Mike Langsdale

mikelangsdale

Yesterday was amazing. Spontaneously decided to go hike the Domelands.

This was my 5th time and I love coming back every time, especially showing people for the first time and seeing how amazed they are by the unique landscape. We arrived at 2am, I led them through the two Kriyas I’ve been doing because I hadn’t done them yet for the day, and they wanted to try. It’s always funny seeing people try to say Har Har and hit their hands together for 11 minutes uninterrupted. We definitely broke out into laughter/giggling towards the end. Laid on blankets on the sand to star gaze and then rested for an hour under the stars on a cool, windless desert night, the silence was like a heavy blanket. Woken up by Filip at 430 and we started the hike under a bright full moon that illuminated the entire landscape to the horizon. Pretty amazing to work with such rad people who are down to rally all night and catch that early sunrise from the peak. Always worth the effort. Finished the 7 miles by 9am when it was already 93° and made it back home by noon to pass out till 5. Excited to go back soon and explore some more #grateful #domelands #hiking #california #adventure #jrdncrew

Hooooly crap this past week was a marathon. Just overcome with gratitude right now thinking back on all of it.

Went with @jeremy__byrne and drove over 3000 miles without any set plans in mind other than picking up my other friend Jeremy at the Denver airport and going to Red Rocks. Each day was a blank page. We hiked Kolob Canyon in Zion to climb Namaste wall a beautiful overhanging juggy sandstone wall, climbed a crag in Aspen, slept under the Milky Way in the Utah desert counting shooting stars, went to a rad slackline meetup at the park in Boulder and sent a wild 50m tight line, sent a 60m bouncy line at the gulch, saw slightly stoopid at Red Rocks for two nights, went to a super fun birthday party in Boulder canyon and met so many amazing people, slept under the stars some more, crossed a 200m highline both ways, took more river baths than actual showers, crossed a short static line at Moab and then rigged a rope swing to jump off the cliff, faced and conquered my fears (I’ve actually been terrified of heights my entire life), made so many new friends, saw old friends, and most importantly we all made it home safe.

One of the things I’m most stoked on is keeping my word to myself by following through with my daily kundalini Kriyas without fail every day even if it was 2am in the morning parked on the side of the highway after the longest day of driving hiking and climbing. Prosperity and abundance abound. Green lights. 🙏🏼

1. Jeremy, Jeremy, and I on the space net at the Slack property in Boulder
2. Couldn’t pass up on this waterfall
3. Me on the tight 100m line having a hell of a time with it
4. @jeremy__byrne onsight send of the 200m
5. Me feeling amazing on the far side anchor of the 200m after crossing it in solitude
6. Crossing the 88’ line at Moab
7. Reflecting afterwards on how far I’ve come this past year since I was in Moab last, super grateful
8. My first rope swing off a cliff hundreds of feet high
9. Jeremy’s first gainer
10. Heading back to the car with Jeremy after derigging the fruit bowl in 100° heat, feeling very accomplished :)

Yewww!! Super stoked the @drsquatch and @starwars commercial is out!

Check the link in my bio if you haven’t seen it yet! I’m just feeling so grateful to be able to keep making these with @mrjamesschrader and the entire crew at @raindropmarketing The best part about filming these commercials is being on set with the collective group energy, all the fun moments and laughs we share with the talented and wonderful people behind the scenes. Excited for what Dr. Squatch has in store because it’s only getting better. Huge thanks to @thomasjohara @cmccreesh @jazzmruiz @togetherwemakewaves @ashleyfierromua @_francois Matt, Ernesto, and John ! #drsquatch #behindthescenes #starwars

Feeling so grateful when I look at these photos and videos.

My first mainland Mexico surf trip in the books! Drew and I decided to go and less than a week later we were crossing the border to the Tijuana airport at 4 am making it happen. Super grateful for Nick and Andrew hosting us at their home in Tecomán and taking us to surf Pascuales and Tícla! 86 degree water, heavy barrels, cheap mangos, fresh cocos in the morning, amazing dinners, sleep rinse and repeat. I just hope it’s bigger next time :) @drew_cardiel @wikiwikinicky_ @a_m_air27 and thanks to @pascualesurf and @luisedshots_ for the surf photos! You guys are awesome. See you soon!

Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing lady I know.

I really don’t know what I could possibly say to convey the gratitude I have for my mom. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her love, support, guidance, encouragement, and the occasional (well-deserved) dose of tough love. She raised three boys who have grown up to be fine men (well, aside from me, obviously), all while serving our country in an amazing 34 year career in the Navy. She may have retired from the military, but I know the best is still yet to come in this new chapter of her life. I mean, she IS talent manager for the hottest up and coming Corgi star @littleaugustusv :P My one and only criticism is that for some reason she bought and let me wear XXL polo shirts and baggy jeans in middle school when we lived in Guam because I somehow convinced her it was the style. Never listen to a 12 year old. I had zero game. Terrible parenting :P hehe no but seriously, my brothers and I are lucky lucky lucky guys to have been raised by such a strong woman. Love you mom! Hellooooooo!!! La la laaaaaa ❤️ @clangsdale1 @cole_vernon634 @instavern

First time bringing a rope out with me so I can easily focus on chongo mounts and sit-starts in the middle of the line against a slight incline.

Suuuuper fun today, challenged myself a bit more going into exposure, turning around, and walking backwards... almost did my first full man on the 65m line (walking back and forth) super stoked! Excited to get on a midline or highline next weekend :) Ortega Falls on Saturday?? #slacklife #longline #grateful

Brought a small ladder to the park for the first time so I could raise my tension side anchor a few feet higher than normal and it was super fun!

The loosest I’ve ever been able to walk this line without it bottoming out in the front 1/3 and without having to walk too high off the ground in the middle.

It was nice to complete QVC and relieve that stress and pressure, and just tune everything out except for the line (and the dog poop no-fall zone in the middle on the right haha)

I’m grateful to have this park and this wonderful grassy bowl to set up in 🙏🏼 grateful my amazing gf introduced me to slacklining, as well

#bcmantra
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Love at first bite. Super stoked to share with y’all that I’m part of the @cavemanfoods tribe!

They saw something they liked in me and wanted me to be their spokesman! After some careful snacking and tasty consideration, it was a no brainer :) I’m all about being healthy and making good choices when it comes to eating, so it was a perfect fit for my lifestyle and brand alignment. The CEO Jeff Hansberry is an amazing guy, both fun and easy to work with, as well, so it’s gonna be a great experience. Stay tuned for some really fun commercials with the talented crew at @raindropmarketing and some live appearances on QVC. Gonna be a lot of fun. Delicious, healthy, grain-free fun. If you haven’t tried these nutrition and protein bars yet, check out their website, you’ve gotta try em out, they are so so good. Now I just need a sidekick to disparage, another Mike #grateful #glutenbegone #healthylifestyle #paleo #nongmoproject

Some @drsquatch behind the scenes.

The original sequences with @mrjamesschrader were too long and unfortunately they had to trim it down to fit the 30sec timeslot so we lost some parts and @ilovelucy_lc we love you, sorry I didn’t catch you, wasn’t expecting I had to actually catch you catch you hahah :) @raindropagency I love how someone says “Miiike” at the end :) #squatchnation #superbowl #grateful @mrjamesschrader @jamminjspitz @thomasjohara @thelylekane @togetherwemakewaves @ryanhicksthinks @ashleyfierromua @beto_cabral

Haha that was quick but fun, this was one of many pictures my friends and family and Squatch nation sent.

I’m just feeling so grateful for everyone’s support and excitement, feels nice to have so many people encouraging me along the path. Grateful for @drsquatch and everyone @raindropmarketing for the opportunity and randomly seeing @jamminjspitz at a restaurant 4 years ago who gave me a chance; looking forward to more in the future. @mrjamesschrader is the man! #superbowl #squatchnation #drsquatch

Stoked to be on set for @drsquatch with @mrjamesschrader and the amazing @raindropmarketing crew.

Can’t wait to see the finished product, hoping for big things with this one. Stay tuned! @jacquesspitzer @thelylekane @thomasjohara @ashleyfierromua @ryanhicksthinks @togetherwemakewaves @krishansonlovesyou @beto_cabral @jazzmruiz

What up! Super stoked for the. new commercial and product release.

James and I are going live in a few minutes. For a chance to win a @drsquatch all-natural deodorant “3 Pack” 1. Follow me and @mrjamesschrader and 2. comment “Deodorant” below. That’s it! Three winners will be selected! #drsquatch #squatchnation

Me and my dad taking a cold dip after some Wim Hof breathing. 60° water felt good!

#wimhof #breathework

I feel injuries and the healing process is actually a blessing in disguise.

Sure, I could complain and resist, but that wouldn’t serve me, or anyone around me, for that matter, any good. I’m determined to transform this situation into an incredible opportunity for growth, to achieve the best possible outcome. That’s how I approached this whole pandemic, and that’s how I’m going to view this physical injury. It offers a perfect time to slow down, take pause, reflect, learn, and grow. Super stoked for whenever I AM 100% again, because I’ll be an even greater 100% than I could have possibly been prior to my injury. Oh, and I’m gonna dive back into Breathework, reading and yoga again, I strayed away from yoga for a few years so I shouldn’t be too surprised that I eventually injured myself, I’m no spring chicken :) anyways, I hope everyone is safe and healthy and likewise chooses to transform poison into medicine.

Thanks for the awesome shot @harrisonvoorhees 🙏🏼

#buddhism #gratitude #slacklife #nammyohorengekyo

Just had such an amazing weekend, feeling so grateful and blessed to spend it with my lovely girlfriend, Amanda, and to meet all of her awesome and silly friends.

Such a fun crew. Since I met her I’ve been challenging myself, trying new things and facing my fears. What more can you ask of a partner? Walked my first midline yesterday and learned how to take good whips without hurting myself :) Yeww!! Looking forward to next year’s Balance Fest :) #slackline #northeastbalancefest #pennsylvania #stoked

Yewww!

Had such a fun weekend with my love and made some awesome new friends who she met on a Facebook slack group of all places (Facebook, you totally redeemed yourself!) Hiked to a secret spot near Big Bear, got lost on the way, but we didn’t despair! Getting lost is never a waste of time. Realized that these guys (and gals) make walking a high line look sooooo easy, but it is anything but. I barely got to my feet, but took some fun whips and had many well-earned bruises as my reward. My heart is full and I’m just so grateful for everything. Many thanks to Damon @youknowdamon and Jeremy @jeremybyrne555 for rigging a super solid line that I pretty much trusted with my life, and for his lovely wife, Sarah @smackapoodle for inviting Amanda and I to tag along on their adventure. All I contributed were cookies and good vibes, but they didn’t mind 🙂🙏🏼 super stoked for our next adventure and really excited to keep progressing. And now, without further ado, the hashtags 😋... #bigbear #slackline #highline #waterline #blessed #yeww #california #albinofrogsofinstagram .. that is all. You guys gotta try this sport, it’s unlike any other. 🙏🏼

This was a ton of fun to film and act in solo. Just my phone on a tripod at my home, my wardrobe, and my imagination...

they gave me some artistic license to portray the dad’s stereotypes as I saw fit. I seriously love working with @drsquatch They are so creative and just wonderful people all around. They’ve also given me the opportunity to get to know the fantastic people over at @raindropmarketing over the years. So many good times on set with all of them. I’m excited to see what’s in store for the future for both companies (and myself, included.) Much appreciation to @jraveltack @jamminjspitz @michelleadamssd @thomasjohara @thelylekane @samfreakingli @thomasjohara @sryanhicks @andrew_catania @andthisisrew Arunas and anyone I may have forgotten off the top of my head. You are all amazing. And how could I ever forget the one and only @mrjamesschrader , the golden haired soap god himself. Thanks to you all for being so so awesome. I just wanted to share my gratitude. Super grateful I saw my old high school classmate, Jacques, randomly while working at @bornandraisedstk many moons ago and stopped to say hello. 🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️ those we’re real cookies btw and so good :) 🍪

Had a nice run of swell to start off 2020, solid 5-8 ft+, long period swell, everywhere up the coast was lighting up.

