Sunday, November 29, 2009

Uno Mas!

"Beavis"(aka: Brian), at Lance's left.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Brrrr on Black Friday...

No Black Friday shopping for this guy, it's actually a bit scary in my humble opinion. Regular work day today in a very cool NW breeze. A bit colder than I was expecting when I left the house this AM. Had to break out the insulated coveralls.
I managed an early morning surf yesterday, first since I got back from Central America. Not the session I was hoping for. Took out the 9'8" expecting it to be pretty small. Mistake! Second wave was a right that sucked out as I got to the bottom, got dumped, bounced off the bottom and came to the realization that the water was a lot colder than I was expecting. Could've used a hood a few times during the session. Not a good day to be out on a heavy log, just too steep and dumpy. Did manage to slide into a few nice rights but nothing like my last session down south. In 6 days days down south I only got dumped on three or four waves, even on the big day. One session at home and I probably got beat down a half dozen times in sloppy 3' surf. I should've stayed down south. :) Aloha!

Lance's Left, Nicaragua

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Appreciate all the special people, places and things we hold dear.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


NJ mob - first night in Nica

Shawn & Beavis

Giz & Joe

Ted & Andrea - check out what Ted has going on at

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Back home after a great week down south. Spent the week on the south-west coast of Nicaragua and found some beautiful views, great people and fun surf everyday of the trip. Several sessions each day at a spot that didn't seem to miss a beat no matter what the tide. We caught some well overhead swell on the first day of the trip. Paid some dues on a few late takeoffs but racked up a ton of memories on the ones that didn't get away. Almost 100% sure that I rode the largest wave of my life that first afternoon. That's not saying much on surfing's grand scale but pretty darn good for this east coaster. Head high + waves during almost every session provided a rush on every drop. I'll post more stories in the coming days. Adios!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nice shorts!

Our Nick after 6 miles down the beach with a 70lb pack. After a year in the mountains of Colorado, the boy wasn't even breathing hard at the finish. Not sure I'd have even made it out of the car in those shorts. ;)

Its been a while since my last posting. Sadly the Phils went down in 6 to those damn Yankees. Great season for the Phils none the less. Thanks for the ride! Not many sessions in the water to speak of. I did manage to catch a decent mid week swell last Wednesday. Took a day off to spend with our USAF son who made it home for a few days prior to his upcoming deployment. Dropped him off in N. Wildwood with his "loaded" pack. He wanted to get in some exercise, so while he made his way down the island I grabbed a surf at the other end and awaited his arrival. We dropped him off early this AM at PHL for his flight back to Colorado and a few more weeks of pre-deployment training. We miss him already and pray for his safe return to us sometime next year. God Bless all our boys out there in harms way. Come home soon and safe will ya!