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Ralph Pic Of The Week
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shall refrain from such nonsense.
Oh come on, I'm kidding.
But how about that Lunar Eclipse? Did you see it? I mean, it was cold out there, but I managed to shoot some video of the Big Orange Moon! It was pretty cool. Don't know what I can use the footage for, but I have it. The thing about Eclipses is...after a about 20 minutes or so, it gets a little tired. Especially this one. I mean, I froze my ass off standing out in my lower driveway, shooting the moon. (No I didn't just say that?). Oh yes I did. But you know what I'm talking about.
So there I was this morning, clearing the snow off my vehicle for the hundredth time this winter and wondering how the surfers in Hawaii and Cali would react to our world. I mean think about it. Our daily winter routines would send a shiver up their collective spines. They simply could not handle it.
I mean they could eventually. We all do.
I'm talking about the initial shock. The snow and ice. I was working the straps of my surf racks through the snow and ice and thinking to myself "This is absurd!" Surfers should not be dealing with this. And stepping through the snow in my booties. It's just not what surfers are supposed to be doing.
Yet, we do it winter after winter.
If you want to surf round these parts from December thru March, you gotta suck it up, and strap on the winter suit then take a big breath,and go for it. There's no easy way in. I had some group of beach walkers ask me the million dollar question this afternoon as I was trudging thru the snow to join Mackey for a quick afternoon sesh.
"Are those wetsuits the same ones they wear for diving in the summer?" This one woman asked me. "No Mam. These suits are a bit more flexible." I answered. " But do you still get cold out there?" "Hell yes! It's freaking February!" They all laughed.
except me. I was too cold to laugh.
I hear that Fidel Castro has stepped down and replaced himself with his younger brother Raul...who's what 76 years old? Hello? So much for Cuba getting out from under the Castro dictatorship. Now, before some of you start questioning why I would care one iota about Castro and Cuba all I have to say is this. Have you seen where Cuba sits in the Caribbean? Are you kidding me?
There's Surf there!
And for us East Coasters it would be another EASY Surf destination. Think about it. That whole North-Northeast side of Cuba is ripe for Surf. We'd have another tropical surf locale at our doorstep. Now we have to wait until Raul resigns and see who he appoints. Don't get your hopes up though. Chances are he's gonna put some same thinking Dictator in there. All that surf going to waste. These dam Commie countries are messing things up for us surfers.
Why does Castro have to be so hurtful?
So it's February vacation. Everyone we know is heading either for the tropics, or the mountains. Like I said. Snow and surf. The skiing and snowboarding has been all time this year from what I hear. Great conditions and little crowds. I plan on sneaking off for a couple of days with the kids to do a little snowboarding. We're more into the surf style of snowboarding than we are the jumping and flying thru the air stuff. So have fun wherever you go.
remember to take some photos.
the good Happy news department. There's a new Surfer Girl on the Seacoast.
Jay and Angela are the proud parents of Maya. I believe
she was born on Tuesday the 19th of February. Congrats to
you both! I bet she's beautiful. And as soon as you guys get me a photo
of your little girl, the sooner I can post it.
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1978 Doctor D's Big Bottom Turn
Max and I showed up at the Wall at 3:00PM this afternoon and this is what
Nobody surfs like Mike Moran. NOBODY. He is in a league of his own.
More Winter NEW ENGLAND
Jeff Hubbard twisting and flying.
I am...you're Backdoor man!
2008 Parting Shot...HAND SALUTE!