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the wave are out there

Another morning of relatively calm winds had me sniffin' around for rideable waves. Northern OB looked unappetizing.. to the point of resembling regurgitated nastiness. I saw some semi-appealing areas around mid-beach, and seriously considered giving it a go. Probably slightly overhead. mostly disorganized thumpers, but quite a few glassyish pockets and zippy walls on offer.. or so it seemed. Not too too much work.. though you'd be takin' plenty of mischievous closeouts on the head. Sloat looked funky and whitewashy. no takers on the early tip, but i saw three heads bobbing around out there on my way back from San Mateo county's finest.

Hit up beautious, mysterious, rambunctious, semi-secret Ram Adnil for the early. When i first arrived, around 6:34, there were maybe 25 people in the water. The surf looked pretty good. Relative glass. LHGVAG out in the middle of the pack catching rights. Fairly consistent head-high windswell lurching, groping or meandering shoreward. Closeouts predominated, but a respectable percentage of waves decided to not break all at once. A few waves flirted with overhead+ status. i paddled out toward the north and caught a few quick lefts. took about 3000 waves on the head.. then locked into a multi-section right that allowed for a few pumps and even a mid-face turn!! woohoo!! maybe my first real wave all month! then i took another 50 duckdives.. where were all these waves coming from?? I guess this spot successfully pulls in the steep 7ft 9sec windsell from 322 degrees. Actually, you might want to keep those numbers in mind if you enjoy surfing this storied San Mateo county surf park. Could be magic Mar numerology. I caught a few more fun rides.. had a chance for an awesome right but stood up slightly off-balance and kind-of kooked my way down the line.

soo.. i hate to say it but the wind started blowing with more ferocity as i de-suited in the dirt lot. might be too late now? also the tide's on it's way out. .5 low around 12:30.

another lil' poll if you're so inclined:
great books (Dune, Shogun, Cryptonomicon, Love in the Time of Cholera)

Aspect of your surfing you most want to improve (finding the barrel)

Surfer(s) with great vibes (alex martins, sharkbait, LHGVAG, Tom, Loon)

Country producing the finest females? (Brazil, Quebec...montreal.. not a country.. but.. damn!!)

pet-peeves (country-clubs, fraternities, GWB, hair in the drain, missing good surf)

current fave bands (musicians) (Tortoise, Miles Davis, Zakir Hussein, Bill Frissell)

most underrated but sexy body-part (small of the back, ankles!)

shots from the last south swell in Stinkeye Cruz (courtesy santacruzlineup.com)




Ethan, we may have crossed paths! I was there 7:15 to 8:30, having made a last-minute decsion to give it a look on the way to work, and hung with the knot of folks a little south of fast food. Compared to recent outings the work was downright easy (which is not saying much!), and the waves were fun, mainly 3-4ft with some bigger sets, where I was. Yes, close-outs, but fewer than the last two days, and a couple of peelers including the first left that I've really been able to do much with (read: stay on the face at all), plus a couple of long rides from outside to the beach, including the all-important just-one-more.

Posted by: Klooless Kook at June 10, 2004 10:36 AM

in honor of tonight's game a little g. love:

When the school lets out and the shifts are done
Get the boys together get a ball get a run
Lace up the sneaks kick off them shoes
I'll admit I play to win yo cause I don't like to lose
At Seger Park they've got the competition
Good moves baby -- I'm the definition

They shooting hoops
Yeah Yeah Yeah
They playing basketball

I learned at Old Pine, see I'm the school yard hustler
I had my hardknocks now I'm an off the backboard buster
I could fake to the left penetrate like Mike
Or 360 in the air as Dominique might
I could pass like Magic
I could shoot like the Bird, after a Doctor J dunk
The courtside drunk said good lord


Lunch from a hot dog stand a pretzel and a pop
We've been playing all day cuase we've had this court nonstop
The city sun is hot -- all the courts they steaming
Bright eyed young ball handlers are believing and dreaming
Hoping some day all this playing will be paying
That's what all the sideline junkies smoking reefer keep saying

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 10:38 AM

South Lindy at 8:30, on a 9'1", bloody terrible conditions, got one open face left. A few dags on logs crawling over a knee-high left at the docks. A truck load of kids showed up for lessons as I paddled in. Not worth it unless you're truly desperate.

Posted by: New Zealand Swell at June 10, 2004 10:41 AM

finally cracked the code.

now i can write about those awesome breaks at places like
Enilepip, Enal Remaets, Aesdnadniw, Simaws, and Nocnir and nobody will know what I'm talking about.

