Sunday, February 27, 2011

One of My Favorite Shots...

Corey Williams - Port A 2010

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

This is one of my favorite "Hang 10" shots. I took this photo of Texan standout Corey Williams in Port Aransas. I love his fluid style.

Just look at how perfectly positioned he is out there on the nose. His toes are perfectly hanging off of the nose. Most guys are just an inch or two back, or they have an inch too much foot hanging off, but Corey is in command of his board and body. Look at his eyes, trained on the wave and the concentration in his face.

It's no wonder Corey is widely considered the top longboarder in Texas. He was actually ranked number 36 in the world at one point.

Great classic style!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Body Surfing...

I've had a sudden spark of interest in body surfing.
I enjoy it when I'm just playing around in the water, but I've been more and more into the idea of really doing it right. I'm talking about with fins and a hand plane. 

I think this vid is particularly cool... check it out!


Saturday didn't quite turn out as well as I'd hoped. Small knee-to-thigh and weak. Very frustrating... oh well, such is surf in Texas.
Got a massive sunburn... guess I'm too white over the winter. Lol

Sunday's surf was probably better... they had the contest going on in Port A, which I didn't attend, and then the paddle out for Greg Cheek... the fallen Texan surfer.
I'd didn't attend the paddle out. I only met the man once, briefly. I didn't feel it was my place to be there... I hope all of his friends had a great time.

That's it for now...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Stoke Is In The Air...

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

It seems like forever since I've been in the water. Forever since my last soul-cleansing.
Tomorrow, for only the second time since New Years Eve, I will return to my place of freedom.

The forecast shows nothing special... knee-to-waist with SE winds at 10-15... The shortboarders hate it when its small, but as a longboarder, it suits me just fine. Topped with the fact that the contest is going on in Port A, the line up at Packery should be manageable.

All day I've been consumed with the pending session. As life get tough, we all need to shed the negative vibes and saturate ourselves with joy. We all need to lose ourselves in something that
relieves the stress and reminds us that we are human beings... we are not slaves to our lives... we can shed the self-imposed shackles that bind us, if only for a few hours. I think that is why I so look forward to tomorrow.

Later this evening, after the dinner is done and the kids are to bed, I will gather my wetsuit and wax and pack for a day in the surf. Even later I will go to bed and dream of my toes over the nose, and as I drift off to sleep, I feel the stoke in the air...

A Few Random Shots...

Brent Wideman - BHP

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Posting up a few random Longboarding shots... I found these when going through the archives.
Some are decent, some not so much, but stoked none the less.

Please enjoy! (6 more shots after the jump)

B-Money at Packery

Photo - Joe Vulgamore
Unidentified - BHP

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Unidentified - BHP

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Frank Floyd - Port A

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Nathan Floyd - Packery Channel

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Troy Noska - SPI

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Few Classic Shots...

Tegan Gainan - Packery Channel                    Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Here's a few shots that I was going to use in an article for Texas Gulf Coast Surfing Magazine... since that won't be happening now, I thought I'd share them here.

There are a few guys here in the Coastal Bend who are all about style. Some of these locals traverse the board as easy as walking on land.

Enjoy more below! (3 more shots after the jump)

Corey Williams - Port A Open 2010

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Frank Floyd steppin out

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

On the Nose at BHP

Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Final Day Highlights - 2011 Hyundai Longboard Pro

Check out this vid... Nice longboarding in Kiwi Country.
From the 2011 Hyundai Longboard Pro Final day.
Oz's Josh Constable prevailed in the first event of the year.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Epic Packery Longboarding

Tim Scott - Packery Channel     Photo - Joe Vulgamore
The day was New Years Eve, 2010 and Texas was blessed with a rather large and powerful swell.
Many of Corpus' surfers headed of to Bob Hall Pier to catch the golden nuggets known to exist there. Almost over looked, the jetties at Packery Channel were firing.

As the cold front neared, the offshores began to lightly blow, hollowing out the head-plus dumpers.

The High-Performance longboarders came out to play. Local standouts Tim Scott and Brandon Bunting put on a great show. Several others were in the line up as well and the day went smooth.

Check out more pics from New Years Eve... (4 more shots after the jump)

Brandon Bunting goes off the lip      Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Nate Lytle tries to get in and under               Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Tim Scott shows us how big it was              Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Tim tucks under                    Photo - Joe Vulgamore

Progressive Stylings... Matthew Moir

I love to watch this guy surf!

Nice blend of high-performance longboard and classic styles.
Definitely one of my favorites.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Smooth Style of Chad Marshall

I love longboarding. It is such a mellow, peaceful experience. I like the longboard from nose to tail... meaning I get off on the classic nose-riding styles as well as the more modern progressive stuff.
Evolution... it's all about evolution...

Here is one of my favorite videos from the movie "Longboard Habit"

This video feature Chad Marshall out of Malibu. This dude has got it going on!
Check it out for yourself...