The waves have been small in the dog days. Fires burn the state and cast a faint filter on coastal light bringing fall into focus a shade early. Our street is strewn with red and yellow leaves. I’m betting on an early winter but I have been wrong the past three years.
Two SUPs standing sentinel at the 24×7 L.L. Bean Bike, Boat, and Ski store in Freport, ME this past October. It was hovering around 40 degrees with a hint of breeze. The last thing I could think of was paddle boarding, but I did give these two a look over.
This is the Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. The locals say the harbor is in Princeton-by-the-Sea, but the signage says Half Moon Bay. Note the round radar dome in the background. On the other side is the world-famous big-wave surf spot, Mavericks.
Tonite the sun begins its return. Today it rained. A lot. That didn’t stop me from getting a walk, nor did it stop the Nor Cal Surf Shop guys from getting wet. The ocean was wreaked, so, they grabbed their SUPs and headed up the creek, with a paddle. Check it out.