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- 30 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes -
Note 1. Otter Rocks:
There is a world of difference between kids who grow up around the surf - kids who surf and swim regularly in fairly dangerous waters - kids whose water skills are sharpened by the type of play the La Jolla Otters are exhibiting at Otter Rocks today; and those kids who may have never even been in the ocean in their lives.

I can speak from my own experiences growing up around the ocean - before we were 14 years old, we knew every rock, reef, tidepool, within bicycle range of our houses - we understood the tides, currents, wave action. If we had lived in the desert, or mountains, we would have been doing the same type of exploring, different geography, but our adventures would have been equally as exciting.
Note 2. The Arena - can't remember a couple of the other stars' names - that's why I gotta start a Wind**Sea High School Annual.
Album 1 - Starring: Ian | Jacob | Mikey | Andrew | Zac | Will
Album 2 - Starring: Zac | Mikey | Battling Groms [Warren & Jacob]  | Lucas
Album 3 - Starring: Ian | Andrew | Zac |
Otter Rocks - Starring: Warren | Jacob | Lucas
BA
Otters

Zac

Ian

Mike Meyers

Andrew


- 29 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - AM at Buzz and Shane's Reef | PM in The Arena -
The AM Fiasco Starring: John Snead | Hey, Bobby, better turn around

By the way - I gotta confess, as usual I did get caught inside today - and I did ditch my board -

I got dragged backwards all the way to where Snead was paddling out - Snead sez: "BA, you see that guy out there ditch his board?"

BA sez: "That guy was me, and yes, I am starting to cry like a little gi, errrr, a little baby!"
Dudes - the wave that broke on my head was at least a 300 foot [BA Scale] wave, [Hawaiian Scale, probably closer to a 3 foot wave]
Luckily for me, Matt, the big shot from Surf Inside dot Com, told me the ONLY photo he took of me this morning was the one where I was ditching my board - and he assured me that he would not post the photo - WHEW - thanks, Matt!
BA
Thom

Shane Bonner



- 28 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - Quite a day [with ba] today!
[1]  Beach [Slavin Photo] Marshalling for La Jolla Shores Surfing Association's Menehune Surfing Contest - Not many photos, photo card is somewhere in The Arena - John Slavin will have some great photos of the event these are just a preview: 1   2   3

[2]  85th Anniversary Celebration at La Jolla High School - No photos, card is somewhere in The Arena

[3]  Almost ANOTHER tragedy at Flat Rock:
After I left the Big Shot Celebration at LJHS, I went to The Arena for another adventure [every day I surf is an adventure either for me or those who dare to get close to me]

First stop was The Penalty Box, and I could not believe that some dad had taken his two kids out on to Flat Rock -

There was a bit of surf and the tide was coming in -

Dad allows one kid to go out on the ledge above the Native American Totem

Wave washes the kid off the ledge

I threw my camera down, emptied my pockets of the EIGHT gig card and a spare Canon battery, and I was ready to jump into the water

The kid got washed all the way around the rock and climbed back up on top of the rock.

Naturally, I couldn't see the kid from where I was, but others did, and there were suddenly a lot of potential rescuers, including the lifeguard all the way from The Shack.

Final Result[s]
(a) The kid was okay,  (b) I got more photos of parental idiocy, (c) and all it cost me was my 8 gig card and battery - I mustta given them [the pocket contents] quite a toss in my dash to the kid [if anyone finds an 8 gig card and a Canon battery, please return them, I'm pretty easy to find]
[4] The waves were pretty good too, so after my Rescue Dash: Arena Surfing   Starring:  Team Headhunter | Team Indy
BA






- 26 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - Roper and I were sitting in the Arena Sky Boxes, high above Jenny Hill Reef.

We were watching some kid surfing at a level far superior to Machado's. Roper sez: "Who is that guy?" BA sez: "RL!"
PM Album 1 - Starring:
PM Album 2 - Starring:
PM Album 3 - Starring: Waterfall Follies
La Jolla Sunset

Utah

Randy Lind

Dred John

LJ Shores
============

Let the "We hate you BA" mail begin - for about the 10,000th time!

