waves, culture, aphorisms
January 6, 2013
New York is a zoo. But getting a lot done. And here’s a foto friday.
Oh, as I post this on an East Coast Sunday morning I can’t help but meditate–ever so briefly– on what windsurfing means to me. As I grow into myself as a windsurfer, I find myself calling upon the Hawaiian influences of surfing– the flow and freedom style. The Gerry Lopez style of wave riding. Or Josh Angulo. At some point in the 80′s (or was it the 70′s… or the 90s?) the Australian school of surfing took over– the slice and dice and slash it up style. Gerry riding a wave at Pipe is dropping in relaxed and finding a comfy spot in the tube, becoming one with the wave. A bit different than the current style in vogue (though I do appreciate the slashing). And I see Hawaiian surf style seeping into the rest of my life. Now I’m on the East Coast working on a business project and writing, and I am obviously jonesing for some waves, but I also love the freedom of not being a complete slave to the sea and all her forms. Well, who am I kidding? Of course the sea is my master. Just not all the time. I guess all I’m trying to say is that a totalitarian freedom is not a complete freedom at all.
December 30, 2012
First off, I know it’s not Friday. But given the near fatal case of jet-lag I’ve been stuck with since Japan, it might as well be Friday for all I know. I’m at it again though and am off to NYC for NYE. Take a foto friday for you Sunday or Monday. It’s all good. (also, the new wordpress’ media functionality seems reduced, so this post is a few pics short. but when I get some time, I’ll work the rest in PS and upload them.)
December 14, 2012
I’m in Japan at a competition. No wind at the moment but the forecast is for improvement. Until then, have a ff.
November 23, 2012
I’m in LA for the long weekend– back to Maui on Sunday. It’s been a good autumn so far. My trip to Portugal was transformative, and I’m now working to make the dreams of the trip reality. In other news, I picked up a windsurfing mag and found a photo of my broken face from the Pistol River contest and a libelous article smearing me. Well, that’s not very nice. I’ll comment on that here in an post that is funny, informative, and not about me at all (isn’t that the only way to respond?). But for now, take a foto friday:
November 2, 2012
I’m in Lisbon at the moment and will be in Portugal for the next 10 days writing, and then I’m back to Maui.