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Hunter S Thompson: "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy sh*t…what a ride!"

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A bit of history - from Mac Meda

More Boring Stuff: BA's Surf Turf Tours | Working on: "The Book of BA's Dribble and Drivel©" | My Friend Jimmy Weaver's Web Site: WindanSea Beach dot com [total pimpage]

Terrible Videos from a collection of terrible BA 8mm movies:

H-Bay 1969 | 1960 La Jolla Shores - Pat Manley's Club House  |  Mussel Rock, from the water 1961 | PB Surf Shop and "The Fence" 1970 | North Boomer 1961


Here are a couple of videos - remember, I took the videos - please don't expect very much - 15 Jan 2012 Teddy Smith's Memorial at WindanSea:

Teddy Smith Memorial BA Video - WindanSea - YouTube 1

Teddy Smith Memorial BA Video - WindanSea - YouTube 2


A little bit of history from Doug Moranville - - Branding Iron



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The photo below marks the first time my wave height reports became more hyperbole than factual -
My reporting - obviously - has gone down hill from here
[even calling the wave height as "this 35 footer" makes me sound like some morning television info babe -
this was the first and last time I used "footer" as an adjective or noun for describing wave heights!]
BA at Big Rock
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                                          Photo by Glen Fye of me, BA : WindanSea 1969        Photo by Ron Stoner of me, BA : Black's Cover 1964 Surfer Magazine
BA rides a giant                                                    BA rides a baby

Photo Tom Clark's Mom : BA©®™, Bill Andrews©®™, Big Pink©®™ : La Jolla Shores ~ 1958 : First surfing photo of me - AND -
Most Importantly - after almost 60 years, I am finally able to confront my hideous nickname without wanting to go off the cliff at Black's [naked and on fire]
    
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Finally, I have a bit more time on my hands and found this photo - I forget who took the photo, below of Maynard's.

The photo has been passed around for years, so as soon as I discover who the Photo Eddy is, I will note photo credit.

The photo sure brings back a flood of memories
Some good memories, some not so good memories, and more than just a few memories are downright nightmarish

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Is it true that "Only A Surfer Knows THE Feeling?"

More Photos: Only A Surfer Knows The Feeling...

Hot Curl David


Julie 1


WindanSea Surf Club's Day At The Beach For Special Surfers


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I'm recovering from a total left hip replacement about a month ago [09 Jan 2014]

- HOWEVER -

This is what I'm currently feeling - preparing for back surgery in about 6 weeks:



Bill Andrews + Flotation Device = Who needs pain meds when the ocean is available?

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Looking back at my experiences for more than the past 50 years or so, I guess I followed Hunter S. Thompson's whacked out advice in at least one way:

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy sh*t…what a ride!"

[censored because the only readers of this drivel are my mom, and my grandkids]


04 April 2014

Prior to my [very successful so far - so good] back surgery on 28 March 2014:

I posted some info on my Facebook account and below is how I responded to the words of encouragement:
BA's Notes -
Thank you to all the great words of encouragement and I am certainly looking forward to seeing everyone back in the lineup or as close to the lineup as possible.

I think that I have finally learned - at least in my world - the fact that those of us who surf, those who look forward to the next time they are in the ocean, their friends, and offspring, share a common link: 

Almost every thought we have somehow has a beginning, a recency, or a dream in which there is distinct and direct linkage to our mother, the ocean.
[Obviously I'm not very good at expressing my emotions]

This is a special bond, of which, in my experience, I know that I will never forget and for which I will be eternally thankful!

Oh yeah, on a more traditional BA line of thought, I just happen to have some Nurse Betty Outfits [don't ask why] available which I will be happy to offer to the appropriate home care giver[s], and I'll even throw in a few surf lessons.
BA

25 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Take Off Death Reef


24 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1



23 March 2014
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In the almost 60 years in which I have been surfing, a common statement from all surfers who have spent a bit of time out of the lineup say: “It sure feels good to be surfing / to be in the  water again.”

I know that I have certainly said this more than once, err, maybe more than 1,000 times, but never before have I meant it like I do now.

Following total hip replacement a couple of months ago, with back surgery coming up on the 28th, shoulder repair in the near future, surfer’s ear surgery during back surgery recovery, and the discovery of a new malady [pretty rare I’ve learned] Heterotopic Ossification in the left hip.

This is not a poor me message, but one of how stoked I am to be able to still paddle out among friends and feel the cathartic benefit of ocean immersion.

I  have never felt such spiritual, physical, emotional, sensual relief as I have felt hanging off my board, as weightless as possible without being in space.

Thank you to my friends in the water who have put up with my attempts to avoid clogging the lineup [everyone knows how I feel about lineup cloggers] and to my docs who have put up with my crying and sniveling like a little baby!
BA
Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews
Bill Andrews

Wind**Sea Bomb
La Jolla Reef

Emma
Emma


21 March 2014
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BA

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Doc Dale stroking into an Archie's Left
Doc Dale

Photo of Bill Andrews by Larry Crow - La Jolla Shores


19 March 2014
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Bill Andrews photos in La Jolla's Arena Album 1

Bill Andrews photos in La Jolla's Arena Album 2

Bill Andrews photos in La Jolla's Arena Album 3

Peter Wave Loch lip floating in The Arena


Lee speeding in The Arena


Brandon speeding in The Arena


Brandon : One of a select few - La Jolla Reef Style Masters


Peter Wave Loch : One of a select few - La Jolla Reef Style Masters


18 March 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Reefs Album 1

Sea Snake Reef : Unridden as always


17 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews Photos Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Album 1

