DISPATCH: GUAYAKI ~ COME TO LIFE WITH KASSIA MEADOR & CYRUS SUTTON.


Two, new short films I put together about Guayaki Amiga & Amigo, Kassia Meador and Cyrus Sutton

"Pushing the limits of women's surf culture has always been natural for amiga Kassia Meador. She continually encourages her tribe to express themselves freely and be who they are meant to be. She takes the stand as an active leader for positive change in causes she feels passionate about, especially environmentally and socially."  ~ Guayaki 

"Life doesn't slow down for anyone, including amigo Cyrus Sutton. Despite today's fast pace, there's no better time than NOW to take a break, grab a tereré and enjoy the things you love most in order to #ComeToLife. Here's Cyrus finding a moment of clarity in his old backyard in San Diego between tour stops for his film Island Earth." ~ Guayaki



DISPATCH: KAHANA KALAMA ~ VOL. 1.


This short film entitled, Kahana Kalama ~ Volume 1, is an introductory piece about Aloha Beach Club co-owner & Banks Journal Comrade, Kahana Kalama, his surfing, and how he splits his time between California & Hawaii. 

Aloha Beach Club hosted the film's premiere earlier this month at the North Park Flagship where refreshments were supplied by Coronado Brewing Company and Guayakí Yerba Mate. There was also an afterparty featuring a live performance by Los Angeles based band, SPINDRIFT, at Seven Grand San Diego.

A big thanks goes out to everyone who made it to the premiere, the crew at Aloha Beach Club for hosting, & the Banks Journal team for supporting the film and event.

Photos by: Sergey Kolivayko


DISPATCH: EYE YI YI ~ FEATURING THE ART OF ANDY DAVIS.


Andy Davis, just opened his new solo show, EYE YI YI, at Trancas Country Market in Malibu, CA. The show features new, original paintings, limited edition prints, installations, and new products designed by Andy.

EYE YI YI will be running from May 26th - July 1st, 2017 (12pm–7pm) at Trancas Country Market ~ 30745 P.C.H BLDG. B Malibu, CA 90265.

 
For more about EYE YI YI and what Andy's up to visit: andydavisdesigns.com


IN THE WORKS: EYE YI YI ~ ANDY DAVIS.


Local artist, Andy Davis, is currently gearing up for the opening reception of his new solo show, Eye Yi Yi. The show features new, original paintings, limited edition prints, installations, and new products designed by Andy.

The opening reception is taking place at 6pm on May 25th, 2017 at Trancas Country Market in Malibu, CA (30745 P.C.H BLDG. B Malibu, CA 90265). There will be food, live music, and live screen printing with prints available for purchase. 

Eye Yi Yi will be on display from May 26th – July 1st, 2017.

For more information visit: www.andydavisdesigns.com



DISPATCH: COACHELLA 2017.



This year the concert organizers created a retail area called Coachella Vintage Market. Last weekend marked the beginning of the two-week festival and I had the opportunity to help out at Aloha Beach Club's booth inside the market.

Highlights from Coachella 2017: Weekend One


If you happen to be heading out to Indio this weekend for Weekend Two, stop by the ABC booth and check out the shop's fresh assortment of home goods & clothing manufactured in Hawaii. 


Coachella Vintage Market


ON THE ROAD: SXSW 2017.



Earlier this month I spent two weeks on the road with Oakland based band, Babewatch, as they traveled to SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas. On the way to Austin, Babewatch played shows in Los Angeles and Tucson, AZ.

SXSW was an eventful and exciting experience. All week long the city was packed to the brim with musicians, artists, celebrities, and visitors taking in the event's bountiful film screenings, conferences, and live shows. Babewatch played a handful of shows throughout the city and they finished off the week in San Antonio at Burger Records' Hangover Fest. 

The "SXSW : VIGNETTES" below give a glimpse into the everyday happenings at SXSW 2017. 


SXSW : VIGNETTE ONE. 


SXSW : VIGNETTE TWO.  



SXSW: VIGNETTE THREE. 


DISPATCH: THUMBNAILS: EPISODE SEVEN // CALLEN BUSCH.


Callen Busch began building handplanes out of salvaged wood during a flat spell in San Diego. The lack of surfable waves pushed him to explore new methods of waveriding. Over the last five years he has refined his skills and created dozens of unique handplanes out of beautiful, exotic woods.

In this episode of Thumbnails, Callen discusses his creative process and the joys associated with creating a one of a kind piece of functional art.

To see more of Callen's handplanes visit: (www.saltyshapes.com)

Music by: Jake Rosen & Brendan Sepe. 



ON THE ROAD: THE LULLS - "ISLAND OF DAUGHTERS" TOUR.



At the end of this summer I met up with my good friends, The Lulls, as they began the second leg of their North American tour. I compiled a brief recap video from their album release show in New York City as well as their shows in Toronto and Chicago.

The Lulls debut album, "Island of Daughters", is now available on iTunes, Spotify, & Soundcloud.

Music by: The Lulls - "Bruise" (www.lullsofficial.com)



DISPATCH: "sa·cré bleu" ~ A SHORT FILM.



Last week, the entire California coast was gifted seven days of picturesque waves. Spots that have laid dormant for the last few months came to life in true form. Kahana Kalama and I made it a priority to get out every day while the swells lingered and we came away with this piece entitled, sa·cré bleu

Enjoy. 

Surfer: Kahana Kalama ~ (www.alohabeachclub.com)

Film & Edit: Evan Schell 



ON THE ROAD: BIG SUR, CA.



Last month, Aloha Beach Club put on their second annual Big Sur Field Trip at Fernwood Resort. Friends from all over California came together for three days of fun in the redwoods. The weekend consisted of camping, surfing, and wrapped up with a night of music featuring DJ duo, Sunburnt Reynolds, Oakland based band, Half Stack, and San Diego trio, The Lulls

35mm Photographs // Fuji Superia 400.