Sunday, April 10, 2011

seaweed patch

I have so many pictures that have never made the blog. In the next month or so I am going to try to get caught up so I'll get motivated to pick up my camera again.

Seaweed Patch is a beautiful secret spot in Bali that we surfed often while I was there. It was only 200 something steps back up from the secluded beach to the parking lot after a long surf.

Bruno and I had one very memorable session here where he paddled out only to find a impossible current ripping down the coast. We paddle constantly for about a hour getting to the main peak, grabbing a wave, and battling the current again. It started getting dark and the waves picked up and pushed us down the coast a ways. Lets just say it got a little heavy. We were just trying to get in at this point and get to the scooters and get home. A doogong (indonesian manatee) payed me a very unclose visit that freaked me out even more as he surface about 4 foot behind me and I caught a glance of him of the corner of my eye. The waves were very very hollow, windblown, and crazy. Chunking themselves on a shallow spot in the reef and absolutely imploding shooting air 20 feet out the backs. We survived. Had a good laugh walking up the steps. And stopped three times for cocos on the way home. Good times Bruno!

A more mellow afternoon.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Is there scurfing in heaven?

if not, this is about as close as it gets.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kansas!!! Maybe the most rad place on earth..

Im not sure why I went with that title, maybe it was the first thing that came in my head. It might not be true, but I know one thing that is true and that is that I love my rad family!!!

Pres vs. Chocolate Ice-cream

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chillen Dylan

Its hard to beat time with family. Meet my nephew Dylan Kayle Hatch world. I'm so proud!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Yeah !!! Finally some fishing photos. It about time. I should be posting a lot more soon.

These pics are from last weekend. My brother and I spent 3 days on falcon. It was my first time down there and I can't wait to go back and fish the jungle. It was my first taste of mexicana america in three months. Its a little scary, but Zapata, Texas made me feel at home. The fishing was a little slow and we got blown off the water by a cold front on saturday that sank three bass boats. yep sank!!! We will have to get this lake dialed. We are headed back there in April to fish a tourney.

On another note. I'm home!!! for good!! yep Im ready to unpack for a while and put down some roots. I have been interviewing all week in the Valley mainly around the Port of Brownsville. Everything has been surprisingly positive and I should be moving down to the island or Port Isabel soon. Im also hoping to catch up with friends and family that I have been neglecting for the last 5 years. haha. It feels great to be back in God's country.

Bass Fishing in South Texas

No work, feet up

This is the kind of mesquite we were pushing through, time to buff that gelcoat

Honey hole?

our biggest for the weekend was a 6.5lb. you never know what you are going to pull up at falcon

little tiger creek

Jungle fishing aftermath

Friday, February 18, 2011

west pass, palau

valentines day with my first love. this day has to go down in the top five surfs ever for me. head and a half and just bruno and I in the water. This place is pretty unreal and there are very very few local surfers and even less traveling ones. The water and coral at the pass is probably the most beautiful I have ever seen. we surfed for 7 hours strait. no joke. i got out of the water once for 10 minutes to reapply.

Maori Enforcer

Reni from Switzerland has been our local tour guide. he has been in palau for 6 months and he one cool cat.

These pics are from the 10 minutes I got out of the water so they dont really to the place justice. The waves were really really good.

This inside section was intense. 6 foot spitters breaking on waist deep reef. get caught inside and it flushed you way down channel. bruno got pretty cut up. he also got two barrels.

all by our lonesome.

What is actually looked like

Okay. not joking. i surfed the best i have ever surfed if my life this day. I was nailing everything. Here is turn #74 in the pocket.

I am still pinching myself.

Sunday, February 13, 2011