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Tags: ryan struck
Ryan Struck is a surf photographer based in New Jersey. I’m not exactly sure when I was first introduced to his work, but having grown up surfing in New York I dug the fact that his photography tends to put a spotlight on east coast surfing. Although his shots of the water are my favorite, his portfolio is much more than just surfing. Struck was recently out on the west coast and spent some time in San Francisco. Luckily for us, he had his camera with him.
It seems odd to even pose the question, given that there’s over four miles of surfable coastline within city limits, but have you ever considered San Francisco to be a surf town? If just being able to surf within city limits makes that place a “surf town” then it would be fair to state that Yakutat and glacier in Alaska are surf towns.
If you’re a surfer you probably realize that you can surf in San Francisco, they did host an ASP event here and San Francisco’s waves have their own Twitter handle. The city has multiple surfboard shops, surfboard shapers, and dedicated surf cams for Ocean Beach, but San Francisco certainly isn’t a destination listed out on anyone’s surf trip itinerary. Yet, San Francisco, known more for its hippies, hipsters, and hills, and less for its beaches, is a surf town. And lately it feels like it’s becoming even more of a surf town.
I’ve had my surfboards with me ever since I moved to San Francisco in 2002. It doesn’t feel like that long ago, but surfing has definitely gotten more popular in San Francisco within the last ten years. You just need to check out nearby surf cams or go out to Ocean Beach on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Crowds are a pretty clear indication that a surf spot is popular and the people who live nearby it have a healthy appetite for surfing waves. So despite the cold water, foggy conditions and often times frustrating paddle outs, San Francisco is steadily being inhabited by surfers.
It might just be me, but lately I’ve been seeing more people in the city with surfboards on their cars, bicycles, and motorcycles, walking them into and out of apartments, and hanging wetsuits on fire escapes to dry them out before the next cold session that will require it. And I have to admit I kinda like seeing the city embrace it’s surf side.
Unfortunately, it means more crowds, but Ocean Beach is a big canvas to paint and come winter it does a good enough job of delivering its own form of crowd control. So what do you think, is San Francisco a surf town?
Tags: bike car, caltrain, unicycle
I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of my rollerblades, which I hung on top of this Caltrain rider’s unicycle. The
bike unicycle tag said this person was getting off at 22nd Street, but man, that’s a long one-wheeled ride to the Haight.
What a mess. Keep on riding everyone ♥.
And please read and share this post from the Wigg Party.
Tags: garage, no parking signs, parking signs, san francisco
Tags: Haight, high water brewing, jerry day, Jerry Garcia, Magnolia Pub and Brewery
At 11am tomorrow you can start sinking pints of Jerry Beer, a collaboration brew between Magnolia & High Water Brewing, served up at Magnolia brew pub in honor of Grateful dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
If I didn’t have a job to be at tomorrow morning I would be at Magnolia. Here’s more from the brew pub about tomorrow and the rest of this week’s Jerry Garcia themed events:
Start the day off right — we tap at 11 in the morning. Chili dogs were kinda Jerry’s thing, so honor him by destroying a couple of our special Jerry dogs for lunch & dinner. As for the day’s playlist; Jerry did not author the playlist, but he did make this playlist the hippest. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Jerry Beer will be donated to the Jerry Day / SF Parks Alliance.
Tags: BART, bike commute, strike
Tags: beer, cypress trees, lands end
Tags: accident, bike, MUNI, the panhandle
First off, I overheard the police say that no one was seriously hurt. The driver was apparently a little dinged up, but overall this could have been a lot worse. Needless to say the Panhandle is a mess right about now. News crew is on the scene. I feel for the cyclist that happened to put their bike on the front of this MUNI…