Category: Surfing News
Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2007 20:00
We've had fantastic summer weather these first few days of fall. Good
breeze yesterday with even better today. Smiles for wind surfers and kite
boarders. For those of us who need waves this week is disappointing.
Magic Seaweed shows promise for Friday (3.5' with offshore 9 mph). My hopes
are pinned to next Tuesday. FNMOC shows nice activity in the Atlantic and
Weather.com is predicting offshore winds. We could finally have some head+
waves with clean conditions. Might even last for a few days in a row!
If Cape Cod is Edward Hopper country then the dunes of Truro are its
capitol. Hopper painted pictures at his house in those dunes from 1934 to
1967. Amazingly, the view from Hopper's house has remained unchanged since
that time. Now a homeowner on an adjoining lot wants to build a 6,500
square foot house. Many say it'll ruin the view and object to the
homeowner's plans because they want to preserve what Hopper saw. I agree
with Verlin Klinkborg in today's NY Times who writes that what Hopper saw is
preserved in his paintings. Klinkborg closes sensibly: "By all means,
protect the dunes - as seashore, as open land, as habitat, as a place where
other artists and nonartists might come to be moved by their beauty. And
protect the Hopper house, too, when it comes to that. But the idea of
protecting the content of the artist's gaze for itself is chimerical."