This story's been circulating for a while, but I had to laugh when I read this quote from a volunteer who accused an elephant seal of murder:

"This bull does straight-out murder," said Keary Sorenson of Sebastopol, a former surfer who volunteers for government and nonprofit agencies in Sonoma County. "A week ago, I saw him chase down a female harbor seal, use chest blows to crush her, then bare his upper canine teeth and drive them down onto her head and back."
All I can say is if animals [non-human] can be charged with murder, you're gonna need a lot more jails.

I'm surprised the Seal Naz*s at Seal Crapola Pool aren't drawing some lines in the sands of Sonoma, opps, I forgot - elephant seals are protected too -

Now What?

I ask you: My god, aren't the lives of dozens of poor little harbor seals worth the life of one crazed elephant seal?

Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, Nibbles would make a great new attraction at Seal Crapola Pool - I'm donating the big $$ to the Save Nibbles Fund.

Come on down to La Jolla, Nibs, you'd be one of many protected species -

Of course my fallback position still is:
"Nuke the harbor seals, save Nibbles, save the sharks!"
BA


- 25 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - I left my camera with Jacky while I retrieved my auto from the Oil Change Place on LJ Blvd.

She blasted-off about 100 photos, and Jacky's photos are really good.

The only one I scrapped was the one of me that Jacky took - other than that, I did not delete any of her photos - naturally, her photos featured her LJ High School surfing classmates, and some of the Muirlands Middle School groms

My photos, as usual were terrible, more than 60% of the photos I took ended-up on the cutting room floor.
Photos By Jacky 1
Photos By Jacky 2

Photos By BA 1
Photos By BA 2
Photos By BA 3
Photos By BA 4 - Starring: Lucas at Boat Wakes
BA
Emery

Lucas


- 24 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes
Album 1 Starring: Jacob's Dad | Teddy - Why did I drink all that coffee this morning - C
Album 2 Starring: Taylor's Dad
Album 3 Starring: Birth Control Reef Claims Another Victim | Ian | Air Grom Lucas | Air Emery | Air Ian
Album 4 Starring: Another Lousy Bird Rock Sunset | Wave Claim at The Lounge
BA
Josh

Great Lakes Surfing

Mike

Logo

Emery

Hunter

Joey

Keil Miller



- 23 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - PM in The Arena
Starring: Ian | Peter Wave Loch | Eric | Josh and a supporting cast of thousands
BA
La Jolla Sunset

Ian Rotgans


- 22 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes -
Good waves at O-Side today - The Surf Parents watched their Middle Schoolers dominate the line-up!
Starring: Proud Surf Dad Patrick | Team Jackie 

Not Starring: My camera - the "Auto Focus" motor went out on either my lens or camera - now what?

I need all the "Auto" stuff possible for my photo-ing - maybe I'll just go back to Waterproof Fuji Disposables [cameras that is]
BA
Oceanside




- 21 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - Quite a day today:
La Jolla Shores in the morning - Starring:
DJ and Go Go Gomez [Go-Go Demonstrates the Classic Velzy Nose Tweak]
Sand In Sand Out in The Arena - Starring:
The results of Global Warming or maybe Global Cooling or maybe 'cause of the swamp gas [victim] expelled by all the rescued Harbor Seals?
Surfing at South Otters - Starring: Eric and friends

The Groms were bank sliding at Otters - These are the same rocks that I played on more than 50 years ago -
Otters 1
Otters 2
Some of son Eric's baseball students were dueling at La Jolla High's Baseball Field.
Jimmy Filter is a heck of surfer and baseballer | Jimmy's mom [Cecilia] and Eric | Shameless Pimpage: Shop Cecilia's Bird Rock Bikini
More afternoon surf at South Otters - Starring:
A whale was just outside the line-up - pretty rare sight.
Peter Wave Loch 
Thomas
BA
La Jolla Sunset

Whale Ho

Otter Hunter

South Otters

Sand In - Sand Out in La Jolla

Augie Doggie


- 20 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - Some interesting weather this afternoon - Plus the The Filters - interesting as always!
Not bad surf this morning - the crack photo journalists from SurfInside.com were on the spot - luckily Lake Murray doesn't get this good very often.
BA
Arena Sunset

Arena Rainbow


- 19 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
PM
AM LJ Shores
BA

LJ Shores


- 18 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes -
I've been telling you kids out there in surf land for a long time - you wanna surf on what appears to be a Victory at Sea day - don't look at the whole ocean.
Just look at the faces of the waves you'll be riding.

