Friday, April 29, 2011

Pics From Long Ago At The Beach



Above: Dicky, Roberta, Cliff and Roxy
Below: Dicky heads out into the waves of Port Aransas on his old F2 Lighting(it was new then!)
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Most Famous Picture Of Rincon




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This iconic picture of Rincon, taken by Steve Bissell atop of Bates Hill, is the best shot of the Queen of the Coast in California.
Rincon is the place of my dreams still today.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gorgeous Day Today At The Beach !



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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mentawi Update


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Drew Kampion has sent this update on the Mentawi situation.
Padang, Indonesia – 26 October 2010
SurfAid staff member missing as Mentawai tsunami toll rises
SurfAid’s Tom Plummer and other assessment teams spent yesterday surveying the damage in villages along the tsunami affected areas of North Pagai and South Pagai.
Villages in the area have either been completely destroyed or suffered significant damage.
One of our Indonesian staff members from Pasapuat village, Pagai South is reported to be missing. The organization is intensifying its efforts to respond to the disaster and reports coming in from the field continue to tell a grim tale.
The village of Sabeugungung has been completely wiped out, with 50 dead and 150 missing presumed dead. Sikakap hospital is overflowing with over 200 people seeking assistance.
Late yesterday SurfAid sent out 1000 shelter kits, 500 building kits and 500 hygiene kits on the charter boat “Huey” which will head for Sikakap.
The charter boat, Barrenjoey, has delivered the first batch of blankets, tarpaulins, floormats, towels, 40 water containers, and rope to the village of Bosua. Captain John McGroder reported that in the village of Bosua 10 residents are dead, one is still missing, while 78 houses have been destroyed.
Assessments and emergency supply deliveries will continue today.
SurfAid CEO Andrew Judge met the Indonesian Vice President Bapak Boediono, and presented SurfAid’s response plan. SurfAid is liaising with Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the Indonesian disaster management authority, to provide whatever support and assistance is needed.
The Mentawai Tsunami Appeal has been set up and people can donate at: www.surfaidinternational.org
Australian donors can also call 1800 257 957

Disasters In Indonesia



This was forwarded to me from Drew Kampion:

Dear friends, family and fellow surfers,
As you might have heard a large earthquake struck off the Mentawai Islands of West Sumatra at 10:pm last night 25OCT10 geberating a large Tsunami that blasted into the Archipelago. Tsunami reports are still coming in, but a number of boats are missing, and I can tell you that at least two surf charter boats have been destroyed. We are all very concerned about the disappearance of the Macaroni’s resort and of the many smaller villages that have been erased. It seems Sikikap has been particularly wounded.
We are in Padang and we have assembled a Last Mile Operations team, chartered a boat and will be setting sail immediately to the Southern region of the Mentawai, closest to the epicenter where the damage is the most horrendous. On board we will be carrying vital aid and medicine and will be capable of operating an on board clinic and of carrying out Emergency evacuation if necessary.
Of course, Donations are badly needed. At this point we are doing this on credit cards.
Please, if you can find it in your hearts to help, know that you are pinpointing your donations to exactly where they need to be. There are two ways to do it.

1. Paypal sromatt@msn.com
2. Direct deposit:

Matt George/Last Mile Operations
Bank of America
Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, Ca. 90292
Checking Account#0914602739
Routing: (Electronic) 121000358
Wire: 026009593

Thank you for your help, I will stay in touch with all and give you updates whenever I can.
Onward,
Matt George
SURFER Magazine/SERF Academy/Last Mile Operations
Director of Field Operations
USA: 818.631.8148
Indonesia: +6281263292795
mattgeorge2010@gmail.com
lastmileexpeditions.com
lastmileoperations.org
serfacademy.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Friend Cliff Schlabach: Classic Style At Packery Channel


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Seas, Tides And Rain Picking Up As Alex Churns

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Tropical stome Alex was close to hurricane strength at the time of this pic from Port Aransas today. All indications presently have Alex going ashore tomorrow night late or early Thursday somewhere near the border with Mexico.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Port Aransas Today, Windy And Warm, Again!

It is a nice day today, with a little cloud cover but a typical June day.
Today all eyes along the Gulf are turned nervously towards tropical depression Alex which just cleared the Yucatan after coming ashore yesterday there as a strong tropical storm with 65 mph. winds and torrential rains.
Now Gulf Coast residents from Mexico to Florida watch to see where it will go and how strong it will get.

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