Monday, October 31, 2011

Rocks peeps

Chuck D. heading out

Dean heading in

Matty J., Rob G, Chuck D & Rob DLR

Phil and the Gregs

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rockstoberfest 2011

After a one day weather delay, our first attempt at ROCKSTOBERFEST went pretty darn smooth. The water temps dropped a bit and the wind was a little stiff but overall, it was a beautiful day. Fun little waves and good times with good people.

From the top: Rob and Dean sharing, the Rocks!, after surf relaxation session, the real reason we all love to surf here - great people to share it with.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Sure is nice to hear your voice Pa."

I finally had my phone nearby when he called. It was nice to catch up and to hear what he's been doing. We miss him much and he is always in our thoughts. Very ready for them all to come home.

MRAP sleeping quarters eastern Afghanistan

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

some Andreini love!

Had a few really fun nights on my 7'9" Vaquero this week. Being only the third time since the spring to actually have some decent size to take it out on, getting wet on someting other than my logs is always a bit of a toss up for me. Never know if I am going to feel totally lost, or just super comfortable on an old favorite. Fortunately for me, it was the latter. Although Wednesday night in CM was howling NE and a bit choppy, there were big sets that lined up and offered a nice clean wall to fly along on. The board is a true joy to ride when the conditions are good and there were a few the other night that cleaned up on the inside and really let the board do it thing. So smooth on the drops and so darn fast down the line. Rode it again last night at the rocks when the wind went offshore. Some chest+ fat ones, not long lines just more of a drop and maybe a pit to get into. A few of the backside rights were fun to slide into. So many little things about this shape have me thinking about getting another for the rare big winter days. Something about how the forward edge just kind of slides down the face while the tail edges holds you tight into the pocket. Gives me a odd comfort that I am never going to catch an edge on those late drops. Not sure it I explain it correctly but it's all clear in my head. ;) Maybe get one just a touch longer to help an old guy like me paddle a bit easier. Aloha!