Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
"Armpit of the United States" was how my friend described Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. It may smell a bit like armpits, but on a whole I would have to disagree with this statement.
I believe I have found THE best people watching place in the world. Think a crazy coastal strip, overflowing with a crowded mix pot of tourists, homeless people and eccentric locals. A land where chaotic music blares, oiled muscles and thongs are the dress code, and pit bulls, street vendors and greasy food rule. And the best part is, everyone still uses rollerblades!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
South winds. They are a rarity here in the winter and a welcome break from the trades. The past few days have seen the South looking like an angry rain soaked creature, but the North has blessed us with beautiful swell and strong offshores. The other day I surfed for 8 hours practically alone. By the time I paddled in I had such bad noodle arms, I almost couldn’t make it to the beach. Yesterday I opted for my camera instead.
|It's bigger than it looks.|
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I'm salty, tired and sunburnt. A cold shower never felt so good. My girlfriend is visiting from Oahu and we've just returned from a crazy 3 day full moon camping mission, involving midnight kayaking to waterfalls, bonfire shenanigans and some of the most perfectly roping beach breaks I have ever witnessed.I could write pages on our adventures, but in this case a picture speaks a thousand words.
Welcome to island life.
|Full moon rising|
|The morning after. What YOU looking at?|
|Empty barrel anyone?|
|Because everybody needs a pet goat.|
|We lost the keys. Hotwire attempt no. 1|
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Island life is hard work, as you can clearly see.
Today I surfed the West side. Fun waves, beautiful conditions but sorry folks, no pics. After a few hours in the surf and a post surfing taco I went to visit my friend. A trail behind her house leads to the most perfect swimming hole with two beautiful little water falls.
It was super quiet and peaceful.... until these guys arrived.
|Just another day on the island :)|