Friday, August 28, 2009

Hola from Las Flores Surf Club!






Sorry I've been so slack on the updates since getting here three days ago but it was nice to have a little break from reporting! The travel here from Pawleys was super long! I had to fly to LA first and retrieve my boards from my car at LAX. I had about an 8 hour layover in LA, just long enough to be a pain in the butt, but not long enough to get a hotel room and get some sleep. My flight to San Salvador left at 1:40AM and I arrived in ElSalvador about 7Am local time. Once again, not much sleep on the plane so I was pretty worn out after getting here to Las Flores around 10am. The waves were going off so I got straight in the water and not long after had a 250yard ride from the tip of the north point all the way to the beach at the south point! The waves have been consistently good since I got here even though the swell is fading. Today has been the smallest day, but sets are still overhead. I surfed this AM at Punta Mango which is a 15 minute boat ride north and got some really fun surf including a few nice barrels, one made cleanly!
The resort is quite nice and the food is good as well. I think anyone would like it here, even if you don't surf. The staff is super nice, the rooms are nice, there are two pools and a jacuzi(pronouced with a soft "j" en espanol), a beautiful black sand beach, and the resort is next to a local fishing camp. If you do surf, the waves here have size and power, but they are easy to surf and not at all critical. There are people here on longboards and funboards as well as shortboarders. The paddle out to the point is a long one though!
Until today I was sharing a two bedroom suite with to other guys but they left today so I'm livin' large now! Most of the other guests are leaving tomorrow as well so I should have plenty of uncrowded surf for the rest of my stay. I'll try to get a good video together of the place tomorrow and put it up! Hope you're all well and please leave me a comment, email, or FB me if you read this. Didn't get any comments from the last few posts so if no one is reading I won't keep it up! So holler!

Later,
Seth.

Monday, August 24, 2009

El Salvador it is!

So I got all my new plans settled last night and this AM, so I'm leaving noon today, flying back to LA, grabbing my boards and hopping on the redeye to El Salvador tonight. As I said before I'll be staying at the Las Flores Surf Club for 10 days. To check it out click here.

After that, I plan on flying back here to PI and staying from Sept.5th to the 13th then flying back to LA and taking the following 2-3 weeks to drive back home.

More tomorrow after I arrive in El Salvador!!!!

Song of the Day! Tick Tick Boom-The Hives from the Black and White Album.
Later,
Seth.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Next stop...El Salvador...I think!

I flew back for the Hurricane Bill swell that never really showed up around Pawleys. I probably should have tried going up North to NC or south to Fla somewhere but since my car is still in LA that wasn't really an option. I surfed Fri,Sat, and today and the waves left a lot to be desired, but it was great being home and surfing with friends! Since I left all my boards in LA in the car, I used Ike's 5'7'' Lost- Round Nosed Fish which I really liked! It now belongs to me, as I liked it so much, I convinced him to sell it to me!

So now it is looking like El Salvador will be my next destination, possibly as soon as Tuesday evening. I'm currently talking with the Las Flores Surf Club(www.wavehunter.com/lasfloressurfclub) about booking a room. The place looks great and they are currently offering a 30% discount to Surfline Premium members according to Surfline! They have 5 right hand point breaks within boat service of the hotel. The swell looks to be in the 4-8 foot range for the middle of the coming week so the surf should be good! If this one doesn't work out, I'm also considering Tamarindo, Costa Rica and booking a surf camp stay where they take you to a different break everyday. After my excellent Wavepark experience I truly appreciate being able to surf different breaks as the conditions allow and having a surf guide who knows where to go when!
I'll be back with more as I get all the details hammered out.

Song of the Day! Whose Authority-Nada Surf from the album Lucky.
Later,
Seth.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New plan it the works...

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The last clip is from the big AM at Hideaways. The video was shot from about a 20 foot elevation so it does take away a bit from the size. It was tough to get good video footage because from the boat or beach(in this case) to the actual break is usually such a long way and in the case of the boat, it of course never sits still. As I get all the footage together, I'll make another mini video.

Also, it's been stuck in my head all AM so for the triumphant return of...

Song of the Day! Corduroy- Pearl Jam from Vitology

Later,
Seth.

Back the US!


