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April 12th, 2020 The RUN is 15 out of 15 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There were Head High to OH waves on Sunday April 5th
and Monday April 6th, 2020 and some waist high days
during the week.


Send your SURF Pics to me directly to ralph@adlantic.com.
Need photos by 12 noon on Saturdays. 
Click on Archives link to see all the past Blogs and pics.


HAPPY PASSOVER! HAPPY EASTER!
HAPPY 16th ANNIVERSARY To RPOTW!
Welcome New Sponsor DRIVEN FORCE Podcast.
And Oh Yeah, COVID-19 AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE
DAY (I Lost Count).


 



On Tuesday April 7th, 2020 I was able to drive down the street and take a photo of the Super Moon while it was still visible. But 5 minutes after I got there, the police showed up and asked me to move my vehicle. The woman officer was nice enough about it, so I complied and stepped away from the wall and left.

The world has gone crazy with this whole COVID-19.

And while I know and realize there are many places in our country that
COVID-19 is wrecking havoc on the sick and elderly, that's still not the case here in New Hampshire.

With only 21 deaths in all of NH we appear (at least on the surface) to be dodging the Corona Bullet. And in every single case, the deaths were all over the age of 60 and, they had pre-existing medical conditions. Yes I know that there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, NH has been faring this plague pretty well. Not so for places like NYC who are dealing with a bona fide nightmare. I'm just saying that's not the case here in NH. (Fingers crossed).



I will say that this thing seems to have a life of it's own and shows no signs of slowing down in the bigger cities. And the economy? The economy is suffering. And if the economy is suffering, so too must 45 and his loyal administration. Because let's face it, the economy was all 45 had going for him. He's been banking on a strong economy to get reelected.

He has to be feeling the walls closing in on him.

Whether you want to believe that the COVID-19 was his fault or not, is a moot point. It happened on his watch. And "every captain on every ship" has to take the blame regardless of the circumstances. And 45's own words will come back and haunt him, because he said some pretty damming things early on
in the pandemic. And sorry Mr President, those were all your own words.

You said them. You own them.



I love this photoshop meme. It's the never ending ruining joke that Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones will outlive us all. He doesn't need a mask. He's immune to the virus. Maybe he is. It's still pretty funny.

I read that the petition to open the NH Golf courses is now over 11,000.
Social Distancing on the Golf Courses? I don't think so.



And I'll repeat what I said last week. If you let the Golfers chase the little white ball around the sea of green grass, you must let the surfers chase the white water around the sea of surf. Fair's fair. Am I right people? Damn right I am.

And speaking of chase...check this out.



My dear friend Mike Rosa's son Chase Rosa, has joined the Ralph's Pic Of The Week Sponsors with his new Podcast DRIVEN FORCE. You'll need to check out his Podcasts because they're not only interesting and cool, but he also did one on yours truly. I'm episode 9. I have to admit, I ended up telling him some things that I never told anyone before.

It was a pretty cool experience.

Chase made me feel very comfortable, otherwise I never would have said the things I said to him. Search for Driving Force Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Click on the image above to check out all the DRIVEN FORCE Podcasts.



Again, I am on episode 9. Check it out. Click on the image above to hear my podcast with host Chase Rosa. I think you'll find this, and all of the other Podcasts he's done a great way to spend time, especially now with this
whole Lockdown mode we're all in. I love the whole Rosa family.

Watching JIMMY FALLON the other night I damn near fell out of my seat. He was wearing what appeared to be one of the old VINNY shirts. I finally know where my old VINNY shirt ended up. "JIMMY VINNY." All you old VINNY fans will know what I'm talking about.



So I just did some research on an old friend, and found out that "CRACKIE" has been gone for 8 years. Can you believe that? Seems like yesterday that he was here spewing forth all kinds of venom and wisdom. 8 years? Wow. Here's what I recently found out. He's been in a coma. A medically induced coma. He almost came out of it during the 2016 presidential elections but, he slipped back under when the results were read out loud in his hospital room.

The doctors weren't sure if he heard the results, but they have their suspicions.

Anyway, one of the Doctors currently working on the COVID-19 virus came up with a pill that they believe can wake "CRACKIE" up from his 8 year medically induced coma. According to the medical team working on "CRACKIE," they are going to give him the pill on Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020.

