Jeff Ho “The Board” Show Opening Night

Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho and Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

JEFF HO “THE BOARD” SHOW OPENING NIGHT:

It felt like walking into sunshine on opening night of the Jeff Ho “The Board” show at the C. Nichols Project. The gallery was aglow with spectacular surfboards and a sea of happy faces. With the good vibes of a family reunion, the event was an epic success and everyone was ready to party and dance the night away. Friends and family gathered around one of our finest patriarchs and paid tribute to the traditions he has stayed true to his whole life.

Christine Nichols graciously provided the food truck, the kegs and the gallery space to ensure the crowd had a great time. Jeremy Parker and Jack Carlos entertained the crowd with a song dedicated to Jeff Ho that was so clever and hilarious, it had the whole place bumping. The crowd was filled with generations of talented surfers and skaters including Jay Adams’ son, Seven Adams, Shogo Kubo’s son, Shota Kubo, Allen Sarlo’s son, Colton Sarlo, and many more, giving everyone a profound assurance that the future is bright and full of ripping and raging in true Z-Boy style.

Jeff Ho and Christine Nichols would like to thank… Landloc’d, Cris Dawson of Dawson Designs, Brad Miskell Design, Green Truck, Venice Ale House, Body Glove, Jeremy Parker and Meet Me At The Pub, DJ Buck, Allen Sarlo, Dan Levy and Terri Craft of Juice Magazine, and Sean Kehoe of Miss Malibu Pro. Thanks to everyone that came to opening night and have supported and continue to support Jeff Ho.

On Dec 12th, 2014 from 6-8p.m., Jeff Ho will be doing a book reading from his essay in Glen E. Friedman’s My Rules book (learn more about My Rules at Friedman’s blog here) and debuting a new video with highlights, footage and photos from opening night of The Board show. The show runs through Dec 23, 2014, so stop in and check it out before it’s too late.

For additional information and press inquiries on “The Board” by Jeff Ho, please contact Christine Nichols or Justin Cavin at the gallery at info@cnicholsproject.com.

C. Nichols Project

12613 ½ Venice Blvd.

Mar Vista, CA

http://www.cnicholsproject.com/

 

JEFF HO “THE BOARD” SHOW REVIEW:
Vibrant colors, metal flake paint, aggressive tiger stripes and traditional Zephyr art will be the backbone of the new Jeff Ho exhibit “The Board”, but the heart of the show will feature the journey of one very special surfboard from its creation in an underground renegade shaping room in Hawaii 15 years ago to one of its last rides, in honor of Jay Adams, during the epic 2014 Malibu swell from Hurricane Marie. For the last few months, the magic has been brewing in the shaping room and, for this particular event for the C. Nichols Project, Ho will be presenting a brand new quiver of surfable art. This amazing display will be comprised of six classic longboards plus six of the charger high performance thruster boards that Ho has been shaping for Allen Sarlo including the board that the “Wave Killer” rode at Big Wednesday shooting the Malibu pier as seen in new surf doc, “Remember The Wedge.” Local music impresario and funmaker, Jeremy Parker, will be performing, along with Jack Carlos, the bass player from Meet Me At The Pub. This event will also serve as the release party for Meet Me At The Pub’s newest 45-inch vinyl release featuring the song, “The Working Man” from the album, “Friday”, for which Jeff Ho did the cover artwork. Join family and friends for the opening on Nov 29th, at 4pm sharp.

JEFF HO “THE BOARD” PRESS RELEASE:

c.nichols project is honored to present “The Board” by legendary surfboard shaper Jeff Ho for its annual holiday surf show.  For this very special show, c. nichols projects will be open Monday-Saturday from noon to 6pm with a schedule of events forthcoming.

In his own words to Glen E. Friedman for his book “My Rules,” published in 2014, Ho writes, “ The search for that adrenaline rush, whether it is going down a hill or riding a wave, keeps me going. It’s also about the search for the magic board, one that becomes an extension of your body. When you ride it, you can do no wrong.”

It seems that everyone who surfs has a board that they consider “magical.” You always have a great time surfing it, and cannot imagine your quiver without it. Ho shaped that board for himself in 1999 while living on Hawaii’s North Shore.  Most recently, Ho surfed that same board at Malibu during the swells generated by Hurricane Marie, a.k.a “Big Wednesday 2014.”

Jeff Ho owns a longstanding place at the very center of surf and skate culture since the late 1960’s. His pioneering Zephyr Productions served as the center of a cultural revolution called Dogtown and Z-Boys that continues to inform contemporary surf and skate style today.  Jeff Ho has shaped, for years, the boards for such notable surfers as Allen Sarlo, Usen Gusman, Craig Freebairn, Kyle Flemster, Michael “Badger” Meier, Johnny Fish, and Gary Gonzalez amongst others.

