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March 19th, 2017 The RUN is 33 out of 33 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There was GREAT Surf thanks to STELLA! March 14-16th, 2017
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STELLA! STELLA! STELLA! STELLA! STELLA! STELLA!



Take a look at this. You recognize it? That's right it's frozen water.

It was at the base of 10th Street. Frozen like a rock. Brought to you by winter storm STELLA. This was on Thursday the 16th. Guess what? It's still there. Waiting for some fool like me to slip and break their neck. Oh Stella you were one nasty bitch of a Storm. Trees down, wires down, no power, accidents, fires, and just the coldest wind and snow that we have had all winter. In fact, it may have been the coldest in the last 10 years or so.



This outside my home office. That snow is like cement. It ain't moving.

I messed up on this one. I waited until the storm was over before I tried to shovel. Uh uh. Not gonna happen. It froze overnight and as a result we are living in the worst driveway and paths that I can ever remember. If it wasn't for Gary none of our vehicles would have gotten out. The snow turned into a frozen nightmare. My question is how the hell did March and February switch places on the calendar. Right. They got it ass backwards.



Anybody interested in some sugar coated boulders? No? me either.



There was a beautiful sunrise. But that wind. Cut right through you.

My new heavy duty gloves that my daughter got me for Christmas were not enough to keep the digits warm. I thought my fingers were going to fall off.
Now look, I'm not complaining, just pointing things out to you. We did have
great waves and the results are in this blog. We have hundreds of stills and I did a web edit as well. It's all in the Blog this week.



It's just that these temps were January February temps. Certainly not March.
What's that March saying "Comes in like a Lion but goes out like a lamb?" Wrong. It was the complete opposite.



Look at these two frozen surfers. They actually froze in place like this. Ha!



That snow that Mackey is standing in, was really blocks of ice. I am not kidding, nor am I exaggerating. It's still like that. Some four days later.
Lumpy chunky blocks of frozen snow and ice. It won't melt with these lower temps. The snowblower can't cut through that stuff. I need dynamite.




Right outside my door. Now this isn't right people. I was afraid to break
the ice for fear of breaking the delicate branches. This is not March weather.
Though, I am happy for the riders and skiers. They get another blast of snow to get their late season kicks in. So have it kids there's plenty of the white
stuff awaiting you all. Get on it!

"Surfing With Stella Heals All Wounds"

 

 

 

 

 

 



This week's pic from Ed's corner was shot on September 22, 2013. The surfer is an unknown woman. It was only 4 years ago, so if any of you recognize her let her know, she's on Ed's corner this week.

To see more of Ed's pics just scroll through the archives. He has shot so many pics for the blog. Each week I will feature one of Ed's great pics from this blog. Photo by Ed O'Connell
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Now for Some More Of My Weekly Global Observances
The Patriots signed Donta Hightower, but we all still waiting on number 21, Malcolm Butler. Please Bill. Please resign this man.



Together they make up a crucial part of that solid defense.

Two Legends passed away this week. James Cotton and Chuck Berry. I had the pleasure of playing with James Cotton several times at a local blues club. In fact, one time I had to bring him home to give him something to eat and sober him up before dropping him off at a local blues player's home.



He used to bust our balls. The Nor'easters were his back up band whenever he came to town. He would purposely count off a song and the key he was playing but do it in a manner that you could not understand a single word he said. It was funny. Because we were on to him. And he knew it. James was 81 years old.



Legend Rock and Roller Chuck Berry died yesterday at age 90.
I mean what can you say about Chuck Berry? He was the originator
of Rock and Roll. The songs he wrote and the stage antics were truly legendary. I don't know of many bands in the 60's, 70's, and 80's who didn't appreciate and admire the songs that he did. RIP Mr Berry.

Local comic Jimmy Dunn is out on the West Coast doing his MONSTAH TOUR. Here check this out.



Look if you're in the area, check out one of Boston's Best comics.

KSM Photoshop of the Week
How cold was STELLA? Just ask the world's ugliest terrorist KSM. He had just finished watching The Shining when Stella hit. He went to see what all the commotion was...and well, see for yourselves. This Al Qeada genius got frozed up real good like. He sho don't look happy.



So my friends, please take advantage of this weekly photo shop of the mastermind who planned 9-11 and resulted in the deaths of 3,000 innocent civilians by KSM (Khalid Sheik Mohammed).

*Note to self -must pick up a case of Ice Melt this week
at Home Depot this week.

Prayers and positive thoughts to Erica Nardone's recovery.

CONGRATS to Newlyweds Arthur and Melanie Seaman!!
Congrats to Mikey Evans (making the cover of ESM).
RIP Brian Ward.
HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY March 17th, 2017!
Happy Birthday to my sister Gale March 20th, 2017!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Noelle (Sweetie Boid) March 27th, 2017!
Rest in Peace James Cotton and Chuck Berry.

