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- Entries for November 2006 -
- 30 November 2006 -

La Jolla Sunset

Patrick

La Jolla Sunrise


- 29 November 2006 -
Red Mountain for Mac!

Josh  John  Jake  Eric


- 28 November 2006 -

BA's Liner Notes:
Almost every day, I receive an email that reads something like this:
Why do you always take photos of the same places, and give these places stupid names?
Why do you make fun of beginning surfers, or the Photo-Op People, or people getting hurt, or falling down on the rocks or...?
Well boys and girls, it's really simple.
I live in zip code 92037 - somewhere between a Bird Rock and a Hard Place -
It has become a joke the lengths some will go NOT to name surf places - EXCEPT for Tourmaline -
I wake up every morning stoked to take on the new day -
I never know what is gonna happen between my house and my office - or between my office and my house.
My day starts about 4 am - regardless of the time of year - and I wrap it up right after sunset - regardless of the time of year
If I could control sunrise / sunset, I would like to have the sun rise at 4:00 am and set at 6:00 pm
Luckily - for me - my heart still pounds when I drive down Palomar and see white water - or when I drive down Torrey Pines and see waves breaking outside of Scripps Pier.
On the days that I post photos of good waves - I probably surfed before or after I took the photos - I'd much rather surf than photo

I'm not some guy cruising around looking for photo opportunities, of which to cap on others, I don't have to look for the photo ops - they seem to come to me -

I try to avoid any publicity, at all cost, and I certainly would NEVER try to attract attention, however, sometimes, the paparazzi does look for me, and I become their poster child
I'm the guy who was a beginning surfer back in the 1950's - I know what a struggle it is -
I've been hung from The Shack, duct-taped to my board, stuffed into trash cans, rolled down the bluffs...
I'm the guy who has been injured - I know it ain't a lot of fun - I've had to deal with cancer - that ain't NO fun!
I'm an old guy - I'm in my 60's - so I can laugh at the younger ones - and I almost feel sorry for those who are around my age and seem to have lost their all important joie de vivre
I have three grown sons, so I learned a little about being a father
Today, I tried to rescue a bird - even though I've been attacked by a bird
I've fallen down on the rocks - so I can laugh at others who do -
I've been a rescuer, as well as a rescuee -
I'm not too keen on telling people that they are in potentially dangerous situations - but for some reason I do it anyway.
More to follow - maybe -
BA


Christmas Card Photo Op



- 27 November 2006 -

La Jolla sunset

The Shack

La Jolla Shores Sunrise


- 26 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes:
The Arena this afternoon was dominated by Bird Rocker Groms, and Groms Eric, Nick and Jake.

By pure luck, I took a photo of an obviously non-grom. Apparently, she's a BioTech Babe and is getting her doctorate in Bio-Genius stuff - maybe she or others of her generation will discover the cure for all that ails my generation??
BA
La Jolla Sunset

ShackleFords

Bird Rocker

Eric

Jake

Nick


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Mutant Harbor Seal

Pterodactyl Reef





- 27 November 2006 -

La Jolla sunset

The Shack

La Jolla Shores Sunrise


- 26 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes:
The Arena this afternoon was dominated by Bird Rocker Groms, and Groms Eric, Nick and Jake.

By pure luck, I took a photo of an obviously non-grom. Apparently, she's a BioTech Babe and is getting her doctorate in Bio-Genius stuff - maybe she or others of her generation will discover the cure for all that ails my generation??
BA
La Jolla Sunset

ShackleFords

Bird Rocker

Eric

Jake

Nick


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Mutant Harbor Seal

Pterodactyl Reef





- 25 November 2006 - AM Coppertones / PM Headhunters
BA's Liner Notes: PM at Headhunters -
Besides the FoamBall Riding Event, Randy competed in Vertical Spray Making - The spray in this photo must be going approximately 45.3459687012 feet high
Dennis Frank made it safely around Punta Hurta and rode a macker all the way to Kolmar
John Doljanin went into the tube, off the lip, and even straight in
There was also a vain attempt at the virtually impossible Colonoscopy by Thruster
- AND -
As always, the sunset was shrouded by warships from Switzerland and Limos can go, where I would be towed
BA
Randy - Foamballer - Lind


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BA's Liner Notes: AM at Coppertones -
Now I know why Michelle had to get married!
Team Murphy, err, Team San Dieguito Orthopaedic Medical Group, err, Team Broken Ribs, err, Team Scotty was well represented
Team Clairemont, thanks to a strong showing by TSG, won both Team and Individual Championships
BA