Decided to get to bed by 1030 on New Year’s Eve to start the decade off right with a sunrise session with my friend Drew. Then hit up Blacks the next day with Zak, his first time there. So much water moving around, constantly paddling and shifting position, it wasn’t easy snagging even a few. Then on the 3rd I caught a beautiful evening session south of PB Pier all by myself till it was too dark to see much of anything. Wiped out a bunch of times, but also got some great views. Always worth it to paddle out 🙏🏼💯
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#surfing #california #sandiego #blacksbeach #pacificbeach #sunset #sunrise #surfinglife #dawnpatrol #grateful #blessed #gopro #goprohero8

I pay my barber in Area 51 Briccs :P This is Zack, and he is an amazing guy.

He immigrated to this country from Iraq with his wife and two children, and is the nicest guy with such a big heart and great sense of humor. He knows whenever Ive been smoking and encourages me to abstain because he can tell such a difference when im not high. He is also very patient with me and the reason my hair and beard are always on point before every @drsquatch commercial shoot. I had the distinct pleasure of attending his naturalization ceremony a year ago in January when he was sworn in as a U.S. Citizen, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live in this country, not to take our freedoms for granted. (I totally wiped out hard skateboarding there, jacked up my knee for a couple months, but it was totally worth it) @zeyad_butrus cheers to you! If you need a great hair cut, beard trim or just a great conversation, get an appointment with Zack over at Crown Barbershop in Coronado. He’ll take great care of you, seriously. Be sure to pay him in cash, though haha he only accepts Dr. Squatch currency from me. 🤗💇🏻

Surfer’s journal 12/22/19

Some sessions aren’t as rewarding as others, but at the very least it’s always nice to get wet.

Slept in a bit late this day... I usually like to get in the water as early in the day as possible cause the wind picks up and I guess I’m just spoiled, but today it was still relatively calm around noon. Haven’t been to Hairmos in a long time, or even a reef break aside from Big Rock, for that matter, and decided to try it out cause the tide was draining out, already under 2 ft and dropping fast to a low of -1. I pretty much missed the good window of surf. From the shore, conditions definitely didn’t look promising, but I was already suited up and committed. No turning back! Haha snagged a few fun ones and the best right I got I forgot to turn on the GoPro. Oh well. A beginner on a Wave Storm cut me off towards the end, anyways, and I realized it’s hard to call people off my wave with a @dummymount in my mouth 🤿 All good though, party waves are fun and footage is fun to get as well 🥳 it really helps me
see what I need to do to improve... this one wave showed me I need to draw out my bottom turns more and get more vertical when I approach the lip.

I somehow tweaked my lower back again, though. I think just popping up on the board is what did it. Gotta stay on top of that physical therapy! I’m not exactly back to square one, but still wasn’t fun sitting on the red eye to New York on Sunday. Definitely know it happened for a reason, cause I have a ton of stuff to do for Solo Spray to get my business plan and pitch deck together 🙂🙏🏼

Beautiful winter morning in San Diego today! Air temp 50°, water 60°.

Pretty stoked on the first barrel I ride in this video, held on to the very end until the bottom dropped out from underneath me. It’s pretty awesome seeing what happens inside a close out barrel after the lip crashes, as things go dark and everything caves in.
Also, I love the shot angled more towards the shore as the wave passes and barrels overhead. If you look closely, you can briefly see a view from inside the falling lip of the wave as the wave passes by and the camera is enveloped by water.
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#surfing #surfersjournal #sandiego #pacificbeach #grateful #blessed #dawnpatrol :) @surfersjournal

Some footage from an overhead day today in PB and last week at Blacks.

Only snagged a couple waves, mostly got pounded but it was fun :) #surfing #sandiego #pacificbeach #gopro8 🎶 Run River from the Shelter Surf movie soundtrack. Love the movie and this song.

Nothin quite as refreshing as a good duck dive under a set wave in cold, clear blue water.

🦆 #quack #surfing #baptism #gopro8 #sandiego #california #winter

Not sure why the last upload wasn’t full, but ill just post again haha.

Black’s yesterday, super fun, raining a bit but glassy conditions. Still getting used to this board but I’m loving it so far #surfing #sandiego #california #slaterdesigns #grateful

In my happy place 😊 So grateful to be back in the water after nearly a 5 month hiatus.

Disc injuries are no fun, but can definitely be turned into a benefit with an open mind and an attitude of gratitude. Not only did I finally start addressing my weak areas and muscle imbalances, but I discovered that an injury can fortify your character, strengthen your resolve, and allow more time to focus on other priorities, like reading books that have sat idly by 🙏🏼 super grateful and excited for whatever lies ahead, good or bad #blessingsonblessings #surfersjournal #surfing #california #love #buddhism

First session of the day in PB with the new toy. Upgraded from the Hero3 I’ve been borrowing from my friend for only a couple of...

years haha you can have it back now @john.hakes 😬 This camera is amazing. Super stoked to see what footage I can get of waves and of my friends. #surfing #sandiego #gopro8black #playyourflute #rusko #dubstep @dummymount :)

Had to repost cause it wasn’t the wide version. My first decent wave on my new toothpick, can’t wait to improve on it.

Thing is so light , 32.3 L ain’t easy, not gonna lie #surfing #slaterdesigns #mannkine #frk #sandiego #pacificbeach #whapaaaaah

My amazing mom just sent me this gem.

She raised me well and obviously fed me VERY well hahaha good times growing up in VB, playing on a mountain made out of trash lol I’m super grateful for where i came from and for where im heading #family #cheesin #nomnomnom #virginiabeach #mounttrashmore #mymomshairtho #eightiesfashion 🔥 ❤️

We have so much fun on these sets with @raindropagency and @mrjamesschrader ..

Check out @drsquatchsoapco on FB, IG and TikTok for more fun videos and give the soap a try if you haven’t yet! #youhadonejob #dontdropthesoap #acting #setlife #behindthescenes #drsquatch #drsquatchsoapco #grateful

First time seeing a sea turtle at the Cove! 🐢 diving with @drew_cardiel #freediving #sandiego #lajolla

Summer vibes, kinda missing the @tomselleckofficial stache...

📷 @film_with_fig #pacificbeach #sandiego #beachlife #powerpose #supertroopers #landyachtz @landyachtz :P

Back up to Bay Area for a week or so to see these two little goobers and enjoy some time with the fam.

I love being an uncle. #grateful #nephews #mrunclemike #unclelife #familyfirst #family #love @carolynnmariepsyd @clangsdale1 @kalibr8n

Had fun at the Cove yesterday with @chdrum ! Water was a bit dark and murky so that always has me thinking about sharks, thankfully no encounters, though.

🙏🏼 Haven’t been diving since my freediving course last fall, so I was stoked just to get back under the water.

Been dealing with a back injury off and on this entire year, pretty much, which has been a struggle mentally and physically, but I’m just grateful I can still do some activities. Lately it’s been mostly reading and taking it easy and trying to heal. Definitely has put things in perspective for me. Hoping to go surf soon and put this pain behind me 🙏🏼💯🐟
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A fun, mushy, frothy, bumpy one last Wednesday when we had that nice 10+ foot swell.

Went out early in the morning before the energy arrived and had a fun sesh, went downtown to see my barber officially become a US Citizen, then came back to PB to see it was pumping, sets stacking to the horizon, but big close outs, finally found some long corners at the point. only had 30 minutes to paddle out so it was just one and done for me #yew #surfing #sandiego #worthit

More dolphins, but these were bigger and much less inviting than the pod in the last video.

You can see one of them do a tail slap 27 seconds in to splash the water and let me know that I’ve come close enough. Kinda tripped me out this time cause the water was darker and more foreboding 🙏🏼 #nature #ocean #gopro #itsajungleoutthere #respect 💯

Super fun morning last weekend, nice rights and lefts just south of the pier in PB.

What are the chances that the only other guy who paddled out was another goofy footer hailing from Virginia Beach also named Mike. we scored a great session trading waves all morning till the lifeguard called us in for surfing too close to the pier. I was supposed to work at 9 am but thankfully was called off cause it was slow 🙏🏼💯 #surfing #sandiego #surfersjournal #grateful

Yesterday morning sunrise session south of the pier 🙏🏼💯 loving this full moon high tide #california #sunrise #dawnpatrol #barrel #grateful ☺️

Yewww! So stoked to jump in after the sun sets, enjoying the beauty out there all by my lonesome.

Second session before my second shift of a very long day 🙏🏼🙌🏼😬 #doubledouble #surfing #yeww #california #sunset #grateful

Beautiful spontaneous sunset surf sesh. Just wanted to check out the sunset from the boardwalk, but saw the waves and decided to skate home, suit up and hop in...

snagged a few fun ones. Great way to finish the shortest day of the year. Last backside tube I somehow punched myself in the nose after ejecting, but nothing broken woo! How I felt tho —> 🥴Summer, here we come!! Yewww! #saltycrew #sandiego #recovery #surfing #grateful #wintersolstice #fullmoon 🙏🏼🙌🏼 🌝 #waheguru #nmrk

Nice overhead day at high tide in PB last week before the bigger swell arrived.

Still throwin despite the high tide, some great views and some nice lips to the head lol. I love using the GoPro facing me now, something I’ve never done before, really, because I can see where I need to improve my stance or my pop-up (hip mobility/internal rotation is my big issue) also i really need to learn to have the presence of mind to start pumping in the barrel. Best sport ever though, never stop learning. #surfing #sandiego #barrel #gopro #wheresmymoney #caspa #tron

Had to repost this cause it cut out a fun backside tube at the end....

Quick comp of this morning’s session. Super fun waves on the high tide, barrels were a bit tricky to squeeze into, but I got a couple good views. I actually had the longest and best barrel of my life last night, in a dream while I was sleeping though, lol, but I’ll count it. All these surfers were cheering me on and I just kept going and going in the tube, only like a 3-4 foot wave so it was a tight fit and technical ride. I could see the shore approaching, then I emerged from the barrel and just walked off my board onto the beach all nonchalant, turned around and heard all the surfers going nuts, hooting and hollering, hands raised overhead. It was pretty rad. Never had a surfing dream before, so I think that’s a good thing to start having. Shoot, when I was smoking la herba I never even had dreams at all. Dreaming is good. 🙏🏼💯 😴 #surfing #sober #sandiego #grateful #af

All I can say is... Yeww!!! Hahah my one wave session from Monday.

