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"Yesterday is History - Tomorrow is a Mystery - And Today is a Gift..."
Despite the common surf myth that arriving at the beach with a new board will ruin the surf - There were three beautiful new boards at The Shores today - AND - the surf was pretty good!BA
A Crow | A Mitsven | A Josh Hall
I'll try not to bore the 3 people who read this drivel, but the resin work that Larry Crow did on his own board, and on Bird's Mitsven was spectacular!
Crow's application of resin panels and pinstripes were obvious to the touch - a lost art [resin pinstripes and artwork - not the art of touching]
What % of the surfing public can appreciate the work and time it takes to produce art like Larry's??
It wasn't even that long ago that resin pinstripes and a gloss coat were included in the price of a new board -
Where have the Sam Cody Resin Spears gone??
After years of searching, I finally found it: Stirnkorb's Forbidden Reef!BAI silently paddled out, and was minding my own business, attempting not to rile the hostile Stirnkorb's locals, when some kid SWAM out to me, and said: "Catfish told me, to tell you: NO PHOTOS ALLOWED!"The guy to whom I gave my camera must have been from Australia, because the locals called him "Dingo" or something like that??
I did not want to violate the local customs / mores at this totally secret spot, but I also did not want to get bullied into leaving the lineup - my search for Stirnkorb's has been exhausting!
"I did not realize this is a no photo zone, but I do want to take a couple of photos from the water, just to prove to my kids, my grand kids, and my numerous ex-wives that I finally had the sack to surf Stirnkorb's... I'm not gonna be intimidated out here!"
"Plus... [my well practiced line] ... you're gonna lose in at least three ways if you try to beat me up:
1. If you do beat me up - whoopee for you - you beat up a guy who's almost 70 years old - you lose!Luckily for me - the swimmer's friends in the water wanted their photos taken, so reluctantly I handed my camera over to the guy, so he could take some photos of his gang.
2. If I throw a lucky first punch and - gasp - land it - you might get beat up by a 70 year old - you lose again!
3. Most importantly, my daddy's an attorney - strike three - you're out!"
A Catfish and a Dingo in the lineup - I wonder if these Stirnkorb's locals are dues paying members of PETA?
My 5th "Waterproof - Shockproof" camera exploded - This is video was its last hurrah - Four Olympus and now the FujiBA
I was actually gonna try to edit this video - TOO complicated - Lost all interest in video
Bob Glick Video:BA
Notes on the video: A few comments regarding how to make the world a better place, spoken by Mr. Robert Glick,
the well known NPR activist for saving the seals, as well as being dedicated to creating world peace, feeding the hungry, and as a Senior Advisor to Al Gore's Stop Global Warming Scam, err, Initiative.
AM Photos 1 AND Photos A -
Include: Hey Doug, whose team are you on...Team Staples, or, Team Goldsmith?? | Tom Ortner - 5 Decades and counting! | Billy The Plumber | David can always grab that last breath of fresh air, even in the most dangerous situations
AM Photos 2 - Include: Mad Jack | A Toad in paradise | Joe Mac - one of the nicest of the LJ Tribe
Top Secret photos of a clandestine dive if your looking for: The Best Fish Tacos north of The RiverBA
Big Shot in Wind**Sea Surf Club sez: "Forget it BA, you'll NEVER get into our exclusive club - AND - just to make you feel even worse - if you were a member chicks would FINALLY dig you!"
I'm often asked: "BA, why are the Wind**Sea locals so hostile?"BA
The answer is simply: "Because they're weaned at an early age eating sand under The Shack!"
Usual disclaimers:BAObviously, I'm not good at multi-tasking - Beach Marshalling and Photo Paparazzing simultaneously - WHEW - the quality, err, lack of quality of both tasks are evident.(1) If you thought I took your photo and you don't see it, it ain't a reflection on your photogenic attributes [does this make any sense], the photo was probably terribly out of focus and or over / under exposed - the photographer has not gotten better over the years - he just takes more photos
(2) If you don't like the photo of you, your spawn, or??? just let me know and I'll remove the photo
(3) This year's surf parents were the best yet!! Even when I called your kid - jokingly of course - a brat - most of you agreed with me??
