Welcome to Christy's Surfing Web Pages
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
Christy's Surfing Home Page
More Mavericks Stories (NEW '99)
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
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.
Davis' Surfing Home Page. A quick oversight of my 35
years of surfing. Includes some good photos, and I plan to add stories
of surf exploration when I get a chance.
Mavericks Page. Lots of excellent photos spice up my
personal insights into this awsome big wave surfspot.
Christy's Mavericks Stories
Some fun and interesting accounts of personal experiences at Mavericks.
Ocean Beach (San Francisco) Page. I'm working on this one.
For now, see lots of photos of big waves. I will be adding
informative text and stories about this unusual big wave arena soon.
Favorite Links. The links I use most often, plus links that
will get you to virtually any other surfing links. If you have a
site and wish to be included, lets trade links.
Credits. Find out more about all of the photographers that
have contributed their photos, including what they specialize in, how
to contact them, where their work can be found on the internet, and how
to contribute your own photos if you want.
Reduce your phone bills, especially if you call long distance in
the middle of the day, call internationally
(get incredibly low international rates), need
cards (same low international rates), or need other
specialized services; and become a rep with a free web page while you
are at it.
These are pages I intend to add when I get a
Mavericks Stories. Now Online
(NEW 1/11/97 through 5/22/99) Based on my own personal experiences,
and a chance for you to contribute and publish your own stories.
Oceanography and Seamanship: Wave Generation at Sea. A
lifetime of surfing, blue water sailing, and studying waves and the
ocean have given me some valuable knowledge that helps me to understand
wave processes. Much has been written on how to predict surf,
but very little is available on the actual processes involved in
wave formation. Will contain science, personal experience,
references, and links.
Surfing and the Environment. My degree in chemical
oceanography and my experience as an environmental chemist make me very
interested in this subject. I hope to expound on my ideas, and
invite contributions on this very important subject.
Other Pages On My Site:
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