 article on the history of Camelback Mountain, a Phoenix Fire Department official said New times he responded to approximately 50 hiker rescue calls per year from 2009 to 2012, usually with “an element of warmth on the call.”

Click to enlarge A busy day atop the popular Camelback Mountain.  - RAY STERN

A busy day atop the popular Camelback Mountain.

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Statistics released this week by the Parks Department show rescues have almost doubled since then in Camelback, which typically sees twice as many rescues as Piestewa. In 2018 and 2019, firefighters responded to 89 and 90 Camelback calls, respectively, and about half as many on Piestewa. Rescues fell to 55 on Camelback last year, but remained swift on Piestewa, which had 40.

Sarah Porter, one of two board members who voted against the trail closures, asked why the closures were needed now. Excessive heat is an annual occurrence in the valley, and the restriction comes without hard data correlating rescues with temperature, she said.

About 20% of all hikes that happen in Phoenix take place in Camelback and Piestewa, and the mountains “are part of what makes Phoenix a special city,” she said.

When the parks council considered a similar ban in 2016, many hikers objected, she recalled. The council gave in at the time and only banned trail dogs. The audience didn’t have the same opportunity to comment in person this time around; the board held its meeting virtually.

“We’re all very thankful for what the firefighters are doing,” Porter said, and they had a “good point” that rescues can be risky for everyone involved. But, she added, “It’s not our job to just give fire orders… Cut off access… to me is one of the most serious things we can do.”

The city has extended summer hours for Piestewa Peak, North Mountain, and Pima Canyon to South Mountain, keeping parking lots open until 9 p.m. But that’s not the case at Camelback Mountain, where rangers will continue to impose closures just after sunset.

Municipal fire departments and parks staff are due to present an “update and review” of the program in October.

Below – the letter requesting the closure of the trails by the United Phoenix Association of Firefighters:


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Musical Carousel | Irish America https://www.esurfboardracks.com/musical-carousel-irish-america/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/musical-carousel-irish-america/#respond Wed, 14 Jul 2021 02:55:01 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/musical-carousel-irish-america/ By Tom Dunphyjanuary 2000 It has been a good year for Irish pop music. There wasn’t a single blockbuster album in 1999 – U2’s new effort isn’t expected until early 2000 – but if you scratch the surface you’ll find some exciting music nonetheless. TOM DUNPHY recommends a few favorites you might want to investigate […]]]>

By Tom Dunphy
january 2000

It has been a good year for Irish pop music. There wasn’t a single blockbuster album in 1999 – U2’s new effort isn’t expected until early 2000 – but if you scratch the surface you’ll find some exciting music nonetheless. TOM DUNPHY recommends a few favorites you might want to investigate …

VAN MORRISON, BACK TO THE TOP

Van Morrison Back to top could not be better named. Van the Man solidifies his place as one of the best soul singers – blue eyed or not – walking the earth today on this beautiful album. Back on Top offers shimmering, vintage rock and soul that is as golden as a late fall day. “Goin ‘Down Geneva”, a twelve bar blues marked by barrel piano playing, sees Morrison lamenting life on the road. “Going down to Geneva, give me a hand / It’s not easy baby, living in exile”, he sings. “Remind me of you”, with its swells of Hammond organ church, is a crush in the best tradition of Sam Cooke. The “Precious Time” syncope nods to the peace process: “It doesn’t matter which God you pray to / Precious Time passes,” sings Morrison. Brian Kennedy adds flawless vocal harmonies throughout. Back on Top is the vintage Van Morrison – an intensely personal brand of soulful stew from Belfast that nourishes and delights.

THE FRANK AND WALTERS, BEAUTY BECOMES MORE THAN LIFE

Cork natives The Frank and Walters are creating a surprisingly original brand of dramatic pop music on many levels. Brothers Paul and Niall Linehan (bass / vocals and guitar, respectively) and their childhood friend Ashley Keating (drums) create intricately textured songs that sway and sway with sonic tension. Their latest album, Beauty becomes more than life, is a thing of beauty itself. These guys have to live in the studio to experience sound – it’s not a sound the Franks won’t use in their sound arsenal. From a fat, trippy bassline in “7:30”, to a very distorted lead vocals on “Last Time We Said Goodnight”, to a cheerful wah-wah pedal on “Something Happened to Me” – The Frank and Walters scream sonorous colors like a painting by Jackson Pollock. Paul Linehan’s fiery words and his almost crackling voice are sincere, but never sickening. The songs are full of hope without being rosy; grandiose without being grandiose; simple without being simplistic. Beauty Becomes More Than Life is the first pop masterpiece of the new millennium.

