Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brasil Sept 2011 video

Here's a video shot during my most recent trip to Brasil in September 2011.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Forks, WA session June 2011

We scored some fun surfing and kiting this weekend in Forks, out for vampires and werewolves in the lineup!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Lake Washington Session

Here's some snapshots from Jim Stringfellow of a winter session on Lake Washington. I snapped my favorite board this day :(

Monday, November 22, 2010

Golden Gardens 11/22/10

Had similar conditions this afternoon as on Saturday. The only difference was the snow on the ground! Eric Van Steen and I braved the cold and got a sweet little sunset session.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Golden Gardens 11/20/10

Wow, what an awesome day for kiting! It was blowing 25-30 at my local beach, Golden Gardens, which is less than a mile from my house. The most amazing thing was that the strong winds created some decent wind swell and little breakers at a beach that's far from any kind of ocean swell (tucked inside Puget Sound). The wind chill was a blistering 22' F, so I was fully decked out in a 6/5/4, gloves, booties, and hood. After my session I grabbed a different board and actually paddled into some waves right here in Seattle!! Here are some photos that local rider/photographer, Dimitry Kraskovsky (aka Krash) took. You can find more of his shots of other rippers on Facebook.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Damon Point 10/22/10

Friday: For the first session of the day, Tuna and I left Damon Point and headed out to the Ocean Shores jetty to check out the waves on the unprotected coastline. 10-12 ft swell was firing, and the wind seemed to be decent 10m conditions. We parked a car downwind and went for it, strapless surfboards in hand. As we got 1/3 of the way downwind the wind got lighter. I caught some sweet waves, but ended up getting worked hard from being too underpowered to outrun the closeouts. We walked back upwind, grabbed our cars and headed back to Damon Point for some solid 10m riding and shoulder high waves on the inside shorebreak.

Saturday: Today was a whole lot windier. It started out weird with rain coming and going, but eventually became solid 9m. The swell was picking up, charts were saying ~15ft. Waves were starting to break out in the middle of the Gray's Harbor channel, and the shorebreak at DP was head high + and pounding right on the sand.

I upwinded around the point to avoid the shorebreak, and sessioned the waves breaking out in the middle of the channel...SKETCHY!! Also, I managed to pick off a few decent waves on the inside shorebreak before eating sand for lunch. Later in the day the wind started nuking to solid 6m conditions. I went back out for awhile sporting the 5.5m Kahoona. The flatwater riders were loving the glassy water created by the offshore wind on the other side of the point. The high tide and big waves flooded much of the beach.

Sunday: The winds started out strong and were all day (30-40kts). I used the trusty 5.5m again all day. Today the swell picked up even more...rising to mid twenties by the late afternoon. The waves were sloppy and blown out most places, but the killer spot was the little cove over by where that submerged rock jetty is (hard to explain, but you know where I'm talking about if you've been to DP). The waves curved in and broke across the whole cove. Even better, the waves were kinda glassy because the SW wind made it somewhat offshore there! After picking off tons of waves I crossed over the submerged jetty back toward the parking lot and got a few huge shorepounders just as a rainsquall passed over, then called it quits when I could (somewhat) safely make it back to the beach, which was completely flooded by then.