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June 7th, 2020 The RUN is 3 out of 3 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There were waist high waves on Monday June 1st,
and waist to chest high on June 4th & 5th, 2020.


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OPENING DAY AT ALL THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BEACHES!
All Four ex-Police Officers Now Being Charged In the Death of George Floyd. 76th Anniversary of D-Day June 6th, 1944. And Finally, Is COVID-19 Over?

 



OPENING DAY JUNE 1st, 2020.

See those two dots out in the water? Those are two friends of ours. One of those dots is Johnny Meehan. This was Johnny's first time back in the water after 128 Days. No this was not about the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, this was about him having surgery on January 24th, 2020. The fact that COVID-19 hit during his down time of recuperating, was a blessing in disguise. Nobody saw that coming. Certainly not Johnny.

But regardless of COVID, he would have still been out of the water with or without COVID. So Monday June 1st, 2020 was the first time he surfed. And he surfed at the same spot he caught his last wave before surgery. And, he surfed with the same friend he surfed with on that day 128 days ago on January 24th, 2020. Mark Jowett.



That's Johnny on the left and Markey J on the right. Both paddling hard on this OPENING DAY for ALL of NH, not just Johnny's first time back in the water. Markey tipped me off that Johnny was paddling out. I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my cameras, and drove down the street to capture this significant moment in time. Certainly not for all of mankind, or for the NH surfers, but clearly for Johnny, and his small circle of family and friends. After all, I was there when he caught his last wave, and I wanted to be there when he caught his first wave. I was smiling from ear to ear when I pulled up and saw them both paddling out.



Johnny Meehan was back in the water doing what he loves to do.



Markey J was right there with him, just where they left off 128 days ago.

I'm not going to lie, with all that was going on in the world at that moment (The Riots and Protests over the killing of George Floyd, the Pandemic with COVID-19) this was a welcome reprieve from all of that. This was something special in our own little world here on the Seacoast of NH. There were no crowds or fanfare of any kind. Just two surfers, enjoying one of life's simple pleasures. The art of surfing and sharing waves. Life was good again in NH.

And I was there to capture it all, just like I did on January 24th, 2020.

I shot and edited a video of this special day. I called it WELCOME BACK JOHNNY. It's down in the Video section along with the other video I shot on this day. I called the other video OPENING DAY. And it sure felt like it.



The orders were clear. We could surf but we could not stop and talk on the beaches. I know it sounds strange. And it was. Fortunately that has all changed as of Friday June 5th, 2020. We are now allowed to place a blanket on the sand, and hang out with family and friends. Yes we still have to play the social distancing game, but at least we can return to some sort of normalcy. Because let's face it, this has been anything but normal.

But back at 10th Street at the Wall on North Beach? WE WERE BACK!



I did a video of the OPENING DAY action and it's been well received.
It's down in the video section, you'll want to check it out. It came out pretty good. The surf was small, but the vibes were HUGE! Everyone was out and just having a blast and it felt like...VICTORY! Wait, that's the wrong movie, it felt like last summer. It felt like it's felt a million times over. It felt normal. Smiles and laughter, and NOBODY was wearing Masks. Like I said, it felt normal. It was like we had all awoken from some bad dream.

THE BOYS AND GIRLS WERE BACK IN TOWN!



Everywhere I looked I saw a familiar face. Like when Meighan and TJ walked by. Man I was so stoked to see the Rowlees again. Or at least half of them. Buck was not in town yet and K-man was out hanging with his old friends. It felt like summer in Hampton. And I guess that's why the video I did is so popular, everyone was picking up on the good positive vibes. Plus there were waves.

Here's a screen shot of the Wall on June 1st, 2020. It's not big, but there was something to ride out there. And in June? That's always a plus.



And if that wasn't positive enough, there was surf all week long!



I'm pretty sure this is Erik Cannon wading out on Friday morning. Erik was the man behind the successful petitions to the Governor to allow surfing here in NH. It all came together later, rather than sooner, but Erik wasted no time in getting his feet wet at his home break the Wall. Hopefully this is all behind us now. With more restrictions being lifted each day, the future looks good.

Bottom line? We're back in business. New Hampshire is GOOD TO GO!

Meanwhile the rest of the country is still upset over the killing of George Floyd. A solid week of protests and riots have occurred all across the nation. All because of these four Police Officers who have now all been charged.

Left to right: Derek Chauvin (who faces the more serious charges due to the fact that it was his knee on Floyd's neck that caused his death) he faces murder in the 2nd degree and 2nd degree manslaughter, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao all face aiding and abetting to 2nd degree murder charges and 2nd degree manslaughter.

It's safe to say that these four men are going to jail.

