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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Clean Ocean Surfboards Factory

I headed over to see my friend, Tony Ianaronne, at his surfboard factory. I've known T.I. for about 4 years and this was my first visit to the factory that he produces umpteen thousand foam boards out of....Well today he was working on a Chambered Cedar Surfboard. Check it bra.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Interview with the Dental Ding Doc

In an amazing twist of fate or errant kismet this photo of the Dental Ding Doc (DDD), pictured on skatecraft, was unearthed on the ever popular Surfy Surfy blog, original post Sunday, November 6th 2005. The following is an interview with DDD, conducted by Chuck Zissou Vespucci, via electronic mail.

CZV:what's the story behind said photo?
DDD:Story behind said photo - NYC 2004 - Our friend Tim of San Clemente, CA visited from NYC. A dedicated surf addict and stoked NYC explorer - he spotted the CAUTION: HOLLOW SIDEWALK down on Bleeker and following photo ensued. I was on my way home from the dental clinic riding the best NYC transportation in town. On that note, there is nothing better than sneaking out of NYC to go for a surf and hours later be back in the big city in all its glory.

CZV:how did you find it on surfy?
DDD:My friend Mike, also in the pic, emailed me months later and lead me to the photo on surfy surfy. I think I got the email on a particularly painful day of dental school and was stoked to see it. That's how Mike and I got through dental school and kept the focus on what was important while experiencing the brutality of the daily dental school grind.

CZV:how long have you been blogging?
DDD:Been blogging for less than one month. Two or three weeks maybe. A wise man once said, blogging is like leaving a message on the world's answering machine. Classic, and true.

CZV:where and what is flevoland?
DDD:Flevoland is another word for Florida. Not sure where that came from, I read it somewhere.

CZV:Well it's been great talking with you, cheesefacedmongrol. Great insights, the kids will love it. Any parting words?
DDD:Gingivitis leads to periodontitis which leads to surfitis. Cheese glow.

end interview.

note to our reader: Flevoland is a province of the Netherlands. DDD is apparently a cheese-huffer. Although as noted by Wikipedia; On the MySpace web site, users who selected "Florida" as their home state wound up with "Flevoland" displayed in error on the site. It was assumed by some users that "Flevoland" was slang for "Florida", but it was actually a glitch in the MySpace program. Well done DDD.
Air:66 / Water:68 / Wind:NNE10

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Spring Tide Brings Teeth

Walking this morning was epic due to a rising Nor'Easter on the shoulders of a peaking Spring Tide. All kinds of flotsam and jetsam littering the dune line. But the most curious of all were these two teeth. I found them 10 yards apart and have never seen their type before. After a hearty Googling, I am at a loss. Any idea's?

The Cheese is Dead, Long Live the Cheese

This is the last known photo of the Chuck Zissou signature model, wool cap. Taken Friday mid morning, it was lost in an attempt to rescue this fair maiden from almost certain salvation.

If you see the cheese, kill the cheese.
Air:66 / Water:69 / Wind:NE20kts (gonna be a howler on the beach)

Friday, November 23, 2007

For the Brah or Stah...

Here are some Gift Giving Suggestions from the good people at the American Paddleboard Company.

For The Brah in your life, make them feel like the Supreme Cheese with some uber styley Surfer Shades.And at the can't beat'em with a slice of cheese.
For the Stah of your dreams, may we offer the silky allure of the Eeni Meeni Bikini. And, oh yeah, it features organic cotton's predecessor, Cupramonium Rayon. Feel it, it feels like warm velveeta.

Photos poached from Surfer Mag May 1974 (yes I am milking this back issue score).

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hey Turkey, Your a Turkey.

My favorite line from the original Mad Max film. Goose calls after the guy that just got mugged, "Hey Turkey! Your a Turkey!". I am sure I have misquoted or paraphrased, Happy Thanksgiving.
All feasted on a low tide sandbar festival, I paddled way offshore and Linda took a photo of me embracing the cheese. I look like I should be selling rust.
Air:69 / Water:69 / Wind:SW7

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hello, Casino. Are You Firing?

The Dental Ding Doc relayed a phone message that said "Blogging is like leaving a message on the world's answering machine". This reminded me of a call made during the filming of Drawing Lines. Ryan Hammers used the "Hammy Phone" to call Casino Pier, in New Jersey, to see if it was firing.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Have You Seen This Man?

He has the ability to be a total cheese burger. Long live the cheese.

I didn't get down to the beach until after sunset. Seems like there is something brewing in the ankle to shin range. Snapped a photo of the pounding shore break and watched my dog do his best surf zombie impersonation.
Air:68 / Water:69 / Wind:Howling@0kts.