ASH, NU-CLEAR SONS

Ash from Northern Ireland looks set to make a splash in America. Nu-Clear Sounds is a collection of twelve muscular songs that are reminiscent of not only Nirvana and the Sex Pistols, but also the Beach Boys and Gary Glitter. Garbage guitarist / producer Butch Vig remixed and remixed several songs for the album’s US release. And is it still impactful. Lead Ash man Tim Wheeler has a knack for writing a great punk anthem. “Jesus Says”, with his down-laden guitars, arrogantly complains of being stuck in a hotel room “a million miles from home.” “Death Trip 21”, inspired by the story of a Colombian drug lord who died in a botched illegal plastic surgery operation, is thorny and heartbreaking. But there is also a grimy beauty to songs like “Wild Surf” and “Folk Song”. “A Life Less Ordinary” is probably the heaviest song written for an artistic muse. Already rock veterans despite barely in their twenties, the members of Ash have produced a post-punk document that could very well classify them as Nevermind of Nirvana. A group to follow.

BLACK 47, LIVE IN NEW YORK

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Black 47 ′ s Living in New York looks a lot like a B47 concert itself – sweaty, boozy, loud and fun. Familiar Live songs take on a new energy heard in the live – the manic call-and-answer interaction between Larry Kirwan and the crowd on “Forty Shades of Blue” and “Maria’s Wedding” reveals just how much the connection is strong between this group and their fans. Black 47 spoke to an invisible part of the population – the illegal Irish immigrant, the nanny, the nurse, the construction worker who cashes his check at the local bar. Songs like “Funky Ceili” and “Walk All the Days” evoke their collective plight with humor, affection, insight and, most importantly, beautiful melodies. And “Fanatic Heart,” the story of a man who cannot escape his memories of torture and loss in the North, is both frightening and moving. Galvanized by a decade of concerts and tours, Live in New York City finds Black 47 excitedly looking forward to its next decade.

DIFFERENT ARTISTS, ACROSS THE HOPE BRIDGE

On August 15 last year, 29 people were killed when a bomb planted by a Republican breakout group exploded on the main shopping street of Omagh, County Tyrone. Record producer Ross Graham was brought in to put together a musical response to the tragedy. Across the bridge of hope – which unfortunately takes its name from a poem by a 12-year-old boy killed in the explosion – is a musical call for peace in Northern Ireland by some of the biggest names in Irish popular music.

U2 contributes to the longing “Please”, Van Morrison sings an acoustic version of “The Healing Game”, and Paul Brady’s anti-war “The Island” takes on added resonance. Ash, The Corrs, Enya, Juliet Turner and The Divine Comedy also weigh on beautiful pieces. Sinéad O’Connor adds a nice cover of ABBA’s “Chiquitita”. Seamus Heaney’s poem “The Cure at Troy”, recited by actor Liam Neeson, asks us to “hope for a big change / on the other side of revenge”. Through their participation, the artists gathered for Across the Bridge of Hope echo this sentiment with deep respect.

EILEEN IVERS, CROSSING THE BRIDGE

Eileen Ivers was already well known to mainstream and pop audiences due to her work with Cherish the Ladies, Green Fields of America, Eo, and Paddy-A-Go-Go. But she comes out for the first time on Cross the bridge, and the results are breathtaking. Ivers is a woman with varied influences and tastes, and these influences show through on this beautiful album. “Jama” marries the song of a South African township to a singing Celtic melody, “Islanders” has an infectious Caribbean flavor, “Whiskey and Sangria” revel in some of the flamenco influences of Riverdance and the jazzy / hip influence -hop “Crossing the Bridge” “reveals Ivers’ fondness for his Bronx roots. But that doesn’t mean that she has strayed from traditional Irish music – you’ll be hard pressed to find the violin more exciting than the “Crowley’s / Jackson’s” medley, or a more beautiful tune than “Dear Irish Boy”.

AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM, OUTPUT: VOLUME 2

Like Ivers, the Afro Celt Sound System also taps into the rhythmic vein of the world – but they add drum-n-bass and techno influences to give the rhythm near-trance-like proportions. Released: Tome 2 is remarkable for its groove width. James MeNally (Pogues, Marxman) has brought together a group of world-class musicians, producers and programmers who see their mandate as breaking down musical walls. “Lovers of Light” absolutely cooks, like a techno-groove leads to a bubbling uilleann pipe. “Big Cat” offers an exciting musical duel between the master of the speaking drum Moussa Sissokho and the virtuoso of the kora N’Faly Kouyate. And the highlight of the album is “Release”, with the voice of Sinéad O’Connor. It is a tribute to Jo Bruce, the Afro Celtic keyboardist who died before the creation of this album.

The vocal interaction between O’Connor and Afro-Celtic singer Iarla O’Lionárd is haunting. An exciting and truly original album.

