Labor Day Chill Out
September 8, 2009

Today Amanda, Jenny, Kelly, Kris, Matt, Mitch, Stevo, Zack, and I went to Trestles for a relaxed Labor Day surf. The waves were really small and the onshore wind just killed it BUT we still had a brilliant time. Sure there were a few stubbed toes, broken noses and scraped fins but we had fun and that’s what it’s all about.

Friendly Line Up at Trestles

A very friendly line up.

Water Mark at Trestles CaliforniaWater marking.

Oneill Wetsuit Swallow Tail
I cut my 5 year old Oneill Psycho I in half. Added a swallow tail for some flair. Taken By Mitch.

finscrapeWhile cruising back to shore a rock stopped me abruptly. I thought my fin broke in half. I’m glad it didn’t.

Single Fin Nose DingI don’t even know when this happened…

Group Quiver Sco SurfWe brought quite a few boards over there.

Sco Surf Trestles GroupPost session chill out.

Zoomed In Group Quiver ShotZoomed in.

Pacific Coast Highway CaliforniaJenny, Yama and I ended up taking PCH back home since there was some traffic going north. Always a good route to take.

Hello KittyJenny’s Hello Kitty air freshener makes a great picture at times.

Trestles posts from the past:
Trestles Night Surf
Big Boy Test at Trestles
Trestles Surf

Trestles Exit
September 5, 2009

A while back when we were walking back to the cars; as I went under the freeway and looked up and saw this sign. Thought it would make a good picture. Since I took it with a 135mm lens I had to take a pano and stitch the pics together. (cristianitos road)

trestlesexitPhotomerge is an awesome tool.

Trestles Night Surf
August 31, 2009

Daniel, Ian, Jason, Mitch and I went for a late sesh tonight. It was Daniel’s first time surfing so he was privileged to go to Trestles for it. It was super small but really fun. Oh yeah I took my dad’s 135mm lens today. It’s a weird focal length but it fun to try to compose the shot.

washedoutRetro style pic.

trestles side trainTrain pass.

shredderThis guy was shredding today due to his medium sized longboard. He has this retro style with his feet super close together.

nightmitchMitch emerging from the darkness after a wicked last ride.

trestles night wavesWeird little arrow thingy in the background.

trestles_lotThis was a rare site; Ian’s car was pretty much the only one  parked at the Trestles lot.

Epic Waves At Trestles
August 30, 2009

The conditions were sooo good at Trestles last night. Perfect A frame waves. A few barrels here and there but it was epic.
trestlessunset

Taken with my 3 year old cellphone from the parking lot. It looked like a Lion King sunset, except with cars, palm trees, streetlights, streets ,etc.

Big Boy Test at Trestles
August 29, 2009

I didn’t wake up when Mitch called me at 5am yesterday but we managed to go today to Trestles. I actually finished making the board on the parking lot. I wasn’t happy the leash plug hole so I redrilled a hole, got it filled with resin, let it cure on the ride down and drilled the final leash hole on the lot. Since I have short arms, carrying the 23 inch wide board to Trestles was a mission. The thing catches waves so easily and it just glides. So stoked. David took all these pictures. What a legend.

serious

Sickk bra.

legendI didn’t see this guy out there but David clearly did. What a legend.

mitchlayback1Layback one.

mitchalybackLayback two.

stoke

Sooo

stoke1Stokkkedd.

mitchhandbarrelMitch’s hand getting pitted.

mitch2Mitch’s air sequence: 1)Eyeing the ramp.

mitch32)About to launch.

mitch43)Puntastic.

mitch54)Eyeballing the landing.

mitchonbigboyMitch having a go on big boy.

vansshoesMy vans watched Mitch and me surf the whole time.

fintasticFintastic.

Check out the whole Construction Process of the Big Boy:
Hull Template
Hull Construction Begins
Surfboard Construction Day 2
Board Status
Surfboard Construction: Glassing 60z On Top
Tipping The Board
Hot Coat Phase II: Fin Box Installation
Almost Finished

Longboarding At Trestles
August 2, 2009

Today Mitch, Matt, Zack, Ian and I went to trestles. It was supposed to be pretty bad it but it was so fun. I had a go on Mitch’s wooden longboard and it was so fun. It truly proves that to have fun, you have to have the right equipment for the right conditions.

DSC_8845Mitch and Matt just sco.

DSC_8849Zack and Ian like to stretch. I’m somewhat in the middle.

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