ze BLOG: Raynorsurf

Watu: The story of a coast's first visitors

July 19, 2015

Watu is a modern interpretation of an ancient story about the first Polynesian visitors to make contact with North America.  They were received by the Native people but after pressing their hopes of one day returning home, the indigenous community created a rainbow bridge for them.  Some Polynesians stayed while the rest crossed the rainbow bridge back to their homeland.  In this short film, two Native Hawaiians also exhibit the same yearning for a sense of place as their ancestors did so long ago.  Hearing the story, they search for this "rainbow bridge."  During their search, what they finds the ocean.  The waves become their bridge and the connection to Hawaii is strengthened.

Alongside Surfer Magazine and RED Camera Cinema, our good friends Cliff Kapono and Jensen Young-Sik set out to provide audiences with a refreshing take on California's history and the importance of home.

Watch the film on surfermag.com



Heavy Snowfall on Mt. Naupaka

December 14, 2014

Heavy Snowfall on Mt. Naupaka tonight... and it all begins with a little butt-crack

...and ends with a Beak or two. 

Mini-Quiver: Tom Williams

October 25, 2014

Last year was Tom's first year away from home (and his first time away from some of the better varieties of reef breaks he grew up surfing.)  Now going to school at Point Loma in La Jolla, CA, Tom's quiver has evolved to compensate for some less powerful conditions.

Thomas Williams:  5'9" x 160 lbs.

Boards left to right:

5'6 Ranga (EPS/epoxy:) 19 1/2 x 2 3/8  27.3cl

5'10 Delano: 18 5/8 x 2 5/16  25.6cl  #boardsforboobies

5'3 Nugget:  19 3/4 x 2 1/2 29.0cl

5'10 Alpha (R.I.P.:) 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 25.4cl

 Tom Williams, 5'10 Delano in some small but punchy stuff.Thomas on his 5'10 Delano is some small/punchy stuff.

Tom riding the same 5'10 Delano in some more solid stuff from a few weeks back.Tom riding the same 5'10 Delano in some more solid surf from a few weeks ago.

Slop-pop on the 5'6 Ranga. 

Interns Wanted.

October 15, 2014

why wouldn't you want to labor intensely for free?  now seeking a few new interns... chances are, i will burn you.  chances are, you will also learn some stuff, get sweaty from time to time, gain valuable resume building experience and get college course credit all at the same time.  this is super intern, Patrick Calderon, learning some valuable lessons... 

here's some specific Internships available:

  • General Marketing Intern
  • Photo Intern
  • Ecommerce Intern
  • Social Media Intern
All interns report to Patrick- he's your boss... and you'll love it.