The beautiful thing with surfing is our complete lack of facilities. I mean, we do what we do without a field, without a ski lift, without a referee. It is just you and I and the waves. There is a set of ethics that we hold ourselves to and it works. Now take away your board and bodysurfing is the ultimate version of this beautiful physical art.

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Be stylish.

You are your art.

42 Surfboards



Rules for getting through the shorebreak in a 30 foot panga:

1. Be careful out there. This is for keeps.

2. You are in the middle of nowhere. Hang on to that rail like you mean it.

3. Put the rocks out of your mind, but know that they are there.

4. Don't fall out of the boat. If you do fall out of the boat, get the hell away from the outboard motor.

5. If you are flying through the air, don't land on the anchor.

6. Now, play it like you mean it and know that there are no second chances to do what you are going to do right now.

7. Don't worry - today's swell is super small.

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Surfing with Friends

Appreciate the surfs you get with your buddies. In the end, there won't have been as many of them as you thought there would be in the beginning.

42 Surfboards


Over the falls

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
- Mark Twain


Help Wanted!


Become a Shepherd of the Sea

Photo by Paul Taggart/WPN News

Sea Shepherd is looking for dedicated individuals to crew aboard our ocean-going ships.

Our obstacles are immense. The motivation to destroy life in our oceans is fueled by material greed. It is easy to recruit crew for money, however, we need to recruit a crew motivated by a passionate compassion. We need people who burn inside with a rage against the injustices perpetrated upon whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, sea birds, fish, and every living thing in the world's oceans. We need such people on our ship and in the ranks of our supporters.

All marine wildlife and the ecosystems in which they live are worth fighting for. We need your help in this endeavor.

Help Wanted - 
Volunteers Needed!

Job Description:
 No pay, Long hours, Hard work, Dangerous conditions, Extreme weather.
Guaranteed: Adventure, fulfillment, and the hardest work you will ever love. The experience of a lifetime.


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Save wildlife
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Positions Available:


We are looking for navigators, sailors, engineers, mechanics, electricians, carpenters, welders, airplane and helicopter pilots, cooks, doctors, medics or nurses, small boat operators, scuba divers, photographers, videographers, computer specialists, and even a few unskilled dedicated Whale Defenders.

Time Frame:
Sea Shepherd Campaigns rarely last less than a month. Preference is given to crew who can give the most time.

Room and Board:
Sea Shepherd provides bunk, bedding, food, and water.

No whiners, malcontents, mattress lovers, and wimps need apply.

Our objective is protect and save ocean wildlife and to uphold International Conservation Law.

Join Us and Lets Do It.

Lars and the 42 Crew



I like the smell of woodchips, outboards, and fresh coffee.

Lars and the 42 Crew


Be grateful

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

- Marcel Proust

The Whale Killers set sail

Japanese whale killers have left for the Whale Sanctuary

And so it begins.

The Yakusa owned and controlled Japanese whaling fleet has left Japan in a very low key manner, without the traditional celebratory send-off, with fewer crewmembers and with less support than years before. They are also departing on the threshold of a major recession in the Japanese economy.

And as President Bill Clinton once said, "It's the economy stupid."

news_081117_1_1_SI_NisshinThe Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Steve Irwin is scheduled to depart at the end of November which should put both the whaling fleet and the Sea Shepherd crew on a course that will bring them together somewhere in the remote and hostile waters off the Antarctic coast in mid-December.

"We have them on the ropes economically," said Captain Paul Watson. "We intend to make this yet another year of profit loss for the whalers. It is the one language they understand and it is the only thing that is going to shut down whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary."

Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced that Australia will invest millions into whale research to prove that non-lethal methods are sufficient and that Japan does not need to employ lethal research to secure their research objectives.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society certainly supports any non-lethal research that will further our understanding of the great whales but does not think that Australia's initiative will convince Japan to cease their slaughter.

"Japan is not interested in research," said Captain Watson. "We all know that this whale hunt has absolutely nothing to do with research. It's about killing whales for meat to send to market in Japan. It's a sham, a façade, in short it is a whale of a lie. They will never participate in non-lethal research for the simple reason there is no profit in it."

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society also does not believe that whaling will be ended by efforts to convince Japanese citizens to pressure their government to end whaling. Such a campaign could take decades and the whales need to stop dying now.

