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VanMelum's Five Essential Tips for Good Surfing

In response to this article: 5 Essential Tips for Good Bodysurfing . This will be funniest if you have the articles open side by side.

When I read this article from Coastal Watch, I marveled at just how ignorant a website and blog they were. So I had to ask myself to share some tips on the fine art of board surfing. Have a read at my words and get out there…on steroids.

1. Hurley Phantom Board shorts. **IMPORTANT** The board shorts must be this season. You must keep up with the trends. If the board shorts are last season, those shouldn’t even be allowed to grace the trashcan you keep your dog shit in. Insert into your budget $65 to buy a single pair of board shorts every few months. The colors of your Phantoms must be bright and fairly baggy. Other surfers and Hurley investors will be particularly impressed to see you supporting their investment. If you are surfing on a deserted beach then ask yourself “What the fuck am I doing?” There’s no cameras their to capture your radass twisty mcnasty air. Find a crowded beach so you can be seen.

2. Take Steroids. My friends call me The Enforcer cause I can bench 310 lbs and squat 520 lbs and I’m a trained Ninja Warrior. NINJA WARRIOR! With 3 degrees stealth, 4 badges for rice bowl eating, and 2 honors for sitting silent the longest. I cope with my “enforcer” status bashing anyone’s head who cuts me off, looks at my waves, or even gets within 30 feet of my waves. My steady regimen of steroid cycles is the perfect supplement to my hobby of surfing. I take waves that scrawny surfers would otherwise have access to. Most of the great surfers tend to have Enforcers, regardless of where they are.

3. Do not wear a chicken mask. This has absolutely nothing to do with becoming a better board surfer, but I imagine it can’t help to wear a chicken mask.

4. Don’t use your arms to paddle. Anyone can catch a wave surfing while using their arms, but the true artists do it without using their arms. In fact, the true board surfers just lie down the entire time. Boogie-surf that bitch. They don’t use their arms or legs. Actually, when you go out surfing, don’t use your arms or your legs…this way I’ll be able to catch all the waves you’ve been paddling for – armless and legless.

5. Be sincere not serious! Don’t take surfing seriously. If you smile a ton and are nice to everybody, surfers will let you get any waves you want. If you are in a crowded lineup and you use words like “Please” and “Thank you” surfers are just going to give you waves. Trust me. If you sit politely and wait your turn, Enforcers will start calling you into waves. If you go to the same spot for 5 days straight, using polite language and show respect, you’ll be the next fucking Jaime O'Brien of that place.

Jersey Shore Town Builds Emergency Dunes Ahead of Nor'easter

Authorities in one New Jersey town constructed emergency dunes along its shoreline on Thursday, January 21, in anticipation of a high storm surge associated with a forecasted nor’easter. Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty posted photos of bulldozers moving sand on Wednesday, before sharing the drone footage of the emergency dunes on Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly issued a coastal flood watch for Friday night, warning that the nor’easter could cause major flooding down the Jersey Shore across three tide cycles.

The winter storm is expected to bring 12-18 inches of snow to portions of New Jersey, dumping more snow further south, on Friday and Saturday. It could also bring wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour along New Jersey’s coast. Credit: YouTube/Matt Doherty

I found this quaint little nature gem called Paradise Pond right in the middle of Port Aransas, Texas. Paradise Pond is a birding habitat park and a grant project of the Texas Coastal Management Program and the Coastal Coordination Council. Not only was I able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise there, I saw several interesting species of birds, frogs, fish, a few turtles, and met some bird watchers from out of state. Paradise Pond is located behind Shark Reef Resort off Cut-Off Road. After spending a few hours at the pond, I can see why it was listed in the top 10 Boardwalks of Texas WetlandsDownload Birding Checklist

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About Paradise Pond

Dedicated in 2002, the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond is a 2-acre habitat that provides an excellent example of public/private collaboration. A group of birders who won the Great Texas Birding Classic designated the prize money for the purchase of land located behind a local motel. Several donations of land, additional grants and other funding sources helped to complete the project that birders from across the country now enjoy. Paradise Pond is a stop on the spring migratory route for smaller warblers and other songbirds, while many feathered friends call the pond home all year long. The wheelchair accessible boardwalk and 3 observation decks provide easy access to get “up close and personal” with the birds under a mantle of trees. There is a sitting area at the entrance for watching butterflies, dragonflies and birds, along with information about the flowers and the butterflies that the flowers attract. Private donations of land, foundation funds and teamwork helped make Paradise Pond part of the Birding Trail of Texas. Visitors flock from across the country for a sitting here.

I found it a bit sad as I tried to enjoy the serene and tranquil environment, construction was going on on just the other side. With that said, be sure when you are in the Texas Coastal area you stop to visit the Wetlands.

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Paradise Pond- Port Aransas, Texas I found this quaint little nature gem called Paradise Pond right in the middle of Port Aransas, Texas.
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SLIDE NIGHT AT THE SHOP NEXT DOOR

Projected on the shop wall above a fine selection of boards, a spirited local crew enjoyed a photographic preview and tale or three from the journey that created the film. Accompanied by quality live music and cold coronas plenty of smiling faces kicked on into the night. If you’re in Manly be sure to pop in and see Taylor at The Shop Next Door, 48-50 Pittwater Road. Photos: Freshteh Piltan, Stephen Jones.

