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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

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Below are 4 of more than 50,000 photos I have archived, err, collected.

I think that "archived" implies some sort of ability to retrieve the contents [Google Search???]

{I can barely find a matching pair of socks in one dresser drawer, find an archived / collected photo on my website - hah}

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Luckily for me, I have collected a few photos taken by real photographers, some of which are below and are also throughout my Day With BA website.

I'm stoked that they have allowed me to use their photos...

Thank you - Thank you for your courtesy!

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Surfing, La Jolla Characters and ...

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La Jolla Surfing Photo : Courtesy of Pete Palmer : Date Taken : Early 1968
Crowded?  Yes : 3 Of Us In The Lineup!



Rick Doyle Photo of a Black's Road Wave : Uncrowded [BA and friend]


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Jeff Divine took this photo of me in Baja ~ 1969 when I was doing my best to adhere to "Follow the Curl Line"
My board was a really cool Larry Strada gun, about 18.5" wide by about 7' long.

Thank you Jeff - sorry my photo storage techniques and post processing does not do justice to your great photography!
Jeff Divine photo of Bill Andrews in Baja

[by the way 1, Corky Carroll in 1967, said this about a photo of Jock Sutherland in Surfer Mag "...moves up and down and surfs both sides of the curl line, in contrast to the "old timers" who positioned themselves in the curl (on the curl line) and rode away from the break"]

[by the way 2, to this day, in my surf world, just about number one at the top of my list of annoying in the water behavior is longboard kooks - note kooks - not beginners - racing for the shoulder]

[by the way 3, I probably should not even ask why, but why would any surfer who has progressed past beginner status, want to miss the fun of staying in the curl, and possibly - gasp - getting barrelled]

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This photo was taken when I first began kneeboarding, and I'm enjoying, more and more, doing something I said I would NEVER do!
Bill Andrews kneeboarding, La Jolla Shores : Photo by John Slavin
BA Kneeboarding
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BELOW ARE ENTRIES FOR JUNE 2014


30 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos

Album 1 Includes --->

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of an Arena Left :
This place RARELY gets good, and if / when it does [get good] one [yea you] will find
death potential polluted water and very hostile locals!


29 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos

Album 1 Includes --->

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
In an effort to be a better citizen [I will be back in the water in a couple of weeks] I thought it would
be helpful to provide a legitimate and accurate surf map for La Jolla's summer surfers


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
I guess either a masochist or a beginning surfer would choose
to walk out / paddle out at La Jolla Shores' Hole - this spot is a Club Med for stingrays


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
We don't go to your neighborhood and make a mess,
why is it okay for you to come to our yard and not only make a mess, but a really dangerous mess?


28 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos

Album 1 Includes --->

Smilin' Art with a great looking homemade ? board :

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :

R Dot

My favorite surf team members and potential members


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Matt keeps getting better and better and obviously has figgered out a way to slow the hands of time
  

Bill Andrews NOT a La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Grandson BamBam / Nolan is on his way to scoring 17 goals in one game :
I forgot that today's youth sport bureaucrats do not encourage keeping score or recognizing individual excellence


27 June 2014
BA's Notes -

Bill Andrews NOT a La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Left Ear : 100% Blocked : Pre Surgery on 19 June 2014

Thank you Doctor O!

BA

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos La Jolla Shores Album 1 :

Photos Include --->

Today's Lady Lifeguards are at least 200% stronger than I ever was! : Matt 1 : Hangar 94's - Mikey :

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos La Jolla Shores Album 2 :

Photos Include --->

Matt battles an Archie's Foam Ball Bomb :

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Art : La Jolla Shores


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Jimmy : La Jolla Shores


Bill Andrews Not La Jolla Surfing Photo : Sunrise : University City


26 June 2014
BA's Notes -

I was talking to Ryan this morning, asked Ryan if he knew that in this photo:

Ryan - Standing Island

he was performing a bona fide surfing maneuver---> "Standing Island"

Just a reminder [to me] that a long time ago, I did know how to surf vertically:

Ron Stoner photo of Bill Andrews
BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos La Jolla Shores Album 1 :
Photos Include --->


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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos La Jolla Shores Album 2 :
Photos Include --->

El Fuego finds Funky Town

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos La Jolla Shores Album 3

Photos Include --->

Trevor claims fronts and backs :

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Arthur at La Jolla Shores


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Larry Crow at La Jolla Shores


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Decision Time at La Jolla Shores


Bill Andrews Not a La Jolla Surfing Photo
Back Hardware installed about 3 months ago : Thank you Doc Kim!



