Sunday, December 7, 2008

Surf is looking a little bigger this Sunday

Shot this on the roof here at OB Sunday morning.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I can surf again! And the surf is good!

6 months out of the water, 5 months after my left knee ACL reconstruction surgery and I got the go-ahead from my Doc to resume normal activities such as surfing. YEAH! And check it out the surf is good!

Don't forget to get out those red/blue glasses because a lot of these are in 3D. If you click on them you can see them bigger too.

3D opening shot out front here at Ocean Beach this morning.

Today was actually my 2nd day back in the water. I got an AM surf in on Friday before work and didn't have time to take any pictures. My surf session got cut a little short today (I'll explain later) so I went and grabbed my cameras to take some pictures.

Check out the giant bird fishing for surfers.

That is ED. I work with ED. Sometimes I surf with Ed too. We headed out to O.B. together today. His surf session wasn't cut short but by the time I got back with my cameras to take some pics of him surfing he was just getting out.

Hi Ed.

Ed makes boards for himself from time to time. That's one of them there. I had a chance to ride it before breaking my knee. It's a fun board.

Ed smiling for the camera at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA.

Here are some random people having fun this morning.

The waves ranged from just smaller than this... a little bigger than this.

This guy had a good ride. To bad I didn't have any video tapes for my video cameras.

There were plenty of waves to go around today. Here's a series of shots that makes it look like a party out there. Everyone grab a wave or even use the buddy system if you want!


So here is why I had plenty of time to take pictures.

It doesn't look half bad like that but it was more fun about 20 min before this picture was taken. I caught my one and only wave of the day. It was probably a little over head, I dropped in made my bottom turn and started down the line. It was fast and fun. Then the wave walled up all the way down in front of me. I tried to turn to get out in front of the wave but either because I've been out of the water for 6 months or I wasn't fast enough and I got sucked up and over. It was no big deal and seemed like a pretty tame wipe out. Apparently my board wasn't as lucky as me. I can't complain after all the fun I've had on it for the past 5 years.

On the bright side my 9'2" will fit inside my Mini now -:]