Beach Weekend

by The Good Life on September 8, 2014

in gentlemen of the goodlife, Portland, Surfing



Last weekend, was the birthday of Eric Wallis, so we all went to the beach for the weekend.  We stayed down in manzanita, and surfed in short sands for two great days.  Pretty much blows me away every time I go down there.

Along with my picnic partner we have been stepping up our beach game, and nowadays its looking pretty good…



Beer, wine, food, its a decent way to spend the day.IMG_9909


Its pretty much something I never even imagined doing, and so everytime its a pleasant surprise.  It was even actually kind of warm last week.


Someones air game getting real on point….IMG_0079

Down on the beach it was an animal show with the seagulls searching for some food….

Andy Wright and Bruce turned up doing his best game of catch…IMG_9922


Bruce is pretty much on point when it comes to his airs…IMG_9933
Meanwhile back at the campsite, we had a pretty amazing set up, with Ripley in charge of Smores…..

In charge of the fire, we had William Thomas Keating keeping watch.IMG_0170

Long hair don’t care.

William was pretty damn hyped on seeing the stars after sleeping in the tent for the first time.IMG_0198

I brought out my tent, for the first time in about 7 years.  IMG_0201

The only thing with surfing the Pacific Northwest is getting your 5mm wetsuit dry after a surf.  Hence to say any ray of light was being searched out.IMG_0207

These two were loving the weekend out there.IMG_0215

Meanwhile the Poler guys were showing us that we need to up our camp vibes style.IMG_0228

This van they have has a double tent on the roof of it, and space inside too, you could probably sleep about 16 people in this thing.IMG_0232

Meanwhile back at the beach, the surf gang was pretty on point.IMG_9898
Its like an advert for using 5mm wetsuits.

We also had a 6 week old baby on the beach with us.IMG_9957

Rob Aragon and Jess brought their new addition to the beach, and got him ready for adulthood already.IMG_9966


Probably the best part of the day, was seeing Ami Lee teach her friend to surf.  Pretty amazing to see how hyped she was every time her friend caught a wave she was just as stoked as if she just caught a wave herself.IMG_9997


Thank You Oregon.IMG_0134

Another lovely weekend on the coast.


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