25 June 2014
BA's Notes -

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

Include--> Smilin' South Coast John : Smilin' PB Jeff : Julie and El Fuego : A Point Loma Crow :

No fun here - Stuck in The Hole at La Jolla Shores :

The Most Expensive Lifeguard Tower[s] In The History of The Surf World :

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of LJ Matt : Archie's : La Jolla Shores



Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of PB Jeff : Archie's : La Jolla Shores


23 June 2014
BA's Notes -
"BA-BA, you are always referencing Mellow Cat"

[Ted Richards and I became friends when Kurt was collaborating with Ted for the comic strip in the mags - good guy]

"We have no idea about what or to whom you are referring!"

Mellow Cat's Hollywood...
There are a million photos of Kurt on the web, I'm just too lazy to perform the search
Kurt Ledterman aka Mellow Cat aka Archie and I have been good friends for at least - gasp - gasp - 50 years

Kurt made a living semi-dominating the lefts which we called Buoy Lefts, which has morphed into Archie's Lefts

Actually, I am more than a bit jealous of the spot name[s]
in my world it should have been BA's Lefts, Big Pink's Lefts, or?
BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores - Album 1 Photos Include:

Under Construction, La Jolla Shores : Larry Crow Style Master Photo RUINED by background SUPers

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores - Album 2 Photos Include:

Randy, demonstrating how to put a board parallel to the wave's face and maximize speed, well done Randy! :

Hey Ryan, what's out there? : Hey Deem [name misspelled] what's out there? :

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores - Album 3 Photos Include:


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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores - Album 4 Photos Include:


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Number One Nice Guy in any lineup, anywhere in the world South Coast John!



Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
When I was this kid's age, my board was 10' of solid balsa wood.
No wetsuit, no leash, same stoke!


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Matt


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Not Raw Meat


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :
Ryan


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo :

Kyoko - The smile which lights-up the lineup



22 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores Photos - Album 1 Includes:

PHOTOS DO NOT LIE :  Manny V, a great surfer / surf photographer and his photos prove his artistry / talent

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores Photos - Album 2 Includes:

BA's Rhetorical Question:
PHOTOS DO NOT LIE : How has this kook [note: KOOK, not beginner] on the red decked board survived his years of absolute drop in idiocy?

BA's Rhetorical Answer:
PHOTOS DO NOT LIE : The surfers he hacks have a high enough skill level to avoid him -
Red Board Kook [RBK] stays away from me, because he [RBK] knows I do not have the skill set to avoid him

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing photo of Flipper in the lineup ruined by Guess Who in the foreground?

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos - La Jolla Shores Photos - Album 3 Includes:


Jeff and Emma Share an Archie's Left - No Shock and Awe [yet]

Jeff's Shock and Awe, err, Jaw Drop: Emma is now a goofy foot

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos : Jeff and Emma challenge Archie's, directly over the
only Fire Coral Reef in California


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of Pete : Shutter Speed ~ 1/500,000 of a second
Still not fast enough to capture Pete non-blurred


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of Pete : Shutter Speed ~ 1/500,000,000 of a second
Finally fast enough to capture Pete and Flipper as they race from The Boat Launch to Scripps


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Archie's : La Jolla Shores


21 June 2014
BA's Notes -
When I was a La Jolla Shores Gremmie ~ 1956 [some will argue - rather convincingly - that I still am] there was very little interaction between the older surfers and the gremmies.

[Back then, in my world, an old surfer was about 25 years old, and we were all about 12 years old]
Most of us were not born in California, I was born on an Army / Airforce Base in Illinois [we moved to California in 1950]

Most were the spawn of WW II Veterans and stay at home mothers [I am too old, by a couple of years, to be a "Baby Boomer"]

The majority of our fathers did not surf, in fact, even though we lived less than 200 yards from the beach, my father [from Virginia] probably watched me surf less than 5 times.

