Dropped my camera a few weeks ago and have missed out on grabbing shots of some of our recent little swells. Seems every swell comes with plenty of wind these days. Last Saturday came with gusty offshores but was oh so nice for some proper log'n. Today was in the OH range and again the offshore wind was in full effect. Actually, it was nuts. 45kt gusts, blowing snow out to sea, and the air was a balmy 16 degrees. Glad I had to work! :)
For Christmas this year, my wife surprised me with an autographed copy of 365 Surfboards by Ben Marcus. I sort of knew something was up because of an email I came across the week before Santa was due to arrive. When I asked my wife how "she" knew Ben Marcus, she promptly yelled from the bedroom, "Get off the email!". :) Funny stuff... Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when I unwrapped it Christmas morning and I've been diving into it almost every day since. Its filled with high quality images and some very interesting background details on a broad spectrum of surf craft. Several board brands and models I had not heard of before reside within these pages. I was also stoked to see my friend Glenn Sakamoto (AKA: Salty) and his online magazine Liquid Salt mentioned inside. I had the good fortune to both surf and hang out with Glenn this past October in CA. A great guy and a true gentleman in every sense.
If you're a surfer, or just enjoy a lot of surf sled related eye-candy, you might want to pick up a copy for yourself.