Monday, July 29, 2013

LA FAMILIA

FAMILY TIME ARRIVES TODAY





Wednesday, July 24, 2013

UNDER WATER HOTEL

 Many have been on the drawing boards but there is still only one fully functioning U.W. Hotel in existence located in Key Largo, Florida which opened in 1984.
Jules Undersea Lodge


 Reality





Fantasy 




Thursday, July 18, 2013

FLIPPY


Born in Glendale, California in 1930, Flippy (as the surfing world knows him) was a member of the first wave of California surfers to chase big Hawaiian surf in the 1950s. Along with his roommate, Bob Simmons, Hoffman was the first mainland surfer to take up residence on the North Shore of Oahu.
In 1975, Hoffman and three others paddled into giant surf at Kaena Point, pushing the big wave envelope to its furthest point at the time.
A pioneering surf traveler, Hoffman is often credited as being the first surfer to travel the coastline of Baja California and Mainland Mexico seeking new surf resources. An early adopter of SCUBA, Hoffman was an inveterate diver, working commercially off San Clemente Island harvesting abalone.
Anecdotal stories abound regarding the number of times Hoffman suffered from the “bends.” In one oft-told yarn, the U.S. Navy sent a security squad to his home, whisking him away to a federal research facility. The government was curious as to how he had managed to survive so many run-ins with decompression sickness, as none of their SEAL divers showed such durability. Along with his brother, Walter Hoffman, Flippy owned and operated Hoffman California Fabrics, a custom textile house supplying California surf brands.
The surviving Hoffman clan is one of surfing’s deepest, boasting big-wave legend Walter; Flippy’s daughter, Dana Cederberg, Flippy’s son, Marty Hoffman and wife, Santhi Hoffman; Flippy’s five grandchildren, Timothy Hoffman, Forest and Coral Lindberg, and Summer and Matthew Cederberg; Walter’s daughter, world champion Joyce Hoffman; Walter’s son-in-law, Herbie Fletcher (married to Dibi Hoffman); Walter’s grandsons Christian and Nathan Fletcher, and great-grandson Grayson Fletcher.

Probably the last photos of him wave riding.
He had suffered a massive stroke but, as you can see, kept pushing the envelope. Here at triple overhead Sunset Beach, Flippy had himself tied down on a ski and went for it.




Friday, July 12, 2013

TGIF

Calypso Bar and Grill, Maria's, Rincon, Puerto Rico.
I had the good fortune to hear this guy perform at the BLACK EAGLE.

there are 5 surfers in this photo.

I was going to walk to the beach and watch the sunrise....

But I did it the American way....

I watched it from my computer.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


WOODSTOCK 1969


2013. 43 years later.











Oregon,  July 2012




Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

JULY 4 2013



CLEAN UP, RECYCLE, REUSE ALL THAT PLASTIC YOU FIND ON THE BEACH. ACT LOCAL THINK GLOBAL !