Monday, April 12, 2010

Redwood Planks in Surf City

On Friday there was an unveiling for the new plaque that is to be placed by the lighthouse here in Santa Cruz. It commemorates the summer 3 Hawaiian Princes surfed the Rivermouth back in 1885. This literally cements in stone that Santa Cruz is the first place on the Mainland to be surfed.

It was a beautiful day and just a memorable ceramony... very aloha in every regard. Ever since I've been surfing, the story of the princes had been sort of an old legend. To see all the paper work and research spread across in Kim Stoner's living room it was in fact, well, fact.

Here's the article and sort of an addendum to this whole deal:

Monday, April 05, 2010

Going Forward

It always seems I am so busy with work. I cannot believe it is already April! This past weekend I went to see a surfing exhibit at our local museum. There where a lot of local artists and surfboards on display. It was really awesome to see some of my friends contribute to this installation and to be knee deep in such a culture that appreciates it's history.

Being in the museum was a great rainy day thing to do, as the weather had nasty for the weekend. The surf was looking good, but I really haven't been into it. My sessions have been so-so and there are days I feel I have failed myself as a surfer. I have to remind myself that it is ok not to surf. It is ok to want to stay in and read or watch a movie. The good days will return and I think I should refrain from surfing until I have the want to go.

It has been busy anyway... I've the got the Memorial Day Contest coming up and I've been learning how to update the Longboard Union's website. I'm also taking care of the program, so I have layout work to do too.

Hopefully in June I can relax and find other activities to get into. After the last post, I really want to find new people to be around. No more users or needy people in my life. I let that girl go, and I really am glad I did. The site of her irritated me and I loathe her.... not really a good thing to feel about someone, but it is what it is and I am happy not to see her or be anywhere near her.

Busy and happy days ahead!