January 31, 2011

Yesteryear I

Cleaning out most of the left over pics from last summer. Some fun looking days, but overall I think this summer has been better. Hopefully it gets better yet. What I'm really looking forward to is some classic Autumn conditions...

January 27, 2011

January 26, 2011

January 25, 2011

Most Difficult

"even with all this evolution, surfing remains one of the most difficult sports in the world to master"
Mickey Muñoz in Surfer Magazine 2006 (Vol 47 No.8)

January 24, 2011

January 20, 2011

January 18, 2011

January 17, 2011

Tom Knew

"Some day surfriding will become more popular among the girls. Four out of five I ask about it, do not ride because they have no surfboard."
Tom Blake in Hawaiian Surfriders 1935.

January 14, 2011

Greatest Lessons

"The reality of surf is that it is almost never consistently reliable. That is one of its greatest lessons: To lessen disappointment, one must first lessen expectation."
Gerry Lopez in Surf Is Where You Find It (2008).

January 12, 2011


Respite from the typical summer fare during December.

January 11, 2011

January 10, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to the blog that is... begun one year ago yesterday. The inaugural post was a celebration of those exhilarating first rides. Learner shots are some of my favourite posts. And at this time of year there's no shortage of people out there having a go, great to see and worth celebrating. Even with grey skies their enthusiasm remains undeterred. 

I'm determined that my own enthusiasm stays strong too, big and micro, epic and average. Here's to another year of everyday surfers enjoying the ocean.

January 7, 2011


With an all day offshore, grey skies and colder water you could easily think this was a winter's day. Just another marginal summer day.

January 5, 2011

January 3, 2011

January 2, 2011

December Spike

We've been enduring a typical prolonged period of very average summer surf. Dec 21st was a welcome relief even if it didn't live up to it's full expectations.

January 1, 2011