"The argument that we should not interfere, that we should not take direct action and instead lobby for change in Japan is absurd," explained Captain Watson. "Would this approach have worked against the Nazis? Would the German people have made the decision to not kill Jews and other people they did not like on their own? Would we have counseled the allies to not interfere? I don't think so. Did the appeasement by Jewish leaders in the Warsaw ghetto work? No, the people died. And the whales will continue to die as we wait for some miracle within Japan that may or may not eventually arrive."

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society believes that only direct intervention will work in a world where governments refuse to take action and refuse to uphold international conservation law.

The simple solution is for governments to demand that illegal whaling be ended and if not they should invoke economic sanctions. U.S. law already has provisions to implement sanctions but these sanctions are being withheld for political and trade reasons. It is because governments are not upholding their responsibility that Sea Shepherd is being forced to intervene.

In December, Sea Shepherd will once again engage the Japanese fleet and once again, the  lives of whales will be saved and the whaling fleet will lose a great deal of money.

"We intend to give a Christmas gift to the whales this year," said Captain Paul Watson. "We intend to give as many of them as possible - the gift of life."

Don't burn yourself out...

"Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am-- a reluctant enthusiast...a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So go out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, and bag the peaks.... and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over your enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box... I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." 

- Edward Abbey


Inventor de Junio de 2008

42 Surfboards elegido "Inventor de Junio de 2008"12:55 - 1/09/2008

La empresa 42 Surfboards dedicada al diseño y fabricación de clásicas tablas de surf de madera, ha sido elegida Inventor del mes de junio de 2008 por la Comunidad Internacional de Fabricación de Autodesk, con el objetivo de distinguir su proyecto como el más innovador y avanzado en ingeniería del resto de candidatos. La tecnología de diseño utilizada por la empresa es Autodesk Inventor, la base de los prototipos digitales, con la que ha diseñado y desarrollado su línea de tablas de surf de alta calidad y que están formadas completamente de la cosecha de madera local de Oregón, Estados Unidos. Así la compañía evita utilizar materiales como la espuma o la madera de balsa, los cuales tienen un gran impacto de carbono, se quiebran con facilidad con la consiguiente compra de otra tabla. De este modo 42 Surfboards provee a los entusiastas del surf de una alternativa sostenible.

La función de Modelado Sólido lidera la innovación.

La solución Autodesk Inventor permite a la compañía crear una nueva generación de tablas de surf, aprovechando la fuerza y ligereza de maderas locales como la de abeto o la de álamo que además son más resistentes.

42 Surfboards encuentra la clave de la innovación en la función de modelado sólido de Autodesk Inventor, la cual le permite digitalizar la forma de una pieza de madera noble y crear una superficie de madera tan gruesa o delgada como se necesite. Gracias a la precisión con la que se da forma a la madera, la compañía puede minimizar el peso total mientras maximiza la fuerza, creando una tabla muy resistente, rápida y maniobrable.

La creación de prototipos digitales permite a la empresa, explorar rápidamente nuevas ideas de productos y diseños sin dedicar el tiempo y el gasto que supone fabricar prototipos físicos. Como resultado, ahora ofrece siete modelos diferentes de tablas de surf de madera cien por cien, dentro de su gama de productos. Cada modelo está diseñado hasta su acabado completo.

Asimismo 42 Surfboards, invierte el concepto de "tabla desechable" barata y frágil tan arraigado durante décadas, por tablas de surf de madera cien por cien más resistentes y maniobrables.
De acuerdo con Lars Bergstrom, presidente de 42 Surfboards, "Inventor es la diferencia entre ser capaz de diseñar lo que quieres y ser capaz sólo de imaginarlo. Con la función de modelado sólido de la solución de Autodesk somos capaces de diseñar con precisión cualquier tabla, ya sea de miles de centímetros o de uno sólo, fabricamos las tablas de surf con las especificaciones que establecemos. Sin esta función de Inventor seríamos incapaces de usar la cosecha de madera local ni podríamos ser respetuosos con el medio ambiente".

Según Robert Buzz Kross, senior vice-presidente de Industria y Fabricación de Autodesk, " 42 Surfboards observó la necesidad del mercado de una tabla de surf que respetara el medio ambiente, y la solución Autodesk Inventor les facilitó la tecnología para convertir esta visión es una realidad. Es un placer nombrar a 42 Surfboards como Inventor del mes de junio".

Sobre el Programa Autodesk Inventor del Mes

Cada mes, Autodesk nombra a un Inventor del mes de entre más de 700,000 usuarios de la solución AUTODESK Inventor, el software base del diseño de prototipos digitales. Los ganadores son elegidos por su innovación y excelente uso de la ingeniería.

