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PM 1 Photos - Feature:BA
PM 2 Photos - Feature: Nick or maybe it's Andrew sez: "™®©Chicks dig me 'cause I surf!©®™" | Weezer and Andrew or maybe it's Nick say: "©®™Chicks dig us 'cause we surf.®©™" | BA sez: "Hey EMO you're a long way from home!"
When I was just starting to surf Wind**Sea [after all, I was then, and still am, a Shores gremmie] I knew I had to learn how to bottom turn. Eventually, thanks to Mike Hynson, I perfected the infamous "fade right, go left" as illustrated by Bruce - oh no not you again - Orloff.
AM Photos - Feature: A 1/2 man blazes a cut-back | Forester Thom cuts back | John - my Bud's a Karl, err, my bud's a Q - Snead | 1/2 man - 1/2 barrelBA
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AM Photos 2 - Feature: Competition! | Jay - one guy I enjoy watching in the water |
Hey BA - "What's a one-percenter?"
Whew - Another great Day at the Beach - Thank you Adam / Scot / WindanSea Surf Club / Special Surfers / Volunteers!
Oh yeah, I ALMOST forgot - As usual, my usual disclaimer[s]:There are hundreds of photos in the albums below - I am a firm believer that quantity trumps quality any time. If there are photos that you find offensive or otherwise would like removed from the albums - please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and away they will go.
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1. I started this website chock full of dribble because:
A. I was literally unemployed at the time, and I thunk that I could charge big $$$$$ for the opportunity for touristas to hang around with me for a day or so [a day with ba]
I'd teach 'em [touristas] how to ride the wild surf at The Shores, spear stingrays at Black*s, taunt the harbor seals at Seal Crapola Pool, [just kidding - I finally got the IRS off my back, I certainly don't need another federal agency tracking me] talk to the locals in the Wind**Sea parking lot without getting punched, tour the famous Pump House, take the suckers, err, cool people to surf shops to engage in surf shopping sprees [sales commissions to BA], and all in all, learn lessons in Barrio La Jolla, which may help them in other 3rd world surf areas.B. I wanted to leave at least 1,000,000 photos for my kids to dig thru ---- All photos out of focus, under / over exposed, untagged, and in general, worthless.
2. I started kneeboarding [1/2 man surfing] a couple of years before I turned 60 [I'll be 64 in less than a month] ...Why...A. I was not blessed with a lot of co-ordination / balance. Vertical surfing was challenging for me in 1954, and it still is challenging.Whoa - it's 5:30 AM gotta go surfing -
B. For me, the most fun I had in vertical surfing was the take-off, the bottom turn, and usually, a vain attempt to get into the barrel.
C. Over the years, I broke a few bones, had a few surgeries, and in general, started losing whatever few surfing skills I did have - I found I was letting far too many waves go by 'cause I didn't think I could stand up in time to ride the kind of waves I prefer - so - I started kneeboarding.
C. I've got to apologize for all the hassling I gave the Point Loma kneeboarders in the late 60's - kneeboarding DOES allow one to take-off late, turn, and now, even I, occasionally, can get barreled, err, almost barreled!
November, 2005 - Photo of BA by John Slavin - La Jolla Shores
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Now I can prove I was telling the truth about where I was this morning!
Oh yeah, by the way - I LOVE the way you name your photos - BUT - where were you 50 years ago when I needed you [as if I don't need you now]?
===============BA's Notes -Nota Bene - The Goofy Foot who was ripping better than the kids 1/2 his age was none other than CHRIS PROWSE!BA
Most of us simply get old - Prowse gets better!
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Arena PM 6 Featuring: Lucas and Wing Sting |
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Another south swell - I'm glad south swells don't hit La Jolla very well!
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====================================BA's Notes - OVER THE LINE -It's been a while since I visited the Over The Line Tournament -BA
I started playing in the tournament about 40 years ago -
I was about as good in OTL as I am in the water - JAK [Just Another Kook]
I made an attempt to keep these photos PG 13 rated - If I missed a few - whoa baby!
Eric's Team is in the first photos [1 game and out] - his buddies, in the last photos, are still playing!
OTL 1 | OTL 2 | OTL 3 | OTL 4 | OTL 5 | OTL 6
AM Photos - Featuring: When's the parade? |BA
BA's NotesPM Photos - Feature: 'Los sez: "Chicks dig me 'cause I surf [and I'm a rock star]!" | Scot sez: "Chicks dig us 'cause we surf®©!" |BA
Pittsburgh, err Surfer John sez: "I just wanna become one with nature - I'll never wear a waterproof I-Pod. I just wanna hear the sound of the waves - and the sounds of those adorable Harbor Seals!"
BA's NotesPM Photos featuring: CB sez: "Hey BA, check out my new babe magnets!" | Rescue 911 | This ain't Lake Michigan!BA
AM Photos featuring: Jeff - Dale - Harold - Phil
When I met Roper he mustta been about 10 years old - The PB Surf Shop Rat went from annoying me, to helping me with all sorts of surfboard repairs, incredible glass jobs, and more.
The kid's all right - and even better - combined with his fabulous wife Kim, their kids are all right, too.
What an honor to be invited to his 50th!The Rock's B-Day 1BA
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09 July 08 Photos Include: Mad Jack displaying the latest in Progressive Designed Surfboards [no, not that Progressive Design] |BA
AM Photos - Twang and The Shores | Hide the wimmin and chillin - It's Team Nava | Groms Gone Wild at The Shores©®BA
Photos from The Edge: AM at Twang and The Shores | The $11 Million ViewBA
There are hundreds of photos in the albums below - I am a firm believer that quantity trumps quality any time. If there are photos that you find offensive or otherwise would like removed from the albums - please email me: email@example.com and away they will go.
This is my 55th Fourth of July at La Jolla's beaches - ouch -
Every year the waves get better, the surfers get better, the quality of the WindanSea Surf Club's members gets better, my life gets better - so - to whomever is in charge in the cosmos or on earth: THANK YOU!
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