Shaping the past for the future with Jeff many miles away

The Future and the past Meet to create wonders from natures lost life bringing a new.

Meet and Greet Stan above and Jeff below

This is a True Artist and surf story, Jeff and local surfer shown owners of "The Sounding Drum " Hilo Hawaii" Please visit his site for Wood, Art,culture and surf and best of all humor
Cheers to Stan !thats one big Dude not to metion the board.
To Jeff a local Hawawian and ART carver of the surfing kind.We thank you for sharing your world.
pictures property and story property of Jeff myspace.Thanks for sharing Jeff and friends malhalo
Jeffs shaping video

Pictures , Videos and Story from Jeff of the The Sounding Drum
Scratchings by Tales from the river
Hawawians and many other Island cultures have a history of surfing logs, back many years ago as we know .
The art of carving a tree Koa surfboard and surfing it is held highly by Jeff and others .They pursue the love of shaping out of raw fallen trees and creating canoues and Treeboards for the locals and other wood carved prouducts .A Philosphy,Tree surfing like our humans long ago.A lost but not lost art thanks to shapers like Jeff and the tree form true to nature .I Imagine a great way of travel and sport back in the day and survial from storys i have read .
Jeff and Friends and the KOA tree surf boards are like staring into Surfings shaping past.
The shape shop looks like a fun place to me Jeff.

The shop making wood wonders with past and present tools and skills working together as one.

Humans building with their hands and crafting tools with nothing more than what nature provides.These skills of living off the land from our fellow Humans ,Indian cultures must not be forgotton in this world of man made prouducts.In my opinion.Indian culture practices should be taught everywhere .Tribes and these cultures should not be left out of the world and lands they respect. Wood plank test shape ,The board blocks surf stand is sweet.

Here in pre shape Jeff said alot of time and care must take place in the choppin fingers that is .....
This is my opinion of what i know about Jeff. He is a true artist of pure soul and vision you have to see his other works of art at his site. He loves to surf trees shown here in this video with the finished hand carved and polished surfboard made from nature .The possiablities are endless as is what can be made out of stumps and wood considered junk .Underneath all that worn color of old battered wood lies a gift from mother natures spirits. Ghosts of the forests she gives new life to those who care for the air we breath leaving us with her fallen dead .plant a tree today and Maybe you will see a tree surfing in true spirit again in a ocean near you.
Thanks again Jeff
chopper chickens His site is a well worth visit and his friendship and advice about carving woods and tree board culture are in my notes and plans. Drop in on Jeff and the Sounding Drum art and surf in natures pure form.
Jeff i thank you. You are a man who cares about his enviroment and people who care. Jeff started a group called H20 on myspace we are members as are many others who care about this planet .Jeff is Political too, Alfered E Newman for President i think hes right.Very smart man from our chats and his love for Earth and surfing in the Island home he loves. This video of a step by step will show more about Jeff and this links above to myspace the Sounding Drum.
Much respect Aloha friend
chopper chickens

Paddle surfing Clear creek,widow maker would be fun?

Thanks to Hawawian legends and crew and the Gamms

Low flows got you down ?Paddle surfing will tune you up! Thanks to World paddle surfers.I ventured to clear creek for some practice stayed till 10 oclock at night. Twice now afterwork.

Wind surfboards work well for surfing up and down the rivers as local S.U.P.s surfing on the roaring Fork and Colorado rivers ,have been testing the waters. I have paddled down the Colorado grizzly to south canyon and it will work you out but is truly a great way to see the waves and river canyons that snake you into Gtown.

Chops,CRSA surfer

BIG AIR!!! Surf ,Street ,Snow,Kayak???
Mon Aug 11 08:54:36 -0700 2008

Big air Germany picture, from Kayaking pure Zest and Soulboater sites.Ampibian cars are not in the event ,but on seen water car show.Brings new meaning to dragging the river.
We love all river events of the world here at buildwaves .So do 350.000 people from all over the world ,They surf to enjoy the age ole river Saar fest Germany Thats right big air lovers ,Kayaking has left the ground for some time now .Waterfall acid drops of 180ft or more have been in the history of the sport.But now on wooden trick ramps bring us big air contest Germany 2 year of this event .Thanks to the Soulboater blog and Markus Leppanen pro kaykers also Tobias the winner for running this out of the box event and sharing the antics Click here for the story and onseen reporting from Soulboater a contestent in the event .Our Europe friends are way stokin . Also railslides have been happing in Kayaking too this video shows a great future for all river lovers and big air and rail lovers . >

so big air is making waves in all sports even in rivers.
chopschicken out enjoy the air.


Portrait session for Ta before her return to Thailand. With only about an hour of daylight left in the day, we rushed around town to find the coolest locations to shoot. Here are a few of my favorite shots.

I only wish everyone were so easy to photograph!