Saturday, July 30, 2005

Better than it looked

the report, although kind of poetic, did not look to appealing but once you were out there it was actually a lot better than it looked. there was some fun waist high waves and even though i was sans longboard (see post below) the old G&S was probably a better board to have out there anyway. got some nice ones that connected all the way inside.

Saturday 7-30-05 at 6:27 AM PDT - from surfpulse
Small, lazy surf again. The ocean is very relaxed. Slow undulations rolling up onto the sand. Its pretty much too small to surf, though, I'm sure a few people will unsling their small wave boards and paddle around in the tiny shore break. I saw nobody out, but there were a few beaters in the parking lot with longboards strapped to their roofs, and shadowed, hooded faces sitting in the drivers seats staring at the hypnotic calm of this quiet Pacific sea. Its a calm, quiet morning out here at the beach. The sky is overcast, the air temperature is cool, and a few dedicated fisherman are casting out into the placid waters.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Frosting and Mayo

Frosting... it's the Mayo of the dessert world.
Thanks - Sheila

Thursday, July 28, 2005


My first scribbling on the blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Clean but flat

Some nice glassy ones but small.  Good for a log... See my last post.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Eulogy for a longboard

After almost 10 years the Freeline finally is done. It met its match on an outside sandbar this morning on a clean, shoulder-high wave at the north end of Linda Mar.

The first board that I ever had shaped for me was more than a great longboard, which was surfed at some of the finest longboard breaks along the Pacific from Costa Rica, Baja, La Jolla, San O, Malibu, out to Hanalei Bay and countless trips to Pleasure Point, The Hook and many a day at Lindy and RaW.

It was also a trusted floatation device :-) … bringing a Linus like dependence during some bigger days at OB and I seem to recall its usefulness as a tandem board at Tunitas.

The Freeline is now in two…
maybe I will try to shape a mini for O.

Monday, July 25, 2005

The Walker

another step closer to independence.
one small step for one small man.
going mobile.

We picked up a “little tikes walker” today for O and he was full steam ahead. Of course since he is only a bit past nine months he still needs some assistance but after he found his balance (or what would could pass for a drunken sailor’s balance) he was able to take a few giant steps on his own. Look for some video clips to come. You can’t help but see this as the first step to wanting the keys to the car. The grin that came across his face was wider than any one I have seen yet. He hasn’t quite figured out the crawl and we think he is going to skip right by that and go straight to walking... so the liberation he must have felt in taking those first steps was evident in that smile.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Hmm... Getting Started

I wonder how many blogs have started out this way.