Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Below are ten very unofficial suggestions you may wish to adopt as resolutions for the year twenty-eleven.  Either way SeaSandSurf wishes you a year of peace and good times. 

1) Don’t hate on the beach that is growing on the floor of your car.  Sand is beautiful.

2) Drink more pre-surf coffee so you can stay warm during those winter sessions.

3) Don’t doubt it- when it’s your turn to go, paddle and go.

4) Road trip!

5) If you find yourself mind surfing in the middle of the afternoon then you must be doing something right.

6) Don’t let the boss know.

7) Surf on a day that is beyond your comfort zone, even if it means a surf trip to Tahiti.

8) Go ahead, hoot that stranger in the line-up into the wave of the day.

9) Snake one for old time’s sake.

10)  If anyone can get away with wearing a pair of purple Uggs you can. No, for real!

A special thanks to Daniel “Surfer Into the Woods” Yackewych for helping to formulate the scientific list above.

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The Grateful Dead had a line in a song that always struck me: “once in a while we can get shown the light in the strangest of places if we look at them right.”  I share that, because even though the ocean has been flat, I have still seen surfing in so many places in my travels recently. 

First, I had the opportunity to sit and discuss surfing with Sam Hammer yesterday.  We got together over a cup of coffee in Point Pleasant.  It was an awesome interview, and as always Hammer proved himself to be a solid guy.  I look forward to sharing the contents with you soon. 

Secondly, I was riding my bike yesterday morning trying to mind my cardio in the event that waves do come (and they will).  In my travels I came across this piece of wood sitting next to a dumpster in Bradley Beach.  I sought the owner of the shop out, and when he saw me standing next to the thing all I had to do was point.  He said, “what, do you want to make a board out of that?” 

So, You Think it Will Float?

 

I said, “I think it will float” to which he responded “of course it will float.  That is the way they used to make them.  Take it away.”  Another project to add to the list. 

Lastly, I came across another Todd Stewart film.  I know that the summer is busy, the beaches are packed, but this is a great reminder that we can still have a nice get away with the ocean.  Does anyone else smell autumn in the air? 

Recently ate out at one of the local favorites and these characters were making sure nothing unsavory took place. 

Do you know what time it is? It’s time for bass…

Old school meets hippy horticulture painted on a seashell.  Must be the Jersey Shore.

Lost all of my money to this character in a game of Texas Hold “Em.

 

Surfboard Mike said “damn those wings were good.”  Like only 10th avenue can…

 

Surfers always want to know where the waves at?  But the real question is, “where the gold at?”

With Memorial Weekend in the books it is time to get the summertime action in full gear.  The wave outlook is looking slimmer than Iggy Pop in a cocaine factory, but do not despair.  The fine folks at Jetty are offering a screening of the movie Cold Water in Philadelphia.  Yes, they are giving out free beer.  It is also a great chance to look back fondly on the very productive winter that was. 

If that is not your cup of tea, check out the lineup at the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival.  The Avett Brothers are headlining.  For those not in the know, they crank out some great rootsy rock and roll and they definitely can bring it to you live.  Check out their tune I and You and Love.

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Thanks for checking in!

 

The weather has certainly cooperated for an absolutely amazing Memorial Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore.  As the clouds parted and summer wafted in the air, people lined up to get a spot on the sand.  The beaches were crowded by 9 a.m. and continued to swell as the heat rose. 

As most people know, a day at the beach is about simplicity; a warm peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a tube of sunblock and an old pair of flip-flops magically become the “finer things in life.”  In essence, it is about getting to the edge of the ocean and leaving it all behind. 

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As is typical of Memorial Weekends past, the ocean did not produce for the surfers.  The waves laid flat, except for the Saturday morning wave that came up between 6 and 10 a.m.  I was able to get a session with 20 of my closest friends (more on crowds another time). 

 

The good news is that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a very active tropical season.  They are calling for as many as 23 named storms with anywhere between 8 and 14 hurricanes.  By my very unscientific account we have a chance to see waves every week and maybe even some very good ones at that. 

This could be great for us, terrible for the folks in the Gulf States.  The oil still flows unabated.  However, Kevin Costner may have a solution.  I cannot believe that I just wrote that, but you can see the video here.  You just have to forget that Costner starred in The Bodyguard and then it is utterly believable. 

Thanks for checking in and enjoy your Monday BBQs!

Thanks to you for checking in.  The waves laid flat today outside of the possiblity of grabbing a longboard, but the weather is sweet and life is good.  I came across this movie trailer and I have a musician that I think is worth a listen for you.

Check the trailer for Wah Do Dem here.  The film looks mighty right.   Who hasn’t been lost only to realize that they were really found the whole time?

 

If you have not already done so, give Sean Bones a listen.  We can all use a little Easy Street now and then?  Sugar In My Spoon is on the iPod.  Bones gives out a nice dose of earthy surf music.