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Saying Goodbye to Winter, and Hello to Spring...

As if we all haven't had enough of old man winter. When the first day of Spring was just like the last day of winter you know it's been tough. Cold, snowy, and beautiful. I guess being an old local, I have come to appreciate the four seasons that we have here in Northern New England. Spring in New England can feel a lot like winter. But then again, it can equally feel like summer.

What's the old saying? March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb? Guess Mr March missed that memo.

The snow on the first day of Spring was actually very pretty. And being a visual person, I can certainly appreciate that. Plus all my friends who love snowboarding and skiing, were having some of the best conditions of the year this past week. And that alone is worth the extended winter conditions. Certainly the mountain resorts could use the money.

When you depend on nature to make a living, you are taking high risks. But when it all comes together? It's worth every stressful moment you experience when it's not working.

Or that's what I think. I could be wrong though.

Hey I'll tell you what I am not wrong about. The Benefit party for Rick Sav on Saturday night at the Legion in Hampton was great! I mean it was a great time. Rick and his wife Janet along with brother John and sister Barbara were totally and completely thankful and grateful for the overwhelming response from the community. Just a truly amazing turn out, and good vibes.



It was so much fun playing in the "Friends of Rick Sav Band". Joining me was Dave Cropper, Bill Trafidlo, Stave Magliano, and Matt Luneau on drums. Great food and simply amazing raffle items. Just a good vibe all night.



The Saturday benefit for Rick Sav was another great community effort by a wonderful surf community here on the seacoast. Never ceases to amaze me how wonderful people can be. And as I mentioned that night..."There are more people doing good things around here, than there are bad people doing bad things.

Keep in mind, if you didn't make it to the fundraiser, and you want to donate to Rick's cause, you can do so by mailing checks to Rick's sister Barbara. Just click on the poster in this blog to
see where and how.

Rick Sav wanted to mention...

"I would like to thank everyone for their generosity, and their spirit and aloha. They showed what they, and the community are made of. To everyone, from those who donated help, food, and prizes, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rick Sav"

On behalf of the surf community. I want to thank you all for helping out. Rick's family and his friends are truly humbled by the love and support.

If you want to help it would be greatly appreciated. Mahalo.





 

 

 








Now for Some Of My Weekly Global Observances:

After years of not going to Israel President Obama met with the Israeli prime minister and claimed that Israel is our strongest ally. Then Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with President Karzi on the US turning over the much controversial prison that the US had control of. It won't be long before we are rid of that god forsaken land once and for all.


Pope Francis is digging his new role as Pope, especially with this being Holy week and all. Nothing like starting off the new job on one of the biggest Catholic Holidays. That's called good timing.

Have any of you seen the video clip of the latest "Shark attack?" I mean it is ridiculous to hear some of the absurd commentary on this thing.
Just absurd. I heard that some people could not understand how this could happen. Really?

You put slabs of fresh killed beef in the water, throw in fish blood, and then you stick two idiots into a cage with a big opening for any kind of shark to get in, and you wonder how this could happen? Really? Check the video clip I posted in the video section.

Meanwhile down in GITMO, Khalid Sheik Mohummed (KSM) was allowed to interact with some of the local kids as the Easter Bunny. The kids were terrified of KSM as the Easter Bunny so it was a short lived event. The photo below was right before the guards hauled his hairy ass back to the compound. Oh well, he tried.



*Note to self: Must pick up some rabbit food at Home Depot!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HAPPY Passover! And HAPPY Easter!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tyler McGill March 24th, 2013!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kevin Gnecco March 26th, 2013!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pat Collins March 26th, 2013!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Artie Beauchesne March 26th, 2013!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Noelle Fatello March 27th, 2013!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Austin Helm March 28th, 2013!

Get Well soon Rick Savastano! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. *Thanks again to all who donated to the Fundraiser on Saturday March 23rd, 2013 at
the AMERICAN LEGION to help pay for Ricks medical bills.

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Yesterday- My youngest "Noelle" turns 18 on the 27th...
(Below) This makes me feel a little bit older as well. Seems like yesterday we were pulling up at the Wall and hanging out on the beach with family and friends. And now she's getting ready to head off to college. In the blink of an eye.
Happy 18th Birthday my little "Sweetie Boid!" (Oh yes I did)...I let everyone know your
nickname when you were a little grom on the beach. That's because daddy loves you.






