A Fiery Day

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
This morning's view of the Carlsbad Fire from Surfy Surfy on the coast highway in Leucadia, CA.

The view of the San Marcos Fire just before sunset from the coast highway, 1 block south of Surfy Surfy.This fire is 7-10 miles direct east of Surfy Surfy and very close to the Moonlight/Christenson surfboard factory.

Today has been filled with smoke and fire here in North San Diego County.
Tonight we think about our friends who have been displaced from their homes as multiple fires surrounded us.
Today tempatures reached 100 degrees at the beach where Surfy Surfy is located in Leucadia, California. This weather is common in September/October here, but incredibly rare for May.
Hot gusty winds meant the fires spread fast and gave our hardworking fire crews a challenge.
The Moonlight/Christenson factory had to evacuate and as of this posting we are unsure of it's status (the factory has survived several of these events over the decades. See previous post Fire2007
As of this posting the wind has backed down a lot, the full moon has risen and is incredibly bright and there is less ominous smoke in the sky. We will see what dawn brings. Many people will have a sleepless night as they monitor the proximity of fires near them, or watch helplessly from the shelters.
You can check the status of these fires by visiting:  www.cbs8.com

 *check out this crazy fire footage drive somebody shot today:


  1. you can keep the fires and we will keep the hurricanes....fair?

    all will be well

  2. Thanks JP for posting the pix's : ( bummer is that its arson for most part with so many fires that close together. We get the LA news coverage and it looks bad down there. We been though that before where i live and its scary as hell to have to pack up all your stuff and wait and see if the fire will not get to you. Doug

  3. Just watched the video of that fire, scary but awesome , geez poor folks. Doug


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