Friday, December 28, 2012

East Coast Powder, Dec 27

There was great snow, even by west coast standards. A cold storm came through and dumped a foot of powder on Okemo, and it continued throughout the day. Things were tracked out by the time we got there, but lightly tracked conditions were around everywhere. Ben and Annise met Jon Chris and I at the mountain, and we got some solid turns in. One of my last runs was perfect wind blown powder.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

College Rock, Dec 24

It was in the high 30s, but I got a burn in on the v3 traverse.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Linda Mar, Dec 15

Cori and I had a 3 hour+ session in the rain on Saturday.  The waves were glassy and closed out with the larger sets, but we both caught a few waves. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mini Adventure Weekend Dec 8-9

Originally, I was planning on skiing this weekend, but the beautiful bay area weather kept me around for some non-winter activities.  Cori and I got a late start on Saturday, and strolled up to Mickey's Beach where we were greeted by a lack of crowds, and slightly wet rock.  Cori did great on her first outdoor climbs, and she finished the tricky and somewhat blank 10b.  We hung out with a nice loner, Brit, and his cute mutt, Ty until the sun set over the water in rather dramatic fashion.

Cori hanging out with Ty (taken by a nice stranger, Eric)

Cori and I got an early-ish start on Sunday, and we met up with Danielle and Tory at Ocean Beach for some surfing.  Cori is a well-traveled surfer, having spent much of her life living close to the beach, but she (and I) haven't been out for many months.  OB was cranking powerful waves on the shallow sandbar, some of which got into the head high range, which was waaaaay too much for me.  It was fun to be in the water, and successfully make the paddle out, but I only half-assed catching one only to back off.  I need easier waves!

Ocean Beach was rough...