Paddled out south of Crystal Pier in PB, nobody else in the water south of the pier except a single dolphin that was surfing near me, as well. Definitely a humbling experience being out there alone with these big walls of energy coming in. At least I knew I had the lifeguard’s undivided attention 🙏🏼I’m 6’1 so I’m guessing this had to be a 12 foot face set. Been a while since I’ve been able to surf anything over 8ft so it was nice to dust off the cobwebs and get tossed around a bit on the paddle out. Riding my 6’6 Kane Garden fish, Orca model (x21.5x3”!) 🙏🏼😊 🐳 #surfing #sandiego #kanegarden thanks to @mrjamesschrader for snapping the shot, i forgave him for missing the drop in because he had Daisy to attend to 🙏🏼 the go pro video doesn’t do it much justice, makes it look like a 5 foot wave haha not sure why maybe cause it’s wide screen or something. All good though! My paddle face is pretty funny haha

#mondays #serenity #sunrise #sandiego #nmrk

Just realized today marks the 365th day since I moved into my tiny little amazing surf shack studio in Pacific Beach.

So incredibly grateful for the past year, the ups and downs, and for being exactly where I am today. I wouldn’t change a single thing.
Last year I was technically “homeless” by choice for about 9 months, from December to August, but nobody except my closest friends knew. Not even anyone in my family, because I never wanted to tell them and cause them to worry or have them feel they needed to help me. I didn’t feel homeless and never (or very rarely, I should say) let it get me down. If I did it was a fleeting feeling created by comparing my life to what society deems is “correct.” Many nights I slept in my car or in a sleeping bag, right on this very beach, waking up in solitude to an incredible sunrise over the bay, feeling like I was the only person in the world. I didn’t feel like I was a failure or anything, I just knew it was part of my journey and I loved it. Everything I needed at any time was easily found (somewhere, and after some rummaging) within my tiny, dependable car. Seriously, everything. Home was actually wherever my heart physically was. Talk about convenience! Btw huge shoutout to @deg.avtar @jeremyd.salmon and Corey for all the fun nights I slept in a little space on their carpeted floor, felt like a slumber party every time hahaha so many laughs, it was the best! 4 guys in a single tiny one bedroom right next to the beach, all loving life. Getting up at 330 to drive to Guru Mantra’s and @khalsameherbani ’s home downtown to practice kundalini. Perfect summer days.

I’ve recently learned and witnessed that the only way you can change your environment is by changing yourself, intrinsically, from within. Then watch as the magic unfolds around you. Take care, though, because the change within can be good or bad, and will thus be reflected back at you as such. Needless to say, I feel I’m already in heaven. Super excited what the next 365 days will bring. Wahe Guru, Sat Nam, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Rakhe Rakhanhar, ad infinitum :) 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😊💯✌🏼love you guys
#grateful #sunrise #reflections #sandiego #bestcityever

Early birds get barrels #surfing #sunrise #pacificbeach @discoverpb @nick_r_guerra 🤙🏼

The beauty of a closeout barrel. Complete commitment and immersion in the present moment.

Not even attempting to make it out. Keep my eyes open, take it all in, ride it as long as I can after the lip crashes and then leap forward as far as possible to get away from my board, hoping not to get sucked over the falls 🙏🏼🙌🏼😬 #surfersjournal #barrel #greenroom #closeout #sandiego #surfing

Magical morning! Couldn’t believe this pod of dolphins let me get so close without signaling for me to back off!

Usually one will sort of charge or splash kinda close and let me know to keep my distance. Haha you can hear how stoked I was when I saw two pop up just a few feet from me. (The Apple stock music is on point for this slideshow btw) 💯🙏🏼🙌🏼 🐬 #naturephotography #ocean #sandiego #dolphins #yewwww !

Lots of closeout barrels and good views today with a few racy corners in PB, Super fun though with @drew_cardiel !

Offshore, glassy, consistent and overhead. 🙏🏼💯 Shoutout to my amazing sponsors @redbull_surfing @oneill @volcom @hurley @rustysurfboards @depactus I honestly know what I’d do without you guys! hahha I’m obviously kidding 😋a man can dream tho can’t he? 😴 #goals 😬🙏 #barrel #surfing #sandiego #grateful

Pretty fun this morning with @drew_cardiel Not quite closeouts, but close. Pump pump pump barrel.

Some nice views, and a close encounter with a pod of dolphins. All in all a great start to the day #home #surfing #grateful

Not sure how this image was captured but it was pretty cool.

Had fun this morning 🙌🏼 #sunrise #surfing #dawnpatrol #sandiego #refraction

Quick slideshow of my surf session before work. Better than coffee.

4-6 ft and high tide but still barrels to be found #grateful #dawnpatrol #surfing #california

Super fun waves yesterday morning, so grateful I can just hop in before work.

My mentor braved the cold and watched me from the beach for the first time, definitely helped me surf on point. I seriously love dawn patrol, especially when the sun shines through the barrel and illuminates everything. Pure magic 🙌🏼🙏🏼 #gold #barrel #surfing #california #pacificbeach #dawnpatrol #squintcity #selfie

Amen!!!! Love this message here thanks @bturnnn for sponsoring this amazing charity toy drive event!

You’re the man!! #ageofawakening #raiseyourvibes #franiam #indigo #starchildren

This was a few mornings ago when I recorded the timelapse shot in my last post, a pretty magical morning of chanting after actually not sleeping at all that night.

Stopped smoking weed last Sunday and my energy level has gone through the roof. As Guru @deg.avtar has said, I need to learn to contain, contain. Been suppressing myself for quite some time, a mere 17 years 🤦🏻‍♂️. Better late than never.
I love the sharp contrast of the palm trees jutting into the sky against the sunrise in the background and the ethereal skies in the distance 🙏🏼🙌🏼 🌴:) #nofilter #grateful #sunrise #sandiego #heavenonearth

May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,

And the pure light within you,
Guide your way on. 🙏🏼 This is my favorite place in San Diego to watch the sun rise. Rowers glide gracefully, planes take off in the distance, and small waves lap on the shore. I discovered this spot when @deg.avtar taught his amazing yoga classes two summers ago, which was hands down the best summer of my life living with him and @jeremyd.salmon in Mission Beach at the trap right on the beach. Yoga, surfing, work outs, road trips, roaring laughter, incredible Vegan Delights, constant adventures and just simply amazing good happy healthy energy. Super grateful for it all because it primed me to be exactly where I am today. Led me to resign abruptly from a “career” in biology to be happy, listen to my heart and pursue my dreams. Needless to say, I’m excited for what lies ahead. Putting in the time and hard work has never felt so good, and I’ve never felt closer to manifesting my dreams. #grateful #sandiego #sunrise

Fiery skies 🔥 So many crazy neon orange sunsets lately ☯️ #sunset #california #goldenhour

🙏🏼🙌🏼😊 #thanksgiving #sunset

So So grateful. Feels like im in a dream. Life isn’t perfect, but then again, it actually is.

The bad with the good.
I don’t usually share about my faith/practice, especially not on social media, but last Saturday marked my 5th year as a Nichiren Buddhist in the SGI organization. I chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, go to meetings and study Buddhist teachings, and it has undeniably changed my life, perspective and outlook for the better. It’s allowed me to align my intentions with the Universe and tap into my true potential, believe in myself, and never give up. It also helped me realize the incredible potential that exists in each and every person. I’m far from perfect, but it’s about progress, not perfection. If there is something that isn’t going right in your life, something you’ve been wanting or wanting to change, try chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo with your intention and with heart and see what happens around you. #sgi #lotussutra 🙏🏼😊

Lazy compilation of some fun tiny tubes last week before a proper session #shorebreak #windansea

incredible show. Thank you @steelpulseofficial !!! 🙏🏼

Dr Wayne Dyer

It’s Never Crowded Along the Extra Mile

#drwaynedyer #thankyou

🙌🏼🙏🏼

View going up the hill to the home my grandpa and dad built 40 years ago.

I always get nostalgic coming back to Texas, lots of good summers spent on this land. It’s changed so much over the years, used to be covered with cedar bushes but now is more like a sanctuary 🙏🏼

🤫 I love the country #texas

Amazing day today with @manuelrozankovic and @littlesocalyogi.

If you haven’t done this hike before or in a while, now is the time to go! Everything is green, all the flowers are in bloom, the water is amazing and clear, plus they recently carved a new path that bypasses the original steep section leading to the basin, and instead gradually descends around the perimeter of the valley and leaves you at the second waterfall. This is a small video Manu made of the day #threesistersfalls #california

First time in an ice bath. Thanks to @jeremyd.salmon for trying it with me, and to my mentor, Chris, for the motivation and laughs.

Aimed to go for a minute and succeeded, figured that’s a good place to start. Next time I think it’ll be easier to not focus on the seconds, let go of thinking-ness, and just breathe. Also going to do more than just one round of Wim Hof breathing beforehand, really charge my body with oxygen prior to submerging. May start doing this with small groups if anyone is down to try #wimhofmethod #breathe #coldtraining #coldexposure #mindovermatter @s_t_a_m_p @brad.a.b

Beautiful downhill ride in Joshua Tree and the perfect time of day. No cars around.

There was a stiff tailwind, so I soon discovered, to my dismay, that I couldn’t slow down by carving and started getting some speed wobbles. Honestly wasn’t sure when I was going to be able to slow down and contemplated running off road, but thankfully the hill eventually leveled out and I slowed down. 3 minute downhill ride ended up being a 45 minute walk uphill to my car but it was totally worth it :) #goodpavement #joshuatree #dervish #longboarding

Some serenity in your insta feed.

I've been learning a lot from @breatheaboutit about the breath and just life in general, so I wanted to share, thinking perhaps some of my family and friends could also benefit from his posts 😊🙏🏼

Thanks to @ktotherissy for suggesting I give Rover a try.

Just get home after a good day of work, and less than ten minutes later someone delivers this amazing animal to my door. Im getting paid to chill with this amazing dog all weekend. Sheeva, deep in thought on a walk #vizsla #sunset #petphotography

Drove out to the coast and made it just in time for the show. #sunset #trinidad

Barely sneaking into a tiny tube from last south swell. A bit hollow for a fish with a wide tail...

kinda frustrating at first until I adjusted. 📷 @nathanfrenchphotography #surfing #greenroom

#Blacks perfection. It's been a good week. #goingleft #surfing #surfphotography #sandiego #backlit

I can definitely see myself filming more often... (Only after I'm all surfed out, of course).

Saving up for a nice underwater housing and DSLR. Hit me up if you ever want some footage #gopro #surfing #dummymount #bitshaky #greenroom #blacks

WhaPaaaaaa! Small but fun. #surfing #backside #blacks #gopro

Patience and a steady hand. All I can say is, wow, life is so beautiful.

She gave me the full spin, too. Must have known she's on camera #grace #birdwatching #sandiego #hummingbird #slowmotion #gratitude #waheguru 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😊

California, I love you.😘 #homestreet #sandiego #pacificbeach #sunset #truelove

Living in paradise. #hummingbird #slowmotion

Been a good week for sunsets. Feels like an endless summer.

Me Within Me Is the Purity.

Me Within Me Is the Reality.

Me Within Me Is the Grace.



I Am the Master of the Space.

Morning mediation during sadhana 🙏🏼 #3HO #affirmation #meditation #sadhana #kundalini #kundalinirising #sunrise #gratitude #yogibhajan

Solid day. Started with getting home from work at 2 am, gongyo, sadhana then a full day of work and lots of sunshine and smiles.

