Monday, August 31, 2009

Lets get lost drive...

So a couple of days ago we busted our dog templar out of prison, i mean kennel for a lets go "get lost drive." We just so happened to take the road directly to the Pacific ocean. One day prior to our "get lost drive" I stumbled into a local surf shop in Misawa called 338surf. I rapped out with the owner for a bit and he showed me a few spots on google earth of where to surf in the area. He told me in the winter "dry suites" are a must, if you want to surf? Yeah we'll see..I'm counting on riding a different kind of wave this winter.....ok back on getting lost. We took a left coming out of the main gate of the AF Base and followed it right to the Pacific Ocean. A five minute drive. Took a quick left when it dead ends and pulled it a small parking lot on the right and walked up over this grassy knoll and my eyes light up like christmas morning. It was offshore winds, sunny about chest to maybe shoulder high and this left was pealing off this jetty like it was Newport 54th street minus the crowds of course. I couldn't believe it? Surf this close to home? So hyped! But reality soon set in as my Boards are still in transport from the US. So to all my fellow surfers out there who are planning in coming to Japan for snowboarding...there is pretty good surf too. We are in the heart of typhoon season right now and it will continue until November. These typhoon produce great swell for the East coast of Japan much like Hurricane season for the East coast of the US. I will produce more once I actually get my boards and wet suits here.

"Surfing a source... it will change your life...swear to God" Thank you Point Break.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Templar goes to Japan

Traveling with a Dog to a foreign Country is not easy. There is so much paper work and quarantine issues that one has do deal with. Here are a few pics from Templar's experience to Japan. Just a quick little run down on her adventure.
  • Fly from SFO-TYO 15 hours in kennel
  • Spend a night in a pet Hotel
  • Drive between 2 ariports
  • Fly from TYO-Misawa 3 hours in kennel
  • Now stuck in kennel on base until our house is ready next week, but we can take her out for a few hours a day for a play. This dog is so traumatized...probably thinking its never going to end.
Meanwhile our dog we left behind Marley is living it up in Scottsdale chasing rabbits and lizards. Somehow Marley got the better end of the deal for the time being. Enjoy the Pics...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

6,000 Pounds of stuff!

It's amazing, that in 48 hours your entire life can be packed into boxes and wooden crates. Our first shipment will fly by air and should be there within a months time. (1,000 lbs) Important contents include: surfboards, skateboards, beach cruisers and clothes...and really what else do you need? The rest of our 5,000 pounds were packed into wooden crates and will be shipped via slow boat on a cargo ship to Japan. They board up your life and tell you the next time this is open in will be in front of your house. Yeah I hope so...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

San O' Surfing/Camping

Surfing/Camping Trip

3 Days
2 Hours of flying
8 Hours in an Airports/SAC-SNA, LAX-SAC
12 Hours of Surf logged
# of Beers drank?

So this was a last ditch effort to surf and camp before we depart for Japan. Great trip, waves and friends.

What a way to say goodbye to good friends and SoCal for the next 3 or 4 years. Thanks to Travis and Mike W. for most of these pics.

The "OG" Burton LA Snow Crew