Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunny Delight

What's Up Surfriders ,

The sun came out , wind laid down and temp was up to 44 degrees . Brad , Todd , Keith and I caught a fun session with no one else around .Took both cameras out , and here is a little montage from the session . So that's why they call it high definition . Pray for surf , warm weather , and have a great New Year , Zog

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Few Chilly Closeouts

Morning Surfriders ,

Here's a few from last nights session .The tide , swell and bottom never really cooperated , but super calm with tons of dolphins and small crowd . No your eyes aren't fooling you , just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water , he's back . All in all a great day of surf and I had a blast . Working all weekend so stay safe , warm and have a good holiday. Zog

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Melissa !!!

Seasons Greetings Surfriders ,
Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife Melissa ! We awoke to see yesterdays sneeker swell had gotten better and caught a great session with Brad for a couple hours before anyone else showed up. 40 degree air , and 47 degree water , with no wind made for a chilly morning . The first 3 pictures are Melissa's first wave as she paddled out and caught one of the best walls of the morning . As usual windows has made some updates to it's photo editor that I have get to figure out , so no digital enhancement , just cold , grey and just the way it was . The last shot is Luke pulling out of a closeout cylinder on our last set .Stay tuned as wind is offshore and I am heading back for more. Merry X-Mas, Zog

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chilly Afternoon Glass

Hola Surfriders ,
The conditions all came together this afternoon for some super fun surf, but boy howdy was it chilly. Ole' Sunskipper produced some super smooth stomach high surf with a max crowd of 4.
Weather is supposed to go down hill over the next few days and I thought I better catch a few with the sun out and the temp was a balmy 49 degrees. Stay warm and enjoy the weekend. Zog

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gro Pro Experiment

Evening Surfriders ,I don't know about you other Go Pro owners , but I 've been wondering what kind of view I would get by turning the camera around .Sticking with CB surfrider protocol and that all research and development / testing should only be be done in the crappiest of surf, and that sure was easy today. I really didn't know what I would see with the camera having such a wide angle lens .The waves were really short and mushy , but I think it has potential . I like being able to see the other surfers and beach / background it gives the viewer perspective.Should get some cool shots in sunny overhead barrels , give it a try. Keep your fingers crossed for this weekend , and here comes the cold air. Zog

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eat This

Evening Surfriders ,
Click on the link below for some real no nonsense pits and punts from Cali Hellman Nathan Fletcher .I love Nathans hard charging style and he's not afraid to eat it chasing the glory. I love the first wave , where he gets axed in the head and takes triple flogging in the impact zone. Nathan comes from a long line of hard chargers , Walter was there in the beginning , and his brother Christian pretty much brought aerials to surfing. Anybody out there been surfing long enough to remember the Wave Warrior videos ? And you can also thank Herbie for your deck pad. Enjoy, Zog p.s. Use Scroll box at bottom of analog page and go to "Lavese Los Manos " http://analogclothing.com/videos/6001/19720/

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving Surfriders ,
The tradition continues as Melissa and I always try to get in the water on Thanksgiving . Met Brad , Christina and Finley for a fun sesh , with some stomach high sets and really warm and pleasant.Eat Hard , and Surf Harder, Zog

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanks Swell Info !!!

Pictures 1 & 3 Brad , 2 & 4 Keith " Boogie Nights " White
Morning Surfriders ,
Just wanted to give a big shout out to my peeps at Swell Info and Magic Seaweed , for throwing up the flat flag and keeping the crowds down. Hey Mark told you so .Some fun little slides were had on a beautiful morning . Maybe this afternoon ? Keep staring at the forecast , and we'll let you know. Zog

Friday, November 19, 2010

Afternoon Delight

What's Up Surfriders ,
You can't tell it from my photographic efforts , but we had a super fun session this evening . Brad and I were the only ones out , and Rob paddled out late as we all had a blast. Beautiful lighting with a full moon tidal push , brought out the smiles .Tried to grab a few shots with the wrist cam , but I was having to much fun catching the peeling shorebreak.Check out Brad riding Mike Hynson Black Knight. Better look for your , boots , gloves and hood cause it was chilly. Maybe tomorrow ? Stay warm , Zog

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Few Corner Pockets

Good Day Surfriders ,

Looks like plenty of fun waves were had this weekend .I was a little pressed for time but , got out for a couple fun corners on Monday morning . Fun surf , and beautiful conditions with zero wind and no one out. Played with the Go Pro and movie maker and here's a couple waves from the session. Zog

Friday, November 5, 2010

Whoda Thunk Part Deux

Evening Surfriders,
Sitting here with my smoked shoulders , stoked on 6 plus hours of fun surf with offshore winds .Surfed for over an hour all by myself in sunny , peeling surf before anybody paddled out and crowd never developed only a few people out this afternoon , gotta love this time of year. Maybe tomorrow ? Say your prayers, Zog

Whoda Thunk

Yo Surfriders,
Just got in from super fun jetty sesh , thanks Swell Info for calling for small surf and keeping everyone in bed. Heavy high tide and offshore winds , with brisk temps made for a welcome to winter eye opener , but some great chest high w/ plus sets, and reeling walls made my day. Should be fun all day and maybe tomorrow. Zog

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

R.I.P. Andy Irons

Evening Surfriders ,
With a heavy heart I send my condolences to the family and friends of Andy Irons. AI passed away today trying to get home to Hawaii after pulling out of the Search in Puerto Rico. AI was one of my favorite surfers as he charged 12 foot surf like it was 2 foot. The world of surfing has lost one of it's greatest talents. say a prayer for Andy and his family. Zog

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Warm Afternoon Surf


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DrakeEvening Surfriders ,
Fun surf this evening , warm for the end of October , with plenty of fun waves with less than 10 people out from the pier to the pipe .Drake and I went out for a Simmons Fish session , Drake on his 5'8" Vernor and I rode Mikes 6'0" Larry Mabile [thanx Mike]. Gotta do the you call , we haul thing this weekend and Captain ole EMS 44 , so be safe and I hope everyone catches the swell . Better bust out your rubber , here comes the cold air . Zog

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Local Boys Shine

Howzit Surfriders ,
Local Shredders Tony Silvagni and Ben Bourgeois are shining and surfing their way through the heats at the ISA World Surfing Games in Peru .Both are keeping the USA Team and their own gold medal hopes alive , and the waves are pumping . Check it out on billabong.com , a great way to stare at your computer on Monday morning , and tell your boss things are coming along nicely. Broadcast starts at 9 am , so tune in and give Tony and Benny B your support. Pray for surf. Zog

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What Up Surfriders,
Yep , you guessed it , 5 th. day in a row of super fun offshore surf. Melissa and I were the only ones out at Motels this afternoon . Took out the Hobie ATR out for wind equalizer and had a blast . The best part was watching Melissa catch so many perfect waves as she was one out as I sat on the beach . Went to the Lighthouse earlier and saw some qualifying heats for this weekend US Surf Kayaking Championships .I tried to Bro Down with the owner of the vehicle above { homemade quad job , sound familiar } . I said " nice kayak " and was quickly informed that it was a waveski , and that he was the Kelly Slater of wavesking {i.e. the quiksilver sticker}. I threw a him shaka and a "right on " , and was able to contain my laughter as I strolled on to watch him blow up in another "explosive" heat. Lots of traveling surfers standing on the beach in disbelief as kayakers{ there's only about 20 of them } have a permit for the first jetty for the rest of the week . It's all about the enjoyment of riding waves and not the vehicle , so smile and enjoy your fellow surfsliders .Zog