Saturday, February 6, 2016


After almost eight years (wow, I can't believe how fast time has gone!), I've decided to formally pull the plug on this blog. A huge thanks to all the people that followed my blog, to all the people that inspired me to run this blog, and to all the people that were featured on this blog, especially the ones with whom I became friends.

Disclaimer: I'm about to get all sappy. Continue reading only if you enjoy getting emotional, want to revoke my man card (yeah, 2003 just called and it wants its most irritating phrase back), had a predisposition to unfriend me and just needed the proverbial straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back to do so, or a combination of any of these three.

I've mentioned this before, but when I first started this blog, I wasn't sure where it would lead to. Looking back, I can undoubtedly say it's lead to fun surf sessions, nostalgia-inducing photos and videos, and genuine friendships. Certainly one could say that running this blog has been a life enriching experience. I told you I was going to get sappy. Thanks to all who contributed in some way to that experience.

If running this blog has been such a great experience, why are you pulling the plug on it?, you might be wondering. Well, it really came down to one factor, and that was time. Life changes and things that once existed - time in my case - sometimes disappear. Such is the case. I simply no longer have the time to run this blog as I would like to.

When I said I'm going to pull the plug on this blog what I really meant is I'm not going to update it anymore. However, I won't be deleting it from the Internet. This blog has documented a pretty cool time in my life and I want to preserve those experiences. For those of you who might want to take an occasional trip down the Team Stoked memory lane, please know that the domain name has expired so you'll have to view the blog via it's blogspot url -

Again, thanks to all of you who followed this blog.

One last thing: Remember that lack of time thing I mentioned earlier in this post? Well, if all goes as planned, I should have a little bit more time within a few more months. And while I won't have enough time to resurrect and run this blog as I would like to, I should have enough time to bring an idea or two to fruition. Time will tell, in more ways than one...