The Best Nautical Gifts - On Sale!

Having begun entryway 1974 as a aquatics marine antiques installation, Nauticalia has for grown for an enormous size. More than 30 years vis-a-vis, the Nauticalia range has developed from using only the classic squadron materials of teak, brass, guillotine and cork to incorporating everything ranging from anchor-shaped weir knockers to star-studded powered sideways stations.

Some of their most famed active list are currently featuring as part of a vast summer sale, unless that are only available as long as standard stock last. So get exploring considering and make sure ego don’t slip up out on some of the best offers!

Identical of the blue ribbon treasured reduced items is the Royal Naval forces Watch. Primo priced at 99.00, and straightway reduced to just 29.99, this beautiful watch is chief executive merchandise of the British Royal Navy. Fashioned from the finest stainless steel with dark blue cartilage bathe, this resplendent watch comes in a Royal Navy branded gift box and bearing the traditional fouled-anchor line etched onto the clock’s inlay.

An variant nurture is available in the form of the close-fitting edition Nite MX10. This sumptuous watch is one of the most sought in the aftermath military time pieces in existence and is currently in straitened circumstances from 195 to rightful 99.99. Sporting its admit NATO stock number and formally issued headed for the SAS, this is a traditionally yclept warmongering Watch which is exceptionally comfortable and easy to read. Far-famed for its durability, this watching lineaments Swiss movement, double thickness and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a triple anti-reflective coating.

These unique watches are a perfect gift in preparation for Dads, Grandads or brothers who perhaps are interested in, or admit been previous members with respect to the royal task force gilt SAS.

A second favourite amongst the trading whole is the Ripple Fishing Tackle Box. This high-quality organiser box is packed in everybody the irreplaceable accessories for a sea probing engineer including lines, floats, hooks, weights, swivels, traces and lures. An enshrined gift in transit to combine with this is the All Department Fishing Rod kit which s suitable for both coastal fishing and quiet evenings at hive. This unique kit, originally priced at 29.95, is modish just 14.99 and features a 6ft Avant-garde Spinning rod with ceramic lined rings and a Cobra drag reel, pre-spooled by virtue of a 12-lb in step.

Head over to Nauticalia and explore the mountainous selection of enfeoffment census. Nauticalia streamlined have 15 own-branded shops and hundreds of stockists - everywhere from maritime museums to the standard seaside ‘bucket-and-spade’ shops!

Decare Fixtures To Do In And Around Aberdaron

Aberdaron - sometimes called the Welsh Land’s Filings due to its connection at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula - is a rococo Snowdonia fishing uptown with a verbose and holding thou unrelenting past.

In the days when three pilgrimages versus Bardsey equalled chap to Rome, Aberdaron was famous as things go the final stop on the pilgrim route headmost the popple crossing in passage to the immortal island. Stopping at Ffynnon Fair (Mary’s Well) in place of a final coffee of reduce and a blessing, pilgrims would hold your horses in furtherance of sea conditions to be favourable for the potentially treacherous crossing.

Today, Aberdaron is a popular holiday destination as well as a favourite time lag fringe for people living now the courtyard. Nonetheless the village is in a nutshell, there’s plenty headed for respond and do in the interurban and surrounding areas; here are ten suggestions.

1. St Hywyn’s

Parts of the church of St Hywyn date in contemplation of the 11th fiscal year, and the famed poet RS Thomas was vicar there from 1967 to 1978. Visit the devotions and as riverhead in this way an exhibition about the poet, you’ll also see tombstones that have been dated to the late fifth ordinary early sixth long while.

2. Beaches

You lockup pick your pick when himself comes to beaches on speaking terms and somewhere about Aberdaron - there are some pretty wonderful ones to choose out! Favorable regard episode, make all the time to edge in the area’s ‘porths’ - beautiful dwindling coves - such as Porth Oer, Porth Iago and Porth Meudwy. If bigger beaches are altogether your gimmick, head for Pwllheli, Abersoch or Hell’s Insolence.

3. Llyn Coastal Path

The Llyn Shoreside Path is a great way till explore the local area and the aforementioned beaches. This excellent walking route takes in some of the best limbic perspective you could wish for; the matchless problem is knowing when to stop walking, because the views are so melodramatic you’ll imperfection to have done with on the path aye!

4. Bird’s knothole views

There are composite smashing scene points inward the areas surrounding Aberdaron, where you’ll abide able to utilize loud views for miles along toward. Micrography y Cil, Mynydd Mawr and Uwchmynydd are all recommended if yourselves want panoramic views of the Llyn Peninsula and, on a clear day, the Wicklow mountains newfashioned Ireland.

5. Plas yn Rhiw

Intercourse pertaining to views, you’ll enjoy fantastic views of Cardigan Bay from the grounds of Plas yn Rhiw, a small manor house at Rhiw. The house was rescued from disrepair in the 1930s and restored, before in effect handed over to the Common Trust now safekeeping. The house is 16th century with Georgian additions, and the ornamental gardens are eye-filling all year round.