And I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that times will not be good for them in prison. The damage that these four individuals have caused to not only the family of George Floyd, but the total and widespread damage they have caused to all good and decent Police and law enforcement is beyond comprehension. I truly feel sorry for all the GOOD Law Enforcement members who are dealing with these negative repercussions because of these four. It's been awful to watch. I mean it is terrible to see what's happening in our country. Terrible.

And can we all agree on this. And that is, there's a big difference between the Peaceful Protesters, and the Rioters/Looters. A BIG difference. Those who marched and protested peacefully, did so without any thought of violence and arson, nor were they part of the looting. The looters and the rioters came with a deep hatred and a selfish agenda. They used the killing of George Floyd to commit these acts of violence and arson. And the looters? You did not help the peaceful protesters. In fact, you hurt more black business owners by all of the violence and looting. You did more harm, than good. You looters shamed the name of George Floyd, and all the other blacks who lost jobs at the businesses you burned, and looted.

And can I just say for the last time, to all LOOTERS and RIOTERS, you were all captured on video. Same with Law Enforcement. If there's one thing we have learned this last week it's this . EVERYONE is videotaping EVERY SINGLE THING on their cellphones. So all the Bad Cops? You are being recorded. All the bad Rioters/looters? You are being recorded. You can't hide anymore. Every single person carries a cell phone, and the first sign of trouble? Those cellies come out and they are recording everything. Not to mention all the other surveillance cameras all over every town and city. You can't run or hide from the cellphone. You stupid sons of bitches! WAKE UP!



Stop The Hate- Black Lives Matter-Blue Lives Matter-White Lives Matter-Yellow Lives Matter- ALL LIVES MATTER! PLEASE STOP THE HATE!

Watching this Peaceful Protest last week in Boston's Franklin Park, it's obvious to me that COVID-19 is no longer on the radar. This my friends is NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING. Yet, nobody said a word about it. It's like we woke up one day from the pandemic and all the sheltering in place and strict guidelines, to this. How did that change in 24 hours? Yes, there were lots of masks, but there just as many without masks. Is COVID-19 over or not? We are living in strange times. And this is proof of that.

To quote the late Alfred E. Newman "What me Worry?"



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



This week's Ed's corner is a young Kainalu Nichols. Man I miss that kid. Even though he's not a kid anymore. I consider myself a fortunate man by getting to watch Kai go from a little fledgling Grom to a strong young man with heaps of talent out in the water. I can only imagine what he's like today. It's been months since we've seen him, but I'm willing to bet that he's gotten way better in his surfing than when he left. I mean, he was leap frogging through the local talent pool as far as competitive contemporary surfing goes. He was the best surfer out in the water before he left. And with another North Shore winter under his belt? Look out. When Kainalu gets home, he's going to be a force out in the water.
This photo was taken on May 1st, 2008 at the Wall.
Photo by Ed O'Connell

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Now for Some Local, National and International News
Yesterday marked the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landing at Normandy in France. That's a bitter pill to swallow. How many survivors are left from that day? I'm willing to bet not many. They are all in their 90's now. Those brave young warriors who saved the world from Nazi Germany are all old men today. There was only a handful of survivors at Normandy on the 76th anniversary. The Pandemic stopped a lot of the surviving veterans from making their annual trip here. The local French population came out to honor those who saved them that day. As they should.

But the Americans who fought there stayed home this year.

Thank God we have photos and film reels of their bravery and courage. Including the new found color 16mm film.



Last year the lost footage of D-Day that was shot in color on 16mm m film was released. The footage belonged to Hollywood director George Stevens. These are some of the stills from his film. It was rare to see color prints of WWII. These look pretty amazing considering how old they are.



Look at those old JEEP Willy's. Classic footage from such a historical time in our history. Incredible footage.

This is the Hollywood Director George Steven on D-Day using his 16mm movie camera. The film was his own personal footage. I can't wait to see it.

And this? Bible Study Class? Hardly, it's just another stunt by
our president. Why he does these things is a mystery.



This is when 45 walked over from the White House to the Episcopal Church in the Nation's capitol after clearing the streets of peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets just so he could walk over to the church and hold this bible. It's a posed Photo op. He's holding a Bible? Now, I'm not to sure, but I think this was a mistake. I've never seen him in any church. Never seen him read a bible. I've never seen him do anything remotely Christian. I think he made another colossal mistake by doing this. But that's me. I do know his "We Must Dominate" speech only incited more riots. I guess he missed another opportunity to help stop the violence, and to listen to the protesters.

When will he ever learn? My guess is, never.

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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.


