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June 15, 2001: The Surfing World Mournes the Loss of Jay Moriarity

Why is it that God always takes the finest? Jay was not only one of the best big wave surfers at Mavericks, he was one of the nicest guys around. His surfing was a class act, poised, confident, artistic in his approach. His judgement had become fine tuned, his timing near perfect. Out of the water he was uplifting to be around. Always positive, I never heard him say anything negative about anyone. He was an important player in modern surfing history.

I considered Jay to be my friend. I'll always miss that big smile and friendly demeanor he spread to everyone the minute he pulled up in the parking lot. I'll miss his positive vibration in the lineup. I can't even imagine how much his wife and family will miss him.

Jay, we'll miss you terribly around here, old buddy. You were and always will be special.

Go with God.


For more on Jay Moriarity, please go to my Mavericks Page

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March 3, 2000 Update: Flea (Daryl Virotsko) Does It Again!

From what I hear, a very well deserved win in huge surf at the "Men Who Ride Mountains" Mavericks Surf Contest. Congratulations, Flea.

Second place went to Kelly Slater (controversial, from what I hear),
Third place went to Tony Ray
Fourth place went to Peter Mel
Fifth place went to Zach Wormhoudt
Sixth pace went to Matt Ambrose (way to go Matt, local makes good!)
Everyone agrees, the contestants were seriously charging. These are the guys that really surf the place, and whether the judges placed them 1st or 20th, they all deserve recognition as the serious chargers around here. I would have like to have seen Grant Washburn or Jay Moriarity make the finals, word is one or the other deserved to be there, and from what they routinely do out there, I believe it.

For all the heats and results go to: MAVSURFER.COM Before You Visit These Pages | More Info on Each Site
Problems with this site? If you are viewing this page at Geocities.com and there are pop up windows driving you nuts, try (and re-bookmark) my mirror site. at Earthlink.net

My Apologies: I simply have not had time to update these pages recently. I've been busy with work, family, and surfing when I can fit it in, so web publishing has had to wait. I am working on getting some good photos of the amazing events of the '97-'98 El Nino winter at Mavericks and the prolific '98-'99 winter swells, as well as some pictures to complement the Mavericks Stories; and as always, I want to write up some more stories. If you have pictures or stories you want to submit, email me, maybe I'll include them. Meanwhile, enjoy the material on these pages, it is timeless. And I promise I'll get some updated pages going as soon as I get a break...

These pages contain high quality surf photographs; information, perspectives, and stories on Mavericks and Ocean Beach in San Francisco; oceanographic insights; and links to surf, weather, and surf prediction web sites.

Be forewarned that some of these pages may take a long time to download, due to the many pictures, especially when downloading for the first time. This will depend on your modem speed and the connections of both my web site host server (push) and your server (pull). If you are using Netscape 2.0 or higher, your browser will cache these images and load them from your cache files a lot more rapidly on return visits. Also, if you are viewing this page at Geocities.com, you might be getting those miserable pop-up menus, so try (and re-bookmark) my mirror site at Earthlink.net, which is actually the original site of my pages.

To help reduce the time required for whole images to appear, I have broken my Mavericks Page into two pages, and will be breaking my Ocean Beach Page into several pages when I get around to finishing it (right now it's just pictures, but I will be adding text and stories someday). All of the photos are full scale, as I don't subscribe to the tiny picture/click for larger image format. However, I have noticed that GIFF images don't look nearly as good when they are in HTML files (such as this page), so I've set all my pages up so you can view each photo alone on your screen (same size) for higher quality resolution by clicking on the image.

These pages are definitely worth seeing, so if you get a slow download, you may want to read the text or visit the refrigerator while the photos fill in. It's best if you allow each page to fill in completely, then sit back and enjoy the photos along with the text. There are other strategies, such as setting your browser to load images only on demand, then you can click on each image individually as you get to it. Or use software that will download a list of sites for you while the computer is unattended, and you can browse from your hard drive (very fast). If you are in a hurry or are impatient, I suggest you bookmark this site and return at some point when you have time to wait for the photos to download, such as when you are ready to walk away from your computer to eat or watch TV.

Please be sure to visit all of the pages on this site, as I have made an effort to bring a local's perspective to these big wave arenas, and each page contains useful information and good big wave photos. All of the pages are in a state of perpetual evolution or construction, and I have plans to add more photos, stories, and useful oceanographic and environmental information as time and resources allow, so come back periodically to check out new stories, pictures, and pages.

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