THE MOTOR-SURFER

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Documenting life during the first attempt at restoring a vintage motorcycle.

Similar to the zen -like feeling that is realized through surfing,
motorcycle repair can elevate the mind to a meditative state that eludes time and space...
Meaning I obsess over it, get frustrated, yell, laugh at myself and overall waste a lot of time.

Monday

The Jay At Maverick's & The Eddie at Waimea Bay

I love big wave surfing - as a spectator of course. Man gracefully dancing on the surface of a heaving wall of liquid death. I don't understand how they do it... The rush I get from being in what what I would consider big waves is indescribable. The feeling of invincibility combined with oh-my-god-I-didn't-die moment... when the spray clears, the bottom drops out beneath you and your looking over the ledge, weightlessly racing down the face of a mountain of water. My big waves of course would be laughable by the Big Wave Brotherhood that battle these behemoths for a living. Their level of fearlessness and confidence borders insanity.

Anyways Last week was the opening ceremony for the annual Maverick's Invitational Surf Contest and The Eddie opening ceremony was just this past weekend at Waimea Bay.

After much controversy with rights, management, etc... the Maverick's contest has been renamed The Jay at Maverick's, after the late Jay Moriarity and the invitees/aquatic gladiators have been selected. I like the motto for the contest...

Our Logo is a badge of courage that inspires us the “live like Jay” – to go for it, live life to the fullest, challenge the boundaries, face our fears, and do it with friends…



The Eddie Contest also held their opening ceremony this weekend with surfing's A-List and Hawaii's elite. The waiting period has started, so hopefully La Nina will give us a break and show us some swell for the big-wave duals.

Photos from Surfline, Jeremiah Klein, etc...

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