/*23 Breaths: February 2009*/

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jazzing the Glass



A new film by those master minds who brought you Invation from Planet C


Looks like the opening shot shows stoke miners

Blast it!

Monday, February 16, 2009

An Active weather pattern

that's what they call it.

For me

it means the rainy season has started

such as it is here in socal.

This means the High pressure that hangs over us and deflects any Lows heading our way has moved east and not been replaced by another one.

This lets storms drop down the coast before heading east,

the storm fetch has a chance to point at us for awhile,

but the rain and wind reaches us about the same time as the waves.


so you travel or you try to catch little slices

before the storm winds hit

or after

or during if it turns off shore for any length of time

(it usually doesn't)



So lately I haven't been getting in the water too much

Only a few times since the flat spell ended

On the mat you are really in the water

lately there is less ocean water in the wave

and more polluted run off

that just isn't water that I want to be in.

not so fresh

But things change and we'll see what the future brings


Incredible art work by John Severson

On a rainy Monday

you could do worse

than spending your time reading

Ken McKnight's writings

(There are two new permanent links on the right to take you to allaboutsurf.com)



Bad Haiku Monday

storms spawned

in the north pacific

headed our way

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Best Surf Cars Ever?

VW bug


Everyones favorite car from back in the day!
Add a set of Aloha racks you can take 4 buddies and their long board to Trestles for the glass off
*Historical Fact - the trip to Trestles is financed by cashing in pop bottles

VW Bus

see VW Bug above and add more buddies or subtract the buddies and take your girlfriend, configurable for short or extended surf trips

Mini Truck

You can't bring a crowd - (big plus these days)
plus you have plenty of room for whatever.
If you add a shell you have security and a motel room!
This still has good gas mileage

Bike

Given the world wide economy, gas prices and my personal employment situation...

I would add a rack for my mat, fins and wetsuit


So let me know what is or was your best surf car ever?




Added plus video



This seems to be Gerry Lopez diving into a river to body surf a river wave with a hand plane

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun - George Greenough


As I sit here in SoCal

waiting for the next in a series of storms

to both provide swell and ruin the conditions

this clip plays in the background

My prayers go out to those affected by the fires in Australia



Enjoy



Ok this one has Greenough in it for sure

Friday, February 6, 2009

Rainy day links

Here are some new links I have been visiting lately

First is DIS•PLACE•MEN•TIA
As all good hull riders know its starts with Greenough

Photo from the surf museum.org site
The displacementia site has several Greenough clips you should in enjoy.

Next is Hulling Bird
A blog to give you a look at Japanese and California surf culture.

Finally we have Point Never
A happy blending of art and surfing and some wickedly funny bumper stickers

Enjoy

One more

If you haven't been to cihtog snihplod lately

here is some of the cheese you are missing