/*23 Breaths*/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What The Sea Gives Me

The movie premieres on Saturday as part of the Best of the Fest program at the Sherwood Auditorium

Morgan and I got a sneak peak the other evening

A link and a password from a friend who wanted to share the experience.

That is really the theme for the film so let me explain.

If you are reading this chances are you have some connection with the water

It won't be my relationship, it will be uniquely your own.

WTSGM - is a series of stories, about water people who share their relationship with the sea.

 ** Warning if you are expecting the usual thrash and burn surf flick, with snapped tri-fins during a close heat at some blown out beach break, this may not be the movie for you.

This is a movie for anyone who has an appreciation for the unique qualities that make up their lives and the self awareness to examine what the sea gives each of us.

The sort of thing we have come to expect from Pierce, Petra and The Misfits, another great movie in what will be a long line of  "surf movies for the rest of us".

Go see it when it comes around or buy a copy.

Watch it, think about it and share it with your friends.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Heart of Summer

While it's true that I prefer the Fall

Summer does have a lot going on

Liquid Salt - Glenn's labor to bring real surfing to real surfers

Release 2.0 is here! Check it out

Beautiful content with a focus on surfers surfing...

men, women, short boards, long boards, Paipos, handplanes

they even have mats

so you know it's good!

This Saturday the planets align

and there will be gatherings up and down the coast

Saturday July 19 is the world premier of PMK's

What the Sea Gives Me

What The Sea Gives Me from misfit pictures on Vimeo.

 It's actual the screen as a part of a group of videos at the Sherwood in La Jolla

Earlier that morning will be a Paipofest

A large coffee and a scone as big as my head and I'm going...

Enjoy the Summer

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Daze after the Fourth

The 4th is always the high water mark of the summer beach season

Of course it's still warm

The Tour just started

and we will have

may hot days ahead of us

but for me

Labor Day (September 1)

the official unofficial end of Summer

that first day of the new school year

or even the Autumnal Equinox (September 22)

are mere formalities

With the passing of the Summer Solstice (June 21)

the days have been growing shorter

and with it begins

the long slow slide

exhaling into Fall and Winter

The beaches clear out

the water is still warm

the swell direction begins to shift

I love the Autumn!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

other things to do

For some reason
at the height of a state wide drought
we here in our little almost seaside hamlet
still throw "safe and Insane" fireworks
into the mix on another one of the summer time
drinking holidays

I for one will be
avoiding the crush at the beach
and just stay home
to get an eye on my roof
while Fluffy patrols the perimeter

The swell is supposed to hit on Saturday anyway

and I have other things to do

A particular good one over at The Electric Sunshine today...

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Summer and there is so much good stuff on the surf blogs

Check out the latest Here & Now interview on UK Mat Surfers

After reading Ken Dog's interview you will be frothing to check out his daily blog

So here is a link to that

Harmless Neighborhood Eccentric

I thought this would a good time to do a little photo montage

something a little Steiny-esque

It turns out that capturing the spirit of a place with a few seemingly random photography and a catchy title


I encourage each of you to try so that you can truly have an appreciation of his work

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Redux

is that feeling you got
in the pit of your stomach
going surfing in the morning
no idea what the swell was doing
you surfed the day before
but you never knew what today would bring
you were packed in the car
with your one surfboard
along with all your friends
and their surfboards
non surfing friends had to find their own ride
but there you were
on the way to the beach
no idea what you were going to do tonight
maybe a party?
an equally vague idea of what you were going to do tomorrow
go to the beach, what else?
but here you are
its mondaytuesdaywednesdaythurdayfridaysaturdaysunday
because the days of the week melt together
during the summer
either it's the heat
or just that arbitrary day references
have no meaning during
but it's warm out
there is no other place you need to be
and you are going to the beach
because it's

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer School

Paul posted some great video of a mat rider over at


Rather than repost here just follow the link above

Spoiler alert

keep your outboard pontoon dry....

I post these links and tips

In hopes

that someday

we get


a shot from a few years ago that I still find around the internets

my back lawn hasn't looked this good in years, we must have gotten some rain that year

Monday, June 23, 2014


More a feeling or a state of mind

than a series of X's on the calendar


wearing nothing but shorts, thong shoes and a sunburn

it's still too hot

even before the sun comes up

The colorful hordes

attempt to escape the heat inland

by visiting the shore

a sleepy beach town

becomes a porchlight in the night

for visiting moths of all descriptions

all except one

the swell

all except the "thunder from down under"

but that is a tale for another time

I would write about it today

but this Monday is sucking the life out of me

Like a Big Gulp

bought by some tourist

along with some cheap sand shoes

that won't last the day

combined with a twisted pair of sun glasses

all for 99 cents on the Weekend Special

at the seven eleven

film at 9

weather and sports at ten

see you then

Saturday, June 21, 2014

a walk would be nice

From wiki -

a wave is disturbance or oscillation that travels through matter/space, accompanied by a transfer of energy - so yes there are waves

so yes there are waves

but even on a mat

where almost everything

is "over head"

it's still only shoulder high

That said

the water is warm

and the sun is nice

maybe a


would be nice

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

there are somethings you can't do with a nice rose bush

The existing bushes are producing nicely

And I am totally addicted to my daily handful (or more ) of tomatoes

So now is when I plant the next wave....

because there are somethings you can't do with a nice rose bush...