Friday, December 31, 2010

Nice photo compilation from the Goleta Surfing blog

years end

Beautiful sunrise for those out early, 36 degree air temps and weak swell kept me on the beach. 
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Thursday, December 30, 2010


some surfable pockets, but mostly cold and blown. I worked all day
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

hard rain gonna fall

More weather moving in, more cold ,dirty water to surf in. 
Artwork shamelessly lifted from the blogosphere
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Monday, December 27, 2010


I admired her optimistic spirit but couldn`t follow her example, water too cold and dirty for me. I went to work to make up for the lost rain days.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

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Santa pic lifted from

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

The sun is out, some surf breaking , Santa rides through on a Harley, Pooch handing out Christmas cards to strangers in the parkng lot, all three bars doing a brisk business, another Christmas eve at the pier. God is good.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

change in the weather coming 
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brief break in the rain got out to look around a bit. Looking forward to some sun again 
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Monday, December 20, 2010


Left So.Cal in steady rain, rain all the way to Dad`s house, woke up to snow. 
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

like a virgin...

Tried something new today, I`d bought a 4GF mat recently but have been reluctant to try it. Today I finally left the board in the car and took the mat out in marginal surf on a sunny afternoon. I tucked it under my arm and sheepishly headed across the sand, the deserted beach perfect for my initial awkward explorations.So many questions, which end is the front? where do I position my weight? Arms and legs to paddle? What am I doing with this thing? I`ll keep at it till I figure if it`s gonna work for me!
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


More swell than yesterday, but cold,foggy with rain predicted. I worked all day. 
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Monday, December 13, 2010


Such a pretty afternoon I decided to go surf again
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beautiful day, some swell , nice day to draw lazy S turns on the log. 
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Friday, December 10, 2010


3 fun days of swell winding down, by sunset the surf was dropping fast  
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