Friday, February 22, 2013

beats doing taxes

The entire Saturday morning was spent at the home office, staring at my taxes. Simple enough this year, but God knows I can stall when it comes do grim tasks like filing your income tax return. When I heard about tiny but clean longboard lines locally, the executive decision was made to stick it to the man and go surfing.

Bootleg - the movie

More from Joel & co.

Know the Beaufort Scale

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! - this is what Wikipedia says about a 12 on the Beaufort scale:
"Huge waves. Sea is completely white with foam and spray. Air is filled with driving spray, greatly reducing visibility."

"Very widespread damage to vegetation. Some windows may break; mobile homes and poorly constructed sheds and barns are damaged. Debris and unsecured objects are hurled about."
Wikipedia Article

Monday, February 11, 2013

big storm wave pay-out

First big swell of 2013 - it took 6 weeks but what a pay-out! And for once the post-storm cleanup didn't include impossible winds. We were treated to big tides, a solid 8' on the sets (before backing off) and light offshores. Even the secluded favorite-gem spots were about as much fun as it gets. From a personal perspective, after the past week this could not have come at a better time. Quality stuff!

Joel paddles out.
_MG_1871_MG_1865 Chad & Guy _MG_1874 Takayama tint J.M.'s log
_MG_1915 Look at all this ****ing plastic. Fishing gear and tackle, tampon applicators, roll-on deoderant, bottles bottles & more bottles. Beyond gross. But can't end a good swell on a downer (couldn't ignore it either): _MG_1909
All sparkled-out. Some high tide spots of become more tide-tolerant - progress!.

an epic low

The storm from space as it hits New England. Spooled up super tight - that's an epic low.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dragster Friday: '67 Comeback Special

Before I lose power:

These are from the most excellent tumblr blog asaucerfulofwheels. Amazing 1967 Vogue Magazine spread.

The photographer knows his shit!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

snowy sliders

beats watching TV from John Hintlian on Vimeo.

Every once in a while you can find a sheltered spot with some surprise treats on Superbowl Sunday.