Friday, January 25, 2013

WEST COAST WINTER

I was searching surfline user photos for Emma Wood / Ventura Overhead when I came upon this first one below.
It's a pic of me opening up the Emma Wood State Beach RV Park.  Patty and I worked for the California State Parks from November 2008 thru April 2010. This pic was taken December 9, 2009. The winter of 2009 / 2010 turned into the best winter in years for surf.

What prompted this story was the photo below and a few others taken this past week in California which I've lifted from a Surfline photo essay.
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Our rigg located 10 yards from the action.  You can spot the front end in the 1st pic.



THESE LAST TWO, also taken a few days ago,... are Tacklebuster Reef (Nelscott), Lincoln City, Oregon where we spent the summers of 2011 / 2012

Kudos to the photographers.  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

MAN ON A MISSION

Professional surf photographer Justin Johnston editing on the way home.

Photosnipers







Above and below Photos: J. Johnston

D.R. sliding into 1st base, Tres Palmas

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

TRAVELS WITH RICO, NUGGET AND MADDIE

Maddie

Rico and 3amigo photos: Katie Myers


log boarding with Nick and Justin
three generations - non related

Tres is going XXX again. photo: Justin J.



Monday, January 7, 2013

BECOMING THE 51st STATE

 61% or 800,000 Puerto Ricans voted for statehood to become the 51st state in the November elections.

Currently residents pay no federal income tax.
Business pays no taxes.
All that will disappear if Puerto Rico becomes a state injecting an extra 20 billion into it's economy.

Fact Sheet:
Population: 3,706,690
Officially called the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
25% speak fluent English ( most speak some )
It has the same structure as the U.S. government and runs much like a state
Head of state: The president of the United States
Indigenous people: Taino Indians (as seen in statues when entering the town of Aguada)
Discovered by Cristoforo Colombo November 19, 1493
United States took control from Spain in 1898 becoming a U.S. territory
Size: 110 miles X 36 miles located 1000 miles from Miami, Florida
58% equaling 3.9 million ( half the population ), in a mass exodus, moved to the United States. 






Friday, January 4, 2013

THE OTHER SIDE OF RINCON


Justin, Annette, Raul and The artist Edwin Velez Gonzalez. His work will chill you to the bone.

This is not it.