Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Simpsons Movie

Before your spend your $9, I should tell you that her scene was cut.

Monday, July 30, 2007

San-O Surfing Tip No. 85: Rain & Sewage






Experts recommend that you do not surf for a full 72 hours after rainfall, longer if it hasn't rained in some time.

Friday, July 27, 2007

San-O Surfing Tip No. 84: Approaching Locals

When you paddle out into a new lineup for the first time, chances are good that you are paddling out into a group of people that have known each other for years. They will generally not be particularly happy to see a new face. They will have no idea if you have any manners or not, if you will be a wave hog, if you will go out of turn, etc. If you show up full of attitude, you can expect to be received as poorly as if you had just burst into a stranger's living room uninvited.
This is Joseph. He's a local I met at San-O. He's worked at the SONGS nuclear power plant for 12 years. He surfs straight out from the power plant's water outfall. At first he gave me the 1000 yard stare, but in time he came to accept me.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

San-O Surfing Tip No. 83: Sunglasses

In 1998, a group of eye care professionals studied 438 San Onofre and Trestles surfers who had spent years in the water. The surfers who wore no eye protection while on the beach had three times as many cataracts - a clouding of the eye's natural lens - as those who wore sunglasses. Based on this study and others, eye care professionals recommend that surfers wear UV-absorbent sunglasses while on the beach, and many recommend sports sunglasses be worn in the water as well.

You should always buy sunglasses with 99% or 100% UV protection. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight is linked to eye disease. Both plastic and glass lenses absorb some UV light, but UV absorption can be improved by adding chemicals to the lens material during manufacturing or by applying special lens coatings. Some manufacturers' labels say "UV absorption up to 400nm." This is the same thing as 100% UV absorption.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

San-O Surfing Tip No. 82: Preparing For The Walk To Trestles

Plan ahead.
There are no
food or drink
concession stands
at San-O or Trestles.
It's best to eat
something before
you take the long
walk to Trestles
to surf. The surf
at Trestles may
be to die for,
but you don't
want to die
of starvation
before you finish
the walk back.

Politically Incorrect Part 2.

Two Mexicans are riding along Pacific Coast Highway on a motorbike. They break down and start hitching a lift. A friendly trucker stops to see if he can help and the Mexicans ask him for a lift. He tells them he has no room in the wagon as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls. The Mexicans put it to the driver that if they can manage to fit in the back with their bike will he take them and he agrees. They manage to squeeze themselves and their motorbike into the back of the wagon so the driver shuts the the doors and gets off on his way. By this time he is really late and so puts his foot down.

Sure enough a copper pulls him over for speeding. The good officer asks the driver what he is carrying to which he replies, "Mexican eggs."

The policeman obviously doesn't believe this so wants to take a look. He opens the back door and quickly shuts and locks it.

He gets onto his radio and calls for immediate backup from as many officers as possible.

The dispatcher asks what emergency he has that requires so many officers.

"I've got a wagon with 20,000 Mexican eggs in it. 2 have hatched and the bastards have managed to steal a motorbike already."

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Interesting pattern

Thank you Keep.

Politically Incorrect

On that fateful day, Davy Crockett woke up and walked from his bunk on the floor of the Alamo up to the observation post on the west wall. Col. William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were up there already.

As the three gazed at the hordes of Mexicans moving steadily towards them, Davy turned to Bowie with a puzzled look on his face and asked, "Jim...are we landscaping today?"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Typical Sunday at San-O

(Thanks, M.)

Rx2008 Presidential Order 002

Thanks to NeoN, I have become aware of Rx2008, one of the unheralded (until now) candidates for president.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

iPod stash place.

Remember that.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Speeders beware!

Speed bumps are next at Sano.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Photo removed.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sailing in the Surf

If you thought the 'sweepers' were a pain...imagine getting hopped by these guys.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The sandbar was going off this morning.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Those kooky Chinese are at it again. They have opened what they are billing as the world's largest restroom! View the slide show.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Dynamite Surfing

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Lei -Z Days

I like this idea Unt.

Puttzle's Corner

Since San-O Daze has strayed from being a surfing blog and a few have mentioned they would like to see it return to a surfing oriented location, I have returned to posting surfing and San Onofre related stuff on Lei-Z Daze. San-O Daze is too far gone to suddenly reform it, and besides, I kind of like it as is.

The posts on Lei-Z Daze may be sporadic for a bit as I am without a vehicle for now and have to depend on the kindness of some good friends to get to San-O.

I have taken the liberty of turning off comments for this post, as I know it will generate some drivel. Aloha.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Real Girls Keeping It Real At The Real Sandbar

There really wasn't much surf.

Beach Volleyball Spams The Globe

Looks like a volleyball game at San-O, except it's a Chinese player in the four day long Asian Beach Volleyball Tournament in Hyderabad, India. Hyderabad is located hundreds of miles from the ocean at more than seventeen hundred feet elevation. It has a fascinating history. It's sister city is Riverside, California.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Surf Session

Just after 6 am. I paddled out today.
Soon to follow were several other players.
I really had a great session, I'm glad I did so.
The back is good.

Ahhhh. Low tide is a good time to wear a leash. Buy one from Dingo!

Nazi U-Boat Photo Copyright?

It was one year ago today that I posted a picture of a Nazi U-Boat washed up at San-O to this blog. This morning I get an email from someone claiming to own the copyright to the photo. It’s unclear from the email if the guy in this photo is the writer or merely someone holding the framed photo for a picture. I don’t know whether to take the email seriously or if it’s intended as humor. The writer claims that he licences the photo out, but never sells it. He says that my posting it here a year ago violated his copyright. He includes a long explanation of the Copyright Act, Trademark laws, foreign treaties as concern copyrights (in case I am a foreigner, I guess - or maybe he is, I don’t know) and a formal demand for compensation. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


SAN CLEMENTE (Rueters) - Sheriff's officers in the Southern California city of San Clemente were surprised to see a car passing by with a man sitting on a bicycle on its roof.

The driver and his wife, when stopped by officers, said they heard a noise while waiting at a traffic light, but did not realize they were taking on an extra passenger.

The man, identified as BK, took the free ride after drinking at San Onofre beach, a popular hangout for drinkers and was fined for public drunkenness, not carrying an identity card and providing a false identity to the police.

Things to do

Check out this article on Terry Martin that was in today's L.A. Times. Then go to the Rick Griffin retrospective at the Laguna Art Museum! Happy Fourth, and remember, no alcohol at San-O.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Former Dogpatch Regular Divorces

Salman Rushdie, 60, best known for his novel "The Satanic Verses," which outraged many Muslims and sparked death threats that forced him to live in hiding for nine years, is divorcing his model/actress wife, shown here and with Salman. Many regulars from the late 80s through the late 90s will remember Salman, though by a different name.

Moon Phase