Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Morning Fun

Good fun this morning. Conditions we clean with small, small surf. Nevertheless good fun. In the lineup there was some extra smoothness. Gliding on some nalus was the one and only, Gerry Lopez . We had a blast considering the set waves were only chest high. Tracy, Ron, Sparky and Li’a (not sure how she spells it but she’s a local girl I’ll spell it Hawaiian Style) all out enjoying the ocean. With waves like today, Stand Up Paddle Surfing let’s you get out and get wet and surf!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lesson dos

I have to make a quick entry on April's progress. The swell started to fill in on Monday morning and there was a lot more motion on the ocean than on Saturday. We paddled out through the "bay" which is a lot less forgiving than other beaches. She was up and paddling looking really comfortable out there. We paddled around for about an hour or so and she was owning it. She's hooked on Stand Up Paddling, next lesson is Stand Up Paddle Surfing.

Paddle with Aloha.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Stand Up Paddle Surf Stoke

This morning I had the pleasure of spending time in the water with Eric, April & Caleb and sharing the joy of Stand Up Paddle Surfing. This was a great Stand Up Paddle Surf lesson, all three had different levels of comfort and experience in the water.

The conditions were great for the first time in open water. Not much swell in SoCal right now but there was some motion in the ocean. The first time anybody tries to Stand Up Paddle Surf (SUPS) the more calm the water the more better your experience. Now I could write a long blog entry about all the techniques we cover individually to get them up and going but I won't. However the best thing of the whole morning was the ear to ear grins and them feeling that exciting, unique almost indescribable feeling you get the first time you stand up and start to guide on the water. It's a whole different perspective.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sunset Session

K-MO and myself scored this evening. Paddled up to one of our fav spots and had a blast. It was small and the tide was creeping up but have Stand Up Paddle Board and have fun. We played on this little corner for a while and then cruised up the coast a little more and ended up on a point going left and right all night. The tide eventually came in a flooded the small surf. We cruised back south and passed a bunch of dolphins. Rob showed up just in time for a quick paddle as the sunset. Just another day to be grateful for.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Small Sunny and Stand Up

Cali summer comes with warm air, warmer water at smaller waves. Another Stand Up Paddle Surf summer on call if day's like today on lining up. Fun little lines, glassy surface and good friends. Let's pray for some large southern swells so we can bust out the under 9 footers and have some Stand Up fun in some breach break barrels.

See in the water.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Fun past swell

Plenty of waves to be had these past couple days. I'm tried! No Stand Up Paddle Surf pictures from this swell, everyone was actually surfing this time.