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31 August 2013
30 August 2013
I met Neal - Sponge - Miyake many years ago in the lineup at Wind**Sea.
Neal was riding a Booger Board [ripping on it by the way] and he had a Fuji Disposable Camera around his neck.
For better or worse, I started wearing one around my neck [a Fuji, not a Miyake] when I surfed - this was my first attempt at Photo-Eddying since the times I failed miserably with 8mm movies in the sixties [nineteen sixties, not eighteen sixties]
Neal is an incredibly talented photographer, lives in Hawaii, and is at home riding any size waves on a booger, longboard or shortboard, and, most importantly, he is a genuinely good guy!
29 August 2013
25 August 2013
Photos by Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores 1
I must admit, that shockingly, I occasionally become over zealous with my attempts to educate / encourage my co-surfers in the lineup.
The photo below is evidence, that when I yell: "You paddle like a little girl!" it is a compliment - Emma wins every paddle battle she encounters - so in my world you paddle like a little girl
is a very high level of praise.
24 August 2013
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos 1
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos 2
One of the problems which global warming has created is there is now a new strain of seaweed in La Jolla
Apparently the tropical oceans' Deadly Stinging Nettles seaweed have somehow cross pollinated with the benign La Jolla Kelp.
Our favorite surfer / surgeon, Doc Julie has learned that if she keeps me at bay by maintaining her position with the ©®™Stinging Kelp Nettles™®© between us,
I cannot get close enough [even though her leash is 15 feet long] that I can grab her tether and perform the despicable Lance Burkhart Leash Grab maneuver on her.
[not to be confused with the Filner Headlock]
23 August 2013
19 August 2013
18 August 2013
17 August 2013
Day At The Beach Photos 1
Day At The Beach Photos 2
Day At The Beach Photos 3
Day At The Beach Photos 4
Day At The Beach Photos 5
Day At The Beach Photos 6
Day At The Beach Photos 7
Day At The Beach Photos 8
Day At The Beach Photos 9
Day At The Beach Photos 10
Day At The Beach Photos 11
Day At The Beach Photos 12
Day At The Beach Photos 13
An E-Coupon Ride at Disney Land is not nearly as exciting as this ride at Jimmy Land!
"BA-BA This surfing thing is way easy - This is my first wave and I surf better than you, and you've been at it for more than 60 years!"
11 August 2013
Smiles and Surf Skills - in The Arena!
Forester Thom says: "BA-BA this is the biggest wave ever ridden in La Jolla
Contrary to the facts
some of our local politicians and journalists attempt to spew, err, cite, global warming did
not cause the sand to erode -
The sand migration here is hard to believe ... why ... it just does - south swell in, north swell out
In the 1960's we used to play volleyball here - we still could play here in the 2010's but none of us can jump any more -
plus what fun would v-ball be in The Arena without jugs of Red Mountain Wine, and
puka wearing hippie chicks attempting to distract us with topless shorebreak whomping?
10 August 2013
The doc keeps all of her minions in line by ALWAYS keeping her back to them - the Mysterious Woman from Funk, Nebraska
05 August 2013
04 August 2013
03 August 2013
02 August 2013
01 August 2013
at La Jolla's Inside and Outside Go Padres Reef
The Jeremy demonstrates that inside at GPR ... as if the White House Rights came to The Arena
The Outside at GPR ... as if San Francisco's Ocean Beach Giants came to The Arena
BA' s Last Blast of BS:
"For me, I'd rather be an old 1/2 man still surfing South Wind Shores [below photo was a great day], the LJ Reefs and Black's, than an old whole man surfing Tourmaline.
[No offence to old men and my friends at Tourmo]"