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AM Album 1 Featuring: Mad Jack | Josh Hall |BA's Liner Notes - Thank you Tom Keck, you're a real pro, with a tremendous amount of patience - and Snead - thank you for bringing the "bait"
AM Album 2 Featuring:
AM Album 3 Featuring:
The Unofficial WindanSea Surf Club Team Photo Album 2007 - or more appropriately titled:BA
Have You Ever Tried To Organize Cats - Or Chickens - Or Kids - Or Worse Yet, Surfers?Arena Photos Album 1 - Featuring:
Adolescent male behavior - SAME as it ever was: Find dead fish - Scare your big sister with the dead fish |Arena Photos Album 2 - Featuring: Gumby or Jacob? |
Arena Photos Album 3 - Featuring: Team Dunfee | Team Thompson | Bobby Pierce |
Arena Photos Album 4 -Featuring: Team Max from Oz [I think] |
Arena Photos Album 5 - Featuring:
Arena Photos Album 6 - Featuring:
Non Grom Colin is an example why you gotta be nice to the groms! I remember when he was Grom Matty's size | Why young men surf? | Team Shade [I think]
Arena Photos Album 7 - Featuring:
A Mutant Harbor Seal attempts to escape from his nest | Why young women surf?
Arena Photos Album 8 - Featuring:
AM Photos - The Big Show - Featuring: The Crow | Heidi | MattBA
Sand In - Sand Out
Forester Thom's Rock No danger today - How 'bout a few days ago?
Mommy and Daddy's Pride and Joy!
EPA vessel cleaning-up industrial waste - just outside the ONLY pollution free / mutant harbor seal free swimming zone in La Jolla
Album 1 - Featuring: "Morituri te salutamus!" | Cliff Diving Demo by Wheezer | Team Gumby |BA
Album 2 - Featuring: Zach the Pretzel Boy |
Album 3 - Featuring: Grom Abuse |
Album 4 - Featuring: Safe Surfing 101 |
Album 5 - Featuring: And guys get $$$$$ for doing this work?? | Ghetto kid fishing for dinner |
A Booger should NEVER "dis" a "Real" Surfer [just kidding] even if they're buddies |BA
Does Tomas EVER frown? |
The sheer stupidity of some people is astonishing to me - maybe it's not stupidity??BA
Maybe it's simply a total lack of awareness of one's environment?
Sometimes I feel like some sort of wildlife Photo-Eddy in the wild - am I supposed to rescue the lion's prey before the lion can kill it, or do I let nature take its course?
The day started out at 5:30 AM - top secret surf spot called LJ Shores - kindda like an early spring day - low tide - south wind - my favorite surf conditions in the entire world -
THEN - in the late afternoon:
The adventure started to take a very ugly turn - Rescue 911
First, Booger Dude washed in - kindda funny 'cause he's a young guy - and he's a Booger - he did just fine -
THEN - the girl came ashore, in a terrible place on the beach
I spotted her and her boyfriend way out in the kelp - How they got out there - who knows - all I know is that when they washed in - the girl - for a few seconds - was trapped in the cut-out in Forester Thom's Rock -
If she had come ashore during a time with a larger set of waves, with a number of waves in the set, she could have been seriously hurt.
She was VERY lucky this time!
Hopefully, both she and her boyfriend learned a valuable lesson, and maybe, just maybe, they'll pay more attention to their surroundings before they repeat their adventure in another venue - and maybe, just maybe, they'll help to educate others??
More Arena Action, starring just a few of The Arena Stars, and more than a few Random Wish They Were Surfing Like The Stars©
PM Action 1 -
Featuring - Among a cast of thousands: Joey | Will | Erik |
PM Action 2 -
Featuring - Among a cast of millions: Saxon | Eric Warren | Zac |
PM Action 3 -
Featuring - Among a cast of billions: Dicer-Slicer John | Will at Plumbers' Point | Erik | Saxon | Rasta John |
PM Action 4 -
Featuring - Among a cast of trillions: Tim Bessell | Grom Nick | Rasta John
There were twenty Hawaiians in The Arena this afternoon -BA
Some were related to Emery, all were in SoCal to watch Oli compete in the NSSA Nationals at Lowers.
Album 1 Photos Include: Synchronized Leg Roping | Aloha Whomp |
Album 2 Photos Include: Lucas' "5" | Max and Oli | Paddle Battle |
Album 3 Photos Include: Jay Lafferty "justgotshot.com" | Oli arm drag |
Album 4 Photos Include: Oli almost meets "Board Breaker" | Lucas gets "weightless" | Max or a Mutant Harbor Seal? | Lucas' Last Blast |
My oldest son, Brian's birthday - Whew - 5 hours at THE Fair -BA
Album 1 Photos Include: The Man from TavaruaBA
Album 2 Photos Include: Gumby, err Josh, visits The Arena
Album 3 Photos Include:
Mean Gene looks for divine intervention | CB gives some advice to a tourist "...now go home!" | The Professor sez: "If BA can do it, I can do it!"
Album 1 Photos Include: Team Choreographed Surfing |BA
Album 2 Photos Include: Team Grom Abuse 101 |
Album 3 Photos Include: Team Grom Abuse 101 |
Sting rays are just another hazard in the line-up in La Jolla's dangerous waters!My co-worker sez:
Another good reason to find another pastime other than surfing in La Jolla.
There is a bright side to my friend's up close and personal sting ray encounter, at least for me: one less surfer - if only temporarily - in La Jolla's line-up. JUST KIDDING!!??
"For obvious reasons, I will not be at work today.BA
The 'soak' picture was taken by this guy that I surf with sometimes – he said he was going to post this pic on his blog and make up some story that I was crying like a girl…"
"After it happened, I walked over to the showers to shower myself and my board off, then I walked over to the lifeguard tower where I soaked for ~20 minutes in hot water.