(4) Of course the event wouldn't be a success, unless Peek Performance created a controversy - in fact this time his first heat DQ was totally UNWARRANTED -
Menehune Photos 1 Include: Peter King | Good Morning! | George sez: "This is a Bulky Boy Wake Up Call!" | Gordy sez: "What am I doing here, and how does this thing work?"Menehune Photos 6 Include: Lucas nose perch |
Menehune Photos 2 Include: Ricky Four Legs | Surf Moms Rock!
Menehune Photos 3 Include: We NEVER have any fun! | A VERY serious strategy session
Menehune Photos 4 Include: Dawn Patrol | Dawn Spawn | I love DJ's Cooking! | Master Chef / Engineer DJ
Menehune Photos 5 Include: BA offering - of all things - parenting tips | Little Dude sez: "My mom won this contest!"
Menehune Photos 6.5 Include: Ricky sez: "We're friends until the semi-finals!" | Tristan sez: "If Lucas can hang 5, I can hang an arch!"
Menehune Photos 7 Include: Josh sez: "Chicks dig me 'cause I surf!"
Menehune Photos 8 Include: Hey Aaron, what's inside that camera? | Bulky Boy's unusual size chart |
Menehune Photos 9 Include: Little Dude makes it look way too easy!
Menehune Photos 10 Include: I saw Lopez do this at The Pipe
Menehune Photos 11 Include: Last minute instructions from dad
Menehune Photos 12 Include: The Oracle of The Shores
Menehune Photos 13 Include: Two for the price of one
Menehune Photos 14 Include: Chicks dig me 'cause I can juggle sand balls
Menehune Photos 15 Include: This surfing thing is so easy!
Menehune Photos 16 Include: You guys didn't really think you had a chance to get to know her, did you??
Menehune Photos 17 Include: A floating grom
Menehune Photos 18 Include: Grom backside bomb
Menehune Photos 19 Include: Breath holding lessons this way
Menehune Photos 20 Include: JP gets announcing tips from Shackleton
Menehune Photos 21 Include: Three surfers and four boards - call 911
Menehune Photos 22 Include: Little dude made this death defying maneuver!
Menehune Photos 23 Include: Smile for Aaron
Menehune Photos 24 Include: Broken, but unbowed
Menehune Photos 25 Include: David sez: "I can hold my breath longer than you can!" | Surf hotties watching the action
Menehune Photos 26 Include: Mutant sand crab
Menehune Photos 27 Include: Tristan |
Menehune Photos 28 Include: Lucas or Joel or Butch?
Menehune Photos 29 Include: Team Choreograph
Menehune Photos 30 Include: Oh no!!! - I just saw BA without his camera or megaphone
Menehune Photos 31 Include: The calm before the storm
Menehune Photos 32 Include: Steve - father of Tristan | Tristan - son of Steve |
Menehune Photos 33 Include: We're Stoked! | Janet sez: "BA, I can surf better than you ever could, and I have a broken arm!"
Menehune Photos 34 Include: Joe Ewing - Surfer / Photographer / WindanSea Surf Club Member
Menehune Photos 35 Include: Ricky sez "Chicks dig me 'cause I surf, and I'm injured!"
Michael says: "BA, if you surfed, chicks would dig you!" | Long Board Larry | Marne, La Jolla's own paparazzi-ette | The legends | The Pres, acting presidential | and ten thousand more
Pizza Party Includes: The Heat Sheet | This foot was made for surfing, will be willed to science | The Schnead at his best | Dessa, artist / photo babe past infinity | Photo advisor to the stars, JP | and ten thousand and 1 more
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