Blog #1

Hello World

11/16/20232 min read

How's it going, everyone? Kris here. This is my first time actually making an entry into the blog. Really stoked to get this going. Been real busy with life these days. I'm always running around either doing work things, family stuff, or pursuing the folk rock star lifestyle then trying to find time in the ocean. Been pretty mentally obsessed with all things ocean these days. It has been just over two years since I've embarked on a journey back into the ocean. I started bodyboarding years back as a 20 something year old for a bit only to retire it after getting serious about a job, as young adults do. Here I am 10+ years later just totally enamored and infatuated with learning how to ride waves efficiently. Two years ago, my wife and I started watching the documentary 100 Foot Wave on HBO. These riders were doing just amazing things on the biggest waves in the world. I figured if these extraordinary people can surf 50+ waves on the daily that I can probably handle 2-3 feet at my local breaks. I went into our little storage unit in our backyard. I hunted for my old back zip Body Glove wetsuit, my trust Churchill fins, and my yellow Cartel boog. Despite the gear being in poor condition due to neglect and storing in the sun, I was stoked. It was off to the races. I soon found myself paddling out almost daily. I was looking for every opportunity to get out in the ocean. I made a goofy logo, came up with a name, and started printing shirts. Los Boogiemen was born. I've met a lot of great people. I've sent shirts and stickers all over the world. I've been lucky enough to paddle out with some of these people I met through the Los Boogiemen instagram. It has been a blast. From the beginning of Los Boogiemen, I would often venture into other surfcraft outside of the bodyboard like stand up surfing, body surfing, and riding a mat. Been highly focused on the mat the last few months. I'm committed to learning how to fly on that thing and unlocking the potential of the craft also known as the magic towel. Above is a recent pick at one of our beach breaks. It took a long time to get where I sort of look like I know what I'm doing. This seems like a lot for a first blog. I'm sure we'll have more time to chat and talk about things. Here's until next time. Chase the stoke, y'all.