We will start this off with a photo from the Instagram account of Brian Schaefer aka "dailybs" as he goes by on there. He's no Ed Templeton on The 'Gram, but he does have some pretty good ones. You need an iPhone to play in this game.
Welcome to the beach.
If I had a lens like this, I'd attach a camera body shaped like a tank to it.
Swim to the shore! How appropriate to see Surfer Blood here. The entertainment was as white as the crowd. DJ Wade even got asked to "stop playing that s#!t" when he put some hip-hop on. What's going on with this place?
Amateur crowd surfers were falling on their heads everywhere.
Good seats. Feels like I'm the leader of a Klan rally right now, though.
So that's about half the crowd.
And that's the other half of the crowd.
This dude is trying to drive a golf cart through that thick of people. Is that a black dude by the cart? Nah.
Colin used MGMT in his last video part and here we are seeing them live.
Meanwhile, a hot steamy makeout session is going on. It's a white people thing.
Kalani David turned a lot of heads this weekend. He's only 13 and apparently kills it at surfing. There's no way you can tell that when he skates though because he's really good. Usually it seems like it's the other way around. Good at surfing = wack on wheels.
Oh, and another foot fetish with Koston and Kenny Anderson. Koston's outnumbered with us and all our KA1's on.
One more from the dailybs Instagram feed.
Footage from the Finals
A Few Minutes of Huntington Beach and Coastal Carnage
As seen from my phone: The battle for First Class seating while traveling, good seats at the Surfer Blood show, over 100,000 people at the MGMT show, skateboard madness at the Coastal Carnage contest, and finally, a random run-in with Cameron Diaz at the airport who was on her way to Tampa with us to see her boyfriend.
The Editor is concerned that the number of inside jokes on recent covers might not bode well for circulation numbers and therefore cause investor consternation. Congrats your first cover, Jesse Fritsch. You've come a long way since the Sprite commercial.
On the last two occasions I've been at a bowl session with Paul Zitzer, he's had an awful collision. Paul's another newcomer to The Mag. The Editor hopes it has the same impact on his career that Skate Master Tate did.