Can Sharks Read? #surfing

| August 23, 2017

An amazing wave and impressive ride #surfing

| February 22, 2016

Test post from iPad — Surfing at 1000 frames per second

| October 31, 2014

Chris Bryan Films

No waves? No problem.

| July 6, 2014

Now tell me that these electric surfboards wouldn’t be fun? Depending on charging and battery life, having one of these would be great at a beach cottage or to have when cruising or chartering. An Aquila Electric Board has to be better than “sea lice” when it comes to noise.

One of the bests jobs in the world – Surf Photographer

| June 25, 2014

click for short OneDrive slideshow or a video interview below As someone who loves the ocean and has enjoyed photography since I set up my first darkroom in 7th grade, Surf Photographer Clark Little has the greatest job in the world … or maybe the "surf is just bluer on the other side of the […]

TechFriday: Animated GIF of surfing a 78 foot record wave

| June 20, 2014

Tinkering with GIF Grabber and gfycat.com in posting a TechFriday filler post since I’m busy today. Record ride in Portugal riding a 78 foot record wave … that’s big!

Obit: Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony for Hobie Alter

| April 21, 2014

Hundreds of people paid tribute to sailing and surfing icon Hobie Alter to fulfill a request of a traditional Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony this past week. Surfers paddled out  to a spot off Doheny State Beach in California to celebrate the life of surf and sailing pioneer (photo below). Hobie Alter was a 1950’s California surfer […]

Tandem surfing in Australia

| June 26, 2013

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything on surfing … so here’s a feel good story from down-under.

Caught myself thinking like my father did back in the 1970s

| November 21, 2012

  While surfing for family news and goings-on for Thanksgiving, I saw a photo on my son’s Facebook page with a couple of his high school friends. I recall that they recently visited with him at Miami University and remembered Taylor told me that they were still pursuing their music dream. Of course after seeing […]

Shark or dolphin? A brief moment of panic …

| September 20, 2012

For surfers, there’s nothing worse than spotting a large gray figure swimming underneath you. In that brief moment where the brain tries to process the information, the body can go into shock, which is downright debilitating.

Kayak surfing Nelscott Reef in Oregon

| May 30, 2012

Living on the edge when it comes to navigating natural hazards in the breaking ocean isn’t for the average kayak surfer … one mistake and not only will the sea and reef grind your plastic boat to bits … it most likely would do the same for flesh and bone. "There is something about knowing […]

If it were not so long, I would enjoy riding a Toothpick

| January 29, 2012

Winter is finally here with a little snow and colder weather

| January 14, 2012

I’m thankful for the mild weather so far this year and it’s not realistic to think we’ll make it through winter without snow or cold weather. Still, waking up on Friday to 35 mph gusts and temps in the teens was a shock to the body as I haven’t adapted to winter yet, have you?  […]

How big a wave is too big to surf?

| November 15, 2011

Obviously not a world record 90 feet … gulp!

Catch a wave you’ll be sitting on top of the world

| June 18, 2011

  Body and board surfing … who really does it better? (click on images for larger photos) Catch a Wave (mp3) — The Beach Boys Summer of 1963

Who surfs on Lake Superior … let alone when it’s cold

| April 16, 2011

Someone who is either paid to do it … or truly a surfing NUT. (I’d rather be in Hawaii)

What’s SUP? Surfing 5.7 miles on a tanker’s wake.

| April 5, 2011

Surfing the big waves …

| March 12, 2011

Not for the novice surfer … Posted via email from RichC’s posterous

Another sunny day on the beach with B-17 Liberty Belle fly over

| October 31, 2010

The final day of our mini-vacation was spent in the sun and ocean. We relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the sunshine and warm wind. The waves were large enough to make the body surfing fun as Brenda and I soaked up the last few hours before getting ready to head for home. While I […]

‘Lighten up’ video: Did ‘ewe’ ever see a surfin’ sheep?

| June 2, 2010

I know … that was a  ‘baaaaa-d’ title for this post. 😀

Extreme windsurfing

| May 27, 2010

From previous posts, some of you know that I enjoy sailing and the surf … and although I’ve practiced combining the two with windsurfing, I can’t imagine doing it like this.

WhasSUP? How about Stand Up Paddling Surfing

| March 22, 2010

Great to know there is hope for me in getting up on the board yet! Thanks for the inspiration John Zapotocky (at 91, he’s probably the oldest SUP surfer in the world) Personal note: Due to my dealing with Menieres disease in the late 1990s necessitating endolympatic sac decompression surgery, my stability and balance has […]

Having fun riding the waves even without standing

| October 21, 2009

Since my balance and stability are no longer functional enough even for a longboard, my only wave riding is going to come from the bodyboard or sponge. Here’s an encouraging — and well done — video demonstrating spongeboard surfing can still be quite the adrenaline rush! 😀

Winter 08/09 surfing: Volcum House – north shore Oahu

| February 28, 2009

For those who enjoy surfing I’m embedding a couple enjoyable clips from the Volcum House Show on O’ahu, Hawaii. The first clip has some great surfing footage and tour of a three story home overlooking the big winter waves to the west of Hale’iwa (Sunset Beach & Waimia Bay) and to the east of Kaena […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.