Monday, November 30, 2009

workday

6' tide at day break, the waves would look ok but they just kept rolling to shorebreak. Stayed at work all day instead. 
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

cleaner

Still cold and a little jumbled but cleaner, the cleanest spot was weekend crowded

 
 
 
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

blown

NW wind blowing all night,blown surf but a perfect morning for a drive along the OC coast.Grateful!
 
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Old man

Took Dad back up the hill to check his house. He`s still pretty weak but has come a long way from the hospital bed. He`s just one of the things I have to be thankful for. 
 
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This morning I was at the pier and this afternoon I`m with my Dad in the Sierra`s. I have so much to be thankful for, it`s silly. Lord forgive me for taking so much for granted. 
 
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

weakness

 
not much out there today, I had a loose schedule with time to surf but I turned and walked away in favor of something more productive.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

non-participant

New swell in the water but the shape wasn`t good. There were lots of folks giving it a try but I chose to just sit and watch.
 
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

 
Didn`t surf today , foggy, smaller, too much work to do.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Recession relief

No work to do again today, very slow this week. At least there was some surf to fill the downtime, must be a lot of under-employment because there were lots of us out there this morning.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This is the way the song should be sung...

Work day

 
Sunny and clear, east wind was cold and the surf was fighting too much tide. It`s a good day to get some work done
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday in Maui

hightide peelers

There was some surf this morning, not as good as that first shot looks, but still fun. High tide required a bigger board and lot`s of the longboard crew from Blackies were on it.Beautiful warm day to get in the water. 
 
 
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Maui one day trip

My wife was working a Maui layover trip and asked me to go. Free flight and hotel so how do you say no to that? One day is better than nothing, poolside pina colada with a book in the sun. Back to work today after the red-eye home. 
 
 
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

way high tide

An almost 7' tide is slowing things down this morning,I`ll go back mid-morning for better conditions
 
The natural progression from SUP`s
 
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday 11-14

 
 
 
There was a fat high tide and not much push to the windswell so the surf wasn`t very compelling. It felt good to sit on the sea wall and feel the sun warm my back, while taking in the scene that is the pier parking lot on a sunny Saturday morning.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

silver sunset

 
Veterans Day. Take a moment to think of and thank the multitude who currently serve and have served to keep America free
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Road trip

 
 
 
 
Left at dawn in a cold fog, endured early morning traffic through the westside of America`s second largest city and finally spilled down onto the agricultural plain of Ventura co.As I drove I wondered if it was worth the hassle to drive 120 miles for surf when there was a perfectly acceptable swell at home ,to blow off a days work and spend over 2 hours in the car chasing swell, but as C-street came into view and I could see clean lines sweeping down the point I was glad to make the journey. Solimar was breaking, shifty peaks at Seacliff, consistent headhighs corkscrewed thier way through the pier at Mussel shoals, and finally I could see whitewater at Indicators. Big smile as I drove.
The crowd was light-medium and spread all through the point, I settled in at the rivermouth and tried to catch the lines that didn`t connect from outside. I did`nt get very many and the ones I got weren`t the best but I was still happy just to be out there. I told myself that this winter I`d try to actually make an effort to get out and surf some of the spots I rarely get to, Blacks, Sunset Cliffs, Ventura and SB breaks. Today at least I got off my butt and went, and that made for one satisfying day.
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