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they're 650 pixels wide.
NO bigger NO smaller.

In fact if you have any questions about the
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Start shooting crackie!!
Ralph Pic Of The Week

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week from past weeks click here.

November 4th, 2007

My friends, I ended last week's column with the 4th Game of the World Series about to begin. So, unless you live in a cave..The Red Sox are World Champs. And as of tonight, The Patriots are still undefeated 9-0 they came from behind and beat the COLTS 24-20.

And...we just had the best swell since last November 10, 2006. Hurricane/Nor'easter NOEL. The BEST waves in quite some time...I really hope you got some.

So seriously, what else do you really need to know?

What do you say, I just save my breath, and let you all just look at the photos. Because everyone tells me...that a picture is worth a thousand words...

The GARY RITCHIE Fundraiser will take place on Saturday December 1st at the American Legion Hall in Hampton. See poster below.

The Landon Miller Fund is still taking donations through ANY Citizen Bank.
Or PLEASE 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

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



Yesterday 1987 An October Nor'easter from the archives
(Below) This wave of mine was also captured on Movie Film. I remember this wave. Because right after this
bottom turn, I was able to pull in under the pitching lip.Funny how I still remember what this wave felt like.
It was also my 1st Wedding anniversary
Photo of Ralph by Michael Baytoff

Today 2007 Noel Comes To Northern New England

(Above) Stevie O'Hara hard off the bottom after a long lay-off. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Finally a swell with girth and speed. Photo by John Carden

(Above) A Wave with a bowl full of rubber and fiberglass. Photo by John Carden

(Above) This is why we live here my friends. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Sometimes we wait a long time to get surf like this. But when it comes, we're all smiles.
Photo by John Carden

(Above) Seems like we all felt so good about this swell, that even a few bombs on the head were fine by everyone.
Photo by John Carden

(Above) Perfect trim in a perfect slot. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Noel had it all...walls for speed and shoulders for cutties. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Turns with a burning wake in the morning sun. Casey Lockwood. Photo by John Carden

(Above) This could be part of a sequence...or it could be just another wave. Lord knows we all caught so many
waves today that it's hard to tell which is which. Casey again. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Would you call this swell overhead? Casey did...and so did I. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Riding the roof. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Stalling and squating for a cover-up. Photo by John Carden

(Above) With size comes speed and with speed comes radical tight turns. Photo by John Carden

(Above) This looks more like a Matador at a bull fight. Beautiful torque. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Stick that arm in a little deeper in that face, and you'll get what you want. A room with view.
Photo by John Carden

(Above) Great shot Johnny. Can you feel the "G's"? Photo by John Carden

(Above) Seems like everyone was jamming out there today.Photo by John Carden

(Above) It was like riding a bike. You don't forget anything. Hand stall. Photo by John Carden

Above) Another GREAT shot Johnny. This is magazine quality. Photo by John Carden

Above) UFO Backsider puts his pent up energy to good use.Photo by John Carden

(Above) Billy Ritchie (Gary's brother) surfed ALL day long. He's looking forward to seeing Gary back in the water
soon. After our Fundraiser in December we might see him back in the Spring. See below. Photo by John Carden

Today November 2007 The Get Gary Back On His Feet Fundraiser

Today 2007 More NOEL Swell November 4, 2007

(Above) Skip Brunette finds a beautiful emerald green glass encasment. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Skip steps on the gas and feels the flow go by. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Judging by this photo I would have to say YES, it was worth the wait...just ask Skip. Photo by John Carden

(Above) The long arm of the lens...check out the shadow play here. Photo by John Carden

(Above) Empty peaks up and down the beach. Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) The wind was a factor, but not enough to hinder any late drops and setting up for hollow sections.
Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) Great shot here Bob. Really textured. Good stuff. Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) I know my friends in california are looking at this wave and thinking to themselves..."Dam that's a nice
looking wave!" Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) Yes, this is Northern New England. Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) Into the abyss. Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) Bend over, grab a rail, and hold on. Photo Bob Consentino

(Above) Slipping in behind the peak.
Photo by Ed O'Connell

(Above) Look at thiswave face. Are you kidding me? Man we missed surfing waves like this.
Photo by Ed O'Connell

(Above) This wave is top to bottom. In other's HOLLOW!
Photo by Ed O'Connell

(Above) Like a greenish brown Uluwatu.
Photo by Ed O'Connell

VIDEO by SFOD R. Fatello

(Above) CLICK ON Video (photo) Frame Grab of Mackey V ABOVE FOR a SHORT
WINDOWS MEDIA FILE VIDEO CLIP from today's session VIDEO clip courtesy by SFOD R. Fatello

Today Nov 4th 2007 more from Noel's visit

(Above) Saturday was wet and wild...but these guys were mesmerized by the ocean.
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) The Grondins, before the Hockey game scored some fun waves waves in the rain.
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) Sunday morning. All you needed was a 4/3 with a light hoodie.
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) Yep...still in new England.
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) Sunday morning in the church of Noel.
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) The waves would not let up.
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) OK so it got a bit crowded during certain times of the day. Just PLEASE hold onto your boards.
My son caught a longboard in the mouth as he was paddling out during a large set today. Some guy ditched his
board without looking behind him. That's dangerous stuff. Please HOLD ON TO YOUR BOARD!
Photo by R. Fatello SFOD

(Above) Video frame grab 1 of Hurricane NOEL.
Video Frame grab by Chris Thompsen.

(Above) Video frame grab 2 of Hurricane NOEL.
Video Frame grab by Chris Thompsen.

(Above) This guy alone? If you can drive by's NOT a secret. Video frame grab 3 of Hurricane NOEL.
Video Frame grab by Chris Thompsen.

(Above) Can you feel and predict the projection of this turn? I can...Video frame grab 4 of Hurricane NOEL.
Video Frame grab by Chris Thompsen.


(Above) One peak. One surfer. Video frame grab 5 of Hurricane NOEL.
Video Frame grab by Chris Thompsen.

Today 2007 Parting Shot... NOEL Space Walk

(Above) This is either Spiderman leaping onto a bad guy, or this guy just launched himself onto the rock reef.
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