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NO bigger NO smaller.
In fact if you have any questions about the
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Ralph's Pic Of The Week
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week from past weeks click here.
know you all know about BERTHA. Hell the whole dam country knows
by now. In fact, if I may be so bold, the whole world knows. And depending
on where you live in New England, you have either experienced Overhead
my friends, you see, it's a lonely existence up here in Northern New
England when it comes to South Swells.
I tried to convince of bunch of guys out in the line-up today, that if they would pay for gas to Rhode Island, I would gladly write the story and take the photos (after I surfed). Nobody seemed interested. Gee I wonder why? You mean to say, that filling your Gas tank for $500, is a deterrent from road surf trips these days? I don't know about you guys, but I get a little knot in my stomach every time I see the final total of a typical gas stop.
I stand there shaking my head, cursing to no one in general.
And really, I don't know about you guys but if CHINA is drilling for Oil just 80 miles off the coast of Florida, we need to be able to drill right along side of them. Are you kidding me? Look I'm all for saving the environment, but does anyone honestly think that the Chinese are being extra careful out there? Hell no they are not! They're more than likely working overtime, trying to get as much oil as possible, before those dumb ass Americans wake up and realize what they are doing.
Or drilling for oil in ANWAR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) in Alaska is a must as well! The proposed site for drilling, is a barren wasteland. Seriously, they are ONLY talking about 2000 acres out of 19 Million! That's a pin drop. Don't believe me? Google this shit and see for yourselves.
$5 dollars a gallon people...it's coming.
have a bike that I bought from the late John Bocko a few years
ago. In fact, we all have a bike from GUS's Bicycle shop. If I
could carry my board under my arm, I'd be using that bike. I plan on using
it to check the surf and run small errands.
I guess I'm riding my bike to the beach. Wonder if I should get a little bell for the handle bars?
so I went to the Friday nite Surf Flicks with my wife at the IOKA
in Exeter the other night. I was halfway knowing what to expect as
far as the flick it self went. But I have to tell you all. I was completely
blown away. Why? Well, I know that the current trend of some the world's
best surfers, has a repertoire of so many tricks, that it's hard to fathom.
But sitting there watching these guys bust these insane airs, on a regular
basis, was just such an eye opener. I mean...it was freaking NUTS!
Seriously. It was wacked.
I know we have some HOT surfers around these parts, and they are all deserving
of our local praise and admiration. But the shit that these guys were
pulling off, defies common logic. I mean, if you were there, you know
what I'm talking about. The movie I'm speaking about is Taylor Steele's
STRANGER THAN FICTION.
The concept was pretty clever as well. Turns out the whole air launching movement is a hoax. They do it all with harnesses, and blue screen technology. Or, it's what the hokey surf actors want us to believe. It was funny. On the one hand. On the other hand, it was truly mind numbing to sit there and watch these guys absolutely slay these big, perfect waves, without batting an eyelash.
And I'll repeat myself here. No body is doing this stuff around here. NO BODY. But that's cool. We are good with it. And quite frankly, I used to get upset watching the early aerialist launch themselves into the air, and completely blow the wave. And the truth be told, some of the waves that these flying monkees were riding in the movie and launching themselves into, left those Rodeo Clowns in the dirt. In other words, some of them landed to far back in the pit, or whitewater, and could not make the wave.
But then I thought to myself. Who am I to judge someone because they launch themselves past a perfect section and blow the wave? Why should that bother me? Good question Ralph (I'm glad you asked yourself). It should not. If flying out of a perfect wave, is your idea of a rush, then by all means, launch your silly asses. And honestly, it does look like the ultimate rush to me, when they do these big bomb moves.
And if they blow a wave or two in the process, well, there's always that young grom hanging on the inside,right on the shoulder, waiting for the Astronuts to mess up. Only to pick off the wave. So nothing really get's wasted.
are good conservationists. We waste nothing. Especially a perfect wave.
So while I won't be joining the Leap Frog brigade anytime too soon, I
will be hiding and hanging around the landing pad to make sure they make
these waves. Cuz if they don't... well, excuse me while I kiss the sky!
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1964 Greg "Da Bull" Noll at Pipeline.
Kyle Linsman leans into a small summer left.
Anthony and Dianne local surf couple and parents of twin boys. *Note
to Anthony...get your art into
Felipe Pomar was a Big Wave rider in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today.
This was taken last week.
Today 2008 Stink Foot Boot Rack
Ever seen one of these? Or worse, smelled one of these? Bet those mixed
nuts are gonna taste good. Contest scene Saturday July 12th.