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June 25th, 2017 The RUN is 10 out of 10 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There was waist to chest high surf 19th, 20th, and 21st this week.
Send your SURF Pics to me directly to ralph@adlantic.com.
Need photos by 12 noon on Saturdays. 
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Summer Solstice-Surfing With Smiles-First ESA Contest-
and Veteran's Count Fund raiser



And then, it was summer. The longest day of the year just so happened to fall on Day 3 of a three day swell. The remnants of the Father's Day Swell was still
pulsing. And we were once again greeted with waist plus surf. And while it never got bigger than head high, there was some beef on those that made it to shore. And those who are dialed in, made the right call at the right tide and scored some punchy little shoulder high crunchers.



This is Mikey Evans on one of his personal hand shaped boards that he makes himself. It's great watching him surf on all these special watercraft's.
This was Day 2. Like I said, it was quite punchy if you picked the right spot.

Summer Solstice is the kickoff for a number of Fun Surf related events.
like the first of three SURFING WITH SMILES nights.



For some, this event is the most fun of all. Judging by the number of volunteers I can see why. There's something special about working with these kids. It's such a wonderful experience for both the kids and the volunteers. And for anyone who has seen one of these nights, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Surfing With Smiles is exactly that.



These two are always smiling. And laughing. Heather and Dave both do so much for this program. It truly is amazing, what they do. There's a whole gallery below in the photo section of the first night. You should check it out.



This is Tara and her son Nick. Nick worked with my son Max, and he got a bunch of waves. I've got some good pics and good video of his rides.
The video is forthcoming, but the pics are down in the photo galleries.

The other Kick off Summer Event was the first ESA Contest.



The ESA is in their 50th Year! That's amazing. The contest went off without
a hitch. No rain, good enough surf, and plenty of contestants. Check out the gallery down in the photo section.



Speaking of 50 years. Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War,
I had the honor, and the privilege, to stand with my fellow Vietnam Veterans, as we were the Honorees, at the Black Tie Gala event "VETERANS COUNT. They raised over $500,000 last night to help veterans dealing with PTSD. They saved 111 vets from committing suicide last year alone here in NH.
An amazing, humbling, experience.



We all received this pin, and a document signed by President Obama.



Wish we had this kind of network when we came back. We were basically
on our own. Surfing Saved my life. I'm serious. I was slipping into the darkness. If not for surfing, and Rock and Roll, I don't believe I'd be here
today. I never would of met my beautiful wife, and had my 3 beautiful kids,
and two grandchildren. Thank God.

"Surfing Heals All Wounds"

 

 

 

 

 

 




This week's Ed's corner pic is from May 16th, 2013. It's Matt Colby driving off the bottom. I wouldn't be surprised, if most of you who have been surfing around here up until July 2014, didn't have an Ed pic of yourselves. Photo by Ed O'Connell
*Click the photo above to see a larger version of Ed's Pic.


Now for Some More Of My Weekly Global Observances
The news as of late has been borderline insane. It's hard to keep up with TRUMP TV. Every single day. But this? This story? I swear you can't make this shit up! And make no mistake, this is total bullshit.



The Serial rapist Bill Cosby got off by a hung jury. Now, that does not mean he's NOT guilty. It just means the jury couldn't get on the same page. Well, Old Pill Popping Bill has decided that he's going to go around the country and teach young men how not to get charged for sexual harassment. That's right.

What better person to represent those being charged with Sexual Harassment than Bill The Pill? This is like OJ saying he's going to
not stop until he finds the killer of his ex wife.
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he was coached by OJ. Nothing surprises me.


KSM Photoshop of the Week
OK, so it should be no surprise to any of you reading this BLOG that our boy KSM wants in on the Cosby Pill Popping Tour. KSM feels that his knowledge of treating women like swine would come in handy with the "Cos" and the Cos is in agreement. Here they are both seen leaving the courtroom last week.



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 Quaaludes at Home Depot
this week.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cory Fatello June 30th, 2017!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dave Cropper June 30th , 2017!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kyle Linseman June 30th, 2017!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Sidebottom June 30th, 2017!

