Wednesday, July 08, 2009

High School Surf Art






I've been hanging out in my hometown of Ashland, Oregon for the past week, celebrating the 4th and chilling with my family. It's been a great time. Tonight I uncovered some artwork from my freshman year in high school. As you can probably tell by who my heroes were — and the color of their wetsuits — this stuff's about 20 years old. Most everything I created that year were detailed reproductions of what I saw in surf mags. I studied each magazine meticulously and dreamed of the day when I could surf more often. I guess I haven't changed all that much.

5 comments:

de fuca said...

Oh dude, those are awesome!

Foulweather... said...

Nice!

Jamie Watson said...

Yeah, I liked seeing these. That's pretty cool to know what you were daydreaming about in high school.

I. Jive said...

Let's see if I am right. The two portraits are Martin Potter and Mr. Tom Curren...yes? I still try and surf like Curren...not much luck with that though!

Tom Bolo said...

Wow I remember the one tube photo from way back. I really identified with it, wetsuit in California tube. Is it Kevin Billy at Salt Creek?