Saturday, April 30, 2005
I snapped 1 speeder, mainly because after I came in, there weren't that many. Plus I was kind of locked into watching the scene in the water. I haven't seen it that crowded in a while. With the contest at Trestles, which by the way looked to be firing on all cylinders early, San-O was getting the bleed off. The short boarders were all over at the Sandbar as the tide dropped, getting some nice rides. Whatever, I still think they shouldn't come to San Onofre, leave it to the longboarders. Like that would ever happen! Hopping, snaking, crashing and floundering everywhere were the ever present Talegalites. I took more pictures and will stick some on the picture blog if they aren't all junk. The 3 part sequence featured below was one of the rides of the day.
Friday, April 29, 2005
Thursday, April 28, 2005
San Onofre, Calif. (AP) - A man attempting to burglarize a kiosk over the weekend locked himself in the trunk and was swiftly arrested, rangers said. A security guard for So. Cal. Edison followed a trail of blood to a banging noise coming from the trunk in the early morning hours Sunday. Park rangers responding to the scene expected to find a victim, but instead discovered the burglar. "Genius, pure genius," said Murphy the Mayor of San Onofre. Rangers said he cut himself on the door of the kiosk, then trickled blood across the parking lot to the car he eventually locked himself inside. The man initially told rangers he had been hit on the head and stuffed in the trunk, but rangers found items stolen from another kiosk inside the trunk with the suspect. "He popped the trunk and crawled in there to stash 300 annual passes," Murphy said. "But then he grabs the trunk to heave himself out and closes it on top of him. He's got to be the dumbest criminal of the day." The man was taken to Talega Medical Center to be treated for cuts, then to the San Diego County Jail to be booked on two counts of theft. Rangers did not identify the suspect.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Fellow surfer's, as I've said before, it's not all about you and it's not all about me when surfing. The whole experience should be one of joy...for everyone out there. I know for some of you this would be hard to do, but occasionally, why not turn to somebody in the line-up and say, "Hey, go ahead, it's your turn", even if the guy is a total kook. People who know me know that is how I am, I've said before that I get a certain amount of satisfaction seeing someone get a good wave. It's not like I really want to give a wave away, there are many, many times I'll give one up that I would really rather have gone on. I'm in the better position, but hey, SHARE! I have even complimented guys on good rides who I cannot really stand because they are either hoppers or hoggers. Amazingly, they will look at me with shock in their eyes, but a smile on their face. Well, OK not all of them, some just give me the "stink-eye", paddle back out and proceed to go on the next wave that comes, F*ck everyone else. Them be a**holes. Years ago, the surfing community was much smaller and there was a lot more camaraderie amongst the tribe members. Those are my roots. Surfers passing on the road would signal each other, thumbs up or thumbs down. Now what you get is the middle finger. People were much more helpful. I remember surfing Honolua in the early 70's and consistently getting my butt kicked when I would go for a tube ride. The lip would drive my nose into the water and I would eat it. A guy who I surfed with a lot, seeing my struggles, paddled up to me and gave me a tip. He said this is what you do to make those. It was a very simple thing, but it changed my surfing for the better, I started making those tube rides. I've never forgotten Mike Morris for that tip, he will remain in my memory forever. THAT is what surfing is about fellows! Or rather, that's how it used to be. Think about it.
Due to the bad light this morning, most of the speeders were out of focus, but I did nab 1. Final tabulation of votes is complete and we have, by a unanimous vote, our first inductee into the Hall of Shame.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The mayor, still recuperating from his foot injury, showed for opening, said hello to the Mini-Mayor, then drove off in his Talexus. Must be nice.
