Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rained out

Not going to risk the sinus infection.... nothing to report. Move along. Move along.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Turtle Feet, Surfer's Beat Review

The book is about a tenn girl's brief trip to Costa Rica, amidst family issues, and personal strife. Her parents were experiencing some marital problems due to the father being on location for photo shoots much of the year. The trip was viewed as way for the parents to reconcile their marriage and for the kids to experience a glimpse of their father's work life.

The book is easy to read, though it does jump here and there. It is as if some pages were missing in the manuscript. It is because of it's brevity to detail that allows the book to go by quickly. The story is captivating as it gives some informative trivia about leatherback turtles, an inkling to the Costa Rican ex-pat influenced culture, a dash of surfing, all wrapped around the turmoils of a teenage girl wading through the pitfalls and elation of romance.

A few more details here and there would have been great, but I can't say that it detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book. The target audience is clearly for teenage girls out there and not so much boys. There are also some more adult related content, though not in any detail as to warrant any cautionary red flags from parents. It is no more explicit than what is shown in PG-13 movies these days.

If you're a teen guy, I don't know if this book has enough surfing to satisfy you. If you're a teen girl, then this book is more up your alley. Entertaining, but definitely suited for gals, especially if they are surfers.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Small and Racy

The waves weren't that big last Saturday, but they were bowling for sure. If you were good or lucky, you could get a mini barrel.

The water temps dropped off by more than 5 degrees, so I was out there in a wetsuit again. Felt funny at first, both because it was harder to paddle, but also because a lot of people were trunking it given that we were suffering a heat wave.

After hopping in, I was glad I did wear a wetsuit. The water was chilly and I wanted to be comfortable. I rode a bunch of lefts and the drift was on.

I didn't even bother going out on Sunday. The beach was a zoo with all the people trying to escape the heat and enjoy the last official weekend of summer. There were so many people in the water that it was dangerous. People dropping in on others and then you have to dodge all the bathers on the inside section. Not a good thing at all.

Labor day was okay. The size improved a lot and I heard it kept improving throughout the week. I didn't catch many waves at first, until I started just charging it. The water warmed up again, but there were still some cold spots. The skies were a little overcast, but nothing too bad.

I'm slowly reading a surf related book geared towards teen girls right now and should have a review up soon. Watch for it!
Clerks II - July 21, 2006