Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Surf 'Til Dark


Spring conditions finally arrived Oregon last week. We had one of those days where you leave work at 3pm, hit the beach by 4:30, check a few spots, and still get in a three-hour session. The waves were waist-to-shoulder high and fun. Very glassy. Smiles all around the line-up.

I've been out of town at my grandfather's memorial service, which put me within striking distance of several good Californian breaks. As I sped up the 101 Saturday morning, I saw nice beachies working all through Ventura. Rincon looked really inviting (and not too crowded). But I didn't surf.

On Sunday morning we held a service on the beach at Montana de Oro. Again, I spotted a surfer here and there on the drive down to sea level. It was misty and the wind was offshore. Three Marines in full formal black and blue array walked out through the mist on the sand and delivered a folded flag to my Mom. They played taps. It was a perfect farewell.

It rained a lot down in SoCal, and it was sunny in PDX. I'm looking forward to scoring more springtime magic in coming days and I'll be sure to update Sissyfish more now that I'm back home!

Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

9 comments:

pointsurfbaja said...

Yeah, the rain down here was good and bad. Good to get water on the ground. Bad to wash all the junk into the lineup. Surfed ove the weekend and have a sore throat to show for it.

nmm said...

great visual of your grandfather's service...

Patch said...

Sorry 'bout the loss, Chum.

Chum said...

Thanks and carpe diem.

ras said...

respect

Nash said...

Nice to have you back Chumly, hope things went well down there.

pushingtide said...

Sorry about you grandpops.

Looks like he lived a good life. Surf one ot twenty for him.

clayfin said...

been checking in here now and then to see when you get that new Mandala. Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Take care.

palmcop said...

I think everyone must read this.