good surf pics?
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week from past weeks click here.
Oh yea, it was crowded at times, but somehow, some way, I managed to overcome
it. And here's the crazy part. I made some new friends. In fact, I got
on the way back out, I'd stop and thank them for not moving, or ditching
their boards. Then I'd give them a pointer. Is that bad? I mean is it
selfish on my part? I thought about it and really gave it some thought.
And here's what I came up with. I know that the crowds in the summer will
not be getting better anytime too soon. So I either move away, to some
faraway lonely Island, or I can help make it better with what we have
live here in New England. I don't want to move. I want to stay
and raise my family here, grow old here, and eventually, pass away here.
I don't want to be someone that other surfers hate or feel uncomfortable
around. Look I'm not saying I'm making new friends and having them all
over for dinner this week. Hardly. In fact, my friend quota is already
filled. I'm just trying to be a positive role model for my kids and my
younger friends. I guess what I'm saying is, the ocean is big enough to
hold us all. We need to try and get along with each other.
I hope you all had a chance to get out this week. There were several days of waves, and some of those days were pretty dam fun. I mean it's summer people. The water actually warmed up from Rhode Island to Maine. It was one of the best weeks all summer. The surf and conditions on Saturday and today were typical New England varying conditions. From hard offshore winds and overcast skies, to hard onshores, to a complete turnaround sunny glassy conditions. And if that wasn't enough, the water temp rose about 10 degrees. All in the matter of 10 to 12 hours.
Like I said. It was typical New England.
Hey how many of you have been watching the HBO series John From Cincinnati? We've been watching it and I have to say, I really have a hard time warming up to it. Yet, I watch it every week. Mostly due to the fact, that I hope the writers will finally let us on, as to what the hell is happening. It is just so whacked that I can't make heads or tails of it, from one week to the next. I know now, that it is loosely based on the lives of Herbie Fletcher and family. JFC is so out there that it almost seems like I'm watching the old Outer Limits or the freaking Twilight Zone.
The surfing (as limited as it is) is just OK. They could use more of it in my opinion. But I'm sure the writers are thinking the opposite. But it's the characters that really bother me. They are all totally whacked out. My favorite part of the show is, the opening credits with the old grainy surf footage from the 50's -60's era. It's cool to see that. But not cool to see surfers depicted (once again) as a bunch of loser assholes. Not that there aren't any of them. Lord knows there are plenty.
But seriously, wouldn't you all just like to see a Hollyweird movie about surfing that does not make us out to be a bunch of total losers? I mean just once? The big movie moguls have never gotten it close when it comes to Surfing. The only movie that maybe close is Big Wednesday. That was sort of a cool storyline about being a surfer back in the 60's-70's era. The rampant wild antics and the war in Vietnam. It was believable. That starred Jan Michael Vincent. Who ended up being a real life loser. Gee, how ironic. That movie just recently became available on DVD.
The others as of recent times are a complete waste of time. The North Shore. Point Break. Johnny Tsunami.
All a big waste of time and money in my eyes.
Here's something that is not a waste of time or money.
The Continuing Fund for the Late Surfer Danny Miller's young son Landon 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
Click below to see Danny Tribute or see Danny Surfing
Tribute to Danny. North By Northeast
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
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2007 Parting Shot..."Dude did you see my Air?"
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