Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thanks Marty!!!

WHAAAAT??? We're having our first ever sale event here at the shop on Feb 5th in the parking lot. Music, free hot dogs, super deals on clothes, wetsuits, and Tudor surfboards! Get right out of town!

I pulled away from my house Monday morning thinking I was strolling out for a mellow mid-morning, early weekday session. As I neared the startlingly crowded buzz of cardiff commotion stretching from the Reef to Swami's my hopes of getting some wide open sliders began to diminish quickly. I peered fearfully from the safety of the glass encasement of my car at lines ten deep of people waiting to rinse off at the shower and people clogging every parking lot entry and exit anxiously waiting to pounce on any legal place to rest their vehicle. Minding my own personal sense of well being and positivity I encouraged my self to not get frustrated and that the stoke would reveal itself if I calmly let it. As I crept into the swami's lot I snagged myself a parking slot first lap and so did Jim Swarthow. I was now becoming slightly re-assured by my internal self persuasions to stay optimistic.
With fifty guys out front we walked a tad north as we usually do. In search of something healthier than the crowded elbow bump screaming match mumbo that the Swami pack promotes we stroked out into the open stretches at Patches. We shared some ideas as to why the crowds were so thick and related it to the flaring sunshine and the warm temps that we have been waiting for since last year. With more insight we realized it was a holiday, and we aptly named in Martin Luther Ding day as we watched the drop-in parade down the way at Swami's. As the tide continued to back away the surf improved and within a half an hour the surf was putting on it's best show. A whole heck of a gosh darn lot of waves later and no more energy to expel I took one in and shuffled up to the rocks shaky legged and hungry as a spring grizzly. Looking out to sea as Jim catches one in and I smile and waggle my head in awe of how the day had unraveled.
As I have been reminded of so many times these past couple years I was once again taken aback by the power of perception and positivity and the doors it opens in this life. This day was just another subtle reminder that you can make anything what you want it to be and sometimes you can find yourself in complete bliss with just a little effort. Hope you made it through the holiday weekend without any dings and a smile on your face. Thanks for dropping by. -Bloggins-

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blog Jammin' with Kenny!

Our cups may be half empty but the shop is full of flavor. We got some good stuff a brewin....

Well.....ok we are or I suppose Kenny Bloggins is finally back into this blog business once again. The hiatus was a little suspect but this is a new year right? At least that's what somebody said the other day. Keep your eye's peeled for a more consistent and fun-filled blog from here on out. Things were really popping over the holidays around here even though it was raining like Seattle and we were wearing our snorkels. Thick steamers seem to be flying out the door lately and I can't keep the booties stocked quick enough. Hoods and gloves??!!?? Yep, we got em' so if your extremities are turning white and giving up on you we got some rubber for those lonely little limbs as well. As usual we have an array or new arrivals in the board room; Takayama In the Pinks, DT-2's, Beach Breaks, and Scorpions. Got a hot new batch of Kookbox Twin Pins shaped by Jeff McCallum as well as some longer models by Wayne Rich. And........we will be receiving a batch of Christenson shortboards any day now. That's right I said it, we will have some thrusters in the shop again for the first time in a long time. Our board room has had a face lift to accommodate all the wonderful surf craft that live here, and we have been working our tookus' off to try to make this place really nice inside and out. With all that news, we invite you to come on down and burn some time poking around. There's Lot's to look at, talk about, and go home with if that's your fancy. Happy News Year, -Bloggins-

Rainbows, Craigs, Minnards, Channel Islands', Finelines.....The used room! So hot right now!
Got a favorite old classic tale? Maybe you can have a new favorite shirt too.
We're not sure if it's ok to wear one if you haven't read the book. You decide.
I gotta start reading.
The egg/longboard rack has some lookers on it as well. Weber, Takayama, Anderson.....just cause they is used don't mean they don't work!
Jeff MCCallum did some design work for Mr. Tudor and the folks at Kookbox this batch. These things look like they came from NASA.

Our bug collection stings.
Donald's Oceanside showroom may be a thing of the past but we're picking up where he left off. The Takayama's are in season.
Board room face lift.

Thanks for stopping by San Diego! and.....WOrld:)