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That swell last Sunday was such a tease. I mean, we surfed. We actually surfed. It felt good. Now it feels bad. The water temp today was so nice. It was "trunking it all the way" nice. And it was glassy too. But there was no surf. Well, there was small surf for those of you who are just starting out. But the rest of us? We're starving. We need surf. Someone said something about surf on Thursday. Ha! I'll believe it when I see it. I feel bad for the older guys and girls. And, I feel bad for the younger ones too. But this is our world friends. Summer in New England.
Last Summer was so much better. It was consistent and warm. This summer is the opposite. If you want waves you gotta travel for them. Like the Reynolds, The Linsemans and the Grondins. They all scored great surf this summer. They are NOT suffering like the rest of us. They have gotten their bellies full of good waves. Unlike you and me. They are satisfied. They are sickly plump with the memories of warm double overhead tropical barrels. While you and I are getting 3 hour chest high swells once every 2 weeks.
And to add insult to injury. The dam Greenheads are out.
Now I don't know about you guys, but them dam bugs to me, are the worst of what our summers produce. Tourists clogging the beaches and the Greenheads eating our asses alive while we grovel over 1' slop...is not my idea of summer fun. Far from it. Why I bet I got bit 8 times today alone. One of them Greenheads actually bit my neck while I was surfing on a wave. Are you kidding me? He bit me while I was riding? Why do them Greenheads have to be so dam hurtful? I call 'em "Satan's Little Helpers". I mean how else can you describe an insect that is so "hell bent" on biting you that it would take a full on human slap, get knocked silly to the ground, then get back up and attack you again? Gotta be the work of the devil. God wouldn't make them dam things. Nope, it's the work of Satan.
Speaking of vicious attacks, are the Israelis the Greenheads of the Middleast or what? I mean, they are like Yellowjackets. If you step on 'em they are coming after you. No if's ands or buts about it. They are coming. And they are bringing their sharp teeth. Last week I was concerned about Kim Jong il in North Korea (I still am), this week the whole Middleast is blowing up. Look I know the whole Palestine/Israel land dispute has been ongoing, but the Hezzbollah and Hamas are two Terrorist organizations that are supported by both Syria and Iran. That spells trouble for all of us. Yes us, meaning 'us Surfers'. There's surf in the Mideast. There really is. There are Surfers living with the threat of an errant missile landing in the middle of their hometown beachbreak. It's true. Look it up. People surf in the Mideast.
Look, we all want world peace and the freedom to be able to surf wherever we want in this world. Right now, that's not possible. The world needs to change. I don't have any answers or suggestions. However, I do have hope.
Faith, Hope and Love.
If you want summer surf, buy my new movie. SUMMER 05 Promo poster. Otherwise start praying, or start sacrificing something. The movie's in the Shops and available at my other site www.surffreeordie.com
Remember my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace.
Surf For Fun.
1974 Robin"Robink" Rowell
Salt Creek, Southern Cal
2006 What I did on my Summer Vacation
(More Costa Rica)
Linseman hitting the brakes for total coverage. Photo