La Jolla sunrise


- 24 November 2006 -

BA's Liner Notes:
Dale totally shredded Dale's Reef
The Box claimed another one
Proof positive, this guy's the perfect customer for my #1 selling t-shirt: "Chicks dig me 'cause I surf dot com"
Rob caught all the bombs, then, safely onshore, he offered the traditional "Welcome to Wind***Sea" salute
George pulled into a nasty wedger
Hey John, look behind you
The competition was tight at The Shores between Joel and Kevin
Michelle's smile lights-up a cloudy morning
Bird's interpretation of the Derek Ho Pipeline Pump
BA

La Jolla sunset

Dr. Julie's Reef

Dale's

Dale's

Kevin Connelly



- 23 November 2006 -

BA Liner Notes: SoftTops1    SoftTops2    SoftTops3
Another great La Jolla family - Paul's family I know this ain't the whole clan - John Paul's surfing - but it's still a handful -

Sometimes getting in ain't easy - I can get away with joking about it 'cause these could have easily been ME - in fact I'm sure it has been, in the past

Sasha gets better rides on his back, than most do vertically
Sushi for the gulls
Danni discovers her i-Pod ain't waterproof
Rescue 911 - I went to The Casa and notified the Life Guards about these divers
BA
John Snead

Teddy

Matt

Sasha



- 22 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes - This is just a starter course: The Arena PM 1  The Arena PM 2   The Arena PM 3  La Jolla Shores AM
Another great bunch of La Jollans: Buddy, Tim and Team Littlemore in The Penalty Box
There may be a time and place where one's surfing skills may be a bit lacking
Junior's board survives where no board - ever - had survived
Spanky proves that chicks dig him 'cause he surfs
John Winick with yet another Slicer / Dicer creation
Photographer babe makes the connection

Groms Joey and Warren say: "Hey BA we're gonna rip Mi**les, take our photos!" - BA to Groms: You'll never get out there" Proof: BA was right they were short by about 100 yards

Grom Nick almost sacrificed himself for the camera
Team Connelly dominated The White House Rights at 6:30 AM
BA











- 21 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes - LJ Shores AM -

As always, another fog / industrial pollutant shrouded morning at The Shores - we haven't had a clear sunrise in more than 27 years!

The hostile locals included:
Ron Jones
Doug Jones
Markus Jones
Dan Jones
Mario Jones
David "Chicks dig me 'cause I surf" Jones
Cell Phone John "Surf The Shores, it's always the best place in SD County, and shop at South Coast WindanSea" Jones
Surf Babe "Oh No, I'm Jonesing For You" Jones
Anitra Jones
Crop Circle, err, Sand Circle Maker Jones
BA




Doug Jones

Ron Jones

La Jolla sunrise


- 20 November 2006 -

La Jolla sunset



Looking South



- 19 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes - Not a bad Sunday - But First -
Another BA disclaimer:
I went to a bunch of other surf related web sites just to ensure that my photos, words, etc. were still PG rated.
At least in my opinion - they are [PG at the worst] so I guess my Welcome to Wind**Sea photos are not that bad after all.
Surfer Mag dot com actually allows the F-Bomb on their message board - if I did that I'd probably have the censors knocking at my door
As always, too many photos - not enough BA patience for effective editing - so - no surprise - out of focus and totally inane albums:

- The Shores -
A welcome visit by one of my favorite surf families - Team Frankel
A welcome visit by Team Eddie Taylor
Another reason I would love to be a Surf Diva instructor
The Cabbage Patch / Salad Bowl is back
The Arena - One and Two
Team OB visited The Arena [1st Timers] with Zack, OB Grom One, OB Grom Two, and Mutant Seal Boy [I warned you not to drink the OB water]
La Jolla has lost a real classic character
Taylor poses for PlayGirl Mag
Team Trouble, Charter Members Sterling, John, John Jr., Taylor
Team Trouble cleared the area, and they allowed only Team Cadu to surf with them
Team Tee shredded
Team Tad hung 'em again
Team Mike was stoked - congratulations on the path report by the way!
Team Great Hands
BA
Bird Rock sunset

Sterling

Zack

Jeff Moore

- 18 November 2006 -

BA's Liner Notes: Sandwiched between surfing and working a couple of hours, I attended this:

CCI
[If listening to the wonderful stories about the program doesn't tear your heart out - you just ain't human!]