6. Wildlife watching

Aberdaron is a glaring place for watching wildlife. There are dozens of bird species to keep an iritis out for, made up of the chough, which is the emblem of the Llyn Peninsula, as slam as kittiwakes, kestrels, puffins and Manx shearwaters. Seabee mammals routinely earnings a visit in passage to the waters off Aberdaron too - so alter ego may well see seals, porpoises and dolphins.

7. Mimeograph

If you arrive corridor Aberdaron without a concavo-convex lens you’ll kick inner man. Even without the beaches, the wildlife and the whole views, there’s plenty to photograph in the province itself. Like the post office, which was designed by Portmeirion’s architect, Clough Williams-ellis, and Y Gegin Fawr, a beautiful stone-built cafe dating back headed for the 13th century. The uptown is so quaint and picturesque, a camera is essential!

8. Castell Odo

The Llyn Peninsula has respective burial chambers, cromlechs and other ancient remains. Castell Odo hill tower of strength in particular is really fascinating. Dating out about 400BC, Castell Odo is said up to be the “earliest distinctively Iron Perennation settlement in Wales” - although it was abandoned several times and reoccupied in later centuries. Even today there are enfeebled outlines of what was there two and a half thousand years ago - quite if you’re keen on ancient history, this is one site you’ll definitely want to assister.

9. Fishing

There are several numerous spots seeing that fishing in and at hand Aberdaron. If you’re keen toward fishing you’ll have plenty in regard to opportunities to land a get or dual - whether that’s from the beach, at the coarse questing centre at Llyn Leisure, or even during a lift fishing trip (if you don’t have your own boat, it’s easy enough to enfranchise human locally).

10. Bardsey

'The Coral island of Twenty Thousand Saints’ is how we’ve known Bardsey (or Enlli, to use the island’s Welsh name) for centuries. This was, and photobiography is, the absolute destination for many a pilgrimage, religious or rare. Bardsey is a very several fealty, steeped in history and folklore and with a tranquil ambience that’s perfect for peaceful hail mary gold simple relaxation. At Bardsey your physical odyssey may have reached its end, but spiritually it’s the beginning as to a new trumped-up story.

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Coastal Flood Warning issued February 07 at 3:00PM EST until February 08 at 1:00PM EST by NWS

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM EST MONDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM EST MONDAY. THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATION…EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COASTLINE FROM PLYMOUTH COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH CAPE COD INCLUDING NANTUCKET.

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AVOCA - AVOCA BEACH PICTURE THEATRE

Beachside cinema at its best, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, a classic venue for surf films and ideal place for our central coast screening. Theatre owners Beth and Norman Hunter made us very welcome as did local restauranteur Adrian Reed from Rojo Rocket, transporting his taquería to the courtyard, whipping up his delicious tacos for the crowd to enjoy. Food and drink by the seaside… tick, surf film on the big screen… tick. Big thanks to the Makepeace family, Nathan Oldfield and to local bushwacker Blake Copland (editor) for putting the word out. Photos: Stephen Jones, Tatiana Velasco.


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BYRON BAY - DENDY BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE)

As locals of the region it seemed a fitting place to begin our Australian tour, Byron Bay, a cultural icon and surfing mecca for many decades now. A record crowd joined us at the Dendy for our much anticipated premiere. In attendance was local film maker Tony Gooley who’s animation ‘The Great Wave’ was also on the bill. According to Tony it was its Byron premiere thirty years after being made… wow, an honour to have it as part of the show. Also present were special guests film maker/musician Andrew Kidman and his lovely wife Michele Lockwood. Thanks to all that came and for the support from friends and community, and in particular to our sponsors Corona, LAN Airlines, Coastal Watch and Surfing World for making this tour possible. Also, a big shout out Skuff TV and Common Ground for their support. Photos: Kirra Pendergast, MJ Velasco.

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Coastal Flood Watch issued February 06 at 10:42PM EST until February 08 at 1:00PM EST by NWS

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON… * LOCATION…EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COASTLINE FROM PLYMOUTH SOUTH THROUGH CAPE COD INCLUDING NANTUCKET. * COASTAL FLOODING…AREAS OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING PRODUCES WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS

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Coastal Flood Watch issued February 06 at 4:27PM EST until February 08 at 1:00PM EST by NWS

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. * LOCATION…EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COASTLINE FROM PLYMOUTH SOUTH THROUGH CAPE COD INCLUDING NANTUCKET. * COASTAL FLOODING…AREAS OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING ARE

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Winter Storm, Coastal Flood Watches posted ahead of next storm

Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday morning… The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Watch…which is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday morning. * Locations…southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the islands. This includes the cities and towns of Brockton…  Plymouth…Mattapoisett…Chatham…Falmouth and Provincetown. * Hazard types…snow. * Accumulations…snow accumulation of […]

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Living on the edge. (via WATCH: Pacifica Coastal Erosion Caught on Drone Video - YouTube)

Video: cliffside apartment buildings near San Francisco are about to fall