Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bridge Ave. Bodysurfing Boards...just arrived at the shop!

Handmade in Bay Head by local craftsman George Nicholas...super Rad!  George has been bodysurfing Bay Head's beaches for over 35 years...and does it really well!  These hand-held devices are made from polyester foam and are glassed with epoxy resin...killer bottom concaves give you real speed and hold down the face of the wave...stop in the shop and check em out!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bay Head Beaches took a beating with this last storm!

This last Noreaster put an even bigger beating on our beaches, dragging lots of sand into the ocean!  This was this morning at Howe Street...check out the jetty at the bottom of the steps!  I've never seen it exposed and I saw a few long-time locals that said the same 30 years!  Some nice waves rolling in though...

Eddie Would Go!

On March 17th, 1978, one of the greatest Watermen in Hawaiian history was lost... EDDIE AIKAU. He was part of a crew that was re-enacting the 2,500-mile journey, following the ancient route of the Polynesian migration between the Hawaiian and Tahitian island chains. Aikau joined the voyage as a crew member of the Hokule'a, which left the Hawaiian islands on March 16, 1978. The double-hulled voyaging canoe developed a leak in one of the hulls and later capsized about twelve miles south of the island of Molokai. In an attempt to get help and save the crew, Aikau paddled toward Lanai on his surfboard...tragically, Aikau was never seen again. The ensuing search for Aikau was the largest air-sea search in Hawaii history. Let us pay homage to a great man.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Check out this true Waterman...making the most of what God has given to him!

This is an awesome short film that I came across on a surfing forum that I go on...truely inspirational!  I figured I would pass it along.  Thank God for what you've got and don't dwell on what you don't life the way it's supposed to be lived.

BIRTHRIGHT from Sean Mullens on Vimeo.

Friends of Skeeter Benefit - Sunday February 14th...Point Pleasant Elks Lodge - Bridge Ave. - be there!

Local standout  Brian "Skeeter" Norling broke both bones in his leg, surfing in Bay Head, December 27th...he's out of work for 5 months!  We're helping with a benefit to raise some cash for him and his family (wife and 2 young kids) to get them through this tough time!  Should be an awesome day of fun, food, entertainment and getting together with friends!  The Mike Dalton Band is playing, as well as Evergreen File and Undisputed...more bands on the way!  Surf Taco is putting together some food...should be awesome.  The Beach House donated this 6'0" Beach House Surfboards double ender quad to raise some cash!  Hand made in Jax Beach, FL and glassed at the Clean Ocean Surfboards glass shop!