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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 – HyeLytes from the Year in Surfing, or anything else for that matter.

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January
Your’s truly gets his right ear drilled – no surfing ‘till mid-March. But weep not, my ear feels so good. No more throbbing infections, no more “what??”. And music hasn’t sounded so rich & full since I can remember. Deepest mahalo, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary!
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Februrary
Stupid reality again – but the big news if you can call it that is my move. Love this house! Y’all gotta come by!
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March
Back in the water (with ear plugs) finally. Also, this is the time of the year when young mens’ thoughts turn to motorcycles.
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April
Facing your fear pays big dividends: paddling out at a local, hairy cove and waiting my turn yielded me a one single left that I’ll never forget. We all have those! And a trip to Rhode Island is always memorable.
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May
Some fun pre-Summer onslaught waves locally.
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Don’t ask me what drove me to do it, but a hunge hankerin’ to do the old bridal path/Mount Lafayette hike, but I’m gad I did.
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June
Intro to paddleboards – the lay-down kind:
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July
More Summer fun, joy in the warm water. I’m settling into the Gloucester groove quite well, thank you!
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August
More small waves & warm water. Hurricane Irene was a bust.
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September
But Katya wasn’t – Rhode Island: the September Place to be.
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And hey - who woulndn't want an official team ryder t shirt? - available in gray & white. It can be arranged.
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October
Ophelia was fun locally. I just didn’t feel like doing the “it” spots. And outr 1st Nor’easter certainly turned on the juice – bombs on day one, and fun surf for the rest of the week.
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November
Nothing to report ‘cept that Thanksgiving day had waves – just like old times. Joe Frazier died. Go easy Joe, you were a class act.
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December:
And here we are. The month can be summed up I 3 words: **ck yeah, Tortola. First time in the Carribean, first time anyplace tropical, my forst time out of the country since Reagan was president. Thank God for Tortola and her people, that’s all I can say.
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That's all folks - hope to see y'all rockin' out and having fun in 2012!

1 comment:

  1. Tortola is truly one of the hidden surf gems down island. Great shots.

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