Friday, August 31, 2007

New cold war weapon

Baby toys!
guess it's better for the environment than nuclear weapons? except the lead paint part which will cause elephantitis in your kids (unproven of course). But doesn't all this economic cold war battling between the two new world super powers, US and China, just seem WAY TOO ironic? Politicians acting like babies over baby toys. Got to give the US some credit though. Pulling the fear factor card was actually a good move. I aways say....hit em where it hurts, the pocket book. These China recall stories (Mattel, Toys R Us, etc) are going to cause a panic with parents in buying toys. That will directly hurt China and a possibly long shot is that our kids may avoid consumer brainwashing at such a early age.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jesus will kick yo ass!

with a roundhouse kick
i'm going to hell for that! but why would Jesus be helping kids learn how to fight?

Let the over hyping begin

http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/swellwatch.asp?locationid=2&tabid=1441&subtabid=0&CatId=295&SubCatID=295
report as of 8/30/07




Tuesday's 6' to 8' forecast is chest high? ON WHO? Andre The Giant?

The accountant in me would recommend to all surf forecasters stay on the conservative side and wait for some upside. Figuring the past month+ there has been almost zero swell, it's unreasonable to say So-Cal is going to get 6'+ surf next week.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Still can't fully claim it





couple decent action shots of me, but not vertical enough and it bugs me how close my stance is. look how much board is left in front on my left foot! thinking this is why I'm REALLY starting to like 6' boards vs this 6'4"......????

Monday, August 27, 2007

Big Boote......te! te!

the accent is on the te! cause everyone knows the BigBooty Lectroids are French

it's such a shame that in today's Hollywood wacked out ideas like Buckaroo Banzai can't be made into films. what are kids going to reference when they get older with nothing but remakes and sequels available to them?

Non-hoaky Surf Art



http://surf-art.freeservers.com/index.html
(warning: few popups on the site, but nothing harmful)

Irie can usually be found at the County Line dirt parking lot. he's prices were really reasonable for the quality. now I just got to remember to bring cash with me next time I go surfing (if that will ever happen this summer). I really dig his surf themed paintings as they're more abstract. to me, surf art which tries to show an real life theme and/or location can sometimes come off as hoaky. I want to hang something on my wall that doesn't scream "HEY!!! I'm a surfer!" But that's just my personal taste.

What I hate

people who whistle/hum/sing out load but either only repeat a small part of a song OVER AND OVER AND OVER again or are totally off beat. To me it's worse than finger nails across a chalkboard. Every fiber of my being wants to strangle that person and yell......You suck! You have no musical talent! So shut up!

I'm just saying......................

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Donkey breading ground



surf school/camps got to go. do we really need to bring 50+ people to one area to learn how to surf? have some god damn mother fukin' respect

guess it's going to get even worse. the horrible spring and summer we've had for swells (1 good swell per month is not an overall good summer) is windfall for surf schools

http://surfermag.com/features/onlineexclusives/flat-california-summer2007/index1.html

"John Philbin is a surf instructor whose secret motto is “Pray for flat!” According to Philbin: “An almost lifeless ocean is great for what I do, because there is just enough surf for beginners to stand up, but not enough to sweep them down the point from Third to First. This has been the best season for teaching surfing I have ever seen, but I don’t know if that is going to make anyone else happy."

God save us Californias

Friday, August 24, 2007

Take this techno geeks!

no phone is worth $600. get a life

Yeah punk rocked, but Ska kicked ass

me personally in the 80's always like ska better than punk. it's got to be the horns. behind every great song in history is a horn section

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Joys of summer surfing in So-Cal

and this isn't even the crowded part too!
County Line - July 4th 2007
low quality due to picture taken with my cell phone. by my count there are 34 people in this picture with surfboards. and there was even more people out of frame to the left and right. probably one of the most crowded summer days I've ever seen here. the surf was good that day, but WAY too many people. now only if I can find somewhere else on this planet with less crowds, pretty consistent surf year around, and where I can make a decent living.....cause So-Cal is just too crazy now. Or hopefully the housing bubble popping right now with help thin out some of the crowds? One can hope.............

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'll admit it





I'm a tube dodger
but hey.....it's tough moving my gut to fit in small places

Monday, August 20, 2007

Is summer over yet?


what the fuck is wrong with 2007? Is La Nina going through menopause?
Pretty mediocre winter for both surf and snow. Pathetic spring for windswells. Absolutely atrocious summer for south swells. I think I've worn out the mental tape rewinding all my memorable waves. Can summer please be over with so that we can get some good days at Strand? PLEASE! Pretty please with sugar on top.
I think I've snapped.......

Monolith



but for some reason I wasn't able to capture the monkeys dancing around it

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Let's get rid of the bad Juju

did my little part to hopeful help clear the bad juju that has been hanging over the Pacific blocking any chance of surf.


cleaned the wax off 4 boards including my longboard.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

2...3....4



who said math was important. all you need to know is 3 numbers to be a rock star

New Toy

shaped by Kyle Bernhardt out of the North Shore.

6' x 21"-ish x 2 11/16" will confirm that later. 2nd 6' tri-fin swallow Kyle has shaped me. 1st suffered some pretty narly damage (http://whatdoin.blogspot.com/2007/07/we-can-rebuild-it-we-have-technology.html). So this will be my non-crowded day board. Kyle has shaped some KILLER boards for me so this one should be just as good. This template Kyle should duplicate more. It's that good for a tri-fin fish hybrid. Don't let anyone tell you a big guy tri fin has to be some behemoth monster that's not maneuverable. Just need so damn surf now.

At Delta Cargo:








Away from the airport:






























Friday, August 10, 2007

My one and only joke

I'm not good at remembering jokes, so this is the only one in my bag of tricks:

So there's this koala looking to get laid
The koala is attending the annual koala convention in Vegas and hangin' at the bar. While he's having a drink this really hot chick sits down next to him. They strike up some small talk and he buys her a drink. Things are looking good for the koala and she asks him if he'd like to go upstairs to her room. The koala says sure! Once they get in the room things get pretty heated. The koala goes down on the girl for some oral action. The girl really enjoys it and gets off. Once they're done the koala straightens himself up and heads for the door. The girl gets pretty pissed and says "you're leaving without paying me? If you look up prostitute in the dictionary it says: one who has sex for money." The koala replies "well if you look up koala in the dictionary it says: eats bush and leaves"

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tacos Please!



Driven by the place SOOOO many times and I should have known the dirtiest looking taco joint has the best food. http://tacohunt.blogspot.com/2005/11/tacos-por-favor.html


or think I'll grab a taco with a side of "happy ending"? hope the "fish" is fresh