Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Quick Dip Before I Head Out Again

The buoys were tiny but the water and air was 73. Took the 7-6 Terry Martin out for some fun knee to chest high waves. No crowd and no wind. That's going to have to hold me until Saturday after I get back from Ireland.
A nice one would swing wide from time to time






Tommy











Saturday, August 22, 2015

Back From The Pacific NW

No surfing on this trip; just hanging out with family. I'm told it was pretty flat except last Wednesday/Thursday had a little pulse. Not looking good for tomorrow and I've got to fly to Europe in the afternoon.  This is going to be a long dry spell for me.
Making IPA at my brother's house

Astoria, OR

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR

A Few Lines at Oswald West, OR
Only one guy out!


My brother's front yard
Weekend fun in Banks, OR

My wife, niece and sister-in-law

My brother just picked up a couple of Australian Shepards to guard his 5 acres.

She loves the doggies
My better half enjoying her birthday
Mt. Hood

Yosemite


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

10 Days

Heading up to Oregon tomorrow to visit family and spend some time cruising the northern pacific coast. Hopefully, the forecast is all wrong and there'll be some waves for you guys while I'm away.
This morning had a lot more to offer than I expected; although my expectations were pretty low. There were some shoulder high sets all morning. On top of that there were two shark sightings this morning, Phil saw one jump out of the water and then later I saw one cruse by 30 yards out from line-up; just an FYI.
Here's Tommy on his new Stewart; it's a real crowd pleaser :-)
















Monday, August 10, 2015

Bad Decisions

Some chest to shoulder high sets today. For some reason I decided to try my Mandala as a twin. Way too squirrely and I knew it when I installed them that they looked too far forward, but I went for it anyway. I caught plenty of waves but I felt like I was sliding around on ice. 
Looks like things are slowing down big time. The 17 day Surfline forecast is dismal. It's a good time to visit family in Oregon :-)