Archive for the ‘Ron’ 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


Photo Gallery from Johnson Avenue and from Hangers in Satellite Beach.

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Nice rib to maybe chest high right at Johnson Ave.  Surfer? Who?  1 of 2 shot sequence.  From February 22 ene swell.

Nice rib to maybe chest high right at Johnson Ave. Surfer? Who? 1 of 2 shot sequence. From February 22 ene swell.

I’ll post more in the next week from a couple killer rides by Sunny, and Rip Van Mike who finally woke up after a few broken bones.  He still ain’t over the hill, but I’ll save that for another day.  It needs to be handled with care 🙂

Nice wave, the third shot it closed out, but the short burst looked really fun.  Image 2 of 2 shot sequence.  Photos by Oldwaverider

Nice wave, the third shot it closed out, but the short burst looked really fun. Image 2 of 2 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

It was an awesome session late today!   Started out rib to occasional chest high at the Cape, beautiful sets,  nice drops with a few turns and a quick exit.  I just watched and shot some images.

Ron I believe.  Perfect form and smooth style for the "out of towner", just kidding.  Image 1 of 5 in sequence.

Ron I believe. Perfect form and smooth style for the "out of towner", just kidding. Image 1 of 5 in sequence.

Then Chad and I headed down South for an 11 AM sesh, and for the first half hour it was like 1 in 15 waves were makeable at best, but nice head high faces on the drop with a quick closeout, and then it changed.  It started to hold up a little better, maybe 1 in 8 would hold up,  and then we got some of those 70 to 100 yard shoulders pumping most and some times all the way to the beach.  Almost all lefts.  A few select rights.  Brother Chad nailed at least 2 or 3 of em in the 100 yard plus range, with one solid, did I say solid?; 150 yard right from far outside, all the way to 1 foot deep water, and used that as his bus ride in 🙂  He smoked it.   I got the perfect left (except for a small epileptic surge on a few re-entries)  to take me most of the way in 🙂  A bunch of rail-grabbing left take-offs for chasing speed up high on the wave.

Image 2 of 5 shots in sequence.  I believe its Ron.

Image 2 of 5 shots in sequence. I believe its Ron.

Most of the outside sets were shoulder high, and maybe a head high set rolled thru every now and then.  See new chart, compliments of thewavecaster.com here.

Image 3 of 5 shots.

Image 3 of 5 shots.

Surf Thursday is looking to be maybe thigh at the Cape and waist in Satellite.  Strong strong offshore winds.  They may even blow it flat tonight, but I suspect there may be a trickle for 2 hours in the morning and then done…………………

Image 4 of 5, Ron intent on getting ahead of the closeout :)  Photos by Oldwaverider

Image 4 of 5, Ron intent on getting ahead of the closeout 🙂 Photos by Oldwaverider

Well it don't look like he's gonna climb past the peak, but he definitely got the best place for speed !  Image 5 of 5 shot sequence, Ron, Feb. 22 Wednesday morning.

Well it don't look like he's gonna climb past the peak, but he definitely got the best place for speed ! Image 5 of 5 shot sequence, Ron, Feb. 22 Wednesday morning.

Starts Satellite Beach photos from today also.

Starts Satellite Beach photos from today also.

This old-timer is a regular here.  He know right where to hang, to milk it for all it's worth.  Image 1 of 7 shot sequence.  Satellite Beach

This old-timer is a regular here. He know right where to hang, to milk it for all it's worth. Image 1 of 7 shot sequence. Satellite Beach

The lip giving him a love tap on the top of his hat.  Image 2 of 7 shot sequence.  Wed.  Feb. 22 around 1:00 PM Photos by Oldwaverider

The lip giving him a love tap on the top of his hat. Image 2 of 7 shot sequence. Wed. Feb. 22 around 1:00 PM Photos by Oldwaverider

He's dropping low to climb out ahead of the lip that is just dying to smack him away :) Image 3 of 7 shot sequence.  A regular at this spot.

He's dropping low to climb out ahead of the lip that is just dying to smack him away 🙂 Image 3 of 7 shot sequence. A regular at this spot.

Pulling back up high again to get, just right back under the lip.  Image 4 of 7 in sequence.

Pulling back up high again to get, just right back under the lip. Image 4 of 7 in sequence.

Slotted perfect right under the lip.  Adrenaline junkie or what?  Image 5 of 7 in sequence.

