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Ralph Pic Of The Week
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had several close friends over the last few months get on powerful jet
planes and fly halfway around the world to surf destinations that we all
have seen in the mags and other surf DVDs. And if you're thinking that
these friends of mine are young and have no real jobs to speak of, well
that's just not true either. Some are my age and older.
Especially, teens who surf.
So, it's especially hard for me to see and hear of my friends and their wonderful surf trips. I look at the photos of these beautiful waves and think to myself, "I wonder if I could of handled that wave?" Clearly, there were times in my life that I could. I'm no Kelly Slater, not even close. But, there was a time, when I could handle my own out in the tropics and beyond.
I don't know about nowadays.
think my surf travels as of the last few years, have been more about introducing
my kids to the foreign surf. I live my surf dreams through them. And occasionally,
I'll get a wave that causes me to put it all together, and for those brief
moments, I find myself getting stoked about the simple act of surfing.
And honestly, it adds years to my life. Or it does mentally. Here's a
secret for you all. In case you have not yet figured this out.
friend LtCol Jay Hammer who grew up surfing the waves here in New
England, more specifically, he mostly surfed here in New Hampshire.
And make no mistake about it. During his reign here, he could surf as
good and as stylish as anyone. Well Jason called me today from
Hawaii. He proceeded to tell me of beautiful head high days at
a well known spot on the North Shore that he shared with just 6
That's right. Rusty, because we don't get to surf good waves enough around
here. We are rusty and "kooking out" on every other wave, because
we just don't surf enough. It only stands to reason. If you don't get
good waves, you won't get to be a good surfer.
we are officially in the months of Autumn. Although it does not feel
like Fall. I do hope that you all got some of those waves on Wednesday and
Thursday. It might not have been big, but it was something to push you along.
And...the water was still very warm. Was it worth skipping school or work
for? I don't know. Maybe. It's hard to tell what kind of surf we're going
to get this Fall. I mean hell, the dam forecasters are now going back on
their Hurricane predictions for this season. No shit. Like we need you experts
to tell us that there's been no significant storms in the Eastern Seaboard?
been a lackluster first month of Hurri season.
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1983 Hampton Surf School
Clean and tropical green.
2007 Last Week's Phantom Mission
(Above) Green fishes! Photo courtesy of the Phantom
(Above) The Phantom Crew. Photo courtesy of the Phantom
2007 Local Comedian Jimmy Dunn is Opening a New Comedy Club
2007 Parting Shot...Nice Aloha Shirt...wait look closely at this