Geek

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International Space Station taking calls from callers on the earth.

Real people doing real things that matter.

Also it's clear I'm becoming a space nerd more and more everyday. 

Mars

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Sad day. Mars rover has lost power and will no longer function. Built to last 90 days it has lasted us 14 years. Every journey they took with it was methodically practiced and planned out, even more so as it was slightly injured for sometime, and getting stuck in terrain was not an option.

Cool to see Barak Obama give recognition to it. 

Why is Mars so important? The sun will kill the earth as it expands and gets hotter but not if humans don't kill the earth or each other first.   Mars will be on the edge of the inhabitable zone, has some what of a gravity, and atmosphere.

The good news is we have a new rover on the way. 

Milestone

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Finished the design of a shortboard I've been wanting to make for at least a decade. 

I could see it all these years, but didn't have the skill set to properly pull it off. 

It's a simplistic design but it's the little details of fundamentals in the board that make significant difference.

Tonight was a milestone, as this can bleed over into other designs as well.

 

The search

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Unusual weather in Hawaii. Wave searching with a friend.

Been a moment with responsibties since I actually had open time to look for a surf location, instead of a pre-chosen surf destination.

Pay off

This board was a surprise on performance. Thought it might feel to gunny and pinny. It actually went amazing in less then epic surf.   Learned a lot, and really got back to the drawing board to look on what little things made a difference.  Been learning a lot about curves, and seem to be headed in the right direction, but this board was a break through.  

This board was a surprise on performance. Thought it might feel to gunny and pinny. It actually went amazing in less then epic surf. 

Learned a lot, and really got back to the drawing board to look on what little things made a difference.

Been learning a lot about curves, and seem to be headed in the right direction, but this board was a break through.  

Han Solo

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Solo session. Zero people out. Sub par  rideable head high waves.

Good to know very capable lifeguards  on duty, and one that I shape boards on jet ski patrol.

Peace of mind so I could enjoy the waves and not think to much about ocean wild life as I sometimes do, felt good to surf!