Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Other Yule

A Log Alert has gone into effect for Latitude: 18° 21' N Longitude: 67° 16.21' W

The 10'6" was waxed, finned and surfed for the first time. The second session, during the evening glass-off, provided a glimpse into the board's potential.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Logging Sin Sal

"What's in a name? That which we call a Q,
By any other name would smell as sweet."

As Willy Shakespeare once wrote in his unpublished diary,
"Keep Cyobbing and Good Things Will Happen."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010


Some argue that there has never been a better time to live in LA. There's a strong case to be made and a lot of J to be found.

At the same time, others might argue for someplace else where the water is still 80 degrees. Week two of a log alert that, so far, has gone largely unreported. Shhhh!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Chadrico makes his debut on Fox News

Obama made a great call yesterday when he decided to prohibit new offshore drilling in continental US waters (about time!). Detail on decision can be found here.

Not surprisingly, Fox News isn't thrilled with the decision and they asked me what we thought of the decision. Here's the clip."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It can't get worse




FRIDAY 12/03



1-2 ft

ankle to knee high


1-2 ft

ankle to knee high


2-3 ft +

knee to chest high


1-3 ft

ankle to waist high


1-2 ft

ankle to knee high

Minimal NW and SW swells

Minimal NW and SW swells; New NW swell fills in over Wednesday night

New mid-period NW swell tops out; very small SW swell mixing in

Mix of easing mid-period NW swell and a very small SW swell

Minimal NW and SW swells; poor due to lack of size


I was struck by this forecast, there must be subtle differences in the shizer the Pacific Ocean is coughing up that only really dedicated surf forecasters can discern. For instance Flat, Very Poor, Poor to Fair and Poor all seem like shizer, but maybe there are subtle differences in what type of board you would take out…maybe?



Something at my door

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tan Bald Guy Talks to Pale Guy with Great Hair

If you have a minute this interview is worth listening to. I was surprised to here Slater on the Dan Patrick show, but the interview is great. Pay close attention to when he starts discussing some small waves that he was surfing a few days before the interview.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Super Santa Ana Sano

Sano with howling offshores!

On Thursday, November 11th, a log alert was issued at Sano.

Equipment: 9'8" Harbour Banana
Surf: Waist high with reeling (for Sano anyway) lefts
Weather: Extreme Santa Ana conditions - howling offshore
Water Temp: 63°
Stoke: 9.375

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Point Break Live

Pony as Johnny Utah reenacting the great parachute scene from the classic Surf drama from the Swayze canon at his 40th with the cast of Point Break Live


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a while, the phone app is excellent as well. Not a bad thing to add to
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Thursday, October 28, 2010


Logger eyes out Cali -almost

Thank God I was there... It was a beautiful Fall morning. Air temp 60s, water temp 60s and there appeared to be a log alert going on at El Porto in waist-3rd rib surf, unfortunately no photo was taken. After complaining for about 30 minutes consecutively Leon declared that he was not going to Surf in California this winter! I begged him that this was extreme and tried to convince him that people love surfing Cali in the winter and that with some adaptive equipment including a hood, gloves, booties and a 5/4, and Vaseline for his face he may be able to once again enjoy the glory that is California in the Fall! Likely dx FVS
Frozen Vagina Syndrome. Hopefully, he'll recover.

Sent from my iphone

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Opening Night

Hanging Post Game and Pre Rage with Pau

after the Lakers take home an opening night win

and their championship rings

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A japanese cobb

There is no Bushmill's in Japan, but this guy is drinking the next best thing Tory's Suntory Whisky and his glass was small, until....

Friday, October 01, 2010

Flash Cobb

A flash cobb (or flashcobb) is a small group of cobbs who assemble suddenly in a public place, to perform surfing, working out, eye checking for a brief time, then disperse. The term flash cobb is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sano Nelsen/Lougee Log Alert

Sano Surfing 2010 from Chad Nelsen on Vimeo.

On Sunday, September 26th a Nelsen/Lougee family-wide log alert was issued at Sano.

Equipment: 9'8" Harbour Banana & assortment of INTs
Surf: Head high for the groms
Weather: Sunny & hot! pushing 100! Wind: Glass
Water Temp: 69°
Stoke: 9.2

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hello Igor

The name Igor has meant so much to so many. What will it mean for us this week? Perhaps it will mean...

Log Alert!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dume Alert

I just finished a 4 hour session at Dume with my neighbor. For the first hour we were the only ones out...until Laird paddled out and started dominating! That spot is pretty epic, and according to the guy I was surfing with some of the crotchett is gone, and has been replaced with families and overweight surfing professionals. All and all, A+ session

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Buoy, Oh Buoy! This is Swell!

