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- 31 July 2007 -
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AM Photos
PM Photos 1
PM Photos 2
PM Photos 3
BA
Gulf Coast Reef

Kyle

AM in The Arena



- 30 July 2007 -
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Bulky Boy Reef Photos - Album 1 - Featuring: Ratland Wave Claim
Bulky Boy Reef Photos - Album 2 - Featuring: Bulky Boy Spawn
Bulky Boy Reef Photos - Album 3 - Featuring: To Pig Dog or ...? | Running Man Dismount©
Bulky Boy Reef Photos - Album 4 - Featuring:
BA

La Jolla Sunset

Kelly Kanter



- 29 July 2007 -
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AM Photos NOT starring BA and Avnish [Almost all photos by Terry Goldsmith]

PM Photos - Including photos of La Jolla High School's Class of '87 Beach Party
BA


La Jolla High School Reunion Class of '87

Matty
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BA's Surf School 101 - Actual, un-retouched photos of a first time surfer - Avnish - paddling into a wave and standing-up after one 15 minute lesson from BA - All photos by:
Terry - Second in Command of Team Clairemont [Staples is still in charge] - Goldsmith
Avnish is my co-worker at Qualcomm - he's one of the engineering geniuses that helps to ensure your cell phone works as you expect it to -

Anyway, enough about Avnish - back to about ME:

1. I always give my students a big, Welcome to La Jolla Shores, hug!
2. BA knows that chicks will dig him 'cause he surfs [thanks Alex, you're a great surfer and a darn good actress, too]
3. Because Avnish is an engineer, we discuss center of gravity, etc.,
4. I tell him not to worry about the physics of it - just jump to your feet
5. I pushed Avnish into a couple of waves which he rode on his stomach - just to get the feel of "The Ride"
6. You gotta shuffle your feet 'cause of the bottom hugging creatures [this happens to be a harmless shovelnose guitar fish - NOT a stingray]
7. I pushed Avnish into a couple of waves, he popped right up - and up right
8. Avnish then paddled into a couple of waves on his own [note he's a goofy foot, just like his instructor, BA]
9. It appears that Avnish enjoyed the experience!
BA




- 28 July 2007 -
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AM Photos - Featuring: Team Tattoo | Team Brock | Team Wendi | Team Tifani | Team Bub | Team Teddy F.

PM Photos - Featuring: Team Matty [thinks twice before he drops in] | Team Bub | Team Hendricks | Team Lobster Doug

BA

Three Amigos



- 27 July 2007 -
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- 26 July 2007 -
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AM Photos - STARRING: Cordon!!

PM Photos 1
PM Photos 2
BA
Wedgers

Angry Sea




- 25 July 2007 -
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AM Photos
PM Photos 1
PM Photos 2
PM Photos 3
BA

Teddy Cassidy

Tom Ortner

Lake Arrowhead



- 24 July 2007 -
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Early AM Photos
BA
Felipe



- 24 July 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - The Groms Battle for The Big Payoff: A crisp 100 Peso Bill is the Grand Prize - Kalani, please use the money wisely!
AM Album Featuring:
Forester Thom | Fireman Ron | Chicago Mike | The Crow | Welcome To Club Stingray [Walk in - Crawl out]
PM Albums Include - Grom Vs Grom - Album 1 - Grom Invasion Begins at Heavy Water Reef - The World's Most Dangerous Waves - [if you're an adult in the water during the invasion]

Grom Vs Grom - Album 2
Grom Vs Grom - Album 3
Grom Vs Grom - Album 4
Grom Vs Grom - Album 5
Grom Vs Grom - Album 6
Grom Vs Grom - Album 7
Grom Vs Grom - Album 8
Grom Vs Grom - Album 9
Grom Vs Grom - Album 10
Grom Vs Grom - Album 11

Grom Vs Grom - Album 12 - Whew - The Groms survived the test and Tyler celebrated his birthday - all in one pretty cool afternoon!
BA
La Jolla CA Sunset

Patrick

Grom Abuse

Erik





- 22 July 2007 -
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Just In: Dee's 18th, err, 21st, err, ....?? B-Day - AND - BA's digital proof that Longboard Larry was wrongly ticketed - Plead Innocent!!
Let CB plead your case  Album 1   Album 2

