Saturday, July 30, 2011

Action Figure Surfing

Not a lot out there so I ended up imaging myself as the size of an action figure surfing some of the minis coming through.

Puerto for He-Man

Pipeline for Thundercats

Ke Iki shorepound for G.I. Joes

The lone life-sized sponger

Friday, July 29, 2011

AM Winds

One of my favorite things about morning sessions here in SoCal is the usual off-shore winds. Unfortunately, the winds were already on-shore by the time I rolled up to the beach this morning. Fortunately, however, there was a little swell. Hopefully it will clean up for tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Eh, Why Not?

With the waves forecasted as being a whole foot bigger than they have been recently (yeah, I know, "wow!") and the water temps estimated at mid to high 60s, I took a look outside this morning, saw the sun shining, and said, "what the heck; I might as well go for a dip".

So go-for-a-dip I did. I'm glad I did too. Despite the small waves, I had a surprisingly enjoyable sesh. I guess that's what happens when you try to tune into nature instead of trying to make nature tune into you...or it could have been the exceedingly low expectations that I had. Either way, I left the beach stoked, and, in the end, that's really all that matters.

Monday, July 11, 2011

An Afternoon Peek

I saw some nice pics from this morning so I decided to check it out myself this afternoon. The conditions weren't as nice as they appeared to be in the morning, but there were more than a few fun looking ones coming through.

By the way, after a little hiatus, Jeremy Phillips is back dropping some sickness on Blogger. Stoked that you've brought back your blog, Jeremy!

The high tide made for some shore break:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ocean Current

A nice little current made it quite a challenge to stay put where I wanted to be. I had to constantly paddle to maintain my position - I definitely got my share of exercise for the day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July 2011

On the short list of things to do on the Fourth of July in SoCal: BBQ, watch a fireworks show and hit the beach. I took care of the latter this morning.

The waves weren't that good, but the weather made it an otherwise perfect day to be at the beach.

Happy Fourth of July!

Fourth of July 2011 from Team Stoked on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Holiday Weekend

On any other day, I probably wouldn't have taken a dip, but being the Saturday of a holiday weekend, I just had to jump in.

I'm actually glad that I decided to take a dip. The water was warm - spring suitable to trunkable - and the waves were better than what they looked like from shore.

Nick reminding me of Hawaii by standing up on a bodyboard, in trunks.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bringing in July with...

small surf!

Not a lot of surf action going on this morning, although it looked liked it was getting better, relatively speaking, with the tide push.

Not a lot out there

Water's getting warmer