RORY GALLAGHER, BBC SESSIONS

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It has been four years since Rory Gallagher died of complications from a liver transplant; he would have been 50 this year. But his legacy lives on, thanks to a series of posthumous recordings that shed new light on the genius of the axman of Cork. BBC Sessions is the latest. Taken from over 10 hours of live recordings recorded between 1971 and 1986, the tracks are split equally between concert recordings and studio sessions performed for BBC radio broadcasts. BBC Showtimes contains live versions of “I Take What l Want” and “Country Mile” and old blues chestnuts like “Got My Mojo Working” and “When My Baby She Left Me”. Thankfully, the Rory Gallagher estate has been careful to honor his talent by releasing only quality posthumous albums – unlike the flood of bootlegs and half-finished recordings that hit the market after Jimi Hendrix’s death. BBC Sessions is yet to be released in the US – you’ll need to look for this one in the import racks. ♦

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Best Campsites in California 2021 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/best-campsites-in-california-2021/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/best-campsites-in-california-2021/#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:22:53 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/best-campsites-in-california-2021/ When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. From the Sierra Nevada mountains to the beaches, California is full of breathtaking scenery. Pitching a tent at a single campsite is one of the best ways to take advantage of the state’s outdoor offerings. We’ve rounded up the best campsites […]]]>

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  • From the Sierra Nevada mountains to the beaches, California is full of breathtaking scenery.
  • Pitching a tent at a single campsite is one of the best ways to take advantage of the state’s outdoor offerings.
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I have lived in Northern California for the past eight years, and hands down my prefer the aspect of life here is access to outdoor recreation. From the Sierra Nevada Mountains where I live to the deserts of Southern California to the coastal beaches along the Oregon border, California is full of breathtaking outdoor scenery. And what’s the best way to immerse yourself in these unique destinations? When camping, of course.

There is a wide variety between the best campsites in California, but what they all have in common is that you won’t find such sites anywhere else. And you don’t have to be a wilderness expert to find the perfect spot to pitch your tent: many of the best campsites in California have amenities like hot showers, cell service, and hook-up. Wi-Fi, and even cafes and restaurants.

The list below covers some of the best public campsites in California meant to create happy campers, whether you want to camp by car (drive straight to your campsite) or backpack (haul everything on foot to a more remote campsite. ) Remember that reservations may be required, and you may or may not be allowed to make campfires depending on forest fire and drought conditions.

Browse all of the best campsites in California below, or navigate to a specific area here:

Here are the best campsites in California, sorted by price from lowest to highest.


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As we all know, 2020 has been a strange year for the world, and surfing has been far from spared. In some parts of the planet, participation has exploded as lockdowns led to exemptions from exercise and surfing became the stress relief of choice. As a result, we saw the stocks of gear dwindle with boards and wetsuits flying off the racks. In surf-centric zip codes, numbers in the water had never been greater, while for the far corners of the planet, a year of canceled travel plans saw empty lines like never before.

For the WSL, that meant the 2020 season was canceled entirely and some much-talked-about tour reshuffles finally took place. The first big change saw the traditional Pipeline Masters who decide the title move to the start of the program, so Hawaiian events of the past year, won by John John Florence and Tyler Wright, actually kicked off the 2021 roster. The 2022 season will also open in Hawaii, although Pipe will take place in January, so the timeline will make a bit more sense.

Four months after most of the CT contestants left Hawaii, the WSL concocted a bold plan to revive the 2021 Championship Tour in Australia. Two charter flights, endless testing and 14 days of government-imposed hotel quarantine later, the world’s best surfers have finally been reunited in the hardcore surfing town of Newcastle, NSW.

With Ashton Goggans left in Los Angeles, our friends from Stab called Red Bull Cape Fear competitor and junior world champion 2009 Laura Enever to animate this episode of No competition and deciphering the logistics involved in shipping a major sports league around the planet was his first point of activity.
With the administrative side of things taken care of we encountered a perennial title threat and a resident of Queenslander turned Newcastle. Julien wilson to familiarize yourself with the pitch and catch up with Novocastrian Championship Tour stars Ryan Callinan and Morgan Cibilic to find out what makes Steel City tick.
On the competition side, to the reigning world champion of the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Italo Ferreira won, while Carissa moore joined him in the yellow leader’s jersey after a resounding victory in the ladies. Moore’s race to glory was capped in the quarterfinals with a 9.9 for best aerial ever in women’s competition, a huge Air-Reverse that left her in tears and opponent Johanne Defay did had no choice but to applaud the formation.

From one hardcore surf town to another. After Newcastle the peloton headed two hours south to North Narrabeen, the scene of our host’s famous junior victory, and who better to introduce us to this famous stretch of Sydney sand than the woman who had just been announced as wildcard for the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classique?

We meet Enever North Narrabeen’s comrades at the local surf club, the heart and soul of any Australian seaside community, and hear about Narrabeen’s surfing history. These days, Enever is focusing on the Big Wave Kingdom and we are seeing a screening in his hometown of his recent film Undone, which is met with incredible reception from his peers.

While Enever didn’t get the result she expected at the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic, the action is still intense and fast. This time it was Gabriel Medina who took the victory for Brazil in the men’s draw, while Caroline Marc hoisted the women’s trophy and warned Hawaiian Carissa Moore.

As we left the East Coast, the main talking points revolved around whether or not someone can derail Gabriel Medina or Italo Ferreira, if anyone takes up the challenge Carissa Moore is throwing at their competition, and if Australian rookie Morgan Cibilic can maintain his sparkle and surprising form. Hit play on the video above to take a look at the evidence for yourself, then get ready for the upcoming West Australian episode of No Contest.