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.




Hey check this out! From my old friend Jamie Hosker.




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Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.


Ralph













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All PHOTOS BELOW SHOT THIS WEEK
*Unless otherwise noted.
Today- The 3 Day Summer Solstice Swell.
Wednesday
June 21st, 2017. Photos by RALPH




(Above) The third day of the swell and there was still something to ride.
Wednesday June 21st, 2017
Photos by RALPH

*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





(Above) Clouds over Boars Head. Wednesday June 21st, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) He's getting closer and closer to the nose. Not quite there yet,
but he's trying. Wednesday June 21st, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Look Julian Edleman came to town. Nah, that's Robert looking an awful lot like number 11. Wednesday June 21st, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) I love watching Erin paddle almost as much, as I love to watch her surf. Grace and style. Wednesday June 21st, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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Today- The 3 Day Summer Solstice Swell.
Tuesday
June 20th, 2017. Photos by RALPH




(Above) There's someone I have not seen in a while. Jesse Gould.
Still as cool as you can get. Tuesday June 20th, 2017

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




(Above) Bryan Johnson looking down the line of a punchy left.
Tuesday June 20th, 2017
Photos by RALPH

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(Above) Julie Jakoboski taking the high line. Tuesday June 20th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Mikey Evans pulling in and under a "house" right.
Tuesday June 20th, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Gavin O'Hara is taller than me and can surf almost as good as his dad. You know how good he must be then. Tuesday June 20th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) The way Kenny has been surfing he might get close to his son's surfing. And you know how good Kyle is. Seriously, I'm seeing Kenny get better with each session. He sure puts a lot of time in the water.
Tuesday June 20th, 2017
Photos by RALPH

*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery



(Above) This is from a sequence. Mackey V sticking it straight up
and pulling it off. Tuesday June 20th, 2017
Photos by RALPH

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(Above) Later that night it went to a shimmering sheen across the wave faces.. Tuesday June 20th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Nicole Chouinard getting into one more before the tide filled in. Tuesday June 20th, 2017 Photos by RALPH
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Today- The 3 Day Summer Solstice Swell.
Monday
June 19th, 2017. Photos by RALPH




(Above) Jared Veltsos skipping across the roof. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Kyle Linseman pulling into a thick House Milk Shake.
Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) This boy is going places. Kai Nichols. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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These guys make the BEST decals.







(Above) Jared Veltsos floating one past his peers. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Mikey Evans blasting through the inside. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Jared and Max. I remember these two boogie boarding together
when they were pre-groms. Monday June 19th, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
Kai Nichols warming up. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH *Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) Kai Nichols feeling a little more looser. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Kyle Linseman pulling into a long tube that he made.
Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above) Richie Appel jamming into a snow bank. Monday June 19th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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Today- SURFING WITH SMILES
Thursday June 22nd,
2017. Photos by RALPH




(Above) The first of three. Everyone smiles at Surfing With Smiles.
Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
The water even warmed up 5 degrees. Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
Gracie and Jeff. We all love Gracie. Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
My man Bennett. He helped me shoot some video that night.
Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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(Above)
The calming and comforting hand goes a long way. Noreen
walks one of the kids down to the water's edge. Thursday June 22nd, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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Today- ESA-NNE Surf Contest Saturday June 24th, 2017.
Photos by RALPH




(Above) Speaking of smiles. First contest of the summer. June 24th, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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(Above) This kid can rip in any kind of conditions. Kai Nichols will look back on these days and give a nod of respect. For it was here that he learned the
ins and outs of competitive surfing. June 24th, 2017

Photos by RALPH
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Today- The 5th Annual VETERANS COUNT Gala Event
June 24th, 2017
Photos courtesy of RALPH




(Above) Rare sighting. Me in a tux. June 24th, 2017.
Photos by Tony B
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(Above) They raised over $500,000 to help save Veterans. June 24th, 2017
Photos by RALPH
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We welcome all Surf Related pics from our Readers. Just make sure they are at least 900 pixels wide. If you have any OLD photos of local New England surfers and or of local New England surfing, we would love to see them and share them with our readers.

