Fri, Apr 12 2013 11:54
Sun, Dec 2 2012 10:17
Wed, Jun 6 2012 10:43
If you keep drawing nice bottom turns........
you will reap the rewards.
glider: Murphy test pilot
Wed, Mar 21 2012 04:16
More action from JP's wave house - courtesy of Doug Wylie photography.
Sat, Feb 11 2012 11:02
This photo is great for a number of reasons.
Photographer is Doug Wylie.
Location is San Diego. Rider is JP.
Check out Doug's stuff at darkwatersphoto.com
Tue, Jan 24 2012 11:27
2012 - just go for it.
Team rider JP Marengo doing just that last week at the Reefs.
Custom tri-fin designed by Dennis and JP specifically for this wave.
Order yours today!
photo: Lance Smith
Thu, Jan 12 2012 11:23
with a new California Gun.
Here's JP on his 7'-11" Cali Gun in SD.
Sat, Nov 19 2011 01:52
JP and Aaron Goulding teamed up for this nice shot on the last swell.
Sun, Oct 16 2011 10:56
Some days it all comes together. Wind, texture, sun, tide and swell.
JP and M Sangiolo on the same page at the same time.
All and all, about as good as it gets here this summer.
Sequence below. *enjoy.
8'-6" California Gun
Mon, Sep 26 2011 10:23
to keep moving forward and don't look back.....
well, maybe you should take a look back over your shoulder every once in a while...and enjoy the view.
* i think this is an insane photo! cm
Sun, Sep 18 2011 09:19
someone, somewhere, summertime. south swell, sackin up, san diego.
surfer: JP Marengo
photo: Lance Smith
Thu, Sep 8 2011 01:35
JP summer-stylin' on his new model.
Tue, Aug 2 2011 01:38
Saturday July 7th a little summer point:
The waves weren't that good- but JP ripped! The sets had some size but it was gnar... No matter, JP picked off the gems...Nobody else in the water was CHARGING like JP!
As usual, there are shots of JP powering through bottom turns cranking hard, drawing the turn out until the precise moment that the section opens up, then projecting into the barrel or through the lip into a slashing cutback. The images are soft due to the harsh lighting but they still convey the commitment and CHARGE that JP brings to every session.
Mon, Jul 18 2011 03:54
Sent to us from local photog Michael Sangiolo
"JP killing it!"
and yes, there are more to come from this session.
Mon, Jun 6 2011 11:08
Got this from Lance Smith:
An arm and a leg, junior high doddle style. L.
Mon, May 23 2011 08:22
roundhouse. One of the better surfing sensations when you get it right.
The clear droplets of water, supreme focus and detail on the beads of wax - I like this shot a lot.
Thu, May 19 2011 09:50
Got this shot and note from Aaron Goulding, local photog.
"Here's a shot of JP smacking the lip. This is one dude that you don't want to get smacked by."
Mon, May 2 2011 02:04
A kind-of-rare sighting of JP actually going right.
The colors on the board: now that's a whole 'nuther story.
photo: John Slavin
Fri, Mar 25 2011 05:20
hah! just kidding... JP last week in the lounge section.
photo: Lance Smith
Tue, Mar 22 2011 05:36
surfer: JP Marengo
Tue, Feb 15 2011 01:20
W/NW, January, SD reef, late afternoon, right tide = score
Sun, Feb 6 2011 10:57
As Dennis says, "JP is absolutely Killing It lately!" You'll get no argument from me.
Wed, Jan 26 2011 06:15
Nice sequence of J.P. in La Jolla. Photos taken by Mark Bromley.
Thanks Mark for letting us use these shots.
Sun, Jan 23 2011 09:56
was also Surf Day. "He came out of nowhere and got this shot." JP
photo: Aaron Goulding
Tue, Jan 18 2011 07:48
Shots taken last week.
Tune in tomorrow for the remainder of the sequence!
