Thanks to all those wonderful souls who inspire us to keep going,
who inspire us to get out there amongst it,
who inspire us to face our fears,
who inspire us to get out of comfort zone - even if it's only to donate a wave or a smile to a stranger,
who inspire us to go within.
"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens"
Sorry to my friends, regular lurkers and accidental visitors for no updates .
It's been a strained and busy time in my part of the briney-verse.
Here's to summer fun, real friends, family bonds and the aloha spirit.
When surfers don't surf. we lose our marbles. Go crazy. Get antsy. Take up self-destructive habits like betting on dogs running around a circular track. We have to escape the grind. And so a few of us set out at dawn yesterday, undertaking our own version of The Search - attempting to find waves.
Well what we found wasn't like this.
And, I didn't even ride any of my boards.
We didn't see any barrels, but we met a new friend, rode a different board, surfed a different spot, caught a few fun ones and had a few laughs over brunch and definitely put a marble or two back in the mental marble jar to tip the balance in the direction of Yew!
Today's post is dedicated to my brine brother and cheeky, larrikin goofy footed work colleague Steve Logan who is taking the big handshake from "The Man With Golden Helmet". Thanks for all the crazy laughs, buddy. Here's your exit tune - Aloha Danno and Steve by Aussie rock punkers - Radio Birdman. Sing along to the lyrics below.
Todays text and pics courtesy of Enjoy Handplanes, a crew who are thinking global. Well done.
"Enjoy Handplanes were created by Ed Lewis and Kipp Denslow as a way to save broken surfboards, old wetsuits and production waste from going to the landfills. Their mission is to keep broken boards and manufacturing waste from the landfills while creating products that are fun to use and environmentally responsible. "
"All Enjoy Handplanes are made with either old foam from broken boards or ruined blanks from manufacturing for the board and neoprene from used wetsuits to make the handles. We use materials that do not currently have a means of recycling and would end up in the landfill. Each handplane is shaped and custom glassed with Entropy Bio Epoxy, providing a second chance to a once loved board or wrecked blank doomed to the land fill."
I just had to add the pic above of Zen-yoga-matt-rider-blogger-runner 23 Breaths.