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Surfboard shaping class in Montreal

September 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Johan is teaming up with the Surf MTL club to offer a surfboard building class. Johan really knows his stuff now and can offer some crazy insight. Plus you end up with a ready to ride board to bring down to the coast or the river.

“Make a surfboard with Surf Montreal?! Thats right, we are teaming up with Master Montreal Shaper Johan Elder to teach you how to shape, glass and sand a surfboard. Each student will Learn how to glass and sand a board from a pre-shaped blank (4 shapes to chose from) to a final product. We will also teach you the skills and knowledge to shape foam and make a board from scratch!

When? November 21st, 28th, Dec 5th (Dates are pending but will be confirmed shortly)

Where? Kanellos Studios, near Rosemont Metro.

How Much? $600.00 (introductory price) includes all materials, tools, and you leave with a finished board ready to surf!

Who? Chris from Surf Montreal and Master Montreal Shaper Johan Elder will be giving the course.

The minimum age to participate is 18 and you have to be willing to get a little dusty. Making a surfboard was featured on Discovery’s Dirty Jobs so leave the Armani suit at home!

This is the first class of it’s kind in Quebec and a great opportunity for anyone looking to learn how to shape a board to actually learn it with a professional shaper on hand to show you how it’s done, forget shaping video’s this is the real deal!

The class will be limited to 10 Students to ensure individualized attention and ensure everyone has amazing professional results so space is definitely limited.

Registration is open from now until Sunday October 15th or until the spaces fill up.

For additional information or the registration form send an e-mail

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Breakfast time

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Breakfast time

Breakfast time
Brigitte’s 1st haircut and now she looks tons older.

She’s walking everywhere, just starting babbling now, and very aware of what’s going on around her, what she wants to do and where she wants to be.

So awesome.

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Google’s Earth by William Gibson

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Google’s Earth by William Gibson

William Gibsons OP-ED contribution in the NYT’s is great — a must read.

“Google’s Earth — By WILLIAM GIBSON

… We never imagined that artificial intelligence would be like this. We imagined discrete entities. Genies. We also seldom imagined (in spite of ample evidence) that emergent technologies would leave legislation in the dust, yet they do. In a world characterized by technologically driven change, we necessarily legislate after the fact, perpetually scrambling to catch up, while the core architectures of the future, increasingly, are erected by entities like Google.”

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North Shore Map

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on North Shore Map

North Shore Map at Sharks Cove
On my life’s to list. At least a couple of these spots.

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September 2nd, 2010 · 9 Comments

Since I flaked on taking any good photos on Monday — here’s a beautiful photo by Special J which sums up the day (somewhere south or north of where I was — heh)

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The cycle

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on The cycle

Love this simple photo by Chris.

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Danielle on the way

August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Danielle on the way

Been a very quiet summer on the blog as we’ve been passed the milestone of 1 year with B. I’ve been on the lazy dad track.

The ocean was mainly flat and the couple times I could go circumstances conspired against me. I haven’t surfed since cali in May — seems like a very very long time ago.

Hopefully all that’s going to change this weekend. Danielle on the way and she looks good. Currently tracking as hurricane off the Southern Eastern seaboard she surely had many surfers frothing from the bottom of FL to NS, Canada.

My arms are so weak i’m going to get beat down — but at least there’ll be a smile as I go.

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Linda and Brigitte off to Ottawa

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Linda and Brigitte off to Ottawa

Linda and Brigitte off to Ottawa

Linda and Brigitte off to Ottawa
Great shot of the 2 loves of my life.

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August 11th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Sleep well buddy – you were an awesome cat. We’ll miss you.

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August 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As @anile said — “Dang !!!”

Quality photo by Mr. Ed Fladung

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The end of tv / tivo

August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on The end of tv / tivo

It’s been a great 3 years with TIVO. Easily one of the best media consumption services ever. They couldn’t make enough inroads in Canada/HD/Online services for us — plus our lack of watching “traditional TV”.

I even tweeted them a couple times pleading !!

We’ve now cancelled our Videotron Illico TV service and will be gracefully retiring our TIVO 2 series. Maybe it’ll go live up in the country at a nice home where it can run around and get fresh air.

Tivo is dead / Long live Tivo.

(Bring on a new giant NAS drive and a Boxee in 2011)

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The History of Vans

July 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on The History of Vans

Vans — loved them what I was young. Gave up on them while skating as the uppers didn’t last. Back to them cause I love them.

Read the history of Vans

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Brigitte turns 1

July 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

1st Birthday party in the park

1st Birthday party in the park
Brigitte’s 1st Birthday party in the park.

My beautiful little girl turns 1 today — hard to sum up the 1st year but it’s been incredible. Her personality is shining through and she’s so much fun. This morning I went to give her a piece of banana and she actually said “nommmm” as she chopped it. Hysterical.

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Edmundo the light magician

July 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Edmundo the light magician

More photos from our photographic-sleight-of-hand-artist in MX.

Grain, colour, light, salt water and reef — just beautiful.

Go see them all and leave him a nice comment …

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Muy caliente

July 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Muy caliente

Montréal is very very hot right now — and it doesn’t look like it’s letting up all week !!

Time to toss the AC on finally.

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