Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Paddling at the Bank

Photo: Jason Murray/A-Frame

A-Frame's big game hunter Jason Murray scored a session of a lifetime out at Cortes Bank. A select group of international big wave riders, as well as 9-time world champ Kelly Slater motored out to the Bank on December 26th and caught what some would say is the best paddle-in session the place has ever seen. See a teaser here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Will the Eddie Go?

The charts are off the meter right now and it looks like there's a solid chance to run The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event sometime between Sunday Dec. 6th and Tuesday the 8th. Quik has done an excellent job with their event site and offer a text alert so you won't miss any action from the most anticipated one-day event in the sport. We encourage you to sign up immediately. Once again we are the proud providers of this year's Eddie image taken by Dan Merkel. The image (seen above) was one of the "lost" images tucked away tightly in Merk's storage unit for the last 30 + years. It had never seen the light of day and ended up being special enough to be the face of the 25th Anniversary edition of the event. If that doesn't give you "chicken skin" I don't know what will.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rell Sunn Aloha Jam

A big thank you to all of the supporters of the inaugural Rell Sunn Aloha Jam. The event was a huge success and one that will undoubtedly become a regular fixture in the North Shore winter scene. Rell's spirit continues to effect our community and having the ability to pass her aloha on to future generations is a cause we here at A-Frame are firmly behind. See photos from the event here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Our favorite Surfer Girl, Monyca Byrne-Wickey, is being featured in the latest Gatorade outdoor campaign. The image purchased was shot by A-Frame ace Jason Kenworthy. The campaign can be seen nationwide on billboards and most major sports stadiums. We’re looking forward to working on the next phase of this awesome campaign and will keep you posted as it develops. Between Nike and Gatorade, Jason has quickly established himself as one of the the “surf guys” making an impact in the commercial world. Now that’s G!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Surfer Magazine Photo of the Year

Photo: Todd Glaser/A-Frame

Congratulations to A-Frame's Todd Glaser for not only claiming 2 SURFER covers this year, but for taking home the coveted FOTY Award. Since being on staff at SURFER Todd has proven himself as one of the up and coming shinning stars on a staff that hosts the best in the business. Todd loves shooting film and gets so immersed with his subjects that the candid nature of his work has a refreshing take that puts you in the moment.

This month Todd's images of Greg Long and Grant "Twiggy" Baker were featured in a FUEL TV campaign in the Denver International Airport (deserving of it's own post on this blog shortly)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last Stop for The Calfornia Surf Project

If you haven't had a chance to see what the Golden State has to offer through the lens of Chris Burkard and the artwork of Eric Soderquist, you need to head to the Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach this Saturday (June 27th) and catch the final stop on their California exhibition and book signing tour.

For those of you that can't make it, you can still purchase The California Surf Project here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Paddle for Breast Cancer

A-Frame is proud to see our good buddy Charley Cover is embarking on yet another long distance paddle to raise money for breast cancer. This year Charley is setting his sights on circumnavigating Catalina Island along with fellow chargers Steve Faber, Ole Barre, Dean Lakoff, Matt Ellis, Eric Brinkman, Joe Melville and Steve Orloff.

Please be sure to read more here and to find out how you can support this great cause.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Taylor Steele and Dustin Humphrey have been quietly working on their follow up to their award winning film and book, Sipping Jetstreams, and boy are you in for a treat. "Off the beaten path" would be an understatement in regards to their destination list this time around and you won't believe what they've found. There's an industry sneak peak next Tuesday 6/2 in LA so we recommend you come check it out.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The California Surf Project

We were introduced to Chris Burkard's work after he won the Larry Moore, Follow the Light grant. Since then he has become one of our most promising young shooters. With the grant money in hand, Chris set out with surfer/artist Eric Soderquist to document the Golden State's legendary surf soaked coastline. The result of that adventure is a beautiful hardcover book titled: THE CALIFORNIA SURF PROJECT. Pack up the VW bus my friends, as these 225 pages of California gold will surely re-ignite that fire you had when you first got your drivers license.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jason Kenworthy Bags the Elusive "Girls" Cover

In the 50 years of its publication Surfer Magazine has only felt moved to place a female surfer on their cover a mere 3 times. I don't think anyone blames them for that but if I were a pro surfer I'd be lining up to go on Worthy's next trip. Jason's cover ratio looks like Kobe’s shooting percentage so if you’ve got the moves you might want to think about getting in front of Mr. Kenworthy’s lens for a shot at the most coveted cover in the biz.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jason "Monster" Murray wins it. Finally!

We couldn't be more proud of A-Frame contributor Jason Murray after bringing home the "Monster Tube" photo award with his image of Mark Healey from a slab they call Yeti. We know how much work those guys put into chasing giant surf last year so it's nice to see them bring home the gold. Same goes for big wave gladiators Greg Long, Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Derek Dunfee. All of whom are true waterman and some of the most humble guys you’ll ever meet.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Surfing Heritage Foundation Announces Nike 6.0 As Sponsor For Spring “Light Table Sessions”

Back by popular demand, the Surfing Heritage Foundation announces the continuation of last years surf photographer slide shows with a new series for 2009, “Light Table Sessions” presented by Nike 6.0. The series of three shows is co-produced with the cooperation of surf publications TransWorld SURF, Surfing and Surfer. Each magazine’s Photo Editor will present a slide show of their favorite images and “talk story” about the images and the photographers who took them.

