good surf pics?
Send em off to me directly.
(See link below) Just make sure
they're 650-700 pixels wide.
NO bigger NO smaller.
In fact if you have any questions about the
size, email me first and I'll write back.
Start shooting crackie!!
Ralph's Pic Of The Week
If you want to access the Pic of the
week from past weeks click here.
All you artists who missed the July 26 deadline, put this new date on your calendar now, and try and see if you can submit a piece a year from now. Saturday, July 25th 2009 at 6:00PM sharp. That's a little over a year from now. I know some of you artists, are a tad on the quirky side, and don't really follow rules like deadlines...but try it. July 25, 2009 at 6PM submit art to Ralph. Maybe draw yourself a note on your arm or something.
So what the dilly yo ho is going on in the tropics? That's it? Just Bertha? Come on...actually I saw a series of potential tropical waves coming off the dark continent last night. Maybe next week? Or next weekend? I'm sorry if I lost track of the surf. But you see my friends, I'm still on the freaking ear drops, and must stay out of the water for a ridiculous length of time...although, I'm feeling pretty good. And should a Bertha type swell hit...well ole Ralphie will be on it like a hornet.
I'm good to go.
because some doctor gave me the greenlight, but because I've jury rigged
an ear protection ensemble that should keep my ear dry.
Raise your hand, if you wish you could make that kind of money. You better all be waving. And keep your hand raised, if you were told that, in order to make that kind of money, you had to be a good teammate, and basically behave yourself. All your hands better be raised higher.
Who the hell does Manny think he is? Dude, you were swinging at Mangos before you came to America. You learned how to play "our" game, and as a result, you became mega rich. Where do you get off acting like a buffoon? I applaud the Red Sox. Good for them. They took a stand and sent a message (albeit a little too late for my liking) but none the less. They did it. So Manny being Manny will be a distraction for another ball club. Joe Torre will have his hands full. He might not see it initially, but we all know it's coming. Because Manny can't help being Manny.
I'm just glad it's on someone else's dime.
I did hear that Torre says the dreadlocks must get trimmed...that should be interesting. Any bets?
Getting back to our world. We (Surfers) lost a pioneer last week. Bud Browne the "father of Surf Films" passed away at 96. Just a week after his birthday. Man that was a hell of a run. Bud Browne, who was a Boston native went on to produce so many early surf movies. He was a WWII vet serving in the US NAVY.
He was well respected by all of his peers, and quite frankly he was the man, that all surf movie makers looked up to. Including Bruce Brown, who made the Endless Summer. Some of his early films are listed on the poster below in the yesterday frame box. Some of his classic flicks were "Cat on a Hot Foam Board" "Surf Happy" , "The Big Surf" and "Gun Ho" .
Browne, a Surf Movie filmmaker dead at 96.
made some casual observations the last couple of weeks while nursing my
ruptured ear drum. First was the disturbing trend of EXTREME Sports
on TV. I just so happened to catch some EXTREME Skateboarding and
Bike jumping in the biggest dam ramp I have ever seen.
I was getting uptight watching this stuff.
mean, I didn't just come down with yesterday's Thunderstorm. So my take
on this stuff is, someone is gonna die. Just like surfing. The EXTREME
surf spots like Chopes, Cyclops, Jaws, Mav's...and all the TOW
in stuff in 70' surf is going to result in death.
But I have to admit. I watched it in total awe and fascination. Don't ask me why. But I did.
My other casual observation was, this other TV show. And in fact, it may just be my my favorite new Summer TV show. Which show is it you ask? Why I'm talking about WIPEOUT. I don't know what station it's on, or what day it's on or what time it's on. I only know this...I laughed my head off. By myself, I was giddy watching it. I mean the show is as moronic as it gets. Although the MC John Henson is a funny bastard. He used to host Talk Soup years ago. He's pretty witty and quick on his feet (as far as one liners go). But the show, have you see the show?
My wife can't for the life of her, understand why I would be into it. And you know what? I didn't know at first either, and then it dawned on me. I know, you can say it. Light dawns on Marblehead." It is the simple SURF Factor that attracts me to this dumbass show. Say what? It's true.
Think about it. How many of us always hoot and scream when we watch a major eat in some surf flick? We all do. We all scream and reel in horror as some poor surfer get's pitched into some reef sucking hairy wave. We all do it. It's the same feeling (sort of ) watching these clowns get worked in these ridiculous settings. I don't know what it is but I found myself laughing at some of the heavy "eats" these guys took.
I mean they were taking gas on some big bouncing drops and quite frankly kids...I'm surprised that none of them broke their necks. Seriously. They are lucky they didn't get paralyzed. I mean these contestants are not athletes. Hardly. They are just some poor Joes off the street, that more than likely, signed some contract that has a waiver saying.." that if you die, or get your neck broken, we are not responsible. " And they sign it.
Why not? You're gonna be on TV, and hell, you could win $50,000. Except, a lot of good that will do you, if you break your freaking neck or get killed.
dam, that's some good fun TV during the week.
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1950's Bud Browne "Father of Surf Films" dead at 96.