Monday, December 10, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Restore the Shore

The people affected by Hurricane Sandy still need help. Here's one way to pitch in. Head over to the California Surf Museum on Friday, November 30th, bring $5 and a bag of donated items. New Jersey native and A-Frame photographer Jason Murray will be a guest speaker at this special event. Don't miss it!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Steep and Deep Photo Challenge - The 2nd Annual Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge Begins Saturday, November 10, 2012

We are excited to announce the second annual Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo
Challenge! The contest returns after a successful inaugural event, with Billy Kemper and photographer Zak Noyle taking top honors for a dreamy, backlit Pipe bomb. This year we look forward to even more barrels more prize money — all in loving memory of Sion Milosky.

Sion was an extraordinarily talented and humble family man. His unparalleled bravery in big waves and his first passion, charging pipeline, made a lasting impact on the greater surf world. Steep and Deep celebrates the commitment that Sion embodied by rewarding the surfer and photographer who link up for the best water photograph of the winter from Pipeline or Backdoor. The contest waiting period begins on November 10 and closes on February 10. Any surfer who registers has a chance to win. And any photographer, regardless of magazine, brand or media affiliation, is eligible to win. All entries must occur during free surf sessions — no waves ridden during a heat will be considered. Images will be judged by a panel of Sion's peers, Pipeline specialists and photography experts.

The winning surfer and photographer will receive $2500 each from Vans, as well as a custom hardwood framed copy of the winning image. Vans will also give a matching $5,000 donation to the Sion Milosky Memorial Fund.

Surfers and photographers can register in person at Sunset Beach Elementary on November 12, 6 to 9 pm, or via email at The last day to register is November 30. A donation of $20.00 to the Sion Milosky Memorial Fund is suggested upon registration. All who participate will receive a T-Shirt and Live Like Sion stickers.

For more information, go to Thanks and good luck!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Brian at Ted

Question: What does Brian Bielmann have in common with Jane Fonda, Malcom Gladwell and Steve Jobs?

Answer: All have been featured speakers at a Ted (Technology Entertainment Design) Conference.

We think that's pretty damn special. Way to go Brian!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vote for Ramon

Ramon Navarro is a Chilean big wave charger, owner of two of the most incredible rides during the massive Cloudbreak swell earlier this year and the recipient of the Monster Drop at the 2009 Eddie Aikau contest. He's also nominated as one of the Adventurers of the Year by National Geographic. Vote for him here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hurley Lowers Pro 2012

Surfing Magazine has done it again with another magnificently produced "flipbook". The latest was from the 2012 Hurley Lowers Pro and features some fine photography from Jimmicane, Steve Sherman, Peter Taras, Jason Murray and Corey Wilson. Check out the action from in and around the contest scene.
Hurley Lowers Pro 2012 Flipbook

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shawn Parkin - 2012 FTLF Winner

The 2012 Finalists from L-R: Ryan Craig, Matt Kurvin, Sarah Lee, Shawn Parkin, Mike Smolowe
 The Follow the Light Foundation awards took place last night and once again the competition was fierce. Any one of the finalists could have taken home the top prize, but in the end it was Shawn Parkin coming out on top. Well done Shawn! The other finalists were Sarah Lee (People's Choice Award Winner), Matt Kurvin, Mike Smolowe and A-Frame contributor Ryan Craig.

2012 Follow the Light Foundation Sponsors

Your 2012 Winner: Shawn Parkin
One of Shawn's amazing images

Two of the best water photographers in the business:
A-Frame Photographers Pat Stacy and Todd Glaser

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Follow the Light 2012

Please join us on Tuesday, July 31st at 7 pm at the Shorebreak Hotel to pay homage to Larry "Flame" Moore and experience visual stimuli from the finalists of the 2012 Follow the Light competition.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Andy Irons

Happy Birthday AI

Photo: Frieden/A-Frame
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Photo: Servais/A-Frame
Photo: Servais/A-Frame

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reef and Tom

Check out the Extreme Photo of the Week on National Geographic's website. It features Reef McIntosh continuing his epic run of scoring big swells around the world. This time he's captured at Cloudbreak in Fiji by arguably the man whose shot the most photos there, Mr. Tom Servais. Well done Reef and Tom!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tom Carey Interview on Adorama

We're happy to see that Adorama interviewed one of A-Frame's most versatile photographers earlier this month. Tom Carey can shoot it all. Fisheye at Pipeline, flash shots in the Mentawai, land angles in Mexico and portraits of surfing's elite. In addition to that, he's also one of the funniest and most down to earth guys we've come across. Well done Tom!

