Bali – where I left my heart.

I am not going to deny it. I fell in love in Bali. I fell in love with Bali. I love Bali. Back in Los Angeles I continue to think about her. I guess that’s when you know you’re in love. I’ve tried to shake it off. I’ve tried to explain it to myself that LA is my true love. But so is Bali…

I guess being in love isn’t a bad thing. Better to love than not to love at all.


Here are some pictures to help me explain why Bali is my love…and why I think about her daily.




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That one time I bought a girls shirt and looked super gay. I crack myself up.

I hope to see you soon. See ya in the line up!


2017. What a year.

Starting this blog I simply wanted to capture the daily surf lifestyle in the San Francisco Bay Area scene and thought it would be fun to document my experiences at different beach breaks. I never thought anyone would find it. Saying that, I never thought about being a photographer which is my 2nd passion after surfing, of course.

Reflecting back, this year was a well accomplished one, I have to admit. It was my best and biggest year yet, professionally and personally. I believe everything is based on timing. Like surfing, you have to wait for the best time to paddle out so you don’t needlessly exert energy or get caught on the inside where the sets are breaking.

I was at a cross roads on whether I wanted to continue blogging or documenting my experiences. But this is more than enough to tell me to keep going. Thank you again for following and your continued support and encouragement. I get so much joy from surfing and being in nature. I get even more joy paying it forward. Happy New Year! 

A New Chapter: Moments

Time passes us by so quickly, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what needs to be done, or what needs to be accomplished. Time works against all of us. I, myself, try to get things done as quickly as possible which leaves more time for photography and surfing. I guess 1 year from today when I look back at my life, I’ll have a collection of memories to relive 🙂

Here’s a quick video I compiled this past weekend to remind me to keep doing the things that make me happy.  Photography is becoming  a bigger part of my life, discovered through surfing. I can’t wait to see where this new chapter takes me.

The full Youtube video was suspended due to Jay Andre management’s removal. It had over 10,000+ hits. 😳

Been a minute…

Hey guys, thanks for subscribing! My bad it’s been awhile. But I’ve lost another GoPro and it’s getting a bit expensive losing equipment while generating no revenue for this blog. Any way, I am preparing to live out a dream soon. Hopefully, I’ll be able to capture the experience to share with the world. But in any case, I’m livin’ it.

Here’s the latest pic. I’m hoping to share once I have everything lined up to limit cost. Hope you’re well.

– TD

Daisy Surfs the World

Big Daisy, aka Big D, aka Big DD, aka Daisy Dukes, aka Daisy Bear. Daisy has been with me every surf trip I’ve taken last year. I remember going solo to LA for a weekend and while there, things just weren’t the same. I can’t live without 2 things, my surfboard and my Daisy.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings

Here’s some memorable pictures of Daisy hanging loose on our surf trips.

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. Edith Wharton

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Roger Caras

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? Jonathan Safran

A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right. Barbara Kingsolver

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. Dean Koontz

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. Orban Pamuk

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. Quentin Tarantino

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Charles de Gaulle

You can bet on it, Daisy loves the ocean as much as I do. I enjoy watching her sit on he beach and taking all the sounds, smells and views in. She’s such a great side kick and I look forward to taking her on many more trips into the future.

She’ll be getting on a surfboard soon. So make sure you subscribe!