August 10, 2009
Can the Acorn be revived along with the economy?
November 04, 2006
Individuality of Surfing
How is it that in just a few short years one can go from surfing daily, habitually, regardless of conditions - to being so picky (or busy) that sessions become so infrequent as to be separated by the seasons? If surfing is such an individualized sport, why do I refrain from going unless I have friends to come along? Once we get in the water everyone is too spread out to talk to each other anyhow? It ends up being an individual experience.
Why then do I still find excuses not to surf without friends?
Perhaps I can blame it on safety. That doesn't work, there are always other people in the water these days.
I don't really know. In fact, I don't even want to spend too much time on this entry, as nobody reads the Acorn anymore anyhow.
Until next year
October 30, 2005
Revival of the Acorn
February 25, 2005
The fifth heaviest rainfall for San Diego ever. Ever? Rivers overflowing, dams busting, potholes forming, houses sliding, sand moving, rivermouths flowing, sand moving, sewage spilling, sand moving. Death, destruction, lives changed. Only a small percentage of the population sees the birth from these downpours in the face of a newly created sandbar. Short lived (sometimes), fickle (depending on the swell), but perhaps capable of created one of those "I remember when" stories us surfers never forget. It is one of those things you cannot predict. Right time, right place - and if you missed it, you missed it.
So, on the next swell, go find it!
Before it's gone.
February 03, 2005
Up north, where a man can be free. That's where we found ourselves headed one Friday afternoon. Stop off in L.A. to pick up PFC Menville in Westwood. Boards in truck. Deisel tick tick ticking. We arrived at Sandollar campground in the middle of the night.
Sleeping bags on the dirt. A guy in the middle of the night nearly peed on Beau and Nate. Surf in the morning. Beautifully clear water. Waves like this:
So I put it here. Just for posterity. A trip up the coast with friends to talk politics, women, surfing, adventure and of course, to find freedom. Found. - RG
New Year's Resolution
I've thought long and hard about all this resolution stuff, and I've decided. I can do it. More nuts on the acorn. More seeds for new trees. Here we go. Watch me now. - RG
January 06, 2005
Death of the Nut Part Deux
Come all your literary geniuses,
Post today, save the Nut.
September 23, 2004
Is Perfect Surf Bad For You?
Is it worse to surf everyday in crappy waves, never realizing the potential this world provides to attain true perfection, or to live in perfection for only a few days/weeks out of a year, only to return home and be too discouraged to surf crappy waves?
At what point do you cross the line and become too 'picky' about the surf you are willing to paddle out into, and does the attainment of perfection hinder your motivation to surf?
Just a thought, I don't really have time to go into my feelings on it just yet (you know, work gets in the way), but would love some feedback before I get back into it.
August 20, 2004
The Way of The Booger
Bodyboard, boogie board, sponge, sea biscuit, cooler lid... the euphemisms for Tom Morey's prone product are endless, though they are heard less and less. Their magazine has died. There are really no contests or events to speak of. But that may all be changing.
Like the Acorn, though it be suffering from inattention, boogie boarding seems to be making a come-back. So says Bill Sharp and a host of reporters in various newspapers across the country. Just what is the Sharp-Surf News media machine up to? Priming the public for a boogie resurgence? A new booger magazine?Wouldn't we all like to know.
But still, I wouldn't expect a boogie division in the Odyssey any time. -RG
August 13, 2004
That's right, a new study shows that the elusive hundred footer's out there somewhere. They call them rogue waves here. Not sure where they are, but it sounds like this study found them out at sea. Can you say hydrofoil?
Ken Bradshaw believes they're around somewhere in the Sea of Cortez. Just read it. Last I checked it looked more like this:
PS: Thanks for the fertilizer, Josh. We'll nurse this little nut back to health in no time. Happy 13th of Friday.
August 12, 2004
Death of the Nut
The acorn falls from the mighty oak tree, in slow motion the beauty is a force of nature. As it hits the soft dirt below, the dust cloud rises like the dust from the catcher's mit after a 98 mph fast ball. The energy and spirit can be felt. The thoughts of future little oakies conjures up the words of great poets.
Then the poor little acorn gets buried under this same dirt that gives it life - only to be put in hibernation (another metaphor, like cute little grizzlies). The potential of this powerful nut may never come to fruition, despite no inherent reason for the contrary.
Like our poor little buried acorn entering the point of no return, in our attempts to let the behemeth Oak inside sprout to life, we must not let the Acorn, our poor little blog go the way of the boogieboarder. Save it now before it's too late. There are way to many smart and literate people reading and posting on this site for it not to flourish.
Post today, save the Nut.
July 29, 2004
Those of you who have time to visit the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach this weekend, please stop by the Life Rolls On booth. Yes Ross, I know, this is not a public commercial forum, but since nobody posts here anymore, I figured I might as well get some new content up and running.
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July 20, 2004
That's right. And he means it -Ross
June 30, 2004
Eat a Sandwich
June 22, 2004
A new Restuarants in the OC? No, not a typo. Check this out. - Ross