Journal

Camping in a Beach Canyon – Ep. 1

Welcome to.....Baja? Nope, this is Southern California​. We had an itch to scratch, so we set our tents on the beach and rubbed some sand in it. It's October now—it's getting late in the calendar, but I try not to know what day of the week it is...the weather doesn't seem to know either–it still looks like summer here. No amount of long-pants, plastic red leaves, and pumpkin lattés can change that. I recently attended a lecture where an old timer told stories of the history of surfing in Southern California. He said, "We used to bring a jug of wine and camp on the beach with our girls. We'd surf until after dark and never see a single person all day. Too bad there's no place you can do that in Southern California anymore." Ha! But he makes a good point. Beach access isn't just about being able to step on the sand, it's about being able to explore what it means to be a little less robot, and a little more human.
October 8th, 2016|

Perfect Day of Sailing

“Sailing is dangerous…some never return.” We climbed aboard a beat up sailboat with a few friends and took to the seas for an golden afternoon….I’m now thiiiiis much closer to getting my own live-a-board sailboat. The rent for the slip is only 1/5th of what I pay for my apartment!

September 12th, 2016|

Thanksgiving Leftovers Burrito

Travis explains in less than a minute, how he makes burritos out of leftovers from Thanksgiving.
November 28th, 2015|

Sleeping in the Bamboo Forest

In a bamboo tunnel on a stretch of forgotten coast in Southern California, we jam around a beachfire under summer stars, paddle out and surf in the moonlight….We even have a rum-filled treasure chest buried under the sand. Then we fall asleep in the bamboo and wake up to the morning glass, pull our boards out of the bushes, and surf all over again. Livin’ the dream.
February 12th, 2015|

Full-moon Surfing at the Hideaway

Soaking up these last hot summer nights surfing under the full-moon, jamming by the bonfire, and sleeping on the sand. Air temp: 72°F, water temperature: 70°F....to quote the The Endless Summer, "It was so pleasant it almost made you sick." Read Trav's journal here...
September 9th, 2014|