If you haven't volunteered in a while, just do it. You'll break through whatever is holding you back in life, just gotta get outside yourself and realize that the ability to help others is the greatest gift you can receive #waheguru #buildschoolsnotwalls #gratitude

No, I did not just take pictures the entire time while everyone else did the heavy lifting...

I was holding this here wall the entire time 👊🏼 🔨 #bigleague #bigly

Such an amazing day! Built an additional 4 classrooms and made some great friends in the process.

It makes me so happy to see people come together from different backgrounds selflessly united around a good cause. One of the best ways we can secure a better future is to educate the children of today. Going back down soon if anyone wants to help out! 🙏🏼 #projectmercy #irt #internationalrescueteam #gratitude #tijuana #mexico #humanitarians

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Thanks for allowing me to get my message out there. Full Music Video link in my bio. I couldn't have done anything without my team @noah_cronin @etienneaurelius @liam__mcnamara #prayfortheworld #prayforvegas

What a morning! Surf was flat, but I saw these dolphins playing and thought I'd get a closer look.

Apparently, i got a bit too close this time and two of them did a fly by. Message received! #sandiego #dolphins #dontattackme

Just moved to Mission Beach, sooo stoked!!! Rewarded with this beautiful view after working nonstop through the night.

I sense some positive changes will accompany this newfound grounding. To all family and friends, near and abroad, you're welcome to stay any time, the door is always open #missionbeach #sandiego #sunrise #grateful #iamiam #home

Summer continues! Enjoyinga lazy Sunday with the family :) #coronado #family

First wave to open things up within 10 seconds after the start.

@wsl @john_john_florence @hurley #surfing

Escaping the noise #sandiego #lazysunday #sup #sunrise

Not a bad thing to wake up to. Happy Saturday. #Sunrise #waheguru #sandiego

Seeing totality was surreal!!! Maybe I'm just a nerd, but it's difficult to convey the feeling of standing with a bunch of people all around, looking up in awe at an incredible celestial event.

We don't know each other, but we all share this common thread, our humanity, our place in this vast universe. The feeling was... primordial. I couldn't help but feel I was channeling some of the bewilderment and reverence my ancestors must have felt when this same event occurred throughout the ages. I really love this video because you can hear everyone tripping out in the background, exclaiming their amazement. After over 40 hours of driving for less than 2 minutes of viewing totality, I can definitively say the journey was totally worth it. #totality #solareclipse #oregon #grateful #waheguru 🙌🏼✌🏼

Love you Grandpa Tom! A true #OG @whifftee #roomies #ohana

Three brothers fortunate to have been raised by this strong woman!

The Navy has taken her far and I'm grateful to have been along for the ride. #retired #commander #mustang #fairwindsandfollowingseas #gratitude #alohasailor34

Fitting end to a beautiful day... looking out over Pearl Harbor. #hawaii #sunset

This was really fun to make. I love seeing how many active people there are in San Diego all year long #missionbay #sandiego #sunset #timelapse #picturemerollin...

#slowly

Slowing things down to speed them up. The sun sure does take its time around here #patience #breathework #sunrise #amsterdam

#sunrise #lines

#monet in real life #reflections #water

Last #sunrise 🌅 heading home 🙏🏼😊 #Amsterdam

I look very pleased with the trajectory haha Celebrating an incredible few weeks coming to an end with @paocamelo.

Now, back to San Diego 🙏🏼😊🌊 #allsmiles #sønderborg #denmark #sunset

hoping my phone doesn't obey gravity. #arcdetriomphe #Paris

Not nearly as heavy as I imagined. Au revoir #Paris !

#basic #tourist #eiffeltower #doyouevenlift

#Sunset in the suburbs #Paris heading downtown #ouioui

Mount Rigi #Switzerland #heaven

Made it just in time 🙏🏼😊 #Arezzo #sunset #nofilter #italy

#madrid #sunset #catedralreal

Loving the colors, people, and personalities in this photo.

So stoked I was able to meet up with them #familyfirst #madrid #vacation

Standing the test of time. #Toledo

Holy #Toledo it's incredible over here, so much history and beauty everywhere you look.

#manoflamancha #catedral #spain

If you knew who walked beside you, at all times, on this path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear again.

🙏🏼 Feeling incredibly grateful for my family, friends, and all of the teachers in my life that have led me to exactly where I am and who I am today (including every single one of my past mistakes). Only recently in my life have I really started tuning in to the lessons shared by the greats such as Jesus and Buddha who taught essentially the same thing: in response to everything, you must be able to send love.
#goldenchain #ongnamogurudevnamo #courseinmiracles #waynedyer #gratitude #sunrise #sønderborg #denmark

A few extra days in Denmark were beautiful. Exploring the coast and enjoying the sunshine with @paocamelo #denmark #grateful #balticsea

My first #couchsurfing experience. Simon hosted Simeon and myself at his place in Hamburg, and gave us the best local tour you won't find anywhere else.

Simeon (middle) is from Denmark, and just starting out today on a year-long tour of Europe on his motorcycle. #stoked #germany

#grateful and #blessed

No filter needed. Sunset in Germany and sunrise in Sonderborg. Seriously in awe.

First day of my vacation felt like an entire week. Sunsets and sunrises each last for about 2 hours, not to mention the sun sets around 10 pm and rises at 445. My kind of place to live 😊 #germany #teamnosleep #hamburg #sønderborg #nofilter

Heaven. I'm in heaven. And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak...

#luciddream #inaweofitall #grateful #denmark #vacation

Made it later than expected, but right on time. Journey enjoyed #sunset #nofilter #joshuatree

Made it by sunset to the Cholla Gardens, the sun made the needles glow in every direction @guru_gio adds new meaning to Step Lightly, these Cholla Cacti are deadly #chollas #gringos #locos #california #sunset

My friend @guru_gio , connecting to the universe with his daily Practice.

Can't believe the location of the artifact in this photo, almost like a halo. #kundalini #joshuatree

I love crossing this bridge. #coronado #sunset #grateful

A magical land of silence. Herman Melville wrote that God's one and only voice is silence.

Blaise Pascal once observed that all of man's troubles stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Be back soon. 🙏🏼😊 #joshuatree #sunset #waynedyer

Remnants of super bloom #joshuatree

Tuning out to tune in #joshuatree #sunset #perfectday

Camping-gear check turned into a mini staycation #lazyday #onthebay

Beauty abounds in even the smallest of life's details. #spring #coronado

Nice spot to chant and meditate. Caught a bird mid-flight :) #grateful #solitude #coronado #nmrk

"Don't place any limitations on what it is you that would like to be able to attract into your life.

Remember that any limitation that you experience in your life, any limitation, is there because of a thought that you have decided is what you can or can't do." Wayne Dyer

The way of spiritual advancement through consciousness is actually uncomplicated and simple. The primary quality is really one of attitude, in that one looks at life not as a place to acquire gain, but as an opportunity for learning which abounds even in the smallest of life's details. A spiritual attitude leads one to be friendly, kind, and well-meaning to all life. We find ourselves walking over an ant carefully, rather than squashing it, not as a compulsive must or religious rule, but out of a greater awareness of the value of all life. All animals will be discovered to actually be individuals who respond to respect and attention. Even plants are aware of it when you love and admire them. - Hawkins, The Eye of the I.
An attitude to strive towards. Changing my agreement with reality.
#waynedyer #itsnevercrowdedalongtheextramile 😊

Took this photo and then decided I should paddle out before the day was over, and I'm so glad I did.

Still had over half an hour of light left to surf happy and alone with this lovely view. For a minute the water reflected tangerine then magenta🙏🏼 #waheguru #missionbeach #sunset #mybackyard #grateful

Waiting for that green flash #home #sunset

Drove up with J boy and @guru_gio to see an amazing performance yesterday in Santa Barbara.

Just the beginning for these guys. @landon_mcnamara @mason_pilar @noah_cronin 🤙🏼

By the bay #sunset #downtown #sandiego #artifact

Easter #sunset #nofilter #coronado

My ideal day: catching the sun rise and set, with a full day of fun and productivity in between.

In rhythm. #sunset #pacificbeach #sandiego #followthesun

I don't believe in miracles, I rely on them. - Yogi Bhajan #sunrise #missionbay #sandiego #gratitude

Easter sunset from the Del #coronado #sunset

No better way to start the day, followed by a good surf.

First time at Cosmic Flow and it was incredible #sadhana #kundalini #yoga #rakherakhanhar

#sunrise #solitude 🚣🏽

I stay up late, and rise up early, too, with the morning dew.

The sun is shining, so I'm on my way, trying to find something new... #sadhana #sunrise #goldenhour #sandiego

Magical morning!

Beautiful sunrise, then paddled out and followed a grey whale and her calf for about 45 minutes just off Mission Beach, a few times getting within 5 feet when they emerged, then surfed and got two in and outs in peaky shorebreak. Stoked! Sadly, I didn't bring my go pro, so this isn't my photo, but it's exactly what I saw. And to think I would have otherwise been sitting at my desk... 🙏🏼🐋🐳 #goodomen #blessed #waheguru

#sunrise chant, now off for a surf. Not having a 9 to 5 is still sinking in 🙏🏼 #grateful #choosehappiness

Five second rule worked like a charm. Hearing all the coxswains on the bay really makes me want to start rowing again :) 🚣🏽 #sunrise #sandiego #waheguru #grateful

Was going to hit snooze, but decided to run to the bay, instead. Glad I did.

#5secondrule #neversnooze #sunrise #sandiego #nmrk

Meditating in our backyard last night. My friends are on another level #grateful #sunset #satnam #waheguru

Paddled out after taking this photo, and ended up surfing alone till the stars came out.

As it got darker and everyone quickly filtered away, the waves cleaned up and sets started rolling in #surfing #california #sunset #waheguru 🙏🏼🤗

North was really fun this morning, not very hollow but good form.

Some epic sets came through, should be great mañana 🙏🏼 😊 #coronado

Sunrise this morning in Balboa park after Sadhana. #sandiego #sunrise #blessed

Projector hooked up, Sipping Jetstreams on tap. Mellow Friday #taylorsteele #benandjerrys

Saw this sunset, and just had to paddle out. #whenindoubt #paddleout #sunset #missionbeach

Best way to approach voluntary unemployment is to continue being giving to others, and finally start treating myself #longoverdue #loveatfirstsight #kanegarden #surfboard #Orca #epoxy #quad #carbonwrap #2hourwaxjob #worthit 6'6x21 3/4x3 @kanegardensurfboards 🙏🏼

First wax job, super stoked on this shape. Big thanks to Micah @addictsurfboards #singlefin

If your work doesn't make you happy, why stick around?

Have Faith, eliminate doubt, take a chance, venture into the unknown to follow your dreams, and I guarantee you the Universe will reward you, conspiring in your favor. #justdoit #thanksshia 😊 ✌🏼out #BTSResearch

The Force is strong with this one #darthLucy #sightnotneeded #sheblind #thereisnotry #dachsund

First day of spring. First day of kundalini. First day of the rest of my life.

I hope everyone has a beautiful day and chooses kindness whenever possible #yoga #flowers #spring #grateful #kundalinirising #bekind

No matter what you do in life, dream big. Free yourself from your cage. Take chances. Get scared.

