Monday, July 26, 2010

Outdoor Japan, Surf Article

Officially a published writer and Photographer, or a Photojournalist.

Go pick up a copy of Outdoor Japan or go to and order a copy of this months issue July/Aug 2010. The super cool thing about this Magazine, its both in English and Japanese for all articles. For surfers living near and around Tokyo there is a great Surf Guide for all seasons.

 The article I wrote is called "get you fix on route 338" its a four page spread on surfing in and around Misawa, Japan. This is the first time that I have been Published and I am super stoked on how it turned out.

Bio inside..

I would show the rest of the article but, you will have to go out a buy a copy of Outdoor Japan to see what else is inside, or maybe in a month or so it will be available online. 

Friday, July 23, 2010


Along with our trip to Mt. Fuji. We spent the following day cruising around Tokyo in the Heat of Summer..Tokyo was super hot. More at the bottom...
Burton Tokyo

Had to make a mad dash over to Shinjuku to a book store that sold Outdoor Japan. Check out this months issue..pretty stoked. I wrote an article for them on surfing in Northern Aomori Prefecture. Next post will feature the article.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mt. Fuji Hike

Took a quick trip to Tokyo and Fuji-san over the weekend. Hiking Mt Fuji is a pretty difficult day hike and fortunately we had great weather and our 3 month old son held his own and made to the Summit. Yeah, He was pretty heavy to carry. And no, I will not do it again, that is carry our child. Next time he will have to hike it on his own. It was a great experience as you stop at each station to have your Fuji-stick branded proving that you made it to each destination. Now who want to hike it in the winter? Coming down would be so much more fun...Tokyo pics coming soon.

630am Start time.
With our 3 month old

Branding the sticks

Almost there...
The Summit Shrine
Summit Station Hut..

Family Photo 
The way down

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Packing for Mt. Fuji

Headed down to Tokyo/ Fuji-san for the weekend. Yes we are going to Hike with our 3 month old. Should be interesting? Weather permitting, we are prepared to summit that Volcano. Sending...

Offshore Waves at 5.0

Yesterday brought strong winds from the west. Stiff offshore winds create amazing looking waves. Too bad we didn't have more swell? I love surfing on these kind of days. You can't see when your paddling into the wave... and when you duck dive through a bigger set and come out the other side, you can feel the rain pouring down from the spray of the waves. It always a great feeling from mother nature. Looking forward to Typhoon Season and more of the pristine offshore days.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer surf in Misawa

Yesterday we had lots of rain but also offshore winds in the afternoon. Nice little wedge on the inside.  This morning was lack luster with much smaller waves but still shred-able. And I guess everyone decided to start surfing again because there was way to many people in the water. See ya in the water.

Little buckets...

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I'm a Cannon guy.  The Cannon G10 is the most particle for me with convertible lenses. Some of these cameras still have film in them that need to be developed and I have no idea whats on them. Could be an interesting project. Its amazing to what you hold onto?