Monday, May 4, 2015

Catch up

 My ride to the west side
 Got to stop by and chat with Matt Garbutt on my way south. FYI....There are some mighty fine looking wave riding sleds coming out of this young man's shaping bay. Good seeing you Amigo!
 Va Beach
 Closed!  @#%!
Oops.  No @#%!
 Headed home across the CBBT
 For the Mrs
And some more "for the Mrs"

 Fisherman's Island, always intriguing but I've never caught it going off

 The family had a rough week with the chicks while I was gone. Seems these kids can turn cannibal in their youth and peck at each others beaks until they're a bloody mess. Some watermelon chunks seemed to slow the issue but some were just too beat up and a quarantine was necessary to prevent a massacre. Their wing feathers are starting to come in and when the box lid is open there are several who like to test them out. Pukini has no problem rounding them up and getting them back inside. The smaller kids seems to all have issues and are slowly dying off. Still hopeful that the majority will survive to be released on Base and start a long overdue new covey of Northern Bob White quail down this way.
Much Aloha

Saturday, April 25, 2015


 Day 4 - Due to the recent cold nights we've shrunk the roaming area to keep the chicks from straying too far from the warmth of the heat lamps. Lost 5 little ones so far and hopeful that we wont loose any more. Surprisingly the little one that arrived with the use of only one leg is still hanging tough. He gets picked on quite a bit but we're stoked to see he's still healthy and part of the family. 
Dig it!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hot Chicks!

 OK, maybe I should say "WARM" chicks instead of hot. :)
Day one of our Northern Bob White Quail raising experiment. More to follow.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shloppy early

 Front passed early this morning turning the wind offshore. At 7 it was still pretty disorganized and sloppy.

Fortunately it cleaned up by l1 and turned out to be one of the better sessions in recent months.
Stiff offshores with sets in the head high range.

Go Surf! :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015


 The back yard garden is coming along pretty nicely. Spinach & Lettuce already starting to sprout.
 Plum blossoms
Rare occurrence in Cape May last weekend. An old 7'8" Tanaka V-bottom stolen from a friends yard. :(
Give a shout if you spot it.

No photos, but the surf was pretty super fun today. Sunny, glassy and feeling good in a 4/3. Oh yeah!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Reproduction -vs- Original

  Picked up a reproduction WAVE set fin  to try something a little different in my 8'6" Weber.

 Nothing wrong with the original, just curious.
 Did discover that all WAVE sets are not exactly alike. While I did get the new white fin to fit, it did take a little modification with a rat-tail file in order to get the rear screw hole to line up.

 New re-pro base is about a 1/4" shorter overall and I have an 1/8" gap both forward and aft in the box. Seems to seat OK so I just need some swell to go and test it out. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

It's all realative...

 It may sound weird, but 43 degree water was feeling pretty good this morning. Happy to switch from my hood to a cap after this cold @$$ Winter. Can't wait to climb back into a 4/3!


Thursday, April 9, 2015