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We get some really fun photos that just don't seem to fit a category so we are going to share them here in the Random File...

"Ken The Produce Guy" submitted this photo of a very creative piece of beach art, thanks Ken...

This great shot was captured by one of our ace photographers as three surfers were making their way down the ramp; we love it...

Surfers are notorious pranksters when the surf is slow.  Here, some of them convinced Candace she should "try walking on the bottom holding a boulder like the big wave surfers do in Hawaii".  She did it and did it well.  Over in Hawaii they have actual competitions to see who can walk the farthest under- water while holding their breath and carrying a boulder. This drill all started as a way for big wave surfers to build endurance and strength for when they were held down in big surf...

Captain Mike Inscore, Mayor Johnny G and Emma; three generations of watermen and woman stoked to be at the beach on a sunny Summer morning...  Thanks to Emma's dad Steve for the photo.

Our friend Barry who puts on the the annual "Beach Shorts Film Fest" was captured here by Adele after a morning surf session with his 65 lb., 12 foot long wooden log...

Steve is one of the nicest guys on the beach.  In addition to being a super athelete and surfer, he also is known for his stylish headgear...

Surfers and the ocean in the background, a cool surf ride in the foreground with puffy white clouds, blue skies and palm trees reflected in the window.  Reflections of the California surfing lifestyle...

Where do surfers come from?  Where do surfers go when they are not surfing?  To their super cool surf pads, of course...

One of the beautiful vistas from the wonderful place we call home...

Kevin is at it again building wooden boards.  After building two body boards, Kevin thought he would build a fish.  This is one great looking board, we can't wait to see it in the surf line...

A sunny morning, a nice surf session with friends, life is good...

"Surfin' Bird" checking-out his reflection on the bottom of Carlos' shiny board...  Photo by Frances

Randy Ruby is the King of the Surf Photogs on the Riviera...

Big John in his black wet suit contrasted against the colorful TORR tower...

We just loved the contrast here of the tile wall pattern and the flowing details of Christian's body art...

Greg is at it again, one more WaveStorm board bites the dust.  That's two for Greg...

When your life and soul revolve around the ocean, there is no better way to honor a passed family member or friend than to bring them a flower on their birthday...

After a session in the water there is nothing better than a visit to L&L Hawaiian Barbeque in the Riviera Village.  Like the sign over the door says: "No shirts, No shoes, No problem"...

Surfers don't waste anything.  Carlos helped a friend clean his garage and came home with what some would think was scrap wood; Carlos saw a bench and went to work creating.  He ended up with this sweet surfboard bench complete with fin.  In this photo, Carlos was carving the RWR logo into the deck; err; bench top before staining and varnishing...

The finished product.  Beautiful Carlos, just beautiful...

Like a beautiful wild Mustang horse, some waves escape ever being ridden.  That's Randy Ruby, ever vigilant with camera in hand and a welcome photo contributor to this site...

After the storm there is always the return of the sun and if we are lucky, a rainbow...

Do we have a twisted sense of humor or is this not just too funny?  This is two of our favorite photographers proving that after all they are just human too...

Between big storms we had some big surf that only a pro would think about trying to ride.  Our photog was on the beach looking for riders when he caught this 10 foot high-tide barrel chasing a fellow surf photog up the beach...

That's not a lense, THIS is a lense!  This is Jana, we met her a couple years ago on the beach taking pictures.  Jana takes fantastic pictures, loves paddling with the dolphin and plans to be on a surfboard soon.  Right-on, Jana...

What can be said about this one except "hope it was a great wave"...

Mother's Day 2009.  Every surfer knows what mom wants to do on her special day; sit on the beach and watch them surf...

The gang inspects John's board after it met with Rocky's board in the line-up.  Most production boards like John's have one layer of 4 or 6 ounce cloth on the bottom. Rocky's board has a layer of 6 ounce Volan cloth on the top and bottom that is doubled on the rails (that totals 12 ounces of cloth on the rails!).  Rocky's rail met John's bottom; John's board ended up with a deep gash, Rocky's got a little 'snackle...

This is a "board meeting" Riviera Wave Riders style...

We love this logo made of surfboards. This local plumber and surfer can usually be found in the lot making early A.M. surf checks.  If he gets a phone call for service; he goes to work.  If his phone doesn't ring; he goes surfing.  We think that's a "win-win"...

O.K.; what is "Kook Box"?  Before balsa boards and after solid redwood boards were hollow paddleboards.  They were ridden straight-off in waves; turning was next to impossible with no fins.  As balsa and foam boards came to be; only a "Kook" still rode one of these old hollow wooden boards; thus they were nick-named "Kook Boxes"...

01/01/09    Infinite Love.  This art mural greeted wave riders on the ramp New Year's morning. It was done in chalk and we think it is a pretty cool message for the new year...

12/28/08       In the event anyone was wondering why that north/east wind was so cold this December; here is the answer....  "Dude, pass the hot chocolate"!

12/20/08          Mom always told us we couldn't go surfing when it was raining.  "But mom!"  Now we can go surfing anytime we want; some of us prefer hot cocoa and a warm chair.  Our photog was out looking for hardy souls this day; none were to be found but the rain dancing on the water was an interesting photo to capture...

Ahhh... 'glassy water, a beautiful sunny day and a picture taken from underwater up through the kelp...

If there has to be ads on trash cans; we like this one.  We may no longer look like these kids but when we share waves together, we sure feel like kids...

A shark's perspective:  "Hmmm, colorful; wonder what it tastes like?"