Sunday, January 27, 2013


If you are my FB friend I have posted an event and you can RSVP there.

If not...

I have planned a paddle out for Pabs of "ONE MAN CROWD"

It will be held at Bolsa Chica State Beach at Tower 24..(I believe that is the closest Tower to the parking lot outside of the state beach, for those of you without a state pass or do not want to pay the $15.00 entry)

Date: Saturday Feb. 16, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM

I planned this around the tide chart it should be low tide.. High tide can make for a not so nice shore break..This should be easier to paddle out during this time.(fingers permits)

Please bring a flower or a lei to release in the ocean and if you have any words you want to say..please feel free to write a little something.

We will be having coffee, tea and if you want to contribute to that as well it would be most appreciated.

Hope you all can come say goodbye to our fellow blogger.. fellow surfer...and friend..

Pabs, Pablo, Paul Koontz.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Rest In Peace Pabs<3...

I could not sleep ... So decided to read my surf blogs... And a friend of Pabs posted in Pabs last blog "One Man Crowd" he passed away last Sunday Jan. 13, 2013 of a pulmonary artery embolism....

I'm so heartbroken to hear this news as a lot of my fellow bloggers know he was part of our blogging family. ... Surf mama and I had the honor of meeting and surfing with Pabs this last summer... He was so charming and we had so much fun although he did have a medical issue... That I am not entirely sure was really diagnosed :-(...He still surfed with us in pain and all! He also met members of my surf club...they all found him sweet and charming as well!

With my whole heart I mean this .... You will be missed !

Hope you are now catching the perfect wave!

Much love as you rest in Peace!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Feeling Pretty Awesome!!!

Well it's been cold and surf has been flat last time I surfed was Jan 5th and it was not eventful I caught 4 waves at Blackies and it was cold!!!!!

I did surf today and I will get to that... Again really not eventful ....

Let's catch up...

I have been doing my January detox and doing really well!

No alcohol, dairy,meat not even chicken or seafood no caffeine /coffee no sugar no processed or minimally processed.. No fast food and I have been reducing my gluten intake as well ... Basically eating vegan/wheatless !!
I'm doing great!!! I feel great and I have more clarity and my senses are elevated especially my sense of smell!
I have not done any extreme exercise just 10 sun salutations every morning and walking or other yoga . Although last couple days I have been riding my sons longboard skateboard up and down our street.. And pulled my back muscle which is still sore ... Does that count as "extreme" exercise???

I did my 3 day cleanse where I just had green smoothies and salad with lots of veggies w/ lime or lemon and a cabbage veggie soup for three days and detox tea and water... Just happen I was on that fasting type cleanse last time I surfed so yeah not a lot if energy!

Now I have so much energy and lost 11 lbs!!! Woot woot!

I had some health issues ( I don't want to go into) but found out I'm ok!!! But during blood work found out I have high cholesteral !! Never ever have I had that before ... But I'm sure this diet and cleanse will help with all that!.

I also think I have a good job lead... Been interviewing at a real estate office with a few agents for an assistant position And I think I will be employed by end of the month ... Fingers crossed! I do like this office and the people! All big +'s!!!!!!!!

This weekend I'm pet/house sitting in Sunset Beach... Same house I stayed
at on my staycation last year almost to date ;-)

I got here last night and missed the sunset. ... But not today ....
I got up cleaned the cat boxes scooped dog poop and fed everyone...took the dog ... Otto on a 30 minute walk.. Then I rode a beach cruiser from sunset to HB pier .. Surf looked ok but I was waiting for my friend Irma at noon... I stopped to see my friend Eric out at Bolsa took pix and a poor guy who was surfing next to Eric just got out got hit by a Stingray after his first wave ... I felt so bad for him...blood was pouring from his heal OUCH!!!

Bike ride was 12.8 miles round trip 2 hours!!! I did stop at Bolsa and then at the Pier and did some stretching...
Came back to the house changed pack Tahoe and caught up with Irma at Bolsa...

