Saturday, August 29, 2009

Surf's up!

Tropical storm Danny is upon us this weekend, threatening heavy rain. Last weekend Hurricane Bill churned up some unusually heavy surf along the coast of New England. That, naturally, thrilled the surfers, who were out in full force.

Here's a short clip of professional surfer Ian Walsh, of Maui, Hawaii, riding the waves off Newport, Rhode Island. Isn't that deliciously ironic?


  1. Surfing has always seemed so... scary to me. Too many wipe-out videos, I guess.

  2. BG: I think I've mentioned before how terrified I am of the water, so I'm with you on surfing. Of course my favorite sport is something a lot of people consider equally crazy, and that's downhill skiing. Love it!