Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mal Pais, The Bad Lands, The Good Life

The above 2 pictures were taken at 5:45 am , looking due east . We were out at a river mouth point on the back side of the peninsula as the swell was wrapping in hard and heavy and closing out west side. The night before was one of the best sessions I've ever had, 10 -12 feet faces with bigger sets , winding down the point 300 to 500 yards. Both Melissa and I caught the longest waves of our lives. Very shallow , sharp and fun!!!
P.S. The above shots got a little morning sickness on them early , the off shores kicked in and it went the hell off. 6 to 8 feet and grinding down the point all morning.

Hola Surfriders, Starting to sift throw some of the pix. The best surf trip I've ever been on. Not many surf shots as no way to secure stuff on beach while surfing. We usually just wandered down the hill and surfed all morning until we were cooked. Ate the killer breakfast , seista , cerveza, and wandered around . Zip line was awewsome !!! I'll start post a few of the shots. Awesome place, surf, and people, Zog

A Little Glimpse Of Paradise

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2 Days of Empty Uber Fun Surf, and the Loss of a Friend and Legend

Yo Surfriders, It's been awhile since I've posted. Second day in a row that I surfed PW with only Myself and Trey out. Today far exceeded my expectations , with some great stomach + reeling lines and the water feels great. It's with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of my friend Hopie "the Nurse" Qual. It was 20 years ago this month that I moved Hopie to Wilmington and opened Marks of Distinction Tattoo Shop on Oleander Dr. It was the first tattoo shop in Wilmington , and now there is one on every corner. Hopie was the true trail blazer and one of the first women to go big in the tattoo industry. Hopie was an awesome artist and I'm sporting a lot of her work, and will always cherish to great times and tattoo's I shared with her. If it wasn't for Hopie I would have never met by beautiful wife Melissa. Hopie was a nurse , mother, friend and a hell of a character and I will miss her dearly. Going to try to dig up some old pix from the old days at Lucky Tiger and wild party nights. R.I.P. Hopie I will miss greatly and am happy I have so much to remember you by every time I look in the mirror , Andy