Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
We had some really fun waves down here at good old Wrightville Beach. Along with waves we had about nine inches of rain in town and floods all over the place. I was able to get out for a little bit but blew out my knee on a not so great right hander. I'm crossing my fingers it isn't anything too bad. I got hit by the lip and got pushed straight down on my board forcing my front leg to bend to the left, felt a decent pop and smacked the deck of my board just to top it off. Just super sore and doesn't really want to do what its meant to do at the moment, but had some fun ones today none the less. I'm trying to take it easy the rest of the week in hopes of being 100% for a little trip up the coast this weekend.
These photos are from a recent rafting trip down the mighty Gauley River in West Virginia. We had a dandy of a time going down the upper and lower Gauley, camping at the bottom of the lower and then did the upper again the next day. Unfortunately the morning that the above picture was taken a girl lost her life from falling out of a raft and getting caught under a huge rock, because of this they had to reduce the amount of water being let in from the dam exposing most of the rocks. This also made our trip down the next day a lot more gnarles and tons of fun. It just sucks that these things happen.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
We had a little wave this afternoon with a good amount of wind. In the right spot every 30 minutes a wave would come in that didn't close out so those were pretty fun. It looks like we've got some more swell on the way for this weekend just in time for me to leave for West Virginia to battle the mighty Gauley river. Should be a good time with all of saturday on the river and campin that night at the bottom of the lower Gauley.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Got up to the Mountains last weekend. Such a nice change of pace and weather. Instead of 98 degrees it was only 80 and I found out how long pants feel again.
A memorable frame from Fresh Fruit For Rotten Vegetables. Alex Knost getting weird.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Came across this vid on The Endless Bummer.
Earl is on the way, my friends in the outer banks have had to evacuate the island, and it looks like we have two more little devils on the way. Hopefully they won't make landfall and give us really really good waves that the sandbars here on Wrightsville Beach won't be able to handle! But really I wouldn't mind getting some waves. Hopefully Earl will help straighten out bars up.