Monday, March 28, 2011


three days of surfing this week...i actually am starting to feel if this is something i do...... now i gotta get back to snappin some salt stains.

Friday, March 25, 2011

back in the groove

well its been a while since i got two sessions during the course of the work week. out last night for a few hours on the simster. good to be back to the beach shaking the rust off

Thursday, March 24, 2011


well i finally got in the water for an hour and half on tues afternoon- small but clean low tide waves. first time wet in about 3-4 weeks. It felt great as i was starting to lose motivation. hoping to get in again after work today. looks like some fun little ones to be had. hopefully the wind stays offshore

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wilco - Impossible Germany - Lowlands 2009

nels going insane... tweedy is about the best song writer to come along in the last quarter century

Thursday, March 17, 2011

your own private idaho

as crowded as the line-up can become, surfing is still such a personal endeavor..

Friday, March 11, 2011

smile machine....

three fin simster- 5'8".. .nothin left to do but smile, smile, smile

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hip-storical Landmark- Birth place of "On the Road"

a little polaroid image of my wandering's yesterday..

The Chelsea Hotel was between 1883 and 1885. At time of its construction it was the tallest building in New York. It was designed by the firm of Hubert, Pirsson & Company in a style that has been described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic.[5] Among its distinctive features are the delicate, flower-ornamented iron balconies on its facade, which were constructed by J.B. and J.M Cornell[3][5] and its grand staircase, which extends upward twelve floors.

Notable residents - a whose who in the creative world:

During its lifetime Hotel Chelsea has provided a home to many great writers and thinkers including Mark Twain, O. Henry, Herbert Huncke,Dylan Thomas, Arthur C. Clarke, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Miller, Quentin Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (who wrote On the Road there), Robert Hunter, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Wolfe, Charles Bukowski. Dylan Thomas collapsed in Room 205 at the Chelsea on November 9, 1953, and died a few days later in hospital.[9]

Much of Hotel Chelsea's history has been colored by the musicians who have resided or visited there. Some of the most prominent names include The Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Jeff Beck, Chick Corea, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious, Abdullah Ibrahim/Sathima Bea Benjamin, and Leonard Cohen.

Visual artists
The hotel has featured and collected the work of the many visual artists who have passed through. Philip Taaffe, Ralph Gibson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peggy Biderman, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Robert Crumb, Jasper Johns, Edie Sedgwick, Claes Oldenburg, Vali Myers, Donald Baechler, Herbert Gentry, Willem De Kooning, Lynne Drexler and Henri Cartier-Bresson have all spent time at Hotel Chelsea.

Painter & ethnomusicologist Harry Everett Smith lived and died at the Chelsea in Room 328. The painter Alphaeus Philemon Cole lived there for 35 years until his death in 1988 at age 112, when he was the oldest living man.[11] Bohemian abstract and Pop art painter Susan Olmetti creates paintings outside on the sidewalk during her frequent summer residencies at the hotel.

Friday, March 4, 2011

lookin for the right.

Here is Joe, another regular footer in the land of the left. Joe and i always seem to end up at the same peak, both looking to pick off the rare right that rolls thru..

Thursday, March 3, 2011

surf check lenny....

Lenny is the most reliable surf reporter that i have known. His first light report texts are terse and to the point, "waist- light wind... going". "ankle high..on shore... going".. Seems like the word, "..going" is always in the text despite the conditions. this guy loves surfing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brian Bent- Hot Rod Church For Sinners....

join Brian's Church.... This is one of my favorite photographs from the last year..

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

salt stained polaroidz..

another salt encrusted polaroid image from saturday......need more waves