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Dream Come True. Oct 29th, 2016

dsc_0557The swell peaked perfectly over the weekend. I captured just a few of many waves and surfers on this Saturday afternoon.


High Noon Round Up. Oct 28th, 2016

The waves picked up early Friday and the Port Aransas locals were the first to get a taste.   A low off the Yucatan produced the swell was to lasted for 3 days. (more pix in the mix!)


Warm Up Surf Session. Oct 26-27th, 2016

The surf was beautiful but mellow on Wednesday and Thursday. Thanks to Trevor, Rowdy and the gals for posing for a few shots. More photos to come of the weekend swell.


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SUP Fishing 101. Oct. 12th 2016

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Where there’s a SUP,  there’s a way! After gearing up the Xterra inflatable boards we paddled to the tip of the jetty. Most folks will agree; you make it up as you go when you fish on a SUP. This day the dolphin were frisky and baby blacktips were cruising. The sharks were hungry so good thing we didn’t land any hooks or teeth.


Cloud Show. Sept. 16th, 2016

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I spotted the Port Aransas Lifeguards on their daily training paddle this  morning.  Thanks for the photo op!  Garrett tested out the new  Xterra 12.6 Inflatable Touring board. The water was deliciously clear,  but the clouds and sky had most of my attention.


Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Board. Sept 15th, 2016

Go LD,  making fun outta nuttin’ ! 


Jetty Pop! Sept. 11th, 2016

I love September. Today’s water was clear and calm enough to see wildlife.  Des landed a spanish mackerel and another kayaker hooked skipjack (aka “the poor man’s tarpon”) and reported seeing a 10 foot manta ray! I’m pretty sure it was a group of ling that appeared not far from me. Whatever they were, they were big. Enjoy the water everyone!


Port A Green Dream Machine. Sept 7th

dsc_0278Just before the “whomp” at G street last Wednesday, there was a small swell at the pier. The morning sunlight beautifully enhanced the water color like it always does: deep marine green on the front side and light, seafoam green when backlit. Gorgeous! Surfers weren’t  bad either. 


Port A Surf and Soul Cinema Series.

An awesome collection of films on surfing/skating were shown May 13th & 14th at Sirena Outfitters and the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Attendance was tremedous, so it will happen again. Stay tuned!

Follow at http://www.portaransassurfandsoul.com

 

 

 

 

 


2009-A Look Back

Don’t know if anyone remembers Animoto -before Vimeo was cool. Here’s a look back to the 2009-2010 Fall and Winter surf season in Port A. Resolution and quality has improved tremendously since then, but I’ve always loved this slideshow maker. Thanks Animoto.


Do Your Thang! Feb 2, 2016

DSC_0423Gusty off shore, sunny and lined up. It was a day to do your surf “thang.” However you did it, it was great!


A Night of Nature Surfing. Dec 23, 2015

DSC_0118The moon came up; dolphins were surfing, ducks were swimming and a huge tree was bobbing under the pier. I guess, it’s true, “if you don’t go, you won’t know.” 


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Port Aransas Open Surf Contest. Dec 12-13, 2015


Pier to Jetty Swim. Dec 9, 2015

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Laura and Des swam the mile distance from the pier to tip of the jetty with kayak, SUP and dolphin support! Laura was super fast. Other than Des scaring a few fisherman on the jetty with his speedo, it was a smooth crossing for him in the 62 degree water. What a gorgeous day to fulfill their goal. 


Sunset Blues Crew. Dec 8, 2015

DSC_0115Late afternoon brought pink light onto the blue water paddle out. 


Surfing Dave’s Outrigger canoe, video. Dec 7, 2015

Click here to watch on vimeo for higher resolution. 


Port A Hawaiian Style. Dec 7, 2015

DSC_0035While it may not be “a date that will live in infamy”,  it was a memorable surf session. After all, it’s not every day that you find yourself making a lane for a Hawaiian outrigger 4 man surfing canoe. Beautifully built by Dave Parsons, this thing can surf!


Ms. Wow!

Thanks to everyone! Great movie night and great company!

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Port A Photographic. Nov 18, 2015

DSC_0287Windy conditions faded on Wednesday for picture perfect surf!


Little Monday. Nov 2nd, 2015

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One more day of swell, thank you!


Perfect Port A Surf. Nov 1st, 2015

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That’s what I’m talking about!   The swell graced us with its presence for 3 distinct days. Hope you surfed your little arms off.  What a joy to watch everyone, especially those wave catching machines: Port A middle schoolers- you guys rock!

 

 

 


Halloween Surf. Oct 31st, 2015

DSC_0081 (1)Like they say, “If you can surf Port A, you can surf anywhere!”  The front brought wind, rain and swell.   But it got even better the next day.


Chasing Dolphins, Sept.29, 2015

Paddling out is always an adventure- Because “you’ll never know if you don’t go!”

Happy Birthday Laura!