Field Notes 02

Field Notes 02

This is episode two of a new series we recently started, Field Notes, which are short, fun edits from single sessions with folks from the shop including regulars, Research Center members, shapers, and beyond. There are so many shredders oscillating around Daydream's orbit, not to mention talented friends like filmmaker Jack Coleman, the pieces were already existing independently right in front of our nose... we just needed to roll them up into a documentary fashion. A special thanks to Jack for whipping up these edits so promptly for us, we look forward to more fun times with surfboard experimentation. 

In this episode, we're joined by some local Research Assistants: Robin Kegel, Levi Prairie, Kyle Kennelly, and Troy Elmore surfing the following boards.

Research Quiver:

Gato Heroi Szaber

Dash Dirty Martini

Elmore Little Pickle Bonzer 5 (Not in Research Center... yet)

Well it's just another beautiful morning in good olde Newport Beach, the conditions are glassy, the water is warm, and the surf is hallow and playful! Some great surfers were out today, we got to catch some quality time with Robin Kegel of Gato Heroi before he left to go back home to France after a long stint of shaping through the Summer and Fall. Robin was riding one of his favorite personal models, the Szaber. Troy Elmore was testing out some rad bonzer designs he's been working on and they definitely seem to be working really fluidly. Levi Prairie was on his trusty Dash Dirty Martini showing what the design is capable of in some steeper surf. Sadly Kyle Kennelly broke his Gato Heroi Acid and found some swim fin to body surf a couple waves and traded off with Robin Kegel to test out his Szaber.

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Ryan Lovelace: The Evolution of Ideas

Ryan Lovelace: The Evolution of Ideas

We are jazzed to announce that we'll be hosting Ryan Lovelace here at Daydream on Saturday, November 10th at 7pm for an educational evening revolving around surfboard design theory. Lovelace has developed some really exciting designs since the inception of his shaping career, he'll be highlighting the technical evolution of some of his more adventurous models and discussing the stories behind their iterations. In addition, he'll be discussing the importance of the craft of hand shaping surfboards and how Lovelace's upwardly mobile shaping commune, Trmcraft, is keeping the art alive. 

Speaking of hand shaped surfboards, we'll be raffling off this brand new 5'6" Lovelace Side Cut Fish! Tickets and more information for the raffle can be found here (or pick up a ticket in-store). The lucky winner will be announced Sunday, November 11th.

This event is free and open to the public. As with our other educational events, we will have roughly 80 seats which fill up fast. We recommend arriving early to find a comfortable place to sit or stand for the duration of the discussion. Event details are listed below, if you have any questions feel free to email us at hello@daydreamsurfshop.com.

Address: 1588 Monrovia Ave. (Enter Through Warehouse), Newport Beach, CA 92663

Event Date/Time: Saturday, November 10th 7pm - 10pm(ish),

Raffle Date/Time: Sunday, November 11th. Time TBD

Afterparty: Boathouse Collective 10pm, Address: 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

 

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New Mollusk Short

New Mollusk Short

The latest and greatest Mexico trip with Alex Knost and Justin Adams from Jack Coleman produced by the fine cats over at Mollusk Surf Shop!

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New Film Series with Jack Coleman: Field Notes

New Film Series with Jack Coleman: Field Notes

We have been working on some really rad film projects with our buddy, Jack Coleman, who also happens to be one of our favorite film makers. We decided to call the series Field Notes playing off the academia inspired nature of the Daydream Research Center as a drop in the bucket in terms of surfboard design research. We have a ton of really talented surfers and board builders revolving around Daydream's orbit, we figured it was about time to document some of our trials in surfboard experimentation for others to enjoy and reflect on. The Field Notes are usually shot in a single session in an effort to display the fun, light hearted nature of the empirical analysis that goes along with understanding board design at a deeper level. 

In this episode, we're joined by some local Research Assistants: Grant Noble, Joey Bookout, Kyle Kennelly, and Troy Elmore surfing the following boards. 

Research Quiver:

5'2" Stpnk Keel Fish

5'2" Stpnk Paddle Keel Fish

5'5" Elmore Frye'd Fish

5'6" Zippifish (Not in Daydream Research Center)

7'0" Fineline MP

7'10" Liddle Baby V

The glassy, small, and punchy beach breaks of Newport provide a fantastic testing facility for a diverse spectrum of surfboards. On this beautiful morning we find Grant Noble, Joey Bookout, Kyle Kennelly, and Troy Elmore sharing some fun, playful waves on the surfboards mentioned above.

Troy Elmore is surfing one of his self shaped 5'5" Elmore Frye'd Fish, nearly identical to the 5'4" Elmore Frye'd Fish we have as apart of our Research Center. We'll often hear from Members of our Research Center that their favorite fish models oscillate between Elmores and STPNKs. Kyle Kennelly is bouncing between the Research Center's 7'0" Fineline MP and 7'10" Liddle Baby V, great boards for effortless trimming and relaxed, low performance gliding. Joey Bookout was drawing graceful and unique lines on his own board that isn't apart of our Research Center. Joey is one of our favorite local shredders, the cat has style for days! Don't worry, we'll catch him on one of our Research Center sleds next session.

The most interesting conclusion of the day was from Grant. He was trading off between the Daydream Research Center's Griffin Stepanek (STPNK) Keel and Paddle Keel Fish models. The Paddle Keel fin design can scare people but Grant found that trading off between the standard Keel Fish and Paddle Keel allowed him to hold most of the other variables constant and focus on the differences between the fins. Grant's conclusion was that the Paddle Keels seemed to have a sort of rubber band resonance that would allow him to spring out of his turns more and aided in reducing drag. He also remarked that the fins seemed to allow for more control and responsiveness especially at higher speeds. If Grant were to see both in the rack of our Research Center, he'd most definitely choose to ride the Paddle Keel Fish.
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On The Edge Of A Dream Screening + Q&A

On The Edge Of A Dream Screening + Q&A

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the Orange County premiere of On The Edge Of A Dream Wednesday, September 26th! This is legendary filmmaker Andrew Kidman's latest masterpiece that features a deep dive into a contemporary refinement of George Greenough's edge bottom contour he developed back in the 1960's. Watch as Ellis Ericson demonstrates what this progressive design theory is capable of and how he and Kidman build on Greenough's work to develop new ways to implement yet another one of George's ingenious concepts.

About the event:

This is a ticketed event, please purchase your ticket here. Seating is limited to 90 people and we expect to sell out quickly as we have in the past. We'll be kicking off the night at 7pm starting with the screening of the film. Afterwards we will be opening the floor to questions from the audience with Andrew Kidman and Ellis Ericson. We will conclude the evening with books, posters, fins, tees, and other merchandise available for purchase and signings. Complementary refreshments will be available.

More information on the book/dvd and other merchandise can be found here.

A little description about the film:
For the past five years Ericson and Kidman have been working with George Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design.
Ericson and Kidman are both shapers; the book and film charts their journey as they work with Greenough to personalise their own equipment with a design George has been toying around with since the late ‘60s.
Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales it features the original venues Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.
Duration: 53 mins.

Book details:
100 Page Hardbound Book/ DVD Film - 2500 COPIES ONLY
By Andrew Kidman & Ellis Ericson
Featuring the modern evolution of George Greenough’s Edge Boards.
Titling and artwork by Barry McGee
Art Direction by James Newitt

For any questions, please contact hello@daydreamsurfshop.com

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