I'm sorry if I have offended anyone (well, besides FH) with my stating facts. Like I said, if the shoe fits, wear it. On the blogs, so far I have received almost unanimous support. At the beach, it's a different matter. Still overwhelmingly positive, but there are a few people who are giving me the cold shoulder (you know who you are). A few have voiced their displeasure to me, I appreciate that, but this IS my blog and I do what I want here, it's kind of like my own kingdom. I don't imagine the "cold shoulderers" will read this, because if that's the way they feel, then they shouldn't be coming around this blog! Simple. Don't like the show, turn it off. If by chance they do read this, then I have questions. Why not vote against FH's induction into the Fun Sucker's Hall of Shame? Post a comment, do SOMETHING!!! I am extending the vote until noon tomorrow. Whether you like me or my blogging means nothing to me. Whether you are sociable to me doesn't bother me either.
It's a beautiful day so far, enjoy it!
Monday, April 25, 2005
2. Are you wearing your golfer's socks? The pair with a hole in one.
3. The musician in jail was anxiously awaiting his next release.
4. Two clock makers argued and got ticked off.
5. To golf at your favorite course may require a long drive.
6. Outdoor lights were put up at a golf course - for people who liked swinging nightclubs.
7. She became a golf professional to earn her bread and putter.
8. As a golfer you have to have good fore-sight.
9. Golfers would wear wrinkled clothes if it weren't four irons.
10. The fact that he was a bad golfer was a fore-gone conclusion
11. A racer who was also a golfer really knew how to drive.
12. He would promise to play golf, but he didn't know how to follow through.
13. Golfers hate cake because they might get a slice.
14. Expensive golf clubs are par for the course.
15. If you golf on election day -- cast an absent-tee ballot.
16. A man named Jim Golf offered training on building golf courses called Golf's golf course course.
17. A photographer taking pictures of golfers says 'watch the birdie'.
18. The sound that a golf cart makes is: 'putt..putt..putt'.
I was asked to request that people refrain from calling Mah-tan by his other nickname, you know the one. Same as Skip's buddy on the old TV show, Skip and (rhymes with Party), if you can remember that far back. I told him that would not be a good idea because that would make it open season on him. Kind of like the infamous FH. Maybe by not actually putting the nickname on here it won't be so bad. I doubt it.
I urge you to cast your vote as there are less than 24 hours left. Look for the second nominee later tomorrow. Think Sandbar kook.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
- Law. Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation.
- A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
Now let's look at Libel.
1. A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages a person's reputation.
2. The act of presenting such material to the public.
Nope. Once again, I spoke the truth, I am sorry if it hurts. I will NOT back down, folks. If the shoe fits...
The rain was just starting to get heavier when I left a little after 7. On my way home, it was pouring in San Clemente. As I hit the Vista Hermosa offramp area, it stopped. Dana Point is minimally wet. Looks like the rain falls mainly in San Clemente, which I am sure is due to the Talega influence.
I am going to start a new blog where, after consulting with my attorney, I just may name a few names, if you know what I mean. I will describe as much as possible about you so others can be on the lookout. Pictures? Maybe. The name of the blog? Fun Suckers Hall of Shame. You want to suck the fun out of the surfing experience for others in the water? You just may show up on that site. I'm not talking about the people who occasionally have a lapse, heck I could include myself in that group. I'm talking about the people who everyone else has warned me about, who every time I watch, they personify a**hole. Surfing is not about catching EVERY wave that comes through when you are in the line-up, there's more to it than that. If you don't know what I am talking about, I feel sorry for you. You don't have a clue and never will. This makes you a menace to society...kind of like me! Have a problem with this? Find 'puttzle' under "Contributors", click the name, then click 'email', I'd love to here from you.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Shiny Surfboard: $650.00
Fancy Wetsuit: $275.00
Getting your HOPPING mug plastered all over the internet: PRICELESS!
Isn't the internet fun? So sue me...
