Last Thursday Quicksilver was potentially going to hold the prestigious Eddie Aikau surf competition. The contest is so serious that pro surfers will fly in from around the world to wait and see if it is going to be held. You see, the organizers wait until the day of the competition to decide whether or not the waves are big, and good, enough. If they aren’t, they call it off. It has only been held 8 times since 1984.
My hero is a 7-year-old skateboarding prodigy from Los Angeles named Asher Bradshaw. Bradwhaw has been skateboarding for less than two years and he pulls stunts that I never could have imagined in my teenage skateboarding years. He’s sponsored by Streets of Venice Skateshop and SMA has even made a small custom deck for him. He’s already known throughout the world of skateboarding and has hung with some of the best in the world. There are even rumors that a full-length documentary about him is being made. Check out this video and see why.
The good folks at VBS.tv are, in my opinion, some of the best documentarians in the world. They go after ridiculous and unthinkable stories gonzo style, resulting in a humanistic view of incredible tragedies, and incredibly weird topics. A couple months ago I posted the riveting, and extremely disturbing, Vice Guide to Liberia. Next, in a series of VBS videos I plan to post, is this documentary on a service that offers a simulated illegal border crossing from Mexico into the United States, complete with a shady ‘coyote’ guide and potential arrest.
For the last few days I’ve been working on my application for the Glimpse Correspondent Program. I’ve gone through all of my old photos, picked out my favorites, and touched them up. I now have a total of thirty-three pictures. The problem is, I need to narrow my submission down to twenty. If you have a minute, it would be a great help if you could look through the photos and leave a comment telling me which photos you think I should keep, and which I should trash, and why.
Well, I finally arrived in Guatemala. When I say finally I mean that I arrived after:
– A twelve hour bus ride from Cranbrook to the Calgary airport (don’t even ask why it took so long).