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TODAY ... all the photos below were taken this week, unless otherwise noted.

Today- The First Day of Spring. March 20th, 2013.
Photos by RALPH




(Above) Michael Sander was sliding all over this day. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.








(Above) Kyle Linseman ripping the shingles off this roof. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.





(Above) Terence Kirby digging the Spring conditions. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.






(Above) Weston Rogers jamming another deep cutty. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.









(Above) Peter Stokes back at his fave spot again. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.






(Above) Ryan Reed playing the bounce. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.









THE EMPTY WAVES of the First Day of Spring. March 20th, 2013



(Above) This empty left was looking for you. Where were you?
Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.






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(Above) An empty set in 2013...how is that possible? Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.






(Above) Diamonds in the shorebreak. March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.













(Above) This heaving right actually hissed at me. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.







(Above) The first day of Spring produced this nice sugar coating.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.












(Above) Meanwhile across the bay...not a soul anywhere. Just this empty right.
All of these empty waves on the first day of Spring. March 20, 2013.

Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.






Today- The First SEQUENCES of Spring. March 20th, 2013.
Photos by RALPH





(Above) I had been shooting a lot of video this day. Weston Rogers was one of a handful of riders who were pulling out all the stops. The waves were not big, but certainly clean. Besides, the sun was out. Look for the video clips in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile check out the next best thing. Sequences. Did they make it or not? You decide then check the sequences. It's all here. March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.












(Above) Mackey V has turned up the heat as of late. Not sure what has inspired him.
Maybe working at Hampton's Flatbread? Hearing me play guitar the other night? The trading of Wes Welker? Don't know and don't care. Just glad he's stoked on surfing.
March 20, 2013.

Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.






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(Above) Different wave but just as intense. MVF jamming hard and Michael Sander
giving a nod of approval.
March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.




(Above) Mike Stanek can fit inside any hole. Wait...did I just write that?
Any way,
Mike can do it all. From making the boards he rips on, to doing moves that has us all scratching our heads.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.














(Above) I walked around the corner that morning and caught this great wave with Matt Colby. The sun was not yet poking through the clouds but this barrel was looking real good when I looked up. March 20, 2013.
Photo by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.









AND NOW PHOTOS FROM THE FRIENDS OF RICK SAV BENEFIT.
POST 35 AMERICAN LEGION Hampton, NH Saturday March 23, 2013.
All photos by Max Fatello unless otherwise indicated.



(Above) There is something special about helping friends. Rick (right) was humbled
by the HUGE crowds and all the love and support. March 23, 2013.

Photo by MAX Fatello*Click on the photo above to see the Whole gallery.




(Above) The HUGE crowd of friends of Rick Sav. March 23, 2013.
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We can scan them for you. And we get them back to you undamaged. Trust me.We can do this...people love the older stuff. So if you have any, please send 'em along. If you have prints/slides we can scan them for you.

And we don't care if you shoot pics with with your cellphones. I mean it. Most of the images you see on the news and on the Internet were shot with them Smart Ass Phones. Shoot and ask questions later.











(Above) Ex East Coaster Cliff Pappas in Hawaii. March 13, 2013.
Photo by Nancy Pappas.
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(Above) Ex-NH surfer Trevor Hilman sends in this gem of JAWS. March 13, 2013. Photo Trevor Hilman
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(Above) Cold mini shorebreak at the Wall. March 2013.
Photo by Justin Morjgani
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Who said dogs can't fly? Not me. And Not PATCH. Photo by RGF. Click to see it.




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(Above) All Rise: 10th Street District Court of Surf Justice is now in session, the
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BLATANT DROP IN OF THE WEEK-
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How and why did this shark almost bite this buffoon? Gee...let's stop and think about this. They had slabs of fresh beef floating in the water. There's fish guts and blood everywhere, and you put two boneheads into a shark cage, with an opening big enough for a Great White to swim in? I'm not sure how this could of happened. I guess I'm perplexed too. Freaking idiots.














 











Crackie is filling in for a Friend this week playing the Easter Bunny so there's no clip. However, with April Fools Day around the corner,
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