Monday, May 30, 2016


Bud Hedrick is a person of many talents. Surfboard shaper for HOBIE, Pro photographer, bull fighter in the bull rings of Spain and Mexico, schooner captain, musician, maker of fine wooden instruments and the best bronze sculptures of waves to be found anywhere. 

Did I mention photo prankster ?

Monday, May 16, 2016

One poor man one rich man

Aside from " WOW..OH WOW, these are Steve Jobs last words:

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.
In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.
However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.
In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.
I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world's most expensive bed? The hospital bed.
You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.
Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends...
Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbors.

Clapton's take about life:

Eric Clapton has a great 2nd act in his life: " I try to keep my side of the street as clean as possible."

Clapton doesn't tour much these days, preferring to spend time at home. "I'll perform from time to time, but performing and traveling are intertwined, I'm afraid." He has had "some health issues going on in this year, some trouble with my hands and back," but he tries to stay fit, "to get away from sugar and wheat and preservatives. My wife has been keen on juicing, with kale, hardcore stuff."
Being a father, he says, "keeps me trying to be healthy. Otherwise, I'm just baggage. I don't want to be a nuisance; I can't be someone they're going to have to tow around. ... I suppose the way it works for me is that I try to keep my side of the street as clean as possible. I have a will, I stay current. And I try to pay a little attention to the legacy I'm leaving, you know?"
E. C. net worth: a quarter billion dollars

Friday, May 13, 2016


The book by Dale Hope, published by Patagonia

Photo: RW

DUKE contest, Sunset Beach

Outrigger Canoe Club photo: Robbie Wilson

Tommy Holms and Dale Hope

Friday, May 6, 2016

Venice Beach

Never a dull moment on the Santa Monica and San Diego Frwy interchange

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Yoga Class at the Ventura flagship store

Mission District, San Francisco

Working for breakfast, Venice California

Doing a little jig while stuck in traffic

The youngest guy in the line up for a change.
San Clemente, California

Sunday, May 1, 2016



AVO, EGG WITH SLICED APPLE......Not 100% vegan but a 180 from iHop and Denny's

TRENDY is a understatement although the food and the people who serve it up are as good as it gets. Vegan is in. I ordered a double cheese burger and fries as a joke and they delivered it 1oo% vegan