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Sunday's Big Tent Event - [Just in: Team Costco Auditions - BA swears he made The Team]
Album AM -
After months of waiting, BA unwraps his first custom Chinese surfboard | Detailed instructions | Front Row Alex, RJ and Matt approve of the instructions | Alex can't take another BA non-pc remark | Turn your back on your property for a second, in the ghetto known as La Jolla Shores, and your board will get graffitied | Sammy desecrates The Shrine | A school of Sneads | Mark Del Muro demonstrates world class longboarding skills


Album 1 PM Featuring:
Album 2 PM Featuring:
Album 3 PM Featuring:
Album 4 PM Featuring:
Album 5 PM Featuring:
Album 6 PM Featuring:
Album 7 PM Featuring:
  
Adam

Grom Land


- 21 July 2007 -
Special Surfers Visit La Jolla Shores - AND - Just In:
BA Gets The Honor and Privilege of Dancing With The Stars - Video Courtesy of REVMP Thank You Dave!
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing.mov
1978K VIEW The Video
 I just discovered:
(1) You gotta have a Google Mail Account [or open one]
AND
(2) You gotta have QuickTime in order to watch the video - Sorry! BA


BA's Liner Notes - I've uploaded all of the photos - WHEW - I'll add my incredibly clever comments to today's entry over the next couple of days

What a great way to spend a day - a real "feel good" experience that makes one look forward to next year's event
[or maybe will motivate one to become more actively involved in community services like this one]

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Our Special Surfers' surfing ability seems to get better and better every year - while the ability of WindanSea Surf Club's highly paid team of Tinker Toy Assemblers seems to be regressing year by year - [I heard that Lego Land is offering online training courses in Tent Assembly]


Last Photo

Determination!

Special Athletes 2007

DAB - 1

I have about 2500 photos to go thru, and by now you should be aware - ad nauseam - of my disclaimer[s]

1. In my world of photo journalism, quantity of photos trumps quality of photos every time - It should be pretty obvious, I ain't an artist, I'm merely an observer, recording the characters and events that I find interesting -
Album 1 Featuring: Adam | CB | Jeff | Augie Doggie | Manager Mike and Plumber Ted | Empty Real Estate

Album 2 Featuring:
This Year's Obligatory Adam Abuse |< Last Year's Obligatory Adam Abuse > | Grom Time: Tent Assembly = 35 SECONDS | Adult Time: Tent Assembly = 35 MINUTES

Album 3 Featuring:

Album 4 Featuring:

Album 5 Featuring:

Album 6 Featuring:

Album 7 Featuring:

Album 8 Featuring:

Album 9 Featuring:

Album 10 Featuring:

Album 11 Featuring:

Album 12 Featuring:

Album 13 Featuring:

Album 14 Featuring:

Album 15 Featuring: Sequence of Danny conquering the largest wave EVER ridden at La Jolla Shores

Album 16 Featuring:

Album 17 Featuring:

Album 18 Featuring:
I DID NOT take the photos in this album - Digital proof that I'm guilty of Grom Abuse - who took the photos - who knows - only a Grom Gone Wild knows

Album 19 Featuring:
I DID NOT take the photos in this album - Proof: I'm actually featured in a couple of the photos - who took the photos - who knows - only a Grom Gone Wild knows

Album 19.5 Featuring:
I DID NOT take the photos in this album - Proof: I'm actually featured in a couple of the photos - who took the photos - who knows - but maybe, just maybe, these toes might offer a clue?

Album 20 Featuring:

Album 21 Featuring:

Album 22 Featuring:

Album 23 Featuring:

Album 24 Featuring:

Album 25 Featuring:

Album 26 Featuring:

Album 27 Featuring:

Album 28 Featuring:

2. If any of the photos offend you, or you don't like the photo, just let me know and I'll delete the offending photo[s]

3. The photos on my site, are not the official photos of The WindanSea Surf Club, Special Athletes, etc.

4. Official websites for: WindanSea Surf Club and Day At The Beach
BA

- 18 July 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - By the way - This Saturday - WindanSea Surf Club Hosts the Special Olympians [BA's Photos from 2006]

2006 Special Olympian

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AM Shores - Featuring:
Billy the Plumber | PB Surf Club's Great Tandem Team | Team Josh Hall
PM Gilligan's Big Wave Challenge - The Final was a hard fought battle between the best, the brightest, and the most brave -
Gilligan caught a bomb - didn't count - the Judge [Hot Curl] had not assumed the Judge's Position© | The Professor's Bomb, would it be enough? | The Professor could have eliminated Gilligan - Ramming Speed | Gilligan demonstrated classic "Old School Style" on his vintage Bahne | The Professor Dismount© | The Gilligan Dismount© | And the contest winner is...Colleen! | Speaking of bombs - A Thermonuclear Sunset
BA
Thermonuclear Sunset

