Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pics of my friends this past week..

Sunday, Jesse and I experimented with the GoPro camera and here are a few shots he took from his board cam. While I was in Florida , John and Jamie surfed on Christmas day. The head high + , lumpy waves made the best gift you cant put under the tree.

Jesse GoPro point of view

Christmas Day, Hilton Head Island, S C .
Shots taken by Palmetto Dunes Golf Pro, Clark Sinclair
John T on an open face wave setting up for the section..
Jamie battled the chop and current on the SUP to catch the stoke..
Thanks Clark

Sunday, December 27, 2009

1st Go Pro point of view session...

Purchased a Go Pro camera from a buddy and today I experimented in the knee high surf. I'm pretty amazed at the quality footage and pics that it took. Jesse received a Go Pro for Christmas too and he was out for the first time also experimenting. Need so see his footage. Looks like I will be using this point of view for awhile. Now I can shoot some of my SUP fishing outings next.. The view of the camera mounted on the deck makes the waves look larger than it was. Its knee high but always fun that's why I Stand Up cause' it makes the small marginal days a blast.

I like my new toy....

Some of the still pics in the camera's 2 sec mode

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day after the Birth of Christ..

Having just returned from Fla, I arrived to fun thigh high SUP waves on a brisk winter day... Jamie, Tim and I on the Stand Ups and many friends surfing the left over Christmas Waves. I heard it was big, powerful and lumpy yesterday, in the head high plus size. All were sharing and giving each other waves. Tis the season'

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


My Mom has this statue of this Kneeling Santa.
Impactful to me...

I just love this image of Santa SUP...
Long ago, A glittering star led the way to a Holy Child....
and today it is said that snowflakes are tiny pieces of that very star,
sent to lead our hearts anew to Jesus,...
The Light of the world.
''Wishing you all a healthy,happy holiday and very Merry Christmas."
'' Peace be with you,......Glen"

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Chilly winter day fun little waves..

Jesse Jamie Scott and I on the Stand Ups and a dozen other surfers sharing the fun little clean COLD waves. Perfect for SUP

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Solo Session today...

Jesse was out paddling in the waist high NE chop. He snagged several waves and forgot how chilly this morning was being all stoked. Here is a few shots I took.

''Solitude sunrise''

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Early this morning at Burke's Beach

Scott, Jamie and I ,...again ....SUP the little left over knee-thigh waves rolling thru. Awesome sunrise with a marine layer of fog in the distance. Brilliant colors only nature can create.
lookin' at the lip for a hit
Scott looking casual

Small but FUN !!!!!!!!

Yesterday's Video session....

Jamie flows on the wave, as always , Scott started to use his paddle obtaining leverage on turns and I'm stoked my ankle is healing so I can get back on the water..

Turn up the volume and enjoy...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Foggy, Grey Morning at 2-3 ft = Fun paddle surf waves

Jamie, Scott and I traded fun little thigh high waves in a thick foggy grey morning. Glassy waves made for SUP. Was a full out going tide session with a few waist high peaks. Took video but will edit and post later. Going fishing first....
Scott on a left to the folly
Jamie backside glass

Jamie top turn
Gotta love it'

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tow in SUP Peahi

This past week Hawaii saw huge swell as Waimea's big wave contest called '' The Eddie'' took place and on Maui the tow in crew charges big waves. Here is a SUP rider getting towed in the wave. Not the biggest wave for JAWS, but a wipeout with a 3 story all of white water pounding you like a rag doll. Its stil a beating..The board continued riding the wave as the surfer get tossed around for a bit then gets picked up by the water patrol..

Peahi (Jaws), Maui - 12//08/09.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Awesome day on the SUP

We had some fun little waves in the thigh high range. Perfect for SUP . My ankle is feeling great and I'm able to put a lot of strain and stress on the foot while on the Stand Up. . The brace Jamie lent me allows me to continue to fuel my passion of SUP by getting me on the water and waves. Fun morning. Mahalo Jamie..

Then I went Stand Up fishing in the Shelter Cove basin and marsh area. Must of caught close to 15 red fish and trout. One trout was close to 20-22 inches. All on lures. Awesome day off..

What I've noticed over the years is that Fisherman and Surfers flock together. When you catch a few waves in one spot someone paddles over, and another, and another.... When one is catching a fish it seems a boat anchors near you, and another.... JUST AN OBSERVATION.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Back on my feet again !!!!!!!!!!!

I was reborn and baptized this morning. ''Back on my feet again.'' Borrowing Jamie's ankle brace gave me the strength and confidence needed to get out and paddle surf. Concentrating on the waves and not my injury. Its been 5 weeks being beached and today was the one of the better days. I was just taking it all in. 3-4 ft clean waves, comfortable weather, all friends in the water., Priceless... Thanks Jamie.
Tim Neil took some shots from this morning.

This was the drop, adjusting to pull in grabbing the rail getting in there for a moment
only to have the tail track up and over my head..
Worth every moment..

Looks fun doesn't it..???

Tim Santini

Jamie on one of his many waves during his 3 hour session.

Ankle testing ; PASSED !
Walls of fun..

Ready for the impact

Jamie late take off ,I watched him make and go down the line...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Surprised to see waves today...

Dispite the forecast stating; S winds at 15-20 knots and small craft advisories, I awoke to calm winds and waist high surf. Couple of surfers out gettin' some. Took a few shots this morning.
The ankle feels good and I'm ready to get in the surf. Borrowed Jamie's ankle brace so just gonna look for a cleaner day to get out there.

Few pics from earlier today... Burke's Beach

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back out on the SUP

Finally went out for a paddle. It was great to get the board under feet. Spending three weeks nursing the sprained ankle as my inner advisor struggling to keep me sane watching surf break , friends catching waves, fighting urge to get out and paddle regardless of being hurt. Today was the Day ! ... a for a mid-day paddle with Jesse in a windless, warm 70*f Carolina fall day.... Not a soul on the water but few birds and otter in the marsh.. Ankle felt good will wear a brace in the surf .. Cleansed the soul after a long three weeks ..


Jesse checking out the local..

No Surf , no problem, go fish..

When not on top of the SUP surfing we head out to fish. Jamie and I headed offshore 10 miles to the B-45 wreck to bottom fish for Sheepshead, blackdrum and grouper. Lots of life all over the wreck. baitfish on top , little tunny hitting the bait , seeing huge splashes in the middle of the bait pods. The bottom fish hitting the baits as we caught several species of fish.. The weather was perfect and water like glass. Fishing with Jamie is a learning experience. He knows fishing and shares his passion. Thanks Jamie..
False Albicore
Little Grouper

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.”
.........Be safe and enjoy......
My piece of heaven..
Jesse and I two years ago at Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

....it hit me while dreaming.....

...The wisdom encounter that slammed my thoughts, waking me up...
When an illness or injury knocks you on your ass, you should stay down and relax for a while before trying to get back up.
Now, my inner advisor is dying to heal me.
I needed to be reminded of why it is important to look after my health. I need to be inspired from time to time, with fresh perspectives about health. I need to be motivated to regain my health and to overcome the health condition.
Now I'm making my own recovery the first priority in my life !

Priority one's goal...

Mahalo to all who have touched my life ......good night, : )