Friday, September 30, 2005

Rest Time



This is the first night all week I've had a chance to sit down and relax. Its been one of the most busiest weeks I have had in a long time! I started my Environmental Bio class which I have been enjoying. My instructor is fabulous, however she teaches class like everyone is 15yrs old, and I don't really appreciate being treated like a teenager. She is passionate about what she does and manages to get her point across otherwise.

My former roommate, Sylvia, came into town Wednesday night and has been staying with me. We've had a blast and it's just like old times! I had a few other friends over for dinner last night and made spring rolls and some other veggie dishes (very low maintenance and everyone loved it). We sat around and made fun of The O.C. when it came on (Alice, you would have loved the snide remarks made), and then Waterworld happen to on, so we bagged that as well. Yep, good times.

Sylvia left for Pacifica to see her brother and nieces, so I have my place to myself again. I lost my voice from either my allergies or talking too much, or both. Surfs definitely up tomorrow afternoon around 3pm. Yes, I have homework now...but its nice having something responsible to do, besides my techie job (which is extremely, insanely busy right now!). I'll report more on the surf this weekend, and I am hoping that it'll another classic fall session and I get some 5's in just like the above pic.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tough Questions!


So what's the difference between a leotard and unitard? Well, nothing really...just that all unitards are leotards, but not all leotards are unitards. The real question is: should this guy be wearing one??

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Night Surfing!

I think I had one of the most fun and memorable surfing sessions this evening. Nicole and I met up at Cowells at about 7pm and got in the water as then the sun was setting. The water was gorgeous, glowing purples and oranges. There were only two other surfers when we got in and a guy and his 4 kids joined us as well. The waves started coming in as the tide was getting low and the dark was setting in. It was just plain fun. The guy and his family went in as did the 2 other surfers, so it was just myself and Nicole with waves to ourselves. Such an awesome experience surfing without sunlight, using your skill and senses to catch waves. I think I surfed way better because I couldn't see behind me, I popped up right away and really felt my way through. I started getting comfortable, but then I heard a sea lion barking and realized once again that I could be prey to a large fish (however unlikely). That was about when Nicole and I decided to go in. I definitely want to do that again



PIC: We see a lot of these guys in California. As cute as they are, sea lions are also a favorite food of great white sharks.
Photo Courtesy of http://www.exzooberance.com

Sunday, September 18, 2005

End of the Weekend


Well that was fun! My arms are pretty much useless from all the paddling. I need to start swimming again and get my arms back in shape for this winter surfing season. Today wasn't as big as it was on Friday or yesterday morning, but it was still super fun! It has been awhile since I last surfed in the afternoon and miss that evening glass-off feeling. It was sunny and warm, and it seems EVERYONE was out surfing today. I did get a lot of rides and a few really good rides and Steve witness my cross-step to hangin'five wave! That was a flawless ride! Ahhhhh...if it could always be like this. The swell is fading but we are expecting a new SW Swell to fill in at the end of the week again. I can't wait!

The picture above: No fog, no bedhead, just a soft gentle conclusion to a bangin' weekend.

Friday, September 16, 2005

The Moment



I got up at 5:45am this morning, drove over the hill and saw breaking waves at Cowells! Low tide was at 3:30am, so I was delighted to see that it was still pulsing and pushing some decent sized waves! The rides were a bit bumpy and hard to catch as they were rounding out because of the incoming tide. I was also on Alison's board, The Tank, so there is some adjustment there. But it was still damn fun! I took the above pic after my session and will take more throughout the weekend. The below pic is of a car i always pass on the way to Casa Bueno (Alison's & Briana's house) and I thought I would get a shot of it this morning on the way to return The Tank.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Anticipation!



Looks like we have some SW Swell on tap for tomorrow! After a very flat summer, I am almost in tears waiting for tomorrow and the weekend! Since the Surf Paparazzi will most likely be out surfing, I will be sure to have my cam on hand to capture the excitement! Don't worry, I have the cable for this cam!

This is what I am hoping the conditions will look like, but I maybe too optimistic:

Monday, September 12, 2005

No Pictures Please!


Ok, so I still can't find the f#@%in' cable for my digicam! But the Surf Paparazzi had captured this view of Linda Mar during last years NorCal Women's Surf Fest.

This idea for this post was inspired by the Pansi Files.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Surf Fest!

Yesterday was an awesome day! It was sunny with a slight breeze, waves o'plenty - perfect day for a surf contest and day at the beach. I did take some pics, but need to find the cable for my digicam. Anyway, I saw some awesome surfing - the women were just incredible and the support was ever present for women's surfing. There was a raffle ever hour and I won twice! The first time I missed my prize cuz I was out surfing, but I didn't miss much - just some sports drinks. The second time I totally made out with a bag of gear! I received a new bikini (very cute I might add), a visor, and uber-cute beach bag! Always buy raffle tickets because you have a good chance of winning! Last year at the fund raising event for the Surf Fest I had bought only 5 tickets and won a longboard! That's a major prize considering its worth is about $700!

Anyhow, I am glad I stepped back and decided not to compete. It gave me a chance to take a look at where I needed and wanted to be in my surfing. I will definitely be a player next year in the Surf Fest, no doubt. I'll post the pics soon as I find that darn cable!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Why?!


Why on God's green earth is this flavor of Snapple so f#@kin hard to find?? I can't ever find it in a grocery store...they have ever other flavor! I know its so trivial, but Fruit Punch Snapple is one of my favorite drinks ever! And the thing is that when I crave it, nothing else will do. *sigh* Well at least I can find it in Longs or Walgreens...although sometimes its inconvenient.

I guess I needed something to complain about.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

September Sessions


Well Saturday kicked off my September surf sesh and it was still looking small. Hopefully we'll start seeing some good fall swell come in. I also headed over to the east bay and hung out with my gimungous family. Overall it was a pretty mellow weekend. I am going to stop into work tomorrow, but just for a little bit. I am still getting my place fixed up. I am thinking of having a party later this month. Oh and as far as the Surf Fest is concerned, Alison and I have both opt'd out and are not competing. I will however be learning to judge a surf contest that day, so that should be extremely exciting.