Sometimes In San Francisco There’s No Telling What The Surf Is Doing

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San Francisco is a foggy place. So much so, the fog here has its own Twitter handle. Heck, the city of Chicago sees more ideal beach weather days than San Francisco. Nonetheless, we have waves and waves trump sunshine (if you must choose one).

One other thought here… How many waves has a surf cam caused you to miss out on? You open your computer browser and the surf doesn’t look worth a drive to the beach so you call it a day and do something out of the water. A crumby wave is better than no wave, yea… So thanks Karl, for the Ok waves last week. Wouldn’t have caught ‘em without you.

I Stenciled My Dog Olive On My Surfboard

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Olive is my dog, and she’s coming out with me whenever the waves are small and fast. I guess I have a bit of time on my hands, and making stencils is a favorite way of mine to fill up that time. I don’t yet have the guts to put one of my stencils in a public area where I might get busted for vandalism, so I tend to stick with placing them on my surfboards. Olive is on my Sperm Whale from Channel Islands, and she might see some action at Ocean Beach mañana given the current forecast.

Kelly Slater’s 540 Air: What Do You Expect From A Guy Fueled By PURPS

Everyone and their mothers were posting this video of Kelly Slater’s 540 air on Internet yesterday, so I thought I’d post it again today! I like Slater’s airs when they’re done in the dark green waters of Long Island, but this one ain’t to shabby. When I texted my brother to see if he’d seen it, he responded with, “What do you expect from a guy fueled by PURPS?” I couldn’t agree more. For those of you not familiar, PURPS is Kelly Slater’s organic, all-natural, from the earth, etc. energy drink. It helped me get second place during a recent tri-sprint.

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Oregon’s Got Cool Bicycle License Plates

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Oregon – As a state, I can’t figure out a reason to visit you, but I sure do respect the heck out of your “share the road” license plates.

“Surfing” Is On TV

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But, so is Everybody Loves Raymond… Wonder who tuned into which?

A Really Cool Cooler

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Surfer and citizen of the world, Chris Del Moro, is pretty handy when it comes to breathing life into would-be trashed coolers. Without having to purchase more plastic products, Del Moro took this old lidless cooler and made it better than before with a well-fashioned wooden cutting board top and sealed in the coolness with a used yoga mat. Check out his Instagram account if you want to say, “What am I doing with my life?”

 

 

Penguin Of San Francisco

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Don’t know if the penguin is still up (or why anyone would take it down), but I took this picture by the stairs leading up to Clayton street off the N train stop at Carl and Cole. This is a fairly popular skate spot for jumping the stairs and catching a bit of this ledge too. Would make for a real cool shot if you had someone doing an ollie over the stairs with the penguin below.

Zoomed in it says, “In memory of Arnold. Made by finch”.

Park Bench Barrels

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Check this sweet little barrel we discovered in Golden Gate Park. No need for sunscreen when you get as covered as Ciji does.

Magical Moments From SURFER Magazine

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There’s a column in SURFER magazine called Curious Gabe. In it, a guy named Gabe Sullivan drives to various cities in southern California asking local surfers one question. It’s entertaining enough. In this month’s magazine, Gabe asks his interviewees “What makes a surfboard magic?” Hat maker (yep, hat maker), Nick Fouquet, gives the answer you’d expect from a spiritual craftsman like himself and also doesn’t disappoint with his photo. Nick Fouquet you’re awesome.

modern folk every day

My old pal Mike Molaro, front man for modern folk band archer heights (and wearer of great t-shirts) has been recording an original song a day, every day, during the month of April. On the 8th day of April, he dropped “the Golden Gate Game.” Here are the lyrics. Play at a moderate volume. Sing along.

the Golden Gate Game

the golden gate is still shining
though i am dull and grey
it gives and takes from weight and wind
I held straight until I gave

ooh, I awake to sitting here
ooh, a day or a thousand years?

what remains, the joy of all the pains?
friends returned to imaginary states
untouched in their grace

the haight’s still full of bud and hits
the MUNI stinks of skunk
the schizophrenic homeless fits
or was that my roommate drunk?

ooh, the mind is blowing leaves
ooh, gather and burn me

what remains, the joy of all the pains?
friends returned to imaginary states
the phone won’t do, winter always comes
with fingers so numb I hold to you



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