Following Graduation - way too many photos again, but here's a start:
LJ Snores PM
Arena 1
Arena 2
Arena 3
Plus Mike and Melinda's granddaughter, Maile
BA


John Noris



Emery

If I had taken this photo 35 years ago, I'd swear the surfer would have been Black Butch - Mark Scales


- 17 November 2006 -

La Jolla sunset

Mark

Nick



La Jolla Shores Sunrise



- 16 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes:

6:15 am LJ Shores, and Mario has to avoid some of his am co-surfers
6:20 am LJ Shores - we were calling this stance The Stinkbug more than 50 years ago

Photo-Op time in The Arena, I actually lent a hand to this photo shoot [I was Sunblocker Best Boy and Key Griper, err, Key Gripper]
Somehow, Ian ALWAYS positions his board to best pimp his sponsors
Grom Nick offers some flying lessons to a Grom Gull
Lucas is looking for his board and sez: "Skip's riding my board, and he's not wearing a leash."
Lucas sez: "Oh no, my board's flying in the air...there it is"
Lucas sez: "Gimme my board back, whew, unscathed, thank you!"

What Arena surf day would be complete without the participation of additional Grom Arenians including:

Grom Matty
Grom Ian
Grom Skip
Grom Eric
Grom Gaggle
Grom Jake

Of course Zach and Eric caught their share, CB gave photo advice, and the sunset was, as always, shrouded by industrial pollutants and smokestacks.
BA
La Jolla Sunset

Ian Rotgans

Lucas

Grom Nick

La Jolla Sunrise



- 15 November 2006 -
Arena One    Arena Two     Arena Three    Sand In - Sand Out    AM LJ Shores

La Jolla Sunset

Josh

Emery

Sebe

Star Struck

Sand In - Sand Out

Michelle



- 14 November 2006 -


Album 1    Album 2    Album 3

Ian Rotgans

Taylor

WindanSea Grom


- 13 November 2006 -

BA's Liner Notes:

I was gonna write a bunch of stuff about The Circus, err the Photo Ops coming to The Arena last Sunday, or

About how good the surf was on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, or

About how some things are just meant to be / there's a reason for things to be, or

About how stoked I am that I'm in The Mag again, not the cover but good for another 40 years or so of ego stroking [thanks Surfer Mag for 80 years of egocentricity, not too bad] or

About Sand In - Sand Out of The Arena -

- OUCH -

Too much thinking and not enough doing

It took more than enough time just to attempt to put today's photos and words into:

The Jake and Eric Story, err, The Eric and Jake Story, err, The Groms Gone Wild Story, err, The Whompers Gone Wild Story, err, The Boogers Gone Wild Story, err, The Chicks Dig Us 'Cause We Surf Story - I give up - no way - here's the easy way:
Album 1  -   Album 2   -   Album 3   -   Album 4   -   Album 5  -  Album 6
By the way, I did not encourage Jake or Eric to challenge the waves - Right Tony?? - all I heard was:
"Hey BA, watch this one!"
"Hey BA, did you get that one?"
BA

La Jolla Sunrise

Eric sez: "My dad's the best doc in La Jolla!"

Jake sez: "Buy real estate from my dad!"

Jake sez: "Buy real estate from my dad, Tony!"

Sacramento Delta Surfing

Patrick and Jake Battle

Jake sez: "Now what am I gonna do?"

La Jolla sunset




- 12 November 2006 -

La Jolla Sunset

Don't Open This Page [censored]

Mike sez: "Shop at Hangar 94!"






- 11 November 2006 -

La Jolla Sunset

La Jolla Rainbow

Mitch



- 10 November 2006 -

La Jolla Sunset

Kyle Miller




Jake

Rory

Richard Kenvin


- 09 November 2006 -

La Jolla Sunset


John


- 08 November 2006 -

John Noris

Richard Kenvin

Brenden??

Gulf of Mexico


- 07 November 2006 -
La Jolla Sunset

Gulf of Alaska


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BA's Liner Notes: AM at The Shores
Larry Crow [the other half of the Twin Towers] is probably one of the most graceful surfers that I know - I don't know many surfers, so maybe my vote doesn't count?
He rarely falls-off, even when he charges Outside Archie's or The Whitehouse Rights -
If I had his balance, grace, and skills, to counter act my lack thereof, I might have become a halfway decent surfer - someday??
BA


Larry Crow at La Jolla ShoresLarry Crow



"Hey BA, where have you been?? We heard you got a new board last week. Did you sneak down to Tourmaline to hang with your fellow kooks, and try to figger-out how to stand-up again? Your readership of three [the Swiss babes and an inmate-ette at Las Colinas] must be getting restless. Don't even try to tell us that someone actually misses your biting, err, toothless social commentary and terribly out of focus photos!"

