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And that’s how every day should end, with a fresh rip stick under your arm from my good friends @mikedelaney_pureglass @jimpureglass at @pureglassinc and made by @jeffdoclausch . This was a collaboration between Doc and I and I can tell you for sure, the Mad Doctor mixed up a serious secret batch of Action in this one. 6x25.5x2.8. All Killa, No Filla! Thanks boys and looking forward to some road testing next week at some undisclosed locations someplace north of wherever everyone else is not 😁 Know Your Rootz @colinmccrindle @point_arguello_yacht_club @edwardquinn @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @mrjanguee @surfboardslinger_ #Bigmikemakeslifegreat #superdownlow #SDL


As this day ends, we celebrate the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps. I celebrate my fathers birthday on this same day, a Marine who volunteered to serve his country and to defend others, regardless of politics. He went and did his duty. He would’ve been 72yrs old today. It’s now 12:01am November 11th and today we celebrate Veterans Day. Today should be a day for all of us to remember those that have fallen on our behalf and for others, that sacrificed when others couldn’t or wouldn’t. Find the time in your day today to thank a vet and give them the respect they deserve. Leave the bullshit politics and political ignorance from all parties and know it all groups aside and just say thank you. It’s not that hard. Thank you veterans and thank you to my Pops for teaching me things about life far beyond your passing and your ability that have played a big part in me becoming who I am today. #semperfi Marines. Know Your Rootz my friends... @stevemar77 @artifex_original @artifexfirearmstraining @seapgee @maxordinate @tyler_hughes_ss @madz_lyfe0319 @sweetleaf70


Has to bring the van up to Fresno to have @sportsmobilewest so the annual service on it. After dropping off, I was lucky enough to have access to @kswaveco Surf Ranch again thanks to my long time brotha @kellyslater , he’s really a kneeboarder and not a stand up surfer by the way 😁 all I can say after my second time there is the wave, Ranch and staff are top notch and all make the experience very, very special. Last time I rode my Kneeboards and this time I rode my Paipo grande and had a blast! Thank you Kelly and team for making it a great afternoon. Know Your Rootz my friends #pronetothebone @leglesstv @artbrewer @edwardquinn @mrjanguee @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @johnny_falcon @point_arguello_yacht_club @colinmccrindle #thesurfranch #SDL #superdownlow


Was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at the Outdoor Industry Association’s @outdoorindustry industry seminar on sustainability , hosted by STANCE @stancesocks @stanceinsider last week. It’s an honor to be a part of something like this that may help other brands in our industry make responsible choices about their business and to share what we have been doing at Volcom @volcomfamily @volcomsurf for the last 12years. Sustainable, Responsible manufacturing is is how we should all be doing things now and in the future. Thanks OIA and thanks STANCE for having us. Know Your Rootz my my friends @derekasabori @theunderswell @markonthegrid @madz_lyfe0319 @rimmegart #volcomsustainability #volcomP.A.S.S. #volcomresponsiblemanufacturing


Been a minute since I have been in the shaping room with this guy @jeffdoclausch and the @surfboardslinger_ collaborating on a new time travel device for that’s prone to the bone for Big Tone... escape the normal, visualize the internal and get some Freaky Action!!! Know Your Rootz my friends. @point_arguello_yacht_club @colinmccrindle @mrjanguee @edwardquinn @chillyp6991 @sweetleaf70 #superdownlow #DOC #surfprescriptions


Testing out the load capacity of my @Kubota with some of my team members at the 2018 Great Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach. Me and the boyz holding it down handling all of the security for this years event. Good times, great people, solid teeam. Know Your Rootz @iambuddha3824 #12 “0” 27 Protective Services, Inc. #hospitalityambassadors @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @pacificairshow @huntington_beach_police @robbiecrawford


Sometimes ya just gotta hit road, trust your gut and take a chance. Fortunately that’s what happened earlier this week and glad I did. I almost overthought this swell, too many options isn’t always good. You never know until you go. Surfed out and completely cramped. At a secret location someplace west of somewhere 😁 Know Your Rootz road dogs @jeffprohaska @ted_robinson @mrjanguee @rochlitzer @point_arguello_yacht_club @sweetleaf70


With all the swell hype, it was time to strategize for something off the beaten path, fickle with little access. Needless to say, it worked! Not the Super Bueno today, but creeping on the M/V Marine Star for some action. Thanks Capt’n Hendry and Capt’n Chambo @point_arguello_yacht_club for the intel. Know Your Rootz tadpoles... @jeffprohaska @ted_robinson @sweetleaf70 @rochlitzer @mrjanguee #superbueno #marinestar #slobberchops #superdownlow


Yep! It’s official, Big T does Hot Yoga now . Second class and love the feeling and the sweat. I look like a wounded elephant doing it, but I like it and if you want to get humbled give it a try. Thanks @gs_chall @mizzjewelz for the encouragement. Know Your Rootz brothas and Sistahs @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @edwardquinn @johnny_falcon @j_lg @becksp