I also gave Mo a fresh wax job after last surf session so Mo was fresh and ready to go! It feels good to have a cleaned & Freshly wax board!

It was a beautiful day... Not much wind yet and surf was not so great but we paddled out and the water was cold cold cold ... I think it was 51 degrees... I think I can handle 54 and that's it ! But again it was such a pretty sunshiny day! A pod a dolphins were outside and a big ole sea lion was inside .. We were surrounded by sea wild life! And surfing in vicinity of the stingray!

I caught 3 close outs ... That is all! Irma caught a nice long left... I was paddling for it too ...but here came Irma down the line and she looked so graceful and like she was having FUN! I'm surprised there was even one wave like that at all! We surfed for an hour ... It got blown out and swampy so we came in and realized we were the only surfers out there!

Came back to the house took a shower and drove around did some errands... Back in time to catch the sunset as seen in the following pix!

This my friends was an eventful day! And yes all was done with a sore lower back... Time for a salon pa patch...
I am not going to let that slow me down ;-)

Wonder what adventures awaits me tomorrow????

Enjoy the pix!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Here Is To An Amazing New Year!!

I am starting my New Years off with a Positive Bang!!!

I put it in writing so i have to follow through and keep a journal everyday ... So yeah only Day 3 but I'm off too a good start! Today I did some fat burning Yoga.. And feel great!

I'm cleansing with a plant based diet detoxing and clearing my head and eliminating negativity and reinventing myself and I will be employed!!!

(oh and speaking of plant based diets I suggest everyone watch the documentary "Forks over Knives"... Enlightening!)

I surfed this past weekend ... I stayed at my pseudo vacay home near the beach!
Surfed my friends Art in Motion boards again...
They are fun and I did better on that single fin 8'0 but I love my MO... And I missed him terribly this weekend !

So Sunday I surfed Blackies and I surfed with my friends Irma , Kevin and Laura south side of pier because it was crazy crowded !!
It's been rainy and windy and the day before I drove through the lot and a surf school was giving lessons in the rain and wind... But waves looked good...only the school was there.
So I guess with the Weather and Holidays everyone wanted to surf the first sunny yet still cold day! Waves were about 3-4.

I surfed the 9'0 first and did not do well ... Must have been the waves ... The nose is flat also and it just didn't want to cooperate ... I did better next day in different surf conditions on that board.
Then I got the 8'0 and did better but I still need to work on balance with a single fin.. I caught waves inside with that.. I think 2 on the 8'0.. But nothing really worth mentioning.

Monday surfed Bolsa used the 9'0 and had 2 really fun long rides...
But the paddle out was odd I felt stuck and it took a lot to get back out.
I surfed with Artie, Laura and Terri ... Irma never showed up???
Any way I let Laura try the 9'0 And I tried her 7'0... Which was very difficult ... I had the hardest time just trying to sit outside with it... I didn't even attempt to surf it...
So after Laura caught a wave and tried the board with the big (butt) tail.... We traded back..
Yep 8'0 is smallest I'm going .... And I'm perfectly Happy with that!!!

After my second fun ride I could not get back out.. I paddled paddled paddled and did not get anywhere ... I was frustrated and worn from paddling so I stayed in and watched ... Waves were getting worse and no one was catching them where we were and I saw one guy struggling to paddle out same place I was ... So I am happy I came in :-) .. Tide was getting high and funky.
When we started surfing Laura said waves were small... But when we stood on the sand before going out... I saw some head high waves... And said to the others ... That's not small!!!
1-2 is small anything chest high and over I get a bit intimidated by... But have learned knee to chest is my favorite conditions !

Any way I did not get many pix... I took one of my hubs boat( he worked a whale watch trip and drove the boat that day) we watched as it was coming into the Harbor as sun was setting from the tide pools on Sunday. Also kids surfing in the rain and of my Detox plan in writing!
Sorry for not taking better pix.

Here is to a much better 2013!!! There is so much that needs to change this Year! And it will...
And here is to Fun Surf in 2013 as well!!!