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!


cooper said...

May your mouth heal quickly and the sun start to shine.

Leigh said...

Coop - well, I am fully recovered and I'm sure the sun will be out soon. Thanks for the well wishes and hope you are doing great - I'll have to stop by your blog to see what's been going on with you :)