Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lacrosse Recruits

I've never even played the game of Lacrosse, but I feel like part of the sport through association. For the past year or so I've been helping my buddies Chris Meade and Matt Wheeler with their venture LacrosseRecruits.com. I've been making web banners, actual banners, brochures, tee-shirts, all types of stuff for their year-old company which is doing quite well. It's really exciting to see two kids the same age as myself take the initiative straight out of college (Wesleyan graduates) and start a venture like this. Their site is an all-inclusive recruiting tool for high-school graduates to utilize on their way to the college level. They have the opportunity to upload video highlights which are fed directly to college coaches. It is a great advantage becoming a member of the LacrosseRecruits packages. College coaches have really embraced their program, which also makes their lives easier. 

Chris and I grew up together on Fire Island, graduating together from Islip High School. Another part of the OBRAW collective that is taking over. 

Click either the banner below or the text link above to check out their site. 


TV/TV @ Warped Tour

I've got something to get excited about this weekend! My homeboy and fellow Fire Island native, Josh Ocean and fellow band mates will be rocking out in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot alongside bands like NOFX, Bayside, Bad Religion, etc. It's a pretty huge time for these guys and should be a sick show. Come down and show support for a local band that is blowing up! Get your tickets today!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Bunger Year's - In Black and White

My buddies Jon and Terry at work were asking me recently if I knew anything about Bunger surf shop in Babylon, which made me remember that I had these photos down in my basement. 

My first surfboard was an old,  beat up, retro 6'0" Bunger. It was given to me. After surfing for a few years, I found myself on the Bunger surf team. I had a great time with those guys. Growing up surfing with Chris Tomlin and Alex Fawess was a blast, and the Bunger family is classic. 

When I was in school we had to do a photo-essay, so I went down to ole' warehouse to take some photos of Tommy and Charlie at work. Afterwards me and Tomlin headed down to demo to take some surf shots, showing the whole board-making/board-in-action kinda thing. He was doing shuv-it's on his fish, got a few turns in. 

Here are those photos, along with one of me on a Bunger. I don't think any of them have seen these photos since I left for another shop soon after. I'll have to bring em down there one of these days.
Tommy on the horn.
Tommy shaping.

Charlie glassing 1.

Charlie glassing 2.
Tommy through the door. 

Tomlin shuv-it.
A demo turn.
Myself boosting on a Bunger.