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SEPTEMBER 27th, 2020 The RUN is 8 out of 8 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There were INSANE waves from Hurricane TEDDY on the
22nd and 23rd! By INSANE I mean look at the pics and the
video I posted!



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This was me on Tuesday September 23rd, 2020 shooting the first pulses of Hurricane TEDDY. (photo above is by Stu Horne) I burned two 32 gig cards shooting video and stills. I'm shooting 4 K these days so those clips eat up a lot of space, but two 32 gig cards? Man that's some serious shooting. But alas my dear friends, it wasn't all work and no play for little Ralphie. No sir, I did manage to sneak out and catch a few myself. I surfed 10th street and scored some sweet little tubes then moved down to 18th Street to escape the kelp beds and surfed another hour or so by myself.

Actually I was joined by two big Harp Seals.

One had a massive head and kept popping up right next to me. He was huge. The other one stayed further away but it was big too. I used to love to surf with seals and have done so many times over the years. But the whole shark thing has me second guessing myself when it comes to surfing with them these days. I ended up leaving after a while, I didn't want to press my luck. Even though I was chuckling to myself (and the Seal) when I thought about my speech I give every summer to the Wounded Warriors during the HIT THE BEACH day. It is after all at this same beach.

My speech goes something like this (stop me if you've heard this before).

"If you're all wondering if there are sharks out in the water, here's what I want you to do. Walk down to the water's edge and stick your finger in it and taste it. If it's salty? There's your answer. However, should one of you actually be attacked by a shark and God forbid be killed by one? I promise you that come next year, there will be a Bronze plaque right here with your name on it."

I started laughing at the thought of a Bronze plaque with my name on it.

I'm sure the Seal thought I was loco. But it wasn't long after that thought when I left the water and headed home to start work on this massive Blog.
(photo below is by Becca Speak.)



Rather than have me blab you all to death about TEDDY I think I'll just let the photos and movie trailer do all the talking. What's the old saying? " A picture is worth a thousand words." Well that's certainly true this week with 13 solid galleries full of photos of HURRICANE TEDDY. Put it this way, the waves we got from TEDDY were some of the BEST in Years!

And all the photographers came out for TEDDY.



This is a pic of Kody Grondin taken by David Manzi on Tuesday
September 18th, 2020.



It's always cool to see something I've never seen before. This pic of me an my son Mackey checking the surf after he came in is pretty damn cool. This pic was taken by John Carden. John and I go way back to the early 90's when he used to run a recording studio. My band The NOR'EASTERS recorded many songs with John. Anyway, long story short, I turned him onto surfing and surf photography. So it was great seeing him back out there.



He shot this pic of Mackey after he got some insane barrels. Think he looks stoked here? Mackey told me after his last session on Wednesday that he thinks he got between 20- to 50 barrels during the whole swell. Damn.



Ed Moran shot this two pic sequence of Alex Orestis dropping in on the Mad Howler Dog himself Tyler Moore. If you've never been around Tyler when he's out surfing, you really haven't lived. He will typically yell and scream and hoot like a man possessed, and usually ends all his rides by flipping everyone off within his eyesight. Getting the bird from Tyler is an honor. Usually it's a double bird flip. Lord knows I've gotten my share.



He must have yelled so loud that the shock waves knocked Alex off his
board. God I love these guys.



My Southern fellow photog Dina Crawford was out shooting the action too.
rarely does she cross the bridge, but I always know that when the beachbreaks are firing she is all over it. It's a good feeling to know that she is covering all the sandbar action while I'm up north dealing with the rocky reefs and point breaks. This might be David Schultz (who by the way also sent me a cool gallery of TEDDY pics).



This is one of David Schultz's pics. This was the day the swell jumped up to a solid 8-10' and was firing on all cylinders. Everyone was out surfing and everyone was shooting the surf. It was everything we thought it would be.

Finally below is a pic from Mindy Bocko. Mindy has a gallery of her work featured below with all the other photographers. This is Pev dressed more
like it's winter than late summer. Trust me it wasn't that cold. I personally surfed for almost 3 hours in just a 3/2 with no hood, no gloves, and no boots.
Most surfers dressed down. In any event, be sure to check out all the galleries there's some really good photos of Hurricane Teddy. It's TEDDY HEAVY.



