Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fun Surf Today

 East coast surf isn't half bad. I had a fun, dropping into some big steep bombs early this morning. I never really found any steep drops in California. Maybe next trip.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Made in Oahu Reproduction

Curtis in Oahu had my design reproduced

7'8 x 30

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How we Traveled

We flew Southwest to San Diego. They charge $50 each way for SUPs. Hassle free and no damage. Near impossible to damage when the board is wrapped in a near hard case of foam, then slipped into our board bags. Here are photos of the foam case. It's split at the middle. This makes it easy to remove the board at the hotel, then repack for the trip back home. No need to rewrap or re-tape anything. Total cost of foam about $30.
I created a split hard case using sheet foam from Lowes and foam tubes from Wings

Slide this half over the board tail

Slide this half over the board nose. Then slide it into the board bag.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pipe, Swamis, and Beacons

Swamis around 3pm. Much bigger earlier today

Jacky's last wave of the day. Getting small. Between Pipe and Swamis

Beacons about 4 pm. Getting windy by then.

Fun in Encinitas Today

Today we met our old friend Brendan, a life long surfer who grew up in Southern California. His dad was a lifeguard at Swamis in the 50s, surfing redwood boards back in the day. We know Brendan from the few years he lived in North Carolina, windsurfing and kite surfing Carolina Beach. All the old wind crew know Brendan. It was great to see him again.
Brendan making fun of us :-)      Jacky made him do it

Brendan showing us the best place for lunch

Brendan showing us the best places to surf

Looking down the cliff

Reef break

Brendan's favorite break, near his house too!

At the bottom of the stairs. Jacky testing her Surf-Fur coat.

The entrance to his home spot.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Road Trip Today

Large crew of kite surfers out today in horrible weather. They must be desperate for wind, compared to the spoiled NC kiters.

Jacky scored this sick after surf / kiting coat by Surf-Fur

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cardiff Reef Today

We surfed Tourmaline this morning. It was small, and strangely crowded. So we made a run to the Wahoo Taco Shop, then drove up the coast. We discovered Cardiff Reef looking fun with only 3 people out! Tip, watch out for the $71.00 parking ticket. The ticket booth was closed. In Florida, that means free access. In California, it means you're bait for the parking police.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another Terrific Day of Surfing San Diego

All the following are one wave ride

This wave was typical of most waves today