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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Midget Smith Surfer/Shaper/Artist 8-2008

Today we have lost a very unique friend mentor and all around good man.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share a room with midget for about three years before I moved into my own room.  Sharing a room with midget was like the young grasshopper experience for me.  I learned so many things from midget not just shaping but life itself.  Midget was a rare bread of a guy who whenever I had a question about shaping he would always stop and tell me what he thought.   I will miss you Midget as will many many people that have had the opportunity to have known him.  He shaped me many boards way before I ever thought about shaping all the way back to Rocky's shop in shore cliffs. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of the family and friends to midget.  He is truly free and is one guy I'm very thankful to have known for so many years.  I will see you again midget as well as everyone else when it's our time to move on.  Thank you Midget for your good energy I will miss seeing you shaping and surfing but knowing you are free gives me much comfort knowing i will see you and all of my friends and family again someday.

san Clemente Surfboards & Art summer of 2008

Time flies when the waves are fun and the water and weather is warm. I'm stoked to be back and carry on the roots from the past surfers and shapers and artist. Thank you to each and every individual who has supported San Clemente Surfboards & Art through surfboards, tee shirts, art etc. With all of the positive energy and support I stay motivated to keep creating. Life is very short and I'm reminded each day to enjoy the moment and pace myself. Life is not a sprint but a marathon one day at a time. I'm a believer that what we think and feel becomes real and we get what we give. With that being said don't play the victim roll in life instead break the negative cycles we all have and turn them into positive cycles. The more we do that the happier life is. If something doesn't feel good then don't do it. As I like to say enjoy the ride of life today not tomorrow. In closing respect everyone and everything in and out of the water.  Please pick up your trash and respect the earth.