Sunday, February 3, 2008

You know it's been flat when....

Blog review: You know it gets bad when the reporters write stories about the reporters. Well, it's that bad... it's been raining all day long with a stiff south wind two factors that add up to some stinky water for a few weeks. So time to get creative. Here's my review of paddlesurfing blogs and websites (more to follow if it stays flat):

Left: Spare us all, please bring this back. Photo: El Tigre

Pono House Blog: Voted place I'd most like to sit around and drink a Mai Tai, learn how to fabricate a race car axle or paddle straight.

NC Surfer: Voted best place to go to see the largest, widest ranging, privately owned, collection of stand up boards in the continental United States. Best site to begin a conversation about the pros and cons of drinking a large cup of black coffee before crawling into your drysuit for a refreshing 4o degree surf session.

SRFNFF: Voted best place to log factual data regarding wind speed, wave height, patchouli concentration and sand flea migration count. Voted Most Optimistic Life Is Good blog and additionally a great spot to argue the merits of the Greenough foil versus the laminar flow characteristics of the retro hatchet fin.

StandUpZone: Shady, go-to standard for paddlesurfing fanatics featuring topics like: "More 'core: Black or Camo deckpad?", "Is it a breakfast burrito or a breakfast wrap and which one makes me paddle faster?", "Am I barreled if half my board and three quarters of my paddle is still sticking out?" and "So I bailed my board at Malibu, what's the big deal?"

9 comments:

NC Paddle Surfer said...

Fuuny post. You made me laugh.

Gabe said...

hey john I've been scurrying and refreshing craigslist since I got home from work and still nothing on a rack for my truck any ideas?

John Ashley said...

Yo NC: We may get some clean surf this weekend- high pressure moving in and some waves too. Less goofing around and more surfing! Sounds good to me!

John Ashley said...

Gabe- keep at it, you'll find some! You have to.

srfnff said...

What? You didn't vote my blog most politically correct? My patchouli swathed pits are indignant!

gabe said...

I think I got one!!! I'm waiting for a response?

gabe said...

I got one! it needs a little customization and a few welds but it'll do!

John Ashley said...

You better get it going Gabe... 'cause it's gonna be good this weekend!

John Ashley said...

Sorry Gary- wait I'm not sorry, you surfed good waves today! I'm not sorry, I'm envious!!!