Cyrus Sutton: A Man With A Van
Cyrus Sutton's Dream Ride
We all dream of outfitting the perfect surf ride and being so self-sufficient that we can surf for days without needing anything else. Cyrus Sutton is a dreamer, but he's also a doer. Here is his new surf van from sketch to completion.
This photo was taken right after Sutton cut the roof off of his van. "It came off surprisingly easy with a cutting disc on an electric angle grinder."
Art of the Craft
Sutton can weld too, which is one of the ultimate skills for the do-it-yourself surfer.
This is the upper deck of the new wooden top before it got insulated. Nice and spacious.
Before long, Sutton was ready to start logging some miles on the open highway.
"Car camping while on surf trips can get messy. Here is my van's contents during a recent mid-trip cleaning out," says Sutton.
This is Sutton's rig next to Glen Horn's old milk truck camper that was his inspiration. Horn is a carpenter (among other things) and helped build out the inside of the van.
Sutton explains: "This a self-portrait on one of my favorite waves. I don't like to take anybody with me usually when I travel, so sometimes the only way to remember my rides is to document them myself."
On The Road
The open road. "There's nothing like getting out of the Southern California traffic and driving along straight, vacant road."
Rise and Shine
"Whenever I pull off the side of the road at night to sleep I try to take a picture of where I end up in the morning," says Sutton of his home away from home.