I Love You California

Posted: 12/21/2014 by goodie in Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman’s newest surf short, featuring the fun surf of Newport Beach during Mega Swell Hurricane Marrie. The song is the official California State Song.

I Love You, California. from Vissla on Vimeo.

Friendsgiving Photo Booth

Posted: 12/15/2014 by goodie in HQ

Here is the link to the pictures from the photo booth we had during our Friendsgiving party. Thanks to my brother who set up and ran the booth! The password is Turkey2014   http://photos.friartux.com/Other-16



Posted: 12/03/2014 by goodie in HQ, news

Yup that’s right! In front of our whole Friendsgiving party on Wednesday night I asked Annika to marry me. Good thing she said yes! We look forward to the adventure that this next step brings. Check out the video and pictures of the proposal below.

Newport Police Holiday PSA

Posted: 12/02/2014 by goodie in news

Newport Police Department has a funny new PSA to discourage drinking and driving. Ya, it’s no joke, don’t drink and drive.

Thanksgiving 2014

Posted: 11/24/2014 by goodie in HQ

right around the corner!


Posted: 11/14/2014 by goodie in travel

I was on the Central Coast this week for work and stayed overnight at Pismo Beach. Just after sunset, I noticed a guy walking his three leashed goats on the beach.

Denis Rodman

Posted: 11/10/2014 by goodie in HQ, news

I was packing up my car for work this morning when I noticed Denis Rodman strolling down Seashore Drive in front of HQ. I say, “Denis, your a Newport Beach Legend” and he just looked at me and smiled!

Yup, that’s the Wedge over there across the harbor mouth. This early 1920’s photograph was taken from the bluff of Big Corona state beach looking north west. Look closely and you can see beach goers as well as boats entering and exiting the harbor. The photo appears to be taken prior to 1927 when the east jetty was added and the west jetty(pictured) was extended. I bought the photo on eBay.

First Flush 2014

Posted: 11/04/2014 by goodie in news

After the heavy rains over the weekend, the Santa Ana River was a flowing out into the Pacific Ocean. Like always, our first heavy rains of the season flush out all our storm drains and river beds of the debris they have collected over the dry months. Trash, plastic, dead animals, and a toxic green sludge lined the shore.

Shell Art

Posted: 11/03/2014 by goodie in art, Shells

A small piece with Newport and Laguna Beach Shells. This one is a wedding gift!

mutant thanksgiving 2014

More details to follow…..keep an eye out for the evite…..all friends and family welcome!

The Sand Box

Posted: 10/17/2014 by goodie in The Sand Box

Last weekend I went to the Sand Box and our group got a private tour of a very cool and unique property….sorry no pictures allowed to be posted here but ask me in person and I will give you the run down!

Fountain Hills

Posted: 10/10/2014 by goodie in hikes, travel

I have put over 4000 miles on the vehicle in the last month. I spent some time in Arizona recently in the town of Fountain Hills. Took a sunset hike to a ridge that overlooks the town and the world’s 4th tallest fountain.

World’s 4th tallest fountain

Three Rivers

Posted: 10/09/2014 by goodie in travel

I was in Three Rivers yesterday afternoon. Spent some time by the very low river.

Solid Simon

Posted: 10/07/2014 by goodie in surf
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Hurricane Simon……watch the gnarly backwash off the steep beach