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A bit of history - from Mac Meda

More Boring Stuff: BA's Surf Turf Tours | Working on: "The Book of BA's Dribble and Drivel©" | My Friend Jimmy Weaver's Web Site: WindanSea Beach dot com [total pimpage]

Terrible Videos from a collection of terrible BA 8mm movies:

H-Bay 1969 | 1960 La Jolla Shores - Pat Manley's Club House  |  Mussel Rock, from the water 1961 | PB Surf Shop and "The Fence" 1970 | North Boomer 1961


Here are a couple of videos - remember, I took the videos - please don't expect very much - 15 Jan 2012 Teddy Smith's Memorial at WindanSea:

Teddy Smith Memorial BA Video - WindanSea - YouTube 1

Teddy Smith Memorial BA Video - WindanSea - YouTube 2


A little bit of history from Doug Moranville - - Branding Iron



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The photo below marks the first time my wave height reports became more hyperbole than factual -
My reporting - obviously - has gone down hill from here
[even calling the wave height as "this 35 footer" makes me sound like some morning television info babe -
this was the first and last time I used "footer" as an adjective or noun for describing wave heights!]
BA at Big Rock
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                                          Photo by Glen Fye of me, BA : WindanSea 1969        Photo by Ron Stoner of me, BA : Black's Cover 1964 Surfer Magazine
BA rides a giant                                                    BA rides a baby

Photo Tom Clark's Mom : BA©®™, Bill Andrews©®™, Big Pink©®™ : La Jolla Shores ~ 1958 : First surfing photo of me - AND -
Most Importantly - after almost 60 years, I am finally able to confront my hideous nickname without wanting to go off the cliff at Black's [naked and on fire]
    
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Finally, I have a bit more time on my hands and found this photo - I forget who took the photo, below of Maynard's.

The photo has been passed around for years, so as soon as I discover who the Photo Eddy is, I will note photo credit.

The photo sure brings back a flood of memories
Some good memories, some not so good memories, and more than just a few memories are downright nightmarish

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31 December 2013
BA's Notes


BA
I'm having 3 surgeries starting on 09 Jan 2014 [new hip, new back, new shoulder] and I'll be out of the water for about 18 months
My [BA's] Decision Tree:

Choice One: Bring my rocking chair to the beach and act my age until the 9th

Choice Two: Continue to surf until the last minute...

I guess my answer is rhetorical : gotta keep surfing until 12 hours before going under the knife

"Hey BA, we'd recognize your leg anywhere ...

wetsuit legs cut off like clam diggers from the sixties, cadaver white skin, and naturally, blood  

[do you still get sunburned with a full moon?]

... keep up the good work!"


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Bill Andrews AM Photos La Jolla Shores-->Album 1

Bill Andrews AM Photos La Jolla Shores-->Album 2

Bill Andrews AM Photos La Jolla Shores-->Album 3

Bill Andrews AM Photos <Top Secret La Jolla Reefs>-->Album 1

Bill Andrews AM Photos <Top Secret La Jolla Reefs>-->Album 2

Bill Andrews AM Photos <Top Secret La Jolla Reefs>-->Album 3

Bill Andrews AM Photos <Top Secret La Jolla Reefs>-->Album 4
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30 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs And Sand Out in The Arena -->Album 1

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> <'Kob's> La Jolla Reefs-->Album 2

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> <'Kob's> La Jolla Reefs-->Album 3

Bill Andrews <Top Secret><'Kob's> La Jolla Reefs-->Album 4

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> <Fire Coral Reef > La Jolla Reefs in the afternoon-->Album 5

Bill Andrews <Ultra Top Secret> La Jolla Shores Plus Rare photo of a Country Honk by John Kies-->Album 6








29 December 2013
BA's Notes -
I am among - of more than a few - fellow surfers who give Plumb Bob a whole load of crapola - always just in fun - and he always goes out - always catches good waves - Bobby - you rule!!

- AND Bobby -

Your doggy door exits are a thing of beauty...

This type of scene is duplicated all over the world, and it's the camaraderie that speaks volumes of "only a surfer knows the feeling"

The "fly-away" has been in my wish list of skills ever since my feeble attempts almost 60 years ago

Another gang of hostile locals at North 'Kob's
BA

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 1

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 2

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 3

Bill Andrews <NSA Top Secret> La Jolla Shores Photos--->Album 1

Peak 1


Mikey



28 December 2013
BA's Notes -
Teddy is one of those guys who actually means it when he says:
"I laugh at the possibility of injury on the Rocks Of Death at north 'Kob's"

I've watched as  Jason's surfing has improved exponentially since I started floundering at 'Kob's again - not cause and effect - just my observation - plus his leg is as screwed - maybe more so - as mine

I'm sure info-babe's surf report is gonna be nothing but accurate, as she probably speaks from years of experience dominating the dangerous La Jolla Shores lineup
BA
Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 1

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 2

Bill Andrews <Top Secret> La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 3

Bill Andrews <Ultra Top Secret> La Jolla Shores Photos--->Album 1








27 December 2013
BA's Notes -
Random guy prepares to tackle another one of North 'Kob's lefts - but -
he goes right - AND - performs the rare double arm wave claim!

