Hella Shitty

…with “Fear of a Black Planet” as our soundtrack

DSC_8339DSC_8337 Here’s just a few photos from Aaron’s show “Here She Comes” at Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose.  The infamous Jocko Weyland came with us for support and laughs and we got to skate little too.  You can check out Aaron’s work here and mine here- not sure how to purchase mine via the site, but you could try the phone number on the page.  DSC_8352 DSC_8326 DSC_8322 DSC_8317Thanks so much to Jai and Blanche at Seeing Things for having us!  Also the rad gallery interns, Daniel and Edgar, and my travel-mates Aaron and Jocko!  


Sell or be sold


Here’s what the t-shirt will look like (and a very limited number of yellow on black) and the cover before it gets the Black and White treatment.  All this could be yours next month by contributing some dough here.

Thanks for looking and hope to be mailing something your way soon…



Duty Now for the Future

So… Kickstarter let me launch and you can contribute here . Thanks so much in advance and it’s going to be rad to have t-shirts again!  (Ray Chavez- wall jammer)


…and he brought home the bacon.


Here’s the video that will accompany my upcoming Kickstarter project.  As soon as it gets approved by

Amazon (yeah, they own Kickstarter) I’ll be sure and let you know.  Thanks in advance for those

who choose to help.

Mr. Matt Phipps finished up the Albuquerque article over at Skater’s Atlas- go check out all the rad skating and if you feel like it check out my little D.I.Y. section. Good stuff, Matt, keep ‘em coming!

Tired of Waiting

In anticipation for the Albuquerque Skater’s Atlas episode to come out, check out Daniel Machon and homies rip downtown ABQ- these kids are hella inspiring…

All your lazy money…


You can get the new Shark Bait here! 

ImageOr for a little more the new Shark Bait with buttons and stickers!  


Taking retards to the zoo


Joel put up O.L.D. in it’s entirety for all to view (even you cheapskates who didn’t buy the video so we could build more stuff to skate).  If the price tag was too much and you’d still like to help you can donate here.  Enjoy everyone because he did an amazing job making this and what’s more inspiring than a bunch of older cats ripping?

Beautiful World

<p><a href=”″>Kickstarter for Shark Bait #47</a> from <a href=”″>brad hayes</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Here’s the link that will explain everything I’m trying to do.  I’m so grateful for contributions of any size…

Texas is the Reason (Heavy congrats to the future Ortiz Family!)

ImageThe famous “mini ramp ditch” is way steeper than it looks.ImageWasn’t aware of the bowled corners- Pat just getting warmed up.  ImageThis thing is ridiculous.  Why does it exist?  Who was cool enough to make this?  Why is El Paso so forward thinking on making functional necessities skate-able?  Who cares, this shit rules!ImageView from within- didn’t realize there was a bail shot going on.  It would suck to get hurt here and have to climb a series of 2-3 ft. stairs getting out of here.  ImageKurt- hip ollie to tail.  Good job on the driving and hooking everything up too!ImageThe man of the hour, Joel Ortiz- FSO.ImageOh yeah, we’re in Texas!  Right behind this building on the freeway lies Juarez, Mexico.  It looked so rad at night all lit up, but wasn’t really worth the potential shanking or beheading to go check it out.ImageHere’s one we didn’t get to skate in Socorro, NM- next time for sure.  ImageHere’s the Dyrdek street plaza- good for a warm up before we went to the gladiator-esque bowl/damn thing.  (Sorry, this is out of order.)ImageSolid posse.ImageThis was a really funny David Lynch feeling restaurant/dive bar my friend Haylee suggested.  It delivered and the creepy atmosphere was just as she’d described.  Chad lurking.ImageThis is me doing a no-comply in front of a military base at a rad spot called the “tidy bowl”.  Knowing this was the last spot of the trip and fearing heat stroke I purposely snapped my board to avoid heat stroke.  It had nothing to do with being mad, that’s just the only way to make yourself stop skating sometimes.  Sorry if that weirded anyone out.  ImageLocal ripper- frontside 50-50.ImageThis thing is crazy tall- I’m standing on the deck of an already deep bowl while taking this shot.  Kurt scratches one.  ImageThis dude’s grip tape skills were on point…Image…and, of course, he was rad as hell.  El Paso may seem like a shithole to some people, but we had a blast and skated tons of rad shit.  Go see for yourself, I know I’ll be going back for more.  ImageAll this was in the name of Mr. Joel Ortiz getting married- congrats, buddy.  Stoked to have gone on this trip and every single person who came- it was nothing but laughter and shredding and that’s pretty much all that matters…



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