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!!!


  1. no negativity!! keep thinking positive and positive things will happen!! when something bad happens, say "thank you" because bad things let you appreciate the good things in life! and i've watched forks over knives too. eye opening and a bit scary at the path we humans are walking down currently.

    i hope you had a great new years surfing g-ma!!! much love and aloha to you!!!!

    1. Good year to you KK! I hope we can finally meet with Michelle and Pabs this year.

  2. "No negativity" should be on everybody's list ! Great resolution which I will adopt too !!!
    I wish you all the best, simply because you deserve it.
    PS: I am pleased to see that you stay loyal to Mo despite trying other board :)

  3. Happy New Year. Having a journal is a blast, even if you can't keep it every day. Have you ever checked out the blog You might find some inspiration there.

  4. "No Negativity" is pretty hard task to wipe free of one's own mind, unless your a "Dali Lama" in training! :-)

    I think the idea should be that we accept the negative thoughts that might arise within our very imperfect natures...and that by accepting them, we can then prevent them from becoming overwhelming and controlling of our natures.

    After all, without the dark...we can never fully comprehend the light. It's all about finding balance within ones own self. Pretty hard, given all of the distractions and frustrations within modern society...hence the need for letting go within Mother Ocean!

    Good New Year to all my SOCAL surfing bloggers...I'm trying to stay in the moment and focused on the light.

  5. Happy New Year Michelle! First of all, those sunset pictures are beautiful! I love that you are starting the new year off with a positive bang. I've been thinking along the same lines - that I want to focus on the positives in life - big and little things - as well as the things that I want to see happen (dreams, goals). That being said, I also agree with Pabs that ridding ourselves completely of negative thoughts is impossible but it's what we do with those thoughts - how we use them and how we learn from them that makes the difference.

    Here's to a happy and healthy 2013! Wishing you all the best!

  6. When I say No negativity I'm meaning I'm going to do my best to not say anything negative or speak negatively about any one or a situation. I'm going to try and take myself out of negative situations by stepping out of a room if I have too ....
    Only positive words are going to come out if my mouth :
    Example I'm not going to say I will try... I will say I got this...