Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fort Pierce

Sadly my Aunt Jean passed away last week down in southern Florida. Although, I had not seen her in several years she always held a very special place in my heart. Our family trips to Fort Pierce throughout my childhood were always a treat. Aloha Oe' Aunt Jean.

Just down Brocksmith Road

Out on Route 1 and worth a stop. Some real gems hanging on the walls and ceiling in that joint.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fun week...

What a fun week it's been. Took the week off to hang out with LB on his spring break and was hoping that the waves would cooperate and I would be able to get in some water time as well. Got lucky and have been able to get to the beach everyday and surf all but one day since Sunday. A couple of mushy onshore days but still worth getting wet for. This morning, with some stiff offshores, I managed two of the longest backside noserides I think I have ever had. Near perfect for a little while, the rights were just lining up and peeling down the beach. All that and I got to spend some real quality time with my little buddy. I really needed a week like this. :)


10'6" D. Ryder Penetrator

Monday, April 18, 2011


LB is on his spring break this week so I took some much needed time off as well. Slipped out this AM for a sunny Monday session and what a treat it turned out to be. Rode the new Bojorquez for the second time. Apparently my fin foiling job did the trick as the tuning fork hum is now gone. Nowhere near yesterday's size but it was almost pure glass for a while. All the money was in the sets. Some long lulls but worth the wait. A few in the near head high zone. Long fun lined up lefts and a few zippy rights. Really got to feel the board out today and I am real pleased I jumped on adding this on to the quiver. ALOHA!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just a little on the breezy side....

After last night's crazy weather, the calls came in that the buoy was reading 10' @ 9 seconds. There was a light west wind here at the house when I left but by the time I got to the sand, it was howling. If I had to guess, I'm saying 25+ kts. The boys were already out and after only bringing my 4/3, I was figuring to be freezing my butt off in a matter of minutes. Paddle out wasn't too bad and the water was feeling pretty good. Plenty of size in the swell but the almost side shore wind was just nuts. Peaks everywhere and staying in one spot was near impossible with the wind blowing us down the the beach. Had a few fun ones and missed a few bigger ones that I just couldn't push through due to the wind. My first left was well overhead but I just couldn't keep up with it. Good exercise.... Below, two from the rocks. (click to enlarge)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Marc Andreini...

.....makes a nice surfing board. Had one of those special days on this yesterday afternoon. Howling offshores made for some late entries but also some sweet lined up walls. Ducked under a lot of pitching lips, had some great views and even made it out from underneath of a few. :) This was about my 5th or 6th time out on this board and finally one of the first sessions were I really felt what it can do. The down the line speed is unreal, more so than my other hulls, and the overall smoothness of it was pure bliss. So many little things were going on that after each wave I was just pumped to get into another to see if I could make it happen again. I am still stoked 24hrs after...
7'9" Vaquero

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Waiting for the wind to shift this morning so I finally got around to foiling the fin on the Bojorquez. Won't see how good my work was until later in the week though. The forecast for the afternoon leads me toward the Vaquero for today's offerings.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


4" of balsa

Shaper- Jim Phillips

Owner/Surfer - Roach

Friday, April 1, 2011

hull hum

Hummmmmmmm. Think tuning fork...... Paddle into my first wave on my new Bojorquez and I thought I was being followed by a pod of whales. Never have I heard a fin hum that load. It was wild. Otherwise, the first surf on it was a little more than I was expecting in the size dept. Forecast was waist to chest and once in the line-up it was evident that those would be the smaller of the offerings this day. None the less, the board flys and other than the fin music, it worked great. Still cold out, and my toes were again ice cubes after and two hours. Aloha!