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February 11th, 2007

It's been a difficult week for the family and friends of Danny Miller. The family has publicly thanked everyone for their prayers and support throughout this terrible tragedy. There will be a "Surfers Paddle" at a future date for Danny. And it will more than likely be up here in New Hampshire. So stay tuned to this site, and all the other New England sites, as well as all the Surf shops for info on the Paddle.

On a personal note, I want to thank all of you who sent positive emails to me over the week about the Tribute to Danny. I'm glad you all got something good out of it. It's pretty simple. Love and respect. When things like this happen to a young surfer, it's nice to see the true support and strength in so many of you come together in our Surfing community. And to those of you who went back and looked at North By Northeast to see Danny's waves and wrote me about it, I again thank you.

I'm going to leave the info about Danny's young son Landon's foundation up for quite a while. So, if you can help out, I'm sure his family and friends will appreciate it. And I know little Landon will too, when he's old enough to realize what you Surfers did for him in Memory of the father he never knew.

Who ever said Surfers are a bunch of losers who will never amount to anything, never met the likes of all of you. I'm proud to be a New England surfer.

You know the Super Bowl came and went and it was pretty uneventful for me. As I'm sure it was for a lot of you out there. It was just a painful reminder that our New England Patriots would of beaten the BEARS had we played them. I guess I'm still not fully recovered over the AFC Championship game loss to the COLTS. It's still a bitter pill to swallow. was 21-3 and they lost. That really happened right? I mean I'm not in some kind of wacked out dream am I?

Then this whole Anna Nicole Smith story...I mean come on. Look, I know she's a celebrity and all, and she's the 21st century version of Marilyn Monore, but is she really worth, the kind of publicity that all the news stations have given her this week? Or, are we truly so messed up in our society, and the world at large, that this warrants this kind of coverage? Like we need a release from all the other bad news? Our collective escape from reality?

All Anna All The Time Coverage?

And how about the fact, that not only have we not had any decent surf in the last few weeks, but it's actually been freezing out. I mean it's been cold. Real cold. Flat and cold. This sucks. Although I think, we may see a potential Nor'easter forming below us midweek. I have not seen the weather today, so I may be wrong here. But
I believe something's coming. And it could be significant. So dust off your Big Wave boards just in case. Get the 6 mils and 5mils ready. We might actually be surfing!

All you boys and girls that are returning from the tropics this week will be in shape for this potential swell while the rest of us will be chipping away at the rust. I'm not sure about snowfalll. Not that snow ever stopped us before. But this could be big. I hope I didn't jinx this swell before it gets here. It's just that we've been getting skunked for so long it's getting scary. Maybe there is something going on with the weather. Look at the snow in Upstate New York! Are you kidding me? What did they get, something like 14' in a few days? Whoa. That's nuts.

Speaking of Snow...I've heard from several reliable sources that there is Snow up North. And the crowds have been thin. Seriously. My friends have been reporting fresh stuff and man made snow for some good skiing and boarding. So get on up to them thar hills kids. Don't let this winter be a complete bust. Hit the slopes.

Are there any Celtics fans out there? Man...that's some hurtful ball. Last I heard it was 17 consecutive losses and counting. Now that has got to hurt. In fact, The Patriots season seems pretty dam good to me now. See, ya just gotta open yer eyes to find the good and positive.

Once again, here's the info on Danny Miller's 4 month old son. Thank you for helping out.

Donations for Late Surfer Danny Miller young son can be made to The Landon Miller Fund through ANY Citizen Bank.
Or send your donation to:

The Landon Miller Foundation
83 South Road
North Hampton, NH 03862

Remember my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.



Yesterday 1981 Little Jesse Ciarmataro at the Wall

(Above) My nephew Jesse never really had a father. I took him under my wing and turned him onto to Surfing
and music at an early age.I remember this day like it was yesterday. Using my old Longboard and my long
sleeve wetsuit top.He was stoked. 26 years later he still surfs and plays music. In fact, his music has been
featured in my last 6 movies. Now Jesse has a young son of his own. 4yr Jaiden will no doubt be pushed into
a wave by Jesse this summer and the lifestyle gets passed on. That's why it's so important that one of you
Surfer friends of Danny Miller takes the time to push his son Landon into his first wave when the time
comes. Pass it on.
Photo by Heidi LaShay

Today 2007 Meanwhile Back In Maui

(Above) Unknown Hawaiian local hard off the bottom of a somewhat overhead wave. Hey it even looks warm!
Dam that's hurtful. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Who cares if it's somewhat crowded? Look at how much fun this looks. Dam You Johnny!
Photo by John Carden


(Above) UFO Hawaiian Goofy footer (who looks like a young Tree Todd) kicks a slice of Maui juice right in
our cold New England faces. Nutha Hurtful Surf Scene.
Photo by John Carden

(Above) Before Johnny went to Maui he shot this photo down the street. There has NOT been surf since.
Hurtful is as Hurtful does. Photo by John Carden

Today 2007 The Phantom tosses a few bones back East

(Above) The infamous Phantom resurfaces with a few more Central Cal Gems.
Photo courtesy of The Phantom

(Above) The Phantom's favorite right on the West Coast...where is it? Ha! Haaaaa Ha ha!
Photo courtesy of The Phantom

(Above) The Phantom Phaithful using Phantom techniques to score these right handers.
Photo courtesy of The Phantom

Today 2007 One more"Photo for Danny"
New Jersey Surfer/Photographer Geoff Haenn sends his condolences to all of Danny's family and his friends
and sent this photo as a tribute to Danny.

Photo by Geoff Haenn

Parting Shot
2007 Ovah Da Falls Brah! North Shore Pain.
This has got to hurt. We've all been here before. Not the North Shore dummy, I'm talking about the situation.
Look there's no shame in any of this. Who day guy? Even if I knew, I wouldn't say. Hey I may have to go back
there some day.

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