Your dreams await. #motivation #harleybells #rip #oldideals

Just arrived back home to San Diego and treated to a Vegan Delight ( #patentpending ) of epic proportions courtesy of @guru_gio #lennyandlarrys #vegan #vegandelight #ommMMMgood #grateful 🍪 🙄🙏🏼

Thus concludes one of the best weekends of my life. Beyond grateful for family and friends.

Not too often do you get to catch up with your first girlfriend from 20 years ago. Now back to sunny San Diego and surfing😊 @nbeebee @rashgehres

My kind of dog: one that I don't actually own, and one that is hyperactive like me.

No end in sight #jackrussell #mix #manassas

So amazing when you meet up with a friend you haven't seen in about 14 years! Now he's a stud D.C.

officer, purveyor of peace, and this time I managed not to break his leg 😲🤕 #avoidjetskis

Yesterday after takeoff, just outside Salt Lake City. Barren, yet beautiful. #winter #slc

A mind that is open to everything is a mind that invites in miracles. #dyer #sunset #blacks

Picking up the pace #lunchrun #sunsoutgunsout @tallnate

Just went on a run and at the end down the hill I stopped to meditate and chant wahe guru and mul mantra.

Just as I finished, I glanced at my watch and saw it was 26:26 since I began my run, then looked at my phone and saw it was 1:11! Numbers are following me around 🙏🏼 #synchronicity

Waves were around 2ft, but I was stoked nonetheless.

Thanks to @hurleysurfclub and big thanks to @driftwoodfoto for coming out that day! #fbm #surfing #fakeittillyoumakeit 😊🏄🏽

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

#Buddha #orchids #fncc

Mimi's Lemon Meringue and Banana Cream Pies, two for an event tomorrow and two for ensuring I have friends 😁 Productive weekend, check.

#pieislife #meringuebarrels #secretrecipe

Towering silhouettes #sunset #pacificbeach #sandiego

Winter always turns to spring. Time for a surf just beyond those hills.

#heaven #spring #sunshine #summeriscoming

This really makes me want to start rowing again. Moving meditation. Complete serenity.

#rowing #sandiego

San Diego in February #morningcommute #grateful

Going the extra mile pays off. After this photo, I thought, "Why stop here?," and found myself bounding down the hill towards those silhouettes in the distance.

#sunset #nevercrowded #blacks

Last night at Blacks, watching the lines rolling in.

Chanted and stayed a bit too late, and my phone died, so i had to walk back in the dark with no shoes on... one sketchy part in particular was a bit spooky to negotiate, a fall would have placed me in a bad predicament. Made it though! Totally worth it 🙏🏼😁 #sunset #surf #blacks #blessed #wnw

Just sprinted down and up the hill to get here in time.

Kinda scary being out of breath on this small ledge #blacks #sunset surf looks good too, 6-10 ft hopefully tomorrow 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼 #dontsleepin

Falling behind to capture the shot. #storyofmylife Couldn't just pass by this view without appreciating.

Greenest I've ever seen #California. #trailrunners #borntorun #hills #sorrentovalley

Lunchtime hill death run in Sorrento Valley with Nate.

It felt like I was in another world, certainly not the dry, brown California I had grown accustomed to over the years. #lush #elnino #nature #sandiego #hyperactive #running

Good morning beautiful world #sunrise #reflections #sandiego #birdsong

There is always something fun about going onto a roof for the first time, especially one you may technically not be allowed to go on 😁 #rooftopescapades #sunset #followthesun #whateverittakes

The path of #serenity is a nice one to walk along :)

#fncc #orchids #nature #buddhism #serenitynow !

Chanting with friends as the world wakes up. Admiring the lily pad "galaxies." Life is such a gift.

#gongyo #peace #FNCC #sunrise #nature 🙏🏼🙌🏼😊✌🏼 @littlesmallsies @1kidcastro

SGI Buddhist conference. Full moon. Perfect weather.

No complaints here #fncc #sgi #grateful #miami

Mesmerizing beauty #orchids #FNCC

Perfect day #FNCC #SGI

Fog blanketing San Diego, didn't know what to expect when we took off #sandiego #marinelayer #mexico #sunrise

Takeoff this morning was epic. Emerged through thick fog to a heavenly view, then turned sharply to fly right over the Tijuana Estuary heading east #baja #tijuana #miamibound

Yesterday's #sunset #sandiego #pacificbeach #grateful

Just finished a toso and now about to hike Iron Mountain for the first time before any Super Bowl shenanigans :) #hiking #sandiego #ironmountain

Hypnotizing #energy #anzaborrego

Perfect snow and perfect weather today. All smiles #bigbear #snowboarding 🙏🏼🌨 @brad.a.b

Today is going to be one to remember #bigbear #powder #snow

The sun tried #aforeffort #rain 🌧

Loving this rain 🌧🙄🌧 #elnino #rain #serenade

#sunset #cruiseship #sandiego #nowdeparting

Another thing I've been wanting to practice, finally took my set out today :) #happynewyear2017 #calligraphy #workinprogress #goals #art #movingmeditation

Another of my many 2017 #goals : eat more #veggies !

✔️🤗 haha though I wouldn't mind if nobody eats the healthy dish at the potluck, so I won't have to do meal prep again tonight 🙏🏼😁 #potluckdiaries #thrive #onlytwohourslatetowork #noanimalswereharmedinthemakingofthisdish @jaizeta and @guru_gio two who would approve :)

Set your intentions, dream with care. Tomorrow's a new day for everyone.

A brand new moon, a brand new sun 🙌🏼🙏🏼 #sunrise #sandiego #grateful #timeforsquats 😲

My last day in New York, Julién and Leila really impressed me by hanging in and bearing with me for over an hour long guitar lesson!!

Talk about committment!!I don't know anyone that can stand me for that long 😋 expect big things from all of my cousins, brothers and nephew!!! #family #love .. the word #grateful doesn't do much justice anymore. #beyondgratitude #guitar #tinyhands but #bigdetermination

I don't do selfies normally, but whatever! 2017 baby!! New year, new me woop woop.

So, as I'm walking outside to have a quick lunch, my colleague says in his thick accent "Today you look like Brad Pitt." I kindly replied, "That deserves a big hug." The hug ensued. #selfie #nofilter #hugs #balleronabudget #buddhahashtagblessed

What is your mission? One of mine is to be happy and help others do the same.

Forever grateful to be a #Buddhist. #daisakuikeda #kosenrufu #gratitude 🙏🏼

I was smudging and chanting whilst driving to Coronado, and I had this profound feeling of gratitude and interconnectedness to the sun.

It's the only reason we are all here today. I wonder if it would be grateful or proud of us as its progeny? Try to be the best me, and I guess I won't have to wonder #coronado #sunset #followthesun #gratitude #sandiego ☀️🙏🏼

☝🏻️First #sunset of the year, so many more to enjoy.

My goal is to see as many or more sunrises than sunsets #newyearsday #followthesun #onegoalofmany #writethemdown ✍🏽📖😊🙏🏼✌🏼️ #america has a very interesting year ahead. staying #optimistic

✌🏼️out 2016. I can't even imagine how good 2017 is going to be.

#justkeepsgettingbetter #happy5thwheel #newyearseve #peace

A baby performing sign language is seriously the most adorable thing ever.

How can one resist when they rub their belly to say "please?" #unclemikecantsayno #babywesley

Christmas morning breakfast tradition. I love hearing Mimi say "it's a zoo, isn't it?" #ilovemyfamily #fullhouse #christmas

Santa's Smudge Sticks. Harvested in the wild and wrapped with Christmas cheer 🎅🏼🌿☺️ #christmaseve #cleansing #sage #ilikecraftsandicannotlie #hohoho

Cousin selfie! My allergic reaction has yet to subside, still rocking a puffy red face (hence the filter :)) but definitely better than it was 🙏🏼🤗 #familyphoto #cousinlove #christmaseve

After a long, weary hike uphill with too much gear, all I could think about was getting two slices

of pie with cinnamon ice cream in Julian, but happy to pause and take in this incredible view looking back towards San Diego. Such a clear day after the rain from a few days prior, I could see downtown, Point Loma, the Coronado shores, and the beautiful ocean from over 40 miles away! #blessed #tiredaf #dontgetbetweenmeandpie #kumite

It's always, always worth bringing along the guitar and harmonicas...

I forgot the best and lightest item to bring, though! #marshmallows #fail #camping #californiacation #lifeisgood #threesistersfalls

Epic trip on Saturday night!! Super cold, but the fire was inviting.

Almost couldn't find this cave in the pitch dark, I need to invest in a brighter headlamp, searched up and down the hillside for almost an hour, then had to search again to find where I had put down the firewood and food! Can't wait until summer when I won't have to carry 60 pounds of wood down the steep trail. #goodbyeknees #paintrain #caveman #threesistersfalls #camping #gettinglostisnotawasteoftime #nofilter #lookingpasty 🐒

One of the best ways to get stoned. #energy #soakinupthesunshine #healing #stones #clearyourmind

A beautiful slice of the sun that I encountered during my cleanup.

Just this single flower that bloomed in the middle of nowhere made the whole effort worth it, aside from cleaning up trash, of course. #rewards #sunshine #nofilter #nature #flowers #geometry #fibonacci #perfection

Today was one for the books. Took my baby out and dialed her in, made plans for big moves to be made (stay tuned), then hiked Three Sisters Waterfalls (...sans Waterfalls) for the first time.

#goodtimes #hillbillypj #ar15 #dontdropmahbaby #descanso #ecotreklodge #permaculture #justthebeginning @blackcirclemedia

Met the Iceman himself last night, not once but twice, and got to ask him his thoughts on Buddhism.

Life. Complete. What a genius in so many respects. Super humble and patient with all the fans too. Career far from over. He then leaned over, and whispered softly in my ear, "I'm you're huckleberry." 😜 #valkilmer #legend #astraightmancandream #twainism #imnotworthy !

Haha the #notquiteBTS Holiday Party, courtesy of Biocom.

To those who may think science folk aren't a lively bunch, allow me to refrain from concurring. Great times with a few of the crew. Nate's elf ears look so legit. He should consider augmentation Thanks #biocom ! #lajolla #christmas #devious #workflow #doyouconcur #iconcur @heather_birkle @quitetallnate

I think this was Val Kilmer's best performance to date.

Incredibly witty, moving, and thought provoking. Carried from laughter to tears and back again. Highly recommend you all see this if you have the chance... movie coming to theaters soon :) I seriously need to brush up on my classics and history, Twain especially. "I recognize, but I don't realize." Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. 🤐 "Imagine you're an idiot. Now imagine you're in Congress. But I repeat myself." - #sotrue #marktwain #onemanshow #valkilmer #fractify #futureoscarwinner @valkilmerofficial 👍🏽👍🏽 #outstanding

As I look at my colorful lunch, I'm grateful my friend Jai @zeta_ inspired me back in May to consider going plant based and to read Thrive by @brendanbrazier.

further encouraged by the one and only Guru G @saintnickyg who is a legend in his own right (over 2 months doing kundalini yoga at 3:30 am every morning and going strong!!! Also an epic amigo my surfboard hasn't taken kindly too 🤕) so, without going to the gym at all, just doing what I normally do (surf yoga bike run etc), I have lost almost 25 pounds, just by being more conscious of what I eat! I'm not fully vegan or plant-based by any means, nor do I think it is entirely necessary to be 100% (yet)... I do like fish, eggs, and the occasional burger, but it's progress not perfection, and it just demonstrates the power of plants. Funny thing is that my incredible, incredible mom would always be the one parent who brought the veggie platter to school functions, so it totally makes sense that I love veggies. But, now I don't need them covered in ranch dressing to enjoy. Thanks mom! @kalibr8n #healthyliving #thrive #tryitout #80 %nutrition20%excercise #vegan -ish 🌿🍅🍋🌶🍆🍓🍇🍉🍌..... 🍕🍯🍣🤗

Grateful for good friends :) feeling the 🎅🏼spirit #christmas #bushtree #decorations @john.hakes @jessijo_ @kylieshaverr

Yet another reason i love Coronado. Feels like my private pool 😁 #happyplace #serenity #muchdeserved

Huge huge thanks to @loren.patrick and Mike Lakey for kicking butt for two hours.

