So....what have you guys been doing when the surf is like this? Dont say travel. That doesnt count.
For mine own part I got an imac and have been learning xcode and objective c.
Feel free to #thumbnail.
I was going to go to my secret spot down the coast today but it is so pathetic I will just pass and go for a ride on my bike. Seriously thinking of getting a kite. Summer is hit or miss. Mostly miss.
Diablo 3 :)
When its blown and tiny i like to surf concrete, it keeps my leg muscles responsive and the movements are beneficial towards bettering my surfing maneuvers.
Been trying to land a berttleman without a full rotation and going into a reverse.Damn its hard,my body wants to automatically pull around. It looks like i this one i didnt rotate but it not very high up on the wave, i mean wall.
i give love to my ride
RAD! Some sweet, worthy projects and great activities. I'm hitting up Sonoma today, and uncorking some good times. Stepping away from the computer, in general, on this day of rest.
Cool ride EggYolk! I like the wooden comparments you have built, good place for coffee cups, empty bottles, and an Fcs leash;)
lotso skate photography and searching for new land spots.
I lower my standards and still surf at least twice a week. Usually 3-4 times per week though.
cooking meth & sleeping
going to every single one of my kid's little league games. oh yes. indeed.
I've been learning Spanish (for future travel), flossing daily, and taking luxurious naps.
On days like this I generally order 2 pizzas, draw the shades and watch channel 595 on direct tv till exhaustion. That was a lie, I went to the gym, cleaned up the house, de-waxed/waxed a few boards, watched some playoff basketball and convinced myself not to go and check the surf.
Been sharpening my photog skills. Here's a couple of pics of some of the different shapes through the trees caused by the solar eclipse this evening.
I see waves and whitewater . . .
Well, tomorrow I'm probably out, and will just ride the bicycle. I don't usually floss but does using business cards you got from deutchbags at conferences count?
I don't think business cards make very good floss, piss...
I've been trying to spend a little time on slacklines. At best, it resembles cross-stepping.
++ on deferred dental maintenance catchup. Have been biking a bit. Have also been pulling some of the shaping and ding-repair projects out of the rafters in the garage too.
I still like to get into the water to paddle at least. Gotta flap them arms.
i have started flossing daily as well. another good use of time/floss is sewing up holes in wetsuits.
@obsfobsf, where is that skatepark?
hit the gym more often, socialize more often and visit friends that i don't see the other nine months of the year. also get cranky...very very cranky.
@oceanogg, the top pic is Pacifica and the wannabe Berttleman is at my local brake,25th and Potrerro in the City. The bowel there is sick and once you get a line down the possibilities are endless.
@ShredLife, sick Five-o and awesome background.
Put together my daughter's dresser, armoir, and big-girl bed, and then, when she wouldn't sleep in her big-girl bed, the big-girl bed rails. Still slept in her crib, damnit.
But, I finally gave in to temptation and paddled out this morning. Bottom 10 conditions I've ever surfed, I think. 3s knee-high windswell. Managed to slide on top of a few of 'em on my 9'2".
There is no offseason. Just a More-Complainy Season.
Paddled to Yerba Buena/Treasure Island yesterday afternoon. No surf found. There's a great view of the city though.
kite. how is it you all don't kite? it's the perfect bay area inverse to surfing
I'm finishing up my personal tribute to Angus Young
skate, party way too much, skate....get depressed-
still trying to figure this one out...
ok, let me embellish something for you then platypus...
I open my eyes and stare at the ceiling for a bit. I wonder what the surf is going to be like, but then it dawns on me as I look out the grey sweating window in Noe Valley...the plants are quaking from the wind, to and fro. I sigh, roll over, and then I kiss my wife as she still slumbers and I lumber to my feet and put on my baby yellow bunny slippers and saunter to the kitchen. There's a squeak and I subconsciously mumble god dammit to the dog, but keep moving. The flourescent counter light is still on from last night's affairs, boy howdy did we tie one on. I push a stray lipstick stained wine glass aside and reach for my coffee beans by the toaster. I muse on how I miss Spinellis, which was a quick walk, but this bag of blue bottle will do. I carefully measure three little cups into the grinder and use my right hand to push the grinder into action while my left scratches those morning itches, all the while yawning and exuding dragon vapor. Itching satiated, the iPad is on the counter, with a few crumbs on it, connected to the network with 4 bars and I click the surfline app. I pull up SFOB and my bedroom morning light window fears are coming to electronic fruition. Two to three foot windswell crap. Crap. Why did I even bother getting up? The toaster reflection shows I have perfect bed head that belongs back in the bed, yet I'm here, with a morbid curiosity of what the report says. The iPad goes beep and I see a message from FatNewt who intimates he's having a smoke, and watching people with waders digging for worms, and the surf is completely like Lake Michigan on the shittiest day: two to three feet 6second slop. I put the coffee in the coffee maker, and a few grinds slip out onto the counter but that's just collateral damage. I resign myself to another morning in the house. Finally I'm awake with the smell of strong coffee permeating the room, and then it dawns on me.....I'm going to start a Vespa gang.
I tell myself I'm gonna use my unused "surf time" to take an afternoon off with the kids, or skate more...but then I just end up working more, which is lame.
Maybe I'm just a wuss, but paddling to Treasure Island sounds kinda gnarly. What do you do if one of those huge ships comes by?? I'm curious to know.
I check the surf, go home, smoke a fatty. Then check the surf again, repeat.
AC, just channel your inner Madden and "keep your head on a swivel!" You have to keep an eye out for all boat traffic. But the freighters and tankers come up on you really fast. Fortunately they are easy to spot at a distance.
I picked up a prone paddleboard last year to deal with the summertime flats. Its been great exercise and very relaxing. Angel Island was a much better destination than Treasure Island. No surf anywhere but I've learned quite a lot about the bay.
Smoke pot, pray, and read about Eastern religion.
Righteousdewd, thanks for the reply. I've been wanting to get a prone paddleboard for years; I had a 10'0 log that did the trick for a while, it does feel good to at least get out and use your arms.
I think we need to break this stupid surfboard stacking record. God knows with the surf the way it is, we have plenty of time on our hands. Although I think using a hummer is cheating.
Most people have heard of telephone booth stuffing but few outside of the world of surfing have heard of surfboard stacking, or of MBAC's 10 year reign as a the world record holder in the category. Now, thank you to the Encyclopedia of Surfing, the record is once again archived in history.
The world record effort was even lost from the of recollection of current staff until MBAC Instructional Manager just happened to be looking through the Encyclopedia of Surfing and came across the obscure entry; surfboard stacking. According to the encyclopedia, surfboard stacking is, "The diversion in which surfers lash down as many surfboards to the roof of a car. The board loaded car had to be driven a short distance (100 ft) under it's own power."
The entry highlights the many successful, and failed attempts, to best the previous records from as early as 1962, through the 70's. Then after disappearing for more than 15 years instructors from the Mission Bay Aquatic Center in 1988 made a strong bid to beat the record by stacking 115 boards on top of a Plymouth Galaxy 500, only to be disqualified because of a sideways propped board on the Galaxy's trunk (pictured above), which violated the rule that all structural support had to be originated from the roof. 3 months later the staff reattempted the record with a perfectly executed 141 board effort. The record held for 10 years until a group from Santa Barbara thatched together 282 boards on top of a Humvee and smoothly glided to a new record.
You can read the board stacking entry in the Encyclopedia of Surfing at Google books.
to be fair. it should be to a vw bug classic with no roof rack and you cannot bolt anything to a car.
got a job to pay for next six months of unemployment?surfing
This is getting pretty redic. Shutdown for a while I guess...OUCH