Slotted perfect right under the lip. Adrenaline junkie or what? Image 5 of 7 in sequence.

Pulls out of a slight barrell and another attempt to drop low and pull out in front. Image 6 of 7 sequence.

Pulls out of a slight barrell and another attempt to drop low and pull out in front. Image 6 of 7 sequence.

I think he climbed ahead of this next part, but I ran out of film, ouch ;)  Image 7 of 7 shot sequence.  Wed Feb 22 Satellite Beach.

I think he climbed ahead of this next part, but I ran out of film, ouch 😉 Image 7 of 7 shot sequence. Wed Feb 22 Satellite Beach.

Nice shoulder to head high right.  You had to work these waves high up top to beat the face.  This one closed out on the 4rth photo.  Image 1 of 3 in sequence.

Nice shoulder to head high right. You had to work these waves high up top to beat the face. This one closed out on the 4rth photo. Image 1 of 3 in sequence.

Beautiful wave, just a little too fast.  Image 2 of 3 in sequence.

Beautiful wave, just a little too fast. Image 2 of 3 in sequence.

He tried his best.  This was one of 3 guys I met on the boardwalk.  They are doing the Engineer program from UCF.  Trying to forget Differential Equations :)  They were surfing North of Chad and I during their first session.   Image 3 of 3

He tried his best. This was one of 3 guys I met on the boardwalk. They are doing the Engineer program from UCF. Trying to forget Differential Equations 🙂 They were surfing North of Chad and I during their first session. Image 3 of 3

I had to show you these pictures from Indialantic from thewavecaster.com for Feb. 22 today

I had to show you these pictures from Indialantic from thewavecaster.com for Feb. 22 today

Hope ya enjoy the pics !

Oldwaverider


JOHNSON AVENUE SURF GALLERY – 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW, SORT OF (Sept thru Dec.)

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John thanking our Creator for these gifts :)

John thanking our Creator for these gifts 🙂

SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE AT 8:30 AM;  THE SMALL INCOMING SWELL WAS 3.5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AT THE 120, BUT……….it stopped coming in at 11 PM last night (Saturday night), which means about 8 or 9 hours travel time to our beaches, so it was here at maybe 8 AM, and then dropped to 2.5 ft at 10 seconds at the 120 at Midnight  which is not the minimum we need for a swell to hit the beach.  We need about 2.6 to 3 feet at 10 or 11 seconds to get a ground swell that is ridable here (Ross at CFL surf figured that one out). Sorry folks, no waves.  Maybe a ripple for SUP’s and big long boards when the tide gets lower, but the winds turn onshore by noon.  But have a great Sunday anyhow with the nice weather 🙂 Back to Friday nights update post below……..

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO SEE LARGER HIGHER REZ IMAGES…

Slept thru the New Year…;)>

A few Johnson Avenue Surfers, 2011 year in review………………photo gallery 🙂

Big, No.  ……….Possibly fun and rideable, yeah 🙂    Tonight an Easterly Swell is creeping in and kicking out the steep NE swell we’ve had.

Thursday was great, waist high plus in Satellite, perfect glass, light 5 to 7 offshore winds.  It was even comfortable without any suit.  Yeah, I did have a rash guard on and it was 1:00 and a nice 60 degrees, so yeah that did help.

Brother Chad...

Brother Chad...

Anyhow, Saturday morn should bring some knee to rib high waves from the Cape to Satellite.  Light offshore winds SW to West most of Saturday around 3 to 6 mph.  I’d say, if it ain’t big enough

Oldwaverider....T.S. Maria

Oldwaverider....T.S. Maria

here at the Cape, pick your spot in Satellite at mid-tide high going low and you should have some waist high long lines somewhere.It will be 52 at daybreak, but by 9 AM sunny and 60 ° , so if you don’t want the suit to bog ya down, it will be rash guard-able.

Dr. John...

Dr. John...

Sunday, should be 6 to 9.5 inches bigger on the face, same air temps, offshore from the NW,

Dave the Ripper.......

Dave the Ripper.......

but……………………….., it will turn onshore by Noon or earlier.  So if you’re gonna do Church,  do it at 8, and be in the water by 9:30.  May have some rib high waves down South and maybe some thigh high at the Cape.

Sunny (Daniel)....

Sunny (Daniel)....

DON’T FORGET CAPE CANAVERAL FRIDAY FEST TONIGHT!  The band is “Vilifi”  and they are damn good.  (scuse the french).  The Fest goes from 6 to 10 PM, great food, great beer, awesome local Art

Bouncer Ron (Mr. High Tech actual :)..............