These groms [Ian, Taylor, Thomas and friends] figgered it out all by themselves - they didn't sit around and cry about how bad the surf was - They probably got as good surf as anyone in Nebraska.

Album 1  Sand In - Sand Out Starring: Timmy and his new friends
Album 2  Starring:  Ian Vs The Grand Canyon | Welcome to Wind**Sea
Album 3  Starring:  Ian's Remarkable Recovery from a Near Death Experience on Censored Reef  
Album 4  Starring:  Mutant Bird Rock Pelican  
BA
Bird Rock Sunset

Grom Ian

Taylor

Thomas

Sand In - Sand Out


- 17 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:

Album 1 - Starring: Sand In - Sand Out | Grom Skippy Vs Mutant Pelican | Grom Jacob

Album 2 - Starring: Grom - I made this wave - Lucas | Mini Bulky Boy | Large Grom Brad | Adam |  El Cajon Surf Spy

Album 3 - All Photos By Celebrity Surf Photographer Grom Joey - Starring:
  Grom Erik | Grom Skip's Wave Claim | Grom Bub | Grom Big Bad Brad

Album 4 - All Photos By Celebrity Surf Photographer Grom Joey - Starring:
   Grom Lucas | Grom - lend me a hand - Jacob | Grom Lucas [again] | Grom Skip

Album 5 - All Photos By Celebrity Surf Photographer Grom Joey - Starring: Grom Jacob | Grom Patrick

Album 6 - Starring:
  Grom Abuse | Minnesota - the great lakes rule - Mark | Peter Wave Loch | Tony Surfs the Hard Rock Barrel | Grom Patrick

BA
Adam


- 16 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
Album 1 - Starring: Early AM drama at The Cove  | Jacob  | Ian  | Sand In Sand Out | Polliwogs, err, Gromiwogs
Album 2 - Starring: Tyler | Jacob | Dancing with A Star  |  Brady - BEFORE - Getting Rammed
Album 3 - Starring: Brady - AFTER - Getting Rammed  |  Mike | Peter Wave Loch | Zac  |  Rasta John
Album 4 - Starring:
      Mini Bulky Boy  | Peter Wave Loch  | Matty sez: "Hey Ryan, follow me - as long as you're with me, the locals won't pick on you!"  
BA
Ryan and Matty

Tyler

Zac

Ian Rotgans


- 15 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
Today's Stars Include:
Hostile Locals - The Shros and Pittsburgh John
BA

- 14 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes -
PM - Starring: Mini Bulky Boy | Brian Boaz | Minnesota Mark | Rasta John | Tim and Kyle Kessler
AM - La Jolla Shores Starring: The EM & TG Dance | Sam | Jack Cassidy | JP | Matt - and a support cast of thousands
BA
La Jolla Sunset

Bulky Boy

John Paul

Sam

Emo - Terry


- 13 April 2007 -    
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BA's Liner Notes -
Jackie, err, Jacke, err, Jacque, err, Jacky took most of the good photos today - even though I'm gonna take credit for them [the good photos]

Lottsa Stars - I just grabbed the photos as I went thru 'em - My head's about to asplode - I'm begging you - don't hate me 'cause I didn't STAR you - Please let me continue to surf in Lake Murray!
AM Starring: Keil M
PM 1 Starring: Jacob - Welcome to Wind**Sea - Andrew W - Brad and Friend
PM 2 Starring: Ryan B - Emery
PM 3 Starring: Peter WaveLoch - Tim Graham - Emery - John and Linda
PM 4 Starring: Ryan B - Zac - Colburn - SkippyChicks Dig Me ['cause I Surf] Wave Claim  -  Mickey
PM 5 Starring: Welcome to Wind**Sea - George
PM 6 Starring: Ryan B - Rasta John -
BA
Ryan Bracker

Zac

Peter Wave Loch

Ryan Bracker

Jacob

Keil Miller


- 12 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - 12 April 2007:
There are more than a few reasons why I could / would never be a professional Photo Eddy.
I could not afford the initial investment in training and equipment.
I couldn't take the pressure of not having the photos meet the expectations of the client.
Case in point:

1. Pretty blown-out this afternoon - so I figger I'd snap a few photos and then go to my palace in Bird Rock and try for the 10,123,179th time to organize the photos in this lousy website.
2. Just as I'm leaving The Lot I start to watch a surf babe set-up shop under The Shack - she got my attention
3. Turns out, Simone is from Brazil, and she wants to shoot a mini video of her visit to Wind**Sea and upload it [the video] to YouTube.
4. Being the nice guy I am, I offer to help - I'll shoot the video with her camera [of course I've never shot video before, much less with a point and shoot camera]
5. Anyway, CB wanted to help, too - CB took this photo of Simone and me - she [Simone] tried to escape like this one and her friend, but couldn't break away.
6. To make a long story short - I thought I did a pretty good job of videoing - we actually did 3 takes
7. CB the Roadie
8. Turns out I didn't do a very good job - the gentle part of the email from Simone:
BILL!!! YOU DIDN'T RECORD THE MOVIE!!!
I offered to do a re-shoot, but I don't think that's gonna happen.

BA

- 11 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes 1:
I wanted to spend some quality time with my surf buds in The Lot - SO - I loaned my camera to Jackie, err, Jacke, err, Jacque, err, Jacky.

She wanted to take a few photos of her surfing schoolmates at The Rock. She started with a few Arena photos and then she headed south.

Summer, err, Somer, err, Sumer was Jacky's very capable assistant.

Note on J's Photos:

1. I told J that I would not delete any photos she took - so being true to my word - I didn't even the delete the photos of ME - ouch - I never shouldda given her shutter control.
J1 Starring: Joe Roper - Dan Ryan -
J2 Starring: Grom Ian - Not Where You Want To Be -
More of my out of focus - under exposed - over exposed photos:
A 1 Starring: The Shores - The Fishery - South Forbiddens
A 2 Starring: Grom Hunter - Tommy Wolfe is a dork Reef Bombs
A 3 Starring: Tom
BA
Hunter

Hunter

Hunter

Welcome to The Rock

Dan Ryan

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

La Jolla Shores


- 10 April 2007 -
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"Hey BA - we didn't see you out in the water today, were you too scared to paddle-out? Are you turning into one of those Bench of Despair / 10,000 Reasons Why I Didn't Surf Today babies?"

I said in my big shot TV Interview that when I feel that I'm in the way, or if I'm a hazard to the good surfers in the water, I'm staying on shore.

Today was one of those days -

By the time I got there [the place north of Seaweed Gulch] late in the afternoon, I didn't want any part of it!

I was very content to stay safe and dry on the bluff and watch the La Jolla surfers perform like I only wish I could have when I was their age!

Even Groms were pulling into some bombs - and I think that Groms Patrick and Taylor caught some of the biggest waves I saw there.

BA's Liner Notes:

PM 1 Starring: Was the pleasure worth the pain? - Grom Ian? - Grom Joey - And More
PM 2 Starring: Grom Patrick? - Gulch Mush - Booger Salad - And More
PM 3 Starring: Grom Taylor - And More
PM 4 Starring: More and More
PM 5 Starring: More and More
BA
La Jolla Reef

Joey

Grom Ian

Seaweed Gulch


- 09 April 2007 -
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PM 1 - Starring: LJ Shores Wave Claim - Lifeguard Mark - Grom Gathering - Teddy - I ain't no Shores Guy - Cassidy
PM 2 - Starring: Lifeguard Mark - Grom Nick - Grom Erik
PM 3 - Starring: Grom Nick - Peter Wave Loch - Lifeguard Mark - Harley
PM 4 - Starring: Zac - K i before e or is it e before i except after c l Miller - Grom Jon
PM 5 - Starring: Grom Jon - Joe, err, Marco, College - Dad Andrew
BA
Teddy Cassidy


- 08 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
AM South Wind Shores Starring: Jack - Mad Jack - Tommy Ortner
PM Reef Bombs
BA
La Jolla Reef