La Jolla - land of close-outs and miles of sugar-like white sandy beaches

I think I see Bobby shredding in Glick Land
BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos--->Album 4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos--->Album 1






26 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->1
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->2
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->3
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->4

wave 1






24 December 2013
BA's Notes -
Have you EVER seen Cameron without a great smile?
BA
Christmas Eve at La Jolla Shores-->Album 1



23 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Album--->1

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Album--->2





22 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Shores Album-->1



21 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla---->1

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla---->2



20 December 2013
BA's Notes -


BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Album--->1



BA's message to Bobby G: "I warned you about being overconfident at Tourmaline!"


18 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album-->1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album-->2



17 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album--->1
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album--->2
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album--->3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->4
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->5
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->6


This could have been one of the better waves today - but paddler did not display any willingness to take it on the head!

This type of "accident" happens way too often - I know that [rarely] I've have been "the paddler" but I try to avoid that position at all costs


Part Two:  Result:
By the way - if the paddler is a good surfer and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, he'll understand this, and will agree with my comments - if the paddler is just another one of the beginners at The Shores, maybe this will be a lesson learned...


As if we didn't have enough to worry about in the lineup - now we will need a bigger boat


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If it's at all possible, experienced / respectful surfers will take it on the head rather than ruin another surfer's ride





16 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews: La Jolla Reefs Surfing Photos Album-->1  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Surfing Photos Album-->2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Surfing Photos Album-->3  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Surfing Photos Album-->4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Surfing Photos Album-->5  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album-->6




15 December 2013
BA's Notes


BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->1
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->2
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->3
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->4
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->5
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->6
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album--->7

David
JP
Nick
Tristan
Tristan
Patrick
Patrick


14 December 2013
BA's Notes


BA
Bill Andrews: La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->1  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->3  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->5  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->6

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->7  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->8

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->9  :   Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->10

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->11  :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->12

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->13   :  Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos Album-->14







13 December 2013
BA's Notes -
A little more than 24 hours ago, I was getting prepped – mentally and physically – for the first of 3 surgeries [new hip, new shoulder, new back]
I was preparing for at least a year out of the water - there’s no way I would have been able to make it for the next 20 years [looking forward to being 90 years old in the lineup] without going under the knife.

Reprieved:
I did not follow both written and verbal instructions properly regarding the meds I was supposed to take prior to hip replacement surgery [scheduled for yesterday, 12 December 2013] so the surgery was postponed for about 30 days. 

Anyway, instead of lying around in the hospital, recovering from surgery, today I surfed our private, top secret location, splitting peaks with about 10 others.

To use a canned phrase: “Only a surfer knows the feeling” is pretty much spot on…

Maybe because I am in the Red Zone of life, I’ve finally discovered that it serves me well if I appreciate each day more than the day before, and each day is better because of the family and friends with whom I share life’s experiences, waves, and that existential lust for life.

Thank you!
BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Album 2

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Album 3

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Album 4





06 December 2013
BA's Notes -
Emma asks Daddy Jeff:
"BA says that when he was my age, today would have been the warmest it ever got at The Shores, even in the middle of summer - does BA EVER exaggerate?"

RJ: Let me guess, are you watching the wave, or??

I was lucky to have surfed with Tom Stone on the North Shore, when I watch Tom Matera I think about days long gone -
keep it up Tommy M, it's a pleasure to surf with you!
BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 5

How many times - over the years - have we stopped in mid-stroke to enjoy Skip Frye's classic style?
Skip Frye

I risked my life to ensure I captured - on film - a cheater five up close and personal!


Art
Art

Eddie Moore and I have surfed together for moore than 40 years
Eddie has had many chances to split my melon, this is just one of at least 300 opportunistic one of my moore close calls -
According to the AARP, I'm not quite as nimble as I used to be?


03 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Anitra


Patrick


02 December 2013
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

La Jolla Shores Sunrise


Doug Jones AKA Augie Doggie / Cochise


Doug Jones AKA Augie Doggie / Cochise


01 December 2013
BA's Notes -


BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos 4

Richard


Julie


South Coast John


South Coast John



BA' s Last Blast of BS:

"For me, I'd rather be an old 1/2 man still surfing South Wind Shores [below photos 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]"

BA at The Shores by Alyson Doria / surfshot.com

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