Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Laziness

It's been a pretty good summer. I suppose I've been too busy doing stuff to write but that's a bit of a cop out. I've been on Instagram. Ah well.

Surfing has been pretty good. Two weeks ago up in NH was tres fun for sure. Scored my wave of the year on my Sam. It was a screamer of a right that I was able to draw out the bottom turn on. Serious pocket speed run. I've been mind surfing that one for a while now. I can see it in my sleep. I also nabbed a very clean fun knee high or so session at the local last week after work. There was noone there. Noone. It started off kind of lousy and then suddenly the wind backed off and it cleaned up. I put the Fineline pig through it's paces. Good times.

In music news, I finally got to see GBV and those old dudes put younger acts to shame. They can go and did for about 2.5 hours. Fantastic show.

Finally, I picked up a release from 2012, Ty Segall and White Fence - Hair. It hasn't left my car. There's way too much going on. George Harrison. Ty Segall's usual garagey mayhem. Bowie. In the words of Jack Black from High Fidelity, "It's....really fucking good." Dig it below.

Laziness.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cold Water and More Tunes

I'm alive.

Thanksgiving brought waves and wind. Too much wind. I went out the next day. Breaking news...winter rubber still sucks and the HG is still fun even in small waves.

Tunes.

Sister Surround may be one of the best Who songs not recorded by The Who. Additionally, Thing One and Thing Two have declared from their critic posts in the backseat that it rocks. Who am I to argue?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Finally

Saturday AM, I got to take advantage of the by now, de rigeur New England pop up swell. Waves were on the small side, mostly knee to thigh with occasional waist-ish but clean and peeling nicely. If you know where to go at the local(and I do), there's a spot that gives with a bit more oomph.

I rode the Andreini Sam. Great board. If the parking lot wasn't still closed(no, I'm not letting that go until it's reopened for good), I would have also brought the Hot Gen to trade off with. \

I caught a few waves on Tony's new Stoker Vee Machine. Interesting board. I probably need a few more waves on it to give with a fair assessment, though. Sample size was too small.

In other news, heavier rubber was required. I still haven't busted out the 5/4/3 but boots, gloves and squid lid were rocked with a 4/3. Here's to hoping for a quick winter.