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I saw people out all week and there were a couple of days that looked 'almost fun' but I couldn't bring myself to slip into the 6mil and paddle out into snowy, gray, waist high surf. I know, I'm letting this silly game get to me. And hell, I even wrote last week in my special post game wrap up that Tom Brady and company don't put food on my table. And they don't. But I'm a fan dammit. And it's my right as a fan to be upset. Just as it is my right to be happy when my (our) team wins.
I know there are surfers who could care less about organized sports, and I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I envy you guys. Sometimes. For you see my anti sports fans...I would rather have lived through the euphoria and excitement of hard fought victories, and to have suffered devastating losses, than to not have known either. I'm a sportsfan. Worse. A New England fan.
This is our way of life.
We Surfing New England Sports fans. We live and die by our teams. So, having said that...the Celtics are still doing great, and Spring Training is right around the corner. Go RED SOX! And come late Summer we'll start all over again with the Patriots. Why? Because Las Vegas has picked the Patriots as the most likely NFL 2008 team to win the SuperBowl!
Lord help us all...
Not that any of us ever need reminders of what's really important in life, but it was hard to remain upset over a game when watching the news this week. The Tornadoes that struck in the middle of the night on Super Tuesday were sobering to say the least. Winter Tornadoes seem strange enough as it is, but the ones that hit that night were beyond just strange. It was deadly.
I don't know enough about the ingredients it takes to stir up Mother Nature to spurn these twisters onto such a destructive course but dam...it just seems that the southern states and some in the Midwest suffer every year from these frightening storms. Is it Global Warming? I don't know. But judging from the images we've seen all week, I don't ever want to experience one.
There was one miracle story that came out of that terrible night. An 11 month old boy was thrown 150 yards from his home and survived. His mother did not. Think about that. 150 yards? I could not survive being thrown 15 yards let alone 150. The hands of God? Perhaps. There's a reason for all of this I'm sure. But we mere mortals are not privy to that info...at least not yet.
due time my friends. Meanwhile, say a prayer for those unfortunate souls
who have suffered so much last week.
any of you local Hampton surfers hear that Thunder on Tuesday
morning? Good lord. It was as loud, and as frightening a thunder clap,
as I have ever heard in my life. In fact, it was so loud, I had friends
who live in North Hampton, Stratham and Exeter hear it as well.
Speaking of which. Our man Chris Nevins did win the State Rep for Hampton. Thank you for voting. *If you're of voting age you should vote in every election. Chris will do well on all of our behalf in Concord. Next month is another local crucial vote. Again, if you're 18 or older you should register to vote, and then get your voting ass out there and vote.
Don't bitch and moan about the way things are.
You can change it by voting. And let me remind you all about "how every vote counts". Last primary day in NH in the town of Hampton. Exactly 1, 217 people voted for John McCain. And 1, 217 people voted for Mitt Romney. It's true. A dead tie. Every vote counts. Unless you don't vote.
Speaking of voting. Some of our ex-New Englanders who now live in Southern Cal are facing what looks like a potential nightmare in and around the Trestles area. It seems that they want to put a freeway right up and next to Trestles. While this may seem good to some, it could be a potential crowd increase with the easy access. How can you stop this? Voting. This will no doubt appear on a ballot and be put to the voters to decide one way or another. Unless some kind of legislation gets passed without a vote.
Bottom line is...there 's strength in numbers. Stop the Trestles Freeway project. Save surfing. Vote NO.
Looks like we're in for a warm spell this week. Yep. The temp is a whopping 34 degrees out right now. I know my West Coast friends and Hawaiian crew are shivering at the thought of 34 degrees being warm. Trust me, it is. When you could face days of sub zero temps and biting winds mixed with snow, ice and sleet...hell 34 degrees is balmy. Checking the surf this morning I felt like a dork wearing my gloves. It wasn't that cold. The snow is melting again.
heartfelt condolences go out to the Christo family this week on
the passing of Tom Christo. Tom was a great guy and he will
be missed by all who knew and loved him. Tom was the father of
local Surfer TC. Hey TC you and your family are in our thoughts
and prayers this week.
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my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1983 Doctor D's Whacked Layback
Twenty five years later...Kevin "Doc" Grondin is still laying
it down at 51 years old.
LT in a longboard matador pose.
Sam Hammer had it to himself. Cutback number 535.
Sam again. Cuttie number 537...
Hell yea. The lefts were lining up and winding down.
Good morning Tuesday.
Brian Nevins ,Eric Zak and Mike Moran lending a helping hand for Brian's
dad Chris. He won.
2008 More Winter NEW ENGLAND
Zappy coming round the bend.
Big Pig Pipe.
Dam Kyle! Look at you! Better tell Mackey V what you been up to boy!
2008 Parting Shot...Miss Hampton Beach Takes The Plunge