On April 24, TransWorld SURF’s Aaron Checkwood will be first to present, followed by Peter Taras of Surfing Magazine May 22, and the series concludes on June 26 with Surfer Magazine’s Grant Ellis. Each show will be unique and all showings will be held at the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s San Clemente location, with the world’s most important collection of surfboards as the setting for the events. Participants will be able to view the collection, enjoy a no host bar; and have a unique opportunity to enjoy a slide show and meet the Photo Editors of each publication. Each event will start at 7:00 and cost $15 to attend. Seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit SHF. For ticket sales and driving directions call the Surfing Heritage Foundation at 949 388-0313 x 5.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Peter "Joli" Wilson Wins Photographer of the Year Award

In the “much deserved” department we’re proud to report that our longtime friend, legend and A-Frame photographer Peter Wilson has been awarded “Australian Photographer of the Year” by the Australian Hall of Fame. His image of Mick Fanning and Ben Dunn stuffed in a double D-Bah barrel took home the top award. For a guy who gives so much to our sport it’s a pleasure to see him receive such awesome recognition from his peers. Way to go Peter!

Photo: Joli/A-Frame

Photo: Jan Wilson

Monday, March 2, 2009

Clark Little on Good Morning America

A snowy NY morning got a little taste of aloha today with an appearance by A-Frame Photographer Clark Little. It was pretty classic hearing the GMA staff comment on the shots as they were truly mesmerized by the sheer beauty of Clark’s work. Click here to check the episode

Photos: Clark Little/A-Frame

Monday, February 23, 2009

On location: Surfing Magazine's 2009 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Dustin Humphrey

Dustin is the hardest working man in show business. He’s never satisfied with the status quo and has a drive to pull the best out of his subjects be they on land or in water. After the highly successful Insight campaign, his appetite for non-traditional fashion photography has only grown and can be seen in the April issue of Surfing Magazine’s Swimsuit Edition. Look out Sports Illustrated there’s a new sheriff in town.

Photo: D. Hump/A-Frame

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Heightened Sense of Life - Tom Servais' year in Tavarua

Tom spends more time on Tavarua island than any photographer in the business. "A heightened sense of life" is just one of the many side effects of surrounding yourself with that kind of magic. Knowing Tom fairly well I'd say there might be a small fountain of youth someone on that tiny heart shaped gem. See the March issue of Surfer Magazine for a well done piece on paradise.

Chris Malloy in a "heightened" state.
Photo: Servais/A-Frame

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hurley launches Phantom Boardshort site

You owe it to yourself to check these out. These trunks are truly performance based surfing equipment and the site dedicated to them is top notch. Slide into a pair.
Photo: D. Hump/A-Frame

The Surfer's Journal Portfolio: Jason Reposar

We've always known Jason was a bad ass but the new piece in the Journal folds back a couple layers and reveals the "man without a country" who can't be held down. Repo breaks the mold of the stereotypical surf photographer and that's a good thing. Do yourself a favor and get the new issue of the Journal Vol. 18 #1.
On newsstands now.

Darrell Goodrum

Christian Fletcher

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DC Shoes unveils the Bruce Irons Signature Sandal

"At DC, signature models don't come easy. They aren't just handed to new team riders. They're earned and offered only to those riders that have reached the top of their sports and who have been through enough to know what it takes to make a great product." Enough said? Not quite. Click on over to see the Bruce mini-site for the whole scoop.

Photos: Noyle/A-Frame and Davey/A-Frame

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Flea Flicker. Klein's photograph gets the ultimate nod.

In a long line of notable images some say Jeremiah's photograph of Darryl Virostko is one of the all time greats from "The Bay". His Surfing Magazine cover in 2005 has been selected as the face of The 2008-09 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau campaign. Nice work Miah! Drop in:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Worthy's Worthy

The A-Frame crew's cover dominance continues. Jason Kenworthy added yet another Surfer cover to his quiver with his shot of Jordy Smith in Indo. Check the "Edge of Reason" and see what the future holds for the sport of surfing.

Surf Photography’s Revolutionary

Our resident legend, Dan Merkel was the focus of a beautiful piece in PDN last month that featured his work in the new book Bustin’ Down the Door. Check it

View PDN - Merkel

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cherry Picking on the North Shore

Being a full time photographer on Oahu's North Shore forces you to get creative. A-Frame's main man, Pete Hodgson, reached an all time high this winter when he erected a cherry picker in his front yard and got a birds eye view of the most dangerous wave in the world, Pipeline.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A-Frame Welcomes Zak Noyle to the Team

Zak is one of the top up and coming water photographers. Based in Oahu, Zak has access to the best waves and talent. He's also a recent addition to the Transworld Surf team. Check out a few of his images.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hurricane “Ike”

A-Frame photographer Scott Aichner scored the covers of the
Jan. 2009 Surfer Magazine and the Nov. 2008 ESM with his fisheye shots of Jesse Hines as they chased hurricane swells in the Gulf and up along the East Coast.
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Yeti Sighting

Our own big wave photographer, Jason Murray has captured yet another mutant beast. Jason photographed Greg Long, Mark Healey and others going head to head with the Yeti. Check out the photos in the February 2009 issue of Surfer or here to decide who won the battle: