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coz
04-23-2008, 09:39 AM
The hardest part for me leaving Cali is the beach and surfing, this is the only way I can check the waves now http://wavewatch.com/Live-Surf-Cams.php and when it's going off I get real home sick. I use to go back twice a month but the gas these days is killer :confused: Everytime I get the surf urge I have my kids yank me around on my wakeboard or wake surf but it just ain't the same. This is a nothing thread just me feeling sad I can't surf as much anymore :mad: Looks like Long Island & New Jersey are going off today :D

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 09:52 AM
Lalalalalala!!!!! When you come back we should go surfing!! As long you are not a long board rider???.LOL LOL :rolleyes: :D

coz
04-23-2008, 10:01 AM
Lalalalalala!!!!! When you come back we should go surfing!! As long you are not a long board rider???.LOL LOL

The older I get the bigger they get RD, but I'm only into a 7'6" funboard now so get back to me in a couple years I'll be riding a 9'0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/1797064502_261fb1ad65_b.jpg
She misses the water even more than me :(

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 10:10 AM
I hear you…….. I am getting very old, but I just can’t get myself to ride a big board :cool:
I ride a 6’2 thruster, I can’t ride like I did when I was younger and I don’t stay out as long…..LOL LOL :rolleyes:
It is a Bi%CH getting old :(

flipper
04-23-2008, 10:29 AM
Never been surfing in my life, and I live about half an hour from santa cruz. Wouldn't mind trying it though.

coz
04-23-2008, 10:30 AM
I hear you…….. I am getting very old, but I just can’t get myself to ride a big board
I ride a 6’2 thruster, I can’t ride like I did when I was younger and I don’t stay out as long…..LOL LOL
It is a Bi%CH getting old :(

6'2 Yikes! :rolleyes: Man I use to have the stamina to paddle a small board like that, but now I'd be beat just getting to the outside and wouldn't have the strength to catch any waves on a board like that. You're right getting older is a Bi%CH ! :mad:

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-23-2008, 10:33 AM
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I hear that one. I am right with you with location too. In San Jose, where are you?

flipper
04-23-2008, 10:35 AM
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I hear that one. I am right with you with location too. In San Jose, where are you?
Grew up in Milpitas, live in Hollister now, and work in Santa Clara.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 10:37 AM
Not missing much today, Coz! Huntington Pier was horrible and the Cliffs were non-existant... not even longboard-able. Bolsa was all the same. I took the longboard out in Surfside on Monday morning... nothing too wonderful, but there is just something about getting wet before work, that makes work SO much more tolerable!

I know you bag on the OC and Cali alot, but there is no way in HELL I could move away from this! My morning drive down PCH keeps me sane and my evening bike rides down Main Street and down the board walk in Seal always make me remember just how nice it is here!

Chas
04-23-2008, 10:55 AM
I am glad to hear there are fellow Californians here on the board. I only know of one other, who actually lives two blocks away. We should try to plan a West Coast TMC event of some kind.

I "grew up" in San Jose but I'm in Ventura now.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Let me ask of all you californiaians, I am a real estate appraiser here in the bay area looking for work. Is there an brokers out there will to throw a squirel a nut. Momma needs some new shoes...And I need gas for the boat.

flipper
04-23-2008, 11:08 AM
My aunt works for an appraisal firm in San Jose doing commercial property. Not sure the name of it though. It's right by Santana Row.

Ryan
04-23-2008, 11:10 AM
The hardest part for me leaving Cali is the beach and surfing, this is the only way I can check the waves now http://wavewatch.com/Live-Surf-Cams.php and when it's going off I get real home sick. I use to go back twice a month but the gas these days is killer :confused: Everytime I get the surf urge I have my kids yank me around on my wakeboard or wake surf but it just ain't the same. This is a nothing thread just me feeling sad I can't surf as much anymore :mad: Looks like Long Island & New Jersey are going off today :D


I miss CA too. Thanks for posting up that link. The video is much better than surfline. I check this about once a week. http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/hb-pier-southside-southern-california_4874/

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-23-2008, 11:10 AM
I live very close to there. Saratoga and 280

flipper
04-23-2008, 11:14 AM
I live very close to there. Saratoga and 280

I shot a PM to ya

wakeX2wake
04-23-2008, 11:17 AM
Let me ask of all you californiaians, I am a real estate appraiser here in the bay area looking for work. Is there an brokers out there will to throw a squirel a nut. Momma needs some new shoes...And I need gas for the boat.

I have a friend who's aunt owns Souther Shores Realty... it's pretty much all residential and investment type stuff... i don't know but she's always doing some business... Ruby Wool is the owner/CEO/Broker

coz
04-23-2008, 11:20 AM
Not missing much today, Coz! Huntington Pier was horrible and the Cliffs were non-existant... not even longboard-able. Bolsa was all the same. I took the longboard out in Surfside on Monday morning... nothing too wonderful, but there is just something about getting wet before work, that makes work SO much more tolerable!

I know you bag on the OC and Cali alot, but there is no way in HELL I could move away from this! My morning drive down PCH keeps me sane and my evening bike rides down Main Street and down the board walk in Seal always make me remember just how nice it is here!


I'm with ya sodar, I love everything west of PCH :D Don't get me wrong I love AZ and the beach & surfing is the ONLY! thing I miss about cali. About surfing before work, I'm a self employed contractor so that's how I based my mornings, surf or work first? depended on the swell direction, and every saturday & sunday mornings was straight down the 55 fwy to Newport pier or the jetties and in the water at 6:30 am for as long as I can remember and hang with the boyz at blackies. That's what I'm missing :cry:

As I sit here and write this I'm also planning my next trip for a quick surf so I'd like to give you guys a hollar when I'm in town and we could hook up for an early am session. I have a wakeboard thing this weekend so I'm looking in a couple weeks. Now I'm really jones'n! :D

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-23-2008, 11:23 AM
Send me some contacts if you all can, I would greatly appreciate it and would be forever in your debt.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:24 AM
I'm with ya sodar, I love everything west of PCH :D

Me too! Thats where I live! 8p

Let me know when you are in town. I might not be around, as the next couple months are very hectic, but maybe we can grab a beer one night!

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 11:34 AM
I can remember and hang with the boyz at blackies. :cry:

! :D

BLACKIES!!!!! I can only remember going, in but I can never remember coming out??? :rolleyes: I love that place!!!!!

I was going to sell my company and move out of California a year or so back? But my mom asked me to stay close to her ……. So I will be staying here, I do Love So. Cal. but it has changed a lot from when I was a kid…… but when I can’t stand it, I just drive to the beach, and life is good!!!!!

Grasshopper lives in one of the best beach towns in So. Cal. OH yah and the women are not hard on the eyes8p

coz
04-23-2008, 11:39 AM
I miss CA too. Thanks for posting up that link. The video is much better than surfline. I check this about once a week. http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/hb-pier-southside-southern-california_4874/

I've been a member of surfline for years and it's a great detailed site but it costs to see the long streams (they have short free streams) and wavewatch is free, so I check the charts at SL and check the waves at WW :D Where you at Ryan? and where you from?

Let me know when you are in town. I might not be around, as the next couple months are very hectic, but maybe we can grab a beer one night!

I'll do that sodar, rexdog already invited me to a place I use to stumble home from in Yorba Linda back in the day, the Canyon Inn :confused: Sounds like surf & party to me, I'm game.

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 11:41 AM
I'll do that sodar, rexdog already invited me to a place I use to stumble home from in Yorba Linda back in the day, the Canyon Inn :confused: Sounds like surf & party to me, I'm game.

Canyon Inn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think i am going there for lunch:rolleyes:

coz
04-23-2008, 11:50 AM
BLACKIES!!!!! I can only remember going, in but I can never remember coming out??? :rolleyes: I love that place!!!!!


Grasshopper lives in one of the best beach towns in So. Cal. OH yah and the women are not hard on the eyes8p


Your killing me RD! :banana: You have to admit! sitting at Blackies or even Perqs in HB sipping on a cold one and watching the scenery go by on a hot SoCal day is the thing to do! for sure :woohoo: after surf of course.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:52 AM
I grew up with Shaun Colins' (the guy that started Surfline) son. The Colin's family has a little goldmine going and have built themselves a sweet house on Ocean Ave. in Seal Beach.

When Surfline started out, it used to be free for everything.. even before computers were around, it was a free call-in service!

Ryan
04-23-2008, 11:53 AM
Hey Sodar, do you know what days HB closes down Main St?

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:56 AM
Your killing me RD! :banana: You have to admit! sitting at Blackies or even Perqs in HB sipping on a cold one and watching the scenery go by on a hot SoCal day is the thing to do! for sure :woohoo: after surf of course.

Fred's is damn tough to beat too! Taco Tuesday has become a stample for my GF and I! Big Tecate in a paper bag and some fish tacos, watching the sunset! Can't beat it!

Now, stepping away from the mainstream surf towns. Anyone ever had Seal Beach's finest breakfast burritos at Nick's Deli!?!?!? Growing up during summer, I cannot remember a morning that I did not eat one on my way down to Junior Guards! GOOD TIMES! :cool:

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:57 AM
Hey Sodar, do you know what days HB closes down Main St?

Every Tuesday! Its pretty cool and seems to be drawing TONS of people...

It is way nicer during winter though... all locals!

flipper
04-23-2008, 11:58 AM
Can you guys quit talking about food!!!!!! I'm getting hungry

coz
04-23-2008, 12:02 PM
Canyon Inn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think i am going there for lunch

For lunch! nice :D That's definetly one thing that was good there, the food :D When I first moved to YL in the 80's we had a condo right there in Fairmont Hill (next door) and I was a regular for sure. :D Then when the kids came into the picture we got a house over by Travis Ranch so that distance kinda slowed me down at the CI because it was a longer stumble home :confused: That's definetly one I remember going into and not knowing how I got out, on many occasions. Enjoy lunch

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
OOHHHHH Food
Hay Grasshopper!!!!!!! Volcano Bugger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG it is so good!!!!!:D

coz
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Fred's is damn tough to beat too! Taco Tuesday has become a stample for my GF and I! Big Tecate in a paper bag and some fish tacos, watching the sunset! Can't beat it!

Now, stepping away from the mainstream surf towns. Anyone ever had Seal Beach's finest breakfast burritos at Nick's Deli!?!?!? Growing up during summer, I cannot remember a morning that I did not eat one on my way down to Junior Guards! GOOD TIMES! :cool:


sodar! you were a junior lifeguard? me too :D Hermosa Beach in the 70's :D

BTW: I like SB and when the direction is right that place can pump. And since your on tacos you need to try Tacos San Pedro in Hawaiian Gardens on Katella and the 605 fwy. I know it's off the beat'n path but once you try them you'll always go back. I found them years ago and would make the drive just for a taco or anything from there, truly authentc. Try it and get back to me. Right accross from the casino.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 12:17 PM
sodar! you were a junior lifeguard? me too :D Hermosa Beach in the 70's :D

BTW: I like SB and when the direction is right that place can pump. And since your on tacos you need to try Tacos San Pedro in Hawaiian Gardens on Katella and the 605 fwy. I know it's off the beat'n path but once you try them you'll always go back. I found them years ago and would make the drive just for a taco or anything from there, truly authentc. Try it and get back to me. Right accross from the casino.

SB during cloudbreak is pretty cool too! :cool: I will have to post some pics I took when the oil island was breaking. Surfer Mag had a few guys out there photographing a bunch of tow-ins...

My office is at Katella and the 605. You must be thinking of Carson and the 605... that is Hawaiian Gardens.

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 12:20 PM
For lunch! nice :D That's definetly one thing that was good there, the food :D When I first moved to YL in the 80's we had a condo right there in Fairmont Hill (next door) and I was a regular for sure. Then when the kids came into the picture we got a house over by Travis Ranch so that distance kinda slowed me down at the CI because it was a longer stumble home That's definetly one I remember going into and not knowing how I got out, on many occasions. Enjoy lunch

I live by Dominguez Ranch and it is a walk…….:rolleyes: But it is right down the horse trial and they have the white vinyl fence to keep me off Esperanza :eek3:

coz
04-23-2008, 12:31 PM
SB during cloudbreak is pretty cool too! :cool: I will have to post some pics I took when the oil island was breaking. Surfer Mag had a few guys out there photographing a bunch of tow-ins...

My office is at Katella and the 605. You must be thinking of Carson and the 605... that is Hawaiian Gardens.

My bad! yes it is Carson, go try it, if your going from the 605 south on carson it's right after taco bell if I remember right. The owner started out as a roach coach then got enough money to rent a little space where he's at now and as time went by he now owns the whole little 2 shop building. The lines out the door get very long so go at off times and don't go on sundays because that's menudo day and it's the cure place for all the drunks on that day it's a small place and it gets packed.

454Prostar190
04-23-2008, 12:35 PM
I grew up in So. Cal born in SFV and went to grade school in Corona. Been up north for a while and in San Francisco area since 1996. Lived in San Mateo for the past year and now have a garage! I lived out on Geary Blvd. without a garage for about 6yrs and when I brought the boat home, I would have to pay a $40. street cleaning parking ticket every week to have it in front of the house:(. The thing is, I was able to justify it because to rent an uncovered "parking space" somewhere off the street would have cost me $250. per month and I can pay the city in installments! I would gladly attend a West Coast TMC event! Rick

coz
04-23-2008, 12:36 PM
I live by Dominguez Ranch and it is a walk…….:rolleyes: But it is right down the horse trial and they have the white vinyl fence to keep me off Esperanza :eek3:

That viny fence kept me vertical on many occasions. Nice hand rail/balancer :rolleyes:

Also there use to be horses on it when I first moved there but those disappeared when S&S started building all the tracts. My boys use to tear it up on their gopeds though.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 12:43 PM
My boys use to tear it up on their gopeds though.


HA HA!! My brother and I had go-peds growing up too!! I actually just rebuilt mine back in October because the piston ring broke apart and disinegrated. Those things were the Cali rage, for a while. :cool:

funk
04-23-2008, 12:52 PM
Oh yeah, volcano burger is a must! and now the nick's in Los Al is a bit closer if you're not at the beach, still the long line though! Okay, i'm hungry now too!

coz
04-23-2008, 01:11 PM
HA HA!! My brother and I had go-peds growing up too!! I actually just rebuilt mine back in October because the piston ring broke apart and disinegrated. Those things were the Cali rage, for a while. :cool:


Yep! my kids were in this little goped gang that would zip around YL getting the neighbors mad and the cops started cracking down too :rolleyes: Nothing louder than about 6 tricked out gopeds flying by your house or riding in your hood. I called them the Heck's Angels :D I actually just sold both bigfoots on ebay about a year ago. They are fun.

Ryan
04-23-2008, 03:25 PM
...Anyone ever had Seal Beach's finest breakfast burritos at Nick's Deli!?!?!? ...

Are Nick's better than from El Burrito Jr? I admit I like Pina Bang and El Burrito Jr is the only joint that has it and good tacos.

You know, the hundreds of times I drove by I never tried Fred's or Taco Surf for that matter. Maybe I'll hit that up on my next trip. I haven't found a decent taco place here in Columbus yet. But we do have a Baja Fresh now.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 03:32 PM
El Burrito is and will always be my favorite Mexican Joint.... EVER! Ask ANYONE I have ever taken out on a first date. They normally consists of a bike ride down the beach and over to the marina, a little food at El Burrito and a night out at the Main Street dive bars (Clancy's & Irisher)!

With that said, the best BREAKFAST burritos are at Nick's. El Burrito does not have breakfast and Nick's does not have burritos for anything other than breakfast. Actually, the cook at Nick's also works at El Burrito in the evenings.

TMCNo1
04-23-2008, 04:17 PM
I Miss California

What, did it fall off into the Pacific?

RexDog1
04-23-2008, 08:48 PM
I Miss California

What, did it fall off into the Pacific?

LOL no Coz left Yorba Linda Ca.
If he were here …… I think we both be divorced:rolleyes:

TX.X-30 fan
04-23-2008, 09:02 PM
I want one of those in-and-out burgers since this has turned to a food thread.

coz
04-23-2008, 09:06 PM
I want one of those in-and-out burgers since this has turned to a food thread.

I didn't lose those, they're here in AZ :D
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/562001216_947e06c7da_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/70/202508906_5b57d0ff4d_o.jpg

Yep RD! daily lunches at the Canyon would definetly be grounds for sure with my wife

TX.X-30 fan
04-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Had no idea they had franchised. Cool I want one here!!!

robisjo
04-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Had no idea they had franchised. Cool I want one here!!!

No franchises. Private company.

SoCalBrew
04-23-2008, 09:37 PM
I want one of those in-and-out burgers since this has turned to a food thread.

It is really hard to believe, but, for anyone who hasn't tried 'em, they really are THAT good. Going to go get one now! :D

TX.X-30 fan
04-23-2008, 10:32 PM
I gained weight looking at those.

TMCNo1
04-23-2008, 11:07 PM
I gained weight looking at those.


I got the craps!:rolleyes: :D

coz
04-23-2008, 11:27 PM
I got the craps!:rolleyes: :D

I kid you not! I posted that pic and it looked so good I had to go get one, so me too :o

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmm.... look like 3x3's!!

I recently got hooked on "Animal Style" Fries..... very dangerous!