Friday, April 1, 2011

happy bday to our family

With all dogs having bdays within a two week window, we have proclaimed 4/1 dog birthday.

happy happy
joy joy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

an incident aka wounded knee

pop goes the knee, MJR nails the money shot a millisecond before I blow out my MCL and crawl to the beach sans board and ego. Tail spins to beach, cant seem to unstick booty from wax, back leg getting twisted and pinned closer to nose, closer, closer, cant fight the gravity, closer, POP...

As alway Neptune wins, the surf has turned on, the days are getting longer, and I am drydocked for 6 weeks.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

what happened

What happened to us?

Sorry for lagging.
We are moving.
Dude scoping early season flounder in our new backyard
Dude agrees this really is a great room

Thursday, January 20, 2011

more from ecuador, eh why not

some bs fun from new years day before the swell actually arrived in Ecuador. Riding the 5'2 concave deck stringerless Dick Van Straalen Fish Snagglefin got me for christmas, it worked great in Ecuador when I barebacked in tropical water. Yesterday with overhead sets and 6/5/4 wetsuit and all the 5 mil boots and gloves i could barely feel the board under me, I suck and so does the cold winter thus far.

On a warmer note, Snaggle and I got invited to a private preseason garden shindig, woohoo, lectures about tropical plants, tips on perennials and creating butterfly gardens amongst other interesting topics. Came home from ecuador with a mailbox full of seed catalogues, time to start planning, days are getting longer, soon it will be time to turn the soil.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

16 day christmas

Sometimes you just have to sit back and let the world unfold in front of you. Whatever happens, just say thankyou and hope it all happened for the best. Hmmm, the trip ended unreal, scored epic surf courtesy of quickly arranged surf tour courtesy of Sebastian, I will post his info for everyone when I get a chance. Keith and Marilyn and the grommest of gremmies their boy Tyler, at La Buena Vida Hosteleria stoked us out daily with great hospitality, perfect breakfast served all day (as it should be), and a great Aloha spirit.

The last week was greeted with building swell, epic right points, solo sessions or just with friends , the purchasing of a half acre of land a football field from the beach and the adoption of two beautiful vizsla puppies.
epic "empty" right
Stoked Crew after 3 hours at "empty" right
courtesy of SeaBass

epic food

epic beer

Tom Parrish "Empty" Right Quiver
the puppies
the souvenir 100'x100'
Its still flat in NY, somethings never change and its snowed about 10" inches which after 28" in december this no longer constitutes a snow day. Sorry groms no snow day for you.

Monday, December 27, 2010

greetings from ecuador

Almost Flat in Ayampe
Snaggle asked why I would bring all the small wave toys?

This was the biggest wave we saw the 1st week

nanny nanny we still got in the water
Snaggle got really good at her Mat that Santa got her for christmas

Snaggle owning it on her Fourth Gear Flyer by Paul Gross

apparently we are here for a bodysurf trip but have to squeezed in a couple surfs. Waiting on three huge swells, here for 11 days but may turn into two and a half weeks.

A moment with Nature

Updated, in Ecuador you burn your idols, heroes and villains, its a New Years Eve tradition. Translation, a surf sacrifice was in order...

the last supper

burn your idols


scary new years leprechaun
Burn Idols Burn
Party Animals, we stayed up until 12:15 AM rage til dawn

New Year, no more getting skunked on surf trips, bring on an epic 2011!!!!
1/2/2011 Sacrifice Worked

Friday, December 17, 2010

stupid winter

Scenes from winter's past. Waiting on a Nor'Easter b4 we head off to Ecuador for warm waves and a tasty buzz, Ahhhh, the equator about as far as you can get from a waveless 14 degree december. Oh sure NJ was good for a day but than it was freezing cold and flat for the rest of the time, one bomb swell in 6 weeks just leads to god awful paddle outs and a lack of comfort in your 6/5/4. Winter pretty much sucks, but it sure makes for some pretty pictures.