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Buy Malibu boat stocks even though boat sales may be on the rise: Barron’s stock pick https://www.esurfboardracks.com/buy-malibu-boat-stocks-even-though-boat-sales-may-be-on-the-rise-barrons-stock-pick/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/buy-malibu-boat-stocks-even-though-boat-sales-may-be-on-the-rise-barrons-stock-pick/#respond Mon, 12 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/buy-malibu-boat-stocks-even-though-boat-sales-may-be-on-the-rise-barrons-stock-pick/ Buying a boat this summer has been futile for many buyers. The dealerships have been exhausted for months. “Every dealer I know is out of stock,” says Matt Borisch, owner of Tommy’s, a large powerboat dealer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Like cars, computer chips and chicken wings, the boating industry is going through a […]]]>

Buying a boat this summer has been futile for many buyers. The dealerships have been exhausted for months. “Every dealer I know is out of stock,” says Matt Borisch, owner of Tommy’s, a large powerboat dealer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Like cars, computer chips and chicken wings, the boating industry is going through a period of upheaval. Families flocked to the waters as vacation getaways dried up during the pandemic. Motor boat sales soared 21% last year to $ 19.5 billion, the highest level since 2008. New boat registrations are 38% higher than last year, according to the industrial research company Statistical Surveys.

The wave can now reach its peak, as vaccinated consumers start spending their leisure dollars on trips to Europe and Disneyland. But one of the biggest manufacturers of motor boats,

Malibu Boats

(ticker: MBUU), still looks healthy, with strong orders through 2022.

“People started saying a few months ago that demand would slow down, but we haven’t seen it,” says Jack Springer, CEO of Malibu. The company has pre-sold more than 80% of the boats it plans to manufacture until June 2022, well above its normal rate of 50%, he says. “We’ve never seen an order book like this in our history,” adds Springer. Based on current trends, he doesn’t see stocks normalizing until 2024.

Key data
Headquarter: Loudon, Tennessee
Recent price: $ 68.91
Modification of the current fiscal year: ten%
2022E * Revenue (bill): $ 1.1
2022E * Net income (in millions): $ 144.0
EPS 2022E *: $ 6.90
Market value (bil): $ 1.5
Dividend yield: Nothing

* Fiscal year ending in June 2022

Source: FactSet

The market seems skeptical about how long the good times will last, giving Malibu stock a low valuation. But even if sales slow, Malibu is expected to maintain its growth, supported by market-leading brands, lean manufacturing and innovative technologies fueling demand for its products.

“They sell in the most attractive markets in the industry,” says Rayna Lesser Hannaway, co-director of

Polen US Small Business Growth Fund

(PBSRX), which owns the share. “It’s a well-run business, and they have the strongest brands in sports boats.”

Based in Loudon, Tennessee, the company has ramped up production and acquisitions in recent years. The company bought maker Cobalt Boats in 2017, added Pursuit Boats in 2018, and struck a deal for Maverick Boat Group in January, paying $ 150 million. Malibu now manufactures 75 models, with top prices ranging from $ 89,000 to $ 243,000. Production is expected to reach 10,000 boats over the next year. The company recently expanded its cobalt plants and aims to increase production at Maverick by 30% as it targets the saltwater fishing market.

The playbook is performing well, according to Berenberg analyst Rudy Yang, who sees the stock hit $ 100, up from recent prices of around $ 70. The company has successfully integrated Cobalt and Pursuit, he says, reducing costs and increasing margins. He expects similar synergies with Maverick once it is integrated, fueling growth in top line and bottom line.

Malibu generates some of the best margins in the industry, compared to its competitors

Mastercraft Boat Operation

(MCFT) and

Brunswick

(BC), in part because it is more vertically integrated. The company buys engine blocks from General Motors and Volvo and then “marinates” them for recreational boating, eliminating a manufacturing middleman. Malibu also custom builds its own boat towers, or frame covers, developing power folding versions for tight spaces in marinas or under decks, as well as its own trailers, racks and flooring. “If it can be made out of metal, we make it,” says Springer.

Malibu is also known for its high-tech features, including rear-facing cameras, large cockpit screens, and luxurious interiors. And he played a leading role in the development of boats for wake-surfing, a growing water sport.

Malibu brand boats, its biggest sellers, are popular for wake surfing. The company launched an exclusive surf gate in 2012 that personalizes the boat’s wake for the pilot. “Wake surfing was hard to do before, and that made it easier,” says Springer. Other manufacturers now offer similar features, but Malibu has moved up to number one ski / wake boat with a 32% market share, according to Statistical Surveys.

Despite Malibu’s strengths, the title seems undervalued. The stocks are trading at 10 times estimated earnings for fiscal 2022, ending next June, below their five-year average price-to-earnings ratio of 12 times future earnings. Wall Street analysts see earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, increase by 20% in fiscal 2022. Based on the value of the company relative to EBITDA, the The stock is trading at around seven times the 2022 estimate.

