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- July 2006 -



- 31 July 2006 -



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- 30 July 2006 -





Just In: - 23 July 2006 - Groms Gone Wild at GumbyLand

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- 29 July 2006 -
First things first:

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Day At The Beach - Special Olympics

I've linked this photo to a page with more links to the photos from today -
BA's admonition: If you're gonna look at the photos, I hope you gotta lot of time and ultra high speed internet access -

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- 27 July 2006 -






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I've been feeling pretty thankful for a lot of stuff that's going on in my life right now - one big thank you goes out to all of those who have kept us free [relatively] for so long in this country -



- 26 July 2006 -





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- 25 July 2006 -

BA's Liner Notes for today's visit to Leandro's Reef:

1. Leandro shredded!

2. Neighborhood Grom got shacked.

3. A Whomper got gassed.

4. The locals were as hostile as ever!

5. There were some eyes wide shut - eyes that shouldda been shut - more

6. Team Booger Clown demonstrated the latest in hardware and software.



BA
- 24 July 2006 -
A few BA Liner Notes about today:

1. Foam Ball Snead got a great wave!

2. A Whomper got wind whomped!

3. My hero, Ron Popeil took me to Ronco Reef - and Ron, the inventor of the "Pocket Fisherman" the "Inside the Egg Scrambler" the "Dial O Matic" and my personal favorite, "GLH" [spray paint for the obfuscation of bald spots on the head] let me observe his team in action.

Ron had his team of Beta Testers performing final testing of his latest invention - the Human Powered Kelp Harvester - It seemed to work well for Photo Eddies, Boogers and for swimmers.









BA

- 23 July 2006 -

I had a great weekend...and, best of all, I didn't get kicked-out of the La Jolla Historical Society's Open House!

[ I hope it wasn't god setting me up for a "Now watch this..." ]





I took this photo this evening, entitled: "The Last Great Act of Defiance!"

BA

- 22 July 2006 -



I made a quick trip to the Alps of Switzerland, in La Jolla CA, for some Mountain Rescue Training.

Actually, I was only interested in grabbing some booze from the mini-kegs that the rescue dogs wear around their necks - I found out a couple of things:

1. There ain't much snow there [Switzerland, at least in the part where I was] in the summer

2. The dogs do a lot of baby sitting in the summer - and they [the dogs] ain't wearing no kegs -
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- 21 July 2006 -








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- 20 July 2006 -

Whew - got off work and made the Cannonball Run from Barstow to Needles, just in time to witness the largest wave to ever hit Native Son Rock and almost wash-away some kids and their stuff.

Naturally, their first concern was the health of their cell phone -

I did get to help them to refine their cell phone tossing techniques -

I told them that I just happen to work in the High Tech Industry, and soon we will be making the new Tsunami Proof Cell Phones.

Another group of kids was performing the Hula / Surfer Stomp -


As usual, Peter Wave Loch ripped:

The Whompers Went Wild:


And the sunset was shrouded by fog and industrial pollutants

BA

- 19 July 2006 -








Bullfrog Mountain TN photo taken by Surfinside Dot Com Matt


BA's Liner Notes:
I went all the way to BF Mountain today to get waves / photos.
Why the heck is Matt [surfinside dot com bigshot] always following me?
Maybe he just wants to torment me with his great photography and his long lens - I got camera / lens envy!
BA

- 18 July 2006 -

Lots of exciting action today at High Anxiety Reef:

High Anxiety Reef Photo by: Matt, Surfinside dot com Bigshot

as well as at Whomp Well Beach:

and lots of non-action today at No Anxiety Beach:

The action started early, about 7:00 AM at HAR.

Guy on longboard gets stuck inside, and, when a set came, rather than take a couple of waves on the head [after all, he'd roped to his board] in order to let the surfer riding the wave, longboard guy paddles directly into the path of the oncoming surfer. Then, even though the surfer made a world class turn to avoid the leashed longboarder, the longboarder, now caught broadside in the face of the wave, and he [longboarder] pushed his board away, sideways.

