Snow in Newport…..what???

Posted: 04/11/2011 by goodie in HQ, pics

I awoke at 5:30am on Saturday morning to a load roar of what sounded like bb’s hitting my roof and windows. It was hailing; not any normal hail but a powerful down pour of hail. So much that within minutes the patio and sand outside was covered in pea sized ice.  It was a crazy and noisy sight to witness.  As the sun lifted up over 56st you could see the hail atop the sand……so much so that it appeared to be a slight dusting of snow.  Around 6:15 one of my buddies came by to surf and he said as he walked across the sand it crunched under his feet as if it where snow. (Good morning to forget your booties) There was hail on our patio until about 8am and stories flew all Saturday about it snowing in Newport.

Here are some pics to prove it.

Dusting of snow in Newport Beach

Cold Sand

Surf Contest, Poker Night, Relaxing

Posted: 04/08/2011 by goodie in pics

I am happy it is Friday. It is shapin up to be a busy weekend. Tommorow is the NHHS surf contest and we have a few friends of HQ’s participating in it…..come out and support them.

On Saturday night we are having a poker night and will be cooking something up to eat. Let me know if you want to come by! Please wish Dark Mark a happy B-Day even though he is out of town.

As for Sunday…’s gonna a be a relaxing day on the beach so come by.

last nights sky


Posted: 04/07/2011 by goodie in HQ

Crazy Jack Coleman had a photo shoot at HQ last night for Warriors of Raddness. That’s Levi from Gantez Warrior up atop my roof. Check out Jacks most recent spread in this months Bliss magazine…….definitely out there!

creepy jack

Shadow Play

Posted: 04/04/2011 by goodie in HQ, pics

I got inspiration when I saw the shadow of my bike cast across my patio. I used a piece of bbq charcoal to do this.

shadow riding the bike

Taken from my IPhone……..thanks Apple

Posted: 03/28/2011 by goodie in pics

blowin smoke.....Brookhurst and PCH

Google promoting Goodie?

Posted: 03/24/2011 by goodie in Goodie, Uncategorized

Googles home page today looks like it says Goodie….check it out.

Snow Capped

Posted: 03/23/2011 by goodie in Mt. Waterman

I rode my bike up and down the board walk to check out the destruction caused by the blowing sand. In some spots on the board walk and adjacent streets there were 3 foot tall sand drifts and “school yards” had over a foot of sand spread across the grass and asphalt.

Anyhow…..on the drive to work this morning I saw the snow capped mountains calling my name. Here is a shot from this morning atop Mt. Wilson.

American Pickers @ HQ???

Posted: 03/22/2011 by goodie in HQ

I picked my own house over the weekend. I found some great treasures tucked away in the crawl space under HQ. Believe me it is fairly gross under the house but I pulled out 4 bikes and 2 surf boards. The bikes include a women vintage Schwinn and a Schwinn low-rider. The boards I believe to be early 80’s….thick monsters. I have been sleeping over this crap for years…..who knew?

4 bikes 2 boards

I think more rain is a comin……..

Posted: 03/21/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

Nice sunset tonight. My plan for tomorrows Mount Waterman powder day got scuttled this afternoon due to the road being closed:(

Shovel Sand

Posted: 03/21/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

Gonna be shoveling sand this afternoon. Storm raged last night and left our next door neighbor with sand drifts across his yard and about 6 inches of fresh sand powder at his front door.

late afternoon during the storm

the next morning

just a few feet of fresh pow pow sand

left sand blown across the street

thats alot of sand moving around


Shrink Wrap Anyone

Posted: 03/16/2011 by goodie in pics

I am glad this isn’t my car. I was driving by the Orange Mall today and saw this car which had been shrink wrapped. Wow, what a pain and what a practical joke.

Winning and Tsunami

Posted: 03/11/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

Thanks to all those who were worried about me last night and this morning.  As you know we had the Tsunami warning from the Japan earthquake but all is fine and there was no damage to my shack.  Surfline had some good pictures up of local beach water changes.

On another note….I went for a bike ride last night and saw Frog House’s sign. Apparently they are winning and the Volcom RV was there to witness it. lol


Old Malibu Fire Photo

Posted: 03/08/2011 by goodie in pics

I am training some new people at work and showed them pictures from the Malibu fires in 2008. This picture was one of them but not because of the fire but because this home is cantilevered over a massive cliff. Yes it hangs off a cliff in Malibu with an ocean view, just waiting for the Big One to strike.


Winter Wonderland @ Mount Waterman

Posted: 03/02/2011 by goodie in Mt. Waterman

I went up to Mt. Waterman for the second Sunday in a row. We were blessed with super powder that fell down to the 1000 foot level. Snow lined the 210 freeway in the Sunland, the roads up the mountain were super hazardous and some of the gates were locked. Turns out Mt. Waterman die hards handled the gate situations for everyone and a long caravan of cars proceeded to the parking lot.  The crowds were huge and I waited a half hour to get a ticket and I was at the front of the line. It was all worth it as I enjoyed the fresh fresh powder. Thanks to cousin Brian and his girl for coming with me up the mountain.

mt. waterman jump starring cloose

Posted: 02/22/2011 by goodie in travel

mt. waterman