500th day of the Blog…Crazy weather in So Cal… Sea Walk in Outside Magazine!

Wow, I can not believe that we started the blog exactly 500 days ago! Even though I have only managed to get up about 350 or so posts I still feel like it has been quite the journey so far, and  can`t wait to see what the next 500 days will bring my way! The posts should be coming daily from here on out so keep checing back for all the latest.

The weather has been insane the last few days. Definitely more rain in the last few days than we have had in the last few years I would imagine. There is tons of swell in the water as well, lets just hope it cleans up a bit these next few days and we could be frothing!

Here are a few shots I took from T-street today as well as some shots of Christian and the 5`0 Cole Aviso in the new double-issue of Outside Magazine! The shots were taken by Yazzy on there 42 day journey to the Arctic Circle last year, most of which they spent in the Lofton Islands of Norway. I am always amazed by Christians ability to surf so well no matter what the conditions. He is a really remarkable young man and I have so much respect for all that he has been able to overcome and accomplish at such a young age. Check back soon for more…


Three different Fireblades (Area 51) now available!

Johnny just finished up the tool for the 5`5 Aviso Fireblade and pulled the first board out the other day. We now have the 5`5, 5`9 and 6`1 Fireblade`s all available in Aviso Technology!  Check back soon for shots of Christian , Carlson, Naki and the rest of the crew putting them to the test during the best winter in years  here in the Northern Pacific…

Johnny with the very first 5`5 Fireblade straight from the tool

Johnny with the very first 5`5 Fireblade in Aviso Tech

The 5`9 Aviso Fireblade designed by Cole Simler. My personal favorite..


Checking out one of the first 6`1 Fireblade`s that came down last week...

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Rain, hail and tornados in the OC?

Looks like El Nino is starting to show its face a bit lately, eh?  Today saw a huge increase in swell up and down the coast, along with lots of rain and at least one confirmed tornado that tossed some boats about in the south bay. Since it never rains here in Southern California the roads have been a mess lately, and I have seen accidents left and right the last few days. There was actually a little window of surf today, but if you were not on it quick you were basically stuck in a torrential downpour. Keep your eyes peeled the next few days and you could score if you are willing to risk the muck…

VW bus blown over on PCH leading into Newport. Photo from the LA Times...

SC pier before dark

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More shots of Drew Ventura

Here are a few more shots my friend Drew just sent over the other night of him riding his 5`9 Timmy Patterson Aviso.  Drew is part of a long line of talented surfers who call San Clemente home, and shines both in and out of the water! Check back soon for more of Drew and the rest of the boys…

Creek dredger

Drew flying high!

Drew flying high!

Sick layback


Fun waves today despite the weather

There were some fun waves around town today! Things are looking even better over the next few days as well…

The beaches had a few corners before the tide got too low...

Thank goodness we have the point to retreat to!

Good thing we have the point to retreat to!




Quick pic…

Here is a quick shot from yesterday. I got home super late so no blog last night ,but I will be back with more this afternoon. There is a light rain falling in town right now, but no wind and I hear the swell is building again.  Got to love California in the winter…

5`0 Cole and 5`5 Mayhem

Lines on the Horizon

Lines on the Horizon