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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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30 January 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews AM Photos La Jolla Album 1

Bill Andrews AM Photos La Jolla Album 2






28 January 2014

BA's Notes -

BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 3

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 4

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 5

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos Album 6

Eric


Kyle


Kyle


Remy


Remy : Backside Stall at KRM Reef


Michael


26 January 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos, Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos : Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos, Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos : Album 2

Bill Andrews Photos, Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos : Album 3

Fernando and Santiago in Right Hooker


Go Pro Ho


Randy Lind



La Jolla Reef


25 January 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos, La Jolla Shores Photos : Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos, Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos : Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos, Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos : Album 2

Bill Andrews Photos, Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos : Album 3

John Snead


Art, on a White House Right - La Jolla Shores


Outside Forbiddens


Kyle at "When La Jolla Shores Type Waves Came To A Top Secret La Jolla Reef"


Kyle, preparing for the bottom turn [note the fade right, go left].
Ever since I started surfing, "Fade Right, Go Left" or "Fade Left, Go Right" has been a classic La Jolla Reefs maneuver ... Too bad I started mind surfing at this point, thus missing the rest of the sequence


Kyle


Kyle


07 January 2014

In 1961 I got my driver's license, and my grandmother passed her old ride to me.

My 1953 Austin, nicknamed the "Pregnant Peanut" [the auto was brown] looked kindda like the photo below.

This was BEFORE Mumsy's granny car became my surf car.

5 minutes after my take-over, the Pregnant Peanut NEVER looked or smelled clean again!



Since 1961, every car I have ever owned was full of some sort of sporting equipment: baseball stuff, motocross stuff, tennis stuff, surf stuff, fishing stuff, spear fishing stuff, surf mats, surf boards...and it goes on and on...the countdown is beginning: 18 months or so before the van will be loaded again with stinky wetsuits, wet towels and surfboards of all sizes and types, and if my 3 surgeries are reasonably successful, tennis rackets will be added to the mix.

Anyone who has seen me and my car at the beach, will agree that it took a Herculean Effort for my van to look like this:



05 January 2014
BA's Notes -


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

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

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

North 'Kob's Reef of Death


Kevin

Harvey


04 January 2014
BA's Notes -
I have made some sort of idiotic game of not naming places, and sometimes by not accurately identifying friends and foes.

It's not like there is an abundance of "secret" surf spots remaining in Southern California - However - there are places which may be difficult to get to, or places where "localism" of varying intensity is still alive and well.

[Note that my current surf range goes from Black's to the north to South Bird to the south - I don't think I need to explain why I NEVER went back to The Cliffs after my experience in 1963 or 64--->My first and last attempt to surf there when I was rewarded with 4 flat tires and a "Go Back To The Shores" message written on all my windows with diaper contents which I shall politely call #2]

One of my favorite surf spots is the row of reefs which I usually include as Stirnkorb's - Stirnkorb's waves / reefs were always the ugly stepchild - for some reason I still cannot fathom - to the more famous and popular reefs like WindanSea and the right at Horseshoe [note: I said Horseshoe, not Horseshoes, and I said the right, not the left]

The faces in the lineup have changed from when I first surfed there [Stirnkorb's Reefs ] in 1961, but the waves - as I remember them - have remained unchanged.

I have given this place a variety of names, ranging from Fish Poker Reef, to New Jersey Reef, to 'Kob's, to Sasha's Reef, to Hot Curl's Reef to...ad nauseam

The current faces in the lineup are almost exclusively male, and they range pretty much in age from my kids' ages [mid 40's] down to high school age.

"BA get to the point, you know the only readers of this crapola are your mom and grandkids and they are all falling asleep"

All this drivel is meant only as a thank you to the patriarch Jerry Stirnkorb, down to the current Kob's [and adjoining reefs] family of surfers.

Please keep up the good work - it's a pleasure to surf with you - and please keep the lineup relatively orderly until I surf here again [maybe tomorrow] but certainly in about 18 months - complete with a new hip, new back, and new shoulder!

BA

Preview : From Chris Bonner to BA


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

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








Scotty



01 January 2014

Great start to 2014:
FAMILY


AQUATIC FRIENDS AND FAMILIES




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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