Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shoulder picker cherry hoppers!!!!

Really fun surf today.

That is all. Good night, and good luck.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Much like the previously defined 'shoulder-hopping,' barrel-dodging is also at the top of my list of favorite surfing maneuvers. Here's yet another sequence from the other week when we were lucky enough to have a beach photographer (again thank you injured Ramin). Not as bad as that Mulligan sequence I posted earlier -- which still makes me cringe -- but yeah I'd take a do-over on this one if I could. MAYBE there was an exit on that barrel, had I truly committed 100% for it.

Maybe. Or, if I actually had any idea how to backside tube-ride solid overhead frothy barrels. It's a long and treacherous learning process.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Definition of Shoulder-Hopping

This is one of my favorite maneuvers.

Great pictorial explanation courtesy of Surfer Magazine blog.

Monday, December 7, 2009


If surfing gave mulligans...

I would've ran out a long time ago.

*** Alternatively titled 'Throwing Buckets' ***


There are A Frames...

And then there are A+ Frames.

Pics taken by Ramin when he was out of action early last week with a minor leg injury. Nice timing.


The No-Deodorant-Defense...

Works every time!

(old pic from Tivo Hoops days, good times.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Too many donkeys, da boogey board, small kine hawaiian borrowing...and my personal favorite, low tide: when da reef stays sticking out

Hawaiian Surf Report from thegoods:CJ and Damien Hobgood on Vimeo.

Swiped this off the Hobgoods blog, some gems in there. Got to hand it to the islanders it is certainly an interesting narrative and dialect, all their own.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

zoom zoom

Getting old does have its benefits.

Namely, new toys!

For a nice little early Xmas/birthday present, Selin got me a super sweet 400mm zoom lens for my DSLR. Words cannot begin to describe it. I am in awe. And it is so out of my league as a lensman it is not even funny but one day I will learn what all the buttons and different settings do. Or, I won't and I'll just be like my dad.

"Ok family smile!"
8 seconds pass
'dad you get it?'
"hold on hold on almost got it just got to switch this dial, ok, yeah that should do"
3 more seconds
"just a second I got it"
"Oh shoot I forgot to take off the lens cap, Joel, Maddy, get back over there, Nic, stop making goofy faces you're ruining my shot"

Either way, I'm stoked. Thanks Selin!