Posted by: old man at June 10, 2004 10:49 AM

great books: battle royal
improve: going right and increasing my flexibility
surfer(s) with great vibes: e, most beginners, most girls, jetty locals
finest females? chile was pretty insane
pet-peeves: burglers, bad drivers, shags, scensters, cokeheads, crackheads, potheads (no offense), bad tippers, dave matthews, homeless dreaded marin hippy kids on haight
current fave bands: modest mouse, exploding hearts, rolling stones, ghostface, pavement
most underrated but sexy body-part: boobs, no matter how much people love them they're still underrated

Posted by: bbr at June 10, 2004 11:04 AM

OB: foggy w/typical foggy breeze. Waist to head splatty waves on the inside. Kind of reminded me of a petulant toddler throwing toys around. Paddle up a channel and a splatty thing would get tossed towards your right, then another reluctantly chucked to your left. You get to dodge them in the middle. Scoot around and maybe find a drop - I didn't, but the next guy out did. The low tide seems to be mellowing ol' ob, less chunks and seeing some slow moving, low-angle mushy but rideable looking stuff out the back. [ Kicking self, why did I paddle out at the worst hour?] I think E made the best call this morning, but utility sesh is not out of the question. One or two folks mucking around. Oh, and the water is a balmy 74 degrees. Air temp - 78.

Posted by: s.s.sharkbait at June 10, 2004 11:08 AM

go see "the corporation". eye-opening piece, especially the shot of a fun, little A-frame halfway through the movie.

Posted by: dt at June 10, 2004 11:12 AM

may have to disagree with bbr on body parts

Posted by: snake at June 10, 2004 11:12 AM

I'm outa here! Taken off for one crazy summer- Pacific North West- Costa Rica- Namibia- South Africa- Maldives- I'll be around a few days between now and Sept Hope you all get some good surf around here. Peace Out!!
How I rate

books---- To the Ends of the Earth

Move- Round House snap

Surfer- Brazilian Mafia.. Alex, Christian and Julian

Females- Hungary, Slovania, Mexico, India

Peeves- Replublicans and stupid people ( One and the Same)

Bands- Dead, Common, Modest Mouse, 2Pac, Manu Chau

Body- Back of the neck

Posted by: mexisurf at June 10, 2004 11:15 AM

mexisurf....back of the neck?! come on! be honest! ; )

btw...i don't think anyone mentioned anything re lerm's post yesterday: "heading to vegas for a few days. an old friend is getting married to a stripper that has a bunch of stripper friends that work there. should be interesting."

now this may be standard stuff to the rest of the niceness fam, but i gotta say that this stands out as a pretty...hmmm...unusual wedding to this kid! first...who knows someone who marries a stripper? second...what single dude (hopeful assumption on my part for lerm's sake) gets invited to the wedding celebration? i guess the answer is the lerminator! deeeaaammm! i'm sure this goes without saying, but..lerm...have fun! ; )

Posted by: ck at June 10, 2004 11:34 AM

oh...and mexisurf...safe travels and consistent swell to you for your incredible travels. sooooooo nice. enjoy.

Posted by: ck at June 10, 2004 11:36 AM

Klooless, I was out there with ya on my yellow Yater. Waves were fun this morning -- for summertime.

Posted by: cdub at June 10, 2004 11:43 AM

man that stinkeye fella is good, love that top shot..

great books: the hobbit, the art spirit

Aspect of your surfing you most want to improve: backside, finding the barrel

Surfer(s) with great vibes: E, christian, robme, tim feridy

Country producing the finest females: Brazil, Hungary

pet-peeves: scenesters

current fave bands (musicians): misfits, whilly nelson; stevie ray vaughn (get the live in montreoux 2 disk cd)

most underrated but sexy body-part: neck

Posted by: bagel at June 10, 2004 11:49 AM

well, i may not be in central america anymore, but my stomach still thinks I am! this is the second trip in a row where I have paid for my waves with more than 10 days of 'mal estomago', and unfortunately things are still going strong (or mal) for me. so i may have worms... but it's a small price to pay for tropical waves.