Bouncer Ron (Mr. High Tech actual :)..............

Unknown Gator Girl.........

Unknown Gator Girl.........

Brother MIke from Lakeland..............

Brother MIke from Lakeland..............

Unknown female at Johnson Avenue............

Unknown female at Johnson Avenue............

Unknown guy Johnson Avenue Surfer...

Unknown guy Johnson Avenue Surfer...

Same unknown guy, but just a nice J-Ave line to see............

Same unknown guy, but just a nice J-Ave line to see............

A shameless 2nd shot of Oldwaverider, going left................:)

A shameless 2nd shot of Oldwaverider, going left................:)

Dave the Ripper, going backside, prepping to get some air before this puppy closes out :)  Photo by Chad

Dave the Ripper, going backside, prepping to get some air before this puppy closes out 🙂 Photo by Chad

Sunny (dave the rippers - protege:)) making a "made easy" re-entry, from a nice glassy day in South Cocoa Beach.  Photo by Chad

Sunny (dave the rippers - protege:)) making a "made easy" re-entry, from a nice glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. Photo by Chad

talent, Vendors, and ya may meet your future companion, hey whatever !

Have a great weekend!

Oldwaverider
Oldwaverider Film Ministries (one day 🙂


RON – PHOTO GALLERY

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Ron the Bouncer (but actual better Medical Device Mousetrap Designer) chasing a sweet but hard to outrun waist high glassy face. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

Ron the Bouncer (but actual better Medical Device Mousetrap Designer) chasing a sweet but hard to outrun waist high glassy face. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

The photos here of Bouncer Ron (actually a high-tech guy) were from Hurricane Maria, Day one here as the first wrinkle of the storm hit our coast at Johnson Ave. on September 13.  Ron,  Dr. John and Chad were out for a good session, nice thigh to waist high lines coming in…but as far as the Surf call to be expected for Wednesday (11-9) thru the weekend surf, here’s what we have shaping up;

Wednesday, still looking to be a couple feet overhead in Satellite Beach with lousy winds for them.  The Cape could be chest to head high and clean to semi-glass because of the morning North winds around 12 mph starting out.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a small gift of NNW winds for a while, but definitely not for long, till maybe 9 or 10 if it happens at all.

Ya gotta admit,  he pushed it as far to the nose as he could to chase ahead of the lip, but mother nature just wasn't co-operating :) Image 2 of 3 in sequence.

Ya gotta admit, he pushed it as far to the nose as he could to chase ahead of the lip, but mother nature just wasn't co-operating 🙂 Image 2 of 3 in sequence.

Thursday is still looking to be awesome, probably chest high plus or minus here at the Cape, with NW winds less than 10 mph,  so we could have a good entertaining photo session for me, since I’ll be nursing a cracked rib for 3 more weeks :(, ah well s _ _ t happens…

The race of the chase is done.  Fun ride though.  Image 3 of 3.

The race of the chase is done. Fun ride though. Image 3 of 3.

It ought to be head high to 2 feet overhead down South also on Thursday, and the NW winds will probably give them some epic waves too.  Funny how that works.  When we get SW winds it just don’t look as pretty here as NW wind do down south, something about the angle of the coast thing 🙂

Friday at daybreak there may be some slight offshore winds here at the Cape with possible waist high waves, but by early to mid-morning the swell will be gone as a new NE ‘ster, not quite as pretty nor near as big as this last one will start coming in, with mostly sloppy wind chop with no ground swell element to it as it becomes total weak wind chop by Sunday.

A perfect backside assault.  Enjoying the speed of a perfectly lined up wall. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

A perfect backside assault. Enjoying the speed of a perfectly lined up wall. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

After Friday daybreak, not much to talk about.  Man we’ve had a run.

Continuing to enjoy all the real estate a longboard has to offer :) Image 2 of 3

Continuing to enjoy all the real estate a longboard has to offer 🙂 Image 2 of 3

Image 3 of 3, staying up high to milk it for what it's worth.

Image 3 of 3, staying up high to milk it for what it's worth.

Hopefully Thursday, we’ll have the regular J-Ave crew off work, out in the water so we can gather a collage of local friends talent in still semi-warm water. Maybe even the local skateboard park can watch itself for awhile 🙂

later,

old-temporarily-broken-waverider