Over 90 pounds of trash later, still all smiles and just in time for an epic sunset. #grateful #omies #iloveacleansd #emeraldhills

Great way to end the day. Pretty cool perspective of San Diego skyline, can make out the Coronado bridge and Shores...

#emeraldhills #sandiego #sunset #grateful

Productive lunch. I'll eat at my desk, instead 😊All this trash was strewn along the sidewalks on Science Center Drive, noticed it yesterday on my run.

Not sure why certain employees at the big biotech companies there litter so much... lame. #trash #dontlitter #bigpharma #doyourpart #cleanearth @iloveacleansd thanks for the supplies!!

Hey everyone! So, I'm going to clean another park this weekend, anyone free to help out for an hour or however long you can?

The past two weekends I went alone because it was kinda spur of the moment, and in just over 5 hours I picked up 75 pounds of trash and recycling at and around Emerald Hills Park. It was awesome leaving the place looking great. Ended up adopting the park 😊 Not sure which park I'll hit up this Sunday but would love some help this time if anyone is free! It's both fun and rewarding. #volunteer #sandiego #iloveacleansandiego #itallendsupintheocean

View from my office window. Already looking forward to daylight savings #sunset #workworkworkworkwork #grateful #sandiego

Follow we to the sea!

6 mile lunchtime death jog from Sorrento Valley to Torrey Pines with Nate Dogg followed by a quick skinny dip 👬 #blacksbeach #wheninrome #kidding #hillsarethedevil #runforrestrun !

Pretty humbling to take a trip south of the border to see what it's like to be on the outside looking in.

San Diego looks magical in the distance. #grateful #perspective #mexico

Afternoon jog #missiontrails #mtfortuna #fortunate #7miles

Hey everyone! I'm going to start picking up trash in various locations around San Diego once or twice a month if anyone wants to help out or spread the word.

I found an awesome organization @iloveacleansd that lends out supplies for free. I currently have 4 extra trash pickers, gloves, and buckets, and so far just myself and two dachshunds, one of whom is blind. So, the more the merrier! Call or message me if you are interested! Also, let me know if you see any places that need some attention! Thanks! 😊 @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13

For all my San Diego friends who likely forgot what seasons are like #fallisthebest #denver #winteriscoming #seasons #toshgotitright

Planning his next move #denver #disparity #juxtaposition #fall #leaves #begrateful #winteriscoming #hasaphonethough

First time I've made it to an SGI center outside of San Diego, it was really nice connecting with other people around the country striving towards world peace.

#sgi #buddhism #justicetoso #kosenrufu #denver

Beautiful drive down to Colorado Springs and then another small hike #sunset #gardenofthegods #colorado

Hiked/jogged up Mt. Bierstadt this afternoon, 14.2 mile round trip, up 2,767 feet.

So amazing at the top! Absolute peace, bitter cold, and calming silence. #mtbierstadt #colorado #hiking #sunset #sograteful #nofilter #timetogobackdown

Such an incredible jog/hike up just in time to catch the #sunset #bearpeak #shanahanridge #boulder #colorado #inlove

Watch, wait, and appreciate. #sunrise #dawnpatrol #hunting #denver

Establishing our dynasty of ducks #sunrise #colorado #duckhunting #merica #coldaf @rupel89

Coronado closed out out this morning #stillhadfuntho #sunrise #dawnpatrol #surfing

Classic California #sunset #grateful #sandiego

Crazy. Never seen this before. #soccervolleyball #sunset #nofilter

Happy Monday. Now time for yoga yeww #sunset #pacificbeach #sandiego

Breathework while floating along with @saintnickyg #breathedeep #wimhof

On the way to the contest that we soon discovered was canceled, still had fun though #trees #sunrise #fog #surfrider #breathework

I've always felt connected with birds of prey, and seem to pick them out, almost by chance, amongst the foliage.

Actually spotted this one heading south on the 805 in traffic, a casual glance off to the trees and I connected immediately. What's your spirit animal? 🐯🐒🐿🐖🐇🐢 #nature #trees #hawk

Sitting, watching, waiting... wishing. #surfing #blacksbeach #patience #dawnpatrol #betterthancoffee #grateful

Today's math lesson. #life #gratitude #serenitynow 🤓

Before the ocean consumed my costume. #urtspook #sunset #halloween #barbariansurfer thanks to whoever snagged the photo!

@urturt

#urtspook #sarfin #halloween #coronado @urturt thanks for the SUP @john.hakes

Morning commute #sunrise #sandiego #grateful

at the #urtspook just before I accidentally locked my keys in my car😱 #sunset #actionshot #halloween

#notamused #halloween #cyclops

Some volleyball and Edgar Allen Poe. #theraven #nevermore

keeps on spinning #sunset #solitude

What I had for lunch. #nomorehills #hurtssogood #cantstopwontstop #makeitstop 😭 #hadtostop #heartattack 💀

Morning serenity. Sat on the rocks by the water's edge and chanted for a bit, watching the world wake up.

#sunrise #nofilter #buddhism #blessed #sandiego #ommanipadmehum #nammyohorengekyo 🙏🏼for 🌍✌🏼️

Chase the sun #sunset #pb #grateful

Good morning world!! #sunrise #coronadobridge #sandiego #grateful #blessed

Did Acro yoga for the first time today and it was really fun and challenging.

Never laughed so much while "working out," definitely hooked. I wish I could be a flyer though 😓 hah I'm the one sweating on the bottom while she's just hanging out up there, enjoying the view. #foreverabase #acroyoga #trusthelps #silhouette #clouds #trynewthings #yoga #yogaart #flyingeagle

#barbariansandlibrarians #prehalloween #longhairdontcare

#demofest was pretty rad! My first time here and you get to try any board or wetsuit you want.

Sadly didn't catch any waves on this 5'11" Surftech, but it paddled really well! haha super tiny waves but still had fun watching the little groms shredding. Thanks @hurleysurfclub_ca for coming out and @driftwoodfoto for the shot! #nofilter #surfing #seasidereef

If anyone wants to have a blast on Saturday mornings, the Mostly Volleyball meetup in Mission Beach is a super fun group of people.

All levels welcome except absolute beginners. #volleyball #missionbeach #sandiego #meetup #blueskies

Super stoked right now. Just spent two hours up in Orange County listening to Kai Lenny talk about big wave surfing.

Such a down to earth, humble guy living the dream #inspired #chaseyourdreams #surfing #hurley #hurleysurfclub @kai_lenny @hurleysurfclub_ca thanks you guys and thanks to Nalu for the bomb food! #cantbeatfree

Riding a pink cloud 🙏🏼 #quiver #dawnpatrol #surfing #sunrise #sandiego #southcoast #fish #grateful #pinkclouds #lifeisgood

I usually surf alone to minimize needing to coordinate or wait for others (not too many people like waking up before dawn), or so I can stay in the water as long as I please if the waves are good.

But I'm starting to realize that it's worth the extra effort to bring someone along or wait for them to arrive before paddling out. Happiness is better when shared. #allsmiles #shaka #dawnpatrol #surfing #happiness #coronado #gratitude #selfie @blackcirclemedia

Best thing about this photo is that this is #nofilter just pure #beauty.

I'm sure most will understand my obsession. #sunshinebarrel #surfing #california_surf #gopro #sandiego #california #nature #naturelovers #photography #barrels #dummymount

It's not how many times you fall of the board, but how many times you get back on that count.

Surfing is a sport filled with frustration, for me anyways, but it's taught me a good deal about the value of persistence and having patience with myself. The best part is the more I learn, the more fun it gets. #surfing #gratitude #sandiego #coronado #photography #gopro #happiness #becker

Be like the sun. Illuminate the world around you. #sunrise #gopro #coronado #sandiego #oceanlovers #staysalty #sun #light #sgi #buddhism #gratitude #surfbreak #happiness

Morning glass reflecting a slight hint of the sunrise behind me #california #waves #sunlight #dawnpatrol #sunrise #sandiego #barrel #gopro #staysalty

One of the last south swells of the #summer... #barrels #surfing #california_surf #swell #light #sandiego #coronado #northbeach #gopro #dummymount #ssw

What Surfline's 0-1 ft surf report looks like when you take the chance and go anyways #barrel #gopro #surfline #knowbeforeyougo #knowwhenyougetthere #notsosecretspot #sandiego

Better than coffee #mondays #selfie #barrel #coronado #california

I love barrels, such a mesmerizing experience. #sunrise #surfing #gopro #sandiego #coronado #california_surf #dawnpatrol #dummymount

Life is too short to sleep in. #sunrise #sandiego #earlybird

Water and light. #surfing #surf #barrel #sunrise #dawnpatrol #gopro #dummymount

#nofilter #sunset #oceanbeach

Looks like an oil painting #surfing #barrel #gopro #ocean #sunrise #dawnpatrol 🙏🏼 #GoPro #dummymount

This morning #blessed #sunrise #surfing #barrels #dawnpatrol #sandiego #dontsleepin #dummymount #gopro

Found another #kook @kook_of_the_day 😋 #justwaiting #surfing #funboard #prayforsurf

Just before the lights go out. #noescape #closeout #barrel #surfing #sandiego #surfart #dontbailgrabrail

View from the other side. #barrel #surfing #ocean #sunshine

#northbeach #barrels #surfing #gopro @blackcirclemedia

yesterday morning with @blackcirclemedia #barrels #surfing #dummymount #gopro #coronado

Cruising out to north this morning with my buddy Peter. Great waves by the pylons.

Good morning #sunrise #dawnpatrol #coronado

#sunset #sandiego

Sunset had this cool half shading effect #sunset #sandiego #california #nofilter

Shopping for groceries after work, then felt compelled to go to Black's and climb a path I've passed by countless times, but have never taken, just to see what was on the other side.

Quite glad I did. Sometimes, deciding to resist the normal invite out with friends, consciously choosing to be alone, silent, and mindful, is one of the best decisions I can make. #solitude #sunset #sandiego #blacksbeach

Two of many (except for one I barely made it out of) that got away this weekend.

First one was my first wave of the session and sadly messed up what should have been a makeable barrel, I tried to stall into the barrel but mistimed/mispositioned myself and got my head taken out by the lip. Guillotined by the next wave too haha #Baja and #Coronado. #surfing #trytryagain @dummymount #cameo #barrels

Morning sunshine on the dew

Monday yoga ritual thanks to @laurenursch and @saintnickyg #lovemondays #yoga #sandiego

Such a crazy turn, so much power @jordysmith88 #hurleypro #allinthehips

Such a heavy landing, makes my knees hurt @filipetoledo @hurleypro2016 #airreverse #surfing

Spontaneous day trips to Mexico need to happen way more often.