anyway, to balance out some of the negativity i am experiencing and sharing, i recall fond memories of the trip, like this session: I had been waiting all week for a new swell to show up, and since I was camping alone on the beach, my main activity, besides bothering (or talking to) the countless hermit crabs coinhabiting my campsite, was staring at the ocean, waiting for signs of the swell. Like most Souths, it was late, but finally one morning I woke up and realized there were sets breaking on the outer reef, and the new juice was here. I think I caught a small session in the morning, but decided to save up for a bigger arvo session, allowing the swell to fill in more. Before I left to go camping, a Guatemalan freedom fighter and political exile -- the cook at the restaurant where I worked -- gifted to me a single joint to bring when he heard I was going without 'mota'. So the day the new swell came, I lit that baby up, grabbed my board, and enjoyed a highly sensual, vivid color, hum of the jungle walk towards the surf. I was headed for a point about 30 minutes away, but 10 minutes into my walk, I came out of the jungle on the next beach over, and happened to witness a set of 8 stacked 8 footers groping and roping along the reef/point, marching in with classic 20 second style to throw their perfect lips over glassy walls into an Empty lineup. Obviously I was going no further! I ran down the beach, tried to stretch, sprinted into the water, started to paddle out and then caught the tail end of a wave from a set that came in before I was fully out. It was a good warmup drop, and then I had a solid 15-20 minutes of typical south swell lull to contemplate my position, and try to contain my excitement. I was feeling a little bit Stoked!! Blue skies, electric stony vibes, emptiness, and most of all perfect sets of south swell. Of course it was hard to sit in the right spot by myself and not get caught inside, but I did my best, and when the outer reefs would light up, giving me a 2 minute warning to my own approaching set, I had to try to control my jubilant nerves so I wouldn't bumble the steep takeoffs. It was a rather dreamlike session, and with the extra long period from the start of a new swell, it was possible to catch the first wave, and paddle back out in time for another one, and possibly even two more waves in the same set. Perfect conditions to try a late drop in the pitching lip, faceplant, and then see the exact same situation to try again later, only this time knowing what NOT to do. After an hour or two, a local finally paddled out to join me (amazingly, someone came to check it earlier and decided not to paddle out -- too inconsistent for them I guess), and the new arrival didn't really speak, so much as just Hooot. Hoooooot the new set marching in, hoooot the big waves and drops he and I were making, hoot hoot hoot the beautiful outpouring of energy the ocean was gracing us with.

Well, sorry for the long post... but it's memories like those that make a little case of Iguanaria (from some late night Iguana Soup munching with a Nico Rasta - the source of my illness I believe) a small price to pay...

Keep sharing the Love niceness...

Posted by: jake at June 10, 2004 11:49 AM

mexisurf - i'm jealous

book - bowling alone

aspect of my surfing i want to improve - frequency of sessions

surfers with great vibes - anybody who's out having fun and smiling

country producing finest females - denmark or sweden, possibly atlanta were it a country

pet peeves - working, alarm clocks, people who don't refill the coffee pot

current fave bands - mason jennings, maka b, animal liberation orchestra,

most underrated but sexy body part - the neck/shoulder line, the part of the back where the butt just joins in when it has that little arch

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 11:50 AM

the top 10 poll stuff is kinda kookish and I'm surprised you keep doing it e, but I've been meaning to suggest (if you haven't already) you check out some Casteneda. Don Juan a Yaqui Way of Knowledge, A Separate Reality, Journey to Ixtlan, Tales of Power, etc. From some of the stuff you've posted I think you might find it interesting..

Posted by: cadaver at June 10, 2004 12:01 PM

cadaver - i'm surprised you haven't figured it out yet.. but.. i'm kinda kookish!! in the past i've been called Kooky McKook, sometimes Sir Kookle VonKooklesburg, othertimes Baron Von Kookleheimer.

i've always liked reading and doing polls.. don't know why.. always been a sucker for em'.

Castenada is good - read Don Juan.. might have to check out the others.

Posted by: e at June 10, 2004 12:08 PM

mexi.. you're gonna score so huge!! Enjoy!! can't wait to see the photos and hear the tales.

Posted by: e at June 10, 2004 12:10 PM

cdub - was that a yellow Yater -


was that a yellow SURFTECH with Yater's name on it?

I was the guy on the stone-age singlefin.

Too many people take Castenada too seriously. If I had a nickle for everyone that tried to smoke mushrooms or take jimson weed after reading his books...I'd be a rich man.

Posted by: blakestah at June 10, 2004 12:22 PM

I'm sortuva kook too, but I do my best to hide it (mostly from myself). The poll stuff is always interesting and quickly gratifying, it's just that it's so USA Today AOL FOX News WalMart-ish -- which I've never found you or the niceness crew to come off..(save for the odd butt shot here or there). HEY rock on and keep doing whatever you damn well please, you bros rule..

Posted by: cadaver at June 10, 2004 12:29 PM

and there is nothing wrong with a butt shot here and there. or here. or here again. (cue- kaiser...)

Posted by: luke at June 10, 2004 12:40 PM

Great book: S. Freud, Civilization and it's discontents (if you want to understand SF)

Improve: Not choking late take-offs on overhead waves.

Great vibe: The dysfunctional family who post on this blog.

Finest females: Santa Cruz (oh, you said country, not county?) The women of Tahiti, hands down.

Pet peeves: Driving across SF and dealing with the idiots who don't know how to handle a four-way stop, dodging homeless guys pushing shopping carts down the middle of the street, and getting tailgated by brain-dead drivers who drive way too fast through neighborhoods with kids.

Fave music: Johny Lang, Spin Docs, Cheryl Crow- but I'm still listening a lot to the Stones, Who, and Zep. Old habits die hard.

Body part: A woman's soft skin

Posted by: Brew at June 10, 2004 12:47 PM

Heavy stress at work and I may be out of a job in a couple of weeks. Finally I can launch my professional surfing career! Perhaps Viagra and Metamucil will sponsor me.

E, your site has really helped me maintain perspective and brought a little sunshine to some dreary friggin' days.

Rock on and more polls.

Posted by: Brue at June 10, 2004 12:55 PM

books: Light in August, Faulkner, Already Dead: A California Gothic, Dennis Johnson, Disgrace, j.m. coetzee
aspects of surfing: popping to my feet quicker
great vibes, lewis, jim t., zack, avery, ryan
females: Italy, France, Mexico
pet-peeves: kelly's "boys"
bands: fennesz, yagya, gas, dj lorin, beach boys (pet sounds)
underrated part: forearms

Posted by: toad at June 10, 2004 01:01 PM

wow. fennesz? somebody is listening to music that's more obscure than my tastes.

book: you shall know our velocity - newer (& i thought funnier) book by eggers who wrote heartbreaking work of staggering genius
aspect of surfing: tuberiding, frontside cutback
great vibes: E!
ladies: japan, sweden
pet peeves: oh too many. how about the people who dont clue in to the "walk left stand right" vibe on escalators? gum poppers? ice chewers? aggro drivers?
current music faves: neil young ("on the beach" era), anything on kompakt out of cologne germany.

off to san diego for the weekend. report next week...

Posted by: paul b at June 10, 2004 01:10 PM

geez i forgot the most important one: the upper arm, for sure; when it's nice, it is NICE.

Posted by: paul b at June 10, 2004 01:14 PM

New York, NY

6:00 PM Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
6:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance
6:35 PM Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd Amendment)
6:45 PM Salute to the Coalition of the Willing
6:46 PM Seminar #1: Getting Your Kid a Military Deferment
7:30 PM First Presidential Beer Bong
7:35 PM Freedom Fries served
7:40 PM EPA Address #1: Mercury: It's What's for Dinner
8:00 PM Vote on which country to invade next
8:10 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh
8:15 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos Are After Your Children
8:30 PM Round table discussion on reproductive rights (men only)
8:50 PM Seminar #2: Corporations: The Government of the Future
9:00 PM Condi Rice sings "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
9:05 PM Second Presidential Beer Bong
9:10 PM EPA Add ress #2: Trees: The Real Cause of Forest Fires
9:30 PM break for secret meetings
10:00 PM Second Prayer led by Cal Thomas
10:15 PM Carl Rove Lecture: Doublespeak Made Simple
10:30 PM Rumsfeld Lecture/Demonstration: How to Squint and Talk Macho Even When You Feel Squishy Inside
10:35 PM Bush demonstration of trademark "deer in headlights" stare
10:40 PM John Ashcroft Demonstration: New Mandatory Kevlar Chastity Belt
10:45 PM Clarence Thomas reads list of Black Republicans
10:46 PM Third Presidential Beer Bong
10:50 PM Seminar #3: Education: A Drain on Our Nation's Economy
11:10 PM Hilary Clinton Pinata
11:20 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: Evolutionists: A Dangerous New Cult
11:30 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh again
11:35 PM Blame Clinton
11:40 PM Laura serves milk and cookies
11:50 PM Closing Prayer led by Jesus Himself
12:00 PM Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary Overlord

Posted by: George W. Bush at June 10, 2004 01:18 PM


Posted by: bagel at June 10, 2004 01:33 PM

i visited the Lundy Mall this mornin, from what i saw it was more catchable than rideable. e was right about all the duck diving - must have ducked 20 times during my initial paddle-out. but the lines seemed wide & walled enough that i was thinking that maybe it was the 20 sec SW tht's showing on the buoys??