Hi all, I made it back safely to LA late last night after a marathon series of flights from Padang, Indonesia. From my arrival at the airport in Padang to clearing customs at LAX I think it was around 32 hours of travel time! I got some sleep on the last flight from Hong Kong to LA so if really wasn't too bad all things considered...Though I'm happy to be back in the US I already miss the excitement of being in a foreign place. I'm currently in Huntington Beach,CA.
I was planning on spending the rest of the month driving back and seeing some more of the country along the way but I'm now considering another 10 day visit to somewhere new for some more surf. Indo in no way satisfied the "surf bug" for me but just made it worse, in a good way! I've been checking out the longer tern swell forecasts and I'm thinking about maybe Central America somewhere....I'm going to go have a surf here in Huntington and think it over. Waves here are about stomach high and glassy now. Putting on a wetsuit sure is going to feel funny after 85 degree water in the Mentawais!!!
Looks like Bill is going to bring some surf to the East Coast! Wish I was there for the first storm swell of the season!
I'll leave you guys with my favorite picture I took from Indo, this is Jared the surf guide from Wavepark on a screamer at Hideaways. This was the day I decided not to surf, Hideaways looked like Pipeline for real!! I took the pic from the observation tower on the island. Jared called this 4-5 foot surf!!!!
Later,
Seth

Monday, August 17, 2009

Headed back to Padang Manana!

So it's now our final night here at Wavepark and it has been a blast. This AM we surfed at Beng-Bengs and Pitstops and this afternoon at No Kandui. The aftershocks from the quake have continued up until even now more than 24 hours after. I'm pretty warn out and sore from a bad fall yesterday at Kerinchi but looking forward to getting back to partial civilization in Padang. My flights back to the US are all on the 19th and it's going to be a crazy day, like 23 hours in the air! Not sure what I'm going to do once I get to LA but I'll post as I figure it out. I'm thinking maybe a drive down to Baja but not sure. Nothing makes you want to surf a nice safe beach break after looking at sharp reef thru crystal clear water for a week. I know that sounds strange but it's the truth. I've heard quite a few horror stories of injuries here caused from contact with the reef and it really adds a twist to even a head high wave! More tomorrow from Padang!
Later,
Seth.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Earthquake!!!

Just experienced my first earthquake and from looking at the US Geological Survey site it was quite close and fairly strong, a 7.0 you can check the site here. It was only 32 miles away. I tried to post a link to a map but it didn't work...there is a map on the site linked up above. We are on one of those three small islands right below Siberut off the coast of Sumatra. The center of the quake was between Sumatra and Siberut.

I was taking a little snooze after lunch and was startled awake from the bungalow shaking. It lasted about 15 or twenty seconds. It wasn't especially violent or crazy but was definitely cool to experience firsthand. The dogs around camp were going crazy, barking and running in circles(so were a couple of the guests, haha!)

Earthquakes and tsunami threats are taken very seriously here in the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami that struck parts of Southeast Asia in 2004. I didn't mention this yet but on our arrival here we were briefed thoroughly on earthquake and tsunami emergency procedures by the staff. If a serious earthquake strikes the region and a tsunami threat is perceived, we are to grab our emergency bag we were all told to pack( containing passports, money, first aid kit, and a change of clothes) and immediately get to the boats to make our way to deep water until the threat has passed. If a boat cannot be reached in time we are to climb one of the prepared palm trees around the camp and wait out the threat. The prepared trees have been cleared of all their coconuts(potential falling debris) and makeshift ladders created by nailed 1x2's twenty feet or so up the trunks.

All seems to be fine now, we have had a couple of small tremors since! The excitement never ends here in Indo!!
Later,
Seth.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Day 7 at the park.


Yesterday morning brought the new swell full on. Hideaways was pumping! Solid double overhead looking a lot like Pipeline, no joke! I decided against paddling out for the morning session and took pics and video instead. Between Craig and I we took over 1000 pics of Hideaways! This should give you an idea of what it looked like, this is Jared the surf guide for Wavepark...

The big surf led to several mishaps; cuts, scrapes, broken boards, and lots of hoots and howls as a few managed clean long barrel rides like the one above. Shane the chef, shown is the first below, wasn't so lucky and had to be stitched up in camp by "Dr." Craig! Craig is a scaffolding man on oil rigs but Shane insisted on someone stitching up his chin rather than taking a trip to the clinic in Siberut so Craig manned-up and operated!

Steven shown below, broke his best board on his first wave of the AM. Luckily he is a shaper and can crank out another when he gets home.
For the afternoon, we took off to Kerinchi and surfed an absolute perfect wave all by ourselves for about an hour and a half till some other boats found us. With all the attention given to the big barrel spots like No Kandui and Rifles, for me personally this below is why I came to Indo! This wave is a nice A-frame peak that peels flawlessly! It does end on dry reef shelf though, so you have to get out in time. I spent most of the day on the right but as you can see it's not the best angle from the boat for photos so here is one of the lefts I got.
It's now Sunday Am here and the swell has calmed down some which is fine with me. We are headed to the "Playgrounds" today which is where PLaygrounds Left, John Candies, Four Bobs, and a few other breaks are. Still hoping to surf Ebay and Pit-Stops but so far the swell/wind hasn't been right. Hope you're all doing well!!!
Later,
Seth

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 5 Wavepark.

Hi all, we took the morning off today and rested up for the coming swell. After lunch Craig, Andrew, and I paddled out to Hideaways but there wasn't too much going on; the occasional chest high set but it was very shallow and couldn't be ridden inside very far.
The boat picked us up, and we headed to check Tikis and Bank Vaults. There wasn't enough swell to make BVs happen so we surfed at Tikis for an hour or so till the wind switched a bit. It was fun but not as big as the last few times we've been there.
Brandon though it would be a good idea to check Rifles which is a loooong right hander that will show an early south swell. We got there and it didn't look to hot but we decided to try it anyway. The offshore wind really started kicking and it cleaned up nicely and we all enjoyed chest to head screamers all the way down the shallow reef. If Kandui is the fastest wave I've surfed, Rifles to a close second, so the name"Rifles" fits well! It was so shallow because of low tide, if you managed to stay on to the inside section, you could see the water sucking thru the passes in the reef in front of you! Absolutely crazy! We all managed to come away with no scrapes or scratches, including Steven my roomie who had to cut his trip to Wavepark short last time after his head met the reef at Rifles, resulting in a quick evacuation to Singapore after the surf guide hand sticthed his melon back together, so needless to say, he slay a big dragon this afternooon, catching a super long barrel and making it clean!
Tomorrow the new swell is supposed to come on strong so it's looking like double overhead-plus at well exposed spots!!!!Yikes! Might be giving my 6'3'' some attention the next few day! It's funny now because everyone jokes about how small my boards are! Jared the guide has been referring to my 6'1'' as my "semi-gun" jokingly, so I guess if I ride the 6'3'' I'll be on my Rhino chaser!
You'll all be glad to know my last name has not gone un-noticed here and I'm currently called Dingle, Dingler, Dingleberry, Dingo, and many other variations! Apparently Aussies, Kiwis, and South Africans aren't to familiar with my name but are having great fun with it!

Later,
Seth.
P.S. I'm no longer able to send emails for some reason...so if I don't respond sorry! Love you all!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A pic of the crew.

Shown here from left to right are: Steven from New Zealand, Brandon who is the Asst. Surf Guide from Nebraska, Andrew from South Africa, Shane, the Chef from Australia, me, and Jared, the Surf Guide, from New Zealand. Not shown is Craig, Andrews brother who took this pic.
This was at dinner on "Mexicana Night".

A few picks of yours truly trying to get it done...

Kandui is so fast!
Mid-face turn at Hideaways! It's the wave right out front.
Cutback at Hideaways. This was the most fun session yet!
Working on getting in there.

So it's now the afternoon of day 5 here at Wavepark and I'm starting to get my feet under me finally. It's hard to describe the difference between the waves here and what I'm used to!!! The waves you see above from Kandui are 7-9 feet on the faces and are so incredibly fast that you have a 40% chance of coming out clean or being able to get out the back. So, on the other 60 % you either have to straighten out or take it on the head! If you straighten out, you get pushed in to more shallow reef and stand the chance of taking the next few waves on the head trying to get back out. It's not really dangerous, but not fun either! Kandui is also know as No Kandui for this reason! Hideaways is much less a "wave of consequence" as I have been calling them. We have only surfed it small so far though, but I'm told it is much more makeable than Kandui. We surfed two right handers now as well; Tikis and today, Bank Vaults. Bank Vaults is the place from the video that Jordan posted on the blog earlier. It's is difficult to get photos at Tikis and today at BV's most were fuzzy but I'll try and get some pics of rights soon.
Yesterday at Kandui, my leash came loose and my new Merrick took a trip over the reef, as did I to retrieve it! The reefs are pretty gnarly but I've been using a set of loner booties from my roomie Steven which make reef encounters much more friendly. I got my board back unscathed so I'm thankful for that!
The swell coming looks seriously big so far and needless to say I'm scared!!! There are some spots that won't get out of control big so I'll probably head to those if it gets too big! Last week a guy took a nastly spill and ended up puncturing his torso with a piece of corral! I'm going to try and avoid such an incident! Still taking it slow and picking my spots. I see now how much of a skill barrel riding is! The guides here are spot-on and I'm learning fast as I can!

Later,
Seth.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wavepark Day three update.

Hi all! This place is awesome for sure. Yesterday was "flat" and we surfed chest to overhead high peelers all day. We finally got to surf Hideaways which is the break right out front of my bungalow. In the afternoon we took the boat and headed back to Tikis and Beng-Bengs(correct name this time, not bam-bams). At Beng-Bengs, I shared about an hour of surf with only one other guy, trading of the perfect peeling chest high lefts coming in. It was quite nice!

In addition to the other great guests enjoying this place with me, the staff is a lot of fun as well. There is Jared, the surf guide who is a Kiwi. Shane, the chef from Australia. Brandon, the all around helper and assitant surf guide who is from Nebraska. Matt, the bartender from Ventura, CA. There are several Indo staffers as well like Em our boat driver, Rika the cook, and a few others I don't know by name yet.

The surf is looking to pick back up later this week but I'm enjoying surfing some waves that aren't quite so big and scary until then! Hope everyone is doing well!

Later,
Seth

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Uploads a no go...

So.. trying to upload video from here is not working. It's a satellite connection so it might be finicky bc of the weather right now(cloudy, rainy).

Surfed today at Kandui a fast barreling left with about a 2 in 5 chance of making it. Surf was solid 7-9 foot faces! It's hard to describe the speed of the wave, it looks like a shoulder but comes up and pitches so fast it's incredible! I caught mostly smaller inside waves, all of which I had to straighten out to avoid getting banged.

Tried to surf a right this afternoon called Tikis but the weather made it quite bumpy. It was nice to see a right after so many lefts. Only two of us paddled out but it was just too bumpy. Reminded me of a BIG north east windswell at home.

Tomorrow looks better though and everyone is pumped after a bottle of Jack Daniels and a few surf videos! Everyone is saying tomorrow is the day they will charge it! I'm planning on taking my time still, lots of days to go! Did get a loner pair of reef booties which help the confidence a lot.

Still having a great time with the guests and all the crew! More to come!

Later,

Seth.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kickin' it at Wavepark!

Hi all, greetings from wavepark! Got here today after a quite interesting journey here. A wavepark person picked me and the other three guests this morning at 9 from my hotel and we ll went to the airport in Padang to catch our flight. The plane was a small 20 person twin prop rig with two pilots and an attendant. The flight was a little bumpy but only 30 minutes or so. The landing was a little crazy, the airfield is quite short, so the descent is quick and bumpy. Then we boarded the two boats to the island. They are probably 25 feet long, but only 4 or 5 feet wide with two small outboards with tiller handles. They go probably around 25mph. The trip was mostly in the lee of the islands, but there were times when we were exposed to open ocean swells but the wind was easy and there wasn't much chop at all. The boat trip took two hours. The island has no dock so the boats are nosed up to the beach and you jump off. The resort consists of a main open air building where there is the eating area and bar with a pool table and ping-pong, as well as a big projector screen for movies and surf pics. There is also a large house with room s for guests and crew and two bungalows where myself and the other three guests are staying. They are also open air but very nice, but no AC.
We surfed this afternoon at a break called Bam-Bams which is an easy(relative)breaking left. The surf was overhead and fun, with nice 100 yard rides. The waves here are super powerful and breaking over the reef which is much more different from the beach breaks at home. Much more of the waves energy seems to be transfered breaking over the reef. I'm so used to making my own speed on waves which here is unnecessary. We had the wave all to ourselves until a crew from another resort showed up with 11 people in the boat! Anyway it was fun, and I'm looking forward to more!
The food here is great, the chef is an aussie and did some great burritos for dinner! More later, hopefully some video and pics soon!
Later,

Seth.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hi from Padang!

