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2. I went to a wedding in San Diego during
the spring of 2001 and hooked up with a couple of A.S.ers. Met Tom Keener
Friday morning and went on the whirlwind T.K. tour of San Diego surf spots,
ate a huge veggie omelet, and chatted A.S. I was enamored with San Diego,
absolutely a wonderful place,
3. Two days later I met up with John H. (who kicks ass for lending me one of his boards) and Dan King for a dawn patrol at Trestles to celebrate world surf day [see the story here]. Epic conditions (by Gulf Coast standards) with only a couple people out. I tried my best to surf despite the lingering effects of ingesting copious amounts of Coors Light (from wedding reception) the 50 something degree water, and egad a short board! Got a good reaction from one of the locals who was commenting on the cold water, I said something like "Uhhh I wouldn’t know man I’m here on vacation from Alabama" there was a pause and then "You’re form ALABAMA, and you SURF!". Cool guy, although he was blown away that people actually surf the gulf, I got a good chuckle out of it. Overall the waves were great, the company was excellent, the location was awesome, I’m sold! Points: Two ASers one surf session = 4 pts (do I get 0.5 points for snaking Dan King on his home turf with John’s board?).
4. GuidoPalooza 2001 (Oct 6-10, 2001).
My report is posted on the GP2K1 page - click
here. This year's GP trippers included KC Filer, Sarge, Foon, DeeDee,
Andy Woodard, Todd, John Ferguson, Edmund, Neal Carver, Myron, SteveM and
Rod Rodgers. Non-ASer guests included KC's wife, Svetlana, and Ferg's
pup, Lucy. See the GP2K1
Trip Reports and Pics and a pic of (most of) the group in the Tranquility
Base GP station.
5. Visit to OB/San Francisco (Feb
2006). Thanks for hosting me, very cool. Enjoyed it. Totally wanted to
give the 9' gun-y-board a go-out... eh such is life. Looks like I
brought the epic waves, I imagine it was even better on Monday. You
know with the light wind and all that. The Supreme Court was miffed,
Paul left, G said to hell with this, Sullivan was driving around, and
LP went skiing. Danm, am I the thermi incarnate? Actually not bothered
by not going out, I was indeed on the down and out, maxed out at 102F
that night and started hacking up green crap that looked like chicken
skin. Muy mal... Sully called the next morning (sorry bout not calling)
things were coming up (literally). Hope I didn't infect anybody. Thanks
again all. See Dennis' report and pic.