Surfer cuts back, and gets hit by the longboard

- WHEW - My vocabulary is too limited to try to describe all of this action, and most of you who go to my site can't read anyway, so just look at the stupid photos.

Result: Surfer gets ding in surfboard and his head. Longboard guy receives the obligatory "Welcome to Wind**Sea!" and came in - almost taking out another surfer on the inside.

Next bit of action: about 6:00 PM.

This action really got to me for two reasons:

1. I'm a parent - cripes - I'm a grandparent, and I watched my kids like a hawk when they were young.

2. A good friend of mine ruined - well not quite ruined - his new board trying to avoid hurting some kids who were playing in an area of shorebreak where they should not have been playing - There was, obviously, a total lack of parental control and parental common sense with regard to the kids' ground.

I suggested to their mom that maybe the kids should play in a safer area, her reply to me, was literally, EFFFFF YOU!

Result: JP's board needed emergency care at Roper's, Lifeguard Nicole had to tell the kids and mom, to move [for about the 100th time]


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It took the New York Times to 'splain to me, why I enjoy surfing:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Fitness-Surfing.html?_r=1&oref=...


Bring the Surfboard, the Body Will Follow
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: July 18, 2006
Filed at 4:04 p.m. ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The waves were flat at Ocean Beach, but Brian Bennett paddled out anyway. For Bennett, a surfer of 20 years, it didn't matter that he might not catch a single wave on this crisp sunny afternoon with no other surfers in sight. Surfing is what the 34-year-old ad salesman does for exercise.

''It's good to feel the electricity in the water,'' he said. ''It's like taking a couple energy drinks. I'm up, I'm alert, and I'm a happier person.''
It's not just the meditative mind trip that gets surfers in the water. Some die-hards are loath to admit it, but the sport's health benefits
are many.

Sinewy shoulders. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

Washboard abs. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

Improved cardiovascular health. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

Dedicated surfers accidentally build physiques that health-club acolytes would trade their memberships for. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

For most surfers, though, the reason for surfing is surfing itself, said Dr. Mark Renneker, an associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

The 54-year-old Renneker should know; he's a renowned big-wave rider himself.

''It's not a sport to them at all -- it's a way of life,'' he said. ''It's salubrious up the wazoo. You can't find anything that makes you as healthy.'' [BA sez: I don't know about a salubrious going up my wazoo, but if Renneker says it's [the salubrious going up the wazoo] good...that's me!']

Renneker frequently recommends surfing to non-surfers to treat high blood pressure, repetitive strain injuries and chemical addictions.

But the biggest benefit, he said, is cardiovascular.

Renneker said a surfer's heart rate can recover from intense activity as quickly as that of a triathlete, because of the focus on controlled breathing. He says asthmatics have also experienced improved respiratory functioning, and the sport's meditative effects can reduce stress even in the most anxious patients.

''It really is leaving the world, as it were, on land, and losing yourself in the rhythms of the ocean,'' he said. ''And that has been the draw of surfing since the beginning. And then to have a really physical training ... to really progress you have to surf three times a week.''

But it can also be dangerous. [BA sez: "Danger is my business!"]

Lance Harriman, 36, a surfer of nearly three decades and a San Francisco physical therapist, said top riders often limp into his practice with blown-out knees, shoulders and ankles.

Poor paddling technique can cause upper-body strain, and the water can be unforgiving to joints on big-wave wipeouts, Harriman said.

Many longtime surfers suffer from a shared malady: so-called ''surfer's ear'' that develops when bone grows in the ear canal from repeated wind
and water irritation, especially in colder climates. The surgery involves removing the bone.

But surfers are usually ferociously eager to get back on their boards.

''The fiends take this seriously,'' Harriman said. ''You dangle the carrot in front of them -- and that's getting back in the water -- and they work hard. Sometimes too hard.''

Harriman said many injuries can be prevented by simple stretching and strengthening exercises and attention to proper technique. Offseason
cross-training for underused lower-body muscles also helps.

But some longtime surfers scoff at the idea of injecting traditional sports training into a soulful, spur-of-the-moment passion.

