‘So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity and conservatism, all of which may appear to give peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a mans living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.’
A quote taken from one of my all time favorite Movies ‘Into the Wild ’
Arrived safely back in sunny California. Flights were couple hours delayed in London, but apart from that no hassles. Stopped by Venice beach for a couple beers with some friends then had a lovely dinner & catch up. It’s now 7am (Scottish time) so i’m absolutely shattered. I’ll do a better update in the next few days.
Managed to nip out for a little surf today. I came out with no kit other than a towel, boardies & my GoPro camera, so had to do some beg/borrowing! The waves out here are always clean, consistent & mellow which is rad. The Vans Pier Classic was going on also, so was good to see some guys killing it out there.
Surfing, alone among sports, generates laughter at its very suggestion, and this is because it turns not a skill into an art, but an inexplicable and useless urge into a vital way of life. I’ve only felt this connection up until now with Snowboarding, but i’m starting to have a full on love affair with Surfing, the Ocean and the freedom you get in and amongst the waves. It’s also a lot easier on the knees! - Marty
'SURF CITY NIGHTS' - On Tuesday nights the streets come alive in downtown Huntington Beach with the sounds of live music, street performers, a farmer’s market, activities for the kids (me included), specials from restaurants and pavement (sidewalk) sales from a shit load of downtown retailers. Should be fun…oh the weather is pretty awesome too!
Cairngorm Snowboard Club’s Sunday sessions have kicked off again for the 2012 season. I had 12 super keen kids up hitting the rails with me all day. I’m also feeling very official with my new coach’s jacket the club provided…