Archive for the ‘Don’ Category


We have a very cool, unique group of Surfer friends in the neighborhood.  And I felt rather obsessed to share the still images and video that I have shot the last few years of as many of us as I could.

I apologize that 3 or 4 people, I was just not around, to get as much photos or video as I could, and in some of the photos, I was forced to shoot footage directly into the Sun, which can definitely degrade the photo or footage.  But with that said, I do hope y’all enjoy this, I tried to create in a way to bridge the Young and the Old 🙂

 

Thanks for the Opportunity,

Oldwaverider (Art)

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THREE YEARS IN REVIEW VIDEO  of Johnson Avenue Surfers will be live on January 1st, 2014, yeah tomorrow 🙂

My apologies for not sharing any reports for the last couple of swells we have had;  as Y’all know, my main focus, is to share the Awesome Talent and Efforts, of those that surf from around the Neighborhood, by catching them on Camera or Video.  This may be at the end  of our street, the Jetty, the Cocoa Beach Pier, Satellite Beach and anywhere in between.

Screenshot capture of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review Video - December 2013

Screenshot capture of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review Video – December 2013

It’s taken me 70 or so hours to compile this baby, so that’s why I’ve been away from sharing any updates, and we all know that Surfline, Seaweed and Ross are there for that purpose anyhow 🙂

I will post the Video sometime New Years Day or tonight if I finish in time.  The Surfers present are Chad, Don, Dr. John, Sunny, Me (Oldwaverider), Chuck, Chris (Orlando), Joe (Boston), Lacey, Mike (my buddy from Lakeland), Dave (Sunny’s dad), Scooter, Ron, Tim C., Dennis (Core Surf),  and Paul (Jeremy’s kin and the Emu Bird Man).

I apologize if I missed anyone, and if I did, and you know I have footage of you, let me know, and I will update the final Video.  The Soundtrack part will be provided by Bob Marley, Guerilla Jazz of Hawaii (I hope) and perhaps one other artist.  I tried to use the Shins, but they have the U.S. blocked from using their copyright, so the tunes may have some change if YouTube lets me know.

Thanks for letting me capture the Great Times and Awesome Talent & People in sharing this compilation with You!

Happy New Year, and Be Safe 🙂

Oldwaverider


Kam, riding her first at Johnson Avenue, Video by DonKam, an 8 year old, Don’s grandaughter, just learned to Surf today (which was Saturday, 7/20), for the first time.  I would say, she has not only great potential, but perhaps, she puts a few in the neighborhood to shame 🙂     She has the right Stoke and Attitude!  Note: YouTube, allowed me to flip the video that was upsidedown (you know how cell phones are),  now hopefully, their processing team will make this happen, they said after I flipped it, just to sit tight, and come back 🙂

Click on the photo or here (YouTube tried to flip it for the embed version but didn’t, so, thanks for living with a link to it 🙂


Perfect small glassy lines today at Johnson Avenue!

DON – PHOTO GALLERY

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A perfect knee to thigh high crusier, backside line, Don taking this one all the way in. Image 1 of 7 shot sequence. May 16, 2012 Johnson Ave.  Photo by Oldwaverider

A perfect knee to thigh high crusier, backside line, Don taking this one all the way in. Image 1 of 7 shot sequence. May 16, 2012 Johnson Ave. Photo by Oldwaverider

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This 7 shot sequence of Don, was this morning around 11 AM today at dead low tide.  Perfect glassy lines, almost looked like a ground swell, but it was a crazy 1.5 foot at 8 second swell, with offshore light winds until just before 12.

Don, perfect left.  Image 2 of 7 in sequence, Wednesday morning.  Photo by Oldwaverider

Don, perfect left. Image 2 of 7 in sequence, Wednesday morning. Photo by Oldwaverider

Update at 10:20 Pm Wednesday night,  it just hit 4 feet at 12 seconds at the 120 buoy, so we may be in luck if it keeps pushing in. 

Upcoming surf for Thursday morning,  a new piggyback swell, seemed to be forming a ground swell, for like 1 foot at 12 seconds as the charts show.  It hit 4 feet at 8 seconds at the 120, and was a 2.5 foot swell at 12 or 13 seconds at the 20 mile buoy, also at 8 PM.

Don, cruising backside forever on this perfect left line.  Image 3 of 7.

Don, cruising backside forever on this perfect left line. Image 3 of 7.

I have seen a 1.5 foot swell at 11 seconds deliver chest high waves at Perkins this time of year.  But…………..

I give a 60 % call for some knee to thigh high sets up North here, and waist high down South in Satellite Beach.  The swell angle is 72° which isn’t to steep from the North and mostly East, so we could have some fun waves.

Don, just like the battery......................Image 4 of 7,  photos by Oldwaverider

Don, just like the battery………………….Image 4 of 7, photos by Oldwaverider

Mid-tide of high going low is around 8:50 AM,  and with west winds light, I don’t think it will blow it flat at all, as long as the swell does actually come all the way in 🙂

Don, image 5 of 7, Johnson Avenue, a day that should have been no waves :)

Don, image 5 of 7, Johnson Avenue, a day that should have been no waves 🙂

Don, still showing off to the Lady in Black :) well, maybe he's not, but I would have been :)  Image 6 of 7.

Don, still showing off to the Lady in Black 🙂 well, maybe he’s not, but I would have been 🙂 Image 6 of 7.

He closes the deal, and takes it in on the perfect left of the day;  a fine day at Johnson Avenue. Image 7 of 7 shot sequence.

He closes the deal, and takes it in on the perfect left of the day; a fine day at Johnson Avenue. Image 7 of 7 shot sequence.

Don, calling it a day.  And a fun day it was.  May 16 2012.

Don, calling it a day. And a fun day it was. May 16 2012.

Hope ya enjoy the pics from today, and the waves on Thursday if they deliver!

I will be getting more consistent again on posts and photos.  I confess that a few new and cool factors in my life have taken me away a bit, but we are slowly getting focus back 🙂