Big-wave riders have always trained with breath-holding and strengthening exercises to survive tumbles from tall waves, but surfing's full-body workout is usually adequate for most others, said Bob Wise, 58, owner of Wise Surfboards in San Francisco.

''I can tell a guy's been surfing a lot when he walks through the door,'' he said. ''They don't have much leg muscle usually ... But they're broad in the shoulders. They're lean. You can't eat that much when you're out on the water three or four hours a day. You can just tell.'' [BA sez: "Wise described me to a T!"]

Wise has tried yoga to loosen a back stiffened from years of surfing and water-skiing.

But the ''best part about it was when it was over,'' he said, adding that he doubts younger surfers will ever stop to stretch as they're charging toward the beach.

''The kids aren't going to accept that. They're not into serenity,'' Wise said. ''You paddle out and you don't have to worry about North Korea firing missiles for an hour. You've got your own thing going.

You've got a wave to catch.''

BA's Liner Notes:
Don't believe everything you read - here, in Barrio La Jolla - the surf sucks, the water's ALWAYS polluted, and the locals are very hostile - my advice: If you don't surf, don't start, if you do surf, please stay away from me!

Oh yeah, one more thing, if you're actually reading the crapola I write, and if you don't see any kooks in the water, you probably are the kook!

- Or -
Maybe this is why I surf:


BA's Liner Notes:
"By the power vested to me - I now pronounce you man and wife!"
BA
- 18 July 2006 -

Lots of exciting action today at High Anxiety Reef:

High Anxiety Reef Photo by: Matt, Surfinside dot com Bigshot

as well as at Whomp Well Beach:

and lots of non-action today at No Anxiety Beach:

The action started early, about 7:00 AM at HAR.

Guy on longboard gets stuck inside, and, when a set came, rather than take a couple of waves on the head [after all, he'd roped to his board] in order to let the surfer riding the wave, longboard guy paddles directly into the path of the oncoming surfer. Then, even though the surfer made a world class turn to avoid the leashed longboarder, the longboarder, now caught broadside in the face of the wave, and he [longboarder] pushed his board away, sideways.

Surfer cuts back, and gets hit by the longboard

- WHEW - My vocabulary is too limited to try to describe all of this action, and most of you who go to my site can't read anyway, so just look at the stupid photos.

Result: Surfer gets ding in surfboard and his head. Longboard guy receives the obligatory "Welcome to Wind**Sea!" and came in - almost taking out another surfer on the inside.

Next bit of action: about 6:00 PM.

This action really got to me for two reasons:

1. I'm a parent - cripes - I'm a grandparent, and I watched my kids like a hawk when they were young.

2. A good friend of mine ruined - well not quite ruined - his new board trying to avoid hurting some kids who were playing in an area of shorebreak where they should not have been playing - There was, obviously, a total lack of parental control and parental common sense with regard to the kids' ground.

I suggested to their mom that maybe the kids should play in a safer area, her reply to me, was literally, EFFFFF YOU!

Result: JP's board needed emergency care at Roper's, Lifeguard Nicole had to tell the kids and mom, to move [for about the 100th time]


===================

It took the New York Times to 'splain to me, why I enjoy surfing:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Fitness-Surfing.html?_r=1&oref=...


Bring the Surfboard, the Body Will Follow
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: July 18, 2006
Filed at 4:04 p.m. ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The waves were flat at Ocean Beach, but Brian Bennett paddled out anyway. For Bennett, a surfer of 20 years, it didn't matter that he might not catch a single wave on this crisp sunny afternoon with no other surfers in sight. Surfing is what the 34-year-old ad salesman does for exercise.

''It's good to feel the electricity in the water,'' he said. ''It's like taking a couple energy drinks. I'm up, I'm alert, and I'm a happier person.''
It's not just the meditative mind trip that gets surfers in the water. Some die-hards are loath to admit it, but the sport's health benefits
are many.

Sinewy shoulders. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

Washboard abs. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

Improved cardiovascular health. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

Dedicated surfers accidentally build physiques that health-club acolytes would trade their memberships for. [BA sez: "That's me!"]

