Typhoon 18 has wreaked havok in southern Japan, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone recovering from the devastation.
As fall typhoons often do, Typhoon 18 spun off towards Alaska last night, leaving Hokkaido with only sunny skies and groundswell. As I pulled up to Usu Point this morning and watched the waves pour into the bay, John Severson's 1960 caption from a photo of Hammonds rung like a bell:
"In this crowded world, the surfer can still seek and find the perfect day, the
perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts."