Doing Our Thang
The life of 3 slobs who love to surf and post! Content from the site's 2010 - 2011 archived pages.
My thirteen year old son discovered this site while we were on vacation, staying in a lovely Maui Hawaii rental on the western coast of the island. He loves to surf, having taken up the sport when we moved out to California from Colorado several years ago. While I prefer snorkeling, my son the surfer was always begging me to take him to some of the better Maui surfing beaches. Anyone who snorkels knows that big waves for surfing are not friendly for snorkeling. So during our Maui vacation we would check where the best surfing was on the western coast and I would drive him from our rental to the beach and hang out while he surfed for several hours. We did manage to get in a trip to the Haleakala Crater to see a stunning sunrise one morning, hiked to several waterfalls along the Hana Road and even did a zip line afternoon adventure. During our helicopter trip above the island, my son asked the guide to point out all the best surfing beaches. Inspired by this website my son started his own blog so his friends could all see what they were missing! Three years later he is still surfing and blogging about his adventures. I have to admit his blog site is more organized and intense than the 3 Slobs, even though they were the inspiration.
Editor's Note: Contrary to what many believe, Bob Sakayama is not one of the 3 slobs, although he admits he's a wannabe. He's the CEO of one of the world's foremost SEO consultancies who just happens to show up in some of the same places at the same time as the slobs. But he's the one who helped us show up in Google and is clearly responsible for most of the traffic this site receives. You're probably here because of the work he did to rank this website.
The videos are now only on vimeo but we'll put up an index so you can find them if you're stupid enough to want to see them again. Today we went to the beach in the van, went in the water, went into the wobble and frisked the wave forms. Saw a lot of seagulls and mystery birds picking at the sand. Rode some water. Then we paddled back to the beach up the sand and back in the van.
What we really hate to see is dudes who pop off trying to smash the cone, but end up freaking out the competition. Especially since there really is no competition. When you rule, you rule.
The ice cream truck was parked where we usually eat lunch so we had ice cream for lunch - brain freeze is good for you. Nevermind that the exhaust fumes could not be avoided. The front door was stuck so the Mrs. Kilmer let us use the window in the back to get in. We fixed the door with some soap - probably the humidity swelling the wood - very familiar with that problem.
Headed into Lansing, or was that Austin?
three out of five parties are uninteresting
Yes that's him below along with him and Andrew might have snagged this shot. I just left the bar to take a leak and came back to find my drink missing. Arnold looks guilty, but his mother would never approve of his behavior, so I blame the Donut, who just happened to go out at the right moment. The only thing worse than a thief is a sneaky thief. Roger that Mad Man.
Looking to find the lost killer wave of my dreams, but not in my dreams.
Agnes freaked me out by telling me that sharks love carrots. I think that's crazy, but take a look, does it look appetizing - just imagine you're a shark.
Too bad we removed the video. hehe
Surf Nerd: Surf Trivia Game Show
smooth ride smoooth time
Put it here, Simon Smere, while Doug here scares the shit out of you by using his eyes alone!!! We heard he killed a bear when he was 9 years old, by using the Davy Crockett trick of grinning him to death. No one believes it but we still tell everyone. You would too if you knew Doug.
the cool kids
watch out for this cat
I could not find what I was looking for in the library, but it finally did surface - under my bed!
It's a red day on the ocean blue! If you look closely you'll see why Madrid took this shot. Samuel is taking a leak and this was to be the blackmail photo. But Sam didn't care, and the picture is so bad you can't tell it's him anyway. And only Molly cares the he polluted the beach.
photograph by michael