I've never asked for a group prayer before, but I truly believe, that this just might be, what the world needs right about now. Lord hear our prayer.

Pray for "CRACKIE" my friends.

*Keep checking in (down in the video section) to see if CRACKIE HAS RISEN From His Coma. GOOD NEWS! The Video of Crackie's Easter Awakening is down in the video section! He has risen!



*For those of you who have never heard of "CRACKIE," this is his Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ask.crackie

And speaking of 8 years.

It was 50 years ago on April 10th, 1970 that The BEATLES officially broke up. From 1962 to 1970. 8 years of incredible music and creativity that the world had never seen before and never will see again in our lifetime. I'm so grateful that I lived through those amazing years and got to experience it as each new record and video came out.



LONG LIVE THE BEATLES! John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

"And in the End, The Love You take, Is Equal To The Love, You Make."

"Social Distancing, Beatles, and Surfing Heals All Wounds."



This is the famous "unknown" surfer. The surfer that Ed would shoot swell after swell because his lens was true to the lifestyle. So many of the "pro photographers will only shoot pro surfers or surfers who are at the top of their game. And I totally understand that. I'm somewhere in between them. but not Ed. No sir, Ed would shoot everyone. And Bless his heart for that.
Happy Easter Ed. Photo by Ed O'Connell
*Click the photo above to see a larger version of Ed's Pic.

Now for Some Local, National and International News
With all the continued talk about COVID-19 I feel I need to let you know that there are some other things going on in our lives that are equally as important. These are some of them.

PLEASE HELP THESE GO FUND ME Posts. Click on the image below to MAKE A DONATION. Greg Smith was one of the BEST surfers to ever come out of NH. If you can afford it, please make a donation. Thank you.



The ASA BREBNER GoFundMe page is also asking for Donations. If you donate $25 or more you get a CD of the artists who are recorded some of Asa's songs. Yeah, I'm one of them. If you can afford it, please donate to this fund raiser. Thank You.



Click on the image above to make a Donation. Thank you.



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.

COMING FATHER'S DAY 2020.
(Unless we're all wiped out by COVID-19)



And this... (Same thing...it's all pending on COVID-19)



Look "FOR LOVE AND WAVES" sometime in the near future.
All hinging on the COVID-19 and when it all ends. It will be an all original soundtrack. And this all original concept of couples who surf will be fun. Married couples. Single couples. Gay couples. Lovers who surf together. From SURF FREE OR DIE and RALPH'S PIC OF THE WEEK.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE THE TRAILER.

The TRAILER was posted on Valentines Day
February 14th, 2020. Get the significance?


GRANITE GIRLS and The RIVER WOMEN from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo. NOW AVAILABLE on VIMEO ON DEMAND. You have spoken and I have listened. You don't have a DVD player so I made it available Online. Watch it on your Smart TV, your computer, or your cellphone! I can't make this any easier my friends. Unless of course I hand deliver to each and every
one of you.

KSM Photoshop of the Week
Have you ever seen anything creepier than this on Easter? I don't believe I have. Though I may have posted this one before. My weekly KSM photoshops of Khaliddy are as hurtful as I can make them because, nothing I do here will ever compare with the pain and suffering that this piece of human shit did to 3,000 innocent Americans on 9-11 and the thousands of family members of those lost. So if you have a problem with these weekly KSM memes, I suggest you skip right over them. Cause Homey ain't gonna stop making them. It's the least I can do.




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 Chocolate Easter Bunnies at Home Depot this week.



HAPPY EASTER 2020!
HAPPY PASSOVER 2020!
REAST IN PEACE to one of my childhood inspirations.



Mort Drucker age 91, Caricature Artist for MAD Magazine. I loved his work at MAD. Thank you for all the laughs over the years.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Christopher Nichols April 12th, 2020!
RIP Tom Dempsey 73, Place Kicker for the Saints COVID-19.
RIP Local longtime Surfer Russ Dockham.
HEAL QUICKLY Jacko Keefe and Johnny Meehan!
PLEASE Keep longtime NH Surfer Greg Smith in your Prayers.

Lenny Nichols & Colin Madden 
Co-Directors, NNE District 
Eastern Surfing Association 
www.esa-nne.org 
@esa.nne.surf




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Started on July 26, 2010 ENDED July 26, 2011.
A Wave a day for 365 consecutive days.

