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July 16th, 2017 The RUN is 13 out of 13 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There were a few waist high waves on the 9th and 13th this week
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Have We Finally Hit The Summer Flat Spells?







Summer...sometimes we love it, and other times? Eh. The dreaded summer flat spells are upon us. Oh what to do? Well, aside from taking up Golf (which I will never, ever do), there is music. Playing music, or going to see music. Or rather, seeing and hearing music. And that's what we did this week. We all went to see "Mike Girard's Big Swinging Thing" at the Blue Ocean club.



And ironically, the club was situated on the ocean. I'm talking directly on the ocean. And not just on the ocean, but on the ocean that has waves. And maybe because I was having such a good time listening and watching this great band, I almost thought I saw a wave or two. My wife claims she did.



But honestly, this band was so good, surfing was the last thing I was thinking about. We were all too busy grooving on the songs that poured out of this amazing band. A 20 piece band complete with a brass section. Plus these two beauties, " The Jewels". I'm telling you, this band kicked it big time.
I'm going to write a review on the show, but in the meantime, you can see about 50 pics I shot down in the photo gallery section of the Blog.

The other day I watched my son Max ride my old Black Vinny board that I first rode in 79 and 80. Of course, I never put it through the paces that my son does, but I did have some magical rides on that board.



This is me in 1980 up north in Nova Scotia. I'm surfing a break that has never been surfed before. This is a video frame grab from an old Super 8mm film. But it's the same board that Max rides today. I wish I was still in the shape that I was in back then. But let's face it, that was 37 years ago. I was 29 years old in this photo. Do the math. I'm lucky I'm still alive let alone be in that shape.

Here's another board that was mine that Max rides today. My old Camo board. I got this board in 1983. This is another video frame grab from another super 8mm film. My then girlfriend, Cory shot this in 1984. It's at a local spot.



Again, I never rode it the way he does. But I did get some good waves on that board. I don't believe I could ride either of those boards today. Not that I would want to, I have better boards that are suited for me these days. Big soft tops with hand rails, along with rear-view mirrors, and alarms that go off when I get going too fast. One even has a parachute. I kid. But honestly? I'm not that far off from something like that.



This is my CALL FOR SURF ART. The 13th Annual Surf Art Blog.
ANYONE who has any kind of Art (drawings, paintings, sculptures, carvings etc etc) relating to the ocean and surfing should send me their art. And by send, I mean via email, Facebook, or any of the other digital avenues. Just send them to me by July 27th!

It's not a contest. It's just an appreciation for surf art. This year we are dedicating the Surf Art Blog to the late John Severson. If you're not a surfer, just Google him. But you surfers know who he is. He started SURFER magazine. He was a filmmaker as well as an artist.

He is without question, the ICON of modern day surfing.

So I made a short trailer for this movie. It's down in the movie section. I plan on making the final edit about 30-45 minutes long. It will definitely be under an hour. It's going to be available on DVD in the local surf shops. Or you can order from the Surf Free Or Die site once it's done and packaged up for distribution.



It's looking like a late summer (mid September) release date.

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While you're all waiting for the GRANITE GIRLS Movie to be released go and check out this flick. It's really good. Trust me, it's not what you think. We all loved it. And look, I'm not a Super Heroes type of person. I have not seen anything outside of a few Batman's and a Superman. Nothing else. But this? This is really done well. Besides, when have I ever led you astray? That's the spirit bunky! Go see this movie. WONDER WOMAN!

"Surfing, Women, and Art Heals All Wounds"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



This week's Ed's corner pic is from May 12th, 2013. The scene is the kick off to the summer. The Wall at North Beach in Hampton. The sun gets warmer, the people shed their winter clothes and expose their pale white skin to the sun. Photo by Ed O'Connell
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Now for Some More Of My Weekly Global Observances
This week on TRUMP TV The Donald's son Donald Jr found himself in some pretty hot water. I mean anytime you get your mug plastered all over the media you know you are in a serious shit storm.

Take for instance, the cover of TIME magazine. Not good.

Now it's no secret that I am not a fan of his father, but this kid just happened to walk into the political arena along with other members of his family, and let's face it, they are in over their heads. I don't think this kid had any ill intentions during that meeting. I believe he was unaware of the consequences of his actions.

That doesn't mean I don't think he did anything wrong. It just means that I don't think he knew that what he was doing was morally wrong.
Of course he knows now. But at the time? They were trying to win the race by any means.



I don't think that TIME is considered Fake News. Just saying.



But this? This my friends IS FAKE NEWS. He had this hanging in his country clubs all over the world. Hey 45, this is Fake News.

KSM Photoshop of the Week

So once again, our boy KSM somehow ended up in a cameo on the NEW Game Of Thrones. He plays a villain. Surprise huh? Don't be.
He's a natural villain. I hope they air the shot with him. But if they don't, Ole Khaliddy will always have this unique moment to remember.