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)
Hannah Vokey looking very stylish here. June 18th, 2017
Photo by Sam Vokey
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(Above)
Hannah backside at the V. June 18th, 2017
Photo by Sam Vokey
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(Above) ALL RISE: The 10th Street District Court Of Surf is Now in Session.
The Honorable Judge RALPH presiding. CASE #4
25 BLATANT DROP IN OF THE WEEK- Click the image above to see the outcome of this Surf Crime and the
Verdict that was rendered.
Photo by
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CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON on each clip to view videos

JUNEASTER June 7-8-2017 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

The welcomed Nor'easter we got on June 6th, 2017 that gave us 3 solid days of waves. All the points, reefs, and beaches were firing. I shot from NH to ME. And while the overall conditions were not exactly ideal, the vibe in and out of the water was filled with laughter. Why do surfers have to be so cruel to one another, especially when watching your buds get smoked out in the water? I don't know, but it's always been that way. We hoot when someone gets a good wave, and we howl when someone eats shit. Ha...I'm smiling now just writing this.

This web edit is a first for me. The shooting was shared with Kyle Linseman's cool Drone footage. I can foresee a partnership working with Kyle. He's stoked about shooting the action. And make no mistake about it, Kyle can rip. So for him to sacrifice his own surf time to shoot, speaks volumes of his new found passion. The music is by Meshell Ndegeocello and John Digwood. I'm stoked about this one. Hope you will be too.


DRONE 6-2-17 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

My first ever attempt at using a Drone. I guess I need one. Surfer is "Pev" shot in NH on June 2nd, 2017


MOTHER'S DAY SWELL May 14-15-16-2017 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo. This is the web edit for the 3 Day Mother's Day Swell. It never really got bigger than head high. And it rained the first two days. Still, it was surf, and beggars can't be choosers now can we. I did the edit today after hearing about the death Chris Cornell, lead singer for Soundgarden. He had a great voice. It's ironic because I was looking for the right song to go with this edit. And I believe I found it with Black Hole Sun. The surfers that I can remember are: Kai Nichols, Tom Hay, Andy Elliott, Mikey Moran, Skip Brunette, Erik Zak, Kody Grondin, Chris Stelman, Max Fatello, Mikey Evans, and a handful I couldn't ID. This is for all the mothers. past, present, and future. And it's in memory of Chris Cornell.

The Forgotten Go Pro Footage 2014-2016 Part 1
from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

This is a series of web edits that was all shot on my old GoPro. How old? Well it's the HERO II. So that's 3 GoPros ago. Did I just write that? I guess I did. Any way, this first edit was shot on the last day of Summer in 2014. The surfers are (that I can remember) : Perry Reynolds, Kai Nichols, Lenny Nichols, Mike Rosa, Zach Bru, Bryan Johnson, Kyle Linesman, Kenny Linseman, and a bunch of others. *You might want to take some Dramamine before watching this. It's all water shots, so no tripods were used. Music is by Trentemoller and Grenier.

The Forgotten GoPro Footage Part II 2014-2016 from Ralph's Pic Of The Week on Vimeo.

More of the GoPro footage I had lying around. It's pretty much small wall footage. Though, it is noteworthy a the clips of Kevin Grondin were all shot on his birthday last Jun 23d, 2016. The rest is mostly empty waves with Mackey getting a few. The real cool thing about this web edit is. 50 years ago today, May 12th, 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their debut LP. This song was on that record. And I remember it all like it was yesterday. Funny thing is, the song is as current today as it was 50 years ago. Do check it out.

 





 






























 

 

 

 

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taking off. Or you will end up here.




Today June 25th, 2017
"I'm telling you guys. I made that air. Look, just put the mouse over the pic and see for yourselves!!"
 


PUT THE MOUSE OVER THE PIC TO SEE. Photo by RALPH


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