Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great weekend....

Saturday was the first time in a very long time that we had the Familia in one place at the same time. Even though it was just for a few hours, it was a very good few hours. Then Monday showed up with some swell and that was a good thing too! : )

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Timmy's Story.....

Just read about young Timmy Mason's passing via a fellow Jamboard forum member in the UK. Although reading of cancer related deaths is an all too common occurrence in our daily lives, it seems that when the victim is a young child it hits the soul a bit harder.

You can follow the below links to read Timmy's story. At present, there is a fund raising Auction link to bid on a board shaped by Timmy's dad.



Sunday, February 12, 2012

Liddle Fans.....

Just saw this out there on the blog network. You can see more at http://jdubsingles.blogspot.com/ and http://thecentralshaft.blogspot.com/ . Sure it will show up in a few others as well. A fish hull? Wicked!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Waiting in Florida...

Mid 80s N/A thruster. Couldn't resist the craigslist ad and price. Fond memories of my late teenage years. Thanks to my Sis and Brother-n-law for picking it up for me.
Eager to get my hands on it.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

New/Old Doyle

So last Monday my friend Greg Shannon is cleaning out his shed in preparation for his transfer to PR and he asks me if I wanted an old board that he's had stored in there. Of course, I am never one to turn down giving an old board a new home, so I volunteered to take it off his hands. The years have not been all that good to her but its still pretty cool to just see any of these old boards and wonder about its life's story. The wax on the deck was black and hard as a rock, but underneath you could see some pretty neat pin line work and a name. After a little effort I uncovered the logo and pin lines but I did not recognize the name "D. Doyle". Although, with the Lavalette surfing permit stickers on the bottom, figured it had to be a NJ native. Ironically, I was watching Bill Yerkes Summer of 67 surf movie (on loan from Roach) last night and up pops a young surfer named Dennis Doyle surfing in, of all places, Lavalette. How cool is that, find an old board, have no idea who shaped it but pretty sure of its origin, and a few days later it seems the answer presents itself in a grainy 1960s surf film.