The winter that Oregon forgot
1.14.19 – Gabes
Christmas Day. New Year’s Day. Today, yesterday and the day before. Sunny, dry, fiftiesish and magnificently beautiful. This winter is a far cry from last. I skated so much over the weekend I was demoed today. Much more like a California winter. Rain here and there but plenty of dry and sunny days. The Chinook Winds have been relentless this fall and winter as well. I have missed so many good days of surf I could fucking cry and this last weekend was no exception. 10 feet every 18 with 10+ knots E wind. And I had the nerve to complain about the surf here earlier this year. Since I had my car totaled at Eddy B’s, I can’t get out to the coast right now. Nobody wants to surf either. Met several people who say they surf but when I send out the text, the “Read” nor yes reply ever comes. To make up for it I’m going to score a sweet old truck this spring and set it up Surfari big time. Then, Mexico this summer. This weather already has me plotting out this year’s Surf & Skate Tour 2019 – an all-time adventure from here to Cabo and back. Wonder if I could find any takers? When you look out the window lately you mistakenly think its summer and can just run outside and do anything. Such a nice break from the hellacious winters I have endured here like my first in 2005.
New Faces of the Old School!
My hardcore return to skating at age 50 after a long hiatus.