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.