Waves looked really good, but sadly I didn't bring my board. A mild form of torture. #lafonda #lamision #mexico

Earlier birthday situation. Thanks @beachbumbritttt !!!

No better place to enjoy the night @saintnickyg @laurenursch @robmcd91

I'm a happy camper. Just surfed North Beach in Coronado before sunrise and tried to get 30 barrels for my 30th but only got 25.

Haha all short close outs, some hollow, square heavy ones though, but I don't discriminate 😁😬all smiles. Heading to go surf Mission with my broseppi @saintnickyg yewww! I think I can get 5 more 🌊 🎂 #grateful #dirty30 #yewcrew #birfdaysurfday

Everything's better, down where it's wetter, under the sea✌🏼️🐟🦀 #takeitfromme #lajollacove #snorklife #training #dynamicapnea @brad.a.b

Looking forward to some more barrels soon... @john.hakes #throwbackfriday #coronado #womp

Never thought I'd be one to get excited when a nut milk bag arrived in the mail.

Forever a changed man. Organic vanilla almond milk sweetened with soaked dates. #soakyournutsandseeds

Unknown photo credits. Some of what I saw last night #perseid #meteorshower #cuyamaca #sandiego #astronomy #science

Haha I'm obviously super stoked on the approaching mini barrel action #barrelface #bodysurfing #windansea #prayforsurf

#peace in the midst of chaos, looks kinda like surface of the moon #barreleyeview #windansea #bodysurfing #ocean

Instant #goodkarma #sgi #homevisit #homemadesushi #yesss #notquiteveganyet

@filipetoledo taking home the win and $100,000! So stoked!

Definitely looking at a future @wsl champion. #justamatteroftime #usopen #surfing #huntingtonbeach @vans @vanssurf @saintnickyg

End to an amazing weekend, just before hopping in the warm water to bodysurf some hollow shorebreak #sunset #oceanside

This guy didn't believe me when I said cool light saber.

Probably used to people messing with him #jedidatenight #crossingsabers #starwars #thereisnotry ⚔🌌

Bonfire, s'mores, fireworks, and a mini guitar lesson with this beautiful soul makes for a good night, not to mention front row seats to a Jedi duel @rbunt #sandiego #crownpoint #grateful

My biggest competition #cycling #sandiego #shadowselfie

Watched this Cooper's hawk for a little bit after work.

This was my phone and binoculars combo #nature #naturephotography #sandiego #coopershawk

Found this little guy in the middle of the sidewalk at night, seemed like he was paralyzed or something.

Wouldn't move unless I pet his back. For two days he just stayed put outside my front door in a safe spot I placed him in, and finally he seems to have regained mobility and continued along his journey #solongfriend #truestory #nature

Last night at the All Star futures game and celeb softball game. #petcopark #sandiego

Marshmallow #foam #barrel #surf #gopro

#sloppybarrels #bodysurfing #karatechop #coronado @john.hakes

Me and my not-so-little-anymore brother, Cole. For the record he is standing on a chair :P #love #family #broham

Throwback Wednesday #sunset #northbeach #coronado #bodysurfing #gopro @john.hakes

Happy I captured that laugh #stingraypoint #4thofjuly #coronado

Happy 4th everyone #4thofjuly #coronado #skydiver #merica

So many bikes, navigation skills on point with @rbunt #coronado #circumnavigation #selfie

Pretty glassy this morning, allowed me to take a #selfie in the tube hahah #barrelselfie #sortof #greenroom #surfing #coronado @dummymount #dummymount cameo

Surfed in Coronado this morning first time out with my @dummymount , not only good for getting barrels #dolphin #coronado #sunrise #surfing #dawnpatrol

Feeling productive today, some new wax jobs needed and 5 boards to repair #springcleaning #surfing behold my #ghettoquiver

My friend @brad.a.b captured some amazing shots from our trip to the #sierras this is just one of them, with the campfire illuminating the #trees #stars #milkyway #nature #photo #astronomy #camping

My evening, going wherever the wind carried me #cantstopwontstop #training #cycling #sandiego

My Monday slice of serenity... #yoga with @saintnickyg and @laurenursch at the helm.

#missionbay #yogaonthebay #lovemondays #blessed #grateful

Still some size leftover from the weekend, had a fun morning of surfing and it wasn't even 630 yet.

Finished with a great right, then some nice Japanese tourists wanted me to take photos with them ✌🏽😁🤗 haha #windansea #ssw #dawnpatrol #surfing #almostfamous

Since going mostly (still transitioning) raw and vegan I've never had more color and variety on my plate #veggies #vegan #mealprep #healthy #thrive

I'm not one to get all star struck, but I was really stoked to be able to meet two idols of surfing tonight at this @reef event.

Absolute legends. Hoping to see these guys in the lineup someday. Thanks for letting us get a photo @taylor_knox @shanedorian @aldoavi14

The elusive #summitselfie #prettyhigh #altapeak #nature #naturelovers #hippy #selfie

Last night's bike ride #sunset #nature #missionbay #workout #another20miles

At the top of Alta Peak at 11,200 ft, on the first day without acclimation and definitely feeling disoriented and lethargic after the day long hike.

Hard to tell from the video but the drop over the ledge was a few hundred feet and slightly unsettling #sierranevada #altapeak #loopy #heights #backpacking #nature #california @brad.a.b

Long way to the bottom #sierranevadas #highsierra #backpacking @brad.a.b

Watching the #capefear finals online, pretty incredible!

This ride was insane @kobyabberton #barrelyoga #redbull #capefear #ours #australia #surfing #nofinsnoworries

VeggieTales has become my life, and I've never felt better #vegan #thrive #mealprep #cantstopmunching #work

Heading to the cherry festival hungry already so had to #numnum on this little chunky #lilnephew #family #love #twoteeth #backseatisbetter

Left a meeting and drove by this awesome sculpture.

This 94 ft steel work of art is called The Wind Tower It made this humming sound as the wind blew, and would change tones depending on much wind there was. Glad I stopped to listen. #sanfrancisco #tourist

I'm guessing this is only during the NBA finals... @kingjames gotta bring your A game

Yum #gotgum #seattle #gumart

Heading home, sun setting on #mountrainier #seattle #sunset

The city with #mtrainier in the background #seattle

On top of the space needle #nofilter #sunset #seattle

After jumping into the frigid water... The elusive #selfie

Blue skies, green trees, fresh air, snow capped mountains in the distance, I'm loving #seattle #snoqualmiefalls #nosurftho

#sup #sandiego

Just drove through a 3-block patch of torrential rain on a sunny day #almost #sunset #sandiego

Giving the #vegan life a try. Definitely the most colorful I've eaten in a while...

#wishmeluck #thrive #plantbased #mealprep

So close yet so far away #coachella

#california #berniechella

En route to #coachella but not THE coachella :( #berningman #sunset #feelthebern

I love live piano. #nola

This guy just told me my life, spot on. #trippin

The time I sat on a random stool outside a bar in New Orleans and then was chilling with some dudes

who finally let me know I was actually sitting, unknowingly, outside a gay bar #atleasttheyknewiwasntgay #notthatthereisanythingwrongwiththat #iwasntthefirstpersontohashtagnotthatthereisanythingwrongwiththat #howlongcanahashtagbe

Dirty windows on an old plane... Over the ocean, chasing an endless sunset.

#redeye #haiku #greenflash

Fun night of surfing... #windansea #surfing #bigbang

Happy uncle with my #nephew #bigbaby

Welcome home! #keepaustintiny

#castlehill #artist #austin

Last day in New Orleans was pretty fun. Be back in a few weeks for the #aacr #nola

I love flying #nola

San Diego #homewardbound

#nola

View of the Big Easy from my hotel room. #nola #sot

#family #love

Too cool not to repost

On my lunch break #scripps #barreled

Friends don't let friends wipe out alone. Air drop on this was insane!

Spending the day working and watching Mavericks live on Surfline app... Props @_mattbecker assuming a #warriorthreepose #surfing #yoga #mavericks

South of #Cardiff #surfing

I should probably be more cautious before letting her lick me 👅😨🤒 @lucy.ca13

She's very persistent. Those eyes though. Hahaha trying to sew my leash and go to bed, waking up in 5 hours to surf and all they want to do is play.

#dachsunds #playwithme

@lucy.ca13 had a case of the Mondays #dachsund #problems #sunsoutnoseout

#sandiego #sunrise #nofilter

Dawn patrol en route to blacks... just noticed #sunrise has about a quarter as many tags as #sunset does.

Getting up early definitely has its benefits #nofilter

Christmas never has to end when it looks this cute #cruelandunusual

2016 Interval training for roly poly Ricky. Lean Lucy didn't have an off season.

@carolineleanora @jessijo_ @john.hakes I'm charging by the block @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13

Grateful to be back in Coronado #sandiego #sunset

Merry Christmas Y'all! From my [friend's] home to yours! #xmas #dogsofinstagram

The look of regret. Lucy wandered off but thankfully someone found her, turned her in, and she had a chip to be located.

Ricky dropped the ball and let her leave. #dachshund #troubles #wasntmyfault #themaiddidit

Ricky keeping the streets clean and looking lean. @ricky_boy13 @kylieshaverr @jessijo_ @john.hakes #dachshund

Woo finally got a #haircut no more shaggy monster #nofilter

Sometimes, perceived misfortune puts you right where you are supposed to be #sunset #airport #sandiego #gratitude

#nofilter needed for this beautiful lady. Too much character to just be a simple pooch.

@brad.a.b @ktotherissy you two are the best!

No longer a self-prescribed "home"owner :) sold my #rv today for exactly what I listed it for to a wonderful older couple who have three young grandchildren.

I'm really stoked they will make some unforgettable memories in the many years to come (as I drove it to their place it had only 11,111 miles and the time was exactly 11:11 when I parked, how crazy is that?). It's bittersweet cause I loved having it, and have had so much fun in it, but as you can see it needed a tad bit of work after I decided to tear out the front overhead thinking I would fix it quickly and with ease. #convertible #rvlife #gratitude #stoked @troymcfarland thanks for supporting my foolish decision to tear it apart many moons ago... Hahah who wouldn't want to take a hatchet and have some fun? Can't blame you for not exactly providing sound feedback.

Happy Holidays!!! #moosecat #christmascruelty @brad.a.b

Ricky looking on in shame. No animals were harmed in the making of this photo.

#santababy @lucy.ca13 #christmas #dachshund

I found a reindeer! In such a stoic pose #reinweiner #christmas #minidachshund #love @ricky_boy13 @jessijo_ @john.hakes

Ok I never take food pics, but I'm proud of this one.

Goin #plantbased save the occasional egg :) #healthy

@lucy.ca13 has learned to pee standing up. #dachshund #skills

Another beautiful day #dachshund #slowmo

She can barely contain her excitement @lucy.ca13 #silly #dachshund

Brother and sister, #inseparable #love these two 😊 their owners are pretty cool, too #dachshund @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13 @jessijo_

Post-surf hair #selfie

Tide too high @ #windansea heading to blacks. Definitely some 10 foot sets coming in.

December nights in Balboa Park :) wish I had more warm cider with caramel right about now...