For most surfers, though, the reason for surfing is surfing itself, said Dr. Mark Renneker, an associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

The 54-year-old Renneker should know; he's a renowned big-wave rider himself.

''It's not a sport to them at all -- it's a way of life,'' he said. ''It's salubrious up the wazoo. You can't find anything that makes you as healthy.'' [BA sez: I don't know about a salubrious going up my wazoo, but if Renneker says it's [the salubrious going up the wazoo] good...that's me!']

Renneker frequently recommends surfing to non-surfers to treat high blood pressure, repetitive strain injuries and chemical addictions.

But the biggest benefit, he said, is cardiovascular.

Renneker said a surfer's heart rate can recover from intense activity as quickly as that of a triathlete, because of the focus on controlled breathing. He says asthmatics have also experienced improved respiratory functioning, and the sport's meditative effects can reduce stress even in the most anxious patients.

''It really is leaving the world, as it were, on land, and losing yourself in the rhythms of the ocean,'' he said. ''And that has been the draw of surfing since the beginning. And then to have a really physical training ... to really progress you have to surf three times a week.''

But it can also be dangerous. [BA sez: "Danger is my business!"]

Lance Harriman, 36, a surfer of nearly three decades and a San Francisco physical therapist, said top riders often limp into his practice with blown-out knees, shoulders and ankles.

Poor paddling technique can cause upper-body strain, and the water can be unforgiving to joints on big-wave wipeouts, Harriman said.

Many longtime surfers suffer from a shared malady: so-called ''surfer's ear'' that develops when bone grows in the ear canal from repeated wind
and water irritation, especially in colder climates. The surgery involves removing the bone.

But surfers are usually ferociously eager to get back on their boards.

''The fiends take this seriously,'' Harriman said. ''You dangle the carrot in front of them -- and that's getting back in the water -- and they work hard. Sometimes too hard.''

Harriman said many injuries can be prevented by simple stretching and strengthening exercises and attention to proper technique. Offseason
cross-training for underused lower-body muscles also helps.

But some longtime surfers scoff at the idea of injecting traditional sports training into a soulful, spur-of-the-moment passion.

Big-wave riders have always trained with breath-holding and strengthening exercises to survive tumbles from tall waves, but surfing's full-body workout is usually adequate for most others, said Bob Wise, 58, owner of Wise Surfboards in San Francisco.

''I can tell a guy's been surfing a lot when he walks through the door,'' he said. ''They don't have much leg muscle usually ... But they're broad in the shoulders. They're lean. You can't eat that much when you're out on the water three or four hours a day. You can just tell.'' [BA sez: "Wise described me to a T!"]

Wise has tried yoga to loosen a back stiffened from years of surfing and water-skiing.

But the ''best part about it was when it was over,'' he said, adding that he doubts younger surfers will ever stop to stretch as they're charging toward the beach.

''The kids aren't going to accept that. They're not into serenity,'' Wise said. ''You paddle out and you don't have to worry about North Korea firing missiles for an hour. You've got your own thing going.

You've got a wave to catch.''

BA's Liner Notes:
Don't believe everything you read - here, in Barrio La Jolla - the surf sucks, the water's ALWAYS polluted, and the locals are very hostile - my advice: If you don't surf, don't start, if you do surf, please stay away from me!

Oh yeah, one more thing, if you're actually reading the crapola I write, and if you don't see any kooks in the water, you probably are the kook!

- Or -
Maybe this is why I surf:


BA's Liner Notes:
"By the power vested to me - I now pronounce you man and wife!"
BA

- 17 July 2006 -




BA's Liner Notes:
Wipe Out Willy's pretty lucky! A little blood is better than a broken neck. He'll probably stay out of the whomp for a while.