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
Wait? That's KSM sitting in the pilot's seat on Marine One? Maybe I was wrong about 45. Maybe, just maybe he's giving KSM another chance? Though I'm not so sure I would have gone to this length. KSM can't be trusted behind the controls of any aircraft. Not after what he's done when it comes to airplanes. And look at 45 reeling backwards at the extended handshake. Ha ha. This must be another photo op. Or...it's just another Ralphie photoshop. Yeah...that's it kids. Just me having fun with KSM.




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 FLYING HELICOPTERS For Dummies books at Home Depot this week.


REMEMBER D-DAY June 6th, 1944-June 6th, 2020. 76 Years.
REMEMBER Flag Day June 14th, 2020. If you have any old flags that are torn and faded give them to your local Veterans Post and they will properly retire those colors.
PLEASE Keep 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.

Lenny Nichols & Colin Madden 
Co-Directors, NNE District 
Eastern Surfing Association 
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Today- OPENING DAY (WEEK) Monday June 1st, 2020.
Photos by RALPH

 



(Above)
And just like that, the gates were opened, and the people came to surf. MVF enjoying the view. OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) Mikey Evans putting on a clinic on how to ride the smallest wave
in the shallowest water. OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) Nobody cared that the surf was small. They came to have fun.
Kody Grondin OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) The original master Mikey Moran was out surfing with Mikey Evans.
OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) The FIRST EVER photo of Matt Colby on a Longboard.
OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) Jack Madden on a soft top heading into the shallows.
OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) Up the road a piece, Johnny and Markey J were digging life.
OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) Kyle Linseman drove by smiling and throwing out the shakas.
OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) There he was again, milking the wave to the last drop. Mikey Evans.
OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020
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(Above) At one point Colby and Mackey switched boards. It was great to be back. OPENING DAY Monday June 1st, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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Today-
OPENING WEEK Thursday June 4th, 2020.
Photos by RALPH




(Above) Three days later they were still killing it out there. MVF lip smack.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) There were just four friends out there. Brian BMO Morse.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) The conditions were not perfect, but who cares? MVF going vert.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above)
Brian Morse on an easily waist to chest high wave.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Stop me if you've seen this before. Max hitting the lip while BMO gestures towards the other two. Thursday June 4th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) The parking is going to get worse before it gets better.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) Three of the four friends. Kody, Shayne, and Max.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) They were all smiling and laughing. It was summer out there. Kody.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) They can't barricade a memory. The McCarthy House.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) These colors will always mean something to me.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) BMO taking off deep in the lip. Such a fun session.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) Shayne Forsely playing with the subtle act of controlled pearling.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) Shayne wondering how he got here, but more importantly, how will he get out of there? FYI, he didn't. Thursday June 4th, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) These next two pics are from a long sequence. Mackey V.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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(Above) Mackey V making the best of what nature gives you.
Thursday June 4th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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Today- OPENING WEEK Friday June 5th, 2020.
Photos by RALPH



(Above)
Now here's the truth. It was 8:00AM and Max was the only one out.
Think about that for a second. Friday June 5th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) This is not photoshopped. It was this glassy and this empty.
Friday June 5th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) This is Peter Kowalski paddling into a glassy right. 8;30AM on a Friday in June and it was just Peter and Max out there. Hello?
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) Chest high. Glassy, hollow, and empty.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) The morning clouds were also worth taking in.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) Connor walked by and saw what was happening and paddled out to get a few for himself. Friday June 5th, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Then Colby woke up and realized what was happening.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) Though it didn't take him long to shake the sleep out of his head
and paddle out and get some. Colby on his Fish.
Friday June 5th, 2020
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Slowly but surely they woke up and made their way out to the surf. Christina and Jared. Friday June 5th, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Later that afternoon, Kody Grondin opted for his Fish.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above)
Speaking of Fish. Max borrowed Mikey Evan's Fish and went riding on the roof tops. This is not photoshopped. Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) Colby was rocking and rolling later that night.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) This is Jack Madden back on one of his own boards.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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(Above) Unknown barrel dodger. You should have pulled in brother. I was waiting for it. Friday June 5th, 2020 Photo by RALPH
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(Above)
Brian BMO Morse on a glass slipper.
Friday June 5th, 2020
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Today- Opening
Day Pics from Erica Nardone
June 1st, 2020
Photos by RALPH