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Remember my friends... Surfing Heals All Wounds
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Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.


Ralph













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All PHOTOS BELOW SHOT THIS WEEK
*Unless otherwise noted.
Today- Winter Storm STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH




(Above) This was the storm of the year. And it started with this pretty sunrise. STELLA March 15th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) There were only three guys out when I pulled up.
STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Perry Reynolds at the bottom of a STELLA right. March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) He was only out for a short time but I managed to get some of
his best waves. Perry Reynolds. STELLA March 15th, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Brett Zola commuting to work. STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Don't let that ledge scare you, on second thought, be afraid. Be
very afraid. STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH

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(Above) I think this is Carter Walsh. Hard to tell from this distance. But he
was one of four people out there. STELLA March 15th, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Jared Veltsos racing the section and the wind.
STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Joel Feid was one of a handful of Goofy foots who made
the best of STELLA. March 15th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) This is the kind of image I'd love to paint. The below the wave in front so as to create an illusion of how big and hollow the wave out the back really is. STELLA March 15th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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Today- STELLA Day II March 16th, 2017
Photos by RALPH




(Above) Chris Stelman still amped from the day before. March 16th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) This left went by unscathed. March 16th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) This house will always be the McCarthy house until the end of time. March 16th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) The Day after was pretty clean. Smaller yes, windier yes, but clean. Just ask Mackey who had this all to himself. March 16th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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These guys make the BEST decals.











(Above) The end of the day and one last perfect set rolled in with no takers. March 16th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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Today- STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by John Adams



(Above) This is a good wave. No scratch that. This is a great wave.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by John Adams

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(Above)
This was Kai's first surf since getting back from Hawaii.
Looks like he's stepped up his game a few notches.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by John Adams

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North Conway's Family Mountain



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"Ski All Day And Into The Night"







(Above)
Sit tight or paddle hard? I would choose the latter.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by John Adams

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(Above)
This looks like Kai again. March 15th, 2017 Photos by John Adams
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(Above) John stood next to me while I shot video. It was cold. Too cold.
I ended up moving to a spot protected by the wind. So did John. He went to his vehicle and then home to get the kids off to school. Good move John.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by John Adams

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Today- More of STELLA March 15th, 2017
Photos by Mary Melanson




(Above)
Markey J angling into the wind on a nice set wave.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by Mary Melanson

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(Above)
The sun was in and out in the afternoon, but the sets kept coming.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by Mary Melanson

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(Above)
MVF squirting in and around the heaving sections.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by Mary Melanson

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(Above)
I can still feel the cold wind just looking at this pic.
March 15th, 2017
Photos by Mary Melanson

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(Above)
I drove by this vehicle and wanted to stop and take a pic or a clip, but it was too cold. I'm glad Mary did though. Is it 2017 or 1971?
March 15th, 2017
Photos by Mary Melanson

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Today- More of STELLA Day II March 16th, 2017
Photos by Max Fatello




(Above)
Not as big as the day before, but plenty of fun sized waves for just you and your bud. Pev leaning into a nice one while Kyle gives a nod of approval. March 16th, 2017 Photos by Max Fatello
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(Above)
Kyle finds a sweet little nugget while Pev looks for one of his own. March 16th, 2017 Photos by Max Fatello
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(Above)
I had a friend text me this day saying that the surf was gone.
Really? Tell that to Kyle Linseman. March 16th, 2017

Photos by Max Fatello
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(Above)
We all know how good Mikey Evans is on a longboard (and he is), but I would be remiss ed if I didn't include Pev and Kyle as two of the top five longboarders in the area. This tree trunk caught my eye. March 16th, 2017
Photos by Max Fatello
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(Above)
Kyle on a wave that could have easily been surfed on by a shorter board. My point? There were still good waves on Day II. March 16th, 2017
Photos by Max Fatello
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Today- Now for Some Tropical Hawaiian Images
March - 2017. Photos by Lenny Nichols




(Above)
This is a great shot of Julia Nichols. March, 2017
Photos by Lenny Nichols *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery






(ABOVE) And a killer shot of Kai Nichols. March, 2017
Photos by Lenny Nichols *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery






(ABOVE) Sisters and brother together again.Hoku, Kai, and Julia Nichols. March, 2017 Photos by Lenny Nichols
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(Above) Kai Zola is just 14yrs old. Here he is surfing a decent sized wave during Winter Storm STELLA. March 15th, 2017 Photo by Brett Zola
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(Above)
There's really nothing like Puerto Rico. Just ask Corey.
Photo c/o Corey Beale
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(Above)
The 80 degree water temps. I miss you already