Tue, Jan 11 2011 01:11
Our team gunner, JP Marengo, drawing some lines in San Diego 2 days ago.
Fri, Jan 7 2011 01:12
That's what Aaron Goulding wrote to J.P. when he sent along these photos. I wish "that day" would come again, and soon. It's still FLAT here in San Diego with otherwise good surfing conditions (light wind, sun, etc.) I'm always amazed, and a bit dumb founded, as how the Pacific Ocean has this fetch of Thousands of miles and does not generate a thigh-high wave to ride. Hopefully this post will change that!
Mon, Dec 6 2010 03:36
J.P. Marengo lives in La Jolla California. He likes to hunt. Big waves. He's getting ready to kill something - he likes game from the North/West angle. Right now it's cold. Flat. Here's his new gun (The Longun) custom built by Dennis. It's locked and loaded. The 8'-6" pintail is loaded with glass-on fins. No BS'ing around when it's time. He keeps waiting. Patiently.
Wed, Dec 1 2010 04:30
"If I fall, will I need a nurse?"
Marengo clearly in charge and not needing hospice care.
Mon, Nov 29 2010 04:01
Some of the reefs around here were pretty darn fun last go around.
Nice sequence of bottom turn and pop.
Thanks to Bill Andrews for the photos.
Wed, Nov 24 2010 01:15
From time to time we get shots of team riders from local photographer Aaron Goulding/JAG Media Productions. His images are usually pretty unique and capture some incredible views and angles. This one is sweet. Thanks Aaron.
Wed, Nov 10 2010 10:23
There is a lot going on in this photo taken last week. Check out the lip!
photo: Lance Smith
Mon, Nov 8 2010 11:33
One of my long time team riders, and long time compadre, J.P. Marengo got a nice spread shot in the new edition of Slide magazine..... right on Japers! check it out.....dm out
Tue, Nov 2 2010 12:12
....ten in La Jolla
photo: Michael Barrus
Mon, Nov 1 2010 04:44
Some early October shots from the SD reefs.
photos: J. Slavin
rider: JP Marengo
Sun, Oct 17 2010 10:20
Mr. Marengo enjoying some of the NW from this week. He looks like a caveman with the seaweed headress/cape. So easy a caveman can do it.
Fri, Oct 1 2010 11:05
This summer will certainly not go down as one of San Diego's finest. Cold water, minimal swell and a missing sun. However, there were a few ok to decent souths that crept in. Many spots here in SD missed the action, but if you were at the right spot - at the right time - there were a few good ones to be had. Here's one of our team riders reaping the benefits of local knowledge. Mr. JP Marengo leashless at a pile of rocks off the crown jewel.
photos: Lance Smith
Thu, Sep 16 2010 12:06
Nice smackage of one La Jolla lip under the August sun. That's a lot of board poppin out the back of the wave while the fins are just holding in. I like what's going on in this photo. Jean-Paul punching the clock for the afternoon shift.
Mon, Aug 30 2010 11:19
Nope: not the OTL tourney at Fiesta Island.
Yep: off the lip - OTL - at Zapatisto.
JP captured by Slavin the other day
Wed, Aug 25 2010 03:28
What?! a surf session this summer when the sun was actually out in San Diego?
So much fun wearing a full suit in summer..........yeah..........
Can we please get some sun and some warmer water?*#*^*!* My trunks and vest are feeling neglected.
rider: JP Marengo "the Mask"
photo: A. Goulding
Sun, Aug 15 2010 06:35
Like this water shot as it really captures what we see when we are paddling over a set wave and peek to the left to see what the rider is doing. Pretty cool with the little pieces of seaweed/eel grass in the lip too.
Wed, Aug 4 2010 06:56
photo: Mike Sangiolo
Some lips are wafer thin. Some lips are soft and mushy. Some lips are small and chapped. But this lip shown in this photo is on roids or just got a huge botox injection in mid July prior to breaking on this local shelf. All I know is that the lips in Leucadia and Del Mar do not come close to looking like these. J.P. - in the right place at the right time. again............... You are the Man!
