Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Dog feces causes high bacterial levels in rivers, and streams, making the water unsafe to drink, starving waterways of oxygen and killing aquatic life.
But I still like dogs.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY...
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY.
A LARGE...LONG PERIOD WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE AT
TIMES THROUGH FRIDAY WITH A PERIOD OF AROUND 16 SECONDS. MOST OF THE
SURF WILL BE BETWEEN 4 TO 7 FEET...WITH LOCAL SETS TO NEAR 9 FEET
AT EXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES. THE SURF WILL DECREASE ON FRIDAY
WITH MAX SETS TO AROUND 7 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
HIGH TIDES WILL BE 6 FEET OR LESS THROUGH FRIDAY AND ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO BE A FACTOR. THE LARGE SURF WILL CAUSE LOCAL BEACH
IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM EXPOSED
COASTAL STRUCTURES OR ROCKS DURING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS. VERY
LARGE WAVES CAN SUDDENLY SWEEP ACROSS PREVIOUSLY DRY AREAS.
SWIMMING OR SURFING IN THESE WAVES MAY BE DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE
DUE TO POWERFUL WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
...WET WEATHER MOVING BACK INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND...
A STRING OF DISTURBANCES OVER THE EAST PACIFIC WILL BE MOVING
THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEGINNING ON FRIDAY AND CONTINUING
THROUGH SUNDAY. PERIODS OF RAIN...AND SNOW AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN
THE MOUNTAINS ARE EXPECTED. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL BRING LIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS
FRIDAY MORNING. AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO IS POSSIBLE EARLY IN
THE MORNING WITH LOCALLY BRIEF HEAVY RAIN. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY
ANOTHER PERIOD OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN ON SATURDAY MORNING. ONE
FINAL ROUND OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW IS POSSIBLE
LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING. IN BETWEEN EACH SYSTEM...LIGHT
SHOWERS MAY LINGER NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS DUE TO CONTINUED
MOIST WESTERLY FLOW.
TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT THROUGH SUNDAY SHOULD
GENERALLY BE IN THE RANGE OF 0.75 TO 1.75 INCHES FOR THE COAST AND
VALLEYS...AND 2.00 TO LOCALLY 4.00 INCHES ON THE FOOTHILLS AND
COASTAL SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS. THE BIGGEST TOTALS SHOULD BE IN THE
SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE WHERE
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP. SNOW LEVELS WILL INITIALLY BE QUITE HIGH ON
FRIDAY...NEAR 7000 FEET...BUT SHOULD FALL TO AROUND 5500 FEET OVER
THE SAN BERNARDINOS AND 6500 FEET OVER THE SAN JACINTOS BY SUNDAY
MORNING...WHERE UP SIX INCHES OF SNOW COULD ACCUMULATE BY SUNDAY
NIGHT. LITTLE SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ON THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY
MOUNTAINS. IN THE DESERTS...GENERALLY ONE HALF INCH OF RAIN OR LESS
RAINFALL OF SEVERAL INCHES COULD CAUSE RIVERS TO RISE ENOUGH TO
FLOOD LOW-LYING...TYPICALLY FLOOD PRONE AREAS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
EVEN THOUGH WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED FOR SAN DIEGO
COUNTY AT THIS TIME...ISOLATED CONVECTION...OR A SLIGHT SHIFT IN THE
STORM TRACK WOULD MAKE IT MORE LIKELY. OF MAIN CONCERN WOULD BE THE
SOUTH COAST NEAR THE TIJUANA RIVER...AND THE SAN DIEGO RIVER...WHERE
LOW-WATER CROSSINGS WOULD NEED TO BE BARRICADED.
HEAVY RAINFALL ON RECENT BURN AREAS COULD RESULT IN LIFE-THREATENING
DEBRIS FLOWS. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAY BE NEEDED IN THESE AREAS BY
PERSONS LIVING IN AND CLOSE TO RECENTLY BURNED AREAS OR IN LOW-LYING
AREAS SUBJECT TO RIVER AND STREAM FLOODING SHOULD KEEP ABREAST OF
STAYED TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER EVENT.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
It took a year of repairs before beams of protons circulated late Friday in the Large Hadron Collider for the first time since it was heavily damaged by a simple electrical fault.Circulation of the beams was a significant leap forward. The European Organization for Nuclear Research has taken the restart of the collider step by step to avoid further setbacks as it moves toward new scientific experiments — probably starting in January — regarding themakeup of matter and the universe. Story continues below ↓
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Don't mess with musicians that have access to U-Tube.
A musician named Dave Carroll recently had difficulty with United
Airlines. United apparently damaged his treasured Taylor guitar ($3500)
during a flight. Dave spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay
for damages caused by baggage handlers to his custom Taylor guitar.
During his final exchange with the United Customer Relations Manager, he
stated that he was left with no choice other than to create a music
video for U-Tube exposing their lack of cooperation. The Manager
responded, "Good luck with that one, pal."
So he posted a retaliatory video on U-Tube. The video has since
received over 5.5 million hits. United Airlines contacted the musician
and attempted settlement in exchange for pulling the video. Naturally
his response was, "Good luck with that one, pal."
Taylor Guitars sent the musician two new custom guitars in appreciation
for the product recognition from the video that has lead to a sharp
increase in orders.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The governor's office calls it a random coincidence. With awkward wording in a generic note not mentioning the topic of the bill he was vetoing?