Dolphins from Yesterday

Here is a quick clip of the pod of dolphins that surrounded me yesterday. There was about twenty of them and they stuck around until I paddled in.

Arrest that Wave!

Apparently there was a minor disturbance on the ocean this morning, John Law was called in to check it out. "Nothing to see here" reported Officer Richard Smiles, "apparently a pelican had created a ripple while diving for fish...but there are no waves". Thanks Dick.
Air:56 / Water:69 / Wind:What Wind?
*cam photo poached from 10cam

Sunday, November 18, 2007

For the Landlocked

I finally made it to the water this evening just before sunset. The current and wind were light onshore and I got slapped around a little as I climbed the paddle ladder. But I did have my new water camera with me and snapped some random shots of me and the sunset. Life is good. And yes I went paddling with a wool hat.
Air:69 / Water:69 / Wind: Light Onshore
ps- Dental Ding Doc, you are officially from Planet Janet.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sunrise, Sea Smoke and Shrimp Boats

Cracked open the new digital camera this morning. So far so good. The fact it actual works is impressive, considering the price I paid. I don't know what caused the warp in the bottom photograph, but I thought it looked cool.
Air:36 / Water:69 / Wind:WNW0.2 (light)

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Lost Wave

Just finished watching Sam George's latest; The Lost Wave. Skipping the synopsis and going right to the meat, I liked this film. The film follows a simple, yet interesting, story line. It achieves it's goals and does so in an entertaining way. I actually laughed out loud with joy when Sam and the young Shun took off on their first wave together. This film does well in helping to advance the genre of the Surf Film. And if your interested in making your own surf flick, the below article from May 1974 Surfer Magazine will get you on your merry way. And as the article suggests "Concentrate on one hot guy".... I think I'll concentrate on Sandi the Summer Girl from the ad in the bottom pic.

Air:39 / Water:69 / Wind:WSW3

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pictures for Sarah

The Dental Ding Doc's special lady friend (his wife) is suffering from a cold in the chilly confines of Va.Beach.Va. - Here are some pics for her of the "dreamy" beach last night at sunset. Also included is a pic of Jack for the Moosiah.
Air:53 / Water:70 / Winds:W3

Monday, November 12, 2007

He's Kind of a Big Deal...

Congrats to the Dental Ding Doc. After only three days in Bloggerdom he has been recognized by the very hip, New York Surf Blog. The NYsurf messageboard has long been a great source of info and entertainment and for almost the past year the blog has been as equally valued. Kudos to you my friends, kudos to you.
Above image poached from 10cam
Air:58 / Water:71 / Wind:E6

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Santosha, Bonzers and Pensacola

After watching the animated short, "Secret Spot", I dug up my copy of Surfer Mag from May of 1974. It had a cool article on Larry Yates' film, an ad for a Bing Bonzer and a tight little spread on my favorite Gulf Coast hideout, Pensacola. The top surfer in the last pic is 16 year old, Mark Foo. Yeah, that Mark Foo. From what I could dig up, he lived in Pensacola during the early 70's before moving back to Hawaii in 1975. Bottom surfer is Pcola legend Yancy Spencer.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Good Morning Paddle

Caught the top pic on my way out of the house this morning. Eerie, pre-dawn view from my favorite webcam. Took a hike through Hannah Park and caught a morning paddle at 10th street.
Air:62 / Water:71 / Wind: Light Offshore

Friday, November 09, 2007

Secret Spot 1974

Secret Spot- 1974- First animated film by Laguna Beach artist John Lamb comprised of 2,200 watercolor drawings animated straight ahead. Premiered with "Forgotten Island of Santosha" at the South Coast Theatre in Laguna 1974.

Not a Cloud in the Sky

Looks like a good day for a paddle.
Air:48 / Water:72 / Winds:NNW9

Thursday, November 08, 2007

New APC Website

The newly redesigned APC website is up and running. Check it out at

Dawn Patrol

Took the dog for a walk this morning. Nothing epic, but the NNE wind is still blowing and the chop is picking up. I uploaded the video from my camera phone just to see what it would look like.
Air: 45 / Water: 73 / Wind: N10

Begin the Fall

The Northeast winds began to blow Wednesday morning. Overnight temps dropped into the 40's and the water temp is holding at 74. But after a couple days of this fresh Nor'easter that may too begin to fall.
Air: 60 / Water:74 / Winds:NNE 10-15

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Jax Beach Pier

I had a lot of fun with a disposable camera and a mellow day on the water near the Jax Beach Pier.
Air: 70 / Water: 74 / Wind: Light Offshore

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Surfing Dentist Rides Again...

Or maybe this is the first time he rides as a nerdcasting uber blogger. Check out the latest as bicuspids meet bonzers at Dental Ding Repair.