Saturday, August 29, 2015

Supermoon !!!



 Supermoon was super cool to see this AM.
 Super bouncy too!
 Out solo for almost an hour till my buddy Chad showed. Beautiful morning.

 Not sure where this swell was coming from, just happy it did. Supermoon magic?

 Goodman pig dogging one off the rocks

Chad-zilla was crushing em this morning.  ; )


Carr and Curls

Friday, August 28, 2015

It is, what it is!



the same but just a little different - 1933
if you know, you know  ;)

Monday, August 24, 2015

I really need to be less responsible


 Another Monday morning text bonanza rattling my phone while I'm at work. Clean glassy 3', of course it is. Off at 2:30, wind goes hard onshore at roughly 2:35. What the?


 
Maluhia!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Really Like

Matty G.. teasing me with pictures again.  MGS 9'2"

Sweet!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

TGIF





The early morning island dwellers have been scoring it all week. The working stiffs like me get the afternoon onshores and dribble. @#$$#%^#*   ; )

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mother Nature's showing off again

 about to get nasty

 Aloha

Monday, August 10, 2015

# Twenty Nine!

August 10, 1986
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August 10, 2015

: )




Sunday, August 9, 2015

"Off da Rip!"

 Got home from another early morning chunky-funky dawn patrol session to find a PM from a buddy out in San Diego. Always great to hear from friends you don't get to see/chat with very often. Opens the "good memory" flood gates and puts a big smile on my face. :)
 LC gliding at a "Divine" locale


Good Friends + Good Times = Great Memories

Aloha

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Oh My!

 A sweet teaser photo from my buddy Matt Garbutt.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
: )


Aloha

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Goofyfoot's Garage Board Review : )

 Dawn patrol color
 Been waiting for a decent day to give the 8'6" GP pin a test drive. Loaded it and only it, into the Jeep this morning so that it would get my undivided attention.
Conditions: lite offshore, almost glass, 2'-4' clean lines. Out solo at dawn.
So here are a few of my "right foot forward" notes.....
Wave #1 Frontside 3'.  Don't put back foot near tail when dropping in!
#2  Frontside 2'. "Hello, I said don't stand near the tail!"
#3 Backside, 3' and a nice long wall, kept feet forward and not too bad.
#4 Backside, 3' slight adjustment of back foot, board goes right and up, out and over the back. Dang, it was a nice wave.
#5 Frontside left, 4' nice drop, slight step forward and off we go. Clean long face, perfect trim and a nice smooth little re-entry at the end. OK, now I'm getting it! :)
The rest of the session was a blast. Spent about 2.5hrs really getting to know this board. Many waves ridden and not much swimming. Stuck a leash loop on it but left leash off so I'd behave myself. Found out right away how loose and slippery it could be when I'm back near the tail. That V is very sensitive to any minor foot/weight shift. Once I figured out where "not" to put my back foot, it was all butter! Smooth, trimmed nice and turns great. To be quite honest, I've had my doubts about this board ever since I got it. Its ass heavy/thick in the back and thin and nicely foiled up front. Those first few waves with my foot too far back, it felt slow (slippery but slow..if that makes any sense). Once I shifted forward a little, the speed and glide appeared and the flow of the board on the wave face was smooth, responsive and faster than I initially thought it could be. Is it the best board ever, well, I wouldn't go that far. Is it fun to surf, hell yes! Very happy to have it and stoked to experience another bit of surfboard design history. Have a great weekend Amigos!
 1968 Hobie Gary Propper Pintail  8'6"
Aloha