Sunday, March 30, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Surfer Miki Dora

Check this you tube vid of Miki Dora

Saturday 3-29

 
There was a strong southwind at sunrise, a contest on the south side of the pier, a paintball convention on the beach, and a crumbly SW swell. I didn`t surf but enjoyed taking in the sights at the shore.
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Friday, March 28, 2008

Still just working...

I didn`t surf today but I tried, by the time I got down there the wind was up and the tide was out. I shot this pic at 56th last Oct.



 
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

missed out

I stayed at work all day ,just couldn`t get away.I know it was pretty fun early but the wind blew by mid-morning. I`m hoping to get out tomorrow.






Wednesday, March 26, 2008

all work....

I haven`t even had time to go look at the surf the last few days. New project requiring lots of time and lots of my attention. My client surfs a lot and has dozens of boards around, from stand-ups to little carbon tow-ins, so at least we talk surf before he heads out.



Monday, March 24, 2008

pretty day

Fading swell with high tide made for so-so surf but it was a beautiful morning.


 
 
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter

I wish I could say every day was Easter in my heart, we can celebrate daily if we think about Him. But I`m always grateful for God who loves us and this beautiful world he created. The surf was fun this morning, a little better than yesterday.a little walled at times but more punch.


 
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday morning

Very nice full moon on the way down, the swell didn`t look like much from the road but turned out to be fun enough. It was a nice way to get the weekend started.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Winter 2008 is gone, first day of spring

Here`s a new video that just came out on the Goletasurfing website



not much swell


53 degree water and not much swell made it easy to stay at work today' I think I got sick surfing Monday so a break is ok

Monday, March 17, 2008

windswell

The howling winds are over and a nice windswell remains. The water dropped to 53 and was head-throbbing cold, but that didn`t stop the crowd.


 
 
 
 
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cold and blown

Got out early to look but knew it would be messed up before I even started the car. Grabbed a cup of coffee and made the morning tour.I sat at Blackies listening to the radio while watching a few hardy souls tackle the stormy windswell. Most guys chose to sit in their vehicles reading the paper or lost in thought. Sometimes surfing is just about getting that quiet moment alone.

 
 
 
This guy didn`t sleep warm and secure last night and probably cares less about the surf conditions
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Every picture tells a story

The wind was blowing hard before sunrise. I had hoped to surf today but gave that up early

 

The wind was howling at 15-20 knots this afternoon and the kite surfers were on it!

 
 
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bad deal

The south wind was up early and kind of messed things up. I stopped at 56th to look and was only out of the car 2 minutes, but it was long enough for the meter maid to strike and disappear. One lousy quarter would have saved me $47.


 
 
 
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Brunch, not quite breakfst,not quite lunch

River Jetty on a rising tide, crowded and kinda walled but lot`s of fun. Great sunrise early


 
 
 
 
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Monday, March 10, 2008

It`s still winter

Spring is still more than a week away but it looked like summer today. Surf was small on the mornings low tide but came up nicely as the day went on.


 
 
 
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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Just another So.Cal sunday

came across all sorts of activity while checking the surf this morning!We are so lucky to live in a place that is so blessed with climate, wealth, resources and freedom. I had to marvel at the things around me as I surfed this morning.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Super Sunday

Check this shot of Tarpits, south of Santa Barbara, from Feb.24th. Compare the face of that left to the pier, or the cars in the bottom right corner.How big is that wave?
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Friday, March 7, 2008

sponge bar

Finally got to surf after 15 days on the injured list. 40th street was the best shape, though smaller than 56th. It felt great to be in the water on a sunny morning and I got a few good set lefts


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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Winter south


There are still 2 weeks of winter left but 56th saw some nice south swell the past couple days. I`m back in the water tomorrow and hoping it`s still on.

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