Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Massive destruction in New Jersey...

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of my friends and relatives who's life has been altered by the ''Super Storm Sandy'' . It's just amazing how the power of nature can unleash it's fury causing mass destruction  and at other times be so peaceful and  beautiful... 
Hope to hear from all those up there .. 
The only mode of transportation in some flooded areas.  Paddle.. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Saturday's Waves as ''Sandy'' passes us bye,,

Here are a few waves from Saturday afternoon when Hurricane Sandy passed us bye. We had 4-6 ft waves as the sets moved in fast and slabbed on the beach... Had to be in the right place at the right time.. Still fun ... 
....Photos by Butch Hirsch Productions....

''The big escape. ''
My board is 8'-10'' for perspective..

Monday, October 29, 2012

Small thigh high ,last of the Sandy Swell

Fun, COLD (48*f) little clean thigh high waves breaking as the SANDY swell fades for us here on Hilton Head, however its smashing into the North East..[ Be careful up there Folks.... ]  
Had to get out for few.. Should have some more shots of this past weekend. ... soon....

Sunday, October 28, 2012

'Sandy' ...Sunday morning

Have some great waves still compliments from H-Cane' Sandy .. Early this Sunday morning.. Everett G. was up early to take shots again... Looks like Surfers up and down the beach got some great waves. Here are a few from one particular sand bar.. 




  Will Urban 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

H-Cane / TS Sandy gives us a fun swell....

Here are a few from today. This afternoon session down on the south end of the Island, we had some great chest to head high waves with offshore winds. Seppi, Jesse and I scored some fun waves. Nice little tubes and fun fast lefts..... Jesse will have some great shots and vids soon ( still editing) of him in the barrel . Looking forward to those pics ... These 4 shots taken by Everett Gauthier ..Thanks EG.

These were this morning at Burkes Beach, on the dropping tide and side -offshore winds..
.....Shots by Butch Hirsch Photography...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

kai and robbie on a sup trip, north

Most of us have the visions of a and idyllic surf trip to the warm tropics with endless waves. Here is a SUP trip to the Alaskan wilderness . This is how you want to see Alaska. Coll video to share with you all...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Schweitzer Brothers Summer 2012

Zane & Matty Schweitzer set off on yet another great Surf Adventure chasing the Storms! You will see a compilation of Surfing & Stand Up Padding in places like Hawai'i, Brazil, Mexico, California & Florida!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

St Augustine Post Rafael surf

Some fun waves today this morning at St. Augustine. I was heading home and stopped there to surf some of the post Rafael swell. 3-5 ft and clean.  I just love it down there.  I seem to be getting lucky everytime I head down to see my family, I score surf..    Wonder if my Mom has something to do with it..  Thanks Mom.. 

Here the view from the car park as the waves roll in..

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

John Heidel SUP's Burkes Beach Today

Here is a couple shots of John Heidal,  Paddle Surfing Burke's Beach today. Looks like there was some fun waves. I hope you all were there to get you some of  Rafael's Swell.  Looks to be another day of waves. Get on it... Thanks for the pics , John

Here is Pat Burrell on a med sized wave
Michael Feinman on a shoulder high wave 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wekiwa State Park Paddle

My brother and I paddled Wekiwa River , a State Park in central Florida, north of Orlando.  Its a natural Spring that flows eastward thru the Park . Its Tree lined Oaks and Cypress that hang over the narrow river with lilly rafts floating along the banks.  The wild life is abundant from Gators ,Turtles, a variety of Birds  and water is teaming with fish that find cover along the organic flotsam
Crystal clear water allows great visibility as you paddle along the river. A peaceful silence of a forest thats deafening to the ears.. A really cool place to loose yourself or find yourself. Spending time with my brother experiencing paddling in the State Park was second to none. He's heading over to Afghanistan for a year continuing preservation of our freedom..  Thanks Bro.. Love ya  

Here is the link to the State Park .....
 Wekiwa State Park

Down in St Augie .. .. again..

Went down to visit my family this week and stopped in St. Augustine to surf with Heather Musselman who just recently relocated to N. Florida. We caught some great clean waist to chest high waves in the morning. I surfed for 4 hours.  Its amazing how the better quality waves allows one to surf better and do more maneuvers each wave.  Super fun session. 
Heather pulled her truck on the beach with her puppy, NALU, and was able to enjoy the new life of Florida living. Good Luck Heather.. We'll miss you on our waters but will visit often.. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Small Mushy waves ...

We has a small wind swell as the winds move around to the NNE . Looks like the swell will build thru the week in the later afternoon tides. .Cooler air temps but water still in the upper 70's . I'm sure it will drop a bit.. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2-3 ft Surf , Clean little walls

Some fun left over waves from the strong wind swell from yesterday. Thigh high waves and low wind made for a great morning on the SUP. Scott Allen, Mark Wray ,Doc Roberts John Heidal and I shared some fun waves. I had the camera on the paddle then nose for awhile then went swimming taking pics of the SUP crew in the water. Here is the result. Jerri W. Paddled out on on my old Starboard Wide Point Silver but only surfed for 1/2 hour.. 

 Scott on one of the better waves of the morning
 Catching lots of waves..
 Doc' Roberts paddling in and cruising bye me 

 Mark Wray from Outside Hilton Head catching a 2 1/2 hour Sup Session

 Scott on the 8-10 WP BC ,,,.. lovin' it
 Mark  setting up for the left.
One of my lefts