Sun, Aug 1 2010 11:27
Mid July at a SD reef
rider: JP Marengo
Fri, Jul 30 2010 04:36
Wed, Jul 28 2010 07:03
photos: John Slavin
Wed, Jul 21 2010 06:28
Have a good weekend.
Sun, May 30 2010 12:09
photo: Lance Smith
Wed, May 26 2010 10:05
Rider: J.P. Marengo
Mon, May 24 2010 09:31
Here's some shots from last month to get you thru the day.
Wed, May 19 2010 01:53
is a favorite saying of a friend of ours when he is out in the water and hitting all his bottom turns and setting it on rail. Here's JP with his interpretation of putting it on axis.
Mon, May 3 2010 05:08
while you were probably shopping at Costco or Bed Bath & Beyond, this guy was out killing it! photo: Goulding
Sun, Apr 25 2010 10:31
This is a cool shot.... kelp or fish view....or swimmer avoiding laceration.
Photo is of team rider JP at a LJ beach break. Photo shot by Aaron Goulding.
Check his stuff out at www.jagmediaproductions.com
Thu, Apr 22 2010 02:37
Off the top. San Diego style.
Thu, Apr 15 2010 05:41
Yes, all those sticks are Murphy's: and please note that the one behind him has been put back together twice by our great friend and ally, Joe Roper. JP in his crib painting in his inimitable style preparing to go on another undercover mission at the reefs. Thanks Aaron, John Slavin, Lance Smith et. al. ; not necessarily in that order. You guys are the best support team on this coast or any other. Dennis out for now.
p.s. I couldn't do any of this without Chris Miller or Ed Lewis of The Leucadia Project.com. Check out the site! And that's an order y'all. Later. dm
Painting al fresco at the Cove - ooo la la
Finished art work put to the test.
Thu, Apr 1 2010 01:18
and it's the rainy season"........................
Japers and Slavin collaborative.
Wed, Mar 17 2010 04:16
Location: San Diego County
Tue, Mar 16 2010 05:14
I was in the water in Leucadia - but evidently we should have been in LJ!
JP in his backyard. Scoring yet again......
Thu, Mar 4 2010 01:24
I always liked this shot the best of this particular day - but, I was over ruled by the local, pseudo, photo journalists lurking near the Murph studio. Well now, I say it's time for my favorite to get exposed.
Sun, Feb 21 2010 10:18
Yes he did!
Location: San Diego, California: January 2010
Rider: Jean-Paul Marengo
Photos: John Slavin
Mon, Feb 8 2010 11:57
This place only breaks a handful of times a year (if that).
But it finally did on Saturday January 23rd. And staying true to form, J.P. Marengo was on it - with his 9' Speed shape. This guy is on a serious roll.
Thanks for the photos John. Check out his work at johnslavin.com
Mon, Feb 1 2010 04:04
Every week, so it seems, there has been a new W/NW swell.
Then the photos come rolling in. They never get old and keep us amped for the next session. We really like the colors and texture of the water, the color of the board and the kelp paddies. Blow it up and see what we mean. Enjoy.
Photo: Bill Riley
Wed, Jan 13 2010 08:07
JP doin his thing. This has been a pretty decent month here in SD.
Tue, Dec 29 2009 06:22
October 23rd. Murphy Surfboards team rider J.P. Marengo in his backyard. J.P. has been riding our boards forever - and always scores the gems when it's working.
Special thanks to Joe Ewing for the shots. You can see his work on surfshot.com
Tue, Nov 3 2009 02:00
The Sacred Craft Expo weekend was a blast and a detailed post will be following shortly.
Mon, Oct 12 2009 11:54
Long time Murphy rider, and La Jolla reef aficionado, J.P. Marengo shown here doing his thing. We will probably see more shots of him when he gets that new custom board and the Souths
Tue, Jul 21 2009 11:09