Wednesday, December 30, 2009

E-bay gold

Jacobs -Lance Carson model for the highest bidder. 10' 4" of glide.

A real beauty, but a bit out of my price range. :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Bitter cold NW winds today. Working outside on days like today aren't so much fun, but I'll take it over being stuck in an office! More rain and snow in the forecast and maybe a little swell for January 1, 2010 if we get lucky. It would be a nice start to the new year!

One more from this past Sunday. A few longboarders showed up around 8 and scored some nice ones. I rode my 8' Hague and as usual, it didn't let me down. Still stoked, two days later.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Sunshine!

Blue sky, air and water in the mid 40s and some fun little swell this morning. Paddled out around 7:30 and lasted almost three hours before the toes turned to ice. Thinking I need to spring for a new pair of boots. Waves were almost too much fun, if that's possible. Best session since Nica. Aloha!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Some crazy Queen St. today.....

Met up with Shawn G. and Jarrod at Queen street this morning. Messy and sweeping but had some size. Only out for an hour or so and managed just three waves. Pretty much, paddle out, get one while you fly by the jetty, ride it, back on the beach, walk back up the beach and repeat. Got worked a few times just trying to get back out. Not a very good day for surfing but its been a few weeks so it felt good to just be out there.... Aloha!

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Merry Christmas on Breakwater Road!

We had our oldest and youngest home for the holiday and were treated with a early AM phone call from our son overseas. It was our first without having all our boys at home but it was a very nice day none the less. :) Mele Kalikimaka to all!

Monday, December 21, 2009

a note from Afghanistan....

Heard from our son #2 today. It had been a while, so it was very nice to hear he is OK. He had a very nice story about some children he met in a village they passed through. It's also nice to hear the positive nature of his words and his viewpoint over there. Although he is thousands of miles away, he is always nearby in our thoughts. We miss him dearly.

At home on prior to deployment

Sunday, December 20, 2009

First snow of the season.

big w/offshores howling

Luke & Pukini



Something altogether different.....

Friday, December 18, 2009

Or maybe one of these....

Just wish I had the bank account to be frivolous in the surfboard purchasing department..... ;)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What's next......

Thinking about one of these......

Monday, December 14, 2009

Working while the waves roll in

I love the sound of waves breaking in the distance. Not so fond of it during the work day knowing I have no chance of riding any of them. :(

On a brighter side, we did get to break-in our new "tool cat" today.

The little swell that was just a few yards away and calling my name all day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another Sunday session!

Another Sunday delivers some fun little surf. I had to talk myself into loading up the 9' 8" and suit for a surf this morning. A stiff offshore breeze had the air temps in the high 30s and the water was hanging around in the low 50s. What started out as a "Blah, why am out I even out here?" session, turned into a fun "Glad I paddled out!" surf. After several short and meager lefts, a nice, long, lined up right changed my bland attitude. Each wave after that one seemed to be better than the previous. Good time!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Be Safe Son!

One of our own departed last night for service in Afghanistan. A tough day for his brothers, as well as Mom and Dad and I know it's much more difficult for him. God Bless all our men and women over there. Come home safe and soon!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Warm early morning in December...

After some wild wind and rain last night I walked out this AM into a very warm December dawn. That should have been my clue to call out of work and just enjoy the day. Instead I went to work, shoveled stone and dealt with dueling bosses for what did finally turn out to be a productive work day. The worst part of the morning was when I was heading down one of the back roads in the dump truck and noticed some decent swell in the ocean. Heard later on that the morning session was pretty damn fun! Of course the waves were poo at 3:45 on my drive home. :(

So much for being a dedicated employee.......

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A few more.....

JFK waiting

JFK snooze'n

Managua loading

Grocery store - cervaza cart

SG or Nica local? Not sure...

BT and SG

The rivermouth

The reef

New construction

Shawn Garry

One of the most talented surfers I have ever had the pleasure of being in the water with. Shawn has so much energy in the water that I almost get tired from just watching him. Great guy and a genuine sweetheart. On our trip to Nica he packed his boardbag full of extra childrens clothes to pass along to some of the less fortunate kids down there. Oh yeah, did I mention he has beautiful eyes! ;) LOL!!!! (If you were there, you know....)

Managua International

With Mike Gleason and SurferMag photog Patrick ?

Shawn on a early AM low tide session