Category Archives: Surfing Life

Surf Report: Another Mother’s Day, Another Onslaught of Emails Asking You To Buy Stuff (Which Is Annoying When Your Mom Is Dead!)

Paris, France — For the last several weeks, the emails have been arriving fast and furious urging me to not forget to buy something for Mom. Take Mom to Brunch! Buy Mom Some Flowers! It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate … Continue reading

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Surf Report: California Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day – Series To Binge, Books To Revisit, and Photos for That Inevitable Surf Memoir

Santa Monica, CA — I never realized just how much writing I did at my local coffee shop on Main Street, which has been closed for two months, and that’s exactly how long it’s been since my last Post.  Yikes. … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Santa Monica’s Main Street Bids Farewell to Longtime Favorite Peet’s Coffee

         Santa Monica, CA — A friend of mine on Twitter recently asked that his followers (including me) to refrain from publishing photos of their Lattes in 2018 saying they all look the same. He’s got a … Continue reading

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Surf Report: 48 Hours in Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah — No better place to escape smoky California wildfires in December than this sleepy Silver Mining town that is better known for hosting the Sundance Film Festival in January, and for great skiing, of course. Like all … Continue reading

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Dallas Surf Report: Hidden History – A Room With THE View at SMU

{Updated Aug. 24, 2019} Dallas, Texas — At my Alma Mater, Southern Methodist University (SMU), there is a Room with, hands down, the best view of the campus and of the Dallas skyline. And, it’s a 100-year-old Secret to most … Continue reading

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Surf Report: My First Job As The Weekend DJ for the Local Radio Station in Hodgenville, Kentucky — Radio Days, Indeed

Santa Monica, CA — Little known fact:  When I was 16 years old, my first job was working as the Weekend DJ at the local radio station in my hometown of Hodgenville, KY (pop. 2,500).  As it turns out, my first … Continue reading

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Style Surf Report: Rafael Nadal Rocks Fashion (And Business) Both On And Off The Court — Vamos!

Santa Monica, CA — This week, the tennis world slides into Paris and the terre battue of Roland Garros, aka, The French Open.  And as you know, dear Readers, when I’m not surfing, I am most likely playing Tennis. Rafael Nadal, a … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day…

If you need me, I’ll be at the pool.  

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Surf Report: Mother’s Day Is A Day To Get Creative When Mom Has Exited Stage Right…How I Handle A Difficult Day

Santa Monica, CA – Just got an email from Peets Coffee alerting me that today is the Last Day to Order Mother’s Day Gifts with Free Shipping! There is no Reply function available to this email, but if there were, … Continue reading

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Beach Surf Report: Something’s Wild Across from Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica

Santa Monica , CA — Across the Bike Path from the Annenberg Community Beach House in North Santa Monica, is a non-descript, enclosed section of beach adjacent to an unused lifeguard tower not yet ready for Summer. There’s no Signage. To … Continue reading

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