Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Its like a new Sunrise… of Hope, of Prosperity, of Happiness

Its like a new Beginning… of Thoughts, of Words, or Actions

Its like a new Day… of Energy, of Strength, of Ideas

Its like a bunch of whole new things… of Prayers, of Friends, and Love

Friday, December 30, 2011

Paddling around Broad Creek

Scott Allen and I went for a paddle in Broad Creek. Winds were calm and the sun was shinging making a beautiful day to be outside on Dec. 30th. High tide allowed us to explore the upper areas of the marsh and coastline. Came across a sunken sailboat sitting in the mud. Was a great day to be on top of a board.. ''But isn't anyday on top of a board ,....GREAT...!''

Thursday, December 29, 2011


C4 Waterman set the Guinness World Record for the largest stand-up paddle board in the world on August 3, 2011 with SUPZILLA and the support of Goal Zero, Teva, and GoPro. SUPZILLA is a 32ft inflatable stand-up paddle board that was powered by 31 people paddling.

C4 brought out their Supzilla in full force at the Duke's Oceanfest here in Honolulu earlier this year. Here's a video of the C4 Waterman crew as they try to set the record for most stand up paddlers on a wave

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pioneering surf forecaster Sean Collins dies

Sean Collins founded of Huntington Beach, a forecasting service that is widely used by surfers in San Diego Count to Orange County and now'' world wide web '' predicting surf and forecasting around the world. Collins and his Surfline, is regarded by many as the world's best wave forecaster where every wave seeker today, utilizes his forecast models and predictions so we can know when and where the waves will be.

''Gone were the days of waking up early from the last nights sleepless night ,driving down to the beach for a dawn patrol with your buddies in anticipation with bottled up energy, with visions of perfect surf, talking story of past sessions creating surf stoked memories making every surf check a journey just getting to the surf was an adventure.. Some days scoring, some days getting skunked..Now today, we check the phone app or laptop from bed telling us where and when to be at the beach taking away the days of old surf stoke.. Don't get me wrong I too depend on Surfline but I do have great memories of old when there was no surf reports and having to get your ass to the beach to look at waves just to go surfing., remember no cell phones either. I am forever thankful for Sean's forecasting allowing me to share with all of you. All I ask is next time you catch waves, ride one for him , because with out Sean creating Surfline you wouldn't be on it.... '' He allowed us all catch more waves.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Surfin Santa Event Cocoa beach

More than 75 Surfing Santas, elves and a grinch or two were on hand for George Tosset's Surfing Santa event in Cocoa Beach.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my Paddle and Surfing bruddahs and sistas.

Have a wonderful safe holiday .


Friday, December 23, 2011

The Family and Me,.... all go paddleboarding

Went over to Pine Island Florida to let my brother Jason and his family try paddleboarding. We all had a great time and were able to enjoy paddling and the awesome 82*F temps. Two days before Christmas... What a gift of sharing memories and having a great day together..... Happy Holidays..

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka.”

Paddled with a Santa suit at one of the county parks near Spring Hill.. Had a lot of on lookers and photos taken. One person said ''I was too skinny to be Santa'' Was fun but I was sweating in the suit.

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

$ 349 for a SUP...What ?

Was at Sports Authority down in a Fla. Gulf coast store and seen a roto molded SUP offered

for $ 349. They had 3 in stock, a wide fish looking shape. Included was a adjustable paddle and poly fins. The board was called Freestyle a Multi-sport paddleboard. came in two colors.

9'-6'' x 6'' x35.5'' wide. weighs 42 lbs and capacity of 240 lbs. I returned later in the day to pick up some gift for my dad and notices one was gone. Someone will be paddling soon..It also came with a 8 page booklet on how to stand up with instructions and illustrations..

SUP main stream now...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Starboard New 2012 SUP Tests ,8-2 WP & 7-7 Pro Wave

Starboard 8'-2'' Wide point and 7'-7" pro wave SUP's

Flats paddle off of Fla..

Fun paddling in the flats of the Gulf Of Mexico off the coast of Spring Hill , Fla. Played with the gopro in the shin deep water. Cool perspective.. Awesome warm day felt like summer to me..

wave of the day, boat wake thru the pass.

Friday, December 16, 2011

SUP Tube Riding Session vid

A good day of barrel riding with the Harvest team, starring Jess Leedy, Brian Gilbert and Travis Stassart.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Florida westcoast paddle

Went for a 3-4 mile leisurely paddle this afternoon down in Hernando Beach, west coast of Fla. Perfect weather with warm 79*f temps blue water and not a soul around..


Like this shot into the sunlight on a 10 sec timer, cool overexposure result ... its like a dream ...

Heading out on the Fla flats

A couple of Florida locals passing by me

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Back in the water again..

Was fortunate to get back in the surf after 3 & 1/2 weeks of being with family. Thanks mom for stirring up a few little waves for me to ride and glide on. Was small,mushy and gutless but had to get in the water and cleanse my soul...I felt wobbly and out of sorts, water was chilly but gliding across the wave is therapy... Heading back to Fla to be with Dad and family..

Thursday, December 8, 2011

In loving memory of my Mom....

My Mom had passed away today. It was a long 14 months battling lung cancer,a fight she did not win. She died peacefully in the comforts of her own home with her family at her side. A calmness had overtaken her home when God reached down to her and asked to walk along side of him in everlasting life. I had the privilege to have comforted her and be a part of her transition to the next journey. When I look back at the 47 plus years we were together, it will be difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, but looking back in memory will help comfort me tomorrow.

It is not the length of her life, but the depth of her life.

Forever in my heart. Love you Mom..

God's everlasting light shines on my Mom..