Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sepp Bruhwiler / Ryan Cameron Vid

Youtube Moment..Pretty wicked Canadian surf and a good track toboot.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Boom-snap. Another adventuresome weekend in the woods of northern MN...25C above zero one day, snow and sleet the next, sunny moderate bird-singingly sweet the day after that. Drove home on Sunday amidst horizontal rain, gale NE winds and a view of the swell out on the lake, sizable and wrapping in, reeling down rugged unsurfed points...hostile looking out there. Where was my board? At home. Where was my wetsuit? At home. I kicked my self...metaphorically of course, because really there's no way i would've known it was going to blow up like that since we had been in the woods sans power and plus i had promised Nance i would be back for a concert she was singing in that night. The swell appeared to be decreasing in size as i drove north, or at least that's what i told myself. Saw the boys out in the water as i went past the local, home bound.

Willow topped in April ice.

I'm not a snake guy, but these garter snakes where diggin the warm sun on Saturday afternoon.

I hope it doesn't get old when i talk about the weather. People tend to poke fun at people who talk about the weather all the time, as if there is nothing better to talk about, as if it's a mundane subject. Failing faltering shitty economy, fast cars, mo-money, sports score...whatever. If you enjoy the outdoors than chances are the weather matters to you, and personally i think it's fascinating how it shapes our outlook on life, our mood and our pastimes, among other things. Think about how you really feel the next time your freezing you're ass off versus say soaking up the heat of the spring sun.

Scotty zings one out there last week.


photogs by: eric berglund

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One from Sunday's lineup.


photo by eric berglund

Monday, April 20, 2009

Opening day glide

Goodgawd...107 days is way too long to go without surf!! Damn it felt refreshing to finally get in the lake yesterday. I'm pretty confident that that was the sentiment had by all. An early start revealed typical spring like, borderline surfable conditions, but like many sessions, the conditions improved with every set of waves...and correspondingly, so did the intensity of the driving sleet and snow, but hey, you can't have sunshine and lollipops all the time. Four or so hours later and none too worse for wear, stand by the fire...the wrenching pain of a surfless winter eased by the only medication that could remedy the feeling. peace. e

photographs by: eric berglund

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009



Mora collection


Might want to think about dusting off the board and adding some wax. just saying, that's all.

photo's by: eric berglund

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The black caps and nut hatches were out in full force today; busying about, doing their thing, knowing damned well that spring is here. Even some warblers and a few robins made their presence heard in the woods during the mid day heat. Meanwhile the snow in the bush remains knee deep.

photos by: eric berglund

Monday, April 13, 2009

Managed to log the last of the long skis last week and can now clearly see the light at the end of this wintery tunnel. It's been a pretty hopeless winter for surfing out here, but hopefully with a little luck we'll be into some action similar to what we had last year at this time, or any waves for that matter.

One thing is for certain though and that is, that custom rod builder Brendan O'Farrell, owner of Twisted And Addicted did a deadly job of breathing new life into the handle of my 13' Frontier float rod. Bredan stripped the old cork and spun up this new handle, while adding the wood real seat to jazz it up even more. Feeling is that it's gonna hum like a new rod. Steel approaches.

Sick little finishing touch.

The stick.

And a shot sent over by Brendan's younger bros Danny, with a mitt full of early steel from down south.


photos: rod- by eric berglund
Danny and steel- by Brendan O'Farrell??

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

North-shore street art.

If anybody out there can shed some light on the origin of these paintings, on what I'm assuming is an old automotive garage door in Grand Marais, Minnesota, please do so.


photo by: eric berglund

Monday, April 6, 2009

Shot this a week ago down the shore amidst 12-14' piles of ice. North winds and sunny skies prevail today. Still cross country skiing in these parts, although tomorrow might be the last hooraw for the dog and i.

photo by: eric berglund

Friday, April 3, 2009

glassy perfection

Nature's glass creations.

Dang...check this simple and enjoyable piece by compadre Joe Conway of
Wool Wood & Whiskey

peace out friends

photo's by Eric Berglund