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Pura Vida – Surfing on the Gulf Coast

It’s Monday… and it’s up It is finally up.  Looks to be running in the waist to chest range.  Clean surfaces right now but we expect winds to go onshore later this afternoon.  This will help increase the swell size and make for a fun week or so of surf.  I will post some photos once I get out of the water later this evening.  Hope to see you in the water! Pura Vida! Pura Vida is a column by...

Pura Vida – Surfing on the Gulf Coast

Catching head-high glassy bombs I finally made it into the water today. It has been flat since my last post.  I guess this is as good thing since my back has been out from a training program I am doing.  This whole getting old thing is a real pain.  I don’t think I am adapting very well. Anyway, a good friend and I worked our way from Blue Mountain west looking at the various breaks. The wind began to shift...

Pura Vida – Surfing on the Gulf Coast

Getting in the ‘Zone’ Our true surfing period begins in November and can last through March if we are lucky.  This period of time I like to refer to as “surf season.” Hurricane Season is fun but luckily not as consistent as Surf Season.  I guess we can be thankful for that although in 2005 one began to wonder. What makes Surf season so special is the continuing change of weather. Right now we have a cold front so the...

YOLO boarding photo goes international

Local photographer’s pic featured in Standup Surf & Sail Journal A photo taken by local graphic designer and photographer Jake Meyer during last year’s YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series at Oyster Lake, is featured in the current Winter 2009 issue of Standup Surf & Sail Journal. “Standup surf & sail Journal is probably ‘the’ most notable SUP magazine in the industry today so needless to say we feel honored to be a part of this issue,” said Tom Losee, co-founder...