Skepticism about the stock reflects fears that the boating boom may collapse quickly: Industry sales tend to dry up in an economic downturn and take years to recover. Sports boat sales slumped 63% between 2006 and 2010. Even in a healthy market in 2018, retail sales were 20% below their 2006 peak. ‘haven’t done a great job supporting growth,’ says Hannaway. “There are fears that the business may not be replicable and that the rush to buy boats during the pandemic is easing. ”

But perhaps the market treats Malibu stocks too harshly. “The company is valued as if its business is more cyclical than current trends suggest,” she says. Incomes are expected to grow at a “low for teens” rate over the next five years, she believes, due to higher production, improved margins and some price increases.

Eric Wold, analyst at B. Riley Securities, also expects demand to persist, in part because many first-time buyers have started to navigate during the pandemic, fueling a new replacement cycle. “It will take years to rebuild inventory, even at pre-pandemic demand levels,” he says, seeing the stock at $ 103 a year from now on. Even at that price, he notes, it would trade in line with its historical average multiple.

Consensus estimates call for Malibu to generate Ebitda of $ 222 million in fiscal 2022, reaching $ 243 million in 2023. These gains are expected to bring earnings per share by 18% over the next year to 6. , 85 dollars. At a multiple of 12 times the estimated 2023 earnings of $ 7.46, the stock would trade around $ 90. That sounds like a reasonable price for a boat builder who may be riding a long wave of demand.

Correction language: Malibu shares are held in the Polen US Small Company Growth Fund (PBSRX). A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that it was held in the Polen US SMID Company Growth (PBMIX) fund.

Write to Daren Fonda at daren.fonda@barrons.com


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Jamie O’Brien’s ex-boy, Sean “Poopies” McInerny, joins Jackass, crashes into the shark enclosure after a failed jump attempt, “Tourniquet! Tourniquet!” https://www.esurfboardracks.com/jamie-obriens-ex-boy-sean-poopies-mcinerny-joins-jackass-crashes-into-the-shark-enclosure-after-a-failed-jump-attempt-tourniquet-tourniquet/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/jamie-obriens-ex-boy-sean-poopies-mcinerny-joins-jackass-crashes-into-the-shark-enclosure-after-a-failed-jump-attempt-tourniquet-tourniquet/#respond Sun, 04 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/jamie-obriens-ex-boy-sean-poopies-mcinerny-joins-jackass-crashes-into-the-shark-enclosure-after-a-failed-jump-attempt-tourniquet-tourniquet/ Who didn’t want a piece of 3904 Michael Avenue, a short drive from the mythical Ladera Heights, the black Beverly Hills, a domesticated paradise? Two days ago, it was revealed that the Los Angeles home of Surf Shacks creator Matt Titone had been released. for a little over a mill and a half. Who didn’t […]]]>

Who didn’t want a piece of 3904 Michael Avenue, a short drive from the mythical Ladera Heights, the black Beverly Hills, a domesticated paradise?

Two days ago, it was revealed that the Los Angeles home of Surf Shacks creator Matt Titone had been released. for a little over a mill and a half.

Who didn’t want a piece of 3904 Avenue Michel, there at the junction of Venice, Mar Vista, and only a few minutes drive from the mythical Ladera Heights, Black Beverly Hills, a domesticated paradise, palm trees and swimming pools etc., and a short walk from the Venice seafront?

Old beaten up garage transformed into a dream studio.

It turns out it was sold five months earlier for $ 1.55 million, forty gees less than its sticker price, and its owner, Matt Titone and his wife Courtney, had divided the town for Silver. Strand to Oxnard.

I thought I would ask Titone about this and the switch from LA to Oxnard.

Tired of selling California’s best Airbnb?

I don’t know of the best Airbnb in California, but we had fun getting out of the renters’ back house and taking pictures occasionally. We definitely walked away with some fun stories doing it all… Similar to what they say about owning a boat: selling this house was one of the happiest days of my life.

It was really pretty, kind of a joint that I imagine living my days in, a little degeneration in the hot tub, warming up exhausted limbs in front of the fireplace and so on.

Thanks dude! Yeah, it was a great place. I bought it in 2008 as a young single. It was actually a pretty sketchy foreclosure that barely stood at the time. All of my friends thought I was crazy for wanting to buy it. My then girlfriend (now wife) Courtney moved in and cried when she first saw him – not tears of joy. There was fabric wiring throughout the 1940s house (huge fire hazard), moldy, termite infested walls, and a completely cracked slum cabin in the backyard attached to the garage. I even had to come with one of my bigger, tougher friends with baseball bats during the escrow period to hunt down the drugged squatters. It was pretty boring.

In short, it took about ten years for the place to look as chic as the photos you see today. We just took one project at a time over the years because we could afford it. Courtney was really the driving force behind every home improvement project, she has a big eye for that stuff. Then, when my brother Sam graduated from architecture school, he convinced me to let him redesign the garage into a guesthouse to live there. So we took out a new loan and we did. Sam even did pretty much all of the finishing work himself (along with our friend Tyler Canali and my helper). This was obviously the biggest project we have done for the house and the reason it is getting attention.

The back yard was definitely my favorite part with the outdoor shower, hot tub, fruit trees, and fire pit. It was a sweet little oasis among the nightly police helicopters, traffic and bustle of Venice high school just across the street.

But you sold!

