Wednesday, February 24, 2010

4-7 ft shoulder high to 2 ft. overhead occ. 8 ft. POOR CONDITIONS

Despite above report...

Got some GREAT waves today across town.

Sometimes, I wonder...are Surflie's surf reporters really that lazy/incompetent/misinformed...

or do they just purposely mis-report an odd morning/afternoon every now and again simply to appease the locals?

Whatever it is...

Keep doing it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I enjoyed watching this ski/snowboard video.

Good footage, crazy tricks, and I enjoyed the song.

Oh to be a college kid again.

Thanks Taylor for finding this.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Aside from the heavy spitting barrels...shallow jagged reef...and outside sneaker set closeouts...

Here's one more reason I won't be catching a wave at Pipe any time soon.

Paddle battle anyone??


Pic grabbed from the Surfline HD cam which I've been watching for the last 10 minutes. (surf stinks here right now, btw)

(but it didn't yesterday! Score!)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Forget *Mavs*...

...the real place to be today...was right out in front of Lazytown!! Going off! Surfed one wave from way outside Hook all the way past last inside section of Tiburones. For me, that's a first. Straight flying down the line -- my favorite, no turns necessary -- good as it gets. Sun even came out. Doesn't get much better!

** Unless, of course, you were competing. For those guys charging Mavs can go wherever you want, whenever you want. I won't stop ya! **

Friday, February 12, 2010


What's this, Slates is playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this weekend?? Sweeeeet!

Notable for two reasons.

1) I did a FB work campaign for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which was cool;

2) I wonder if the 9-time world champ will get any waves in during his little nor(cen)cal visit? How incredible would that be...have Kelly Slater show up at the Hook? Maybe he'll stay closer to Pebble Beach...Moss Landing? Monterey mysto spots? Fire up the jet ski at Ghost Tree? Supposed to be good solid surf this weekend. Wonder if he'll be on it. Or maybe he'll just play golf. Water is cold here, after all.

Anyways...I'll be keeping my eyes peeled. It would be pretty unbelievably epic to share a surf session with Kelly Slater.

Unless he burns me like the logger at 1:38 in this vid:

Rincon. The Surfermag BB (where I pulled this from) says the logger likely dropped in on him earlier. We may never know.

What's with the gloves??



Update! He did surf! Thanks for a couple comments confirming as much, and for Google search to find it. Here's another blogger's Slater story:

On a different note, always is interesting how and when people (besides my mom) find this here blog. One of my old posts from last year's Valentine's Day is currently blowing up -- 90+ hits yesterday. That's more than I had all last month combined!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Weekend Warrior Joel ponders his triumphant return to the water.

RW Beach, 1/31