"HURRICANES and SURFING HEALS ALL WOUNDS!"



This week's Ed's corner is Erik Cannon who has a few pics in the TEDDY Galleries and is also featured in the TEDDY video that's Premiering on Thursday October 1st, 2020 at 7:00PM right here on the Blog. Check out the Trailer down in the video section.
Photo by Ed O'Connell
*Click the photo above to see a larger version of Ed's Pic.

Now for Some Local and National News


Patriots almost beat the Seahawks in a GREAT Game last week. They had a chance to win the game in the final seconds. Final score was 35-30. I know I'm not alone when I say that, even though we lost the game, I walked away from that game feeling so much better about the team. I'm still liking Cam Newton. I think he fits right into the NEW Patriots. This week's game against the Las Vegas Raiders should be interesting to say the least.

GO PATRIOTS!!!

And speaking of Patriots...if you care about our country you had better well be Voting on November 3rd. Even though the Electoral College will ultimately choose our fate for us, you still should get out and vote. I no longer watch the news, but I will be watching the debates. I like Biden's idea about have a bona fide Fact Checker LIVE on the debate. It would be great to catch these two red handed in telling lies. Cause you do know they both lie. They're politicians. All politicians lie. It's just a matter of who lies less.

That's who you're voting for. The guy who lies less.



My question is...how soon after the election will COVID no longer be a threat? A month? Two months? By the inauguration? It sure will be interesting though won't it. I don't get how the NFL coaches must wear masks on the sidelines, while the players do not. Can someone explain that science to me? Anyone?

I worked on this CD (designed the front and back cover), and I recorded one of Asa's songs. Click on this image (below) to read some of the reviews and find out how and where to buy one. There's some great recordings on this record by some of Boston's best musicians.



There will be a live performance of all the artists who played on this record at some point (once the Bloody Covid leaves), and it will be a worthwhile gathering of friends and artists of the super talented Asa Brebner. Stay tuned for more info.




This is the trailer to TEDDY. Or rather Hurricane TEDDY. We had four days of waves with two of them being significant. September 22nd and 23rd, 2020. Teddy was one of those Hurricanes that lived cup to the hype. It got big. It got hollow. And...it got crowded. Believe it or not, some surfers flew out from California to surf TEDDY. The Full feature Premiere showing will be shown on October 1st, 2020 at 7:00 PM. I'll be showing it on the Blog, the Vimeo page, and Facebook. That's 10-1-20 at 7:00PM. Music will be by NERVOUS EATERS, REDDY TEDDY, and The VINNY BAND. The song in the trailer is HOT STEEL and ACID by Nervous Eaters and can be purchased at aceofheartsrecords.com





ESM (Eastern Surf Magazine) using a READY MAG format did the Best of Ralph's Pic. And while they couldn't possibly use everything thing I've ever done, they did manage to put up some 50 pics of mine, plus two videos. And I was truly humbled by their intro. Mez said some nice things about me. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE THE WHOLE Spread.

KSM Photoshop of the Week
They keep talking about mail fraud when it comes to voting. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention until I saw this. Now I see why some folks would be a little suspicious if Khaliddy here was your mailman. How he got a job deilvering mail down in GITMO is a mystery to me. Whoever thought that The Sheik would make a good mailman must once again, be on crack. This man can't be trusted getting them votes in. I mean come on people! Wait, my bad, this is just another one of those photoshop jokes of mine. Nevermind.




And 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 Self adhesive envelopes
at Home Depot this week.


REST IN PEACE RBG 87 years old. September 18th, 2020.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Victor Capozzi September 20th, 2020!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY John "Jacko" Keefe September 21st, 2020!
HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY Patch September 23rd, 2020!



HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY Avery September 25th, 2020!
She LOVES surfing on her Boogie board. By next summer I can easily see her on a soft top. We can't wait.
CONGRATS Pete and Noelle Rizzo on your spectacular wedding on September 12th, 2020! It was truly a memorable day. Family and close friends celebrating a wonderful day. Our families Just got bigger and better. Welcome back from your Honeymoon! Stoked that Pete got to surf down there too! Classic!
PLEASE Keep 97 yr old Frank Grondin in your thoughts and prayers, as well as Chuck (Kim's dad) and Mrs Berardini (Tony's 99 yr old mom) in your thoughts and prayers. We'd all love to see her make it to her 100th Birthday in December. She's a fighter, but she could use some help. Your prayers can help. Thank you.
PLEASE Keep longtime NH Surfer Greg Smith in your Prayers.

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Ralph


 

   
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday Morning
September 22nd, 2020
Photos by RALPH

 



(Above)
The day started out cold and over cast with a weird glow in the sky.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) But once the waves started firing nobody cared if the sun was late. Kody Grondin winding up. Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Take your pick. The lefts or the rights. They were both good.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) The Donatelli's were playing cat and mouse picking off twice
as many waves on the inside than anyone else while dodging the sets.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) That inside runner can be a whole lot of fun. Donatelli brother two.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday Afternoon-night.
September 22nd, 2020
Photos by RALPH




(Above) Our tribe is made up of many different and amusing characters.
This man is one of them. Toby Parke. Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) I guess Mackey dropped in on Markey. Markey has known Max
since he was a baby. Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) That's one of my oldest and closest surf brothers taking off
on that outside bomb. A true legend. Kevin "Doc" Grondin.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Then it happened. The swell jumped up right on cue.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) The first photo I shot that night. Lenny Nichols dealing with all kinds of crazy shit. Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Wednesday Morning
September 23rd, 2020
Photos by RALPH




(Above) The next morning the size was still there. But the conditions were perfect. Wednesday AM September 23rd, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) I was hitting all the key spots with the right tides. My hunch paid off.
Wednesday AM September 23rd, 2020

Photo by RALPH
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(Above) This spot was still my main focus. It was GOING OFF!
Wednesday AM September 23rd, 2020

Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Brian has been out of work since March, but he could care less these last two weeks. Wednesday AM September 23rd, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Back in the day, Toby Parke used to surf with total and complete abandon. He kind of still does. Wednesday AM September 23rd, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Wednesday Afternoon
September 23rd, 2020
Photos by RALPH




(Above) I'm really surprised that nobody surfed this spot. It's so close, but so very far away. Still. I mean I heard she was calling for someone.
Wednesday PM September 23rd, 2020. Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Casey Lockwood tucked under a nice TEDDY Lip. I hope I'm still around when his kids do this. Wednesday PM September 23rd, 2020.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery



(Above) Even Erik Cannon had to admit the TEDDY hype was legit.
Wednesday PM September 23rd, 2020.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery



(Above) Gotta give Elizabeth Ann an A + for effort. The set before this one really shook her up, but rather than go in, she paddled back out and got some good ones. Good for you kid! Wednesday PM September 23rd, 2020.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery














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Today-
HURRICANE TEDDY Wednesday Morning
September 23rd, 2020
Photos by John Carden




(Above) Jesse Gould was paddling into some of the biggest waves of the day.
Hurricane TEDDY Wednseday September 23rd, 2020

Photo by John Carden
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery







(Above) This shot warms my heart. It reminds me of one of Ed O'Connell's pics. He loved this angle. Thank you Johnny.
Hurricane TEDDY Wednseday September 23rd, 2020

Photo by John Carden
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(Above) Ryan Olsen with one eye on the bottom and one eye on the paddler.
Hurricane TEDDY Wednseday September 23rd, 2020

Photo by John Carden
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(Above) My vote for the BEST pic of the swell. Jesse Gould facing down a monster wall of water. Hurricane TEDDY Wednseday September 23rd, 2020
Photo by John Carden
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(Above) Artie Seaman slotted on a beautiful wave. Stoked that he was around these last few swells. Hurricane TEDDY Wednseday September 23rd, 2020
Photo by John Carden
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday
September 22nd, 2020
Photos by Ed Moran