You know a lot of love has come into this house over the years, but I was extremely happy to move on. We now have two young boys and the house was only 890 square feet with a small bathroom – sleek, but not even a tub. The house in the back was amazing, but after my brother Sam (who designed it) moved in we mostly rented it out and didn’t use it ourselves. As a family of four we just passed the place and weren’t cool enough to keep up with the pace of LA life! We have wanted to move north since the birth of our first son almost five years ago, so I was thrilled when it was finally time to pick up sticks last year.

And you swung north to Oxnard. Tell me the difference between life in LA and Reynolds country?

Yes, we’ve been at Le Nard for over a year now. We love Ventura County in general, it’s much colder than LA, but still very close if ever we want to visit. I think the biggest difference is really the access to more nature and less people.

Do you see Reynolds often?

Ha! No, not really… I saw him in the water tear himself apart a few times here and there. It’s always cool to see the pros in the water, it makes you feel like you made the right choice surfing in the right spot at that time – then you realize how bad you are at surfing when you see them. I also saw Bobby Martinez and Tom Curren hang out a few times when it was big last winter. It was quite special to see these legends do their thing in proper, pumping surf.

Ever been to the Silver Strand Fight Club?

The first rule of the Silver Strand Fight Club is not to talk about the Silver Strand Fight Club.

Do you see our t-shirts?

Haha! No, but I want one!

I really like your amazingly beautiful Surf Shacks series and so on. Have you ever wanted to photograph an ordinary house? No artfully placed photo books, brightly colored surfboard racks, beautiful wooden decks, and more. but beige rugs, department store furniture, the stench of nicotine, shattered dreams, despair?

While the books end up having more of an ‘ambitious’ (I hate that word) edit, we’ve covered our fair share of more of the ‘average joe’ or slightly sloppy surf huts you allude to on the series at over the years. These are certainly not all Dwell-worthy mansions.

For me, it was never about how beautiful and stylish the house is, rather I was always more focused on the personalities featured in the series. I only focus on surfers who are doing something creative for a living (or as a passion) that interests me. As it turns out, these folks more often than not have really funky and stylish homes that reflect their creative personality – whether it’s a cheap salt bin rental, their van they live in, or an upscale coastal property.

(Titone photographed some nice shit holes in his day. See, here, and, here, and here.)

But yeah, I actually wanted to showcase more houses like this – they just can’t be too ordinary. I really wanted to shoot my friend Rick Massie’s house in Venice for the second book because I felt like there were too many high end houses coming together in the final cut and we had to balance it out. with a little more “reality”. There just wasn’t enough time to do it amid Covid lockdowns etc. He has a rusty outdoor gym in his backyard where he does repairs and airbrushes for most Angeleno surfers. There’s always a fun scene at his house with random people picking up their boards and pals slamming Tecates, telling stories every afternoon. Rick is a super funny, interesting, and creative character, so he fits the show perfectly, it’s not necessarily about what his actual house looks like (if that makes sense?). Maybe save it for Vol. 3 a day.

Rick’s ding fixing and sprays.
Rick Massie’s outdoor gym. Nothing stainless here.

And, tell me, Surf Shack you would most like to live in until your last breath?

I can’t really choose one. To me it’s kind of a swing between Jeff + Kara Johnsons A-frame in the hills of Santa Barbara, the McKinley Bungalow in Montauk, and the Composed of Goodwins Kauai. These are three of my favorite places and all three are really beautiful homes which are totally my style. If I had a ton of money, I would just buy these three houses and switch between them depending on the season.

Taste Surf huts here, volume one, volume two.


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Surf quiz: How many drowning swimmers, other surfers, have you pulled from the claws of death? https://www.esurfboardracks.com/surf-quiz-how-many-drowning-swimmers-other-surfers-have-you-pulled-from-the-claws-of-death/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/surf-quiz-how-many-drowning-swimmers-other-surfers-have-you-pulled-from-the-claws-of-death/#respond Sat, 03 Jul 2021 23:42:56 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/surf-quiz-how-many-drowning-swimmers-other-surfers-have-you-pulled-from-the-claws-of-death/ Who didn’t want a piece of 3904 Michael Avenue, a short drive from the mythical Ladera Heights, the black Beverly Hills, a domesticated paradise? Two days ago, it was revealed that the Los Angeles home of Surf Shacks creator Matt Titone had been released. for a little over a mill and a half. Who didn’t […]]]>

Who didn’t want a piece of 3904 Michael Avenue, a short drive from the mythical Ladera Heights, the black Beverly Hills, a domesticated paradise?

Two days ago, it was revealed that the Los Angeles home of Surf Shacks creator Matt Titone had been released. for a little over a mill and a half.

Who didn’t want a piece of 3904 Avenue Michel, there at the junction of Venice, Mar Vista, and only a few minutes drive from the mythical Ladera Heights, Black Beverly Hills, a domesticated paradise, palm trees and swimming pools etc., and a short walk from the Venice seafront?

Old beaten up garage transformed into a dream studio.

It turns out it was sold five months earlier for $ 1.55 million, forty gees less than its sticker price, and its owner, Matt Titone and his wife Courtney, had divided the town for Silver. Strand to Oxnard.

