The Zone Frequency Premiere

The Zone Frequency Premiere

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the Orange County premiere of The Zone Frequency! A huge thanks to everyone from the film who came out! The surfing in this film is absolutely mind blowing. If you have not watched this yet you should rent it on Vimeo, we have a link to it on our blog. Keep an eye out for a screening near you, Jack has a few more that he's lining up so stay tuned. Also, keep an eye out for Jack's next film, Poly Sun starring Joey Bookout, that is going to be epic! Amazing work Jack, we can't wait to see more!

Full House! 

Nat Young checking out an Andreini! He cruises into the shop and walks straight up to an Andreini starts talking about how he thinks it would shred... so cool. 

Nat, Bryce and Ti Young with Jack Coleman

Robert Guy, Joey Bookout, and Nat Young

 Not everyone was able to fit inside... even the window lurking space was full

Harry Henderson, Asher Pacey, and Jack Coleman

Photographs by Jack Coleman, David Read, and Jordan Minardi

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11/3 OC Premiere of The Zone Frequency

11/3 OC Premiere of The Zone Frequency

We are jazzed to announce that we will be hosting the Orange County premiere of Jack Coleman's newest film The Zone Frequency, Sunday November 3rd.

We will be kicking off the film at 7:30pm along with some film commentary and Q&A with Jack Coleman himself! Jack will also be releasing a teaser of his upcoming film, Polly Sun!

Following the event, we'll all be cruising over to the Wayfarer for a karaoke afterparty starting at 9:30pm so bring your best singing voices!

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Deepest Reaches Mega Fish Cruising

Deepest Reaches Mega Fish Cruising

Another beautiful edit from Jordan Minardi of the zen minimalist Kyle Albers and wine community's favorite mega fisher Morgan Brennan surfing some silky summer waves at San Onofre's Old Mans on Deepest Reaches Mega Fish... there's even a wave of Skip Frye lurking in the edit.
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Shop Spotlight: Neat Coffee

Shop Spotlight: Neat Coffee

On this installment of Daydream's Shop Spotlight, we'll be talking about Ally Garvin and her space, Neat Coffee!  Neat is located on 19th and Pomona in the heart of Westside Costa Mesa, a neighborhood in need of good coffee and a communal space. 

In Ally's cute little space, she serves up excellent coffee roasted by Arcade in Riverside, CA and features other great roasters which are rotated quarterly. Their menu consists of the standard specialty coffee choices and few Neat specials. Ally creates a seasonal syrup of the month that features ingredients prominent for the time of year. So far, her creations consist of blueberry basil mint, apple sage, juniper rose, tangerine cardamom and plum cardamom. While each of these sound magnificent, our favorite Neat specialty has got to be the Coffee Soda. Shake some coffee concentrate, mint, cardamom, sugar and lime and pour it over some sparkling water. That thing is so refreshing and crushable, perfect for the last blazing weeks of summer.

On the food side of things, Chef Ashlee is holding it down. There's a super tasty granola bowl but the stars have got to be her toasts. Their avocado toast is anything but standard. Top with a slew of crunchy greens and an optional 7-minute egg, its savory, crunchy and refreshing. The pan con tomate is a hearty tomato puree drizzled in olive oil, perfect for an early lunch. Lastly, the jam toast is a light post-breakfast snack to get you through the morning. The food won't stop here, though. With plans to build out the backyard into a chill patio area comes a menu expansion into more developed lunch items. Stay tuned!

Ally and Neat are are on the up and up now with only more good things to come but this all started from humble beginnings with challenges and hardship along the way. Ally initially fell in love while working with a non-profit in Uganda. While at a coffee farm, she discovered the beauty of coffee at its origin. The lifeblood of a community a world away from her own yet so ingrained in the daily habits of home. She returned to Costa Mesa with dreams of creating her own coffee shop for her community.

It was around 2010 and the only real specialty coffee in the area was Portola. At the time, a bastion for creation but also often inaccessible to those on the outside. Ally decided to start at Peet's and later Sidecar with the goals of attaining more coffee knowledge as well as business experience. After gaining all she could from these places, Neat was the next step. It started as a pop-up and ran for 2 1/2 years in an office building off Red Hill Avenue. Over time, the community around Neat grew and when she was forced to close the pop-up, Ally felt an obligation to the community to make Neat a permanent institution. It took some time, but in April of 2019, Neat came out guns-a-blazin' with a new team built mostly of former customers and a new spot in a prime zone. 

Ally's coffee background is different than most of the Orange County coffee professionals. They all came from Theorem with a pedigree for success in the industry. She didn't have the resume or years of experience, but she had a drive to create a welcoming space for people in her neighborhood. She'd get the rest of the knowledge along the way. She admitted to us that she doesn't know what she's doing running a business in this industry but took the chance and bet on herself to succeed. 

Ally's favorite thing about what she does is serving food and drinks to the her neighbors. She created Neat with the sole intention of fostering community and we couldn't be more thankful. Neat is a perfect addition to the family of specialty coffee that has grown here in Orange County. We can't wait to see where she goes. We're sure it'll be real Neat ;)

Photography by Tianna Ellis

Story by Jason Ferrall

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Field Notes 05

Field Notes 05

Welcome to our fifth Field Notes featuring footage from our last surfboard demo with Gato Heroi and Deepest Reaches. While the waves weren't the greatest, we had an awesome time playing around with thirty plus boards hand shaped by Robin Kegel of Gato Heroi and Kyle Albers of Deepest Reaches. A slew of shredders joined us on this day to wield a blade of discovery. A special thanks to Bradford Walters for bringing down a school bus full of Gato's as well as being the director of the musical jam session that we ended up using for this edit. Also, thank you to Summerland, Mary Joe, and Old Pal for all the goodies one could ever hope for. Lastly, thanks everyone who made it out for the demo, we hope you had a great time and enjoyed talking to the shapers of the boards that were available to demo. We look forward to hosting many more demos in the future! See you next time. 

Music by Bradford Walters and Friends
Filmed and edited by Jack Coleman
Photograph by Jordan Minardi

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