Circle of friends at Rodney Howard's memorial at Punta San Carlos, Baja
RIP Rodney Howard!
Punta San Carlos has lost a good friend and a little bit of history in Rodney Howard but his spirit and good memories will live on for a lifetime with all of his friends and family! Today we had a paddle out at the Bombora in Rodney's honor followed by an epic surf session for well over 30 people! Rodney you are missed by much more people then you'll ever know! Kevin Trejo
Olaf, when you mentioned finding some rock on "the south side" I thought of the stretch from McGregors towards Lahina... Ever walked up the ridge there? I remember a gated road pretty much across from Maleea (sp) that went through Kiave trees (sp) then up into grasslands and on to the border of the thick Ohia rain forest... way the frik up there. There are some gnarly cliffs looking west into the gulch from the top but seemingly impossible to get too.
One of the more memorable hikes I did there.
On the topic of surf.... the whole east coast should be lit up this weekend.... too bad we don't have any reefs to hold a decent swell (in my area anyway) BUT, I will be sans spouse and spawn for the entire weekend begining this afternoon... might even have to/get to break out the Johnny V, 7 footer... I have a lowtide secret spot in mind for dawn patrols Sat and Sunday. I'll post up some pics if it's decent.
Well this thread has just about run it's coarse. It was a great run, but, with the arrival of the anal sports group I think that I will not sign on for another 40 pages on this site. So lets all enjoy the few last posts coming up on this thread. We have a similar surfing/climbing thread going on another climbing site that has been gaining momentum over the last several months with lots of quality, sincere input and I think that my efforts will be greater appreciated in that arena.
I have been in Colorado for that past while climbing with my old friends in Eldorado Canyon and The South Platte. What a great experience it has been to share the greatest sport on earth with some of the greatest people on earth.
Now I am off to the Columbia River Gorge for some late season windsurfing and mountain biking before flying back to Maui for another winter season of north shore surfing and wave sailing. Aloha to every one that has enjoyed this thread for all these years.
The surfing right in my back yard has been ALL TIME! I have been surfing Noriega's every day this for a week now except for yesterday when it got too big and started to close out. I drove down to Kanaha and had the best 4 hour session that I have had there in years. The paddle in crew had a stellar day at Jaws yesterday as well. If there isn't a place for a mortal to surf here on the north shore I think I will drive down the road a few miles to Peahi and watch the show at Jaws. Check out Shane Dorian's paddle in wave at Jaws yesterday
This was shot by my friend Jake Miller while I was surfing several miles down the beach. I would have loved to have been there to watch this historical session but I was having a historical session my self. All I can say Is GAME ON!
Meanwhile on the East Coast.... a 3 foot "clean up" swell courtesy of Rafeal.... we did get a pretty decent swell from the storm. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Thanks for posting those images Heyun. This thread is down to the last 10 posts before it closes (sigh)I have had a great time sharing the ocean with all you Mountain Projectors. May be we should start another one and let it go 40 more pages. I'm really not tired of the thread. It has been basically troll free up to this point and I have a constant flow of material.
By Hank Caylor Administrator From Golden, CO Oct 21, 2012
Awesome as always Olaf!!! I believe you have only 9 more posts and this thread is full. I think 40 pages is it. Say hello to Willie Nelson for me if you see him in Paia. He'll know who you're talking about.