Yo! Made it safely to Padang yesterday afternoon and was met at the airport by some peeps from the Wavepark who took me to the place I'm staying. It is called Spice Homestay and it is basically a hostel with a bunch of European and Australian backpackers and surfers, very cool! Nice people! Most lay around all day and sleep from late night partying!
I surfed this morning at a beach east of Padang that was about a 30 minute drive on CRAZY roads. There are no signs, lights, or lanes! It is a complete free for all, mopeds everywhere! Glad I have Martin to drive me around, he is a local from Padang who helps host Wavepark guests in Padang before they fly over to the islamd. The surf was small but fun. A perfect longboard wave about waist high, peeling for forever. A lot like Malibu, but breaking both ways!
Had a great dinner last night at at a local place where the menu had no English at all. They brought me into the kitchen and let me pick the fish that they grilled me to eat! It looked a lot like a red snapper and was coated with a spicy rug and grilled whole, it was great! Had rice and veggies to go with it.
Relaxing now, waiting to go eat with some other people who are arriving today to go to the wavepark tomorrow as well. Flying out in the AM! Using the hotels computer so no video or pics till I can use my own.

Later,
Seth

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Leave me comments!!!!

Hey bout to get in a cab and head to the aeropuerto! Indo awaits!

I just realized every time I try and leave response comment, I get a error message and figured it may be happening to you guys as well. When it happens just press the "Post Comment" button again and it will go thru!

Please, if you read this leave me a comment!!!! I want to see who's checkin me out! Remember you guys get to hear from me, but unless you leave me a comment I don't get to hear from you!

Later,
Seth

Day 15.

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Upload problems continue...it only took 6 hours to get this video to load!

After sleeping on it I feel like I didn't give this city a fair shake...on the positive side, there are planty of things about Singapore to be mentioned. Pretty much everyone speaks English, though they have their own slangy version of it that's quite funny. Almost every sentence or phrase ends with "la". Not sure why but it's how they do la! Also, the city is impeccably clean, quite, and seemingly safe and there really aren't many cops around. The people just seem to be respectful of each other because it's the right thing to do; imagine that! The vast amount of people of different racial, regional, and cultural backgrounds is really a sight to behold as well! Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Philippine, Indonesian, Indian, Australian, European, Canadian, and Americans are everywhere. I think this is probably more of a melting pot than the US! It seems also to be a very social culture where everyone interacts with people from different cultures which is nice to see!

Anyway, I would probably have enjoyed my visit more if I had been traveling with others. So much here seems to be focused around social gatherings and things to do with friends. So next time I won't come alone. I think my jet-lag and surf withdrawal have effected my mood some as well! But, on to Indo today with new sights, sounds, peeps, and SURF!!!!

Song of the Day! "For Reasons Unknown"-The Killers from Sam's Town.

Later,
Seth.

P.S. I'll be in Indo-frickin'-nesia later today!!!!!!!!! Super pumped!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Jay, you remember doing our geography project on Indo for Mrs. Humowitz class?! We basically cut out a bunch of surf pics and pasted them to a posterboard and called it a day!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mini Video! And an update from Singapore.

So...here it is! Putting this middle of the night wake up time to good use!

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So, now that I'm in Singapore I'm kind of lost on what to do. This place seems like one big shopping mall. It is very nice, clean, and modern but my first impression is that it lacks local culture. It may be from my location since I'm staying in the business/shopping/hotel area. The city has a Chinatown and Little India sections. I'll probably check them out today and I have a feeling I'll get to see a bit more of what I'd hoped too.

I did have an excellent meal last night at East Ocean which is a Teochew style restaurant. What exactly is Teochew style you ask? Well I had to ask too and it's a form of Chinese cooking that differs from the more Cantonese style Chinese found in the US. The menu was gigantic and had all kinds of strange and bizarre items like duck tounges, goose feet, shark fin, fish stomachs, etc. The Teochew tradition is to start the meal with Oolong Tea and also drinking it in between courses. I had a cucumber salad to begin, then Strawberry Pork, and finally curry-ginger chicken. All were exceptionally good! On the table as well was a great chili paste condiment that was very spicy but awesome! After dinner I was also brought a small complementary desert of awesome little pastries called mooncakes. They tasted liked nothing I've ever has before. I asked what they were made out of and was told they contained lotus paste and custard. I got the feeling they do not get many western diners. I was the only one but the place was very busy, lots of big family groups. I think the place was popular for birthdays and other family celebrations.

It seems the local culture has been largely lost in commercialism that is so consuming here. Aside from the vast amount of Asian people, you would be hard pressed to not think you were in a western city here at first glance. The first restaurant I tried to go in last night was a california based steakhouse. I didn't know till I got the menu and then I left.

