Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Bultacos were from Spain, not the first place you think of when it comes to motorcycles. A little web searching and you'l learn of their cult following. Aren't these amazing? Something fun from Franco-era Spain (for you kids: Franco was the fascist "president" of Spain for 4 decades. Yet these were able to sneak out. There's hope yet, gotta love the Spanish.
Bultaco production ceased in 1979.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Back at home the place was filled with the trippiest orange light form the setting sun. I mean it was out of that Ten Commandments movie. It made me feel all artsy and stuff.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
But is was a pretty sunset, and the other 2 surfers had a ton of fun.
I'll wait until trunks before you see the waterproof point & shoot again.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Total junk was the order of the day around these parts. But I so needed a surf/change of scenes so yesterday that meant driving down to Rhode Island. Most of it was onshore & mushy, but not here heh heh.
Special J is a full on short board riding, duck diving, hang-in-the-inside for the steeper ones kinda surfer. Puerto Rico -- it shows.
And Spring means the old Detroit Iron starts gracing the roads on the weekends. One of my dream rides - a '69 Chevelle SS 396. So good, I'm getting Musclecar Monday out of the way too - and this one is just beautiful.
Island Sport/Elemental Surf - big shout - this is arguably the best surf shop in New England, an I'd put it belly to belly with any surfshop anywhere. Anywhere..
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Take a moment to check out their blog & website.
Which shall it be? The Surf Thump? (below, a pig template):
the Lumberjack? - a knife-railed job (below)
or the skinny (21"!!), beach break friendly Log Rhythm? What would you take?
Almond Surfboards: Log Rhythm from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo.
2 more reasons, the fins are amazing and the owner/shaper is Dave Allee, one of the hardest working guys (and nicest) in the business, with a great vision and a boatload of talent.
Almond Surfboards - the real deal straight outta Newport Beach.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
A poor sod in Maine had his/her board riped off - keep an eye eye and kick the m-effer in the nuts:
Stolen Board Alert (reprinted from ebay):
REWARD IF FOUND
9'6" Robert August Wingnut Model.
Yellow rails and Bottom
Serial Number: 31024, written in stringer on bottom.
This item is not for sale! Please do not bid on this!
I am trying to recover a stolen surfboard.
I am offerring $500.00 for the return of this board. I am offering a large REWARD for information leading to the return of this board to me. By the pictures it is reasonably identifiable. The tail has been repaired as I broke it jumping off jetties some time ago.
The board is most like in the Wells Beach area of MAINE. Maybe York Beach, Old Orchord, Kennebunk, Cape Cod or surrounding areas.Maybe in Massachusetts somewhere. In any case, I will pay all shipping charges to get this back. This is a specially designed board and I would like to have it back. I felt this is a good venue to post a Reward if Found listing with all the surfers out there that view eBay. If you know who has it and don't want to be involved, I will give your information that you can give to me, to the Police and pay you once the board is recovered. Again, as surfers, we must stick together. Please help if you have any information. You can call me at 713-927-9617 or e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org with any information.
Original ebay post
Sunday, April 3, 2011
- Another year older and feeling just fine
Enjoyable saturday Morning leftovers
- Getting my ass out of bed on a day off sure pays off - my paddling muscles are like wet noodles, and the Tyer Wingnose is a tricky board -- get to that nose & stand on the gas!
- I'm loving the new diggs more and more each day - Rocking curtain courtesy of Jenny & her amazing Second Wind Sails Thanks J you rule!
- East Gloucester is a great community
- You know Winter is over when the worst a cold front can dish out is a brisk 40 degree day
- Happy birthday Janet, your bash rocked! That wasn't your average DJ - the dude laid down some fat tracks!