So my friends, please take advantage of this weekly photo shop of the mastermind who planned 9-11 and resulted in the deaths of 3,000 innocent civilians by KSM (Khalid Sheik Mohammed).

*Note to self -must pick up a case of Dragon Food at Home Depot
this week.

The JIMMY DUNN COMEDY SHOW is Back On the Beach! Four Nights
with 24 Comics. Including the funny Lenny Clarke.



Go and check this out! Hey, we all need a laugh right?



Prayers and positive thoughts to Erica Nardone's recovery.

Prayers and positive thoughts to surfer Jason Kooken who suffered
a spinal cord injury in New Jersey last month.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judith Rastl July 23rd, 2017!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tami Heidi July 23rd, 2017!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judy Dombrowski July 25th, 2017!
REST IN PEACE Jerry Dignam.



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A Wave a day for 365 consecutive days.
Yesterday- The Never Aging Empty Wave 1986.
(Below) I can tell you without blinking an eye, that it is virtually impossible to look at an empty wave and tell how old the photo or the wave is for that matter.
I mean boards and fashion change all the time. But the ocean and her waves? They stay pretty true for hundreds of thousands of years. I shot this in 1986. But clearly, this could have been last week for all you know.

Photo by RALPH


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All PHOTOS BELOW SHOT THIS WEEK
*Unless otherwise noted.
Today- The Small Clean Surf on Sunday July 9th, 2017.
Photos by RALPH




(Above) This is an empty almost waist high wave. Plenty of them around this day. As you can see, another perfect day for longboarding. July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) The lad grew up across the street from this pic. Duffy McCarthy.
July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) It was glassy all day long. July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Duffy sliding along on the nose. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
It was pretty looking. Small and still very cold. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Behind the scenes look at 10th Street
. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





(Above)
Bobby Morgan was in town. He paddled out and caught one wave. July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Bobby and Duffy. Lot of years spent under that wall. July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery

















(Above)
These three little kids were cracking me up riding that SUP.
Same with Kim and Cory. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH

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(Above) Getting all artsy and abstract on ya.
July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





(Above) You have to admit, it does look tropical.
July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) I tilted this intentionally.
July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Sun, sky, and clouds.
July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Beach scenes at 10th Street. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery











(Above) Just another beautiful green wave on July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Behold, the ashes of the late Jeff King. Before they were spread
out in the waves off of 10th Street
. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery











These guys make the BEST decals.







(Above) 10th Street Selfies by Ralphie July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Erin Prawoko at 10th Street. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery















(Above) Rick Evans one of the originals of 10th Street. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery










(Above) Noreen, Mike, and Little Mikey at 10th Street
. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery













(Above) Mikey's first wave on his new board with mom watching it all.
July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) I didn't notice Noreen when I shot this pic. I was looking at the
empty wave
. July 9th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
Noreen takes one with hubby Mike watching it all go down.
These guys were truly enjoying a surf family session July 9th, 2017

Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery















(Above) And then, Mikey paddled out. 10th Street
. July 9th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




Today- The Annual Tavarua Trip for Peter Stokes
May 2017. Photos c/o Peter Stokes




(Above) I listened to Peter with mild shock as he told me, "20 minutes after this photo was taken, there were 40 guys in the line up." I guess things are no longer the same there in paradise. May, 2017 Photo c/o Peter Stokes
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(Above) If I could get a wave like this at Cloudbreak in a crowd, it would still be worth it to me. But Peter likes them big. May, 2017 Photo c/o Peter Stokes
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(Above) Even the racetrack at Restaurants lost it's magic this trip.
May, 2017
Photo c/o Peter Stokes
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(Above) I have seen the pics from each of his trips, and I admit, these pale in comparison to the other trips. May, 2017 Photo c/o Peter Stokes
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Today- Mike Girard's BIG SWINGING THING!
The Blue Ocean Club, Salisbury Beach. Ju
ly 14th, 2017
Photos by RALPH




(Above)
Comic Dave Russo opened the show. His Deniro impression was spot on. July 14th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
Mike Girard is one of the BEST all around entertainer's in the business. July 14th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
The Jewels are amazing. They each did some solo songs and they absolutely killed it. July 14th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
If you have never seen them, you need to put them on top of your bucket list of bands to see. July 14th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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We can scan them for you. And we get them back to you undamaged. Trust me. We can do this. People love the older stuff. So if you have any, please send 'em along. If you have prints/slides we can scan them for you as well.

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(Above)
Kevin Grondin last week in Mexico. July 2017
Photo by Danny Septum
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(Above)
Kenny Linseman, same place, same time.
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