Maverick Indoctrination

My Mega Maverick finally saw the sort of conditions it needed to properly surf our fresh water seas. Off Point Betsie Lighthouse near Frankfort Michigan this Sunday, 3-6 foot waves

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Surf Kayak View of the Zone

The video isn’t necessarily spectacular, but it is fairly representative of the paddlers view in the surf zone. Notice how he starts unconciously grinning as soon as he catches a

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Waiting for it to blow

Now as always, I am waiting for the storms of spring to bring some waves my way. The waiting is killing me. Watching the lake cam when it’s calm is

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San Diego in my Eye

Two words- reef break. Ok it was also a great family vacation to boot, we had a gas with the kids going to sea world, the wild animal park, and

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Confidence, the virtue of the damned.

I saw the wind was dropping off. After my beating earlier in the week, my pride was fanny smacked, and wanted another shot at the title. So I saddled back

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No one knows you are a kayak ninja when you’re dead.

I cycled in to work yesterday through driving snow and building wind. My bike pushed me about 2 feet side ways with one solid gust on a downhil portion of

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With or Without You

I know that I wrote something about “Crazy For You, But Not That Crazy” last fall. Ok that was a load of bollocks. It just depends on how long it’s

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Blood of the Father

Last post got me to thinking about the defining moments in any young man’s life. I am blessed in my own way to know what that moment was in my

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The thinning of the blood

In the icelandic sagas, the characters have particular concern for the thinning of the blood from their fathers. Sons tried to measure up to fathers. And it was considered very

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Crazy for you but not that crazy

The only problem with being crazy is that you don’t recognize your own behavior as insane. But if today was any indication of sanity, I might have displayed it. I

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