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Ralph Pic Of The Week
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week from past weeks click here.
OK, you all must realize that I will be throwing out the obvious puns. How could I not? I mean, come on people, sometimes this stuff just writes itself. This is one of them. How can I possible resist calling the waves "Sweet"? Or making references to Love and Hot, and every other Sweet Valentine pun? I can't help myself.
I'd do it if it landed on any other significant holiday. And quite frankly
my peeps, I have. From Halloween, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, to
Christmas, Easter, and July 4th! Hell I've hit em all. This day is
no different. There's no writers strike here at Ralph's Pic of the
week. Hell no. I'm using material that lands in my lap. And this swell
hit like a box of chocolates accompanied by a bouquet of Red Roses.
Time to move on.
And all the other BS that's happening in our world. School shootings, wild weather, Global Terrorist bombings, political mayhem, and the occasional interesting tidbit, like the disabled Satellite that's hurtling through space at Planet Earth and no one knows where it's gonna hit. And now, the US Navy is going to try and shoot it down! Whoa! That should be fun to watch on TV.
Yes my friends, the Valentines Day Swell was another pleasant distraction
from the wacky world we all live in.
And if I could just say it one more time...it was so sweet! Oh My Dear Valentines Day Swell will you be Mine Forever? Hell yes it will...cuz I video taped it!
many times have you heard some local guy refer to their surf session, or
their homebreak, as looking like Pipeline? I bet a bunch. Truth be
told, the day, or the session, that they are referring too, was undoubtedly
very good that day. Otherwise, the Pipeline comparison would never
have come up. It must of been big and hollow.
nothing really compares with Pipe.
And that fact was brought home again this week, when my buddy Jeff sent in some photos of Pipe this week. While we were dancing around in a head high and slightly overhead fun waves here in New England, the North Shore was thundering under the treacherous impact of Pipe unloading on 2nd and 3rd reef. It got so big that even some of the hardcore Pipe riders wanted nothing to do with it.
I've posted a few of the photos below. Take a good long look at them. And if you're thinking about making that first trip to the North Shore and you're seriously thinking about paddling out there.
You better have your shit together.
Cause once you're out there, you need to get back in. And let me tell you, no one is gonna blow a whistle and stop the sets from coming, or stop the locals and traveling pros from catching every wave in sight, just so you can catch your first wave there. Please.
That ain't gonna happen homer.
your girlfriend on the beach, waiting for that glorious moment, with your
digital camera in one hand, and your mini video cam in the other. All
waiting to capture that special milestone in your life. My friends, People
have died out there. Many a surfer caught their last wave at Pipe.
get me wrong, I think every young surfer should go to Hawaii and
experience the North Shore at some point in their young lives.
It is a rite of passage in our lifestyle. At the very least, you need
to witness Pipe in all it's glory and fury and decide. Do you really
want this? Many have tried. Many have turned away. And there's no shame
in that. Every surfer has to know their limitations. And if you can save
your ass at the same time, well, wrack that up as being somewhat intelligent.
Cause if you paddle out at Pipe and then suddenly realize that
you messed up...well one can only say..."You're Stupid."
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my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1988 Vince's Valentines Day Wave at the WALL
Ed O'Connell was the first photographer on the scene V-Day. Here's a sampling
of the early
Kevin "Doc" Grondin was out and scored this cherry filled chocolate
bomb. *See this wave in
V-Day cuttie. That's one deep gouge here.
Stevie O again. Like a cream filled sweet V-Day Candy!
Kenny Linseman feeling the "Love" of the day.
Come out! Come out! Whoever you are! I love these V-Day waves!
2008 More Winter NEW ENGLAND
The Sunset streak. No applying the brakes here.
2008 Parting Shot...LT takes a break during the Valentines Day