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 🙂
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.
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!
FINAL SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH VIDEOAND THE 747 PIGGYBACK RIDE WITH SHUTTLE TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTEplus a little Surfing in it on the same launch day with Scooter and some still shots of Chad on our epic day in April or May of this year (2012, for future readers 🙂
SATURDAY NIGHT 10:30 PM SURF UPDATE FOR SUNDAY MORNING! The winds are supposed to lay down to around 5 mph East in the Am, instead of the 10 to 15 mph that I thought would be here, and the winds may stay light until after lunch. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Well, this looks like a ground swell, so we could have some lines with nice form and rib high waves at the Cape and chest to shoulder high maybe down South with very nice form.
The music is by the Phenomenal “Jack Johnson” , Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Surfer, Videographer, need I say more about Jack? 🙂 The track is titled “Traffic In The Sky”, and the Insane photo is by the great PhotographerMalia Johnson and her husband Stu Johnson, Photographer, they both live in Fiji and shoot the epic “Cloudbreak” and “Restaurants” surfbreaks in Tavuara, Fiji. I have them mentioned in my Links page on this site.
Coming Surf! For 2 days running, it still appears that Monday is the potential Epic Day with chest high waves down South and maybe bigger sets, and waist high plus at the Cape (from a ground swell), with offshore winds maybe all morning. Today the swell starts rolling in slowly, peaks on Sunday with median onshore winds maybe chest high at the Cape, so Sunday at the right tides (high going low), it could be really fun! Tuesdaymay also have some morning offshore winds with the size dropping off some.
When I look at the buoys tonight, I will probably do an update for Sunday and talk about the wind speeds a little more accurately.
Have a Great Weekend and Enjoy Summer Waves! Three summers in a row we have had waves (not including Canes), so our God has been gracious 🙂