(Above) Kenny Black with his serious game face on.
Hurricane Teddy Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by Ed Moran
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(Above) Dan Lahey racing down the face of a nice looking right hander.
Hurricane Teddy Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by Ed Moran
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(Above) Lenny Nichols driving TEDDY home for dinner.
Hurricane Teddy Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by Ed Moran
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(Above) You know it's big when this wave is all whited out from the wave before it. Keanu Ikalani pushing hard off the bottom of a TEDDY beast.
Hurricane Teddy Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by Ed Moran
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(Above) Parker using his bigger board on the big night.
Hurricane Teddy Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Photo by Ed Moran
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday-Wednesday
September 22-23rd, 2020
Photos by Dina Crawford




(Above) Kody Grondin in barrel number 500 of this swell.
Hurricane Teddy September 22-23rd, 2020
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) Corey sitting comfortably in the Green Room.
Hurricane Teddy September 22-23rd, 2020
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) David Schultz hoping those two dogs slip through the wave face before he gets there. Hurricane Teddy September 22-23rd, 2020
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) Some lucky regular foot deeply embedded in a Teddy Bear Barrel.
Hurricane Teddy September 22-23rd, 2020
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) David Schultz looking at his wide open options.
Hurricane Teddy September 22-23rd, 2020
Photo by Dina Crawford
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday
September 22, 2020
Photos by David Schultz




(Above) Tyler Moore is definitely going to want a high res version of this pic.
Hurricane Teddy September 22, 2020
Photo by David Schultz
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(Above) Kainalu Nichols was killing it out there. I have this wave on video.
Hurricane Teddy September 22, 2020
Photo by David Schultz
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(Above) Mackey V cutting back in the fading light.
Hurricane Teddy September 22, 2020
Photo by David Schultz
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday
September 22, 2020
Photos by Mindy Bocko




(Above)
Lenny Nichols was dodging boards and bodies all night long.
Hurricane Teddy September 22, 2020
Photo by Mindy Bocko
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(Above) And his son Kainalu Nichols was basically doing the same.
Hurricane Teddy September 22, 2020
Photo by Mindy Bocko
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Wednesday
September 23, 2020
Photos by Peggy Zola




(Above) This is either Brett or Kai Zola. Hurricane Teddy
Wednesday September 23rd, 2020. Photo by Peggy Zola
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(Above) This looks like Pev and what a beautiful wave this is. Hurricane Teddy
Wednesday September 23rd, 2020. Photo by Peggy Zola
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(Above) This is such a nice looking wave. Hurricane Teddy
Wednesday September 23rd, 2020. Photo by Peggy Zola
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Tuesday
September 22, 2020
Photos by David Manzi




(Above) Brian BMO Morse bombing along the bottom of a TEDDY Bomb.
Hurricane TEDDY Tuesday September 22nd
, 2020 Photo by David Manzi
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(Above) Brundan Mumbleville is a really good surfer. He moved up here from NJ.
Hurricane TEDDY Tuesday September 22nd
, 2020 Photo by David Manzi
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(Above) I love this pic of Kody Grondin rocketing off the top in front of the Shoals.
Hurricane TEDDY Tuesday September 22nd
, 2020 Photo by David Manzi
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Today- HURRICANE TEDDY Wednesday
September 23, 2020
Photos by David Manzi




(Above) What a GREAT wave this is. TEDDY Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
Photo by David Manzi
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(Above) He's usually the tallest guy in the line up riding the biggest boards and the biggest waves. Bigger than life Markey J. TEDDY Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
Photo by David Manzi
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(Above) Unknown lucky SOB. Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
Photo by David Manzi
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(Above)
From the BIG night. That's the San Diego surfer. He was pretty damn good. Tuesday September 22nd, 2020.
Photo Gabe Davis
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(Above) I have this wave and ride on video. I think it's Ian Dreher.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020.
Photo Matthew Dean
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(Above) Hold onto her. There's a lot of stuff flying around out there.
Hurricane Teddy 9-22-20
Photo by Ryan Doherty
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