This Summer the club heads South in search of a swell time.
Ezekiel Surf Club members Kyle Kennelly, Derek Bostelman, Harrison Hewitt hit the beach for a morning surf in beautiful conditions.
Video and Photos by: Michael Cukr
Spring time in sunny Southern California where the water's warm and the waves are pleasant. There's nothing quite like taking a couple of days off from the hustle and bustle of life to relax on the beachside and share some waves with your friends. Ezekiel Surf Club members Michael Cukr, Kip Armstrong, and Kyle Kennelly cruised around in search of some swell and found some nice little waves lurking along the coastline of San Diego and Orange County. Here Kip and Kyle traded off between a few boards: 6'4" BMT Displacement Hull, 7' Liddle Death Model, and a 9'5" Dano Nose Glider.
Music by Kip Armstrong - Cannonball Rag and Victory Rag
Filmed and Edited by Michael Cukr
This winter, three of the Ezekiel Surf Club members - Nick Maimone, Travis Harder, and Kyle Kennelly - took a break from the rapid velocity of life in the city and took to the countryside in search of serenity, surf, and speculation. Sometimes it can be difficult to hear yourself think in a metropolis, these gentlemen broke away from the grind in search of some headspace. This short by Michael Cukr documents their vacation. An inward self-discovery through the medium of wave riding, time spent trotting along rolling hills in search of silence and the organic sounds of the earth washing over.
"An intrinsic desire for disembarkation from the routine peaks the desire for change. A change of scenery, a change of perspective, a pause of responsibility, it seems imperative for psychological longevity. The gratitude felt for the proverbial new is a function of personal stagnation. Inspiration manifests itself over there; now, we just needed to hop in the car and go. The three of us gathered our quiver of surf crafts, our vessels for cognitive therapy, and hit the road. The urban life as a waterman gets to you after awhile, you need to be on the ocean, after all, it's where everything started yet it is still a place that seems as mysterious as the cosmos even after living lifetimes in and around it. The crisp salty air washes over the hillsides differently out there than it does in the city, unaltered by inorganic obstructions, where the physical waves hit the shoreline the metaphysical tide rushes onward and carries a frequency of tranquility. We need it."
The Baja Case Study
Baja Mexico acts as a cerebral counter transistor for the urban wave slider, an alcove to escape the major metropolitan buzz and cultural animosity in favor of more restorative physical and psychological climates. The Baja Case Study is being conducted by Ezekiel Surf Club members Kip Armstong and Kyle Kennelly who seek a deeper understanding of abstractions existing within the flex filed. The two scientists gathered empirical evidence pertinent to contemporary theories on the drive vs. drag optimization in an effort to uncover further truths that lie deep within the classical theories of the Gothic Dolphin Path. An analysis of 9 flex fins across 5 displacement hulls yielded 45 pairings, a sample size that has been deemed adequate by the Association of Displacement Hull Scientists (ADHS) for purposes of making accurate conclusions regarding generalizable applications for stoke maximization. The Ezekiel Surf Club is currently running their statistical analysis on the Baja Case Study, their conclusions will be examined by the ADHS and, upon approval, will be published in the Quarterly Journal of Convex Bottom Contours. Initial readings on the Stoke Regression Equations suggest a positive and statistically significant relationship between the outcome variable, Stoke (S*), and the explanatory variables: Hulliness, Flexiness, Fin Base Width, Fin Front Foil Thickness, and Good Vibes; although, the Stoke and Good Vibes variables seem to exhibit properties of simultaneous causality. Perhaps the most surprising evidence suggests that high levels of stoke can be achieved on a Mandala Dark Crystal Inspired hull with miniature side fins and no center fin. Here we have provided photographic samples from the field study.
The EZSC took a backyard trip to some of our favorite tucked away beaches to catch the tail end of Summer sunshine. Just kidding, it's California.
Photos: Michael Cukr
We took a trip up North to see how the Central Coast does it. We crashed an empty cabin and spent a few days in Santa Cruz, getting mean mugged by the locals. And then headed further North to meet up with Captain Kyle in San Francisco. Just the story of a few guys a few boards and one mustache.
EZSC Crew: Kyle Kennelly, Derek Bostelman, Michael Cukr, Travis Harder, Trevor Oosterhoof, and Kip Armstrong
Photos: Michael Cukr