Slow Is Fast
An attempt at going on a mini adventure in my own back yard, With Dan Malloy.
After being on the road for a good part of the last 15 years, I have a lot of catching up to do at home. The truth is, for about ten of those years I didn’t think twice about California, never felt home sick or that I was missing a thing. Well, that time has passed. I am not sure if I’m just getting older or whether I’ve figured out that there are a 100 lifetimes worth of adventure here at home. A while back I had an idea that might be a really fun way to see our coastline like I do the far away coastlines that I have visited over the years. I mentioned it to two friends and they were all in, planning and packing and all of the sudden the trip was on.
So, three weeks ago, Kanoa Zimmerman, Kellen Keene and myself jumped on a train headed north, with bicycles, a surfboard, wet suites, flippers, a microphone and a couple cameras. The idea was to surf down the coast by bike, staying with friends, family and acquaintances, poaching camps when we have to, doing our best to earn our keep and to learn from folks that are doing good work and getting by along the california coast.
Here are a few photos from the trip so far.
Thanks to all of the folks that have put us up (and put up with us!) so far. from Point Arena to San Francisco. Danny Hess for hauling us a bit further north, Ryan and Adam at new family farm for teaching us farm speed as opposed to garden speed and for the many grandfather stones. The Murch Family at Gospel Flat, Alice and the Hoopers at Oz, Casey and Alexi at magic West Studios for the hot tub and guitar lessons. Kyle Field and Aya for chasing the glow, Brett and Macey at Proof Lab. The Lady at Wild Flour Bakery for the giving us an i.o.u. (the check is literally in the mail). The crew at Woodshop for once again letting us lurk hard and draft off of the ample good vibes flowing from your workspace, and especially Mariko for letting your home become our crash pad for the last 5 days in the city. I promise we will be gone in the morning!Background Photo: by Mike Tittel