Saturday, July 30, 2011


Laird's pad overlooking Jaws. Entire bottom floor is a workout room. Behind the house is a 6 car garage housing the jet ski's, boards, cars and trucks. Not bad for a surf dude!


Monday, July 25, 2011


YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE, north side, May, 2011

UPDATE OF YESTERDAY: 3 to 5 pm, Yaquina Head. solid 6 to 8, 1 to 3 feet O.H. and a few plus waves in the sets. 72 degrees with no wind. glass! Felt good getting some bombs w/ a lot of juice. Couple of feet O.H. with good conditions.
2 to 4 sessions a week + work = 8 lbs. lighter.

Gotta love the wool lined wetsuit.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


PATAGONIA'S new store opened a few weeks ago in San Sebastian,Spain
Next 3 shots: Kohl Christensen
New Gun fin set up @ Cloudbreak last week

Gun for Oregon used at 30 to 40 ft. Nelscott. 11-10-2010

Kohl is my new hero. Cloudbreak on that new gun in pic #1.. last week.

Eric Akiskallan, South Reef, Oregon. 2011
a work camper sent me this from last 4th of July.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Easily as gnarly as Mav's and located a mile offshore. Check out the background wave with just the Crest feathering. 10 feet of white water on that Crest. Nelscott Reef, early November, 2010.

Check the ski and the person being towed behind it.
NELSCOTT parking lot. Great place to have lunch.
This is why it's called Oregon's Waikiki. Mid afternoon on a Wednesday, July 21, 2011.Every headland/point has a deep and protected bay on it's south side. It provides small surf, calm seas, miles of wide beaches and warmer temperatures.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Tackle Buster Reef beach break

YES, There are more women surfing in Oregon than I've seen anywhere else but what's grabbing my attention is how they are getting there.
iphone photos: Otter Rock

There's thick skin and then.............
This gal has the surf mobile to beat all the rest. She carries a kite board, wind surfer, 2 S.U.P's (one long and one short) 2 longboards and 1 short and travels from Baja to British Columbia and rides them all.

Monday, July 18, 2011


RICO'S REPORT: Sunday was 3 to 4 feet overhead with epic conditions. Surfed in glassy sizable waves Sunday late afternoon. A lot of juice. Surface conditions were like oil with perfectly formed waves. Water was warm @ 60 degrees. No hood, no gloves. Warmer than the 2 winter's spent at Emma Wood.

Back to Nye Beach and Cafe Mundo.

located half a block from Cafe Mundo's is this oceanfront hotel.

Jimmy Buffet sitting @ 3 o'clock.

A few blogs back I mentioned that you can still see the horizon line @ 10:15 pm.
It's actually 10:50 pm. This was taken At 8pm.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Bruce Reynolds must have been here!
The Surfinista vibe is found within Cafe Mundo.


The Surf Gallery located directly across the street.
We were both feeling a little Bruce Reynolds vibe swirling through Cafe Mundo.......
and this confirmed it!
The stage.
Downstairs seating ... coffee and reading area.
2nd floor dining.

Hanging above our table was this classic.

Patty invisions Diane coming up the stairs with lunch.

Upstairs bar and dining. The lavender box next to the bartender is an old fashioned dumb waiter bringing up our lunch.

Patio dining.
Bathroom Art. I knocked on the stall door and asked " Hey Bruce, you in there?"

I had to do a double take while visiting the men's room.
and you might as well too! Kept looking for wall graffiti that said B.R. was here.

Window dressing
NYE BEACH main street.

NYE BEACH banners up and down main street.
Part 2 of CAFE MUNDO is a concert tonight at 8pm.