Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Day of 2011

Last day of 2011.  Glad to see a new year and new possibilities. 

Today we fished South La Jolla for the last time due to the new MLPA closures.  It is very unfortunate that they are closing down so many fisheries in Southern California as well as other places in the US.

It was a beautiful day on the water.  Caught 1 Sculpin and 1 Calico.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Xmas Eve

The waves weren't that awesome today and if they were better somewhere else, I wouldn't be surprised.   But I enjoyed the frigid water once again.
Merry Christmas eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Brrrr its cold!

Water = 57
Air = 55
+ a brutal northern wind.

Yet I still paddle out....

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

water shot!

always hunting...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Toys for Tots

We are very excited to participate in the Toys For Tots program here in San Diego.  Believe it or not there are so many children out there who do not receive Christmas presents or even have food on their table at dinnertime.  It's hard to believe but it's very true. Since I wasn't buying too many presents for friends and family, this seemed like a great reason to visit the toy section.

For the boys, there is a sweet Transformer & red and black basketball.  For the girls, a beautiful Barbie & a flashy pink and green soccer ball!!  I hope the recipients of these small presents will enjoy & treasure them and know that they are loved. 

Merry Christmas, kids!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Yesterday I finished college.
It really seems surreal but it's real. 
Now on to the next things in life.
Got a job, anyone?

Now let's get some waves cause I've got a lotta free time!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011


 Imperial Beach is an interesting place.... && Mexico isn't too far away.
Does anyone surf here?

Saturday, December 3, 2011


   Today as I was getting ready to go surf, the air was chilly and I knew the water was cold I was thinking about my friend Carlos who passed away suddenly back in August.  Carlos would always go out regardless of the cold factor.  He had one of those heater vests with the battery pack and like three 4/3's.  Lucky dude!  I, on the other hand, just wore a 3/2 all winter long and another friend gave me a pair of booties (that had holes in them) Ha!

   Carlos wouldn't just surf for one or two hours like I did, he would be out there for three or four, even longer if it was good.  I was so envious of him.  Too many frozen headaches for me.  When my hands and feet got cold, I'd catch one in, leaving my friend to surf for another couple of hours.  When he returned home, he would always text or call me saying, "Why'd you leave so early? It got good after you left!"  Guilt trip!  Every time!  Haha.  Love it.

  So today while duck diving multiple waves and two and a half hours of surfing, I am so grateful to have an influence in my life like Carlos.  He pushed me to become a stronger paddler and competitive surfer, it was always a competition with Carlos. Gotta get the next wave!  Today, the water instantly made my head freeze as  I dove under the first few waves but it went away.  I surfed better today than I ever have before.  What a blessing.  It feels good to be successful & develop new skills.  Be thankful for the ones you care about the most.


Friday, December 2, 2011

the Eddie this year?

A beautiful ceremony to remember Eddie & other watermen who have died. 
It's only happened 8 in 27 years.
Hope it runs this year!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Can't believe it's already December!  Although there is no snow on the ground, the air is crisp and it's tough getting on my wet wetsuit when I feel like I'm freezing.  The waves have been really fun lately.  Peaky and sometimes hollow. I love winter waves.
 Yesterday was no different.  There were about 30 people out yesterday.  It felt crowded but it was really fun.

Surfline just put up a cool feature of some of the local Newport Beach/ Costa Mesa shapers.  So stoked to see my friend DLC.  :)  "deliiiii"

Time to go surf.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Harbor Sunset

Was down at the SD bay last night just as the sun was setting. 
Love this photo. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Good Surf

   After a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, I paddled out this morning and was very thankful and excited to have some solid surf.  It was at least 3-5 feet and some of the sets were even bigger at times.  I visited a not-so-secret spot in south San Diego county and enjoyed getting held under a couple of times. The take-offs were steep and pitchy.  One of my waves was exhilarating!  Can't wait to go tomorrow.