Ventura Surf Club

Surfing is not just a lifestyle... it’s a state of mind.

Video of the Week: “McGrath Mornings”

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Here’s Tyler Critelli enjoying a beach break in South Central, CA on a 9’6 Cub model.

Video of the Week: Seaward

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Video of the Week: Do You Think You Could Rip a Transition-Era Skip Frye?

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On paper, the latest “Shed Sessions” installment looked to be a recipe for success. A Skip Frye-shaped, JoJo Roper-repaired transition-era Gordon & Smith selected by “Shed Sessions” impresario and Bird’s Surf Shed owner Eric “Bird” Huffman and earmarked for SoCal stylemaster Devon Howard–what could go wrong?

While that’s surely an unimpeachable crew of San Diegans, Howard’s virgin San Clemente test-drive got off to a shaky start, the 8’3” x 23 ¼” craft causing the typically stoic stylemaster fits and leading him to call the vee-bottomed relic, “hands-down, the worst surfboard I’ve ever ridden in my life.”

Yet, if Howard’s surfing on the obscure vessel proved anything, it’s that his version of kooking it is an average surfer’s version of style and grace. Howard’s “Shed Sessions” also proves him a truly flexible thinker, one rearing for a challenge. With Huffman in tow, Howard visits Frye, hoping the man whose hands shaped the board will help Howard take control of its proverbial wheel. When asked for his thoughts on the board, Frye’s priceless answer reminds us why time spent in the bay with your local master craftsman is always time well spent.

Click play to watch Howard look pretty good riding a board he found pretty challenging.

Video of the Week: Wyatt Daily and Spoons: A Santa Barbara story

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The award-winning documentary SPOONS explores Santa Barbara’s relationship to the shortboard revolution, as kneeboarder and filmmaking pioneer George Greenough traveled to Australia where he connected with Bob McTavish and Nat Young to ultimately change surfing forever. Director Wyatt Daily shares his favorite part of the film.

Video of the Week: Asshulls Visit Ventura

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a small mediocre day with a couple of asshulls.
Surfing:
Bryce Pascal
JD Stroud
Chad Greenberg

Video:
Ryan Hackbarth
Music:
Dead Milkmen

Video of the Week: Surfing 70s – Liddle & Pharaoh Hulls

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Gene Cooper surfing around 1974-76
North L.A. – Ventura

Video of the Week: Billy Death Fantastic Man

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A memorial to Billy Death . Rest in Peace . 1983 – 2015

Video of the Week: 7’1 Liddle GP

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Kyle Kennelly early morning on a 7’1 Liddle GP.

Video of the Week: Without Thought

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Video of the Week: Angel Gone ft. Karina Rozunko

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“Angel Gone” A short film featuring Karina Rozunko shot over a few days in sunny California. Filmed and edited by Jimmy Jazz.