Way too many of my friends - it appears to me - have lost their surf stoke, some have even lost life's stoke -

I am pretty good at dishing out unsolicited advice, so here goes:

Groms, enjoy your youth, relish your surf stoke, or whatever it is that gives you the stoke - old guys drop into some of the beaches which you used to visit when we were kids.

[Get there early, in the summer or any weekend, holiday, there ain't no parking after about 9:30 AM]
Absorb the same things we used love - you'll be stoked, as well as surprised at how graciously you're accepted, and how unbelievable the surfing level is now!
BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photos : Groms in The Arena Album Photos Include:


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo : Surf Sacrifice 2014 style
I was telling the Groms that they looked dangerously close to the way we looked [as Gremmies] about - OUCH - 60 years ago!


I stuck Ron Greene, Photo Guy Supremo, with my camera for this photo at Bird's Surf Shed

Want surf shop stoke - go to Bird's!


Thank you Doctor O'Leary and your right hand man, PA, surfer Brett.
Apparently you yanked that thing out of my ear right before I would have become the proud recipient of a massive ear infection -
Thank you - Thank you!


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of La Jolla Shores 5:30 AM


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing Photo of Hostile Locals Reef 5:45 AM


19 June 2014
BA's Notes -
Beginning with my first surgery / downtime in January of this year, my television viewing hours have been lengthened because of my introduction [self induced] to daytime TV.

The number of see you in court, see you for lie detector / DNA result / caught you cheating shows is mind numbing -

I'm speaking only for myself - most certainly out of jealousy - cuz the shows are making millions of $$$
BA
Thank you Doctor O'Leary and your right hand man, PA, surfer Brett.
Apparently you yanked that thing out of my ear right before I would have become the proud recipient of a massive ear infection -
Thank you - Thank you!
Doc O

Bill Andrews photo of the bedroom accessories I NEVER thought I would see, let alone use!
After ear surgery I had to sleep at about a 60 degree angle - used one of my many junkola crates to ensure that I would not roll over to a more comfortable horizontal position.


Bill Andrews Photo of one of my favorite TV programs - only of course - if it shows a meth head getting tasered!


Bill Andrews photo : I'm sure some find this show entertaining / informative -
for me I only watch Phil if Jerry Springer, a real therapist, is not available


Bill Andrews photo : Passages Malibu ad shown on every channel during "self improvement" programs...
Affordable, of course, it's only $80,000/month according to link on photo below.
I found the link on Al Gores' internets, so it's gotta be true:


Bill Andrews La Jolla surfing photo : Here's my therapy :



18 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Surfing, La Jolla Characters, and ..... Album 1 Photos

include ---> Smilin' Ron Jones : A Pier from PB : This kid rips, and even better, he is a gentleman in the lineup :

How long will it take to replace the window on the NEW lifeguard tower? :

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing photo of Doc Julie on a White House Right, La Jolla, CA
Dr. Julie Ellner

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing photo of sunrise from the water, La Jolla, CA
Sunrise, La Jolla Shores

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing photo of the result of foot Vs stingray - and the winner is:
Stingray Alert

Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing photo of my board and Mr. Robert Glick's BEAUTIFUL new R dot


Bill Andrews La Jolla Surfing photo of Robert Glick his beautiful new R dot
Bob Glick


16 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Surfing, La Jolla Characters and ...

Album 1 Includes ---> Rolf inside The Arena : Sand Out after only 24 hours of NW swell :

Bill Andrews Photo : La Jolla, CA : Rolfie, a legitimate Style Master at all of La Jolla's Reefs
ROLF AT WINDANDSEA, LA JOLLA,CA

Bill Andrews Photo : La Jolla, CA :
Lifeguard Approved?
WindanSea

Bill Andrews Photo : WindanSea La Jolla, CA :
One of the most famous parking lots
- surf or non surf - in my - as well as in Tommy Wolfe's World
MOST FAMOUS PARKING LOT IN THE UNIVERSE : WINDANSEA, LA JOLLA, CA


15 June 2014
BA's Notes -

Father's Day / Granddaddy Billy's Day at Moonlight Beach, Encinitas [by the way, the surf was pretty darn good]



BA
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Bill Andrews Photos of La Jolla Surfing, La Jolla Characters and ...

