First Day of Winter Swell at The Bull, El Porto, Los Angeles

It’s been almost a year since I blogged. I’m happy you stuck with me while I’ve been busy getting acclimated to Los Angeles. Last year, I moved to Long Beach (long story short, there was no surf in the good ol’ LBC, I’ll save it for a different blog). But now, I’m happy to say, I’ve been surfing quite nicely throughout the summer and same is true while living in Long Beach.

For my first blog back here’s some eye candy of my home break, El Porto (pumping!).

You can expect a consistent flow of new content since I’ve been side tracked. Back on the saddle, then. Can’t wait to tell you what I’ve discovered and rediscovered during this past year.

First Day of Winter Swell (WNW 11.21.19)

Urban Jungle San Francisco

Northern California offers a balance between urban wilderness and scenic peaceful landscape. I’ve been showing you many parts of the natural landscape outside of the urban areas. San Francisco is a busy, bustling epicenter for business, innovation and liberal lifestyles. You can literally live any way you want without much judgement. As long as you’re not imposing your own lifestyle upon others.

I’ve always appreciated The Bay Area For it’s diversity and freedom to be who you are. There’s no right way or wrong way of living.

In this photo spread by Matt Morton, it captures the urban jungle. Getting lost in San Francisco is similar to disconnecting through surf.

Matt’s perspective and creativity provides so much of what I love about home. There’s always an opportunity for adventure.

Be sure to check out Matt’s IG profile and follow for more wonderful snap shots of San Francisco. Welcome home!

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For the past few weeks I’ve been debating on posting this photo. I’ve been wanting to shoot here for a long time. I’m happy that I found the location thanks to @independentcbh and @streetsofsf. I’ve been debating on posting it though because it’s not exactly how I pictured it. It’s definitely a little crazy jumping out in front of traffic and cable cars on a busy Saturday night. So I was a little intimidated. Next time though, I’m coming full force… . . . #streetsofsf #bokeh_shotz #yngkillers #urbanromantix #visualambassadors #wildbayarea #agameoftones #moodygrams #offthechaingrams #all2epic #ig_vision #theimaged #gramslayers #alphacollective #sonya7rii #street_vision5k #citykillerz #bay_shooters #lightjunkies #killaframez #quietthechaos #westcoast_exposures #savageframes #sanfrancisco #streetfeat

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Launching The Store & Giving Back

Finally, it’s been close to 2 years trying to figure how I can give back to the community and I am grateful for the generosity of so many people that have helped me along the way. I’ve had the best opportunities growing up in the Bay Area, esp. participating in youth programs that my family could never had afford without the generosity of individuals that expected nothing in return. I love surfing, I love photography and I love the Bay Area. I hope my photography can make the world a better place, even slightly.

I will be donating 25% of all sales revenues to a local youth program here in the Bay Area. Since launching the store, I have already zero’d in on a program and will be reaching out soon.

If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to contact me.

Stay tuned for an update in the coming weeks. Be sure to check out the store by clicking here or head to the menu tab.

Passing Through Point Reyes Station

Point Reyes Station is a nice place to visit while traveling through to Point Reyes National Seashore. It was once a critical commercial district where  goods passed through via the Pacific Coast Railroad in 1875-1933. The commercial line provided a connection to ferry lines to San Francisco, Sausalito, Tomales Bay and 30 miles north to Cazadero (Russian River).

As a child I found railroad stations exciting, mysterious, and even beautiful, as indeed they often were. Paul Johnson

Writing this blog, I finally understand the railroad tracks while camping in Guerneville and floating down the Russian River (Jazz & Blues Festival on the Russian River is a popular music festival in the summer amongst San Franciscans). I can now understand the connection between San Francisco and Guerneville amongst city dwellers moving to Sonoma County. Here’s 24 things you can do on the Russian River.

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Profile shot of the abandoned boat at the Point Reyes Station in the lagoon.
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The dilapidated boat at Point Reyes Station and lagoon
Point Reyes Station Boat Skyline
The view as you walk behind the station to see the boat and lagoon.
Bird view of Point Reyes boat
Bird’s Eye View of Point Reyes Station

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Mixing it up: Photoshoot with Yoko

I’ve been testing and exploring different types of photography lately. I am beginning to see a change in my style, from landscape to portrait and a hybrid of both. I am evolving as a photographer and my pictures are becoming more dynamic. My Instagram feed is already changing…some people may or may not like it. But whatever happens, I’m still having fun.

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Shout out to Yoko for being a great model.

10,000 Instagram Followers in 28 Weeks

I finally did it! It’s been an adventure to reach 10,000 followers. If you’ve been following 28 weeks ago, you know how I’ve grown. I was able to accomplish my goal of reaching 10,000 Instagram followers on April 20, 2017, the friendliest and hippest of days. What a surprise! I never thought my blog would get so many followers. I am grateful that my posts resonates with so many of you! Instagram has been a wonderful channel to share my experiences, opinions and passions with you.  I can’t wait to see where this road goes.

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In lieu of 4/20, stay lit. Unfortunately, I do not smoke anymore. But please, do the honors and light one up for me 🙂

My post 28 weeks ago

My post when I discovered Instagram as a channel to connect with others. And, the discovery of my second passion, photography. It’s been great connecting with you!

My latest post that marked 10,000 followers

Thank you for following. Thank you for your comments. Thank you for your love. Thank you for listening.

Thank you for your help in mending a broken heart.