Tuesday, October 29, 2013


It's that time of year again! I love Autumn great weather ... Offshores... Nice waves ... Still warm water and less crowds! But what I look forward too are the Halloween  Surfs.. This year I participated in the Blackies crew event and Wahine Kai.
Blackies is a huge event and seems to be getting bigger every year.. This was the first year I participated in this one and it was so fun! 
I surfed as a baby doll

We all pitched in and did a potluck! I brought smoked salmon with all the fixings and it was a hit! 
The dish we brought

Hubs has a secret brine he uses when he smokes the fish.. Next year we will have to do 2!
Anyway the costumes were amazing! Surf was crowded and when you looked at the beach you saw hundreds of spectators and a ton of cameras! 
Just a small portion of the crowd

Who knows where our pictures end up ..I know the OC Register was there and I believe Surfline takes pix .. Along with various blogs etc..etc...
Awards are handed out and everyone who participates gets a T shirt! 
Official T shirt

See following pix . Better than words !
Wicked witch, Foxy Cleopatra,Miley Cyrus and yours truly
Tonto and Lone Ranger
Foxy and I sharing a wave..yes she surfed in those boots!
Eat your heart out Miley...twerking while surfing with a wrecking ball.. Now THATS talent !
Above the 2 best costumes winners and two of my favorite girls;-)! Che and Bridget!
Ok who could be afraid of this cute shark?
Larry as the wicked witch.. Ruby red slippers and all!
This is a candid shot which shows how stoked I was ... Even though surf was beyond crowded! FYI I was wearing a bikini and rash guard and was not cold while surfing .. But it hit me when I got out!
One of my favorite couples won best couple costume .. Peanut Butter and Jelly and got to give props to lil puff the magic dragon ;-)

A whole family of Hot Doggers!!
Part of the group shot

Above a few pix of the festivities!
Our local dogs got into the "Howloween" spirit too!

Then we had the Wahine Kai event at Bolsa the next day.. A smaller yet just as fun event!
Here are those pictures :-)

Group shot.. But missing a few
This time I wore a wetsuit under my Jammie's! And I was saying waaaah!
Laurie who won best wipeout

Here comes Wonder Woman!! 
Karen who won most waves
And the elegant Valerie who won most stylish.. She never lost that long cigarette the whole time !! 
Cynthia had a head full of Green Snakes.. I'm not sure what happen to them., but I wouldn't mess with medusa .. With or without the snakes ;-)

I didn't surf long this day .. My pants kept comming off & I was exhausted from the night before and 3 times I stepped on something slimey and wiggly .. My guess sting rays ... I was over it after that.. Speaking of sting rays.. Greg who was surfing with us did get hit.. But thankfully not bad.

After a weekend of fun filled surf Festivities.. I was wiped out! But I'm already planning for next year!


Monday, October 7, 2013

The Board Room

I think these were my favorite boards at the show!

After cohosting a surprise birthday party for my dear friend Susan the night before and coming Home after being gone a week and trying to get my house in order..I was a bit exhausted the day Of the board room show... Which bums me out  a bit because i think I would have enjoyed it more if I had more energy !

I also was hoping it be a little bigger ... There is so much more they can add to this trade show ... Oh the possibilities !! But really it's about the boards! And there were some cool ones ... Some classic ones ... New ones... Oddly shaped ones... And some very beautiful wood ones... And etc etc..
 I have to say my friend Todd from Art in Motion has the best and most interesting set up.. He had his painted van In there with blue mannequins on top and his van surrounded by boards... His lovely lady Renata was there too and thanks to them .. Let's just say I got a little entry discount ;-)!
I was with a handful of friends ... Kept running into people I knew ..." Surfing community seems small at times."
And saw and spoke with 2 amazing legends and honored to say acquaintances of mine Linda Benson and  Robert August! 
Bought a bracelet and my friend Laurie helped me with some earrings I really liked.. Got a lot of stickers and other free swag like hats, a bag ,some fin keys... That was cool!
There were shapers shaping and glassers glassing and a guy shaped a foam blank out of a block of foam.. Very cool!

Can't forget to mention our home break's very own Dano gave a cool bluesy musical performance on the center stage...

But one of my favorite yet short but sweet things about this was seeing my dear friend Valerie from Mere-Made surfboards!! And Believe it or not I dont think we have a good picture together :-( 
I have one with her and Linda Benson.. And the three of us in Linda's booth. But none of us :-(!
I hope next year she has a display and booth!! I will help if need be :-D!!!

I had a fun time with fun people surrounded by what I love ...surfing!

Here is just a handful of pix:-)...

The above pictures are my favorite display booths!

Dano doing his thing... Well his other thing besides shaping and surfing .
Laurie and I enjoying the show ... Yeah i know looks like I'm calling someone out to take them down ;-)!

Vanessa and Robert August and I !
Two of my favorite gals from Encinitas ! The one and only Linda Benson and Mo's creator and dear friend Valerie of Mere-Made Surfboards!
Just a couple surf girls chatting :-)
One of Todd's from Art in Motion was up for Best in Show!
Oh yeah a surfboard after my own heart!
The Art work was cool on this blue board.. But the tail intrigued me!

Well that's all folks!! Hope to see you all there next year.. And Valerie!! Let's get Mere-Made surfboards a booth!!!