Monday, May 26, 2008

Another One


As much work as it was, being involved with putting together the SCLU Memorial Day Invitational was a pretty awesome experience. The conditions were working against us the whole time, not to mention gas prices, but the surfing went on. The Santa Cruz Longboard Union took first place in the team standings and my friends and club members placed well in their divisions.

The sponsers (all those banners are now in my truck taking up too much space):



A rare view from the judges stand:



Aside from the contests there were after parties and BBQ's - making for a very traditional Memorial Day. eating, drinking, and being with friends. I think I drink more on this holiday weekend than any other. Yesterday I received a bunch of leftover food and Jessie and I had our own little holiday lunch and beerfest!

Oh yeah, and I did actually get some surfing in too! The waves were meager, but again, all my friends were out and it was just fun to surf with everyone and be out in the water.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Spring Thing


Where the hell did this month go?? I had my wisdom teeth pulled a few weeks earlier and lost some time thereafter. Let me just say that I am so glad that is over! A day after I had the extraction done, I felt I deserved to order myself a new custom board, to ease discomfort of having dry socket.

I went to the Blue Coil shop and spoke to Bob Miller about shaping me a custom log. I wanted a single fin noserider - a sort of burnt orange color with a deck patch. Specs: 9'6" x 22.5" x 3" - no pin lines, just an opaque orange pigment. Don't worry, there will be plenty of pics! Word is that the board has been shaped, it just needs to be glassed. I'm stoked to say the least.

When I drove home from San Luis Obispo last week I spotted some beautiful California wild flowers as I drove up Hwy 1 (pictured). It was a hot one last week, but it seems the fog has moved in and the weather has been much cooler. That hasn't stopped the surf... we had some wonderful classic sessions this past weekend: friends in the water, plenty of good waves. Doesn't get any better.

This week we have the Santa Cruz Longboard Union Memorial Day Invitational. It's going to be a VERY busy weekend! Again, I should have plenty of pics... until then, Leigh out!