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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?

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

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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]



25 March 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Take Off Death Reef


24 March 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1



23 March 2014
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In the almost 60 years in which I have been surfing, a common statement from all surfers who have spent a bit of time out of the lineup say: “It sure feels good to be surfing / to be in the  water again.”

I know that I have certainly said this more than once, err, maybe more than 1,000 times, but never before have I meant it like I do now.

Following total hip replacement a couple of months ago, with back surgery coming up on the 28th, shoulder repair in the near future, surfer’s ear surgery during back surgery recovery, and the discovery of a new malady [pretty rare I’ve learned] Heterotopic Ossification in the left hip.

This is not a poor me message, but one of how stoked I am to be able to still paddle out among friends and feel the cathartic benefit of ocean immersion.

I  have never felt such spiritual, physical, emotional, sensual relief as I have felt hanging off my board, as weightless as possible without being in space.

Thank you to my friends in the water who have put up with my attempts to avoid clogging the lineup [everyone knows how I feel about lineup cloggers] and to my docs who have put up with my crying and sniveling like a little baby!
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Bill Andrews Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews
Bill Andrews

Wind**Sea Bomb
La Jolla Reef

Emma
Emma


21 March 2014
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Bill Andrews Photos La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Doc Dale stroking into an Archie's Left
Doc Dale

Photo of Bill Andrews by Larry Crow - La Jolla Shores


19 March 2014
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Bill Andrews photos in La Jolla's Arena Album 1

Bill Andrews photos in La Jolla's Arena Album 2

Bill Andrews photos in La Jolla's Arena Album 3

Peter Wave Loch lip floating in The Arena


Lee speeding in The Arena


Brandon speeding in The Arena


Brandon : One of a select few - La Jolla Reef Style Masters


Peter Wave Loch : One of a select few - La Jolla Reef Style Masters


18 March 2014
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Bill Andrews Photos La Reefs Album 1

Sea Snake Reef : Unridden as always


17 March 2014
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Bill Andrews Photos Top Secret La Jolla Reefs Album 1

No takers on this wave at Testosterones


La Jolla Lines


16 March 2014
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Bill Andrews Photos of "Kob's Pirates" Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos of "Kob's Pirates" Album 2

Marc and his new board's maiden voyage at 'Kob's 1


Marc and his new board's maiden voyage at 'Kob's 2


Matt - Surf Inside - Murphy
Matt Murphy

Granddaughter Audie


Grandson Bam Bam


15 March 2014

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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 2

Emma - The smile which lights the way from La Jolla to Paris


Doc Julie
Julie Ellner

Top Secret La Jolla Reef


Matt Murphy
Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy


14 March 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Reef Photos Album 2

La Jolla Sunset
La Jolla Sunset

The Foot of Death


Wheels thru the years at Wind**Sea


Surfing at a top secret La Jolla Reef


12 March 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Reefs Photos Album 1

Noon in The Arena


Bub


Winner: Congratulations Lucas keep the streak going!



10 March 2014
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Physical Therapy after total left hip replacement : Surgery on 09 Jan 2014


More Leg Pulling - Keep Pulling!

Thank you Inniss Physical Therapy!





08 March 2014
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Actually I'm kindda jealous -
We talked about how cool this would have been more than 50 years ago - but chances were ZERO!


Archie's Unridden


06 March 2014
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Bill Andrews Photos Lunch Break La Jolla Reefs Album 1

Bill Andrews Photos Lunch Break La Jolla Reefs Album 2

Inside Frontside Cutback in The Arena


Classic Stall in The Arena


Backside Bounce in The Arena


04 March 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




02 March 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos AM Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos AM - PM Album 2

Bill Andrews La Jolla's Top Secret Reefs Photos PM Album 1

Bill Andrews La Jolla's Top Secret Reefs Photos PM Album 2

For reference, March after months of north swells, Sand Out, In The Arena


For reference, August after a couple of weeks of south swells, Sand In, In The Arena


Cool Daddy Scotty - Way Cool Son Max


Low tide La Jolla Shores


Anitra - La Jolla Shores
Anitra

So far so good on a White House Right 1

End of the line on a White House Right 2


La Jolla Cove - The Day After - There have been many days like today - VERY VERY FEW like the day before [naturally I do not have photos of Saturday's La Jolla Cove waves]
 

La Jolla Cove - The Day After - There have been many days like today - VERY VERY FEW like the day before [naturally I do not have photos of Saturday's La Jolla Cove waves]


Directly offshore from subsidized housing, Barrio La Jolla, a very difficult wave to master


01 March 2014
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Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 1 Include: Louie demonstrating what he will do to me if I EVER hack him again!

Bill Andrews La Jolla Shores Photos Album 2

Three of my Favorite Goofy Foots [AKA Old School Screw Foots] La Jolla Shores:

Louie


Tommy


Tony


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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