-books: cadillac desert, imperial san francisco, green grass grace, a fine balance
-surf improvement: taking straighter drops and exaggerating my bottom turn, overcoming habit of pigdogging backside takeoffs, getting barreled & making an exit (advice on any of those welcome)
-surfers with great vibes: kaiser, yuskay (sp?)
-peeves: cheap & sneaky types, manipulative email from people i know, guilty conscience for spending too much time on the blog
-current fav bands: the hives, dj hurricane
-underated hot parts: fingers
-foreign beauty: traveling to france, spain & italy this fall, the wife and i will rate both sexes and let you know our winner

Posted by: loon at June 10, 2004 01:48 PM

NorCal and hot chicks don't exactly go together let alone in the same class as Czech girls.

What do you call a hot chick in San Francisco?
-A Tourist!

Posted by: at June 10, 2004 01:50 PM

Books: Dean Koontz (all), Alexander Shulgin (PIHKAL).
To be improved: Maintaining a high line.
Good vibe surfers: kooks, most girls.
Best women:Australian(until they talk), definitely Brazillians.
Pet peeves: uneducated, opinionated republicans (they seem to be mostly that way).
Fave bands: Slowdive, Electric Prunes, Bailter Space
Body part: neck

Posted by: New Zealand Swell at June 10, 2004 01:56 PM

No hot chicks in NorCal? Too bad you're not gettin any!

Posted by: at June 10, 2004 02:01 PM

just wanted to post a pic of SC last week. damn we need more solid souths....sorry e for the misleading comments yesterday. i was reporting what i saw at the lane, i passed and surfed another spot. here is a shot around 9am. hope you like it.

Posted by: dsx at June 10, 2004 02:02 PM

A lot of people believe the Pistons are constructed in a manner that could give the Lakers a lot of trouble because of Wallace and Wallace, and the depth of talent in their frontcourt. That's fine to say, but are they really capable of neutralizing O'Neal and Malone? Really? Ben gives up five inches and 100 pounds to O'Neal, and Rasheed has rarely gotten the best of Malone while they matched up for years in the Western Conference. Hamilton has been the key to all of the Pistons success in the playoffs and he is not going to outplay Bryant. People are always in awe of Bryant's offensive skills, but his shutdown defense is as good as anybody in the league when it matters most. The Lakers also have the clutch experience of Derek Fisher off the bench. But the key matchup could be at point guard, particularly the way both Detroit's Chauncey Billups and the Lakers' Gary Payton have struggled to find their flow in this postseason. Billups is a lot stronger than Payton, but in no way is capable of running the offense as smoothly. The intangibles of the Lakers will prevail, regardless of this inclination for change.

no matter what ---i'm gonna get some early morning lip time with Linda toMarow.

Posted by: laker fan at June 10, 2004 02:07 PM

Bruce....sorry to hear about the werk stress...and that employment hangs in the balance. hang in there, amigo. good things will come.

Posted by: ck at June 10, 2004 02:10 PM

Just back from a morning Jury Duty sesh, still recovering from CK's throw-down from a nice mountain bike ride last night, so let me catch up....

Here is what I got from reading through the posts thus far:

- E is a kook and likes polls.
- Blakestah surfed Lindy today and he swears he never surfs there. Its cool B-Stah, every dog bites now and then.... Ain't no shame in the Lindy game.
- Lindy seemed to be an option this morning and many folks got some surfage in there... Good work!
- Mexisurf is about to get his nut off for like 3 months. I am jealous.
- J is the smartest guy here since he seems to be a hoops fan (Lakers I hope!)
- Lerm could be bangin strippers all weekend....

Oh and I forgot, there was a request:

Snake, I snaked that one from you! Props to ya.

Posted by: Kaiser at June 10, 2004 02:13 PM

Oh yeah, it has been concluded some time ago by my posse that San Francisco is a city of 7's.

If you figure this out, I will award you with another picture.

Posted by: Kaiser at June 10, 2004 02:16 PM

ha ha... i guess i should be calling my board a surftech. but that begs the question... what is the appropriate nomenclature for surftech or epoxy boards based on a shaper's design.

is it my 9'1" Surftech Yater or my 9'1" Yater Surftech, or something else?

blakestah, i was curious about that fin. glad to sorta meet ya.

Posted by: cdub at June 10, 2004 02:20 PM

Thailand has long been a major production facility for hotties.

Kaiser...please show example #00412769

Posted by: tom at June 10, 2004 02:20 PM

L-fan- The Malone Meat Truck lost a wheel in the 1st 2 games. Pistonians in 6.

Books: Continental Drift or Cloudsplitter or anything by Russel Banks. Salman Rushdie is an incredible writer.