BA

- 16 July 2005 -






I've known Ryder from before he was born - Ryder's dad, Ron, and I worked together on a skateboard safety program for kids - way back in the 1970's -



BA's Liner Notes:
I witnessed Lifeguard Nicole perform at least 6 unassisted rescues, between Turtles and Simmons, in about an hour - Nicole you rock!
BA

- 15 July 2006 -



BA's Liner Notes: "Leandro sez: "BA, chicks dig me 'cause I surf [much better than you ever did!]"







- 14 July 2006 -


BA's Liner Notes:
CB's spirits are remarkably high, considering his car just got into a fight with the 456th psycho-babe to invade The Lot this summer.



BA

- 13 July 2006 -






BA

- 12 July 2006 -



BA's Liner Notes:
Tim's one of the guys who can hang ten on a piece of crapola long board on one wave, paddle back out on a 7' single fin pin tail and catch good waves, and then paddle back out, again, on a 6' 2" thruster and rip some more -


BA's Liner Notes:
My friend, Mr. Miyagi, from Hawaii, has always wanted to get a "Tube Ride."
He [Mr. Miyagi]doesn't quite possess the skill set necessary to achieve his dream in the ocean, so we made a speed run to a secret spot near Salt Lake City, UT. The Chief of Standing Wave River helped Mr. Miyagi live his dream.

BA

- 11 July 2006 -





BA

- 10 July 2006 -


Third Reef - Outside Hogan's or maybe Coggan's
BA


- 09 July 2006 -

"Hey BA, we heard you got into a little trouble because of your selfish behavior on the 4th!"


Jeeze, I haven't heard from you guys [my conscience?] in a while - you been hiding out in someone else's head?

Anyway - for today, I was included in the Peer Review for Dennis' new board:


And then -I spent some quality "begging for forgiveness" time with Paige and the kids:


Then I made it back to The Arena just in time for another lousy sunset:

BA


- 08 July 2006 -





BA's Big Thrill for 2006 [so far]: and a Disclaimer:
- BIG THRILL -
A photos session at Hugh [Duckworth's] Playboy Mansion!
Playmates from left to right: Miss Jan, 2006; Miss Feb, 2006; Miss March, 2006; Miss April, 2006; Miss May, 2006; Miss June, 2006; Miss, opps how did HE squeeze in there - Mr. Playgirl, Jan 1806; Miss July, 2006; Mr. Playgirl, Feb 1806; Mr. Playgirl, March 1806; Mr. Playgirl, April 1806; Mr. Playgirl May, 1806.
- WHEW -
My knees are weak and my heart is still pounding - over stimulation from the babes [chicks dig me because I surf dot com], not from the old guys [geezers gone wild dot org]
- DISCLAIMER -
My luck, err, lack thereof, with females is well documented - it's pretty darn hard, if not impossible, for me to please ONE, much less a cornucopia of babes, so in the photos above, to which I've linked, rather than attempting to edit them, I just put them [the photos] all up.
If there is a photo or photos that does not meet or exceed the models' expectations, please let me know and I'll delete the offending photo[s]


This guy [Eric??] is from Brazil - a really nice guy, good surfer, and Peter King's friend - he [Brazil guy] also needs a new board!


BA


- 07 July 2006 -



Mike demonstrates the difference between a good sales rep and a GREAT sales rep!
BA


- 05 July 2006 -

Professional Actor

BA
- 04 July 2006 -









Actually, this is now the official "My Bud's a Karl" pose



When does one cease to be a grom??






The Shamu Totem always smiles after he has eaten a Harbor Seal or two, or three, or...by the way, where was he [Shamu] when Joey needed him?
And yeah, I know, Shamu is a female, big deal, as long as the whales eat the seals!

BA

- 03 July 2006 -




BA


- 02 July 2006 -




BA

01 July 2006


I took about 7,090,863,472.5 photos today - I ain't about to go through them and cull the good, bad and ugly!

So:

1. If you want to look at the photos, good luck, and I hope you're not on a dial-up connection.

2. If you're offended by any of the photos, please let me know which one[s] and I'll delete it [them]


What a Great Country - Truly the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave!


Top Secret Water Photos


Air Show Winner


Rubber Boat Winners


Whew - Day's Over
BA
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