Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Tough economic times turns a paddle board into a tow boat. I glued an Easy Plug to the bottom nose of my surfboard and one to the back of my paddle board, in order to tow my surfboard across to Masonboro. It worked great. I used the surf board leash to attach the two. Not only can I have both boards with me but I have an extra leash if one brakes. I also found it just as easy to wear the leash instead of attaching it to the paddle board. It's probably safer as well.
For what I could tell, it takes about 8 minutes to paddle back across against the tide and wind. The toughest part is transporting the boards and paddle to the water. The traditional paddle board "shoulder carry" seems to be easier than the hand grip with gloves on.
Paddling out not quick enough (part 1).
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Mission Beach Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Today, late afternoon at Windansea. One kid out catching the shorebreak. He was taken off and trying to launch airs where the shorebreak comes together. I almost put my wetsuit on and went out. It's hard to find this place empty. It doesn't seem to be SUP friendly from what I hear. When its's bigger wave break way outside, that's when to go on the SUP.
Sunset Cliffs before I suited up. I little rough and disorganized but no one out and good for the paddle board. I SUPed alone for about an hour before 3 other people came out. I compare this wave to our inlet on a big day. The wave holds up really well. The paddle board makes all the sections and the paddle out is easy. Getting in and out of the water with the rocks is the hard part.
Another shoot of Sunset Cliffs. My camera is on zoom, the wave is pretty far out. We would be calling this set well overhead back home. I would say it has a good 10 foot drop down the face with a 6-7 foot shoulder. What I would have done to have my 8' Ripper. I surfed a rented 9' 6" Jerry Lopez Sound of Music.
This is Sunday at Windansea, my first surf. Windansea is a tricky wave. It comes in at an angle and makes the wave A frame and jack up. It looks simple from shore but will toss you over in a second. There're lots rocks that cause the wave to boil up and barrel.... The weather has been unusual for San Diego. Lots of rain and wind on Saturday and half of Sunday. Beautiful today, just like home. The typical weather patterns bring lots of fog and light winds that give them A+ surf conditions most days.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Check out the hand grip. And zoom in and check out my facial expression.
Steady.....Don't look down.
A blast from the past.
Most guys try SUP a couple times and give up. "How am I ever going to relax and surf this thing?" I remember thinking to myself.
PS> I think I feel a cold coming on! Check our forecast, it may be contagous. Call the boss and let him know you will be missing a few days.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Should I stay or should I go.
Damit, one got away.
Lots of running today. Running to get out. Running back to the boat after my leash broke. Running back to the line up again. Running back to the boat to get to get home.