With infinite patience and intense concentration, Jeff Ho has shaped six single-fin longboards from the template of The Board. These new boards range in size from 9’1” to 10’2”. Airbrushed in Jeff Ho’s signature style, these are hand-shaped longboards, each one unique from the hands of a master-shaper. Chances are good that a few shortboards will show up for sale as well during the course of the show.

Allen Sarlo, Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho, Christine Nichols, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy Allen Sarlo, Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho, Christine Nichols, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Jeff Ho The Board Show. Photo by Dan Levy Jeff Ho The Board Show. Photo by Dan Levy

Allen Sarlo, Seven Adams and Colton Sarlo. Photo by Dan Levy Allen Sarlo, Seven Adams and Colton Sarlo. Photo by Dan Levy

Zephyr Surfboard Art. Photo by Dan Levy Zephyr Surfboard Art. Photo by Dan Levy

Jason Landau, Ed Marshall, Jeff Ho, Jim Muir. Photo by Dan Levy Jason Landau, Ed Marshall, Jeff Ho, Jim Muir. Photo by Dan Levy

DJ Buck, Bagel, Brian Zarate and Victor Blue. Photo by Dan Levy DJ Buck, Bagel, Brian Zarate and Victor Blue. Photo by Dan Levy

Ben Thomas, Shota Kubo, Solo Scott, Jeff Ho, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy Ben Thomas, Shota Kubo, Solo Scott, Jeff Ho, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Jeff Ho and friends. Photo by Dan Levy Alana King, Jeff Ho and Chris King. Photo by Dan Levy

Shota Kubo, Solo Scott, Allen Sarlo, Howard Hood, Jeff Ho, Seven Adams and Ed Marshall. Photo by Dan Levy Shota Kubo, Solo Scott, Allen Sarlo, Dave Bencomo, Jeff Ho, Seven Adams and Ed Marshall. Photo by Dan Levy

Allen Sarlo, Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho, Christine Nichols, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy Allen Sarlo, Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho, Christine Nichols, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Masao and friend. Photo by Dan Levy Masao Miyashiro and friend. Photo by Dan Levy

Jason Landau, Seattle crew, Jeff Ho, Pat Ngoho. Photo by Dan Levy Jason Landau, Seattle crew, Jeff Ho, Pat Ngoho. Photo by Dan Levy

Jeff Ho Show Opening Night. Photo by Dan Levy Jeff Ho Show Opening Night. Photo by Dan Levy

Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho and Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho and Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Josh Landau, Olivia Jaffe. Photo by Dan Levy Josh Landau, Olivia Jaffe and Bobby Portillo. Photo by Dan Levy

Jim Muir, Jeff Ho and Cris Dawson. Photo by Dan Levy Jim Muir, Jeff Ho and Cris Dawson. Photo by Dan Levy

Parker Distelrath, Stephanie Parker, Sydney Distelrath, Kaycee Smith and Rafaela Carrillo. Photo by Dan Levy Parker Distelrath, Stephanie Parker, Sydney Distelrath, Kaycee Smith and Rafaela Carrillo. Photo by Dan Levy

Jeff Ho The Board Show. Photo by Dan Levy Jeff Ho The Board Show. Photo by Dan Levy

Brian Cullen, Cris Dawson and Brian Cullen's son, Kevin. Photo by Dan Levy Brian Cullen, Cris Dawson and Brian Cullen’s son, Kevin. Photo by Dan Levy

Custom Chopper at the Jeff Ho Show. Photo by Dan Levy Venice Pier rugrat on a custom chopper at the Jeff Ho Show. Photo by Dan Levy

Jeff Ho. Photo by Dan Levy Jeff Ho. Photo by Dan Levy

Anthony Friedkin. Photo by Dan Levy Anthony Friedkin. Photo by Dan Levy

Jeff Ho Show Opening Night. Photo by Dan Levy Jeff Ho Show Opening Night. Photo by Dan Levy

Jean Pierre Pereat, keeper of the keg at Jeff Ho show. Photo by Dan Levy Jean Pierre Pereat, keeper of the keg at Jeff Ho show. Photo by Dan Levy

Tonan Justin Caven and Brian Golden. Photo by Dan Levy Tonan, Justin Caven and Brian Golden. Photo by Dan Levy

Tony Magnusson and Pat Ngoho. Photo by Dan Levy Tony Magnusson and Pat Ngoho. Photo by Dan Levy

 

PRESS RELEASE:

JEFF HO - Photo by JON STEELE JEFF HO – Photo by JON STEELE

Zephyr Surfboards Zephyr Surfboards in their natural habitat.

Jeff Ho works his magic. Jeff Ho works his magic.

Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy Shota Kubo, Jeff Ho, Seven Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

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Jeff Ho "The Board" Show Jeff Ho “The Board” Show

Here’s a bit of a preview of the book “My Rules” from Glen E. Friedman and Ian MacKaye…

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