Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday morning, K st

shoulder - head high waves, warbly and closing out but some rippable walls if you're in the right place at the right time. not much time to surf because I have jury duty this week, had to be at the court by 9. looks like it's building into tomorrow possibly, so I'll probably opt for more lonely dawn patrolling around 6am if anyone is hungry for waves...
 
 
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K St Sunday

Some fun waves on tap yesterday, the inside was dredging and waves were steep and fast. Good corners to snag and plenty of opportunities to hit the lip. Surfed with Ramin, Ryan and Josh, and Joanie shot some pics from the beach as well. Ramin had a ding sucking water on his trusty fish, so he had to run back to my house to borrow my 6'3" squash (which later had a leash failure...and then Ramin locked his keys in his car, but I'll let him recount that story). Surfed for ~2 hours and we all caught plenty of rides. I landed a few nice top turns, one sort of floater where I dropped from the lip down to the flats and rode it out nicely, and a couple of air attempts but nothing landed clean. One little backside air too, but I landed out the back. It felt nice though to have enough control and speed backside to boost off the lip with authority. I shot some videos from the water too, if you're bored check em out.

Off the top
From Joaniecam OB/Ft Funston 6.28.09

Ramin ripping
From drained out kirkham


Slideshows here:
drained out kirkham

And slideshow from Joanie shooting from the beach here:
Joaniecam OB/Ft Funston 6.28.09

Saturday, June 27, 2009

BoBo longboarding

 
 
Mellow day with Joanie at Bolinas, small longboard waves and fun with the dogs playing in the water. Joanie caught a handful of waves while I played with Gus, and then I took the log out for a few. Had dinner at the Coast Cafe, some of the best fish and chips I've ever had, and Joanie had a glass of wine big enough to swim in. Love BoBo, gotta go back sooner than later for a log riding session.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bravo is back

 
 
 
 
Slideshow here:
Bravo is back
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Linda Mar Saturday, Steamers Sunday

Nic, Ramin, Ryan, Joanie and I headed to Linda Mar on Saturday, International Surfing Day, in a noble effort to raise awareness of the fine art of waveriding and spread our filthy stoke all over the place. It went pretty well. Joanie took some great photos from the beach. Some of my faves are posted here, the rest are in the Picasa album along with some pics from a playful Sunday at Steamer Lane. No time to blog all of the details, but Steamers was tiny but fun, highlights were the spastic guy who was pumping like he was having a seizure and then doing front flips off of his board right in the good part of the wave, and then there was the rabid seal who charged Ramin and also bit this other guy's board. Wild. Never a dull moment at 'the Steamers' as Ramin likes to call it. Anyways, all of these words are making my eyes hurt, here are some pretty pictures to stare at:

 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Lane


Steamers was pumping, it was well worth waking up at 4am for the drive down there with Ramin. We scored solid head high+ sets and caught more than our share of long rides, many waves connecting all the way from the slot or middle peak into indicators. It was classic Steamers too, guys holding it down at the slot taking off super late and pumping past the cliff, one guy misjudged it and his board flew up into the cliff, snapping his nose. It was one of the best dawn patrols of the year so far, and definitely of the summer. I had residual stoke throughout the entire day, just replaying set waves in my head. Can't wait to do it again...maybe the jetty tomorrow though, we'll see.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

kook sandals

these babies cost me $35 and will save me millions in blown out booties over the years! the only downside is that Joan is embarrased to be seen with me when I'm wearing them. They look hot with socks too.
 
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slop slayer

 
 
 
 
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Monday, June 8, 2009

my weekend in photos

super early dawn patrol on Friday north of Santa Cruz was well worth it, some fun south swell to test drive my new quad. fast and loose, lots of fun. camping with Joan and Gus at China Camp on Friday night, smaller but fun surf back home on saturday. Sunday OB was blown out and small, but I surfed for 2 hours anyway, what else is there to do around here?
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

custom quad

local Santa Cruz shaper Wu Wallace made me this sweet little 5'9" quad. i still need to get a set of Future fins for it, so I didn't get to surf it this morning, but I'm picking up a pair on my way home tonight and hopefully will get to test drive the board before dinner. Otherwise, anyone down for dawn patrol somewhere in north Santa Cruz tomorrow?
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

knee high slop & a seal

about sums it up.
 
 
 
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Monday, June 1, 2009

Big Basin backpacking; crappy Monday surfing

rather than spending the weekend depressed about the shitty waves, i went on another backpacking trip, this time with Jon and Gilly through Big Basin. We did ~15 miles, climbed some falls, had epic stick battles, played some bones, ate some spam musubi, did some Red Bull & whiskey fueled trail running and overall had an awesome time. Can't wait to do it again. It was a hell of a lot more fun than dawn patrol this morning in closed out waist high slop.
 
 
 
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