November 30th, 2009
First…… have to wish my one OLDER Sister, a happy birthday….. yep, she is older than I…… Daria, happy birthday!!!
This morning, foggy….. can’t really see much out there, but it is still big and junky. light N winds this morning, and was 38 when I came over to the shop…. W 11-12ft @ 11-14sec’s (???) with the NW wInds hitting about 15+ today. Water temp about 50, Last day of the month, high tide at 10am, low tide at 5pm. Hopefully it will start cleaning up today… Tuesday calling for W 7-8ft @ 11 sec’s with light SE winds. Wed. W 5ft @ 11 sec’s with light S winds. Thursday W 10-12ft @ 15sec’s and SW winds 15+mph. Friday NW 7-8ft @ 13 sec’s and NW Winds 15+mph. Sat. NW 6-7ft @ 11 sec’s with NE winds 15mph. The week is showing some real promise….. cold mornings, with temps in the mid 50′s….. hell, there is a rumor that the flounder might even make the trek out on Wed. to offer lessons……. Have a great week…..
November 29th, 2009
First……. Happy Belated Birthday to Patterson in N. Ireland….sorry we missed posting it for the world to know a couple days ago….. I think he is about 40 or so………
Today, overcast with some sun breaks, but warmer than yesteday…. low 50′s this morning. Very light NE winds, Swell is good sized though… W 10 @ 10-14sec’s this morning, picking up later this morning to NW 14ft with N winds 25mph. Water temp about 50, high tide at 9:20am, low at 4:30pm. Doesn’t look like we will be doing surf lessons this morning…….
Monday W 12ft @ 13 sec’s with light N/NE winds Tuesday W 7-8ft @ 12 sec’s with NE winds 15mph Wed. W 5-6ft @ 11 sec’s with E winds 15mph. Thursday W 12ft @ 15 sec’s and SE winds 15mph. Friday NW 10ft @ 14sec’s , S winds 20mph. Sat. NW 6-7ft @ 10 sec’s with S winds 15mph.
Looks like more hope for this week…… and next weekend!
November 28th, 2009
Took the pictures just before daybreak…. about 7:30am….. Surf was looking for the most part around waist to chest, with the outside clean up sets head to slightly overhead……. air temp was about 45, high tide at 8:45am, low at 3:40pm. Swelll is W 6-7ft @ 12 sec’s this morning, building today to W 10-13ft @ 13 sec’s with light W winds in the am, turning from the south later. As predicted, looks like the window is this morning…… Sunday W/NW 12 @ 13 sec’s with SW winds at 8 – 10 mph, partly cloudy and 56. Monday W/NW 12 @ 13 sec’s wtih SE winds 15mph. Partly cloudy and 55. Tuesday W 7-8ft @ 11 sec’s with light E winds, partly cloudy 54. Wed. W 5-6ft @ 11 sec’s with light E winds, partly cloudy and 52. Thursday W 10-12ft @ 15 sec’s with SW winds 20mph, partly cloudy and 51. Friday NW 12 @ 14 sec’s with NW winds 15mph, light rain and 49. Sat. partly cloudy and 50.
A glorious morning….. didn’t have to dodge one dog pile…….. wow, can’t ask for much more!!!
November 26th, 2009
Damn…..it was so nice yesterday!!! This morning, cloudy, rain, S/ SW winds 25-35mph today. Water temp dropped to about 50, W/SW 15ft @ 13 sec’s, although it looks more like 6 sec intervals….. High tide at 7:30am, low tide today at 2pm, and the rain is supposed to lighten up as the day goes on….. Friday – Sunday, not supposed to have any rain, and sunday looking like sunshine….. Friday, the swell will still be W 12ft with N winds 25-35ft, Sat. drops a bit to W 7-10ft with NW winds 15mph. Sunday picks up to W 12ft with light E winds. Monday still big, W/NW 12ft-15ft, Tuesday starts to come down to NW 10ft, then Wed. W/NW 6-7ft…….. So… today is Thanksgiving Day, and visitors blog day…… so, I added background on Thanksgiving Day from 1863… just so that “some” might understand a bit more about the day…….
Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders like this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving.
Sarah Josepha Hale, a prominent magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She wrote, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.” The document below sets apart the last Thursday of November “as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”
According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln’s secretaries, this document was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary that he complimented Seward on his work. A year later the manuscript was sold to benefit Union troops.
By the President of the United States of America.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward, Secretary of State
From Tom in Lahinch …..Happy thanksgiving from Ireland to all of you in the U S of A
From the “Flounder” ……
Just wanted to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it is a good one with lots of good eats, drink and family.
So…… Have a great day!!! We are open until 2pm today, then I have plans to eat with the family, and break out a couple of very nice bottles of wine…….
November 24th, 2009
Swell dropped this morning, but still has the junk going on….. today, W 8-10ft @ 11-13 sec’s , with morning light S/SE winds, but picking up later to 25mph+. Swell is also supposed to pick up later to 14ft. Wed morning, W 6-8ft @ 13sec’s with light S/SE winds, picking up to 14ft later in the day with S winds gusting 30+mph. Thursday W 16ft With S winds 35mph. Friday NW 15ft with NW winds 30+. Sat. W 8-10 ft with SE winds 20mph. Sunday, W 8-10ft, Monday W 12-15ft…….. there are some possibilities in the near future…… it will of course get really good around 11am (low tide at 11:40am) as I have to go up to the city for an appointment…… Wed. morning early, looking at a chance to get wet…… the fun part of today, is that I need to take my son’s (he is stationed in Germany) Trail Blazer SS for a run, to keep the battery up and oil moving around until he gets back next year….. Thing has a vette engine…. awd, and , I hate to admit it, might be slightly faster than our Magnum Hemi……. So….. have a great day!!!
