Andrew Jacobson gets above lips and ships on one of the first sessions of the trip. The waves were pretty small this day, but he managed to get some pop off this one.
Another one from one of our first sessions at Silver Strand. Taylor Curran, making something out of nothing.
Believe it or not, we played so much hacky sack on the trip. Here’s Matt waiting for the hacky to find his foot in the RV.
Each night, we'd light a fire and post up next to the Rockstar RV and plan our missions for the days to come.
We stopped by the Channel Islands factory so the boys could check out a few boards. Here's a quiver of Dane's.
Matt Meola makes the best of Isla Vista’s very mushy beach break. The homies got wet just to get amped for a night out in IV. And it sure was one to remember…
Albee asses the damage from the night in Isla Vista while everyone else checks out their hacky clips.
There were a few flat days. On one of them, I shot the guys on the sand dunes of Pismo. Here’s a double exposed photo of Matt and a little river.
This was the first time I’ve ever shot off the back of a ski and it turned out to be a lot harder then I thought. This is Killian Garland during the Stay Frothy Air Show in Pismo.
There were ongoing icings during the trip. Somebody would stash a Smirnoff in my camera bag and I would have to drink it immediately, no matter what the circumstance.
Driving a dune buggy was one of the craziest experiences I've ever had. It was so fun, but I'm almost surprised no one got hurt.
You could feel the excitement in Carlos Santana’s voice. I called him to ask if he wanted to go on a road trip up the California coast with the Rockstar surf team. “Really, with Matt Meola and Albee Layer!!!???” “Yeah, but you leave tomorrow morning. Can you make it?” I crossed my fingers, hoping that he could. “I’m there mannnnnnn.”
Carlos is one of the nicest happiest-go-lucky kids that submits photos to us. He works as a dishwasher at night, grinding long shifts and saving tip money to buy film and gas to get to the beach from his home in Fullerton. And while the swell forecast for the road trip was grim at best, Carlos made the most of it. He took the trip as a big chance to get in good with some “A” grade surfers. Here’s a peak into there little adventure. Now, if only we could have Carlos read his captions to you… —Peter Taras