Monday, April 30, 2007

Mini Monday

Captains log. Monday April 30th. Surf is ankle to double over the knee. Regardless of the size, fun rights to be had by all on Stand Up Paddle Surfboards.

Tracy, Dennis and I, seals and string rays.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Aloha Friday

3 hours of great surf. Chest to head high with the occasional over head set. Long, long, long rides. Limited crowd, for this place at least. I personally haven't had waves and rides that long at this place since the winter swell in Jan '96. Super fun, super unreal. Laddahs.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Stand Up Paddle Surf Pictures

Yesterday was sunny and was not. This morning the wind was on it, it was gloomy, even though the afternoon wind is blowing the offshore haze still is hanging around. Regardless, there may be time for a Stand Up Paddle Surf session this afternoon.

But as promised from are some shots that K-MO was able to get.

Here's the crowd from yesterday morning, session 1. Remember, clean 2-3 occ. 4 ft warm sunny day in southern california.

(Click on the small pictures to make them larger!)

How cool is it to be in SoCal and have good waves with just your buddies...there is a crowd of people 150 yards to the north of us???

Jim on a lefty...


Dennis hanging out with us.

The Speedo Bandito was spotted in the line up. You can choose to click on these...if you feel you need to make the items in this picture larger. Let this be your warning, it might cause temporary blindness and nauseousness. You may need therapy after this've been warned.
...the man, the myth, the legend...

We could hardly contain ourselves from laughing so much from the sight of a neon blue speedo making its way through the line up. It only took a couple of waves that we realized it was not a good idea to share waves with the Speedo Bandito. Poor Kyle just bought his new camera and it's been tainted with shots like this one. Fortunately for us all, neither the camera nor Kyle was injured in the making of these pictures.

Hoku doing the "Hoku".

Tracy is always fun to hang out with.

K-Mo was full of skills on the camera. A self-portrait below.

The Speedo Bandito and a new-kine Soul Arch. (I don't know?)

The line up got better as the day progressed. Especially after the sighting of the Speedo Bandito.

This one is for you Jim, the Bull Dance. See Jim likes the the bull dance. Hoku mid spank and feeling it, doin' the bull dance. You gotta love to have fun with friends. Do it Jim, do it!!!!

Jim not doing the bull dance...but with plenty of opportunity!

Brian showed up later and caught some fun waves.

It's all about having fun........

Mahalos K-Mo for taking all the pictures. You rock man!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Oh my oh my

Ok today was UNreal. Clean conditions all day, fun small surf. Crazy morining, we have pics, K-MO took some good ones. You'll have to check'em soon. Laters for now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Two weeks and no entry...wot.

It's been a while, but there's been a lot of stuff goin' on. While it's still fresh on my mind...
Today was blown out by 8:30 in the AM. However, before the wind killed the small-kine surf K-MO and Hoku, plus one other Stand Up Paddle Surfer...and Big D for a lil-bit had a point break all to themselves without the W.O.M. (Whiney Old Men). Now before anybody's panties get bunched up...they know who they are and where they stay. So if you felt the's you.

So the past couple weeks in a nut shell. All the guys made the Catalina Crossing safely. B-rad sets the bar for next year, pulling the crossing solo. Tons of waves with size these past couple weeks. Last Saturday a bunch of Stand Up Paddle Surfers at Kaulapapa's, the LA crew came down and had some fun.

On a sad note. We have had a couple KOOK spottings. For those who don't know what a KOOK is; it's the guy giving other wave riders reasons to give Stand Up Paddle Surfing a bad rep. It's the guy who shows up, paddles over to the line up, and abuses the privilege of a paddle. Oh and you know who you are because everyone tells you. So, because of the natural high visibility Stand Up Paddle Surfers have, increasing number of us in the water and some local confusion on ordinance enforcement we need to let the KOOKs know how they're creating a mess for all of us. Keep the aloha in and out of the water. If you need help trying to figure out if you're one KOOK click here and test yourself.

More in a few days, I'm off to Lost Wages.