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!
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.
Realizing and not being afraid of who you are or what others think is the first step in moving forward, a new chapter. Let go and live. – Kook Jesus #mysurfblog ______________________________________________________ We all have wounds. But you can't let that be an excuse to sit on the sidelines. Sometimes in life you have to play in the pain. Joel Osteen #lifequotes 🎼➡️Andre Jay – Moments ______________________________________________________
The full Youtube video was suspended due to Jay Andre management’s removal. It had over 10,000+ hits. 😳
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.
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!
People often ask me when they see my Instagram if I am a professional surfer. They then ask me how I have time to surf while working full time. After that, they ask, how do I have so much energy to commit to a career and a passion. It’s simple, I love it. But in the end, it boils down to motivation and drive to do more.
There’s nothing wrong with committing yourself to work or family. But in order to have a happy and equally balanced life, you have to make time for yourself. People work most productively when they’re happy. There is no better combination to productivity than doing work that makes you happy. Even with juggling a career, professionals need time escape to prevent from being overworked.
That’s plenty of time to commit to side project, hobby, family or loved one. I pretty much commit to reading, writing, surfing and photography.
If you really want to do something, you can. Make time for it.
Here’s a music video I created dedicated to what drives me, My Nirvana. Let’s see if you can find out what I like. Comment, like, share, follow.