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yes. Video...not really. Although, on Tuesday late in the day we
had a bona fide Tornado Watch in affect. Seriously, they were calling
for potential Tornadoes.
Besides that, I was concerned.
Mackey V and Jesse were out surfing somewhere along our 13.5 mile coastline when the alert came over the airwaves in our area. I went into concerned parent mode. The father in me took over, and I went to get the boys out of the water. After I found them, and called them out of the water, and they were safe (but annoying) in the vehicle, I did manage to shoot some very wild looking clouds (see below) when they came through.
Was it a Tornado? I don't think so. Although it had the eerie same characteristics of becoming one. One thing for sure, it was spawning lightening strikes everywhere in the area and it put a bit of a scare in me and the boys. I jokingly mentioned that if a Tornado had formed I'd be sending the boys out into it. I have shot Hurricanes, Snow storms, Hail storms and Nor'easters, but I've never shot a dam tornado. The temptation was almost too much to bear. The fact that they wanted to do it, brought me back to my senses.
15 year old brains are dangerous.
Getting video of someone surfing a Tornado would of been classic though...albeit stupid. I would not of sent Mackey and Jesse out, but I'll bet there were a couple of surfers around that day who may have bit on that opportunity had it come together.
there was no Wizard of Oz looking Twister for us that day. No wild
black funnel cloud, sucking surfers up and away for my next movie....
Oh well. But seriously, check out the wild cloud I shot below. It was
third day of the Barry Swell. "It was unreal. Just our
family out surfing perfect waves with the sun setting. We couldn't believe
our luck." He told me. I shook my head, and then acknowledged
that, in this jaded surf world we all live in, there are still times,
when you can score perfection with just you and a few friends, or family
Well what did you all think of the big news last week? Seriously, have we all lost our collective minds as a nation or what? No wonder the rest of the world sees us as a bunch of assholes. I'm talking about the Paris Hilton story. Are you freaking kidding me? Is this what we've all become? Look, I know most of you feel like I do. You watch it and shake your head. Or maybe you didn't watch it at all. I don't know. For comedians, the story is ripe with material. For the absolute bored, it is some kind of escape. For the rest of us ...it's a freaking joke! Hell, I even mentioned it a few weeks ago and made some joke about it.
the travesty of the case is truly mind boggling. First of all, I don't
think she warranted going to jail in the first place. Not because she
wasn't guilty. Hell no. She shouldn't have been sentenced because, all
this did was make her richer and more famous. The sentence was a genius
marketing scheme. Trust me, Paris will only benefit from all
of this. Poor Paris my ass.
and being a surfer is who we are. It is not a hobby or a sport. It is
a part of our lives. It's seared into our hearts and buried deep within
our memory. When all seems lost, the simple act of riding a wave can
bring you back to the surface. Your loss and problems won't go away,
but at least you can put it all into perspective and help sort it all
out when your out in the water. That's what surfing is.
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1967 The Late Mike Normand Dropping into summer
2007 Parting Shot....Can you say "Ass Busting Shorebreak!"