New Years in Bend

Me, my wife, our dogs, the Gudauskas brothers, their significant others and dogs all headed up to Bend for New Years... since I have gotten my new Sony handycam 60x not only does it sound like Gloria Estefan is playing every time I open the screen to film something but it feels like I have won the VIDEO LOTTERY (hence the title). Everyone on the trip had a crack at filming stuff and I also had my GoPro... here it is finally stitched together for your viewing pleasure :)

San Fransisco Novelty Fun with Wade Goodall

Wade Goodall flew into town on official Vans business, so I had to kidnap him for an unofficial road trip in the Wizard Wagon. OBVI! Had no idea there was going to be waves at this spot, we just wanted to go check it out after we had already surfed a different spot and were in the vicinity. So, much to our surprise there was a little wave, I begged Dave to film with my handy cam (I had him at 60 x optical zoom) so here it is ! Novelty at its finest :)*** no mat's were injured during the making of this video***

Bonus pics by Dave Malcolm

John Maus at the Belly Up

This message is simple: Go see John Maus. 

Was trying to link my spotify account with my 3 favorite songs of the night but I can't figure it out. Anyone know how to do that?  you can search them and listen if you want. They are off his latest album "Screen Memories" -

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Video below of John performing "the Combine" ... insane! 

I enjoyed Holy Shit as well, although it seemed management at the Belly Up cut their time short for some reason. Or maybe we were just late. 

(linked my instagram account thinking it would stay on the John Maus video I posted, it didn't. Head to my instagram account and check it out. He is next level!)

Interview with Jon Rose in Vol4 Issue 1 of WHALEBONE magazine (the interview issue)

2 months ago I was asked to conduct an interview for an upcoming issue of Whalebone magazine. The interview issue. Having recently volunteered to go on a Waves For Water mission to support their Caribbean hurricane relief efforts after Hurricane Irma (and then on to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria), I couldn't think of a better person than Waves for Water founder, Jon Rose. I was so impressed with what Jon has accomplished and was genuinely interested in hearing more. What we were able to achieve (and continue to achieve) with relief efforts in the Caribbean has been remarkable. Not only the initial impact that these water filters have on each and every community but the longevity each filter has. As well as the continued efforts of the W4W team and program have been extremely supportive. They have been going strong since the hurricane hit in September of 2017. Jon's attitude towards life is infectious and it is very refreshing (ESPECIALLY in the middle of a natural disaster!) to be with someone who cares. The world needs more of this breed of human. Below are a few photos taken by Jimmy Wilson on our trip. I have included the audio recording of our conversation if you feel like listening. The intro of our conversation touches on how I kind of struggled with coming back to normalcy after the trip, maybe a mild form of PTSD? I don't know, but Jon (as well as my wife, Scott Sisamis, Ken Baum and friends) had some awesome words of wisdom on the whole experience and help me bounce back :)If you'd like to learn more about Waves for Water and how to get involved click here

Casually Turnt; Tom Curren's 5'5" x 19 1/14" section

Growing up, my local surf shop (Surf Zone) was the main hang out for me and my friends. Lucky for us one of our good friends, Aron Geiger, worked at the shop. Also lucky for us, his mom owned the shop. We were always finding ways to hang in there as long as possible. Trying to earn an extra 1/2 hour in the shop by helping somebody figure out what traction to get. But mainly, definitely, pissing Becky off. Sorry Becky! But we loved the surf videos and the vibe! Sorry I'm not sorry! We also couldn't afford every dvd/vhs that came out. And there wasn't internet back then. So we would pull the brand new beach chairs for sale in corner out and feast our eyes on whatever they had playing on the TV. 5'5" x 19 1/4" was definitely one of my favorites and has remained a staple morning amp up ever since. Especially this Tom Curren Section. SHIT! This guy is a master in every sense of the word. I also thought it was cool he wasn't riding a 5'5". So if you haven't seen this (which I hope to god is not the case), click below and get yourself CASUALLY TURNT for your next sesh! WAHOO!


As each day passes, I am more certain that surfing is a FEELING, not a sport.I've always felt this way deep down. But the FEELING grows stronger everyday. It has always been my escape from society to do whatever the hell I want. It's the greatest canvas on earth! You've got to feel it! Demonstrated here by Larry Bertlemann. Holy Shit! this is the FEELING right here! Love what he says about small wave surfing, what a visionary.

God I love this zone

it really puts me in … the zone

No sympathy for dead orchids 

they kind of mess with … the zone

see ya later orchids

God I love this zone

it really puts me in … the zone

you really gotta look after your zone

if you wanna get in the zone

you really gotta get into your zone

if you wanna get in the zone

take some pride in your zone

and you will get in… the zone

God I love this zone

it really puts me in … the zone

YouTube Channel

Just launched a YouTube channel. Will be posting surf clips, animations and whatever else helps me pass the time and gives other people temporary relief of boredom. Hopefully some of these motivate you to do anyone of these awesome activities. Here is one video of big spin I did a few years ago. There are more video's here on my YouTube Channel

My signature fin with CAPTAIN FIN :)

Welcome to my signature fin! I call it the 'drunken seagull' although in stores you will find it as the Dylan Graves fin by Captain fin co. She is a combination of my two favorite fin templates, it has a base of WCT fin and the tip of an Al Merrick fin (AM2). I would always go back and forth between both sets until I got greedy and put them both together into ONE FIN TEMPLATE!!!! (rap horn) Art inspired by my dog guy and a collection of art pieces I worked on in the past called 'disfruta'. To anyone who cares HIGH FIVE!!! Buy a pair now at

Positive Vibration now available on iTUNES

Bless up! you can now find 'Positive Vibration' for purchase here. Here's a few photos below taken by Tanner Gudauskas !!!! Positive Vibration is a documentary about the Gudauskas Brothers and their quest to get people to donate any unused surfboards to Jamaica. After a trip in Spring of 2015 Dane, Tanner, Josie Graves and myself, we were all blown away by how little resources the surf community had near Kingston. So they fired up an idea working with surf shops in California to see how many people would donate. The response was overwhelming...  Billy 'Mystic' Willmont runs the only surf camp near Bull Bay, this is the story about how a small idea, as simple as giving away your unused surfboards in your garage, can have major impact!

PS- I've included a recording from our last night in Jamaica (using my iPhone). Billy Mystic magic! Have a listen while checking out photos to really get the VIBE!

Join RESCATE PLAYAS BORINQUEN for Earth Day! (April 22,2017)

HELP!!!! We are supporting RESCATE PLAYAS BORINQUEN and their efforts to bring real CHANGE to Aguadilla! Their main goal is turning Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla Puerto Rico into a national reserve! Although that might take a while, they are chipping away at projects that keep inching them closer to that goal. Among many other projects, they're most recent project was fixing the road at Wilderness so everyone could access their favorite beach again. Join their efforts to preserve the area and keep it clean on Earth Day April 22, 2017 they are having another beach cleanup or donate to their go fund me if you can't make by clicking here- . In addition to all of this, CASUAL SLICE is donating all proceeds sold on site to RESCATE PLAYAS BORINQUEN (up until earth day). Find out more on how to get involved on or click over to our 'Merch' store and treat yo self!