Friday, May 28, 2010


I purposely snapped these in 3 seperate locations duplicating the same angle, with the exception of the 1st pic. Indialantic, my home break a block from our house and Cocoa Beach.

Really a nice one week run of swell, which today is still producing nice 2 to 4 ft at least in southern Brevard County.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Indialantic, Cocoa Beach Part 1

Coming soon to Downtown Cocoa Beach.
Decent size swell this past week! Groomed dawn patrols and this in the early evening.
Overhead and bumpy late P.M.

Chunky late afternoons.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Da Kin Wahines!
C.C. with a stash in PR.

Hall of Fame exhibit 2007, Surf Expo, Orlando.

August and Bing

Mary Ann crankin a bottom turn!

M. A., Playa Grande, Costa Rica

M.A. and Patty

Hey Randy. One MEGA SHAKA!


Greg Noll, Balsa Bill, Carl Hatch and Cecil Lear.

Dick Catri, Patty and Carl Hatch. 2006

Dennis Ryan, Tampa Ave.

Indialantic, Florida.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Three of my hero's. Brock and Bruce Reynolds and Ricobama. Just keep in mind the title of this blog when viewing the other pics. Maybe I should have titled it SURFING STAR TRACKS.
Another hero, gentleman and as far as I'm concerned, the best waterman today, Dave Kalama.

People don't come any better than Gerry


Surfers Journal

Friday, May 14, 2010


My Great niece, Dakota Brown, Santa Monica Beach about 2007. Same beach where I first stood up on a wave in 1959.
This guy brought in a CC RIDER from the 1960's while I was visiting Dick.

Dick Metz hired me off the beach at the Outrigger Canoe Club in the late 60's to be manager of his Hobie Store in Honolulu. He's been a friend and mentor ever since. He founded the Surfing Heritage Foundation maybe 10 years ago in San Clemente, California. SHF is the mother load including one of DUKE'S boards from the 1930's. It's value estimated at a quarter million dollars. The board in this pic was given to him by the guys that used to steal beer from Dick (he owned a liquor store in Hunington Beach in the late 50's) while he was out surfing the H.B. Pier.

Barry Hann, SHF curator. Barry is up 5 mornings a week, without fail, surfing San O before work.

Tom Pezman and Dick with a photo taken by Larry Pope along with a piece of art by Bruce Reynolds lower right.

The oldest surfboard in exsistence. Built in Oregon in 1882.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Well, we were running out of firewood and it was cold on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is our good friend Howard Kelly's previous work shop .. STEAMBOAT LANDING MARINA about 2007.
Looking kinda serious. Guess we all regretted having to cut up a fine guitar just because we were getting a little chilly. Inez, Howdy and Patty.

This is Howard and I holding the two peices together. The guitar still can be played this way.

This is a good example of a what a ships carpenter's shop should look like. Howard spent the last 3 years building a new one. From the photos he sent I'd guess maybe 4 or 5 times the size.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


of Mother's Day in Colombia. The countryside surrounding Medellin.
I've blogged this photo a couple times but here's to all these orphan's getting a good home! That's Patty's mom left with sunglasses and Patty in the middle.

Medellin. Patty's mom, Empera Cartagena, in the middle.

Medellin ..Te llevo en mi CORAZON

Exactly what a mom should be doing after being taken to brunch on Mother's Day.

Our hats are off to all the wonderful Mom's !

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Do I give the impression I like the Tres Palmas area of Rincon?I want to thank Claudie for dragging me to Puerto Rico the 1st time. You get it all, 3 ft to 30 ft off the same beach. This last session of ankle busters I had on my 3oth and last day in PR was ..well.....I never had so much fun. photos: Patty C. Wilson

I had probably the absolute most fun time on this the last day in PR.

Rico's 1st time on Tres beach..or any beach for that matter. It's the 1st 24 hrs. of adoption.


Hawaiian Leis And King’s March On Selma Jan 20, 2020  |  In The Line Up  |  0 comments In Alabama on March 21, 1965, Martin Luth...