/*23 Breaths: July 2012*/

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Post Stoke Tuesday

Before I get started I just wanted to note that Lorenzo Diaz of the Board Riders Review put together a great little video of the Paipo Stokefest. Great  in that a dad took his daughter out on a mat and both got totally barreled. Wave of the Day hands down.

So go to Facebook and check any of the Stokefest pages, Board Riders Review pages or even my page and check it out. Wave of the Day is at 1:41 seconds in BTW.

So on with more pictures from the Stokefest

The Brink stuff looked awesome. Foam and finned for the most part, I saw a lot of people getting good waves on these. I never get to ride all the boards I want to and the craft below is on the top of the list for next time.

I'm a sucker for sand toys

I did get to ride Pendo's Paipo which I heard someone call the Black Beauty. Steve says it's a sheet of plywood surrounded by the soft black foam he uses in his regular Pendo Flex boards. It took off like a shot!  

Paipo Heads of State Glenn and Jon discussing the State of Stoke.
Thanks for the event guys everyone had a blast!

Craig Ferre brought down a bunch of his creations to share including the wood paipo on the left the blue hand plane and the foam paipo everyone called the Target board. 
BTW if anyone has seen the blue hand plane it got separated from Craig and he would like it back 

The view from our beach chairs

Legendary shaper Bill Kickey on the right and young charger Flavian Malone on the left.
Flavian never left the water (except once to eat and win some new fins) and seemed to be on every big set wave.

Two shot sequence here. 
Apparently there was a football game that Glenn and Dre had money on just south of the pier. Above you see them as their team scores a touch down. 

Below is the shot after the TD was reversed after the officials reviewed the video.
(Marvin's money was on the other team)

So that's it for today more photos and commentary tomorrow.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fried like an egg

The Paipo Stokefest went off in what can only be called flawless conditions!

We pulled up and saw a set of sheet glass waves break on the north side and peel off in both directions.

As people started showing up (rough estimates of 100+ at the peak) the collection of surf vehicles grew.

If you like alt craft this was heaven.

I'm temporarily lost for descriptive adjectives but imagine you are at Sacred Craft but it's at the beach and you can look at a board, get the nod from the shaper and be in the water surfing it in under five minutes.

Fortunately my wife took over a 150 shots and while it's going to take me a while to sort thought them and post them all but here are a few.

Big Stokefest shout out to Glen,  Dre, Marvin, Jon, Christine, PMK and all the others that made this such a great event!

You may be wondering about the title to this post.
It seems in my excitement I forgot the all important sunscreen.
Now bad is it? Let me give this example.
Later in the evening I'm in bed with my wife and say "C'mon sweetie turn out the light I want to go to sleep! She turns to me and says, "the lights been out for an hour. That glow is coming from your nose Rudolph!"


Sunday, July 29, 2012


The Paipo Stokefest has been moved to the Scripps Pier.

The day Sunday July 29th remains the same.

I'll see you in the water

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Surf

8 to 10


no one


I blame the contest


late summer

is never

a good time

for swell

the odd hurricane not withstanding

Friday, July 27, 2012

Calling all pronies and flippered friends

kneelos, sickos, bicos and bicettes

"I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists"

Borrowed from Blazing Saddles

Everyone is welcome to come down and enjoy the day!

If you are offended because I missed your sub group please advise in the comments section and I will add you 

The Paipo Stokefest has been moved to north of the Scripps Pier.

The day, next Sunday July 29th remains the same.

Load up the fins and whatever you have that goes with the fins and I'll see you in the water.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


I got up to write this mornings 23B post and found the muse was missing
misc photos instead

I feel bad 
I really do 
 if you have scrolled down this far this is for you

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