Click here to read the interview.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Beached Days and Creatures From The Deep

Last night we took the short jaunt into Laguna Beach to check out two events. Beached Days is a new magazine from Mitch Abshere aka Captain Fin and the launch party was held at the ultra hip Thalia Surf Shop.

Steve Sherman sharing some stories

A-Frame photographers Tom Servais, Tom Carey, Todd Glaser and Steve Sherman all have some great images included in the maiden issue. Pick up a copy at a surf shop near you today.

Creatures From The Deep was described as a "menagerie of monsters, mermaids, and marine nightmare" from artists such as lex Rico, Andy Anderson, Anne Faith Nicholls, C.R. Stecyk III, Daniel Rolnik, Diana Danielis, Evan Ferrell, Garry Booth, Hannah Greenspan, Harry Diaz, Jason Maloney, J.P. Olson, Jennie Cotterill, Jesse Ortega, Jesse Tise, JOSHR, Kassandra Carey, Kevin Bannister, Lyndsey Lesh, Michael C Hsiung, Monster Kat, Nancy Chiu, Nicole Emmons, Shing Yin Khor, Stink, Susanne Melanie Berry, Tim Liles and Yevgeniya Mikhailik. 

Here are a few of our favorite pieces along with a couple shots of a great band (The Manx) that entertained the crowd. Go check it out for yourself at 225 Forest St in Laguna Beach.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sion Milosky Paddle Out

On Friday, March 16 there will be three separate paddle out ceremonies to honor one of the best big wave surfers and even a better family man and friend to many.

-Pk's on Kaua'i @ 3p followed by potluck

-Pipe on Oahu @ 3p

-Mavericks in NorCal

Please spread the word and join us if you are able to.

For more information please check:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Follow the Light Foundation | 2012

Clockwise from top left: Morgan Maassen, Duncan MacFarlane, Todd Glaser, Chris Burkard

Want to follow in the footsteps of Chris Burkard, Todd Glaser, Morgan Maassen, Ray Collins, Matt Clark and Duncan MacFarlane? Then follow the light....The Follow the Light Foundation (FTLF) is calling all photographers to submit their applications for its annual $5,000 grant in honor of the late Larry “Flame” Moore.

Entries must be received no later than Friday, April, 13, 2012.

Head over to for all the details.

Best of luck to all the applicants.

Larry "Flame" Moore cracking the lip

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Award season is in full swing and the A-Frame Crew has been cleaning up. Here is the list of current blue ribbon recipients (in no particular order)

TWSurf Magazine Photo of the Year - Winner: Jason Kenworthy
Flare Surf. Red Bull Minor Threat Trip 2011. Surfer: Bruce Irons.

SURFER Magazine Photo of the Year - Winner: Zak Noyle
Tahitian Perfection. Surfer: Christian Redongo. Teahupoo, Tahiti.

ESeMMY AWARDS: Photographer of the Year - Winner: Ryan Miller
Eastern Surf Magazine salutes one of the right coast’s finest.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Red Bull Through My Eyes | Zak Noyle

If you're on Oahu, make sure you don't miss this event on Friday, January 6th at 6 pm, The Manifest!

Zak Noyle will be showcasing his images from the recent 2011 North Shore surf season in the Red Bull Through My Eyes photo gallery. There will also be a screening of Red Bull Momentum, a short profile film on the life of Zak.

We've seen the trailer (as well as Zak's 2011 North Shore images) and are confident you'll be blown away at the footage Red Bull has put together.

If you can't make the event you can always see Zak's latest photos here.