Category Archives: Surfing Life

Surf Report: Life, Interrupted … Realizing I Was So Happy Before COVID-19

Santa Monica, CA — Seven weeks ago, I felt Happy. My Life was good, filled with Blessings. The Corona Virus changed all that, slowly stripping away my happiness, my blessings, leaving me with what, I’m not sure:  My Health? Tests … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Even Among Santa Monica’s Most Affluent Neighborhoods, Homeless People Are There To Be Counted

Santa Monica, CA  — It’s 10:30 PM at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, and 300 volunteers gather to receive their assignment for this year’s Homeless Count. I am among them.  We are Santa Monica. Citizens. Residents. Human Beings confronted with the … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Santa Monica Remains The Home of the Homeless, But The City Is Determined to Solve This Crisis

    5:45 AM – Santa Monica, CA – My bed is warm and cozy this morning, and I feel extra grateful for this seemingly ordinary comfort as it’s a cold 53 degrees outside where nearly a thousand people are … Continue reading

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Travel Surf Report: 72 Hours In Park City

Steve La Rue’s annual trek to Park City, Utah does not disappoint! Good snow, sunny skies, outdoor firepits and hot tubs, and bourbon. The Brothers La Rue return to the Wasatch. Continue reading

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Surf Report: Man Seeks Coffee Shop

          Santa Monica, CA — Local Man Seeks Area Coffee Shop. Must Open Early (Surfers Hours!)  Coffee Should Be Strong! Discounted Prices For Regulars A+ Please Respond In Comments Section Below If Your Shop Is Available … Continue reading

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Surf Report: What’s To Eat In Your Earthquake Kit? (Now is a Good Time to Stock Up on Beefaroni)

Santa Monica, CA — Those recent Ridgecrest earthquakes were pretty darn powerful:  7.1 followed by thousands of aftershocks. The years of being reminded that Los Angeles is in the Hot Zone, and that we are way overdue for a major … Continue reading

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Surf Report: An American (Surfer) in Paris – Epilogue

Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. —  Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Paris — The month-long stay has come to a close.  That last bottle of Red Wine has been drunk and … Continue reading

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Surf Report: An American (Surfer) In Paris – Part 3

    Week Three: In The Groove Paris — I have got it together now. Am getting up early. Am going for walks along The Seine. Paris sleeps in. Those red wine comas have that effect on ya. This river … Continue reading

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An American (Surfer) In Paris – Continued

             Day 10: My Feet Are Killing Me. Paris — I live at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, so when I think about going on holiday, I don’t want to go to the beaches … Continue reading

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Surf Report: An American (Surfer) in Paris

     The Pacific Ocean is still really cold.  There has been very little surf all Winter.  So, while the Spring winds warm the water, I am off on holiday in search of Friends, Fromage, and A Moveable Feast. Day … Continue reading

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