Thursday, February 26, 2009


Monday, February 23, 2009

mi casa es su casa

I found myself one night at a boat ranch high on a cliff above a wonderful surf break in Baja. We were sitting around a campfire burning yucca plants, having a few cold ones and listening to music. The stars were bright, the air cold and we were happy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mattson Two Benefit Concert

This is from the Shakas and Singlefins Blog from Ryan Tarter

Hello friends,

As some of you may or may not know, Jan and Arlene Mattson have had some health problems lately. Arlene had surgery two weeks ago to remove a brain tumor that had grown back after 15 years. She is still in northern California recovering and is expected to be back home in about four weeks.

Jan was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He went in for an outpatient procedure last Friday to remove the cancerous tumor. The surgery did not go as expected. The surgeon was unable to remove the tumor and caused an ulcer to bleed during surgery. They could not get the bleeding to stop since the tumor was in the way, so they admitted Jan to the hospital with severe internal bleeding. The doctors told Jan he would not make it but miraculously the ulcer stopped bleeding on it’s own and Jan has been getting better everyday since. He is now back at home slowly recovering so he is strong enough for a second attempt at removing the tumor.

Both Jan and Arlene are self -employed and are not able to work right now. Bills are beginning to accumulate and we are reaching out to you, as friends, to help support this wonderful couple.

Please see the flyer below for info on the benefit show we are hosting for them. I realize that times are financially tough for all of us right now, but any and everything is helpful at this point. If you are unable to attend the show but would still like to make a donation, please send it to . . .

Jan & Arlene Mattson
Brooke Mattson
1563 Village View Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Also, Jonathan Mattson is in the works of setting up a paypall account for donations from overseas.

Thank you in advance for your love and support and we look forward to seeing you at the show. Please forward this info on to anybody who you think may be interested, spread the word.

If you need to contact me (Brooke Mattson), I can be reached at 760.271.5406 or via e-mail Or, you can reach Jonathan Mattson 760-500-9036 or via e-mail

Monday, February 16, 2009

Curtain Time

Thursday, February 12, 2009

4 Doors Dance

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Viva Annette

Monday, February 09, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bustin Down the door opens Surfing Heritage Foundation's 2009 season

San Clemente, California. Surfing greats Shaun Tomson, Peter “PT” Townend, Ian Cairns and Michael Tomson were on hand to share the spotlight this past Tuesday evening discussing their Hawaiian exploits of the seventies. The topic of the evening was their documentary film called “Bustin down the door”. The film captures how this group of Australians and South Africans set out to change the world of surfing by bringing to it a higher level of professionalism, thus beginning the shift toward the billion dollar surf industry we know today.
Three decades have past when this team first landed in Hawaii to stake their claim as the best surfers in the world. Through essays written by themselves and wonderful photography from the lens of Dan Merkel, Oahu’s North Shore is captured as time machine of the sport.
The evening that was free to the public and featured a slideshow, Q&A, book and DVD signing, and limited-edition framed photographs featured in the book.

By Denny Michael

Monday, February 02, 2009