|Welcome to a Day with BA - November 2010|
"Yesterday is History - Tomorrow is a Mystery - And Today is a Gift..."
The Shores Crew laughs at Global CoolingBA
AM Photos Include: 33 degrees at the water's edge calls for a global warming fire | A Gale from Hilo | Mitch
The aftermath of yesterday's tsunami may mean White House Rights today?
I found a video made in 2006 taken by ?? which featured Larry Crow on the lefts, and some Shores Guys on the rights.
I'm displaying my lack of movie making skills by making a snippet illustrating White House Rights
I did not know there was a soundtrack to the video until I saw the uploaded file on YouTube - wonder how long it will last on line before the copyright cops come to get me?
It's amazing that after almost 60 years of surfing La Jolla Shores, the Wind**Sea guys STILL do not listen to me!BA
I warned them that I had a feeling that a tsunami was gonna hit last night, but did ANYONE listen - of course not!
While the WSC members and their band of Coalition Members were partying it up at a local bar, a tsunami hit The Shores, and almost destroyed the contest area.
With the help of Damon, Tim and a couple of hardcore La Jolla Shores locals, we kept the damage to a minimum, but there ain't no denying Mother Ocean.
The best I could do was to make a call to FEMA and beg for some Obama Bucks - naturally, I was placed on endless hold - oh well - we tried!
AM Photos 1 Include: O-Star - The show must go on! | Another million $ house - destroyed | Kindling? |
AM Photos 2 Include:
Pier, stoked to have survived! | Joe Roper displays his award winning form | William sez: It ain't cold!" | The judges - no sitting this time! | Pier - on one of the bigger waves of the morning | Tad leads a fearless band of competitors - north of the White House
BACoalition Contest 2010 La Jolla Shores
The waves at Wind**Sea were far too dangerous today for even the most fearless of Wind**Sea locals to attempt to ride, much less stage a contest - the fallback location, as always, when the conditions are death defying - is The Shores.
Since The Shores, believe it or not, is part of La Jolla, and the WSC was determined to win its own contest, The Club pulled out all stops and brought out the heavy artillery.
The Wind**Sea big wave all stars included:
Jon "The Most Tubed Surfer In The World" Roseman | Le Animal Mike Meyers | Hanky Warner | Super Lifeguard Mark -->More about Mark |
AM Photos 1 Include: The Real McCoy suits up | Tim - When's The Next Contest - Senneff | Mad Jack | Uncle Harold |
AM Photos 2 Include: Kevin's UFO |
AM Photos 3 Include: Checking the leaderboard |
AM Photos 4 Include: Wall of Fame
AM Photos 5 Include: Manny's always in position for the best shots! |
AM Photos 6 Include: "Hey Manny - How's this for a Shores Bomb?"
AM Photos 7 Include: Bulky Boy William |
AM Photos 8 Include: Tiare gives sage fireside advice |
AM Photos 9 Include: Eat More Chikin | Dolphin Tanks |
AM Photos 1 Include: "Hey dad - follow me!" | Style Master, Mitch [Hey Mitch I need a new wetsuit!] | Lacy |
AM Photos 2 Include: Frank sez: "Hey Manny, I'm over here!" | Cameron, on wave number 2198 for the day |
AM Photos 3 Include: Cameron's dad demonstrates a Fly-Away | Monica demonstrates the essential "Protect Your Mug" pose |
If one were to make a bet on which days would be best for La Jolla surfing, a few pretty sure days would be: August 18 [my birthday], Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Super Bowl Sunday.BA
This Thanksgiving was pretty darn good - complete with air temperature in the parking lot of about 40 degrees, and water temp in the low sixties - ouch!
I remember Thanksgiving in 1962 - I had returned home from my first semester at The University of New Mexico - not much surf there, but The Shores was good - STOKED!
As I looked around the lineup this morning, lottsa new faces, but lottsa smiles too.
We do have a lot to be thankful about!
The photo above is a balsa board from Barry "The Bear" Mirandon's collection - It's not my board but is actually very similar to my first one - ~10' of solid balsa, weighing in at a svelte 50 pounds [not me, the board]
Good news about the Southers:BA1. Some are becoming pretty darn good surfers -they've advanced from a lineup irritant to competitors for waves - actually that's a very good thing, the better the surfers in the lineup, the safer it is.
2. We have a common enemy: Kook SUPers clogging the lineup [again, not an indictment of all SUPers, just the kooks who have NEVER surfed a wave in their lives without the help of a paddle and 15' boat]
Looking for a free meal: Seagull Society or American Society?BA
I'm sure I have written this before, but...BAWhenever I feel that my personal life sucks, I watch Jerry Springer...instant, I ain't so bad after all!
Whenever I feel I've made some bad business / contractual decisions, I watch Judge Judy...instant, my decisions haven't been all that bad!
Whenever I think I've seen it all in the water, I go to the stretch between the Old People's Home North and the Old People's Home South...instant I couldn't make this sheeea up!
By the way, Team Sasha, you guys owe me a new keyboard - it's full of coffee spew after looking at the photos I took today of the group paddle out and thinking about your responses to it!
"BA - BA, why do you give all these stupid names to surf spots in La Jolla?BA
There hasn't been a "Secret Spot" in La Jolla since you discovered La Jolla Shores in 1776!"
This SUPer could hardly carry his boat - much less paddle it with his shovelBA
Naturally he chose to paddle out right thru the lineup - by the way - because I'm an old guy, it is perfectly politically correct for me to give other old guys crapola.
As predicted by Dr. Julie - we got surf todayBA
Just received a highly classified call from the North Shore of the Wave Pool in Phoenix -BA
Doctor Julie says it's huge and getting bigger -
Teddy Cassidy is stoked, and has given surf lesson responsibilities to Rick Kane
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