Monday, December 31, 2012

Hully vintage 7'6" Rick

During one of my web surfing trips I came across this beautiful old Rick. Lovin the hull aspect up front, sharp rails and the overall outline of this one. The old Owl my friend Grant came upon a while back had a similair look.
This one is for sale on CL in the South Bay. Looks like fun!



Tube Hound

Yukon seems to have a knack for finding Matt just as he's
trying to hide from the wind.

Last year

Last week

Friday, December 28, 2012

HARD CORE!!!

Rob G. 12-27-12
So what if the offshores are howling at well over 40 knots! 

Photo: Yukon

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The 7'9" has a new home.....

Look for her terrorizing the line ups of Monmouth County!


Aloha

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mele Kalikimaka :)



Aloha to All :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Uncle Sam says...



Got this from puck and grey butt's mom and dad.
 
Mahalos  :)

Congratulations Joe & Amy

Our oldest son Joe popped the question this weekend. She said, "Yes!"
Welcome to the family Amy. :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

THE MAN!

Rob was charging everything that came near him on Friday. To boot, he was out in a vintage 5mil because his regular suit had torn and was out for repair. No way was he going to miss out on this swell. His surfing was so hot, he couldn't get cold! My Hero!

Aloha

Friday, December 21, 2012

12-21-12 Photos by YUKON!

Matt J........ Oh Yeah!

Your's truly. :)
Aloha!

12-21-12

Well, the world didn't end today. Not yet anyway....
Pulled up to find it much bigger than I was expecting and the winds weren't all that bad at first. Pretty big swell in the water making for some awesome rides. Saw Rob G. drop into one that was easily 10'-12' on the face. One of the biggest waves I've ever seen ridden here. I didn't get a lot of waves but the ones I did get were a full on blast. First two lefts were absolutly nuts. Well overhead and just perfect. Late drops were the call in the stiff offshores and the lefts were really standing up and throwing. Only got tossed once but took a couple of beatings on the way out and on a few monster clean up sets. Haven't seen this kind of size in a very long time. Good times! 

Bigger than it looks...

Outside!

Once again, the Andreini delivered.

Yukon, way down there shooting photos in the maelstrom!

Aloha

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rob's vintage Farrelly....

Stopped by my buddy Rob's house to drop off that DNLW for him to look over. (That board is a blast to surf btw.) After a bit of comparing the Bing to my Zeph YYZ the topic of conversation shifted over toward vintage boards. Rob mentioned his G&S stringerless Farrelly and was kind enough to pull it out for me to see. Beautiful board and extra cool that he's the sole owner since the late 1960s.


Rob and his 7'10" Farrelly V-bottom
 
#2733

 

Roach's 9'8" DNLW.... Sweeeet!!!

Roach dropped this one off this morning for a friend to test ride. Had to grab a few photos while it was here. Beautiful board. Hoping to slide a few on it this morning myself. :)






Aloha!




Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scored it clean....in the parking lot!

No swell for the past week so we did the next best thing. A little gliding in the paking lot. :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

9'5" Bing DT

Stoked when I hear a friend scores!
Good for ya G!


Aloha

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday morning offshores

Woke to the sound of wind blowing through the trees. Knew it was going to be 50/50 on the conditions over at the Rocks but had to go take a look for myself. It was much colder that yesterday and the wind was just starting to crank as the sun rose. It looked fun even with the wind so I suited up and paddled out solo. The waist high swell that I saw from the beach was super clean and then the sets showed up. Shoulder to head high screamer lefts with some big rights throwing over near the rocks. Had a bunch of fun ones and was once again shocked to have it all to my lonesome. About an hour in Matty J, Loni and Chris C, showed up to keep me company and many fun waves were had by all. Good times in the crazy wind. Glad I got up and went for it! 
*Aloha*

Sunrise on the Two Mile bridge

Early morning perfection!

And then the NW winds turned up to 11 :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hot Generation

Roach let me paddle out on his new 8'4" Hot Generation (Hilbers) today at the ROCKS.
And while it was big and lumpy and not pristine by any stretch, I can tell this a pretty fun board. Had a few decent waves before the south winds came on and slopped things up. Gets you in and down the line with ease and turns are a fluid and smooth. Very eager to try it in better conditions.




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Got in an early log'n session in Cape May this morning with just a few friends. Nice way to start the day.  Hope all of you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day!
Aloha


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Noll-stalgia


While I was walking around the booths in Del Mar at last months board show, I thought I'd come across an old member of the family. After closer examination, while it was very close, it was not my old board. My wife bought the one in the first photo at yard sale in Rio Grande, NJ in 1987 for $5.00. We held onto it for almost 20 years and numerous moves around the country, courtesy of the USCG, before we finally let it go. I took it up to George Gerlach (Surfer's Supplies, OCNJ) at some point in the early 1990s to get his take on it. George said it was most likely from around 1965 and that he sold a bunch of them out of the shop during that time period. It was 9'6", had a slight twist up toward the nose and a cool blue fiberglass "chopstick" fin. The red "Greg Noll" in the lam had faded away and for several years, I had no idea who made it. Just a little guy with the word "surfboards" on the deck. There wasn't much about longboarding history at my fingertips back in the late 80s and it wasn't until one day that the sun shone on the board at the right angle that I saw the faded name on each side of the the little "fat man" on the lam. Rode it quite a few times but never really fell in love with it as a rider. While stationed in Chattanooga, TN I kept it behind the garage where the tug I was on moored up. During the summer months I'd paddle up river during my lunch break in a weak effort to stay in some type of surf shape. After many years of it gathering dust, I put it up for sale and off it went to a new home somewhere in Northern California. Hindsight being 20/20, it's one I'd like to have back. Not so much for the performance aspect, but more for the nostalgia.


Summer 1988

Fat man lam


Vintage Noll at the International Surfboard Show in Del Mar, CA October 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Surf'n the web and,,,,

.....I came across a photo of a guy named Grant riding a board named Karl.
Digging the stache! :{


Maluhia

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cape May today....

Left work early in hopes of finding some clean conditions in town. Heard the Rocks were big and lumpy with all of the north winds the last few days. Ended up finding some clean little peelers in Cape May. It had been a shile since I'd surfed in town and it was a very good choice for today. Long, clean little waves with a three person line-up. Good times.


Aloha!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Greg Liddle 1963

While browsing through a 1963 issue of Surfer magazine, I came upon this center spread.
Is that cool or what!!!




Aloha


Friday, November 9, 2012

Owl

7'3" Owl in a used rack somewhere near Ventura...





Thursday, November 8, 2012

Grant's find

9'10"
 

Diggin those rails


Nor'easter day after...

Packed heavy this morning with anticipation....

Howling offshores really turned up around noon.
 
The shortboarders were all over the rights by the rocks. I stayed on the lefts up the beach but didn't score the rides they were getting.


It was more of a challenge than fun this morning. Had a few good ones but the majority of mine were closeouts with a few decent beatings thrown in.