(Above) Long time coming. And Erica with a new camera captured the opening moments. June 1st, 2020. Photo by Erica Nardone
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(Above) Some happy campers right there. June 1st, 2020.
Photo by Erica Nardone
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(Above) I was so stoked to see these images from the first light of this day. June 1st, 2020. Photo by Erica Nardone
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OK this is a really good photo. Suitable for framing. And such a memorable morning to remember. June 1st, 2020. Photo by Erica Nardone
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(Above) And this? This is a classic image with a funny story to go with it.
Erica was given this parking citation but ended up having not to pay it.
But she got this photo as a reminder of what happened this day. I love it.
June 1st, 2020.
Photo by Erica Nardone
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(Above) More from the OPENING DAY . This is a beautiful pic of the sunrise from this memorable morning. June 1st, 2020.
Photo by Camilla Franson
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(Above) You know me, I'm a sucker for a good flag pic. OPENING DAY.
June 1st, 2020.
Photo by Camilla Franson
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(Above) A day that none of the local surfers and beach goers will ever forget. June 1st, 2020. Photo by Camilla Franson
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OPENING DAY June 1st, 2020 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

Finally, the Governor of New Hampshire opened our Beaches and allowed our people the FREEDOM to Surf. Albeit, there wasn't much in the way of Surf, but that didn't stop the Boys and Girls from paddling out at the Wall on North Beach in Hampton, NH. Nobody spread the COVID-19 Virus around, that I could see. It's funny because while we (surfers) were all practicing Social Distancing the Protesters and Rioters were NOT. It's almost as if The Coronavirus disappeared overnight. My friends we are living in strange times. As in very strange times. The music by TL fits perfectly. The BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!

WELCOME BACK JOHNNY from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

On January 24th, 2020 Johnny Meehan caught his last wave before getting surgery on his ankle. That surgery kept him out of the water for 128 days. Now think about that. ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY EIGHT DAYS! Lucky for Johnny this was right at the beginning of the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN. And even luckier for Johnny was his first day back was on the day that New Hampshire opened their beaches. Johnny was joined by his longtime friend Markey J (who was with him on his last day) and together, they surfed the same spot that Johnny surfed 128 days prior. I was stoked to be able to be there for both days. And I'm happy to report that his ankle is doing great! WELCOME BACK JOHNNY! I shot this in 4K so adjust your devices accordingly. Music is by Johnny Sebastian.



COVERT-19 TS ARTHUR from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo. Another from the COVERT-19 series. This might end up being the last of its kind because on June 1st, 2020 the beaches of New Hampshire will finally be open. The last in the nation to open the beaches. Thank God. This edit is all from Tropical Storm Arthur. This was shot in 4 K so adjust your device accordingly. The music is by the super talented Ty Tabor. Buy his music at amazon.com



MAY DAY from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

The 7th video in the COVERT-19 Series. This one's called May Day. Just three surfers Kody Grondin, Max Fatello, and Kenny Linseman all practicing "Social Distancing" while hordes of people crowd the local beach Restaurants and nobody says anything. I don't get it. That's BS in my eyes. Practice Common Sense Not Nonsense. As long as there's surf, I'm going to document it. Music is by The Jelly Jam you can buy their music at amazon.com. Watch in 4K if you have it, otherwise watch in 1080.

MR MAN from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

Another from the COVERT-19 series. This one's called MR MAN. It's all from the 27th and 28th of April 2020. It's all in black and white. The featured surfers are: Jesse Gould, Kody Grondin, Max Fatello, Matt Colby, Ryan Jackson, and Brett and Kai Zola. Music is by The Jelly Jam by their music at Amazon.com


NOBODY'S BUSINESS from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

From the COVERT-19 series. This one's called NOBODY'S BUSINESS. Shot in New England on Sunday April 19th, 2020. Surfers: Kody Grondin, Max Fatello, Nick "Pev" Peverada, Lars Hamilton, Brian Taber, and Nate Gillman. ralphspic.com Music by Ty Tabor


COVERT -19 Series GHOST TOWN from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

With the LOCKDOWN in full affect the local surfers have to get creative to find waves. No PARKING means just that. There's NO PARKING at any of the NH beaches. So what does that mean? Well, you can walk, ride a bike, or skateboard to the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean is a big body of water. As long as you avoid the beaches and leave your vehicle at home, the will to survive and surf is strong in New England. The Surfers who appear in the video broke no laws. They just went surfing and practiced Social Distancing. The music is by Jelly Jam. Amazingly talented musicians. Praying for those who are sick, and praying for all the businesses to hang in there. Things will get better. I hope they Kill The Virus soon. Meanwhile, "Surfing Heals All Wounds."

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.


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


Mikey Evans from Joe Radano on Vimeo.

A short piece on Mikey Evans, a surfer and shaper from New Hampshire.

 
PART 4 // THE REST OF IT from Brayden Rudert on Vimeo.

So Brayden Rudert is one of the up and coming videographers who I happen to like. We've got some serious talent in the area. Both in and out of the water.
Take a look at this reel. I think you'll agree that Brayden has a good eye.

 



























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