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Sobre 42 Surfboards

La compañía situada en Oregón, Estados Unidos, diseña y fabrica las clásicas tablas de surf americanas. La compañía tiene como objetivo cambiar el paradigma en la elección de una tabla de surf optando por la madera local de alta calidad.

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El Mysteriouso

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

-Albert Einstein


Cell phones...

I don't own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me, they just say 'Mitch,' and I say 'what?' and turn my head slightly.

- Mitch Hedberg

With the herd

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."

- Charles Mackay


Filling out the form...

Filling out the form:

Race? Human.

Religion? Paiute.

Occupation? Criminal anarchy.

Hobbies? Survival with honor.

- Edward Abbey


Why we support Sea Shepherd

Sea Sheperd is The Ocean's Navy!

In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) enacted a moratorium on all commercial whaling. Since then, three nations – Iceland, Norway, and Japan – have brutally slaughtered over 25,000 whales under the guise of scientific research and for commercial purposes. The IWC does not have the capacity to enforce the moratorium. Sea Shepherd, guided by the United Nations World Charter for Nature, is the only organization whose mission is to enforce these international conservation regulations on the high seas.

Highlights from Sea Shephered's past three decades include:
Ramming and disabling the notorious pirate whaler, the Sierra
Shutting down half of the Spanish whaling fleet
Documentation of whaling activities in the Faeroe Islands chronicled in the BBC documentary Black Harvest
Scuttling half of the Icelandic whaling fleet and whale processing station
Scuttling of the Norwegian whaling vessels Nybraena and Senet
Confronting and opposing Japan's illegal whaling in Antarctica

Sea Shepherd has gone on to end the careers of 9 illegal whaling vessels, saving thousands of whales. These campaigns and other Sea Shepherd efforts have kept the issue of whaling in the international spotlight for the past thirty years.
Sea Shepherd's mission is to end the destruction of habitat and the slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

42 Surfboards is proud to support Sea Shepherd!

Lars and the 42 Crew



"Life is too tragic for sadness: Let us rejoice."
-Edward Abbey

Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Musashi

While in Santiago, Chile for the 60th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Sea Shepherd Conservation Society officially announced plans to return to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to once again oppose illegal Japanese whaling activities. Sea Shepherd is represented at the IWC by Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of Sea Shepherd, and the Honourable Ian Campbell, former Minister of the Environment for Australia and current member of Sea Shepherd's international Advisory Board.

This year's campaign, Sea Shepherd's fifth campaign to Antarctic waters, will be called Operation Musashi in reference to the legendary Japanese strategist, Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi's Book of Five Rings included the approach of the Twofold Way of Pen and Sword. Sea Shepherd's goal is to send two fast ships to the Southern Ocean with the purpose of continuously keeping the Japanese whaling fleet on the run.

"We intend to sink the Japanese fleet economically," said Captain Watson. "Our strategy is to prevent whales from being killed, to force Japan to spend money on fuel without killing whales. My crew and I will not watch whales die, we will not bear witness to the cruel slaughter of a single whale without risking our lives to prevent its unlawful and cruel murder. If the members of the IWC refuse to act to save the whales, then it is up to us to take this fight onto the high seas where we will prevail in the next season even more successfully than we prevailed in the last season."

The name Operation Musashi was chosen to reflect Sea Shepherd's approach of aggressive, yet nonviolent, confrontation and the increasing global awareness of Japan's ongoing illegal whaling activities; thus the crossed feather pen and katana (sword) under the skull with the imbedded sperm whale and dolphin yin-yang symbol. The Banzai flag background gives reference to the ecological imperialism that Japan is committing against the whales of the Southern Ocean.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was the greatest samurai warrior, strategist, and tactician of all time and is a personal role model and hero of Captain Watson, who incorporated Musashi's ideas into his book Earthforce! An Earth Warriors Guide to Strategy. Sea Shepherd intends to transform Setsuninto - the sword {harpoon} that takes life - to Katsujinken - the sword {harpoon} that gives life. Sea Shepherd's ship, the Steve Irwin, will be outfitted with a very special harpoon for this year's campaign.

Sea Shepherd is not a protest organization. It was established in 1977 to intervene against the illegal exploitation of marine life in accordance with the principles of the United Nations World Charter for Nature. However, as with all Sea Shepherd campaigns, all strategies and tactics are designed to avoid any physical injury to the whalers.

"We have never injured a single person in our 31 year history," said Captain Watson, "and we intend to keep that record unblemished."