Gilligan, err, Josh

Billy the Plumber



- 17 July 2007 -
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Early morning LJ Shores photos featuring:
RK | Josh Hall | TO | Richard
Titillating late afternoon photos in The Arena featuring:
Grom Joey and friends | JP | Birthday+Booze+Limo=A dangerous combination? | Can you believe I'm the birthday girl's grandmother? | Team 'los enjoys the moment from the "other corner" |
Photo Opportunities: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
BA
Parking Lot Action Grom Joey

JP

Richard Kenvin



- 16 July 2007 -
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Just in from local Grom Patrick - Patrick to BA:
"hey this is patrick cairncross....now come to our show!!! and post this poster on adaywithba.com!!!
BA to Grom Patrick: Yes Sir!!!!

Late afternoon at Photo-Opp Reef - Photos Include:
LTM | Wave-O-Day by Professor Mike | Break-A-Butt Reef 
Happy

Hot Photo Action at Photo Opportunity Reef:
Photo-Opp 1 | Photo-Opp 2 | Photo-Opp 3 | Photo-Opp 4 | Photo-Opp 5 | Photo-Opp 6 | Photo-Opp 7
BA

Absens



- 15 July 2007 -
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BA's Liner Notes - By the way - We, Team Cassidy and I, had staked-out our beach front turf - Team Models set-up camp around us.
More of BA's breathtaking photos of huge surf - wild women - stingray victim[s] and...
A quote from Jeff Corwin [The Animal Planet host] in response to a question regarding the "...worst physical pain" he'd ever experienced: "Getting nailed by a stingray..." [From Men's Journal March 2007 pg. 142]
How ironic -
The Shores is hyped as a family friendly beach, yet it is the home to thousands of mutant, on the prowl for more victims, stingrays. If I had a family, or if I planned to enter the water, I'd find a more safe in which to splash around!
Current and previous stingray victims
The Photo Shoot Big Shot | Model Tipping | Photo guy Dante |
Checking-out calendar girl photo shoots is the only reason to go to The Arena [the water's always polluted, the waves always suck, and the locals are always hostile] and they [photo shoots] are allowed only once per year - you obviously missed this year's.
BA
Calendar Girls in The Arena

La Jolla Shores



BA's Liner Notes
More of BA's breathtaking photos of huge surf - wild women - oil laden tankers
BA
Forester Thom's Rock

La Jolla Shores AM




BA's Liner Notes -

Album: Big Wave Challenge | Album: 13 July AM -PM
The Wide World of Sports made a stop today in The Arena to get a glimpse of Team Big Wave Surfing at its best:
Team Will [Team Will was one Will down, so Will recruited Red Shirt Random Guy] Vs Team Cadu
Random Red Shirt blocked for Will as well as blocked Will

Team Will was waiting for the challenge | Cadu had to defeat the shorebreak and a deadly Kelp Sea Snake

The heat's most dangerous wave was scored by Team Cadu - Team Cadu even attempted the highly difficult choreographed wave dance - but would it be enough?

After a hard fought final, the Judge's [BA] decision was unanimous - Team Will was declared the winner -

Will bowed and dove for his fans | As Team Cadu came in, they were overheard muttering:"Wait 'till next year, we're gonna bring the right equipment [calling Team BZ] for The Arena's huge waves!"

Future Big Wave Ripper, Grom Jacob, practiced his Two Armed Wave Claim©
Additional Photos Include:
The Arena 5:45 AM | The Shores 6:30 AM | Chicago Mike | The Arena 5:30 PM | A Padre at Punta Padre | Don't turn your back on the shorebreak | Barrel Rock on the 11th - Barrel Rock on the 13th | Breaching Killer Whales
BA
Will

Cadu



BA's Liner Notes -
Just in via the rumor mill: 2 local groms went north to Alaska 2 weeks ago - returned 2 days ago - we've had 2 weeks of surf, including a decent south swell on the second - surf ended 2 days ago - coincidence?
Amazing surf discovery in Lake Michigan, Stats, and a daring adventure at Barrel Rock - Photos prove it
Twin Tower Dale | Twin of Tower Dale - Larry
Move over Groms - There's a new, six year old Gromette in Town at Whomp Land
"BA, BA, did you see my barrel?" | Wait 'till I get a little older, that 'll be me! | Casual Rock Claim at Barrel Rock
BA
Postcard Reef

