Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Odds and Ends: Wood Board Project/Abreojo's Trip/WildCoast Dempsey

Hey guys just checking in with a few quick items. First of all check out this cool new wood stand up board kit that's being offered by the Gray Whale Trading Co. Just in case you needed something to do through the long, cold, paddle-less winter ahead!

That thing looks super fun- I'm envisioning some brass rod holders off the back.

If I didn't already have a 16' stitch and glue wineglass wherry (a classic rowing dory) sitting about thirty percent finished in our extra bedroom (think my wife has enjoyed that unfinished project for the last four years?) I might consider building this board.

Don't forget about the Imperial Beach Lifeguards and their trip down to Abreojos in Southern Baja. The guys are still looking for donations to keep them in gasoline and donuts for their annual trip down to help train the volunteer lifeguards down in deep Baja. Here's a note from Mike Pilgrim about the trip:

Hey Guys, Mike Here!

First off, I just want to thank John for putting this up!

The Abre trip is one of are most succesful missions put on. Aaron Quintanar is the man behind this mission! Without Aaron, none of this would exist.

Below is a link to a story in the UT about a hand full of us heading down to Mexico to help a fellow person in public safety find his son.

Your donations help volunteers make these missions possible!

Also, you donation is tax deductible, The Imperial Beach Lifeguard Assocation is a Non Profit Corporation created to promote ocean safety, not only in IB, but in Mexico as well. Please make checks or money orders out to the IBLA.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at mike@iblifeguards.org

And finally, sign up for the stand up division of the Dempsey Holder Surf Contest that's being sponsored by WildCoast, October 18th and 19th. It's a great contest that benefits an excellent band of eco-warriors, surf-soldiers as I call them. Remember you've got to sign up before October 5th or we may not have a stand up division. I've already registered and paid- why don't you?


Anonymous said...

thats a fine piece of workmanship now where is refreshment holder.captneg9.

Anonymous said...

Have there been any reviews of the Kaholo Stand-Up Paddleboard compared to a Racing board or a conventional SUP board?