Friday, May 30, 2008


Sent in by reader plcasey with one word, "Why?"

Pic from MySurfingPictures.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Anthony looks like one bad rippah!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sliced Pork

Reader "Festus Porkmeyer" submits the pic above and the following story. You're the man Porky!

Sticking to your theme, here are two takes on a recent head wound, which Porky received the same day you went to the hospital, apparently.

The scenario: Porky blows the rebound from a halfass backside cutback and, anticipating a long swim to the beach, bodysurfs the same wave in — alongside his board, it turns out. Buried soundly in the whitewater, ever-adaptable bodysurfer Porky relaxes, lowering his head and arms until ... Bam!

A new way to get hurt?

An enduring curiosity surrounds Hynson’s Black Knight Quad and its severe down rails. Well, brother, the rails are indeed sharp. Porky’s gash resulted from a blunt-force hit. Porky is just glad he wasn’t riding the even-sharper-railed Twinzer.

Being cooped up in the house with a 3-year-old and a head wound has given Porky a little time to reflect. He wonders: Do the chipped front tooth, twice-broken nose — OK, once from a punchout — worn skin and recent head wound better reflect 22 years of hard-core commitment or two frivolous decades of donkeyhood, gaperism and kookiness?

Porky strongly suspects the latter and wonders if he is yet eligible for some sort of a Lifetime Donkey Achievement award. Twenty-two years, although just a fraction of a dedicated surf lifespan and but a handbreath in geological time, is a long time to be stuck in surfing’s equivalent of the sniffing-butts stage.

Jesus Baldheaded Christ. How did this turn into Confessions of a Super-Donkey? Sorry about that. Porky just hopes the picture helps during these infirm days.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How To Treat A Shoulder Hopper?

Reader nic sent in this picture. It was actually an animated GIF sequence that I cannot get to work, but the longboarder came off the bottom and basically plowed the hopper off the wave. I have done the same many times to trolls on the shoulder, but it's not for the faint of heart.

Thanks to nic for teaching me how to get the animation working!

Below is the reward for such aggressive tactics.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Who are you rooting for?

Pic sent in by reader Josh, found in the Surfline User Photos.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Am Your Daily Donkey

I got a little stupid with a late drop this morning and took a fin to the top of my foot at the bottom of the wave. Camera phone post sutures this morning.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Extra Extra - Donkey Jailbait

Tue May 20, 3:48 PM ET

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A donkey is doing time in southern Mexico for assault and battery.

The animal was locked up at a local jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after it bit and kicked two men near a ranch in Chiapas state, police said Monday.

Officer Sinar Gomez said the donkey will remain behind bars until its owner agrees to pay the men's medical bills.

"Around here, if someone commits a crime they are jailed," Gomez said — "no matter who they are."

The owner, Mauro Gutierrez, told The Associated Press he would try to reach a friendly arrangement to pay the men's bills, estimated at US$420 (euro270).

The victims said the donkey bit Genaro Vazquez, 63, in the chest on Sunday and then kicked 52-year-old Andres Hernandez as he tried to come to the rescue, fracturing his ankle.

"All of a sudden, the animal was on top of us like it was rabid," Hernandez said.

Police said it took a half-dozen men to control the enraged burro.

Chiapas police have thrown animals in the slammer before, including a bull that devoured corn crops and destroyed two wooden vending stands in March.

In 2006, a dog was locked up for 12 days after biting someone. His owners were fined US$18

And 1

This guy gets the basket and the foul. Goleta Surf once again.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Three's a Crowd

Thanks to an anonymous reader who pointed me in the direction of Goleta Surfing where I found a few gems. That guy in the middle is in trouble.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I hope that he's wearing a cup.

Friday, May 16, 2008

First-Person Shooter

OK, here's a first-person view of some SUP-ing that may change your opinion on the sport....or may not. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Looks Like A Memorial Paddle-Out!

I wonder who died? Oh yeah, the sport of surfing, thanks to SUP's.
Pic sent in by reader seth.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Royless Olo

Thanks to reader Jay who sent the link to this video in. I'm not sure if I understand the merits of "Olo Surfing", but these guys make Roy Stewart look good!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wonder Twin Powers....

..activate. Form of a nightmare.


Sorry folks. Got the email below in the mailbox today. Had to take down the picture.

I am the photographer of the Twin Powers photo. When did I give you permission to post that photo?????

Just because I posted it on the web does not give you the right to use it on your site. I would appreciate it if you took it down. I do not think the two on the board will be happy you have it on the site.

Not sure if you know who the two on the board are but they probably surf circles around you on that tandem board.

Michael Rovnyak
MJR Photography

Please note that YDD is a free website. Nothing that is posted here is for commercial use, so I believe that "permission" is not necessary according to various attorneys who've opined on the subject with me in unrelated discussions.


Monday, May 12, 2008

The Goat Boat Militia

You have been warned. Pic sent in by reader copeland.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Little Avalon

It looks like this guy is trying to use this wave as a belt.

Pic by cb.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Seaweed Harvesting

This great pic from Magic Seaweed has been making the rounds and sent in by many. Reader Timothy was the first to pull the trigger. After three days in Dallas, I'm ready to do my own layback/headdip.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


T minus 2...1....

Pic sent in by reader Alan M., from Surfinside.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The 'Bu

Reader Brian sent in these gems from Malibu.

Monday, May 05, 2008

This Space For Rent

This picture has about a weeks worth of funnies. Posted on the surfermag message board by Cube.

Friday, May 02, 2008


Reader Nick sent this one in of himself. Looks like he might want to get a surfboard that doesn't have a mind of its own.

Thursday, May 01, 2008


It's that time of year folks...get ready for summer. Check out the latest boards available at Costco...killer faux-veneers. This would look great strapped to the roof of my Woodie. Beach Boys flashback!

There's also something for the rippers who don't like it old school.

Pics by me and my crappy cell phone!