Nov 3, 2010

You Thought It Was Over

 First and foremost I'd like to take this space to convey my condolences to the Irons family.  Yesterday the surf community lost one of their best.  Andy Irons.  I'm going to let Kelly Slater, one of Andy's good friends, describe how special a person Andy was and how much he will be missed.

"Andy was an absolutely gifted individual. I'm lucky to have known him and had the times we had together. I feel blessed that we worked through the differences we had and I was able to learn what I'm made of because of Andy. We enjoyed many quiet times together with our girls in the last year and I got to know a happy, funny, innocent kid who was happy to live every second with the people he loved. I'm so sad. My thoughts are with Bruce and Lyndie and their parents and all of his many friends around the world. It's a huge and far too premature loss for all of us. He was the most intense competitor I've ever known and one of the most sensitive people. He had so much life left in him and it hurts to think about. We look forward to his memory living on with our memories of him and his child on the way. There are a lot of uncles awaiting his arrival. I really miss Andy. He had a really good heart. With love, Kelly"


Rest Peacefully Andy

Okay. Just as you thought Hurricane Season for the Atlantic was over, Tropical Storm Tomas is currently skipping over the Caribbean Islands into the open ocean.  He was born in the still very warm waters of the Caribbean ocean.  With a little help from a trough coming off the Gulf Sea and the cold front we are experiencing now, will court Tomas to the North spurting him into the Atlantic.  Tomas is expected to remain a Tropical Storm when he reaches the cooler waters of the Atlantic.  That is good news for us.  The winds Tomas will be producing in the Atlantic will be enough to send us a fun sized long period November!

Wouldn't that be cool if he just stalled out Sunday and just chilled right there for a week.  Waves for days! hahah not a likely situation but looks like he'll stall for a little.  Still a good look.

But we all know nothing is ever promised so all we can do now is hope.  Currently our local winds are looking good for the arrival of the swell which should start pumping in early next week.  And you better believe I'll be out there with the camera, new lens, and tripod shooting stills and video.  Get focused.

Mike C.


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