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Maggie Marsek Art Banner

If you are in the area this afternoon you should attend the Arts Alive Banner Project in Leucadia. Every year local artist create these art banners which are displayed along the coast highway on lamp posts. Pictured above is Surfy Surfy team member Maggie Marsek’s banner, the only photographer with a banner this year.
February 20th, 2010 from 2pm-5pm at Cabo Grill located at 1950 N Coast Highway 101 on the corner of La Costa Ave and Highway 101, the 101 Arts Alive Banners will be unveiled. After the unveiling the Banners will be on display on the lamp posts along Hwy 101 in Downtown Encinitas, Leucadia and the Cardiff Town Center where they will remain until May. On Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 the banners will be auctioned off at the Cardiff Town Center.

Chunk ‘o Wood

Wegener Surfboards: Alaias from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

The new breed of surf stoked Cardiff Reef local kids rip on shortboards, Fishes, longboards and even chunks of wood (Alaias). And they do it all wearing super aggro wetsuits. Photos courtesy of Maggie Marsek.
Video by Nathan Oldfield of Ryan Burch and Eric Snortum.
View the whole sequence of Ryan Burch doing a finless woodplank tailside on Maggie Marsek’s Flickr page.

5 Fin Stubbie Happy Fun Time

The lovely Ms. Surfy Surfy 2009, Maggie Marsek shot this sequence of me last month surfing my new Mandala 5 fin stubbie. My legs gave out at the end of the sequence (that is the way the cookie crumbles) but overall I’m pretty stoked on this board.
Back story: Manolo Caro loaned me one of his personal 2+1 stubs and I liked it a lot, but the little sidebite fins had a habit of breaking loose and sliding out on cutbacks. I recalled the wise words of Duncan Campbell’s who once told me that the 5 fin Bonzer system can improve any surfboard, so I had Mani shape me a replica of the 2+1 but utilizing Bonzer siderunners instead.
This board does not have a Bonzer bottom, it’s not a Bonzer per se, but the siderunners did cure the cutback issue I was having with the 2+1. I had Marlin Bacon of 101 Fin Co make me a full set of bamboo glass-ons. Mani wanted me to get a center box so I could try different fins, but I felt committed on this board. The center fin is not a Bonzer fin either, it’s a copy of the one in Mani’s 2+1. It’s a fairly large fin for a guy who is 5’7″ and 150 lbs, but the wave I surf this board at regularly is a semi-closeout, so the idea is to drive hard off that big center fin and use the bamboo flex/twang to race to the end section. I love it when a plan comes to together.
Mandala Stubbie 5-fin
5’11” length 20.25″ width 2-3/8″ thickness
Golden mustard airbrush by Peter St.Pierre
Glass-on bamboo fins.
4 oz s-cloth glassing. Wetsanded gloss finish.

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101 Fin Co.
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