After years of virtual buoys and eye-balled surf sizing, Puerto Rico's North Shore is finally getting a buoy that will provide actual real-time wave data. This info should prove useful not only for forecasting, but also to figure out which spots might work best for a given swell. I guess it's time to dust off the wave log and start recording swell height, period and direction on those epic days.

A big shout out to Dr. Miguel Canals for bringing a surfer's perspective to this effort.

To make things even better, Canals is feng shui-ing a buoy off-shore of Rincón. It should be in place around Halloween. That's some seriously localized swell info on the horizon.

Check the San Juan Buoy


Sunday, August 08, 2010

Say Wha?

Some ridiculous board riding from one of the masters of glide. The video title is a bit mysterious as even a French surf check would be unlikely to cover the distance from Lafiténia to J Bay. Then again...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The decline of western civilization... or at least Point Dume

Native Point Dume surfer and author Katie Arnoldi has watched her beachfront community turn from rural, board-and-batten enclave to haute bourgeois beach club, filled with yoga moms on SUPS. She is not amused.

Her latest novel, Point Dume, is a study of the place she knows like few others. She skewers a variety of Malibu archetypes, but saves much of her venom for the despoliation of the coastal foothills at the hands of Mexican drug cartels and residential developers.

Sounds like this could provide some insight into the step behavior found in and around Malibu. Then again, it could just be sour grapes. Probably worth eyeing.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Original Cabron

The Original Cabron, pre-jo, doing some old school charging on PR's north shore back in the day.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Alive and Well 10 years later!

Just a quick note to commemorate the10 year aniversery of THE Robe
Rage. If anyone is interested Pony and are meeting at my place at
5:30am on Monday to charge No LA solid south. The Mossi In the picture
is EPIC!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank You KB

'nuff said

For some reason, the embedded code isn't working, so Click Here to Listen To LCD Soundsystem's show. It's well worth the the time and effort. The show is epic.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Stoke can fuel the best of fires. Like cobbing, it almost always makes good things happen.

On the rare occasion, however, an overstoke can lead to some wayward eyes. Case in point: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas read John Milius's script for
Big Wednesday and got so swept up that they traded points with Milius. They gave Milius points in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars for a piece of Big Wednesday.

Big Wednesday was a flop, and Close Encounters and Star Wars each grossed around $600 million."

Sweet eye for Milius who allegedly said that the loot "helped pay for his divorce."

Thursday, May 06, 2010

How Things Should Be

Whoever reaches the finish line first needs to facilitate this future form of malogua facilitation.

Who's in?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Church Fish Alert!

Great session at Church with activist representing Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon & San Clemente. Inside peak to ourselves.

(sans Kaenon)

(with polarization by Kaenon C-12)

Equipment: 5'6" KG Twinzer
Surf: Head high
Weather: Sunny & high high 60's: Light side/off-shore breeze.
Water Temp: 64degrees
Stoke: 7.8

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Here Come the Maloguas

Shot posted by Chovy from land o'malogua

and the Surfline assessment of the area's conditions

New SSW(195-205) groundswell builds in, peaking through the day. Exposures see solid surf in the head high+ zone, with sets to double overhead for top breaks.

along with the forecast

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dry Run

Here you see Chad tuning up the young cobbs on quality mow and the importance of cooler hygiene.

Obviously there is something missing in this photo, but the strength coach still seems stoked.

Abe top-roping his first pitch. Obviously, he'll have some big shoes to fill as a climber following in my footsteps. Check the nonchalance of Sam, he reluctantly climbed with ropes and harness so that Abe would.

Chadrico and I took the boys for some dry land cobbing. Abe's first camping trip was a great success. After hours was chocked full of yucks, magnification, strength, and cold beer. As an aside, 2 days later I surfed overhead Zeroes on the first legitimate South of the summer. I have high hopes for the M2!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hometown Hero

Check out this footage of the Gundo benevolent alpha dog chargin huge Porto on his log this winter. I think the most impressive part is the paddle out. This is something to aspire to...I think.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's your tacoshed?

The maloguas love tacos. They are also responsible stewards of our environment and seek to minimize their impact on the planet and waves we so enjoy. As such, it's important to understand your "tacoshed". What is a tacoshed?

The tacoshed, much like a watershed, establishes the geographical boundaries of a taco’s origins—the source of everything from the corn in the tortilla to the tomatoes in the salsa.

Here's a nice example pulled together by some CCA students. The taco the group deconstructed for the illustrations below was from Juan’s Taco Truck in the city’s Mission District

Even a single taco is a window into the complexities of globalization.

You can read more about the project here.

Kiko SUP - glass!