Friday, July 31, 2009

The Bear Arrives.

Butch, aka "The Golden Bear" Britton


The waves went from thigh to hip high sets down to ankle/knee within 30 minutes. Strong SW winds and dropping tide.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday: Small Surf w/ Potential

After session shot 8am.

Shot before gettn' in.

Ankle to thigh plus south wind swell this morning. The tide was droppining and hurting it. Offshore winds and a few hip high sets that were alot better than a majority of the surf coming through.

Hopefully, I'll have the camcorder running with the new housing by Saturday. The "Golden Bear" is in town this weekend!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday Mid-Morning Revisited & New Camcorder Housing

My new Sony Marine Housing for my digital camcorder.

9:30AM, cleaning up nicely.

B-Dog doin a cutty.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Morning.

B-Dog Sunrise

Doggy Dod again.

Tina, from swimcam angle.

Swell was on today.

Thursday, July 23, 2009



Today's pictures turned out foggy. I believe the lens had something on it. Today was a great surf early from 5:45 to 7:30AM before the tide got it and slowed it down. On our first several waves it was still dark, waist to chest high and perfect glass! I titled the post "contentment" because B-Dog and I agreed that we caught several waves that left us feeling completely satisfied after our session. I know we both caught chest to shoulder high waves that stood up perfectly.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our Swell Starts to Show!

Shot taken about 12:15.

Farely long rides.

"Crouching Puppy, Hidden Shih Tzu"

Waves in the waist to chest high range with some chop this morning. A great beach day, 85 degrees and moderate humidity. Only averaging 4-5 people in the water at once.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Decent Start to the Work Week.



A few thigh high plus waves coming through if you waited.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday Morning

C-Luv on Da Mooch.

Head high wave.

Me with Z in background.

Double trouble. Split peak, go figure!
The waves were glassy the first 30 miutes and bigger. Mostly knee to thigh high. Pictures compliments of CB1.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Playful Waves Today!

C-Lov and B-Rad. CB1 in the background.

B-Raddy Rad Jones making the waves look good.


The waves taking shape this morning.
This morning was a fun session with good friends. I've shared more waves with friends in this past year of standup than my entire 23 years of surfing. I beleive the ease of catching waves and standing early gives us the safety of riding together more often.
I hope to have a new video cameria by the time the aproaching swell arrives. As of last night's report, Wedneday and Thursday look promising.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Small Waves, Nice Morning!

Northend #16 at 7AM

Mac Mac.
Today was a great morning to be on the beach. A thigh high wave every now and then kept it interesting. We're all hoping for some wind swell to kick up for tomorrow and Sunday.
Lesson of the Day: Never give Z a camara to take pictures. He's not mature enough for the responsibility.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Small Surf with Offshores Today

I jumped in for an hour around 2pm today for a short session. Mostly knee high waves with the occational better set. It was getting better by the moment, the tide was rising, the sets were lookin better and the wind lighten up goin more westerly. I'm willing to bet 4-5pm was fun.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July SUP & Fun at Masonboro

It wasn't all just paddling around. We caught these keepers on our first cast. Lucky us!

This a personal training client of Krista's giving stand up paddle a try.

After a long day of fun, a nice sunset paddle with the wife was the perfect finish!

Butch Goes SubVector!

Butch gettn' da hang.

Ankle to knee high plus surf. Butch on SubV.

Butch on his 11' 6"

Butch on SubV again.
Shots were taken July 4th at Masonboro Island. Butch is about 6'2" and 220-230 lbs and really started to look comfortable on the board. I rode his board and its a great surfing BIG board.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Fins & Fun Surf

I got my board set up as a quad now and really like how the fins release. In addition, the board seems to have more lift when pumping for speed. Thanks DW with the fin help.

Today, forecasted to be small, and of course there was a thigh to waist high wave with offshore winds. Before Surfline, Swell Info, MagicSeaweeed and online buoy reports going to the beach and checking the surf was like Christmas Day. You park and run over the dunes and you either got good waves (which would be like getting a great toy for a gift) or flat surf (like getting socks & underwear as a present). Now, if the forecast shows swell and when it's not there it's like I just got sucker punched in the stomach. Especially if you rearranged your work and family schedule. When the forecast shows no swell and there is good swell I freak out. Like someone hooked my adrenal glands up to my car battery. You could call Guiness about the world record work clothes to wetsuit exchange time. 60 seconds flat! Minus a few seconds because I am driving you know.

What do normal people do to keep occupied?

Aint Surfing Great!