It’s officially August, and the dog days of summer are here. These are the hot sultry, lazy days. The beach landscape is filled with vibrant blue and bleached white everything from cloudless skies, but on most days the sunny lows make the wind and surf as listless as everything else. When an unexpected offshore wind popped up last weekend, we… View Post
Never change, stay the same. Lately we’ve been wistful to leave the beach at dusk. Chris is always the last one out of the water. It’s never really a good idea to stay in the water after dark. The water cools down and this is feeding time for sharks. Even though sharks aren’t likely to bite – they don’t like… View Post
The Gulf waves were beautiful again in Surfside. Chris says it’s not often that this late in July we get these big gentle rolling waves with just enough power to surf and time to bask in the sun at the third sandbar. I spent most of the day surfing, but caught Chris’s story on this wave. It was a day… View Post
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember… View Post
To start off Fourth of July weekend, Chris and I headed down to Surfside to catch some 2-3 ft waves, which is the biggest they’ve been since Tropical Storm Bill, really. Lots of other surfers were out, and the beach wasn’t quite filled up with weekenders yet. It was really pretty peaceful. Chris was really flying on the waves. I… View Post
Can you believe this is real? It’s been stormy and gloomy in the Gulf with the approach of Tropical Storm Bill. On Saturday at the end of the day, we were suddenly rained out by a cloud formation that had been threatening the beach-goers all day. It was briefly torrential, but ended as quickly as it began. Luckily we were… View Post
The wave forecast was big and burly, so we went a little further south early in the morning to surf near a pair of jetties. One of the jetties breaks the chop while the other one builds the swell, so you get nice big strong waves to surf on there. It had been raining recently, and we couldn’t drive through… View Post
Longboard days ahead.