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Glaser on point with the rectilinear. I guess it's hard to take a bad shot when the water is this clear. Even a barrel dodge or wipeout would probably look pretty good. Thank you to @surfer_magazine for allowing @toddglaser and I to partner up on your cover again.

I'm sure I've posted this pic before but yesterday my first surf coach, #DickCatri, passed away. Dick was a real character and taught me a ton as a young kid starting to compete. When I was 10 years old, myself and my brother (@sslatersurftackle), #ToddHolland, #SeanOhare (@shadowohare), #TroyPropper, and #RandySanders joined Shagg's Surf Shop Team and did weekend surf training with Dick. We were to be the young challenge to the surf shop up the street, Spectrum, that sponsored a bunch of good surfers in the area. I remember him teaching us to keep our eyes open in the tube and to not always having to take off on the peak but maybe fade to where you wanted to be on the wave. He planted a lot of seeds about how to look at waves in our own unique ways. So many of the ideas still stick with me today. Those were fun times as a kid surfing high tide shorebreak at the Boardwalk in Indialantic. A few years ago I also learned that Dick named the Hawaiian surf spot Gums after a friend of his who lost all his teeth in a wipeout at the spot in the 70's. Dick always told me, 'Do as I say, not as I do', which was explained to me when I got a bit older...there may have been a few skeletons in his closet. I remember him and my dad judging bikini contests at Canaveral Pier during the #NKF contests. Strange getting older and losing so many people I've known. Makes me appreciate the now. Thank you, Dick, for many fond memories from my childhood and for putting the first 'TEAM' sticker on my board. #RIPCoach โœŒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Very proud to give a token of @kswaveco's appreciation and gratitude to three wonderful ladies...Reyna and her daughters, Arecely and Rebeca. They, along with other family members, hold it down at Reyna's Mexican Restaurant, our favorite place to hang out and eat great food in Surf Ranch's home town of Lemoore, CA. From the beginning, before anyone knew what we were up to, the good people at Reyna's showed us love, true hospitality, and awesome guacamole. I am happy to say they have become part of the Surf Ranch family. We have missed seeing them while we have been rebuilding the wave, but we will be seeing much more of them very soon! Thanks Reyna's! ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

#HappyMothersDay, Mom. Love you. Not sure how you raised us three boys but thank you! (She hates having her photo taken so I snuck a FaceTime screenshot)

Repost from @sean_davey from the #HotButteredProJunior at #Narrabeen back in January of '92. @shanedorian and I made the finals against an almost all Australian cast. No American had ever won the event before. To celebrate, Shane and I made a pact to surf switchfoot on our first wave (an agreement we've kept in most of the heats we've surfed together since then including a final at #Teahupoo in 2000). Little did we know, #TerryFitzgerald, Event Director and menacing character to us groms, was fuming on the beach and nearly grabbed a board and paddled out to come strangle us, seeing the act as a cocky joke on the Aussies. That never crossed our minds but had we surfed the whole heat like that he probably would have. We were just stoked to make the final together. I turned 20 a month later and Shane a few months after that so it was our one chance at winning the 19 and under event. We called #ToddChesser on a friend's cell phone from the podium to share the news, the first time I ever called overseas on a cell phone. Back then there was no press or social media and you might have to wait weeks to know results of contests so I always called home to let my mom or friends know how I had done. Random thoughts today after seeing this pic. Thanks for the photo! And thanks for reading.

Yesterday I reached 2M followers (thank you all so much!), went to the #ProximityMovie premiere (by @taylorsteele and @toddglaser), and then @shanedorian and I had the pleasure of going to dinner with my #AllTimeFavoriteRapper, #Andrรฉ3000. Not your typical day in life but a fine and memorable one at that. #SoFreshAndSoCleanClean #SouthernPlayalisticCadillacFunkyMuzikForYoTrunk #HesAGoofyfoot

Part One of a documentary series (#ContinuanceTour) celebrating the people and places that have shaped my career and my personal connection to the Gold Coast, Australia dropped this morning. Special thanks to my brands and partners who made this possible... @outerknown, @kswaveco, @firewiresurfboards, @slaterdesigns, @groupefforts production. Link in bioโ€ฆ
Additional credit from the @groupefforts team include @alekparker (Director & Producer), @cberquist (DP) & original score by @olapalsson. And this wouldnโ€™t have happened without @jeremygroff, @ToddGlaser, and @bonfirebeachkids.

On a sidenote, special thanks to Todd and Alek for taking time out of their busy lives to spend two weeks on the road with me and for turning a wave starved period of time into a worthy project. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ And also to everyone who did interviews and had such supportive and kind things to say. It's always strange and humbling to hear people speaking highly of you so thank you much!

Old school. Known this guy since about '85. So much history it hurts. Good to catch up on it at the #ProximityMovie premiere. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ#INeedSomeHair


A group of personal injury lawyers and lawmakers are misleading the public and some legislators in an effort to make money off of Hawaii's tax payers from frivolous lawsuits against lifeguards. Each day, the men and women of Ocean Safety lay their lives on the line to save complete strangers no matter the conditions, the risk involved, or the level of danger.
These are the faces of just some of the lifeguards around the state of Hawaii that risk their lives each day to protect you.
Please call or email Scott Nishimoto 808-586-8515 to urge him to support Senate Bill 562 SD1 in support of limited liability protection for Hawaii's Ocean Safety Lifeguards and to end the sunset clause to make this permanent.
For more information, please click the link in the bio and to share awareness, repost the image above and #PROTECTHAWAIILIFEGUARDS

I would like to thank the earth for days like this one ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ in Portugal a few years ago. Thanks for the photo @cidoubleyou.
#EarthDay ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒ #NotAsNiceAsItLooks

Well...not a very successful trip to #BellsBeach this year but I had fun nonetheless. Good surf and great friends made up for an early loss. Who knows how many more times I'll surf the event at Bells but I do look forward to all these wonderful places we go and people we get to meet along the way. That part will be hard to let go of when the day comes. But enough of that. On to the next journey for some more fun. Thanks to everyone for continued support. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ #LandRoverDiscovery

Not sure which year this was, 2006 or 2008. Such a pleasure looking back at memories like this especially seeing #Woody in the background (glasses on the left). #RIPWoody...our first Easter without you but one of us is gonna ring this bell for you, brother! Thanks to @jbrotherdotcom for sending this over today. Happy Easter, everyone.

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