Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Little Jesus

Walking on water again. Pic sent in by alan m.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bro, I was going to make that section...

I can't believe that he dropped in on that guy! Pic sent in by reader alan m., photographer unknown.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Escape of the Paddle

Looks like this guy's paddle wanted to get away. Must've been embarrassed.
Pic from reader Tom.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007


Reader copeland sent this in a while back.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Head Dips...

Always trying to hide? Thanks to bobsurf for alerting to pic #1.
Pics from Surfshot and Surfinside.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Bringing new meaning to the term. Pic from surfinside.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

With Friends Like These...

...who needs enemies? Love the comments as this guy gets washed at Wedge.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Kelly Slater Burned

Maggie Marsek sent in this pic of Sl8ter getting the slow burn from a telemark surfer during last week's swell. Good stuff, pun intended.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Trademark Infringement

Any lawyers in the house? I had to follow this car for 10 miles in bumper to bumper traffic last night on the way to a client's Holiday Party. Pic by me.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Circus Is In Town

A few shots from my phone of the circus at Swamis this morning. I was out of the water by 7:15 due to the large proportion of surfers bobbing for apples and getting in the way.

Gridlock and lookiloos on PCH.

Fox News, must be a slow news day.

How many time have you gone to the circus and seen a helicopter?

The Peanut Gallery was four deep in spots.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Maybe this guy should have checked the size of the surf before he paddled out on his 7'2"? Big boards aren't needed until tomorrow, if at all.

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Point...

It's always interesting at The Point. Tomorrow should be no exception, which means that I'll be taking a pass. Here's one to get everyone in the mood. Pic from Surfshot.

Friday, November 30, 2007


Sorry folks, laptop meltdown on Thursday. I'll be back Monday with a new computer. I'm scared of Vista, but we'll see.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Proposal

During the winter wave season, I tend to bypass my local beach break in favor of a few spots south of me. Inevitably, I pass Cardiff Reef. Without fail, there is one to eight Janitors in the lineup at Cardiff. I propose that we rename this spot "Janitor's". Between the statue and the men with brooms, the apocalypse is coming.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007


I'm in Florida on business this week. In the spirit of "When in Rome..." I did a Google search for Florida Surf images. Look what came up. How appropriate! LOL

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving to all. Enjoy the birds.

Chop Hop

Not that it's a good wave, but the guy could have done a simple S turn and extended his ride to the inside. Chop hops kill me...perhaps the lamest move ever.

Pic from Surfshot.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More On Crowds...

...or should that be "Moron Crowds"? Reader Rick sent this in from the break I grew up surfing. While I didn't count, he's claiming 35 people just in this small snapshot of the beach. I can't wait until surfing isn't cool anymore.

PS. Sorry to those who've sent in submissions that have been missed. Apparently, the web bots have found YDD and are now sending me massive amounts of spam. I only spend a few minutes a day on this blog, and it's getting harder with all the spam.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Click the pic for a larger view...this is what Surfline has done to our lineups. Pic sent in by reader Cliffsrider.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Does this paddle...

...make my ass look big?

Friday bonus: Get out of the way!

Pics from Surfshot.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


This was posted by squeekie on the Surfermag message board. Comments?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ass, Grass, or Gas...

...nobody rides for free! Pic sent in by reader Copeland who found it at the Jam Longboarding website.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Where's Winter?

Waiting for swell...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Bore-ing Friday

People sometimes have to do what they can to stay in touch with surfing.
Pic sent in from reader hydrosprout, photo credit unknown.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


When it gets over nipple high, those guys on their funboards have a little trouble keeping their balance during that "parallel feet" takeoff technique. Pic from surfshot.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

She's Alive...

Swarmies is waking up for the winter season...and along with it comes the carnage. Pic sent in by reader Alan K., courtesy of surfshot.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

80s Flashback

This guys wetsuit made me break out in a cold sweat...flashback to the 80s.

Doesn't look like the suit helped his surfing much! Bud Llamas he is not!

Pics from Surfshot.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Blind in Okinawa

This guy can't bear to look. Reader Scott sent in this pic from Okinawa.
Pic by Paul Bolton.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Fiesta Friday

Believe it or not, this wasn't even taken around Halloween. Pic sent in by reader Don.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Surfin' Fire

Surfin'Fire is a San Diego "surf school"...but this is taking it too far. That is some protection from the ash, or protection from the stinkbug population, you decide. Pic submitted by intern alan m., photographer unknown.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What's Going On?

I'm not really sure what's happening in this pic. Reader Kevin sent it in, from

Monday, October 29, 2007

More Paris

That's Gross! Sorry, but I don't remember where the pics are from, they've been sitting on my hard-drive for a while.

Friday, October 26, 2007

S'UP Bro?

With Starbucks across the county closed, the yups needed to meet somewhere. Here are a few at Cardiff yesterday courtesy of the Hansen's surf cam. Sent in by Intern Alan M.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Badges? We Don't Need No Stinking Badges!

Be very afraid folks! Reader Bernie Spear stumbled across this nightmare and sent it in. Pic from an SUP-focused blog

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ash Wednesday

As the fires rage on in San Diego, the ash is filling our lineups. I'd rather surf with 100 funboarders than deal with the dirty water. The donkeys have finally won a point! Pics taken by sufermag BB poster "L8".

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Flamus Interruptus

I got caught sneaking out for a surf yesterday morning at a North County beach break. After a few very good waves it was a very busy day from there. First, had to evacuate the office in Encinitas by 11am, then I got my family out of our home at 3pm because the air quality was so bad. I stayed behind with the dog and fortunately we're's still burning and far from over and it'll be hard to breath around here for weeks. My thoughts go out to those who weren't as fortunate in this fire.