There are two pictures of Panaman below. Now Panaman is one of the mellowest people in the water. I can count on two fingers the times I have seen him get upset out there. On each of the two waves pictured, he was screaming down the line and each time, just at the critical juncture, these two HOPPERS took off. And stuffed him. Totally clueless people. These were two of the best waves of the morning, ones where the guy was in a great position. After the second one, we saw him paddling over to the HOPPER for a few words. I'm standing on the beach, jumping up and down yelling "F*CKING HOPPER!" because I cannot stand that, especially when it's a friend getting HOPPED on an excellent wave. When Panaman came in, I asked him what happened. He said that after he vented, the guy said, "What's the big deal, it's San-O", or something to that effect. Panaman said he just lost it at that point. I can't blame him. If it was me, I don't know how I would have reacted, probably nowhere as nice as Panaman.
So on that note, there are additional pictures of the Taleglites as well as the crew on the picture blog.
Friday, April 22, 2005
Winds were all over the place, mostly side to offshore. Gusting then dying. However, the flags are all from the south and I think it's going to get blown to you know where. It must be some holiday because there is quite a mob at the Point, I will post some photos of the fun and of course, speeders, all 3 of them. Only three because most went by before I was in the shooting mode. Lucky them.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
I am having a lot of trouble this morning trying to post photos and have been failing in my attempts to update the picture site. Eventually it will work, so check it out a bit later.
SAN ONOFRE: "The state parks are installing bigger toilets to accommodate the increasing size of tourists butts," says Adrian Greenbaum of People Opposing Outsized Potties (POOP). "As a result, slim people have to perch on the edge of the seat and are in terrible danger of falling into the water and drowning. If you manufacture a toilet the size of a hot tub to cater to big fat kooks, bad things are going to happen." Greenbaum says outsized toilets are being installed in thousands of beaches and campgrounds and to date, more than 200 thin people have fallen off their perch on the seat and plunged into the water. "Thank goodness there have been no fatalities so far," he says. "But it's only a matter of time. A friend of mine was surfing at San Onofre and they had a toilet seat big enough to accommodate three normal people.Unfortunately he fell into the water and accidentally flushed at the same time. 'I could have been swept out to sea,' he told me. 'It was like being caught under the Niagara Falls.' "
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Osifer K. finally returned to the early morning crew, it was good to see him. The most stunning turn of events this morning was the appearance in the water of THE MAYOR! Now THAT took EVERYONE by surprise. We had to walk him through the proper techniques, but he is a quick learner (for an old guy) and soon was surfing like the Murphy of old. Every time he took off he would yell "FORE!" and act like he was teeing off. Then he'd walk to the nose (cross-stepping of course) and pretend to putt. He even did one of those Tiger Woods fist pumps.
The photo below is of one of three guys who went out at a spot the boys were calling Buffoon's Lagoon, straight off the Church parking lot. That place just THUMPS, due to the shallowness and shape of the beach. Not really a place to surf. Usually people who go out there are in for a big surprise and are simply clueless. These guys however, were having a blast and actually riding some of the waves successfully. Whoda thunk.
The fun continues on puttzle's pics.
San Clemente (AP) - A U.S. taxidermist has come up with a strange way to keep the memory of dead pets alive - cushions made from their fur. Dr. Ralph gets bereaved animal owners to send him their pets' bodies - which he then transforms into pillows and cushions. The soft furnishings feature the hair of your cat or dog on one side and the fabric of your choice on the other. And he has already sold hundreds of the Pet Pillows across the world in just a couple of months. Dr. Ralph from San Clemente, admits some people are initially shocked by the idea. But he said most animal lovers were thrilled by the chance to have a permanent reminder of their four-legged friends, such as a Mayor from San Onofre who had a gopher made into a golf ball cover.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
SAN ONOFRE - A 41-year-old man is behind bars today after he told rangers he left photos of his genitals on the vehicles of up to 100 women parked at surf beach, officials said. Rangers arrested the man on Tuesday on suspicion of public display of explicit sexual materials, public sexual indecency, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia, park ranger Sgt. Hal Dairywimple said. Rangers have been investigating at least 30 reports of photos left on the cars of women since 1999. Dairywimple said rangers are working with the FBI on possible additional cases. Rangers got a break in the case when a man left DNA when he touched himself in front of women at two separate locations in November and December. The DNA from both samples matched and was placed into the national Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Last month, rangers got a match to the DNA linking the crimes the suspect. Detectives began surveillance and said they saw him place a photo of his genitals on a woman's car Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. at the Point. He is being held in a San Diego County jail on an $18,000 bond, rangers said.