I thought I would ask Titone about this and the switch from LA to Oxnard.

Tired of selling California’s best Airbnb?

I don’t know of the best Airbnb in California, but we had fun getting out of the renters’ back house and taking pictures occasionally. We definitely walked away with some fun stories doing it all… Similar to what they say about owning a boat: selling this house was one of the happiest days of my life.

It was really pretty, kind of a joint that I imagine living my days in, a little degeneration in the hot tub, warming up exhausted limbs in front of the fireplace and so on.

Thanks dude! Yeah, it was a great place. I bought it in 2008 as a young single. It was actually a pretty sketchy foreclosure that barely stood at the time. All of my friends thought I was crazy for wanting to buy it. My then girlfriend (now wife) Courtney moved in and cried when she first saw him – not tears of joy. There was fabric wiring throughout the 1940s house (huge fire hazard), moldy, termite infested walls, and a completely cracked slum cabin in the backyard attached to the garage. I even had to come with one of my bigger, tougher friends with baseball bats during the escrow period to hunt down the drugged squatters. It was pretty boring.

In short, it took about ten years for the place to look as chic as the photos you see today. We just took one project at a time over the years because we could afford it. Courtney was really the driving force behind every home improvement project, she has a big eye for that stuff. Then, when my brother Sam graduated from architecture school, he convinced me to let him redesign the garage into a guesthouse to live there. So we took out a new loan and we did. Sam even did pretty much all of the finishing work himself (along with our friend Tyler Canali and my helper). This was obviously the biggest project we have done for the house and the reason it is getting attention.

The back yard was definitely my favorite part with the outdoor shower, hot tub, fruit trees, and fire pit. It was a sweet little oasis among the nightly police helicopters, traffic and bustle of Venice high school just across the street.

But you sold!

You know a lot of love has come into this house over the years, but I was extremely happy to move on. We now have two young boys and the house was only 890 square feet with a small bathroom – sleek, but not even a tub. The house in the back was amazing, but after my brother Sam (who designed it) moved in we mostly rented it out and didn’t use it ourselves. As a family of four we just passed the place and weren’t cool enough to keep up with the pace of LA life! We have wanted to move north since the birth of our first son almost five years ago, so I was thrilled when it was finally time to pick up sticks last year.

And you swung north to Oxnard. Tell me the difference between life in LA and Reynolds country?

Yes, we’ve been at Le Nard for over a year now. We love Ventura County in general, it’s much colder than LA, but still very close if ever we want to visit. I think the biggest difference is really the access to more nature and less people.

Do you see Reynolds often?

Ha! No, not really… I saw him in the water tear himself apart a few times here and there. It’s always cool to see the pros in the water, it makes you feel like you made the right choice surfing in the right spot at that time – then you realize how bad you are at surfing when you see them. I also saw Bobby Martinez and Tom Curren hang out a few times when it was big last winter. It was quite special to see these legends do their thing in proper, pumping surf.

Ever been to the Silver Strand Fight Club?

The first rule of the Silver Strand Fight Club is not to talk about the Silver Strand Fight Club.

Do you see our t-shirts?

Haha! No, but I want one!

I really like your amazingly beautiful Surf Shacks series and so on. Have you ever wanted to photograph an ordinary house? No artfully placed photo books, brightly colored surfboard racks, beautiful wooden decks, and more. but beige rugs, department store furniture, the stench of nicotine, shattered dreams, despair?

While the books end up having more of an ‘ambitious’ (I hate that word) edit, we’ve covered our fair share of more of the ‘average joe’ or slightly sloppy surf huts you allude to on the series at over the years. These are certainly not all Dwell-worthy mansions.

For me, it was never about how beautiful and stylish the house is, rather I was always more focused on the personalities featured in the series. I only focus on surfers who are doing something creative for a living (or as a passion) that interests me. As it turns out, these folks more often than not have really funky and stylish homes that reflect their creative personality – whether it’s a cheap salt bin rental, their van they live in, or an upscale coastal property.

(Titone photographed some nice shit holes in his day. See, here, and, here, and here.)

But yeah, I actually wanted to showcase more houses like this – they just can’t be too ordinary. I really wanted to shoot my friend Rick Massie’s house in Venice for the second book because I felt like there were too many high end houses coming together in the final cut and we had to balance it out. with a little more “reality”. There just wasn’t enough time to do it amid Covid lockdowns etc. He has a rusty outdoor gym in his backyard where he does repairs and airbrushes for most Angeleno surfers. There’s always a fun scene at his house with random people picking up their boards and pals slamming Tecates, telling stories every afternoon. Rick is a super funny, interesting, and creative character, so he fits the show perfectly, it’s not necessarily about what his actual house looks like (if that makes sense?). Maybe save it for Vol. 3 a day.

Rick’s ding fixing and sprays.
Rick Massie’s outdoor gym. Nothing stainless here.

And, tell me, Surf Shack you would most like to live in until your last breath?