Tiare

Dale


BA's Liner Notes
The word on the street is that a defector from the Peruvian Olympic Basketball Team - Felipe - their 12' tall center - came ashore with the flotilla of Boat Groms on the 4th - just what we need - more tuff guys in the line-up.
Top Secret Photos of today's action include:
Foamball Snead | Skip or Harry? | Legal One-Arm Wave Claim©
BA
La Jolla Sunset

felipe


BA's Liner Notes
PM Photos Featuring - among a cast of thousands: Minnesota Mark | Lucas San Cabo
BA
Lucas




BA's Liner Notes
AM - PM Photos
Featuring: JP vs The Rocks | The Randy Dismount© | Engineer Peter | Team 1/2 Man | Team 1/2 Men
JP
BA



BA's Liner Notes -
Photos - Featuring: Team Mitsven | Joey vs The Tube |
BA



Another Great Fourth, Least in My World - How Lucky We All Are to Live in This Country!

Richard Kenvin

Tiare

BA's Liner Notes -
The Adventure Begins With:
Album 1 Featuring: No Vacancy

Dolphin in The Lineup
The Adventure Continues with a boatload of obviously undocumented groms attempting to come ashore in The Arena - I think that Photo Journalist WARREN took this great photo series of Arena Homeland Security in action:
RK Vs The Boat Groms
More Adventures with The Surfaris / Spectators:

These albums contain photos of RESPONSIBLE ADULT [The Surfaris / Team Bird - PK] BEHAVIOR, and, of course - since I'm the "Studs Terkel of San Diego surf life" - photos of not so responsible adult [Team BA] behavior

I don't recommend those with:
Prohibition Tendencies, Elvis The Pelvis Phobia, or Burqa Predilections
to view these photos. In fact, I'm begging you - PLEASE go to someone else's web site to satisfy your puritanical interest[s]
Surfaris Album 1 -
Surfaris Album 2 -
Surfaris Album 3 -
The Pacific Islanders' preparations / pig roast was the personal highlight of my day.

If you're a Peta-tarian, or maybe even a Harbor Seal Hugger [I wonder how a Harbor Seal tastes?] this album ain't for you.
Jeeze, those little pigs sure can run fast when they see a butcher knife!
Roast 1
The Adventure Continues with more photos of Boat Groms, exciting Arena surfing and of course, the beautiful / not so beautiful people of The Arena.
Album 2 Featuring:
Album 3 Featuring: Brandon | Teddy Cassidy | What are we doing HERE?
Album 4 Featuring: Welcome to Wind**Sea | Boat People
Album 5 Featuring: Mark from Minnesota | Gumby or Shade? |
Album 6 Featuring: Two Good Friends - Good Kids, too |
Album 7 Featuring: Max of course |
Album 8 Featuring:
Album 9 Featuring: Nobody of course
Album 10 Featuring: RK of course |
Album 11 Featuring:
Album 12 Featuring:
Chicks Dig The Grom Boat | Team Silvergate, err, Team Phoenix | Boat Grom Skip | Wrong Way |
Album 13 Featuring: A good captain and crew NEVER abandon the ship | Grom Gathering
Album 14 Featuring:
Album 15 Featuring:
Album 16 Featuring:
Album 16.5 Featuring: A bunch of overexposed PhotoShopped photos - Boat Groms of course
Album 17 Featuring: The Adventure [finally] Ends
BA


BA's liner Notes
Album AM 1 Featuring:
Album PM 1 Featuring:
Album PM 2 Featuring:

BA



BA's Liner Notes
Even I was beginning to think we'd never hear surf music again, err see a south swell again - WHEW - finally!
Album 1 Featuring: The Groms | RK | Tom | 911 to Roper
Album 2 Featuring: Saxon | Mikey B | Zach
Album 3 Featuring:
Album 4 Featuring:
Album 5 Featuring:
BA
Sunset on Logos

Tom

Richard Kenvin




BA's Liner Notes
PM 1 Featuring: Guy Hansen
PM 2 Featuring: Grom Pierce | Bird Rock Grom Jimmy | Grom Friend of Bird Rock Grom Jimmy | Dexter | Grom Lucas
PM 3 Featuring: A DuPont |
AM - La Jolla Shores Featuring: Welcome to The Shores | Welcome to The Shores
BA
Max

Zac



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