Ty Williams is a unique character with a travelled artistic style of his own that we just can’t get enough of. Anyone who knows Ty can tell you he is hard man to pin down. We had been trying to do a Surf Shacks feature on his home in Florida for some time now only to find him up north for the summer (then Fall). By the time we caught up with him at his parents’ horse farm in Maine, he was literally headed out of the country the next day for a two month trip to India. Luckily Ty is the man and was down for a quick and dirty shoot day while packing his bags for a long journey. Here is a glimpse at his Maine crash pad and cozy studio space. Film by Gabe Reuben. Photography by Nick LaVecchia. Music: “Long Journey” by Allah-Las. Check out more of Ty’s work here:
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In this second episode of Lone Wolf’s hit web series, Host Zach Williams uses his psychic powers to get a surfboard delivered on time, and Nabil Samadani of SALT SURF finally goes to the prom. Brought to you by Lincoln Hardware.

We love a good hammock – I mean, who doesn’t? They’re great for a good nap in the shade, always the perfect spot to read, drink a beer or have your post surf chill sesh. We recently caught up with the good folks at Mission Hammocks to get some tips on where else we can hang these ultimate lounging accessories besides outdoors. A hammock is an extremely versatile item that you may not realize also makes a great item for use inside your home as well as in the backyard. Investing in a hammock could give you some much-needed seating space for the inside of your home or provide a huge number of helpful solutions for your interior decorating. Here are some of the top ways you could be using a hammock inside your home.

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There are many ways to interpret the word canvas. A wave can be a canvas for a surfboard, drawing constant lines through movement. A piece of ruled paper in the hands of an author can quickly become a pivotal moment in a story and a catalyst for the imagination. Together, Banks Journal & Slowtide have transformed the simple beach towel into an exclusive canvas for some of their favorite photographers to capture moments in time and share with you. They recently followed one featured photographer, Nick LaVecchia, around his hometown in Maine to better understand his places for inspiration when he uses a camera in lieu of a paintbrush and a strip of film as a canvas.
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Jeff Mansfield discovered his love for building surfboards after a skateboarding injury left him sidelined and yearning for another creative outlet. From raw blank to “fine-tuned wave riding machine,” Jeff shapes, glasses and sands his boards all by hand at The Heavens in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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We have been following the journey of this beautiful film for a long time now and are stoked to see it is making the rounds of select screenings before its official DVD release. Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Check out our interview with the director, Jess Bianchi on the filmmaking process here and see more info and updates about the film release and screenings on the Given site:
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Our friends at neighbors down the street at Lone Wolfs Objets d’Surf have created a new web series called “Everything’s Not Working”. In the premiere episode, host Zach Williams interviews professional pro surfer who surfs Dion Agius. Also, Aggro Surfer Bro gives you the wave report, and Brad Gerlach wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Brought to you Lincoln Hardware.

Now in its third year, Mercado Sagrado is a lifestyle celebration of the Canyon spirit featuring hand-made & artisan goods, organic food, healing arts, workshops, lectures & live music. Some highlights from this year’s offerings include a pop-up by AWAVEAWAKE designer (featured recently in Vogue), DJ sets by Devendra Banhart, Sound Baths by pro surfer Kassia Meador, a guided meditation by Danish musician Dinner, and so much more.

When: Saturday November 5th, 11-5 & Sunday November 6th, 10-4
Location: Paramount Ranch / 2903 Cornell Road CA 91301
Fees & Parking: $25 pre-purchase, $30 at the door, Free Parking On-Site

Buy tickets and get all the info here:
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Made in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, Long Root Ale is the first commercially available beer to be made with Kernza via organic regenerative agricultural practices. If you don’t know about Kernza, it is a “superwheat” perennial derived from an ancient form of wheatgrass. It can be grown year-round and as a result it develops incredibly long roots, hence the name. It also happens to make a really good beer. Long Root Ale will be available in 16 oz cans in Whole Foods Market locations in California, Oregon and Washington beginning in October. In addition, select Whole Foods Market bar-restaurants and both Hopworks locations will serve the beer on draft, as will the Miir Flagship Store in Seattle. For more information and to find Long Root Ale near you, visit the site here:
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I have a love-hate relationship with the waves of Long Island. Coming from Maine, where the waves tend to be slow and mushy, trying to manage and make sense of Rockaway when it’s dumping in a foot of water is a challenge. So, when I saw the forecast for Hermine, instead of grabbing my board and heading to the beach I opted for my camera and tripod. No regrets. The first day the storm hit I went to Rockaway, which was a bust. The waves weren’t manageable, and the footage was garbage. The next day I rented a car and headed out to Long Beach. Sure enough, it was firing. Probably the best waves I’ve ever seen in the Northeast. ‘Disorderly Conduct’ is an edit I threw together from that one day at Long Beach. Enjoy!

Tonight in Venice join us for the opening night festivities of the Whalebone pop-up shop at General Admission in Venice from 7-11pm. Bring your own pony rides. Beer + tequila will be covered. RSVP through the link here:

RSVP. Do it.

Ronnie and Staley are independently good friends of mine with very different personalities, but a very cool & chill couple who also manage to surf together on a regular basis. Professionally, they make a living as an editor for Vice Media and a lawyer for the Surfrider Foundation respectively. They may both work a little far from where they live, but like so many others who call Topanga home, the natural beauty and solitude of the canyon coupled with a great right hand point break at the bottom of the hill is too hard for them to give up.