November 23rd, 2009
A nice surprise this morning…. light winds, no rain, 49 degrees, and looks like we will get some sun breaks….yesterday afternoon was sunny and nice….. looks like the ocean might need another day to clean it up a bit….. WSW 9-10ft @ 8-12 sec’s, might build to 14ft later, but… who knows! 10:30am low tide, high at 4pm, was high at 5am. Water temp still around 52. Tuesday looking pretty good…. W 8-10ft with light S winds. Wed. SW 8-10ft with light S winds, Thursday W 15ft with NW winds 20+mph. Friday NW 12ft with N winds 20mph. Saturday NW 7-8ft with S winds 15mph. Sunday W 7ft with light SE winds………. so, there is some hope for this week!!!
On Saturday, I sent out a question that a cousin in SD had sent out…… some of the answers were pretty good….so thought I would share on this forum…….. the question was..
Answer me first on this question, then forward to your friends. Wait ’til you see the responses….it’s hilarious! Question is: If you saw ME in the back of a police car, what would you think I got arrested for? Reply to me alone, then forward > this on and see how many crimes you get accused of. Don’t forget, answer me first–then forward it on.
Here are some of the responses….
Brian, Probably for kicking the shit out of a shoplifter. Jay, Surfing while intoxicated…………..
Gary P. ,The Police were holding you to check you credentials and find out if you really had a legit gun permit and license to sell guns.
OR, You were the witness to a crime and the were having you make out a statement…
Chad S. ,Being a conservative republican.
Tom B., Dropping in!!!
Joan H., Probably e-mailing your December ad to the police department….
Tim C., Indecent exposure
Chris L., Sexual penetration with a foreign object to a minor
Maria, Kicking John Fr’s ass! or Mike the Bike’s or my boyfriend Stevie or Phil.
Cory, Swung and connected on Fr’s…. Or went awol and shot all flying rats off haystack
Andrew, Animal cruelty when a dog uses the beach as a toilet and theowner ignores it.
Cory II, You shot the dog that crapped in your store and while its owners were getting coffee nextdoor and parking in your lot, strapped the dog to their hood.
Delilah, Public drunken-ness and indecent exposure
Carol P., I’d say the crazy police arrested you for having more bullets then the cops do….
Rich M., Indecent exposure or assaulting John Fraser.
Mark H. , Contributing to the delinquency of a minor! Mo, You beat the crap out of flamingo freak!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cousin Eddie, Probably for this:
……yes, very interesting comments…… please feel free to add some more…. but, I will respond as well…
November 22nd, 2009
Just got this one from Bob “the greek” Bolen….. he is making up a 9’2″ shorty, that I will ride, but will also let select surfers give a demo…. we will have an 8’0″ that will be part of our rental pool this spring….both handmade, none of those damn popouts!!!! I am looking forward to riding the 9’2″….. I will go down to pick it up around the first week of Feb…… along with a few other new ones!!!
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November 22nd, 2009
Just got this in from the Greek…. not sure if it will post on the blog ok or not…… but, he is getting sort of famous for his sup/ shorty design down in Huntington Beach ………. > > Click here if you are unable to view this image. > >
November 22nd, 2009
Pretty wild morning….. wind gusts 60+, power on and off…. have the generator all set up, had to fire it up once this morning….. but, power is on now….. Light rain, but still SW gusts 40-50mph this morning. Surf is W 15-24ft @ 10 sec’s today, with rain and 51 for the high today.
More importantly, Today is Sandy Barrett’s Birthday….. I know how old, but keeping that to bug him when he shows up today…… Also, today in Oceanside, at the surf festival down there, they are giving Gary Linden the “Silver Surfer Award”…. I think it has something to do with his gray hair (that he pretends is blonde)….. Congrat’s to both of you guys!!!
So…. here is the projections for the week…… Monday W 8-10ft @ 14 sec’s with S winds 30 mph, showers and 53. Tuesday W 10-11ft @ 11 sec’s with SE winds 20mph , showers and 57. Wed. W 7-10ft @ 12 sec’s with SE winds 20moh, partly cloudy and 56. Thursday W 12-15ft @ 14 sec’s with NW winds 10-25mph, rain and 53. Friday am rain, pm partly cloudy W 12ft @ 13 sec’s with NW 20mph, 50. Saturday NW 7-8ft @ 10 sec’s with NW winds 8-10 mph, rain and 50 Sunday & Monday sunshine and 51`, Tuesday P cloudy and 48……
November 21st, 2009
Not as much wind this morning, and the swell is not as big as some reports are showing….. Looks WSW 10ft @ 7 sec’s, but supposed to build to 15ft @ 10 secs later, and build to 22ft tonight. Sw winds 20mph with gusts 40mph today, and gusts to 60mph tonight. Water temp still around 52. Some light rain this morning, but still plenty of brave souls walking the beach early…. Low tide at 8:50am, high at 2:15pm. Sunday WNW 19ft, dropping to 12-14ft later with am winds W 25mph dropping later in the day. Monday W 10-14ft with S winds 35mph. Tuesday W 10 with light SSE winds. Wed. SW 12-15ft with S winds 20mph. Thursday SW 15ft with light SW winds. Friday W 10-12ft with WNW winds 20mph and sunshine……. Have a great weekend, where ever you are!! There are some waves….somewhere!!!