Monday Photos: Chacho Men! Puerto Rico

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / April 14, 2014

A lot of people call Puerto Rico the Hawaii of the East Coast. Well, Dusty Payne looks pretty at home.

A lot of people call Puerto Rico the Hawaii of the East Coast. Well, Dusty Payne looks pretty at home.

There’s air wind, then there’s… just wind. Here’s the difference.

There’s air wind, then there’s… just wind. Here’s the difference.

We’re not sure what’s going on here either, but Brian Toth’s straight air looks lovely.

We’re not sure what’s going on here either, but Brian Toth’s straight air looks lovely.

Dusty Payne may not have a patent on this tail throw, but Arthur Fonzarelli didn’t have a patent on the leather jacket. Get what we’re saying?

Dusty Payne may not have a patent on this tail throw, but Arthur Fonzarelli didn’t have a patent on the leather jacket. Get what we’re saying?

Quite possibly the chachoest of men.

Quite possibly the chachoest of men.

Alejandro Moreda.

Alejandro Moreda.

Pincho: a stick of barbecued meat that can be acquired in Puerto Rican parking lots for two dollars or less. Brian Toth digs in.

Pincho: a stick of barbecued meat that can be acquired in Puerto Rican parking lots for two dollars or less. Brian Toth digs in.

“Hey, umm. I’m gonna do a big air right there.” Plans make perfect.

“Hey, umm. I’m gonna do a big air right there.” Plans make perfect.

Dusty brings the joy — why would he bring pain?

Dusty brings the joy — why would he bring pain?

Enchantment is as enchantment barrels. Alejandro Moreda gets it.

Enchantment is as enchantment barrels. Alejandro Moreda gets it.

We said chacho, no macho, Alejandro.

We said chacho, not macho, Alejandro.

That’s more like it. Alejandro hoists the tail.

That’s more like it. Alejandro hoists the tail.

After all these years with Volcom, you best believe that Dusty Payne can draw a flawless Volcom stone.

After all these years with Volcom, you best believe that Dusty Payne can draw a flawless stone.

Big barreling left? Brent Bielmann is in familiar territory.

Big barreling left? Brent Bielmann is in familiar territory.

And so is Alejandro.

And so is Alejandro.

Sneaky, sneaky. This little devil snuck right under the collective nose of our Chacho Men.

Sneaky, sneaky. This little devil snuck right under the collective nose of our Chacho Men.

Brian Toth, not about to be snuck again.

Brian Toth, not about to be snuck again.

Wesley Toth.

Wesley Toth.

Being Chacho ain’t easy, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Being Chacho ain’t easy, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Brian Toth in the belly of the beast. (Beasts must not like pinchos.)

Brian Toth in the belly of the beast. (Beasts must not like pinchos.)

Dusty Payne.

Dusty Payne.

You could legitimately be riding the backwash heading at Brian Toth’s wave here. Or you could be climbing one of those palm trees dressed like Marvin the Martian. Neither seem to be fazing Tothy here.

You could legitimately be riding the backwash heading at Brian Toth’s wave here. Or you could be climbing one of those palm trees dressed like Marvin the Martian. Neither seem to be fazing Tothy here.

Alejandro Moreda in a barrel of debris. Photo: Gabriel Martinez

Alejandro Moreda in a barrel of debris. Photo: Gabriel Martinez


All Photos: Brent Bielmann (unless otherwise noted)

Chacho Men! We brought you the short film last week and while it might not bring any Golden Globes back to our office, it sure was entertaining. Now here’s what the trip looked like when time slowed to a halt. That backwashy anarchist of a wave doesn’t look so bastardly now, eh?

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