Chicks- Puerto RRRRiiiiCCCCoooo!
Surfing more often would enable my ascendance to mid Kooky Smurfdom- like a smack or two on a real wave and a nice floater to boot.
Surfers: all South England (the island) rippers get shouts for their vibe and stoke.
Most all headz on this page deserve credit too for bravery in the face of the 54321 modern surf media onslaught
pet peeves: too many to list but the Bay bridge in general and no train from EBay to OB is primary .
I dig the neck but an exposed hip usually starts engine High octane style

Posted by: steama at June 10, 2004 02:21 PM

you guys are tripping.

if you like beach blonde orange-county/isla-vista bimbo's, i guess you might think there are no chicks in SF. but for beautiful intelligent stylish hotties, SF rules. there are so many of those smokin' half-asian/half-black/half-whatevers running around the art schools it's ridiculous. plus there's like 2 chicks to every straight guy here.

Posted by: bbr at June 10, 2004 02:25 PM

great surf/neil young influenced music tonight june 10th at the grant & green 9pm: crow song's randy clark absolutely shreds the guitar making the mermen & aqua velvets look like a bunch of cowell's gapers

Posted by: willis at June 10, 2004 02:33 PM

Whoa, new can has been opened....

BBR, how long have you been in SF? Seriously.

Not to call you out, but read your post again. You just compared OC/Isla Vista bimbos to SF Art school chicks. The way I see it, the only difference between the two is environment and a bit of silicon induced from that said environment.

I have been here for a while. It is still a city of 7's at best.

Mentally - higher, but then again it that attribute has to make up significantly for the other areas which are lacking.

Tom, saw you snag some good ones from the sidelines! Looking good.

Posted by: Kaiser at June 10, 2004 02:35 PM

I'm with bbr.. loads of stylish, quirky, funky, intelligent, unusual, divine lassies in the 415.
I have no complaints.

SF, marin and oaktown/berkeley ladies rule!

Posted by: e at June 10, 2004 02:35 PM

Heck, I was amid royalty and didn't know it! Cdub and blakestah, I was on a green/white fun-shape, and was one of the only folks wearing a hood--you know, the guy who kept getting in the way of all your best rides. It was a good vibe, so no surprise to find there was a big niceness contingent.

Posted by: Klooless Kook at June 10, 2004 02:39 PM

ck- thanks for the encouraging words.

dsx- clean shots, man. I stole them and tried to sell them to SurferRag using my name, but they've seen my pics and didn't believe they were mine!

George W.- That list was SO friggin' funny I was giggling out loud. And, I'm the only closet republican left in SF (but I'm sick of the radical right). Why is it the far right hates creativity and expression while the far left hates authority and responsibility? Is there no room for we semi-responsible professionals who still get drunk and howl at the moon?

What do you call a hot chick in San Francisco?

- Heavily bundled
- Menopausal

Just kidding, Sharky. I'm married to a hot chick in San Francisco.

Posted by: Bruce at June 10, 2004 02:42 PM

yeah bruce.. hang in homie..

I don't know why people complain about the ladies in SF.. I guess it's probably because people generally complain about the ladies wherever they are (unless in Rio or NYC).

Kaiser - your "theory of sevens" is interesting.. The following would be my SF ratings in the following categories

ladies - 9
surf - 7 (santa cruz gets a 9, New Jersey a 3)
cultural happenings - 10
food - 8
physical beauty - 10
weather - 9
affordability - 1
vibe - 9

Posted by: e at June 10, 2004 02:53 PM

i've been here 3 years and i lived in santa barbara/IV for 5, and i easily rate SF higher. the chicks are prettier, smarter and just plain cooler.

also, i'm not talking about percentages here, i'm talking shear numbers. there's a higher percentage of hot chicks in santa barbara or santa cruz or san diego, but the shear number of hot chicks in SF is greater. and if you go to the right bars they all seem to congregate together. and i'm not telling where.

Posted by: bbr at June 10, 2004 03:04 PM

Great book: Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Improve: Everything. But especially noseriding.

Great vibe: All the derels on that one particular block of Noriega street. You know who you are.

Finest females: 1. Montreal. 2. New Orleans 3. Tifton, Georgia. (I have no idea why. But they grow 'em fine there.)

Pet peeves: Republicans. Greedheads. People who paddle through the break.

Fave music: Mermen. Ventures. Kill Bill soundtrack. Ludwig Van "Money-B" Beethoven. James Brown. Otis Redding.

Body part: Her neck, just below her ear, where you can smell not only her skin, but her hair.

Posted by: cazart at June 10, 2004 03:08 PM

Heavily bundled forearms??

Posted by: s.s. sharkbait at June 10, 2004 03:09 PM

yeah, sharkbait the tattoo'ed variety

Posted by: old man at June 10, 2004 03:12 PM

cdub - I noticed the Yater Surftech this morning. There was also Gioni from PacificWaverider on another RFS board - he wears a visor-less hood, and is a really big guy, so easy to spot.

