who here has been surfing this week?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Peajay4060, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

    272
    Apr 30, 2013
    Great run of waves , hell trip s to NY with some windows locally has made the month of Sept special .
     
    antoine and Carson like this.
  2. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    That's a deal!
     

  3. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    685
    Nov 16, 2016
    Albertos? Those are few and far. I see “Robertos” everywhere... rubios is better lol
     
    Carson likes this.
  4. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    What's the name of the joint in PB (I think) that has a line around the block when they open in the morning and they serve until the run out of food?
     
  5. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Rubio's.

    Like fish tacos? San Diego has the goods, but go down to the marina in Ensenada for The Real Deal
     
    Carson and Manik like this.
  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I remember when it was just Roberto's. But they got so wildly popular over the years, hundreds of knockoffs with names like Roberto's, Dagberto's, Hilberto's, Adelberto's and every other __berto's imaginable popped up all over the city.

    Most are really good, but not the same as Roberto's... kinda like buying Oakley sunglasses in Tijuana. Just cheap imitations.

    What really makes me chuckle is when someone rocks up to Roberto's and asks if they have anything "vegetarian" lol
     
    Manik likes this.
  7. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 25, 2015
    There was an Alberto's around Escondido, San Marco's area, then when I lived in Encinitas there was one right down the road on 101, across from the La Paloma and just down from the Saloon. This was around 2003? I think? The last decade or so I've been out to California I haven't made it much farther than Carlsbad (south) always obligations with the family, which is cool though. Is the La Paloma even there still? I know it had historical status when I was there. They actually played surf flicks, and had a Rocky Horror night every weekend. I miss Encinitas, if I could have found solid work I wouldn't have left, but everything happens for a reason.
     
    SCOB3YVILLE and Carson like this.
  8. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    LOL Nah bro.

    This is the place I was thinking of. I had to ask my wife the name.

    http://www.konoscafe.com/
     
    SCOB3YVILLE likes this.
  9. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    Yes, the Paloma is still there. I saw both Andy Irons: Kissed by God and
    Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton at the Paloma. Good times. Across the street is now Filbertos. The best bet for tacos in Enci now is The Taco Stand. Always a line out the door and down the block.
     
    SCOB3YVILLE likes this.
  10. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    685
    Nov 16, 2016
    konos is dope. Healthy portions
    I think he said rubios because the original is on mission bay dray by the 5 south entrance.
     
    La_Piedra likes this.
  11. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    685
    Nov 16, 2016
    you ever try the fish shop. I think there is one in Encinitas. the one in pb is very goode
     
  12. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006

    Ahhh. Had no idea. To me, they are just a chain.

    No sir. I'll have to check that out!
     
  13. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I haven't lived in SD since 1990. I grew up surfing Crystal Pier, and I can't even remember what was on that corner except that it was run down and practically vacant. It sure has changed. Never heard of Kono's.

    Rubio's wasn't a chain back in the day...it took a few years before they branched off from the original Mission Bay Dr. restaurant. It was extremely popular...30 years ago.

    I used to eat at the Roberto's #1 in National City a lot on my way home from successful strikes to IB and BM's. Lived in the SDSU area.
     
    Carson likes this.
  14. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    Thanks for the backstory. I've only lived here for 5 years, so there is a whole lot that I am not aware of. Rubio's is so big now, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one. :D We used to get catering from them at least once a month when we were in the office.
     
  15. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Delta gave us some in the backend. Chopped it up a bit into the wknd. Saturday they showed some faces and some peaks. Paddle out was brutal, caught a few on the ol Perfection boart and injured my thumb with the blood going under the nail that sidelined me for the rest of that day. It didn't do much justice for me. Sunday was cleaner overall but the first run i had it was much the same. I stuck it out tho and got in right away and had some nice rides on the 6'9 loehr boart. After drinking some beers and watching a couple games, my buddies n i went out for an evening sess and had some more decent rides. Went to a buddy's cookout down the street after, and with the fire and spread of food it made it all the wknd that much better. fyi, it's like 80 degrees around here and i was skinning it most of the wknd
     
    antoine, Manik and Carson like this.
  16. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Damn first crabs and now (real, west coast) burritos.

    @Manik picking crabs is more about the experience than the meat. A crab meal should take about 4 hours, it requires at least 6 light beers, and you actually fill up potato salad and corn on the cob, not crabs LOL. Source: I spent the first 18 years of my life on the between the east and west shores of the Chesapeake in MD.

    Finally got my first real surf in 2 weeks this morning. Paddled out before dawn into some waist high rollers.

    So here's something new for me: I drove to the beach on Saturday to mess around in the choppy wind swell for a bit. I parked the van, and when I turned to get out I felt something pop in my back and for the next 24 hours I was immobilized. I literally had to crawl into the back and lay there while my wife drove us home. Question for the old guys on here: am I now old?
     
    antoine and Manik like this.
  17. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    Laurel, DE is where I grew up, but my parents were never about the crab picking. Didn't really get into it until adulthood in Baltimore.

    :D

    I feel like I'm pretty qualified to answer this question. I'm going to go with a solid "YES".

    (hope it heals up quickly and doesn't resurface)
     
    antoine and headhigh like this.
  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Thanks, Carson. 48 hours later I was able to surf so I'm optimistic about the prognosis. My tele-doctor said to stretch, so I'm doing an hour of yoga a day and keeping ice on my lower back.

    I think it was caused by my terrible posture in my home office, which I slapped together one weekend when they told us not to come back to the corporate office. I thought I would be here for 2-3 weeks... 8 months later I'm still hunching over this old drafting table. To remedy this i'm building a new office this weekend, as word from the employer is that we will not be back in the office for the foreseeable future.
     
  19. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    Took a look on Saturday morning and the wind was already on it at dawn and it didn't look to appealing. If I hadn't surfed for a week or so, I probably would have paddled out, but after this past run of swell, I didn't feel the need to just go get wet.

    Sunday morning looked WAY better. I thought it was going to be smallish, so I took my 7'2" Kies board out and it turned out to be a really good three hour session. I even got called into a wave by one of the crusty locals (having some breakthroughs there) and it turned out to be the best wave of the day for me. It was solid waist high all morning and the sets were chest/shoulder high. Got some really fun waves.

    Taking a break today and will hit it tomorrow when the local wind swell is supposed to be at its peak.

    On Saturday, I made some Cajun seared scallops on a bed of spinach sautéed in garlic in olive oil with spaghetti tossed in garlic, olive oil and red pepper flake as the side.
     
    antoine, Manik and headhigh like this.
  20. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    563
    May 19, 2006
    Yep, that'll do it for sure. Bad posture at the desk is a killer.

    My employer is saying that we will reevaluate going back to the office the first of the year. I'm of the opinion that we should be able to work from home as much as we choose to. This 8 months working from home has been eye opening. Yes, I feel like there is a little too much "work/life integration" going on, but I also like the fact that I haven't put on pants for 8 months. And that I can surf and come and sit right down and start to work and shower when I'm ready (my wife is not as enthusiastic about this aspect). Having remote options opens up a lot of job opportunities too. I think that the office should be there if you want to use it and for larger meetings/gatherings. My wife is of the same mindset. She is an architect, so she has her finger on the pulse of what's going on in the construction and real estate market and she feels like that's the direction that things are going to go. We shall see!
     
    headhigh likes this.