"Naw, I spent most of Friday driving from Bird Rock, to Sorrento Mesa, to the end of Point Loma, to North Park, and finally out to El Cajon - all that driving just to enjoy the banter of dentists and their assistants as I relished the pleasure of a couple of emergency root canals."

- 05 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes - 05 Nov 06 - PM
Despite the lingering affects of dual root canals and ensuing infection, I managed to stumble down to what is normally an area of uncrowded, no surf bliss -

- HOWEVER -

Today just happened to be the Day of The Turtles - The celebration of another year of life - As the hatchlings grow into the precarious pre-teen years and the return to their Turtle Roots -

[As always, there was an uninvited, un-guest - Cobra Head 05 Nov 2006]
[As always, there was an uninvited, even more lethal, un-guest - Cobra Head 05 Nov 2005]

They, the Turtle Hatchlings included:
Birthday Boy Lucas
Birthday Boy Matty
Grom Nick, not Joel Nick
360 Jake
Hunter
Mikey Myers - how'd he slip into this clutch
Skip
Joey
The Pre-Teenage Non-Mutant [as long as they don't drink the water] Turtles [what kind of mischief are they into now]
Just south of the Turtle Pool is the Big Kids' Pool - aka Jenny Hill Reef -

Some of the big kids here may have actually contributed to the slightly crowded surf conditions there:

Tim
Not Joel - it's Nick
Jenny's husband, Randy Hill, err Lind
Johnny [Invest in Real Estate NOW!!]
Tony [Invest in Real Estate NOW!!]
Tad
GT
Patrick
BA
Matty

Tim Bessell


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BA's Liner Notes - 05 Nov 06 - AM
Finally, a bit of north swell at Dale's Place -
I was hoping to see our own Twin Towers [Long Tall Larry / Two Sport Dale] ripping the huge lefts [Archie's Lefts] apart
- BUT -
I only saw one of the two surfing this morning
Long Tall Larry was probably recovering from the insane work load he, recently, has shouldered -
Luckily for us, however, Two Sport took some time away from the local barrio basketball courts where he is always willing to demonstrate his dunking abilities with his 48" vertical, err, horizontal lay-back slide.

Dr. Dale Glaser


- 04 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes:

Lots of action today,with waves so unbelievably great, that even I, despite the incredible pain from the 2 - that's right - TWO root canals performed on me yesterday - caught a few on my new Floundering Fish Surfboard.
DJ was so stoked that he landed this death defying lip-basher, that he celebrated with one of his famous Scud Launches
The target, none other than Spicoli, err, Comstock.
It seems that Comstock had been taking up space in the lineup for two [2] hours, without catching a wave -
So, the right thing to do, according to Mr. Hand from CHS [Clairemont High School], no, not CMH [County Mental Health] was to rid the area of placeholders, DJ obliged with:
Lift-off
It was just a bit off course
However, after mid-stroke correction - right on target
In other, but certainly just as dramatic, La Jolla Shores newsworthy events, the members of the Good Hands Club were demonstrating the right way - "Old School" - to position one's hands:
DJ
Bird
GT
Wayne
The Genome Project and DNA research hit new heights with the disclosure that EMO and Bird are actually twin brothers, separated at birth.

Of course, the kids were hanging five and a heel or two.
BA
DJ's Launch


- 03 November 2006 -

Quiggs



- 02 November 2006 -
La Jolla Sunset

DJ

La Jolla Sunrise


- 01 November 2006 -
BA's Liner Notes:

The following quote would have been a useful sermon this evening in The Arena's lineup:

"...when you hit a lineup what you should try and do is "read" the people. Try and understand what type of rider each of them are. Surfing is admittedly a selfish pursuit, and the less waves other people catch, the more opportunities for you..."
I cribbed the above from my friend Neal Miyake - here's the rest:

http://www.aroundhawaii.com/leisure/reviews/neal_miyake/2006-11_tlrtriders.htm
BA
La Jolla Sunset


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