Monday, November 28, 2011

Congratulations Champ!

Our daughter in law Melissa is the new Philippines National Champion!
We are all very happy for her and her family and I know her hubby is going to be stoked when he hears the news. Way to go Champ! : )

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Support small business Saturday..

We do! Today we dropped in at the craft show at CM Elementary school. Good stuff made in our region and beyond. Picked up some nice hand made wool scarves, some locally made candles and honey, as well as a few other items. A good Christmas shopping day. Also picked up a piece of Nicaraguan pottery from ex-pat Chris Welke who now lives down in Granada. You can check out some of their stuff at As a added bonus, it was a beautiful day for a stroll through CM with my lovely wife.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all

All of us here on Breakwater Road give special thanks for our family and circle of friends. Here's wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving 2011.

Side note: Scored a super fun Thanksgiving eve surf with Matty J and Chris yesterday at the rocks. First surf in almost two weeks and it was tasty!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I would have been shot...

I've read quite a few articles on these actions but this was one that really got to me. I cannot imagine what my reaction would have been had it been my wife that was pushed to the ground. I can only say that it would not have been good.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

my next wetsuit ;)

This way, no one will be able to see me when I fall...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New reading material.....

Gerry in Java, Pottz ripping, and neon boards, oh how I dig those fond memories of high school. Pretty sure I had that April 1984 issue snatched off my desk by my geometry teacher.... ;) Gotta love Ebay.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wave waves

Shawn "SBO" Garry sent a sequence of his buddy Scott Busbey getting pitted down in Nica. Picked this one out of the bunch because I dig the waves in the wave... Cool!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

We salute all of our Veterans and wish each of you a very safe and relaxing day. You've earned it. And to all of our men and women out on the front lines, stay sharp, fight the good fight and God Bless each and every one of you. We love you all!

Love you Son!

Another one for the "want" list.....

7' 11" Vaquero Serena

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The night before last..

a few of us were over at the rocks enjoying some clean little ground swell. I had taken my board to work so that I could get wet as quickly as possible once the afternoon whistle blew. The shorter days require a bit more AM preparation and a little faith that there will be a clean wave waiting for the late afternoon. As the sun began to set, the moon had already snuck high into the eastern sky. Matty brought to light the many colors that were in the sky and how awesome the sights were all around us. The incredible sunset, the moonlight dancing in the near glassy swell, the sun shinning off of an airliner high overhead well after the sun had left our view. As I sat next to the rocks waiting on the right wedge that would show every few minutes, I watch Captain Dan casting a bucktail into the surf hoping for striper to jump on the line. His silhouette with the sunset to his back would have made a great photo. He hoots that there's a set on the outside. After a short little right I kick out to see Roach paddle into a nice lined up wall. The waves are picture book perfect and the surrounding views make them all the more beautiful to witness. It's times like these, when you can put aside the trival things and just enjoy being alive and in the ocean, that make you really appreciate how blessed life truly is. Aloha.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Los Perros Rights

Got an email from my buddy Shawn Garry today. He'd just received some photos from his buddy/shaper Scott Busbey who's down in Nicaragua at a spot where Shawn and I were almost 2 years ago. This spot didn't break while we were there and we'd only seen a few photos of it when it was working. These photos do nothing but fuel my urge to get back down there ASAP!

Noviembre 6, 2011 somewhere in SW Nicaragua

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Andreini loaner....

About a month ago, I was heading up the beach after a surf and along comes Roach with this big Vaquero under his arm. We had spoken about it previously but up to that point I had yet to lay eyes on it. I was pretty excited just to see another Andreini as it's quite rare (ie.. never) to see one down here. Fast forward to yesterday, when he was kind enough to let me take her out for a spin. All I could say after that first wave was, "WOW!". The swell was in the 4'-6' range and pretty clean early on. It really seemed to be a perfect day for this board. The thing was so smooth off the bottom and fast down the line. It paddled great and got me into anything I was willing to go after. Some of the better sets were well overhead and it allowed me to get in early and hook up with some super fun waves. I absolutely loved it!

9'10" YYZ & 9'2" Vaquero

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rocks Nov 3rd

Last night and this morning, some size showed up at the Rocks. Some overhead sets and so many super fun waves rolling through. Watched friends getting some great rides and even managed a few myself. My shoulders are sore, but its a good sore. ;) Aloha!

Dean on one of his many

Rob sliding left

Jim & Rob, stoked!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

but this one goes to 11.....

Congrats Champ!
(photo nabbed from Surfy Surfy)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011