Had a great time last week working on a project that brings these two things together which play very important roles in my life. One I share often, the other not as much. Both since I was 8yrs Old. Know your passions, know the way to who you are and definitely Know Your Rootz... @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @nateperacciny @nateneal @edwardquinn @korinjirinzaizen @ronnygirl @mrjanguee #truetothis #pronetothebone #budo


Still recovering from shoulder surgery several months ago, still can’t Kneeboard. Fortunately my SDL Paipo Tomahawk is keeping me in the water. A little frame grab from @ryanperry of an afternoon Shish kabobs session inside Cloudbreak a couple weeks Back. Good fun, but missing my Kneeboards. Thanks RP! Know Your Rootz my friends #pronetothebone @edwardquinn @mrjanguee @point_arguello_yacht_club @johnny_falcon @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 #SDL


Ahhhh Baja never disappoints! Good times last night in the village with @sweetleaf70 @reneerob1 @ted_robinson @jeffprohaska @cindyprohaska for the 2nd annual Robinson’s Labor Day party. Can’t beat a Santana cover band from Tijuana 👊🏽. Happy Holiday my peeps and Know Your Rootz @mrjanguee @supereq @johnny_falcon


Had to fly a good brother off the island yesterday to make sure he was ok. After sustaining a severe wipeout at pumping Restaurants on @tavaruaislandresort , @dougdelancey was severely injured and had a possible spinal injury as well as a solid dose of reef rash. Fortunately after multiple X-rays in Nadi Town, All spinal and bone scans came back normal. Thanks to the top notch team that worked on Doug before the flight that Tavarua works tirelessly to provide for its guests, Doug should fully recover. Big thanks to @waterliliblue @jenn6jenn @dalerbaker @gs_chall @dylandafish @miss_yam @justjamieis @parkercoffin @connercoffin @abelerner and the rest of the crew, much luv and respect #boatmannation Surfing here is no joke and not for the inexperienced when things turn on. Many of us have had severe injuries while surfing here and it’s important that all those who surf in these conditions be prepared to assist if needed and should maintain basic first aid and CPR. If you travel regularly to Surf in remote locations, seek additional medical training as you never know when you may need it. Fortunately for our guest on Tavarua Island, we have the best infirmary and staff available, not all Surf resorts or destinations have this. Be smart, be safe, PU N’SAI’ and be prepared my friends. Know Your Rootz @sweetleaf70 @mizzjewelz @johnny_falcon @shopheritage @chase.saldana


Scrub it look! Yep, when you are here and the wave breaks there you get limed by me. Too much m at on da bone.. Tavy baby! Know Your Rootz @tavaruaislandresort @dougdelancey @johnny_falcon @dalerbaker @jenn6jenn @sweetleaf70 @waterliliblue #scrubitkook #joj


And so it begins, another beautiful stint in Fiji on Tavarua with @johnny_falcon @gs_chall @jeffprohaska @cindyprohaska on the hunt with Eddie for dinner. Missing @sweetleaf70 on this one, but plenty more next time. Know Your Rootz @tavaruaislandresort @miss_yam @dylandafish @justjamieis


It’s the unseen acts that really make us who we are. Helping when needed, even if not asked because you can see that a person needs help. That’s what the Hospitality Ambassadors do! Earlier this morning while gathering the team for the US Open we spotted this little boy walking alone, crying and scared. He wasn’t asking for help, but it was clear he needed it. One of the Ambassadors Vic Solorzano seen here with the assistance of @iambuddha3824 made contact with the boy , calmed him down, and walked with him until they found his parents. Nice work boyz! Uncle Vic and Uncle Buddha has yo’ Back!!! If down at the event this weekend stop by and say hi to the Ambassadors and throw em’ some Aloha. Know Your Rootz brothas and Sistahs @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @jkevinash @lia_togia


Big thanks and much luv to my good friend @robbiecrawford @michellewinter_sweets for taking the annual photo of the US Open Hospitality Ambassadors Crew, 2018. Come on down and say Aloha to the boyz, pick up some trash, tell kooks to beat it and leave the beach a better place than when you got there. We all appreciate it 🤙🏽 Know Your Rootz and Support the Ambassadors... @iambuddha3824 @lia_togia @ @huntington_beach_police @dahui.hawaii @madz_lyfe0319 @jkevinash @kellyslater #hospitalityambassadors #usopenofsurfing #wsl


Been rehabbing my shoulder for almost six months after surgery in February. Came up with this exercise I call BTM’s after the collab between me and @monece over at @markkozuki place. This paddle exercise with the Red Cord bands has increased my range of motion and paddle strength significantly and hopefully to the point that I get to do the rest of this on that little heart shaped sand mound in the ocean we call home @tavaruaislandresort looking forward to seeing you all in a couple weeks and hopefully being back on my Kneeboards and feeling normal. Thanks Elite Performance and definitely Know Your Rootz... @dylandafish @miss_yam @fijichili @justjamieis @johnny_falcon @gs_chall @sweetleaf70 @madz_lyfe0319 @leglesstv

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