Yesterday- Mikey Moran Locked in a Perfect Fold in 2005.
(Below) This is yet another one of those photos that didn't seem to fit the criteria of a YESERDAY shot but 15 years is the criteria for a YESTERDAY pic. And Mikey is surfing a wave that is typically NOT a longboard wave. Which makes this YESTERDAY pic all the more special. I wish I could be around more when Mikey paddles out. But his covert strikes happen quickly and without any fanfare, which is I'm guessing, just how he likes it.
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Today- The COVERT-19 Swell. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photos by RALPH

 



(Above)
If there's surf, the surfers will find it. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Mackey may have missed his calling as a pole vaulter.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Unknown slipping into a hollow inside section.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Not as big as the day before, but whole lot cleaner and sunnier.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Easter Gull. Monday April 6th, 2020. Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Another one that slipped in and under the radar.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Only a few of you know what Mackey is doing here.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Pev showed up and immediately scratched into a couple of nice ones.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Kyle Linseman on Day II of the COVERT-19 Swell.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) When the waves are clean, and the sun is out, Jack Madden's board really stands out nicely. Monday April 6th, 2020. Photo by RALPH
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Today- The COVERT-19 Swell. Day I Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photos by RALPH




(Above) Jared Hay flying along on Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Perry Reynolds carving the Sunday dinner roast.
Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Mackey V's straight up cutback. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Kyle Linseman sneaking in under the lip. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) I want to say this is Carter Walsh but I'm not 100% sure.
Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Perry Reynolds knows this place as good as anyone on the planet. Sunday April 5th, 2020. Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Kon Jiskinis hitting the brakes mid-face on Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Mackey V Sunday April 5th, 2020. Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Blueman Kody Grondin. Sorry you showed up late.
Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Little lip launch for Mackey V. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by RALPH
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Today- More COVERT-19 Swell. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photos by Tony Berardini





(Above) Lars Hamilton jamming off the bottom on Monday April 6th, 2020. Photo by Tony Berardini *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery

 

 










(Above) Lars Hamilton pushing his way through the lip. April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery






 

 




   



(Above) Crowley Gentile contorting in and under the lip on
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) Nice framing here Tony. Lars Hamilton Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Lars Hamilton easing into the bowl section. Monday April 6th, 2020. Photo by Tony Berardini *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Hard to tell what's going on here. Maybe Crowley can weigh in? Monday April 6th, 2020. Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) Good thing Tony was there that day Lars Hamilton.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) Lars Hamilton same wave as above. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) Lars Hamilton styling through high tide. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) Crowley getting inverted on this backside hack.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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Today- Day Before-Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photos by Tony Berardini



(Above) What a way to start your day. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) The view from Ed's corner. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) Backside at Lumpy's Grill. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) White faced bottom turn. Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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(Above) There were only a handful of people out there. All from Mass.
Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Photo by Tony Berardini
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Today- Different Perspectives. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photos by Peter Bauer




(Above) Peter has an eye for the empty wave. Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Peter Bauer
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(Above) And the colors and light were in your favor this day.
Monday April 6th, 2020.
Photo by Peter Bauer
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Today- Meanwhile in the Neighboring States. Gallery 1
Saturday April 4th, 2020.
Photos by David Schultz




(Above) Matt Colby making the best of some tough conditions.
Saturday April 4th, 2020. Photo by David Schultz
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(Above) Colby making it look way better than it was.
Saturday April 4th, 2020. Photo by David Schultz
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(Above) Becca Speak into some open face while the waves out the back
slam into those rocky slabs. Saturday April 4th, 2020.
Photo by
David Schultz
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(Above) Matt Colby with a beautiful carve. Saturday April 4th, 2020.
Photo by
David Schultz *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





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(Above) This is the follow up shot to the pic above. Matt Colby
Saturday April 4th, 2020. Photo by David Schultz
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Today- M
ore From Neighboring States. Gallery 2
April
5th, 6th, and 7th, 2020. Photos by Stephen Avola



(Above) This is such a cool angle from a special place of my youth.
April 5th-6th-7th, 2020.
Photo by Stephen Avola
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(Above) The one thing about Stephen is he likes to get up early.
Like before the birds get up. That's how you get pics like this.
April 5th-6th-7th, 2020.
Photo by Stephen Avola
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Today- Finally The Last From Neighboring States. Gallery 3 Larry Packwood Surfing In Maine October, 2017.
Photos by Matt Smith


