December 31, 2005 (Saturday)
About 1-2 with 3s and good conditions.
Posted at 10:51 AM
December 30, 2005 (Friday)
Just like yesterday: tiny with good conditions.
Posted at 10:55 AM
December 29, 2005 (Thursday)
Tiny with nice conditions.
Posted at 12:21 PM
December 28, 2005 (Wednesday)
Same conditions and form. Smaller.
Posted at 10:00 AM
December 27, 2005 (Tuesday)
South swell in progress. It's pretty good, about 2-3 with maybe some places getting 4s.
Posted at 10:49 AM
December 26, 2005 (Monday)
Crowded doesn't even begin to describe it.
Posted at 12:48 PM
December 25, 2005 (Sunday)
Merry Christmas. Some small ones. Sunny but windy and cold.
Posted at 1:12 PM
December 24, 2005 (Saturday)
Small and windy.
Posted at 4:04 PM
December 23, 2005 (Friday)
Small and very clean. West-y.
Posted at 1:11 PM
December 22, 2005 (Thursday)
Small but clean and nicely lined-up west-y bowls.
Posted at 10:29 AM
December 21, 2005 (Wednesday)
Smaller, more wind and sloppier, less west.
Posted at 11:14 PM
December 20, 2005 (Tuesday)
Smaller but better conditions and form. Crowded but everyone mellow.
Posted at 6:45 PM
December 19, 2005 (Monday)
Any south spots that pull in a west will probably have something. Be forewarned: The kooks are out in force today.
Posted at 5:11 PM
December 18, 2005 (Sunday)
Moderate-strong SW winds. Blown-out crap. Quite small for so much wind.
Posted at 4:32 PM
Australia Beach Violence Update
Posted at 12:45 PM
December 17, 2005 (Saturday)
I think today is bigger. Definitely more west-y. Light SW winds. Crowded--Weekend Warriors, unite!
Posted at 11:55 PM
December 16, 2005 (Friday)
Beach Violence In Australia
Turf war between "Lebs" and surfers leads to rioting ("'While we romanticize surf culture, there is a downside, which is hard drinking, drug taking and violence...'"). Characterized as Arab vs. Aussie.
Posted at 9:24 PM
About the same but smaller. Right now, calm-light SW winds.
Oh, and apparently this ASP Webcast thing has been around since the early 1900s. As always, I'm late to the party. No surprise.
Posted at 5:40 PM
Pipe Webcast II
It's very impressive how they've implemented this. They've got it down.
The audio/video feed and the e-mailing capability plus the scoring. When someone is scored, it updates in seconds after the ride is completed. Cool stuff.
Update: I was mistaken. I guess the scores are being pulled not pushed, so they appear only when the page is auto-updated.
Posted at 11:41 AM
I'm watching the contest on the Web right now. It's pretty cool. Try it: http://www.triplecrownofsurfing.com/pipeline/live.php.
Posted at 11:24 AM
December 15, 2005 (Thursday)
About 1-1.5 with 2s and excellent conditions.
Posted at 2:22 PM
December 14, 2005 (Wednesday)
Some energy--bigger than yesterday--but still junk.
Posted at 4:27 PM
December 13, 2005 (Tuesday)
Same as yesterday.
Posted at 2:30 PM
December 12, 2005 (Monday)
Small, windy, and cold.
Posted at 4:10 PM
December 11, 2005 (Sunday)
Really fun time at a premier Wesside right-hander. FUN! Un-crowded.
Posted at 4:52 PM
December 10, 2005 (Saturday)
Did awfully. Open: first round, 5th, eliminated; Senior: first round, 6th, eliminated. I wasn't surfing well.
And my board was bogging big time. That frickin' piece of sh**. The waves were small and weak, and I couldn't stay on. I would do one or two turns, and then the board would lose speed and sink, and the wave would simply pass me by.
I hate my board. I need my new one. Please, WT, get it done so I don't have to ride this useless log any longer--I feel it's really hurting my surfing.
Posted at 3:54 PM
December 9, 2005 (Friday)
Smaller but more do-able. Caught some so-so ones.
Then my friend and I shot to Country for the Pipe contest trials. No one was surfing at Lani's, Chun's, or the other intervening spots, though there were some guys out at Waimea. Pipe was about 6-8 with 10s and 12s. The local boys dominated, and three of them advanced to the main event.
I'm on a pseudo-vacation starting from today until the 21st. So today was wide open for me. That was awesome. We could surf then drive out to the North Shore. What a great day.
Tomorrow, the next event scheduled for Makaha is on at Rest Camp. There should be waves, but I don't know how good or how big.
My leg is feeling much better. Still not normal but quite good and not much pain when surfing.
Posted at 8:22 PM
December 8, 2005 (Thursday)
Small and cold.
Posted at 12:15 PM
December 7, 2005 (Wednesday)
There's something, but it's inconsistent. Windy and chilly.
Posted at 1:05 PM
December 6, 2005 (Tuesday)
Wouldn't You Know It
Now I hear my regular spot was "going off" today. Is that true? Town spots were 2-3 with clean north winds and excellent form AND un-crowded?
Posted at 11:08 PM
Surfed Makaha with my friend from New York. It was small (about waist- to head-high) and not too crowded. We figured North Shore would be too big for my friend, and that's why we opted for Wesside.
Posted at 5:18 PM
WTF!! You don't have to be an economist, MBA, or surfboard manufacturer to know the immediate impact this will have on surfers. (Long term is another question.) Think about it. If you're like me and order custom boards, then you can see that things look gloomy. Getting a board at all, even if you're willing to pay huge money, is doubtful unless you're a pro. (What about epoxy?)
I'm extremely lucky to have placed my earlier order for two boards. They should be done already. At least, for sure, they've been shaped, so the blanks can't be used for someone else's order. Not that my shaper is unscrupulous in that way, but if you need to chose between filling an order for Sunny or me, what would you do?
Posted at 8:20 AM
December 5, 2005 (Monday)
Almost flat. Moderate trades.
Posted at 11:57 AM
December 4, 2005 (Sunday)
About chest- to head-high and weak. Calm winds and clean at first and then light onshore and mushy later. Kook City.
Posted at 1:12 PM
Death At Pipe
Posted at 9:23 AM
December 3, 2005 (Saturday)
Bigger. Nice conditions. Not too crowded.
Posted at 1:08 PM
December 2, 2005 (Friday)
Smaller. Good conditions and clean. Weak.
Posted at 4:32 PM
December 1, 2005 (Thursday)
I don't know what it is, but there's southern energy. It's small but there's something. Right now the conditions are clean. The sets were getting better when I left.
Posted at 12:14 PM