No takers on this wave at Testosterones


La Jolla Lines


16 March 2014
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BA

Bill Andrews Photos of "Kob's Pirates" Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos of "Kob's Pirates" Album 2

Marc and his new board's maiden voyage at 'Kob's 1


Marc and his new board's maiden voyage at 'Kob's 2


Matt - Surf Inside - Murphy
Matt Murphy

Granddaughter Audie


Grandson Bam Bam


15 March 2014

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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 2

Emma - The smile which lights the way from La Jolla to Paris


Doc Julie
Julie Ellner

Top Secret La Jolla Reef


Matt Murphy
Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy


14 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 2

La Jolla Sunset
La Jolla Sunset

The Foot of Death


Wheels thru the years at Wind**Sea


Surfing at a top secret La Jolla Reef


12 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Noon in The Arena


Bub


Winner: Congratulations Lucas keep the streak going!



10 March 2014
BA's Notes

BA

Physical Therapy after total left hip replacement : Surgery on 09 Jan 2014


More Leg Pulling - Keep Pulling!

Thank you Inniss Physical Therapy!





08 March 2014
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BA
Actually I'm kindda jealous -
We talked about how cool this would have been more than 50 years ago - but chances were ZERO!


Archie's Unridden


06 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews Photos Lunch Break La Jolla Reefs Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos Lunch Break La Jolla Reefs Album 2

Inside Frontside Cutback in The Arena


Classic Stall in The Arena


Backside Bounce in The Arena


04 March 2014
BA's Notes -

BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 3




02 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos AM Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos AM - PM Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla's Top Secret Reefs Photos PM Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla's Top Secret Reefs Photos PM Album 2

For reference, March after months of north swells, Sand Out, In The Arena


For reference, August after a couple of weeks of south swells, Sand In, In The Arena


Cool Daddy Scotty - Way Cool Son Max


Low tide La Jolla Shores


Anitra - La Jolla Shores
Anitra

So far so good on a White House Right 1

End of the line on a White House Right 2


La Jolla Cove - The Day After - There have been many days like today - VERY VERY FEW like the day before [naturally I do not have photos of Saturday's La Jolla Cove waves]
 

La Jolla Cove - The Day After - There have been many days like today - VERY VERY FEW like the day before [naturally I do not have photos of Saturday's La Jolla Cove waves]


Directly offshore from subsidized housing, Barrio La Jolla, a very difficult wave to master


01 March 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1 Include: Louie demonstrating what he will do to me if I EVER hack him again!

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Three of my Favorite Goofy Foots [AKA Old School Screw Foots] La Jolla Shores:

Louie


Tommy


Tony


28 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Scripps Pier / Tourists / Surfer in the rain


South Wind + North Swell + Low Tide = White House Rights


25 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Reefs Album 1

Saxon


Peter - Saxon


Commercial Photo Shoot - Did the city receive any $$ for this?


24 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1



23 February 2014
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BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Dale



22 February 2014
BA's Notes -


BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 5

David Hot Curl / Hot Curl David


Sasha


21 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 3

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 5

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 6

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 7

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 8

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 9

Jason


Nick


Doc Julie


Jacob


20 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1



Tim


19 February 2014
BA's Notes -
When I was a La Jolla Shores Gremmie in the 1950's, I was part of a group of beginners, all living within walking distance of The Shores.

The "Rules" of surfing were very clear then, as they should be now: basically, look both ways before you take off, don't drop in on someone already riding the wave, hang on to your board - pretty simple -
Less simple was developing one's surfing style.

Speaking for myself, my style developed primarily by watching the WindanSea Guys - especially my good friend Joe Trotter - when they visited [rarely, thank goodness] The Shores.

How one held their hands as they rode the wave would generate either style points or derision.

My hypothesis has always been that the proper way to hold one's hands were as if you were a bullfighter.

I think that the WindanSea Guys were influenced by their trips to the bullring in Tijuana, and for some, their trips to Spain, where they studied the bullfighters' style

If you were to compare the current crop of top local La Jolla surfers, and their surfing style, to the "style" of La Jolla's surfing pioneers of the fifties, I think you would see that the hand / arm positioning has not changed at all [my opinion only]

Gracias.
BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

Lee


Lee


Jeff


18 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1





17 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Chilli


Hot Curl David


15 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

939 = My mom's [Mrs. Pink] Nightmare:


Mutant Harbor Seal clogging the lineup at Archie's


13 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reef Photos - Album 1

Joe


12 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Doc Dale - Backside Bottom Turn - Thank Goodness it's not a Pig Dog Rail Grab on a chest high La Jolla Shores wave


Larry Crow - Backside Style


Ron Jones - a true La Jolla Shores Stylemeister


10 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 2

'Nado Patrick


09 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 5

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Sunset In The Arena Album 1

La Jolla Reef Sunset


04 February 2014
BA' Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bob Mitsven


La Jolla Shores Sunrise


02 February 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 3

Doc Dale


Tommy Boy
 

Bobby Mitsven


01 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1





BA' s Last Blast of BS:

"For me, I'd rather be an old 1/2 man still surfing South Wind Shores [below photos was a great day], the LJ Reefs and Black's,
than an old whole man surfing Tourmaline.
[No offence to old men and my friends at Tourmo]"

BA at The Shores by Alyson Doria / surfshot.com


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