Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Not Much

Not a whole of stuff happening right now. The swells have died and the tides are funky, so no surf. I can still have a go out on the standup paddle board and that'll have to do. It's Halloween and I have no real plans for tonight. Not really into Halloween this year. I was just down south for work this weekend and got back late last evening, so I am still pretty fried.

There was a moderate earthquake last night. It's been awhile since I felt one that size. It's a good reminder that I live in California. Other than that, not too much going on. I'll be sure to post when anything exciting happens.

Monday, October 15, 2007

CWC 2007

What an exciting week around here! The weather did all kinds of things... from super stormy and rain, to beautiful sunny days. I did manage to get a few pics of the Cold Water Classic. I was driving around Westcliff during Day 1 of the CWC and made a little video:

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Well, it got stormy and I ended up going surfing and didn't get anymore video, but I did get some pics the last day of the contest. I got this shot of Jordy Smith, who won the event, setting up for a snap:




I don't recall who this was - maybe Josh Loya. There were still some decent sets rolling though:



No shortage of spectators for this event!


In closing, I am getting over a cold, so no surfing for a couple days. It is going off again right now!
Hopefully the new swell will last for the week or will build again for the low tides and my recovery!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

October Slumber

Wow... looks like it's been a month since my last posting! Lots of things have been going on, lots of drama. I always seem to end up with girls who don't like talk things out, or communicate. Anyway, I guess I must realize that not everyone deals with things the same. My friend Jessie wants me to find a surfer chick. I told her, " You never know what these evening low tides and a SSW swell will bring in". She laughed. Spoken like a true surfer.

We are having a cold fall this year. It's been super windy and icky out. That didn't stop me from going surfing 8 days in a row last week. Needless to say, I am worn out. It's just as well, I'd rather stay in my warm home anyway.

The Cold Water Classic is going on this coming week and I can't wait to check that out! I am dog-sitting for Meg, so I will be close to all the action. Also, we are going to have evening low tides all week, so that means another surf-a-thon.

I will have get some pics of what's going on around town... stay tuned! Oh! and amazingly, I was able to catch some dolphins at play in Cowells:

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