Official club records indicate that Terry received just 2 votes, but a recently uncovered diary belonging to a P. Proctor, indicate the election was rife with fraud and that Terry was the winner. Barney Wilkes, the man who actually served as president, was declared the winner.
Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million from the club to build a presidential library for Terry in Malibu. Stanley, president of the Tubesteak Historical Society, asked the San Onofre Surf Club Board of Directors on Monday night to donate $1 million from funds it expects to receive from Chuckie Cheese Restaurants. Stanley is also seeking funding from the State Parks. "Facts are on our side. History is on our side, the first president came from Malibu. We should have a presidential library," he said at a news conference. "The first election was rigged, that's why he lost. The Club needs to right this wrong and fork over the money."
However, San Onofre Mayor Murphy has a different take on plans to use the $1 million from Chuckie Cheese Restaurants. "I want a Barney Wilkes presidental library", said the Mayor. "Mr. Terry has been crying this tune for years. It's time he moved on. Barney was a great president and deserves this honor, for he is truly a legend."
Ranger D. has informed me that starting May 1, 2005, RV's longer than 28 feet will not be allowed in the park. They will be required to park in the upper Edison lot, by the kiosk. SCE, always the friendly, helpful neighbor, has graciously given the state use of the lot.The surf, as I said, is blown out as you can see from the picture. That's a bummer because there is some nice sized surf and it would be good with the right conditions. Looking at the weather for the next 10 days, it is calling for southerly winds all the way through. The plus side of that is the water should warm up! Looks like another stretch of no surfing for puttzle. We know that the Mayor will also not surf as the next two weeks he is attempting to join the Seniors Tour. We wish him well.
No additional pictures or speeders, sorry I know how you all look forward to that.
Monday, April 18, 2005
An arboreal nocturnal lemur, Daubentonia madagascariensis, a native to Madagascar, has been discovered in the bamboo at San Onofre. It is the largest nocturnal primate in the world and one of the strangest mammals on the planet, so it should fit in well at San Onofre. Park Rangers are befuddled as to how it got there.
Savage was sitting on his board about 100 feet offshore when the shark attacked. He told a newspaper that he rammed the board, a recent 70th birthday present from his girlfriend Sabrina Wentworth, into the shark's mouth. He said it was a Talega Surf & Sport Sano model . "I shoved the board at it like a barge pole," the Daily Sun post quoted him as saying. He said the shark released the board and he quickly headed for shore. "It was only about 10 or 15 seconds that I was waiting for a wave but it seemed like an eternity," he told the newspaper. "You think you'd go to jelly when something like this happens but I was surprisingly calm." The shark took two bites of the fiberglass board before stopping the attack, Dairywimple told The Associated Press by telephone.
"There were two big puncture mark bites on the board, but it didn't actually bite a hunk out of it so he was able to ride it in,"Dairywimple said He came back 30 minutes later to surf with a replacement board, Dairywimple said. Last month, a 20-foot Killer Whale tore a man in half and ate 3 black labs as he and the slobbering dogs floundered off the point.
I was just looking at the 10 day weather and right now it says that come Friday we are in for 5 or 6 days of showers, so there is still a chance for a new 'since recorded time' rainfall record. Something to shoot for.
I spoke to the Olympic Gold Medal Winner this morning. It sure was nice to hear his voice. Please continue to keep that fiesty sucker in your thoughts and prayers. Get better TM, we need you back out in the water!
For your entertainment, check out this story, this story and this story.
