Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Shaped in the summer of 73 by John Silver
The photo stretches the outline it's really pretty stubbie.
Thick with the foam carried out to the rails
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
An fine Autumn leaf from this mornings walk
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Although they are nice
But real apples like this one
I have admittedly been on a food kick lately
But the truth of the matter is I just write.
If I'm surfing I write about surfing
If I'm working in the garden I might post on compost
I'm always eating so that is always in the mix
It all fun and I love it when you play along with the home game
So before I forget, the apple above is called an Ambrosia.
They are the best and if you are inclined you can read about them here
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Getting rinsed off during last weeks torrential downpour
"I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille"
Yet another shot that distorts the length of the board
But it does give you an idea of the outline. Nice tail.
Rails are soft through the middle and get a little harder in the tail
Yeah I know the lawn needs work, but then, so do I.
Glassed in fin drilled for a connection to the leg rope
Ole did a lot of boards this shade of light blue. I really like it.
From the shed of Bob "Ole" Olsen
No disrespect to Mr. Olsen. The shop, as I remember it in Sunset Beach Ca.was little more than a tool shed. If you saw something you liked you had to take it outside to check it out. His shop is where the current Bruce Jones shop is today. When I was thirteen I thought he was ancient. I did the math and he was forty! Nice article on the Maui Time website.
I love garage sales!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
From the NOAA site
THIS SPECIAL ADVISORY IS BEING ISSUED TO UPDATE THE CURRENT AND
FORECAST INTENSITY OF RICK...WHICH CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY AT A
REMARKABLE PACE. SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES
BASED ON THE LATEST INFRARED IMAGERY ARE AT LEAST 6.0...AND THE
INITIAL INTENSITY IS RAISED TO 115 KT BASED ON THESE DATA. FURTHER
STRENGTHENING SEEMS LIKELY GIVEN THE IDEAL ENVIRONMENT...AND THE
INTENSITY FORECAST HAS BEEN ADJUSTED SHARPLY UPWARD. THE NEW
OFFICIAL FORECAST SHOWS A PEAK NEAR CATEGORY 5 STATUS IN 24 HOURS
FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL WEAKENING.
Class Five storms are the top end of the classification.
Either Mexico is going to get hit and get a lot of rain or if the storm goes left into the Pacific Ocean SoCal might get some surf.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Ripped directly from the pages of Megatrough
This Coming SATURDAY October 17th from 7pm to 11pm at Shelter Surf Shop
Searching For Michael Peterson with Live musical performance by Beau Young and Seth Petterson
Michael Peterson ruled the surf scene throughout the early to mid-1970s with his savage, groundbreaking surfing. An undiagnosed schizophrenic, Michael couldn’t handle the fame his surfing powers attracted, and he retreated into a world of hard drugs, fast cars and shadows. He eventually hit rock bottom after a car chase, which took 35 police cars to stop him.
Adding a special touch to the U.S. tour is Australian singer/songwriter Beau Young (2 x world champion surfer) in concert. Beau retired from professional surfing in 2003 to focus on a fulltime career in music. He has gone on to record 2 albums and performed at many of Australia’s most respected music festivals and toured through Japan and Europe. Beau has an obvious affinity with the film and story of Michael Peterson, being the son of one of the world’s most recognized and famous surfers (and Peterson’s predecessor), Nat Young. This will be Beau’s first official U.S. tour.
Admission is Free
Refreshments will served.
Lolas Mexican Quisine will be grilling up tacos on the cheap from 7-9
Emmy Kirkley is baking up a storm and will be bringing scratched baked goodies for sale in the back
Matunas is giving away wax while it lasts!
Shelter Surf Shop
2148 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
for more info, call 562-342-4401
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Nothing in the morning croissants today
I had a really good post in mind
But then I totally forgot what I was going to say
so we'll muster on anyway
It's been raining since around midnight
which is great for the drought conditions
but terrible if you live on a hillside below the burn areas
Surf conditions should recover over the next few days
and there continues to be more tropical energy spinning up
I'm always hopeful.
I had a good time posting shots of my old board
And since I have a few old boards
I thought I would make it a semi regular event
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
So here we go
Monday, October 12, 2009
Unfortunately, that much rain may cause mudslides in and below the recent burn areas