Wednesday, January 13, 2010

nothing to do but surf

Ho Hum another surf day. Winter is a great time here, the sea becomes our great playground. Must be global warming keeping the winter temperatures here very comfortable, makes surfing a pleasure.
Today Vered positioned herself just behind the rock in order to get the best possible video shots of us surfing. This takes a certain amount of courage as you are right there in the path of the breaking waves and the speeding kayaks. There are occasions when you have to drop your camera at the last minute and grab your paddle to punch through the wave to prevent yourself being washed away.
Today was a great day, the waves were not too big and came by in well ordered sets.
Most of our kayakers stayed away so it was just Israel and I out there with Hadas. the fewer kayaks ther are the better, less danger of a collision.
How lucky we are to be able to play like this.


hadas said...

vered!!!!!fantastic photography!!!!
stay with us, we will take you far ...hhhh
to the power plant and back...hhh
also great surfing steve and israel!!!

Lee said...

Wonderful video!

Silbs said...

Ho Hum, my tushie. We'd kill for waves like that. Great flick, as always.

Lee said...

What song is that?

Silbs said...


Unknown said...

Uploading music on U tube is frought with danger, copyright rules dont allow putting anything you want on your movies and often they have removed my music from the videos. So I now use local Israeli music as they are not connected with the U tube copyright rules yet. The song, yes Silbs, it is a song, is by a local artist called Keren Peles and its called Ha rakevet beropa, or in English the train in Europe. Hope you like it.

Lee said...

I like it. It's upbeat. I can't understand it of course, but after being traveling for quite some time now, my Ipod is full of non English songs that I just loved the beat.

Davis Miller said...

I like this place! I love the idea and wish there was a place like this in Astoria, Queens. I am a surfer and found a "real surfer bar" in Point Break NYC. I am kinda jealous ;0PIts filled with surfers, people who like surfers, people who like the beach and people who don't want to live close to town. I really like this place. You know what they have these real Proctor and Channel One surfboards on the wall. It's nice for coming any day of the week and eating a late brunch. The food was outstanding. The brunch and sides were prefect and tasty. It is a perfect "escape" from city living. It is probably one of the only places where you can get a nice frozen pina colada or margarita. The service was on hit. They came up and checked on us so many times and made sure everything was up to par. It gets very active and the bartenders keep everybody having a good time. The bartender was very accommodating. He was nice enough to make a drink, that wasn't on the menu, for me :0) Did I mention the bartenders are nice eye candy. It was amazing to see their “das boot” which is shaped like a boot filled with beer. Don’t get me wrong, I am not drunk…it’s an actual boot shaped beer container ready to be emptied. Try it ..You will love it!! Oh. How can I forget, they even have a wheel o' shots where you just have to spin it and have to drink whatever shot it lands on!! Now call that bar creativity at its best!!! And when I spill a tray full of shots on myself, the bartender so kindly remakes them for me? Good music, too, and the decor helped us weather an otherwise overcast and rainy day. You know that old song "Brandy"? It goes, "Brandy, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be. But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea." I believe Brandy works here. No reason, I just do. And that song happens to be a guilty pleasure of mine, so that's a plus in my book. You can simply waltz over to this colorful and warm establishment, enjoy some drinks with friends, and walk home. The bar is right at the center, so you can walk to either side for drinks, and the bartenders are friendly and at your service. There is a variety of seating, good music, and friendly neighborhood people to make your time more enjoyable. Not pretentious, very cozy, I think Point Break is a fabulous place to spend some time with friends.