Monday, May 31, 2010


Yesterday was our last in Haiti, flew all day to end up back in So. Cal for a hot shower and a warm clean bed. I slept hard for awhile but woke up before dawn with a head full of questions. After witnessing so much poverty and heartbreak for the people in Haiti, how is it we have so much here? I`ve got so much junk we can`t even put one car in the garage!What can be done to help a planet with such disparity and what is God asking of me/us after all I`ve been shown this past week? And as I drove down to check the surf today ( small, crumbly, south wind again) I couldn`t help but be struck by the insane contrast between this morning and yesterday, and ..oh yeah, it`s also Memorial Day when we honor all those who died to protect our freedoms. I hpoe everyone in our nation can appreciate just how God Blessed we are.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Been here 2 days now and feel so blessed to have come. I`ve taken lot!s of good pictures but this jungle internet hookup is too slow and intermittant to load jpeg files.i`ve met amazing people, gracious haitians, college kids who`ve volunteered to come for a week yet stay for months. God has created some great people in this place

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

spring break in Haiti

I leave tomorrow for a relief effort trip with my church, lots of prep and packing today.This weeks forecast is for temps in the 90`s with chances of rain,humid and buggy.It`s not the best season for a home -building trip. I would have liked to surf today but all-night west wind had things hacked early, which I suppose is just as well as I have lots to do. 
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photo`s lifted from Google images.I`ll take my own this week

Saturday, May 22, 2010

fly a kite

20 knot west wind, the kite guys love it. 
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Cy's Sunrise Lefts from on Vimeo.

The internet is a wonderful place, so many unexpected treasures.I want to go to wherever this is!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010


Profitable day at work followed by a surf on the way home results in a happy guy home in time for dinner
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

so.swell 5/15

The swell filled in nicely overnight, some south wind texture as well. I had fun, good to see some size again 
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

still wimpy

I surfed today and it felt good but the surf was pretty weak. I sat there a good while before I decided to get wet. My nagging responsibilities tried to keep me dry, but life is short so I will enjoy it when I can.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Clear and sunny early but the west wind was also up early. Most places were jumbled but the west windswell at the pier had it`s moments
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Surfers battle environmentalists over access path at famed Lower Trestles beach

Surfers battle environmentalists over access path at famed Lower Trestles beach

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Who asked for this? I don`t think the surf community thought it would be a good idea to spend money on a design contest and construction of an expensive structure spanning the wetlands and train tracks. The hike in is a big part of the Trestles experience and the waves are the reward at the end. I enjoy the early morning walk in, or the weary after-surf stroll back on a warm summer evening. I don`t want it to change.
What`s next? Why not an environmentally friendly monorail to whisk us from our hybrid cars to the seaside! Maybe an aquatic rope-tow to do away with that tedious paddle out. And those cobblestone bottoms!!! please.... the barnacles sometimes cut my feet! When can we do something about that???

Saturday, May 8, 2010

please, no!!

Who comes up with this stuff! If the local surfing population can stop the toll road, then they sure need to get active and nip this in the bud before it goes any further. 
lifted from a Surfers Path news article:
"Despite being one of the most popular breaks in Southern California, Trestles (actually 3 breaks – Uppers, Middles and Lowers) is a fair distance from the road and the car park. To get there you need to walk for 15 or so minutes through undeveloped, wild scrubland; you need to look both ways and cross the railway tracks, and keep your eyes wide for snakes in the grass. In other words, surfing this most Californian of breaks is still a ‘nature experience’.

But ordering nature is the American thing to do and Trestles will soon get its very own human fingerprint. These images are from one entry into a design competition for the access walkway"

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Found a spot, rides were short but scenery was huge. 
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The usual spot was filling up early so I went in search of options. This spot can only handle a few guys so I went elsewhwere but it looked fun . 
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Friday, May 7, 2010


It looked fun this morning, once again ,responsibilities inserted themselves into my day and ruined my plans to get some of this.  
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Thursday, May 6, 2010


Finally some decent surf rolling in, I had to work all day so didn`t get any.Tomorrow....? 
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Monday, May 3, 2010


The winds have finally stopped , but so did the waves. Sunny, glassy, gutless knee-highs
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

India's First Multi-Purpose Reef Goes Off from ASR Limited on Vimeo.

spring junk

south wind texture and weak swell, I wanted to surf but conditions just weren`t appealing. 
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