Whoever gave that explanation is a girly man. Man up Arnold. Take responsibility for your humor.
basically a 'show and tell' custom built on a Thompson fancy version of the
Thompson Contender). The Caliber....600 Nitro Express.
That's right...an elephant gun round in a handgun. The story goes that the
guy that built it is some kind of custom gun maker, and built this as an
exhibition piece. He takes it to the range with him just to show it off, and
the big guy that shot it (in the video) had been bugging the builder to let
him shoot it.
Only until fairly recently (early-mid '80's IIRC) the 600 Nitro Express was
hands down the biggest, nastiest, hardest hitting, and heaviest recoiling
weapon you could buy.
It was designed for one simple purpose...to knock an elephant flat on his
butt...., it was really built as an exhibition piece for guys 'compensating'
This cartridge is known for breaking collarbones, arms, shoulders....of the
In the gun world they use what is termed a 'recoil index' to kind of give
prospective buyers an idea of what a gun kicks like.. A 30-06 gets a rating
of a 1.0, which for many people is about the limit of what they can shoot
multiple rounds comfortably.
A 243 BR is rated at like a 0.4, a 270 was like a 0.8, etc. The 600 Nitro
Express is rated at a 9.4.......9.4 times more punishing power than a 30-06.
Now watch the video
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Levels of bacteria rise significantly in ocean waters during and after rainstorms. Elevated levels of bacteria may continue for a period of up to 7 days depending upon the intensity of the rain and the volume of runoff. Elevated bacteria levels in ocean water may cause someone to become ill or die. It is recommended that beach users avoid contact with ocean water for a period of 7 days after rainfall ends.
If you need to surf in a sewer, do it here:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
As plainly seen in this picture I shot this morning, construction on the new watermain is going full blast. Remember, no RV's until work is complete, estimated at 90 days. No lining-up before 5:45 or the rangers will run you out or worse ticket you.
Parking is tight due to all the equipment. It is still advised to journey to Trails or Doheny during this period.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Exclusive San-O Daze video of the aftermath of the line cutting incident. Witnesses reported that a late model Escalade with 6 Soft Tops on the roof decided that he was too important to wait in line with everyone else and made an attempt to cut the line as it began to move at 6AM this morning. Several shots were fired hitting at least one subject, presumably the Escalade driver. Edison Security and Park Rangers immediatley cordoned off the area resulting in a massive traffic jam and forcing the closure of the beach. No arrests have been made, but a person of interest has been held for questioning.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
After 35 years in South Orange County I have relocated to North County San Diego.
All of that time was spent in the trades. I have recently closed the books on my Contracting Company to take on a new adventure.
After nearly a year of grooming my resume I have achieved my goal. I am going to climb aboard the money train, that's correct I will be employed by the U.S. Government on Camp Pendleton.
I will start my new job early in November. The attached photo is the new digs, yes I am trailer trash.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, RV's will not be allowed in the park. Sorry Shotzy, it's only a temporary thing while construction goes on. That is supposed to take about 90 days. The construction equipment and staging area will take up approximately 100 of the parking spaces now allocated. Only 200 cars will be allowed in the park at a time, then the turn-around will begin.
Since things will be a bit tight at San-O, the rangers will be policing the line in the morning. Nobody will be allowed to line-up until 5:45. Once again, RV's will be turned away as there will not be adequate space for them.
The upside to all this is a nice new water supply that should last for a very long time. Maybe they will put hot and cold water!
Our advice is to look up Murphy down at trails or maybe try Doheny until construction is completed. Can you imagine what that turn-around will be like?
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The earthquake had a magnitude of up to 8.3 as it struck between Samoa and American Samoa around dawn Tuesday, sending terrified residents fleeing for higher ground.
It's expected to hit Orange County at 9:16 p.m. tonight. I've got the crane with the light hooked up to the truck. Meet at the usual spot for night surfing.
Supplemental information (5:05 p.m.):
Curt Kaplan of the National Weather Service says "if I were on the coast, I would move inland."
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
To mark the occasion, we will run a "Name the Gopher" contest. He's a regular at the Point.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There were about 100 dogs competing in the contest. Heats with four dogs surfed it out in a battle to get the top spot in their heat which took them to the finals.
The final competition was fast and furious as the dogs rushed to get in as many waves as they could in a 20 minute time frame. Dogs were scored on the length of the ride, size of the wave, and other tricks on the board, such as turning around or riding backwards. Buddy, a Jack Russell terrier from Newport Beach rode one of the last waves of the heat.
Next up for the mutts is the Surf City Surf Dog Contest in Huntington Beach on October 11th.
Woman's Division Wiener
Men's Division Winner
Friday, September 11, 2009
Check out Tubesteak's blog! This man is amazing, you never know what he will come up with next. Now it looks like he's selling steaks! Check it out.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
It wouldn't hurt if some of you clicked on an ad once in awhile...
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Starting right after Labor Day, the State is banning RV's from San Onofre Surf Beach. The lot directly preceding the old dirt road will be re-stripped and there will be limited spaces available on a first come, first served basis. Approximately 10 spaces. No RV will be allowed beyond the paved portion of the road due to the extreme amount of damage the oversized beasts inflict. Good riddance I say.