Friday, November 27, 2009


Click on these to see the wave rider.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Five guys out. Nobody looks to have the right equipment for the larger set waves. New swell just beginning to fill in this morning. Should be double OH by tonight and Sat. morning. 9ft CC RIDER is the call.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


One of these gentlemen is featured in each of the following photos. One is in them twice and our compadre Carl is in one of them. The 1st pic was taken in Santa Barbara in 1975, 2nd S.B. 1980's, 3rd 2009 in Sausalito and #4 I'll make a guess it was taken in the 1950's, when Southern California had abalone.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Right coast .. Left coast .. Everybody getting some!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A "non surf" blog - Ventura in a new light

We are in Ventura the second time around but this time it's a little different. We have a car! We spent the first 7 months in California with no car - just our bikes and our motorhome. I'm glad we did it that way because it showed us that it can be done AND it makes us appreciate the little things. Like driving to the grocery store and the laundromat instead of stuffing everything in our back packs OR driving our home (RV) to all of these places. It wasn't easy sometimes getting into those small parking lots.

Yesterday we met Nancy and some friends for a movie in Camarillo. The day before we went to Santa Barbara to the Apple store for my "mac" session. We couldn't have done that last year. But the flip side is you end up spending more money this way. Last year we never went out at night. It was just too dark coming back on our bikes even with the bike lights. We are discovering different areas of Ventura too. We may go to the marina today.

We (at least I am) still riding our bikes into town and we vowed we would continue this. Ventura is very bike friendly and it's a joy to ride your bike.

We are settled in and getting into a routine. The kids (Rico and Nugget) like it too. And I'm finally getting used to the California weather. I'm not so cold anymore. But we've had great weather lately. I even jumped into the ocean in October with no wet suit. Yes me. I still can't believe I did it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I've had a great five days and it just keeps coming. It's late afternoon with perfect conditions.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Outside reef.

High Fives and smiles during dawn patrol.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Building swell. It's a foot or two larger now compared to these dawn patrol pics when the outside reef was a bit mushy. I'm watching it from the living area window's and it's pumping.

Whoochie Coochie outside.

Boogie Woogie inside.

Monday, November 2, 2009