I can’t really choose one. To me it’s kind of a swing between Jeff + Kara Johnsons A-frame in the hills of Santa Barbara, the McKinley Bungalow in Montauk, and the Composed of Goodwins Kauai. These are three of my favorite places and all three are really beautiful homes which are totally my style. If I had a ton of money, I would just buy these three houses and switch between them depending on the season.

Taste Surf huts here, volume one, volume two.


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Get the most out of your fuel tank. Check Out These 7 Tips To Save Money https://www.esurfboardracks.com/get-the-most-out-of-your-fuel-tank-check-out-these-7-tips-to-save-money/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/get-the-most-out-of-your-fuel-tank-check-out-these-7-tips-to-save-money/#respond Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:56:15 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/get-the-most-out-of-your-fuel-tank-check-out-these-7-tips-to-save-money/ Nobody really likes to refuel their car, especially given the steep price hike we’re seeing in Australia right now. While there isn’t much we can do about the cost of fuel or the need to refuel, there are ways to reduce the frequency of refueling or make it more manageable. Earn velocity points when you […]]]>

Nobody really likes to refuel their car, especially given the steep price hike we’re seeing in Australia right now.

While there isn’t much we can do about the cost of fuel or the need to refuel, there are ways to reduce the frequency of refueling or make it more manageable.

Earn velocity points when you refuel

Earn speed points every time you pump fuel; while it doesn’t reduce the initial cost, it could save you money elsewhere.

For example, 7-Eleven recently partnered with Virgin Australia so that customers can now earn Velocity points every time they refuel at 7-Eleven gas stations.

You can earn two Velocity points per liter of premium fuel, one Velocity point per liter of regular fuel, and two Velocity points for every dollar spent on qualifying in-store purchases.

Of course, the terms and conditions apply, but you can head over to the 7-Eleven website to read the full disclosure.

Drive economically

The amount of fuel your car uses will be affected by the way you drive – and to a surprising degree. In an AA-led fuel consumption experiment, participants found that they reduced their fuel bills by an average of 10% when driving economically, and one even reduced it. by 33%.

To drive economically, favor gentle acceleration and avoid braking unnecessarily. Shift gears earlier, at an engine speed of around 2000 rpm for diesel cars or 2500 rpm for gasoline.

You must also obey the speed limit. Well you should do it anyway, but besides avoiding fines the faster you go the more fuel you use. According to the AA, driving at 70 mph consumes up to 9% more than 60 mph and up to 15% more than 50 mph. Doing it up to 80 mph can use up to 25% more fuel than 70 mph.

Use an app to find low fuel prices

Download an app that displays the lowest local fuel prices and you can determine which gas station would be the best to visit.

Some brands even have their own apps, including 7-Eleven, which let you search nearby stores for the best local price, then lock in that price for up to seven days.

Take care of your car

Maintaining your car is not only good for your vehicle and your personal safety, it can also be good for your pocket.

Regular maintenance of your car can make it more efficient, as can changing air filters and using recommended engine oil. You can consult your manual to find out which one your car needs.

Check your tires

Improperly inflated tires can have a big impact on fuel mileage, so get in the habit of checking your tire pressure at least once a month.

More importantly, driving with improperly inflated tires can be a hazard to you and others on the road as it impacts your braking and handling.

Remove the extra charge when you don’t need it

Sports equipment, surfboards, roof racks – we are all guilty of keeping things on or in our cars when we don’t really need them. But an extra load not only makes your car heavy, it can also increase drag and burn fuel.

Remove any surplus from your car; Always remember essentials such as a first aid kit and emergency supplies in case of a breakdown.

Avoid short trips

This one can be tricky or even impossible for some drivers, but it’s better for your fuel mileage if you can avoid short trips.

Cold engines use up to 20% more fuel compared to hot engines, so quick trips around town can swallow up the fuel. Try to avoid them or combine several small trips into one.


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Atlantic Beach banker returns to his first love – surfing the waves https://www.esurfboardracks.com/atlantic-beach-banker-returns-to-his-first-love-surfing-the-waves/ https://www.esurfboardracks.com/atlantic-beach-banker-returns-to-his-first-love-surfing-the-waves/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2021 13:56:51 +0000 https://www.esurfboardracks.com/atlantic-beach-banker-returns-to-his-first-love-surfing-the-waves/ Already a banker by trade, Barry Shaw became a professional surfer at the age of 42 in 1994. The story is just as interesting and surprising. Barry was born in Jacksonville in February 1952. His father, a naval pilot during World War II, earned a doctorate. in post-war psychology. He later became the chief of […]]]>

Already a banker by trade, Barry Shaw became a professional surfer at the age of 42 in 1994. The story is just as interesting and surprising.

Barry was born in Jacksonville in February 1952. His father, a naval pilot during World War II, earned a doctorate. in post-war psychology. He later became the chief of VA psychology services for Florida.

“I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and started surfing a styrofoam belly board using swim fins when I was 9 years old. Barry says of those very early years.

It switched to a Hansen, then a custom Oceanside “noserider” surfboard that is fondly remembered, with its two staggered spars and blue tint. When the shortboard revolution began in the late 1960s, he and his friends started making their own by cutting longboards.


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