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Album 1

Includes ---> Sand In, In The Arena, La Jolla, CA : The Shack, La Jolla's Historical Icon : The deck of my board

Bill Andrews photo : WindanSea, La Jolla, CA :
Even in my most careless / selfish days, when I was a dog owner, I picked up my dog's poo -
WindanSea, La Jolla, CA

Bill Andrews photo WindanSea, La Jolla, CA :
This guy watched his dog dump on the beach, and just walked on by...
...No baggie?
You can probably afford to sacrifice your remaining Starbucks Coffee, and use the cup as a poo container
WindanSea, La Jolla, CA

Bill Andrews Photo: WindanSea Sunrise in La Jolla
La Jolla Sunrise from the water

Bill Andrews photo: WindanSea's Water Therapy. La Jolla, CA is wayyy better than the "couch" [at least in my opinion]


Bill Andrews Photo : Dale in The Arena


14 June 2014
BA's Notes -

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

Doc Julie at Surgeon's Reef, illustrating the typical BA photo, out of focus, crooked horizon, no zoom, etc.

Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Reefs [and LJ Shores]  Album 2 Includes --->

 David at Nava Land : David at La Jolla Shores : Erik [student / surfer, or is it surfer / student] in The Arena :

Bill Andrews Photo : Sand In - La Jolla 92037
Sand In La Jolla CA

Bill Andrews Photo : Custom Board : Below The Shack : La Jolla, CA
Board and Shack - La Jolla - CA

Bill Andrews Photo : Custom Board From The Water : La Jolla, CA
Bill Andrews' Surfboard from water

Bill Andrews Photo : Looking Toward Bonair : La Jolla, CA
Water Photo La Jolla Reef

Bill Andrews Photo : Top Secret La Jolla Reef, 92037


13 June 2014

BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews photo of the bottom of my board, The Lot, La Jolla 92037


Bill Andrews photo of the deck [complete with handles] of my board, The Lot, La Jolla 92037


Bill Andrews photo of Doc Julie...
In a very short length of time, Julie's surfing skills have improved to a point where she is getting dangerously close to becoming one of the top docs in La Jolla's death defying lineups!


Daughter Emma and Dad Jeff -
Fashion Mag quality out of the water / Surfer Mag ability in the lineup


06 - 12 June 2014
BA's Notes -

Taking a week off - Going to practice serious meditation at La Jolla's Redwood Hollow

I guess I have to internalize / rationalize the difference between becoming a senior citizen - incrementally - or as is happening now, at light speed - OUCH!
BA


04 - 05 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos 05 June 14 Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Photos 04 June 14 Album 1

Top Secret La Jolla Reef - Action is always high speed
Blur

I would not attempt this maneuver on dry land, even with a foot of padding [my bu*t] as a safety precaution


Just like everything else in La Jolla, construction NEVER ends!
Over Budget - Completion dates pushed back by days, weeks, months, and yes, often years
Public projects which fail in La Jolla, punish tax payers everywhere, not just in La Jolla
Tower 32

Bill Andrews photo of Ryan :
Every day, he, and a select few others at The Shores, improve their surfing!
One major reason for their improvement: They use the right board for the waves they are riding


02 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA
Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews Photo : Thom :
Naturally, I was too slow on the trigger to capture one of the best waves ever at this top secret reef!
Thom was totally buried in the barrel, but I was captivated by another spectator, no $$ shot for me
Thom

Bill Andrews photo of La Jolla Shores escapee, Raw Meat Matt
Matt


01 June 2014
BA's Notes -

BA

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews photo of Teddy Cassidy, La Jolla Shores, CA


Going thru archives:
Way, way back, there was a gang of young guys, home-based primarily at The Cliffs, who would come to Black's.

A number of these guys were kneeboarders, outstanding surfers by the way, but they were still "Half Men"

They received a lot of crapola from us, and I remember very well adding kneeboarding to my list of "I'll never..."

My I'll never list included: ...Ride a foam board, ...wear a wetsuit, ...use a leash and so on.

All I can say is that my longboard surfing was never that good, but I sure am having a lot of fun doing something I said I would never do so many years ago: 1/2 manning it!
This photo was taken when I first began kneeboarding, and I'm enjoying, more and more, doing something I said I would NEVER do!



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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