Sunday, April 17, 2005
As with yesterday, it is crowded with people who have no business going out at the Point. When it's a nice 3-5 feet (at least), the dang Point gets pretty darn good. Bummer is that all the Talegalites do is get in the way! Hopping, standing up no hands, falling off before they even get up, the usual kookage. I said it before and I'll say it again, these people need to start at Dogpatch and work their way up...over many years. Better yet, take up golfing.
Now don't forget, and this is the truth, SAN ONOFRE SURFING BEACH WILL BE CLOSED, Monday and Tuesday for major road construction. Anyone who wants to surf will have to park in the Edison lot up top by the kiosk and either walk down the cliff or the road.
More pictures and of course, SPEEDERS!
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Before you jump in the jalopy and head for good old San-O, let me tell you about the crowd. Oh yeah, every Talegalite with a pass or $10.00 was there. (NOTE: if anybody takes offense to our use of the term "Talegalite", which we have trademarked and will be seeking recourse if anyone uses it without our permission, rest assured that we only use it in the fondest of terms). Spread all over the place, insuring hoppage to the max. If you could catch a nice one, it is excellent. Therein lies the rub, almost no way was that possible as the morning progressed. Don't believe me, then check the picture place.
Don't forget the speeders!
Friday, April 15, 2005
I have to mention something that I did this morning that I am not really that proud of. I fully hopped and then stuffed someone. On purpose. There's this guy who has been surfing the Zanzabar and nearby area for about a year now. He has repeatedly hopped me and totally screwed up my ride. I'll be on the peak, nice left, streaking down the line and he will hop me in the most critical part. Repeatedly...and it's not only me that he does that to so don't think it's some grudge against me. Grumpy, I'm sure you know who I am referring to. I've exchanged "pleasantries" with him more than once. He hasn't "learned" yet. Today, I grabbed a wave, jammed right only to find him in the process of dropping in on me. I came off the bottom right at him and he got out, but his damn board almost knocked me in the head! That's it! I paddled over to the Bar and waited. Here comes a left, I'm waayyyy down on the shoulder. He takes off. I wait. I hop. I stuff. I rejoice. After further thought, I suck! What I did is something that totally pisses me off when I am the receivee. I feel dirty.
As you should know, there are speeders and other surf pictures from today on the picture blog. Oh, and Jason, I was not taking your picture, I was trying to catch the fool speeding the other direction...and I got him.
The envelope was one of two that contained harassing materials, according to a report filed Friday with park rangers. The envelopes also contained aletter from someone complaining about the beach's ban on smoking in enclosed public places. Park rangers declined to comment about the contents of the letter, but Lt. Hal Dairywimple said officers are investigating. Dairywimple said rangers think both envelopes were sent by the same person.
The harassing letter - which had no return address - was discovered Friday
by mini mayor, an aide who opens all of Murphy's mail. San Onofre officials routinely receive phone calls, letters, e-mails and faxes from beachgoers upset about an issue or the way someone voted, but this communication crossed the line, Murphy said. "An angry letter is not that big a surprise," he said. "This was just a very, very sick person."
Thursday, April 14, 2005
SAN ONOFRE - The state parks plan to upgrade hygiene in its public toilets to meet international standards as it prepares to host the World Toilet Summit next year, a park official said Wednesday.
"Toilets are very important for the beach's image in the eyes of visitors," said Ralph Chareonsak, a senior official of the State Parks Public Health Ministry.
The conference is to be held at surf beach in May 2006.
The first summit, organized by the World Toilet Organization, was held in 2001 at Doheny, where toilet facilities are often in need of upgrades. Topics discussed at the meetings include toilet design and technology, toilet management and hygiene and energy-saving measures.
As a service for tax filers, the IRS has contracted with the State Parks to accept 2004 tax filings tomorrow at the kiosk. They will be stamped with San Onofre, mailed and processed. That way you can eliminate the trip to the post office to mail it off and come straight to the beach. You can drop it off anytime during park hours which are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Because I am out of work and have nothing better to do, I have posted additionl pictures on puttzle's pics.