Thursday, October 31, 2013

NAZARE, PORTUGAL

Most of us know about these waves last Monday, October 28th. Here are a few photos you may not have seen of the largest waves ever ridden.




Monday, October 28, 2013

cardiff california

OH YEAH....AND NICK 
Sophie yesterday at the CARDIFF flagship store.

WHAt'S nOt tO lOVe !


 Cardiff interior

Nick / Parking Lots, Rincon, PR


Devon Howard, Cardiff









Friday, October 25, 2013

JOHN PECK


I SAW THESE photos taken in Newport Beach, CA. 2 weeks ago of a guy I met at Waimea Bay in 1968. His name is John Peck.He was a famous surfer in the early 60's even gracing the cover of SURFER MAG. surfing Pipeline on a longboard in 1963.
As I was driving my VW van around the point at Waimea, I turned up the old road leading to the church...( the one with the tower you see in all the old photos of the bay ) ..and this guy comes swinging off a tree in front of my windshield.
He had green teeth, hair strung out past his waist. a matching beard and both had not been washed in months.His body smelled.... well, it was unbearable.He was spaced out on LSD as I'm sure he was everyday back then. He couldn't put a complete sentence together but after a minute or two of grunts, hand signals and head shakes I realized he was asking for a ride to Sunset Beach.
Below is a piece of an article from SURFERS PATH mag.
"To put it mildly, John Peck's existence has been filled with many ... how shall we say? ... rather extraordinary experiences. He's sprinted away on a silver thread of light through the cosmos, each stride becoming expoentially larger on his way to the infinite reaches space; he's escaped through the steel bars in a jail cell via cultivated yoga power; he's watched an approaching FBI agent mysteriously drop dead milliseconds before his armed attempt on Peck's life; he's surfed macking Sunset Beach on a leash-less longboard...while soaring on LSD". ( hell ... I did that .... )
Stories like this about Peck are endless. It was good to see that he made it back into the fold of a normal ?..no..sane ?? .. Yes ... life. I had a few friends from those days that didn't.
1963
October, 2013, Newport Beach

Peck at 68 years old, 10/6/2013

1963

1968 or 2008



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

58 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

HAWAII will legalize it next by 2015
Photo: Pete Saloutos
The Seattle Police Department gave out free bags of chips to everyone attending the Hempfest. Click on photo to read.
Our Happy Hawaiian Friends, 2013.



Increased revenue

Newport, Oregon 2011

Coming onto the island of MAUI, 1971

Santa Barbara County Bowl, 1976

ARCATA FARMER'S MARKET, HUMBOLT COUNTY,CALIFORNIA, 2012

ObamaCare

Immigration reform
Honolulu, 1968. Hawaii has been waiting for this since the 60's

Friday, October 18, 2013

animal lovers








Hey..You talkin to me?

Yeah..Whatya going to do about it..
I'm gonna run home across the street to my Mama and Pops...

hummm..Good Idea..me too!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

PITCAIRN ISLAND

Set in the paradisiacal islands of the South Seas, the mutiny of the Bounty involved a host of colorful characters, including the tyrannical Captain Bligh, the aristocratic Fletcher Christian, numerous uninhibited Tahitian women, and a pack of saliors made up of orphans and riftraft adventurers. What has helped to perpetuate the romantic fascination with the mutiny is the existence of a small community on Pitcairn Island directly descended from the mutineers and their Tahitian wifes.




Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 1976 (above)
Pitcairn Island. Final home of the HMS Bounty and her crew. 

Adamstown


Population: 48, most of whom being desendants of Fletcher Christine. 


Tahiti and Tahitian women preparing for a festival dance.


The beer of Tahiti

Mayan and Golden Hind, 2 Alden schooners reaching off the  island of Tahiti
HMS Bounty


The trip from Maui to Tahiti aboard TATOOSH with Conrad at the helm. 1976
Fletcher Christine, leader of the Mutiny on the Bounty.