Dogs are the best #lazydays #dachshund #selfie

Full speed ahead #dachshund @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13

Josie isn't amused #bulldog #snaggletooth

#dachshund #sneeze #skills

Stoked to be back in Coronado with these two... #morningwalk @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13 @carolineleanora #slowmo #dachshund

Lucy loves me, just waiting for me to pet her. Ricky couldn't care less.

#dachshund @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13 @jessijo_

It's cold in here!! #chillyweiners #dachshund @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13

After a looong walk #tireddogs #labsofinstagram

Love my little nephew. So cute.

Sunset run last night with @john.hakes #nofilter #running #sunset #coronado #beach

The latest fashion :) #weinerdog #problems

Minaret Vista on a clearer day #mammoth

Visibility not so good yesterday. #snow #mammoth

#Sunset burning somewhere on the horizon #fire #yosemite #beautiful #nature

#halfdome #yosemite #nature

Cleared up a little bit after the rain #yosemite #nature #clouds

Lucy going all out by trips at the end :) #slomo #weinerdog #dachshund #coronado @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13 @jessijo_ @carolineleanora

Day 2 of my self prescribed challenge #yogaerrday

#lifeisgood #sausagedog @ricky_boy13

On patrol @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13 @jessijo_

Ricky only moves this fast when he hears food hit the floor or when his walk is almost over @ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13

these guys are the best #slomo #weinerdog @lucy.ca13 @ricky_boy13 @jessijo_ @john.hakes

@thekillers killed it last night at #kaaboo so stoked I was able to go @brad.a.b

@ricky_boy13 flexin those glutes in the background...

at the beach #happydog #flexzone @lucy.ca13

Yet another dead end. The surf continued to elude me...

#hyundaiproblems #mexico #baja #ineedawrangler

Buried weinerdog but he #dontcare @ricky_boy13

Wave in the sky, kinda sorta #love every #sunset #nofilter

Not a Methodist but they don't mind me playing :) they even asked me to learn a duet for service

@ricky_boy13 @lucy.ca13 ricky in the matrix. Observe from a distance

#aloha wish I was in #Hawaii #nature

Lazy #sunrise over #mexico

The baby whisperer working her magic #zeroproblems #babylife

Great day for a Change of Command #mymomisawesome #sandiego #hooyah

Waiting till Wesley falls asleep #unclemike #workinhard

Hanging with the family in Mission Beach #sunset #sandiego

Stoked on my #dontcare schwag fresh in the mail #behappy #lifemotto #shedatear @_dont_care_

Not quite nature, but all to myself #yoga #solitude #grateful #gym

Found this hiding in a stack of papers @brad.a.b 📷 @ktotherissy #tbwtfiw #35mm #oldschool #coronado #summer

La Jolla last week. Heading back meow. #nature #sandiego #leopardsharks

Down south, heading south. Reached the end of the point but ended up surfing a super fun sandbar at La Mision all to ourselves @brad.a.b #ayer #mexico #surfear #taco

Sweet alto solo. These guys killed it last night #steelpulse #delmar #friday

Amazing show last night! #delmar #sunset #steelpulse

Heading south #Mexico #searchingforsurf #baja

Super tiny but there's nobody out :) #oside

Chasin tail with @brad.a.b #lajolla #leopardsharks #dontbitemytoes #gopro #beautiful #nature #sandiego

#😮 omg how does the board stick? #Repost @surfline with @repostapp.
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This is the Description part of the post, where we try to put into words what you're about to watch, or just finished watching... But we just don't know what to say here about @jordysmith88 , apparently still summiting toward his peak potential. It's a tuberide, just a lot deeper and faster. It's an alley-oop, just a lot bigger and higher. It's the best thing you'll see in the world of surf today, if not all month. Video: @nicktereen @oneill

"Pretty sure we always have a choice to treat people better than we think they deserve I know it comes back to you." Amazing picture and message

#bekind :) #Repost @merlinjphotography with @repostapp.
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Surfing Mondos this morning, me and a friend saw one of the regular characters that paddles out there wearing the spring wetsuit, cycling hat, goggles, rash guard over wetsuit etc. and we started talking about what a pain he is dropping in on you, paddling in your way and other small inconveniences. So he ends up dropping in on me I'm going down the line and I say you're on my wave buddy, he turns scared and I put a hand on his shoulder. I had control and the thought crossed my mind that I could really slam this guy! Then the thought came that why would I do that? It woulda been kinda epic but, mean and humiliating instead I was like easy bro keep going he would start to lose momentum and I'd push him back into the wave it was kinda cool and when he paddles back out he looked so happy waved at me with a big smile. Pretty sure we always have a choice to treat people better than we think they deserve I know it comes back to you. #surf #surflinelocalpro #waves #nottoday #stoke #bekind

Getting paid to meditate? Sounds like a deal to me #inspiration #mindfulness #meditation #filtersaredeceptive #hityouwiththework

#parasailing #blacks #sandiego #notanevernude #flyinhigh

He totally smiles at me. This dog knows what's up. #thuglife #noproblems

Monet was hard at work this morning. #lookup #clouds #Oceanside #beautifulday #sunrise

Camp Pendleton in the distance #sunset #oceanside

#Wyoming Wednesday's? Backpacking with my brother in #BigSandy Southern Wind River Range.

#nofilter #sunrise #ww

Happy I took a late "lunch" break at work tonight. #nofilter #sunrise #oceanside

#Repost @coconogales with @repostapp.
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#instagold

everyone needs to add @kookslams to their daily repertoire of living.

Nonstop laughter, and some wincing. Lol #thatbottomturntho haha #Repost @kookslams with @repostapp.
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"This guys shredding, why can't I?" #waverunnerchoobs #thatbottomturntho #stallfortoobtime #kookslams @mfarkas @josh_kerr84 @johnnyhafner

Pragmatic Buddhists are not necessarily pacifists. Appreciating my right to bear #merica #tpmarms #muzzleflash #ar15 #ironsights

Heading into work. I love seeing the sunset going in, and sunrise on the way out.

#Genentech #gratitude #sunset #oceanside

I love stars, especially this one. #Oceanside #sandiego #sunset #fireball

I need to come up here more often. Only an hour away from Oceanside #huntingtonbeach #vans #usopen #surfing

#usopenofsurfing #vans #finals

Front row seats at the U.S. Open of surfing. @filipetoledo so sick #surfing #hbpier

Just left the gym and looked up. #clouds #sandiego #sunset #trees

#rearview #sunset #oceanside

Finally sighted my scope the correct way, by the book. The accuracy of this thing is ridiculous.

It's good to be in #america #ironsights #80percentlower #tpmarmsupper #ar15 #leupold

Fire in the sky #sunset #yesfilter

Just finished an amazing session at Oceanside Pier. Solid overhead sets.

I love getting off work at 630 in the morning. #oside #snap #surfing #gratitude

My Hyundai, hyper accelerating #likearocket #inyourpocket #ilovetrees #trees #california #blueskies #noclouds #noworries #dispensarybound love California

No traffic for me :) #bikingisbetter #oceanside

#getkited #beautifulday #beach #oceanside #california #bikeride

#fun in the sun #saturday #oceanside #nofilter

#beach #bound #oceanside

Got a little too close to this guy. #dontbromeifyoudontknowme #urt #dogsofthesea #lajolla #sandiego #gopro1 #seal #snorkeling

Fun in the sun #Texas #9mm #m &p

Such a sick gun #ps90 grateful for my second amendment rights, not many countries allow citizens to arm themselves #gratitude #merica #texas

#delamanana #sunrise #texas #newday #serenity

Sunrise this morning. Early bird getting the worm #texas #sifilter #lifeisbeautiful

#runawayyyy #slomotionforme #frogs

#nofilter #texas #nature

Time to play #Texas #ps90

Ain't a Texan unless you have your own gun range :) #texas #summer #merica

This bird was pulling out all the stops, never seen such a vocal and animated bird.

Seriously did this for over an hour while I watched the sun rise. So glad I don't have to try this hard to find a mate #birds #texas #nature #persistencepaysoff

Last day of an amazing mini vacation, watched the sunrise this morning and enjoyed the birds.

this place truly is a sanctuary. Funny how I never realized it until having been away for nearly 5 years. Best time of the day too, before it gets to be 100 degrees outside. #Texas is #beautiful #sunrise #gratitude #birdsong

#dontcare if it's throwback Thursday or whenever, this was last month, I love this kid.

He first asks if he can call his dad, then emphasizes the word "questions" in such a silly way, makes me giggle. love it #broham #love #familyfirst #blacks #beachday #goofball #cantsleep #: )

Stretch Armstrong going for it again #actionshot #texas #summer #weekendvacay #whitemencanjump #notreallytho

Dad, Allie, and her 1000 carat diamond #family #love #texas

Riding around the land with my dad, escorting royalty: my beautiful niece, aka Princess Allie.

#family #Texas #muycaliente

Intense pool volleyball match going on #family #Texas #summer #actionshot

Action shot! #Texas

Mini lesson, learning Sweet Home Alabama and Knockin' on Heavens Door.

Crazy how easy they are, just a few simple chords #guitar #keithurban #texas #music

Bombarded by canines earlier today. Thankfully only the smaller ones. D'ya like dags?

#ilikedogs #texas #wholetthedogsout

Playing guitar and singing with my dad, trying to escape the Texas sun #family #Texas #happiness #hothotheat #nofilter

The moments that matter. Watching the stars with my dad and ruminating on life #familyfirst #texas

Love being out in the country #milkway #stars #texas

Last few rays of the sun and a sliver of a moon #Venus #Jupiter #sunset #texas #waxingcrescent

#nofilter #sunset #texas

Best soundtrack ever. Time slows down out here, exactly what I was searching for...

#Texas #birdsong #sunset #peace

So peaceful out here...

Eyes fixed on the horizon. One of those magical days. #surfing #selfie

Made a friend on the beach last week. He even let me pet him and seemed to enjoy the mini photo shoot that ensued, striking different poses and whatnot.

Regardless of the waves, this little guy made the trip worth it #nature #inthemoment #blacks

Thankfully, it was almost completely dark, which makes taking candid pictures pretty easy.

#noigfilter #stargazing #nightvision #dad #texas

View through some night vision optics, Venus and Jupiter on the left. Love astronomy #stargazing

:) best part of the day, other than a sunrise, of course. #texas #sunset

Sunset from the deck, reminiscing. It's been too long. #Killeen #sunset

First time back to Texas to see family since 2010. Feels so good to be back.

Heading to Texas for a long weekend! yeehaw #flying #southwest #middleseat #michaelsandwich

photo editing can make a simple post-it note look pretty cool.

At work listening to Bob Proctor give excellent advice on life, had to write this one down #conqueryourfears #josephcampbell #work

@carolineleanora pulling me along while I offer motivation, big thanks to David and Kalyn for an awesome morning!

Eye of a dragon. Close outs aren't all bad :) Cliffs barely discernible behind that golden wall of water.

#gopro #beauty #sunshine #blacks #barreled

Someone shouldn't have chosen to learn how to surf at Blacks. #numnumnum #getinmybelly

6'2 crouching into 3' barrels. I love surfing. #blacks #nofilter #lifeisgood

My second foray into surf photography. This is the original gopro, too, seems so ancient compared to what is out now.

#blacks #gopro

Love this shot of Cole. Fierce determination? Or mischievous grin? #summer #skate

#santaanawind #sunrise

#nofilter #justkidding #filteredup #parasailing #blacks #flying

Scoping out the new pad #blessed #ballin #flyinhigh