Thursday, March 24, 2011


but somebody's got to do it! Saint Barts, Feb. 2011
photo: Patty Wilson
Exumas, Bahamas.
aboard the MY HARMONY
Aboard the 112ft. Cat, CHE, Saint Maartin. Patty had to spend 4 days on this luxury cat in the Carib as part of her "JOB DESCRIPTION"....

......rating, testing meals prepared in this galley by this PRIMO CHEF. Notice the bulkhead made of bamboo.

dining on deck and in the dining salon, testing the wine..................................then
doing the same in Italy with friends living in Switzerland.............................................................
He's Hawaiian she's the Tahitian on the right............................................................

YEP....Tough job for Patty here in Portofino, Italy. May 2010

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The Golden Hour and good waves. Perfect conditions for Kris and Meridiths big day!

Meridith Sykes. We surfed together several times at Tampa Ave. One time she paddled out to me, we hugged, chatted for a bit and she caught a wave. The rest of the Tampa Crew all asked at once " WHO IS THAT" drooling all over the decks of their boards. You should of seen the reactions/expressions when I simply said "SHE'S MY DAUGHTER". Stay thirsty my friends.

One of those photos that you never plan on getting. It's like people vanish if they got to close to the alter.
Kris Sanford
The groom getting a few waves before the wedding?

Mr. and Mrs. Sykes or is it Sanford?
It's a done deal for Kris and Meridith.

The newly weds son, Jaden looking pretty darn handsome.

Our neighbors Rob and Meredith George

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Venice High School buddies Pete Salutes and Phil Lee sitting on the hood of our 55 Chevy we purchased by pooling our cash. $175. It drank 2 quarts of oil for a round trip from Waikiki to the north shore. 1967

Maui beach pad. 1978

North Shore house 1971

Two views of Yokohama on a small day. 1967

Kimo Wilder McVay, founder of the Duke contest teamed with Hobie Hawaii, hired shapers Don Koplien and Ryan Dotson on the North Shore trying to change the Hobie Image from old to new school. Hard to pull off with the old time DUKE logo in 1969. We had these radical wild guns shaped by Dotson with the DUKE crowned logo on the deck. It was a catch 22. Kimo insisted on the old school logo. We sold the DUKE guns in the Hobie shop. Honolulu International Center Surf Expo 1968
Ala Moana Surf Contest: 2nd place, 1968. 1st place: Jimmy Blears (R.I.P.) 1969. The 7'10" was a short board in those days

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Santa Barbara, California. 1973 to 1978

The CACHE VALLEY DRIFTERS, who were the Bluebird Cafe house band. Left to right Sy, Bill Griffin and David West. 1974

Ventura County, 1974
Home sweet home for a couple days aboard my favorite schooner. Anchored off San Miguel Island, Channel Islands, North Santa barbara County. 1975 / 76
Doc Watson on electric guitar while recording his double album "MEMORIES", Nashville. Home sweet home for a short escape from Santa Barbara. 1975

Tatoosh, home sweet home for the time taken away from Santa Barbara to visit friends on the island of BORA BORA. 1976
Ladies of BORA BORA.
Lotta HINANO beer was consumed by the crew during a Sunday afternoon picnic we had on a little atoll inside BORA BORA lagoon. 1976