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Hunter S Thompson: "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy sh*t…what a ride!"

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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


During Surgery Downtime, Discovering Old Photos:

This little tumble led to one of many moto related injuries:


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Was I leading or losing?


A little bit of history from Doug Moranville -



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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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Is it true that "Only A Surfer Knows THE Feeling?"

More Photos: Only A Surfer Knows The Feeling...

Hot Curl David


Julie 1


WindanSea Surf Club's Day At The Beach For Special Surfers


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I'm recovering from a total left hip replacement about a month ago [09 Jan 2014]

- HOWEVER -

This is what I'm currently feeling - preparing for back surgery in about 6 weeks:



Bill Andrews + Flotation Device = Who needs pain meds when the ocean is available?

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Looking back at my experiences for more than the past 50 years or so, I guess I followed Hunter S. Thompson's whacked out advice in at least one way:

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy sh*t…what a ride!"

[censored because the only readers of this drivel are my mom, and my grandkids]


28 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Scripps Pier / Tourists / Surfer in the rain


South Wind + North Swell + Low Tide = White House Rights


25 February 2014
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Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Reefs Album 1

Saxon


Peter - Saxon


Commercial Photo Shoot - Did the city receive any $$ for this?


24 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1



23 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Dale



22 February 2014
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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

David Hot Curl / Hot Curl David


Sasha


21 February 2014
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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 Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 5

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 6

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 7

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 8

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 9

Jason


Nick


Doc Julie


Jacob


20 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1



Tim


19 February 2014
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When I was a La Jolla Shores Gremmie in the 1950's, I was part of a group of beginners, all living within walking distance of The Shores.

The "Rules" of surfing were very clear then, as they should be now: basically, look both ways before you take off, don't drop in on someone already riding the wave, hang on to your board - pretty simple -
Less simple was developing one's surfing style.

Speaking for myself, my style developed primarily by watching the WindanSea Guys - especially my good friend Joe Trotter - when they visited [rarely, thank goodness] The Shores.

How one held their hands as they rode the wave would generate either style points or derision.

My hypothesis has always been that the proper way to hold one's hands were as if you were a bullfighter.

I think that the WindanSea Guys were influenced by their trips to the bullring in Tijuana, and for some, their trips to Spain, where they studied the bullfighters' style

If you were to compare the current crop of top local La Jolla surfers, and their surfing style, to the "style" of La Jolla's surfing pioneers of the fifties, I think you would see that the hand / arm positioning has not changed at all [my opinion only]

Gracias.
BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

Lee


Lee


Jeff


18 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1





17 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Chilli


Hot Curl David


15 February 2014
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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 Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 2

939 = My mom's [Mrs. Pink] Nightmare:


Mutant Harbor Seal clogging the lineup at Archie's


13 February 2014
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Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reef Photos - Album 1

Joe


12 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Doc Dale - Backside Bottom Turn - Thank Goodness it's not a Pig Dog Rail Grab on a chest high La Jolla Shores wave


Larry Crow - Backside Style


Ron Jones - a true La Jolla Shores Stylemeister


10 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 2

'Nado Patrick


09 February 2014
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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 Photos Sunset In The Arena Album 1

La Jolla Reef Sunset


04 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bob Mitsven


La Jolla Shores Sunrise


02 February 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 3

Doc Dale


Tommy Boy
 

Bobby Mitsven


01 February 2014
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BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1





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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