(Above) I got a nice email from Larry Packwood from Sedgwick, Maine. He's 71 years old and still surfing. These photos were taken of Larry when he was 68 yrs old surfing in Maine. I'd like to personally wish him luck this Spring and Summer when he paddles out to catch more waves. By the looks of these photos it's plain to see that Larry can surf. Keep Surfing Larry!
October 2017, 2020. Photo by Matt Smith
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery



(Above) Wait Larry you're a switchfooter? You face the wave going both ways? Damn Larry I can count on one hand the number of surfers that I know who
can surf switchfoot and do it well. Don't Give Up Larry!
October 2017, 2020. Photo by Matt Smith
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(Above) This is another wave from my old hunting grounds.
Sunday April 5h, 2020.
Photo by John Budney
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(Above) This is a sad photo. Perfect waves and nobody riding them. Because of the COVID-19 you are NOT allowed to surf in CR. April 2020.
Photo by Todd Preble *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery



(Above) This is the only Siblings Day pic I ran this week. Mike "Zappy" , Ron, and Teresa. Two of the three surf. Love this family! April 10th, 2020
Photo courtesy of Ron Paugh
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CRACKIE AWAKENS Easter Sunday 2020 from Gus Fatello on Vimeo.

Crackie has been in a medically induced Coma for the last 8 years. Today the doctors and the nurses were able to awaken Crackie from his deep sleep. I'd watch this video if I were you, especially if you're a Crackie fan. Ain't no telling how long he'll stay awake. But he's awake now. Oh boy is he awake. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

LOCKDOWN from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

Will this be the last surf Video I make in the next couple of months? March 27th, 2020. Was the Last Day before the LOCKDOWN. The COVID-19 Plague has taken the country by storm. Thank God we had this last ocean storm before the Beaches and parking lots were shut down. I should have called this edit The Day The Earth stood Still.

Couple of points of interest for you all. For starters, March 27th was my late father's birthday, as well as my late uncle's birthday, and it's also my youngest daughter's birthday. Today is April 2nd. It's also the Birthday of my two dear friends. David Robinson (The CARS) and Don Rose (Eat records). Why mention them? Well I used four songs off the LP OLAS DESEXO by the VINNY BAND. I wrote all of the songs on the LP. And David produced the record, and Don was record company president who signed our band back in 1979.

One of the songs you'll hear, "I NEVER SAW YOU" was number one on WBCN in Boston for four consecutive weeks. It featured Elliot Easton (The CARS) on lead guitar. And my good friend and fellow photographer Tony Berardini was the GM of WBCN at that time. The last song is called "HERE'S WHERE I GET OFF" and it is my personal favorite song I've ever written. And I've written hundreds of songs. Anyway, you got nothing to do these days except watch TV and fool around on Social Media. So watch and listen my friends. Watch and listen.
Happy Birthday David and Don!

I filmed this in 4K so adjust your machines accordingly.

 


SOCIAL DISTANCING from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

I shot this on March 24th, 2020. The SOCIAL DISTANCING Order was in place. Both on land and in the water. We are clearly living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus is sweeping the country like a wild fire. And unfortunately, so too is the Mass Hysteria. I'm not sure which is worse. The virus or the Hysteria? Look, I'm not making light of this, I'm just pointing out the facts. We need to be smart and safe without going to the extremes. At the end of the day, this is just another surf edit. That's all. I hope none of you gets the CORONA, and I hope all of you enjoy this edit.

FRIDAY The 13th March 13, 2020 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

The week that the world won't soon forget. The CORONAVIRUS outbreak, followed by Friday The 13th, and then for those of us living in New England, the end of an era, TB12 has left the building.

Depressing doesn't even begin to cover it. Suffice it to say, we won't forget it.
The surf and weather on Friday the 13th was all par for the course for this week. This song is over 50 years old, but I couldn't think of a better tune to use. I shot this in 4K so adjust your machines accordingly.

DEJA VU TUBES from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

I shot this on March 8th, 2020. And it turns out it was almost the exact same footage as the week before. Hence the name "Deja Vu Tubes." There's some pretty empty waves here. I love shooting this spot.


FROZEN WIND from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

From the Wild and Windy 24 Hour Swell on February 27th, 2020.
Serious wind. Serious waves. Serious contenders ONLY.
Music is by JELLY JAM buy their amazing CD on Amazon.com


Mikel from Brian Nevins on Vimeo.

