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Gran Miércoles | Hurricane Marie Hearts The Wedge | August 27th, 2014

You all heard it like I heard it – Surfline was predicting 14′-16′ sets at the Wedge in Newport. People were stoked… Monday people were talking about it – “Yo, you hear? Shiitake is hitting on Wednesday; supposed to be monster. Mexican hurricane I guess. Odale!” Calendars were consulted, events…

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Magic Number Seven at the Wedge – July 7th 2014

July 7th, 2014. “8-14 ft” read the Surfline Report. Fourteen foot on Seven Seven Fourteen at the Wedge. Magic numbers for the numerologically inclined. Even more magic for the hungry surf inclined hessians who poured headfirst into the warm blue liquid to eat their tasty Wedge-tables. Mangia bene, hessians. Check…

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A South Swell @ Salt Creek on July 6th, 2014

Storytime. Some friends of friends came by our summer driveway ‘smore roast the other night; we sat around, talked story, had a beer, my son broke their friend’s son’s nose by accident in a mock kung-fu-battle-with-bike-helmets – you know – regular family stuff. They are kind people (the friends of…

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Morgan Just @ Aliso Creek, Laguna Beach on January 24th, 2014

A Western Swell @ Aliso Creek on January 24th, 2014

A western swell hit last week. I had been hearing about a big swell coming in to town; a couple of people mentioned it and I was like “whuh?” and grabbed my phone for the Surfline substantiation. Wedge? Flat as a board. Hmmmm…. 5-day forecast looked equally sedate…. Then I…

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