Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog 12-12-12

Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog 12-12-12
Only 12 days shopping days 'til Christmas!

Beacon GoldCoast Skateboard
Beacon by GoldCoast Skateboards
Ever since my skateboard was stolen off the bluffs at Beacons (an cruisy reef break in San Diego County), when I was 12-years old I've despised the place. And now that pro snowboarders like Todd Richards have taken over the joint, I'm even more over it. But I feel like it's time for a change of heart. Here's the plan: I'm gonna mongo push down Neptune Avenue to Beacons and hide my new Beacon Cruiser from GoldCoast in the bushes really good this time. Then I'm gonna throw a big shaka to all the loggers and retired snowboarders as I pay homage to Donald Takayama and get barreled all the way across the south peak bowl.—Justin Coté

Thrills Vest
Palm Trees And Street Machines by Thrills
Thrills is a rad independent clothing/bike/sunglass/fabricator company based in Byron Bay, Australia. The first thing that drew me to this brand was its mixture of hard-core street culture with a fun surf vibe. Somehow this mix works and works well—tough, yet fun. The Thrills blog does an excellent job at explaining what the brand is all about, and also shows the things they like, things like custom BMX cruiser bikes, rebuilt vintage street bikes, old school nudity, surfing, skating, and celebrating beach street vibes. I dig the shirts and especially this cut off denim jacket. All their shit looks cool, therefore I want it all. Check out Thrills, good shit.—Chris Coté

Spy Discord
Happy Lens Discord by Spy
I just saw the first pair of Spy's new "Happy Lens" line of shades and they look sick! Other than the promise of being "happy to sit on my face," features include "a color contrast enhancing and polarized sunglass lens which blocks the sun’s harmful rays while letting in the good long-wave blue light that makes us Happy*." I like being happy, so I think I'm gonna like these glasses. They come out in spring, along with the sun—hope they're ready for a ride on my face.—CC

Slide Your Brains Out
Slide Your Brains Out: Surfing in General 1997-2012 by Thomas Campbell
I'm a full on grown-ass man fan of Thomas Campbell—I might venture to say that he is one of my top five favorite artists of all time—and that's saying a lot—'cause art has been around for a long time. The first of ten projected volumes in Um Yeah Press’ surf photobook series, Slide Your Brains Out compiles work from the past 15 years. With action shots and portraits of sliders and shralpers like Dan Malloy, Alex Knost, Dane Reynolds, Rob Machado, and so many more, this book will make your coffee table about a hundred times cooler than it was before. Oh, and as a bonus, there's an afterward by Ed Templeton! Shit doesn't get much radder than Slide Your Brains Out. Available at the following surf shops: Mollusk, Thalia Surf Shop, and Pilgrim Surf Supply. Go get it!—CC

Womens Shorty Chill
Women's Shorty Chill By Sanuk
The moment I slipped my cold feet into the Shorty Chill by Sanuk, it became impossible for me to take off my shoes/sandals or whatever they're categorized under because of how ridiculously comfortable they are. These shoes alleviated my cold feet with all its warm fuzziness. Sanuks are surf inspired, meaning that it portrays the casual beachy look so you can wear them anywhere you want.—Renee Jung

Roark Trinkets
My want for this week was inspired by recently revisiting "Into the Wild." You may not have access to grizzly bears or mind altering fungi, but that doesn't mean you can't go on a little adventure of your own and the folks at Roark want to make sure you're ready for it. An 8oz. flask, pocketknife, and a wood block compass—all the necessities. The compass has a secret little stash spot for waterproof matches or anything else you may need to keep dry when you’re off the grid. These trinkets are all you'll need when technology fails you while out adventuring!—Jason Jackson
$50 (knife), $36 (flask), $72 (compass)