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Whew - The North Side of Scripps - Photos PM 1 | Photos PM 2BA
About 4 times / year - The North Side gets good - Proof: Skippy butt slide | Hunter's death defying take-off |
Matt's [surfinside dot com] photos of The South Side proves this side gets good too!
I met Matt at La Jolla Shores about the time I had been given a preliminary diagnosis that the melanoma that I had been battling for more than 20 years may have metastasized into my lungs -BA
<Not a pleasant diagnosis -I was feeling pretty sorry for myself - cancer, plus a career crisis, plus assorted back and elbow injuries and bunch of other crapola - luckily for me, I had good friends, a supportive family, and I still found a bit of solace by continuing to actively surf.it later turned out that the spots that the x-rays had picked-up were only from sarcoidosis - not great - but certainly not metastasized melanomaWhew>
Anyway, enough about me, when I met Matt he had just gotten out of the hospital - he mustta weighed about 100 pounds [fully wetsuited and soaking wet]
We compared our lung diseases, survival rates, and naturally, our surgical scars.
Even though I was twice Matt's size and close to forty years older than Matt, I was dwarfed by his positive attitude and humbled by the way he was dealing with his illness.
Matt and I talked about stuff for a few years - we shared waves and thoughts -
It seems that we've had more than our share of memorial paddle outs lately in La Jolla - but for me - this one is different from all the rest -<It's just gotta be true - sometimes the good DO die young, in Matt's case, WAY too young!>By the way Matt, I've heard the waves are always head high and glassy in your new home!<Now I gotta wipe some mysterious drops of liquid off my keyboard, can't possibly be tears - can it?>Later
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AM Photos Include: Teddy | Matt | The other MattBA
AM Photos 1 - Yeah it's true, Ryan CAN walk on water |BA
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South Wind Shores PhotosBA
AM Photos of The ShoresBA
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Photos PM 2 Featuring:
"Hey BA: We heard you bailed early today -
You are such a little baby - you scored a t-shirt, free donuts, and the new surf moms thought you were somebody important and were actually being nice to you!"
BA sez: "Louie / Stephanie please let me help out next year - I swear I'll make it 'till the bitter end!"
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Subject: Re: Big Pink takes the drop
At 01:11 PM 4/10/2008, jack cassidy wrote to Augie Doggie:BA
You were not available for the viewing of BA getting a wedging peak at the chores dis am.
Ok, are you sitting down?
Here's how is all played out, the peak come in, BA with is extra ordinary vision sees this wave, proceeds to drop in, but wait there's more....if you order now will send to two additional sets for free...oops wrong thought,
ok getting back to BA's drop, he takes the drop and there is a guy just about ready to ruin he's wave by getting the way, but BA says to the guy and gestures to the guy, "stop and holds out his hand as if he's police officer stopping a car" then BA continues with out incidence, kicks out next to me...
I look at him and say "nice wave"...while bitting my finger nails in fear.
Yes , I have seen the BA stop hand gesture , very intimidating and effective.
I have not welded it myself I rode the ten-six about 10 AM today , waves were still fun , but wind was coming up ..
BA's Notes -
My employer's latest and greatest - A WATERPROOF cell phone!!
From Qualcomm's press release:
====="I am excited to tell you that today we are officially introducing=====
HandSolo(tm) to the public. Qualcomm is once again venturing into mobile
phone development as we bring to market the first ultra-portable
embedded device designed to streamline the way you use mobile
Qualcomm engineers leveraged the latest in weightless
technology to produce the first-ever phone that requires no battery,
features unlimited expandable memory, and is completely
The HandSolo will revolutionize traditional thought of what a phone
can be and is poised as the next technological milestone in human
I invite you to visit HandSoloMobile.com to learn more about this next exciting step for Qualcomm"
I'm getting one of the phones today - I'll call you from one of the top secret surf spots in La Jolla.
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