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Monday, December 31, 2012

Mary Osborne Surfs Better Than You

Amazin' El Salvador loggin' in by Mery Osborne

And she probably looks better than you too! ;)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

prettiest fins ever

A sweet pair of Greenough 4-A's from True Ames.

A slice of Tortola driving to go

No point really, no accident or anything like that.  Driving there is hazardous at times, but never dull.

Enjoy the ride up over the hill, with the Godfather of soul himself on the radio:

This is the vehicle, a lovely Suzuki Jimmy stuffed in the bushes:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!


All the best! - Hyetyde

Turbine Obsession - Nice Going, Gloucester!


windmill from John Hintlian on Vimeo.

One of Gloucester's 3 amazing wind turbines, biggest turbines on the east coast, and among the largest in the world. Nice going Gloucester, I'm incredibly proud of you!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

B.V.I. 2012: Stoked Despite the Conditions


DSC00421No all-time Capoon's or Cane Garden Bay, noy by a long-shot, but if you can't enjoy yourself on Tortola, you got a problem.  Conditions never got better than waist-chest, but even visiting Hawaiians were amazed by the water, lack of vibe, and geat people. "What's that? It's mild, clean and head high back home - wha - you're braking up on me I didn't quite get that - damn AT&T". Straight out of a storybook. The SUP world Tour was in town, waiting for good conditions for a contest. Great crew of folks, and they rip these tiny SUP's I dont think I could even surf. I mean rip! Dudes from Hawaii, Australia, Brazil, France, and US&A. But Meeting the good folks down there; playing some dominoes and pigging out at a full-on Wast Indies pig roast will go in the fond memory vault. DSC00396 One must place the dominoes own with a decisive CLACK! on the table. Rush hour Capoon's Bay style: DSC00437 Josiah's Bay from Naomi's Little Secret Bar, then the horrific news of the shooting came over the BBC - staff, tourists alike deeply saddened.
DSC00391 A longboard was the way to go, thanks Jet Blue - no dings, no problems, for $52. AND, thanks to Johnny O' it's staying down there, so no hauling the thing back - huge bonus! DSC00412 DSC00360 More soon, we have waves on the way here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Channin Shakedown - fun pre-voyage board familiarization


Here's the deal - this is a friend's board, he's down in Tortola. I bring it, use it, & leave it. Period. - no schleppin' back after a long trip, no getting hosed on destroyed rentals when Cane is pumping!

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This paddles and turns nicely, this will work unless it gets too big and I'll eat kaka on a 9'6" singlefin.