This was obviously not long enough as when I was driving my sting-ray-stung-@$$ to work, the dulling pain was going up my leg, at which point I decided to go to Urgent Care to make sure no barbs were stuck in me…"
19 June 07 - Photos Include: Strangers From Strange Lands | Lifeguard Liz | Erica |BA
Album 1 - Photos Include: Nick | Keil | Marco | and 10,000 more surfersBA
Album 2 - Photos Include: Keil | Wheeze | Marco | Max | Nick | and 20,000 more surfers
Album 3 - Photos Include: Wheeze | Quiggs and Marco Practice for Tandem Surfing | Quiggs threads the needle | and 30,000 more surfers
Whompers Gone Wild - Photos Include: Chicks dig us 'cause we whomp | Brian B | Eyes Wide Shut | and 40,000 more whompers
AM Photos - Include: Tad | Tommy O. | As Good As The Shores EVER Gets | Wrong Way Thru The Lot |BA
PM Photos - Include: Indy | Teddy | Rasta John | Pooch Rescue 911
AM Photos - Include: Dolphin in the line-up | Tommy O | MBA Mikey | Doin' The Dennis Dance | Hot Curl | Scot | DJ | TadBA
PM Photos 1 - Include: Rescue 911 |
PM Photos 2 - Include: Bub gets some coaching from Ian | Max goes Illegal
PM Photos 3 - Include: Danger on the outside | Kneelo Steve |
PM Photos 4 - Include: Team Hoss | Danger-Danger Booger in the lineup | Patrick Ahern still rips |
Album 1 Photos Include:BA
Dr. Stats at Dale's, err Dr. Dale at Stats | Paddle or Weapon? | Mutant Harbor Seal | Grom Matty's Bottom Turn
Album 2 Photos Include:
Runaway Diva | I'll save The Diva | Big Mistake | Petey and Lucy smell something fishy | Grom Ian
AM Photos -BATrashland, err, Gromland before clean-up | Amigo Uno | Amigos Dos & Tres | Hide the wimmin and chillin - the 3 Amigos paddle out
PM 1 - So Far, So Good | Roper 911 | Gromland Clean-Up Crew [Thank you Groms, and Chip - Gromland looks great now]
PM 2 - Outside! | WhiteOut |
PM 3 - Team Breakneck Member Nick | Vertical Will | Horizontal, err, Diagonal Will |
PM 4 - Team [suck it in] Bulky Boy | Team Bulky Boy Ride [Double Parking just means FREE Parking] | Fishing in The Barrio | All that's left of a 200 pound tuna after deadly Mutant Harbor Seal attack
AM Rippers - RB sez: "Hey Keil, interested in some real estate?" | Danny G | Neal demonstrates aloha |BA
PM 1 - The Stalling Professor | Grom Taylor would NEVER hack Grom Ian | Backstroking Diva |
PM 2 - Not only are The Arena Women incredibly good looking, and surf so well, they can surf blindfolded |
PM 3 -
This looks like a great place to swim! | Where'd all dem rocks come from? | Lifeguard Liz to the rescue |
Chicks dig me 'cause I flex |
PM 4 - "And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually" |
PM 5 - Max-Booger-Hax | Zac Attack |
Photos of PM At La Jolla Shores
Photos of Whomperage South Ratland - Grom Nick Rock Claim |
AM Photos - Sand In - Sand Out | Keil's Reef | Seaweed GulchBA
PM 1 - Uli Boy | Don't touch the water | Mike's | I ain't watching your kids! | Michigan Mark in Ratland | Andrew
PM 2 - Eli at Twin Pins | Bun Huggers Point
PM 3 - Vertical Neal at Ratland | Ryan Bracker at Commercials [Real Estate]
A1 - 5:45 AM - Neal, Welcome to The Arena | Neal from Hawaii | Johnny Noris? | Whomp ClaimBA
A2 - Hey Brian, are you sure this is a parental approved launch ramp? | Nice Belly Flop! | Grom Launch
A3 - Gumby in the whomp
A4 - Arena Groms have to trek miles thru the homes of wild animals and swamps full of Voodoo Water to get to the ocean | A local Wolf is looking for a Grom dinner
A5 - Grom Johnny drops into the Voodoo Water Swamp | Grom Sebi drops into the Voodoo Water Swamp
A6 - Water Pups
PM Photos 1BA
The Shores - AMBA
Arena PM 1
Arena PM 2
Arena 1 - Surf Babes and a Photo-Op at The Shores | Sand In-Sand Out |BA
Arena 2 - Find Grom Jimmy | Hunter demonstrates the Hangar 94 Heel and Toe Technique |
Arena 3 - Buff, err, Bluff Claim | My favorite Surf Diva | Birth Control at Emery's |
Arena 4 - Foam Claim
Welcome to The Lot | Hey Johnny: Rock abuse is a violation of Federal Law | Booger Sand Claim | Rock Star or Surf Star? | Bluff Claim | 04 June 07 Sand-In | 05 June 07 Sand-Out | Rasta StallBA
A glimpse of Snead in the morning | First Tracks | Johnny gets pounded into the board[s] | Wanna get waves - you gotta hope this is the view you get of Quiggs
Photos - AM 1BA
Photos - AM 2
Arena PhotosBAAlbum 1 - JP | Chicks Dig Me 'Cause I Booger | Grom B-Wass | Grom Ian's New ShtickLottsa Photos from today's WindanSea Surf Club's Butch Van Artsdalen Memorial Paddleboard Competition
Album 2 - Warren | Mutant Harbor Seal | Team Headhunter | Jason
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