The way I see it, having a Yater is a true badge of honor. If you have one from his Santa Barbara shop, people will stop to ask you about it, just because it is so cool. The Yater Surftech inspires no such attention. Although Yater may still be Yater, when it comes on a Surftech, the cool factor drops a bit. At least that's my impression. I feel pretty much the same about any big name shaper - their shop's work is cool, but their Surftech work is boring.

BTW, ASD is going under in a few months. No more Roe Sham Beau glassing or ASD/Bob Miller boards.

7s, weather, surf, women, nightlife

pet peeves: global surf media. Never read it, don't see the point, our surf world is invisible to them, focussed on 13 yr olds, and yet somehow Andy Irons is a hero to half the trannies here.

Where's the love for PeeWee? Here's a homework lesson for you ASP/World Tour fans. Figure out who PeeWee is, and what he's done.

Posted by: blakestah at June 10, 2004 03:17 PM

the word of the day is: blakestah!!!

Posted by: pee wee at June 10, 2004 03:22 PM

Wrong PeeWee.

Posted by: blakestah at June 10, 2004 03:24 PM

book: Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi, Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough, Micheal Brungart, the fountainhead, ayn rand.
Surfing: flexiblity, barrell time
good vibes: E, niceness peeps, my daughter, old grom days crew, ss sharkbait (never met wouldn't know from "Jane" but her words say it all)
Beauty is within and can be found everywhere with open eyes.
Peeves: verbal and physical violence, bad drivers, narrow minds, people surfing places they don't have the skills for....yet.
current Music: Junior Brown (e, amazing guitarist), the Darkness, the vines, ali farka tourre.
body part: small of the back, nose, Feet.

Posted by: 3to5setsof7 at June 10, 2004 03:30 PM

Sorry Blakestah you hate us. I guess we'll just pass on that RFS article. doh!

Posted by: Sam George & Andy Irons at June 10, 2004 03:37 PM

netscape news flash---

bluecrusher "m-rod" gets DUI conviction and community service in a NY morgue.

party girl

Posted by: old man at June 10, 2004 03:41 PM

She sucked in Blue Crush anyway!

Kate Bosworth was the real deal.

And I don't know who PeeWee is but Hell Raiser and Fandangals surf circles around him.

Posted by: Kaiser at June 10, 2004 04:08 PM

I don't know who hell raiser or fandangals is but I have heard it stated that Pee Wee and Dick Keating are the best surfers to come from North of Santa Cruz.

Posted by: tom at June 10, 2004 04:20 PM

ouch, just lost an hour of productivity as i laughed so hard i inhaled my keyboard at the thought that SF has a higher sheer quantity of hot chicks than san diego, had to go get 'er removed from the ol' sinuses!

to that note, there are beautiful women everywhere, it's just a matter of what you consider beautiful. one man's heifer makes another man feel like hefner.

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 04:30 PM

my $0.02 on today's list (since i missed yesterday).

women: brazil (hands down the most gorgeous i've encountered in my many travels), asia (pick a country), eastern europe (their accents kill)

what was the rest of the list?!?

Posted by: caveman at June 10, 2004 04:33 PM

yeah you're prolly right about SD, i forget how huge that place is.

Posted by: bbr at June 10, 2004 04:40 PM

Least sexiest body part: the forehead on that "party girl" that is bigger than the rest of her face. Move that hairline down a foot or so, babe, and you'll be doing ok.

Posted by: luke at June 10, 2004 04:40 PM

You guys on this site must
1. smoke lots of pot
2. never leave the country
3. think that the Jetty is a "10"

to think that norcal chicks are hot

(the one that are hot are transplants anyways)

Posted by: at June 10, 2004 04:43 PM

bad news, the one that is hot is my ex- and she leaves the country tomorrow!! doh.

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 04:48 PM

SF chicks are like linda mar
-they may look OK from a distance but end up being mediocre, soft, mushy rides

Good from far.... but far from good!

Posted by: at June 10, 2004 04:53 PM

young bull says to old bull
"let's run down the hill and bang one o' 'dem cows"

old bull say's
"no...let's walk down and bang them all"

Posted by: bull at June 10, 2004 04:55 PM

j, rest assured my friend.. you're ex is NOT the only hottie scamperin' around these parts. It may feel that way now.. but.. with time shit will change and rearrange. Surf.. music.. hangin' with the homies'.. when you're not lookin' for it some cutie will come into your vision and knock your socks off.

