30.4.11

Today's Sesh, A Longboarder's Fancy.

We were expecting bigger.... but a nice three footer can be fun!

   Greg pushin to catch the reform on his Walden 9'6
                 

  Pete finds the right line and cruises all the way to the beach to end his sesh in style.

          

28.4.11

SAVE THE OCEAN - GURRILLA MOSAIC ART

Encinitas, CA

I AM STUNNED TO FIND OUT THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED BY THIS PIECE.
YOU COULD SMACK SOMEONE IN THE FACE WITH THE MESSAGE "SAVE THE OCEAN" AND THEY STILL DON'T GET IT!

26.4.11

WAITING FOR SET'S.....




6AM Rainy morning in Milwaukee, waiting for the sets to roll in.
  

24.4.11

JAMIE STERLING, SURFING THE GREAT LAKES,

INTERVIEW QUICKIE WITH~


JAMIE STERLING
PRO BIG WAVE SURFER, HAWAII.





F.U.B.A.R : We are so stoked you came to the Great Lakes to surf!  What sorta board/setup did you decide use for the Lake Superior waves?


 J.S: I was riding a Rusty Priesenderfer (Dwarf 5'4) quad. I had the board shaped a little thicker for the fresh water and added weight from the 6/5/4 Matuse wetsuit I was wearing.


F.U.B.A.R:  What was the rip like?


J.S: The rip current is very strong at spots that are open to the wind. Its best to surf a point break that has a protected headland to block the wind and current. Headlands usually offer the best point setups.





Jamie Sterling, Lake Superior.2011
F.U.B.A.R Would you come back and do it again?!
 J.S: "YEA, I WOULD BE STOKED TO COME BACK AND SURF THE LAKES"


Aloha, Jamie.
SURF GUIDE 

22.4.11

Eli Judge HOMEGROWN!



Eli Judge about to use his homemade hollow surfboard "asleep on a sunbeam" for the first time!




 

Earth Day

Please take care of our planet every day.
                                                

16.4.11

HAHA we got Pap's

At least somebody enjoyed the wind


Gary Porter

The surf was up Friday, and surfers were trying to catch breaking waves at Bradford Beach.

14.4.11

All Washed Up (short version)



Reducing Phospherous will help save our lakes...

Ocean Disaster

Japan tsunami debris expected on U.S. shores in 3 years

Concerns mount not only over the trash clean-up, but of the potential radioactive dangers of the Japanese debris.

By OurAmazingPlanet.comThu, Apr 14 2011 at 12:33 PM EST Comments

Portions of houses and an overturned boat afloat in the Pacific ADRIFT: Portions of houses and an overturned boat afloat in the Pacific. (Photo: Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/U.S. Navy)
The powerful earthquake and ensuing deadly tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 produced now-familiar scenes of devastation — entire villages and towns reduced to rubble.
 
  
Roughly a year from now, the first wave of debris is expected to hit Hawaii's Midway Islands. In two years, the debris cloud will likely hit Hawaii's main islands, and in three years, it's projected to arrive on the U.S. West Coast, said Jan Hafner, a scientific programmer who helped develop the model at the university's International Pacific Research
Wreckage from Japan could hit shorelines from Baja, Calif., as far north as Alaska.
However, Hafner told OurAmazingPlanet, the debris is then expected to head back out to sea and wallop Hawaii again, in a second, more powerful wave.
"The main cloud of the debris would turn to the southwest and end up in the Pacific Garbage Patch, and within five years it will be coming out of the garbage patch once in a while and hit Hawaii over and over and over," Hafner said.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch — known to scientists as the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone — is a vast, wandering region of swirling currents that tends to gather up floating debris and periodically dumps it on Hawaiian shores.
Chance of danger
Beyond the cheerless prospect of finding ghostly reminders of the Japanese tragedy on faraway shores, there is a chance the debris piles could pose some danger, although little is known about the nature and quantity of the wreckage.
"We don't know how much of the stuff could be potentially toxic, and there's also a concern about radioactivity," Hafner said.
Since some of the debris could be quite large — and therefore not as easily dispersed and broken up by natural mechanisms like erosion and hungry marine organisms — it could carry radioactivity with it, Hafner said, "but we do not know for sure if that is the case."
Satellite tracking
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is using both commercial and federally operated satellites to track the debris, according to a NOAA spokesman.
However, tracking marine debris with satellites is difficult, according to NOAA's Marine Debris Program website.
Hafner also said that using satellites to look for debris in the vast expanse of an ocean can be tricky.
"You have to have a very fine resolution to capture the debris, and satellites tend to have coarse resolution of a few hundred meters," Hafner said. "Some specialized satellites can do it, but you have to have a clear sky and you have to know roughly where to look."
Hafner said the model for the movements of marine debris in the Pacific is the brainchild of researcher Nikolai Maximenko, who designed it months before the cataclysm in Japan. Maximenko used large buoys to develop his model, which means it could be very good at predicting the path of the wreckage from Japan, since that tragedy likely dragged large pieces of wreckage to sea.
"It not only dragged big pieces," Hafner said, "but because there are so many and we don't know the exact composition, and because it's heading toward us, it's a good idea, if nothing else, to monitor where this cloud of debris is moving."

Surfing Kickflip Winner for Volcom Contest Zoltan Torkos 10K

Really? first surf kick-flip......