- 07 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
Whew!
More Waves - AND -
Surf Stars Included: Team Bessell -  Jon -  Marco sez: "This is how I surf at The Lane"  -  Bird Rock Mutant Pelican
BA
Team Bessell


- 06 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
Among Today's Action:  Arthritic Point Ripper  -  Dale -  Eddie -  Teddy  -   Boards break/ The stoke doesn't
BA
Glen


- 05 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes
AM - Starring: MBA Mike - Bird - Devon - Jeff
BA
Bird Rock Sunset

Seaweed Gulch


- 04 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes -
AM 1 Starring: Devon - Scot - Phil - Kit -
PM 1 Starring: Roger - Ian - The Artist Known as E-Rock - John Slavin -
PM 2 Starring: Erik - Ian - Derek - Roger - Scot B - Kevin - Joey - Teddy Cassidy - Junior - Warren & Lucas - Lifeguard Mark
PM 3 Starring: Shorebreak Bomb - Alex - Deborah - Deborah - Matty sez: "Chicks Dig Me 'Cause I Surf!" - Lucas sez: "Chicks Dig Me 'Cause I Surf!"
PM 4 Starring: E-Rock - George & Derek - Kevin -
PM 5 Starring: Mark Ruhle - Roger - Flying Fish - Joey
PM 6 Starring: Roger - Aaron - Kit - Mickey
PM 7 Starring: Escapee From CMH - Andrew - Mark Ruhle - JPM - Teddy Cassidy - John - Judge B - Joey - Ian - Jason
BA
Erik Somers

George - Derek

"BA why do you keep asking WHY are these guys paddling directly into Roger's Path?"
I know - it's just a different world now than it was more than 40 years ago when I first surfed here! Roger
You're sitting inside for a reason??? I guess you think you're gonna catch more waves??
If you're sitting inside why in the H*LL don't you stay out of the way of surfers who take-off outside and are riding the wave all the way thru Right Hooker?
- All you gotta do is take the white water on the head -
You're tied to your boards, just stay in the impact zone and out of the way!! It's getting to be a joke in here!
In the surf world I grew up in - Roger has the right of way - anybody who gets in his way is running a stop sign!


- 03 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes Photos:
AM 1 - Starring: John Snead | Rabid LJ Shores Dolphin
PM 1 - Starring: Andrew A
PM 2 - Starring: Jon Roseman
PM 3 - Starring: Nine Tried for this wave
PM 4 - Starring: Scot Boaz and his message to his [potential] rescuers
PM 5 - Starring: Joe Roper
Groms Joey and his friend were surfing Groms Gone Wild Reef today, [AKA Ratland] and they get IT and they're not even teenagers yet:
I saw them get caught inside a couple of times -
Instead of behaving like some, err, most of the caught insiders, they took the waves on their heads!
They didn't paddle for the shoulder and get in anyone's way!
They took it [the wave] like everyone stuck inside should do - hang on - stay off the shoulder -
It's like this:
The surfer who is riding the wave towards the inside is riding the UNBROKEN part of the wave - the exciting part of the ride - not the foamball [only beginners and I ride foamballs]
Stay of of their way -
Let them ride the wave - you'll get your turn - maybe - someday -
If you're stuck inside, take it [the wave] on the head so the surfer on the wave doesn't have to worry about avoiding a shoulder paddling kook!
BA
Jon Roseman

John Snead


- 02 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:
PM 1 Starring: Teddy Cassidy - and a cast of thousands, including...
BA
Thanks to SurfInside's Matt's steady hand on his Canon - Immortalized forever: Another BA ride of a lifetime!BA by Surfinside

Jay


- 01 April 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes:

PM 1 Starring: Joey - Lucas - Raw Skinner - Timmy Bessell - JP
PM 2 Starring: Andrew - Ricky and a Raw Skinner - Raw Skin Hotties
AM 1 Starring: Welcome to The Shores - Heidi sez: "I NEVER have any fun!" - Mitch
"Hey BA, we heard your name - Bill Andrews - ranks Number One in Google Search. How can that possibly be - there's a Bill Andrews dot com and you're beating him - and he's got a real business!"
BA sez: "It's simple when you know how to play the game - If you're as kind to all living things as I am - you get these guys on your team!"
BA
La Jolla Sunset

Timmy Bessell

Paige

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