Posted by: e at June 10, 2004 04:57 PM

hahaha, i know man, lemme tell you the single life has been great - sometimes you forget how much you sacrifice when you're in a relationship, being single lets you see that, but also shows you how much you gain.

not sure if this is kosher for the board as it definitely borders on promotion (i have no affiliation with the place), if not e please remove, but my buddy is dj'ing at some place called ganesh (ganeshworldbeats.com). it's his first gig in the city, should be pretty cool, doing a mix of ragga/jungle/dnb. never been to the place so i can't vouche for it, but he takes the decks at midnight or so. from the website sounds a lot like 'the red sea' in portland for those who migrated south. anyways, just another thursday nite idea for anybody looking for something to do.

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 05:11 PM

for all you trannies whinning about nor cal women, go back to where you came from and score then. geez never bite the hand that feeds fellas.

Posted by: altabatesgrom at June 10, 2004 05:11 PM

total lack of motivation today.

informal poll.

what's more addicting:
-good sex
-niceness board

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 05:23 PM

message boards in general are the hardest to kick. never tried coke, but i doubt it can be any worse.

Posted by: bbr at June 10, 2004 05:34 PM

AltaBatesGrom - I am from NorCal. What do I do now?

I need more instructions...

Posted by: Kaiser at June 10, 2004 05:45 PM

bbr- its not worse.

Posted by: Robert Downey at June 10, 2004 05:49 PM

but message boards don;t make you go AGRO-SURFER-DOMIATOR-YEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH

or make your teeth feel funny.

Posted by: AI at June 10, 2004 06:00 PM

Kaiser, give up. Sounds like she's only offering a, um, hand anyhow.

Posted by: not me at June 10, 2004 06:05 PM

HEy all, best book ever, my favorite, is To The White Sea by James Dickey. Changes the way you think for the better. Also, best book on surfing, Caught Inside by Daniel Duane...insightful, philosophical, a great eye....hope all are well and wet...

Posted by: Hee Hee at June 10, 2004 06:20 PM

that was some funny shit

ya dont see many girls in tank tops round these parts..ESPECIALY in the summer when you expect it the most..i got the only girl in sf and all you guys are gay anyway..

Posted by: bagel at June 10, 2004 07:13 PM

bagel - make sure you do the ol' crocodile dundee test on that woman of yours

fresh avocado, beer, nba playoffs and wireless networking it's faaaaantastic

Posted by: j at June 10, 2004 07:15 PM

pleasepleaseplease wind die soon so tomorrow has a chance... Great books: Fourth of July-Richard Ford, Shipping News, most of Philip K Dick, anything by Stephen Hunter (action baby yea) shitload more I can't remember because I dont want to walk over to the bookshelf. Hottest babes: Thailand and Toronto (married one myself). Gotta go - pleasepleaseplease...

Posted by: banjo at June 10, 2004 07:18 PM

no worries mate! i do that hang loose thing on her forehead all the time, she loves it. tv here i come!

Posted by: bagel at June 10, 2004 07:20 PM

Peewee is perhaps the best OB outer bar surfer ever. Last winter, we had a coupla 10@14-17 swells from 260 degrees. The kind that are big and unruly and rip from south to north like crazy. Fewer than five people surfed them. Peewee paddled out alone, grabbed a few waves, and went home.

One of the two swells was the one in which Alex grabbed his 25 ft HWN huge bomb at Mavericks. And Peewee paddled out and surfed OB.

Peewee is now 53 years old. He's been doing it since his teens.

Posted by: blakestah at June 10, 2004 07:46 PM

Best writing I have ever read about surfing happens to be a piece on OB:

"Playing Doc's Games" by William Finnegan- published in The New Yorker, (vol 68 #27 August 24, 1992 pg 34-59 with the second part in vol 68 #28 August 31,1992 pg 39-58)

Centered around early AM wake-up calls from "Doc" Renneker, Pee Wee has his place in it as well. Very smart, check it out if you can..

Posted by: cadaver at June 10, 2004 07:59 PM

would like to update yesterday's pad from north pb to leucadia

great books (rumi, plato's dialogues, another roadside attraction, monkeywrench gang, moyers, the alchemist, so many!)

Aspect of your surfing you most want to improve (air)

Surfer(s) with great vibes (air, most of the pb posse, dale webster)

Country producing the finest females? (venezuela, no contest)

pet-peeves (neocon propaganda, surfless weeks, the midwest)

current fave bands (musicians) (coltrane, silvio rodriguez, ozomatli, marley)

most underrated but sexy body-part (defined line between shoulder and bicep on surfer girls)

"every tree blows differently in the breeze, but as they sway, they are connected at the roots."
- rumi

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