"A visual hang with New Hampshire shaper and surfer Mikel Evans through the changing moods of a New England winter." Brian Nevins.

I'm sorry Brian, but this is more than a visual hang. This is a work of art. Both behind the lens and out in the water. I remember when Brian told me he was going to make the switch from stills to video, and was a bit apprehensive. I told him it's basically the same. The only difference is, you hold the trigger down longer. He already has the incredible eye for light, composition, and action. The creative talent is already there. To me? I saw the transition as being seamless. And I was right. This video proves it. As far as Mikey Evans? Again, the talent was already in place. Mikey Evans is the new Mikey Moran. Don't get me wrong, Moran is still King, but Mikey is that younger version of him. And this combination NEVINS & EVANS? It's a must see.
The music is a great score as well. Just watch the damn video and see and hear for yourselves. Well done all around gents.


For LOVE & WAVES from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

Happy Valentines Day! The trailer for the movie FOR LOVE and WAVES. The first ever movie about the unique relationship between couples who surf together. Featuring all local surf couples from New England. Ever since I can remember, surfers have always fantasized about finding a mate who you could share your love of surfing with. Don't get me wrong, I am perfectly happy and content with my wife who does not surf. But the thought of having a girlfriend/wife or boyfriend/husband who surfs is in a word intriguing. Though, I would imagine, that it's not at all what it seems to be on the surface. I mean, once you start having children, everything changes. Mom and dad can't both be out in the water when Timmy or little Suzie needs a diaper change. All of a sudden the fantasy becomes reality. So this documentary will look beyond the surface of couples who surf, and dig a little deeper into their world. Fascinating stuff. With an all original music soundtrack this latest SURF FREE OR DIE movie should turn some heads and hopefully turn more couples onto surfing. COMING SOON from Ralph's Pic and SFOD. For LOVE and WAVES. Watch in 1080

 

SALSWALLA from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

On January 26th, 2020 the NH and Mass coastlines were hit with a well groomed overhead swell with clean offshore winds. The air temps reached 50 degrees. That's crazy for this time of year in these parts. And the boys and the girls were out in full force. I missed the best of the best but managed to get a few good clips. The surfers are the usual suspects.
The soundtrack is by Jelly Jam.

NEW YEARS EVE 12-31-2019 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

The LAST Swell of 2019. There was size in the morning. But no sun to be found anywhere. I caught up with a handful of riders just to document the swell. The surfers that I know in this edit are: Jake Davidson, Perry Reynolds, Ian Dreher, Ryan Jackson, Mike Stanek, Alex Orestis, Artie Seaman, Skip Brunette, Johnny Reynolds and a few I couldn't ID. Music is by KOL.


DECEMBER ONE FIVE and ONE EIGHT TWENTYNINETEEN from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

This is two days in December. The 15th and the 18th. The 15th was as windy as I've ever seen it. And the 18th was just a nice day to be at the beach. I used BP again to move the visuals along. The surfers are: Kainalu Nichols, Max Fatello, Steve O'Hara, Jack Madden, Jon Kiskinis, Sarah Lang, and a few others I couldn't ID. Happy Holidays! *Watch in 1080 or better I shot this in 4K.

DECEMBER TO REMEMBER from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

From December 1st to December 3rd, 2019 we had a NON-STOP snow and wind event. We got hammered with over a foot of snow and it was the wet and heavy stuff. Like shoveling cement. That was down side, the good side was we got a really powerful overhead swell that had all the points and reefs firing on all cylinders. It was almost epic. I hate to use that phrase unless it's really EPIC quality. The boys were out in force and they all made the best of it. I chose my old friend and guitar God Robin Trower to provide the soundtrack. I shot this in 4K so adjust your video player accordingly. Hope you enjoy this DECEMBER TO REMEMBER! Happy Holidays Everyone!

 

 

 



























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Looking like Waves mid-week (again)


The Pick of the week is Tuesday!

 
This is what happens when you get caught doing something stupid.
You end up here. Roll your mouse over the image to see the Truth!
 
 

April 12th, 2020

"Who Needs a Surfboard When
You Can Do This?"



(Above) I'm not sure how this happened. I'm just glad Tony got the shot.
Photo by Tony Berardini
 




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