I'm really ready to just get to Indo now...but, the journey is as important, if not more than the destination! So, with an open mind, I will welcome the experience.

Later,
Seth.

Oh yeah, one super awesome thing, I've yet to have to pay extra to carry my surfboards on the plane! I was expecting to have to pony up big dough to carry around three boards with me but Cathay Pacific apparently allows them as long as you don't check any other luggage. As a comparison, Delta charges $300.00...per board!!!!!!!! I'm flying Singapore Airlines next to Jakarta, hopefully they will be as surfer friendly!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Picture upload problems...

Hey all, it is a rainy but still picturesque Tuesday morning here in Hong Kong. I just can't get over the incredible views of this city! I still can't get pictures to upload, must be the internet here.

I fly out to Singapore in a few hours, just booked my hotel there and should have wi-fi in my room which will give me more opportunities to upload pics and video. Here in HK I have to come up to the Business Conference Room at the hotel which is nice though(free drinks and snacks all day). If any of you have a facebook account, I was able to put pics from Hong Kong up on my page, so check'em if you have not yet.

I'm not really jet-lagged anymore, but my internal clock is completely haywire still! I took what I thought was a two hour nap yesterday afternoon and then got in the shower and went up to the restaurant for dinner. I thought it was 7 or 8, I don't know what gave me that idea but turns out I had slept for like 8 hours and it was near midnight! I woke up this morning at 6 so hopefully after today I'll be back to normal!

I'm starting to get real excited for some Indo barrels!! Check out this trailer for a super-cool looking movie coming out, kinda captures the essence of the experience I'm looking for on this trip. Can't wait to see it! http://www.hurley.com/index.cfm/aid/33799/THE-DRIFTER--TWO-MINUTE-SPECIAL-PREVIEW

Later,
Seth.

Hong Kong.

I took my still camera with me walking today instead of the video camera. I walked around Kawloon on Nathan Street, the Temple Night Market, and the waterfront park. All the far off city shots are of Hong Kong Island as seen from Kawloon. Hong Kong really is the Manhattan of the East, the similarities are quite distinct. It really is a large melting pot where many differing nationalities, cultures, and economies come together. People are quite worked up about swine flu here. Many people wear face masks and there are signs and literature everywhere about it. I had to fill out a health screening form at the airport and at my hotel when checking in. All in all it is a clean, friendly, and interesting place to visit. I don't think my short time here is nearly enough to scratch the surface of all the experiences that could be had on a proper visit here. The influence from British Colonial rule is still quite prevalent here. Almost all the street are English named, and most everyone speaks English. I got the most bizarre looks from people carrying my board bag, I guess surfers and surfboards are not a real common sight here! The taxis here are small and it was quite an interesting adventure getting my board bag into the taxi. The driver was not very excited and kept saying "this not safe, this not safe!" Haha! We made it to the hotel just fine though.

Well my pictures do not want to upload for some reason...I'll try again tomorrow. Flying out to Singapore around lunchtime in the AM!

Later,
Seth.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

China!

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More to come later today after I tour the city!

As I'm waiting for the video to upload I'm just enjoying this incredible view! I could just sit here and watch the ships all day!

Song of the Day! "King of the Rodeo"-Kings of Leon from the Only By the Night, Live Bonus Disc. I listen to this album every time right before takeoff in an airplane. I like flying and this little live set from the Kings always gets me amped!

Later,
Seth

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day 12.

Since my flight is not till later(11:50pm) I'm going to head to the Home Depot Center in Carson and watch some of the X-Games events! A few of the moto-x and supercross competitors from Team Troy Lee are staying in my hotel! Talked to them this AM on their way out. They were super nice peeps so cheer for them if you watch!

Also, got my hotel booked in Hong Kong. Staying at the Hotel Panorama in Kowloon. I'm nervous about going to Hong Kong for some reason...maybe it's the size of the city that gives me pause. It's supposed to be like the NYC of the far east. I like NYC a lot but everyone speaks English there! Really not looking foward to lugging my surfboards around in Hong Kong and Singapore...It will certainly be an adventure!

Later,
Seth.

SethAroundtheWorld iMix!

As you can see to the right, I've made an imix from my Song of the Day! picks. To here any of them click on the imix box and it will take you right to itunes where you can sample or download any of the songs that are available!

I'll add songs to the mix as I mention them.