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Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001. I think Tim Maddux and I have an alt.surfing first. Negative A.S
points. We were supposed to meet by the condos at C St, Ventura on Sunday morning. We were both there from 7 to 7:30 am, parked in the same small parking lot. Did we find each other? Noooo.
I'm sure I walked by him at least once; and he probably drove by me at least once; but neither of us recognized the other.
So does this mean we get points subtracted
or maybe we should get half points for good intentions. How is this
Håvard N. Jakobsen suggests:
That's a near miss. The points are calculated by this formula:
0.01 * (100 yards - approx. smallest seperation distance) points.
-- Håvard N. Jakobsen,
August 2001. The first morning
Gamivia hit Ocean Beach with Dave, Gioni, Lloyd, and Jeff, I
Dave had called earlier to tell me where they would be and said, "dress warm." Nothing can be as cold as Ocean Beach, sometimes. But even though it was windy, grey and damp standing in the parking lot, the water wasn't all that cold.
This was going to be just a "hi, glad to meet you" surf. I couldn't stay but about 20 minutes.
"Who's Gamivia?" I said to no one in particular when I reached the group. "I'm Gam," said a voice off to my side, sitting on his board. I paddled over and introduced myself and met Jeff, too.
At this point, I went into photog mode (saying that I didn't plan on doing a Neal and sitting right where the wave was going to break). I actually felt like one of those ladies from a 1940s movie...the ones at high class restaurants that walk around taking pictures of well-heeled customers enjoying their dinner.
Anyway, I posted those pictures with my pacificwaverider.com column. You'll recognize the writing...it's Dave Blake's post about the seal.
First pic: Dave in the hood and Gioni
AS Party at Tom Keener's - March 2003. "That's right - it's party time. Alt.surfing's Drew and Glenda are visiting SoCal, so we've got to have a party." ~TK. Pic posted at Joanne's site: Pic 1 and Pic 2.
What a friendly bunch! Glad I got a chance to spend some time with all of you, Tom Keener, Joanne VanMeter, Tom Tweed, two shoes, Drew (from the longhorn state) and the unforgettable Bill Andrews who showed up at a party with videos he took in the 60's. Truely a memorable evening.
[BA isn't listed on the Close Encounters pages, but his reply to Glenda follows:
Great meeting you, and wow,
you're such a babe! Usually when hotties reference "the unforgettable
Bill Andrews," my experience has taught me that I have violated a number
of moral and / or social values of some type(s). I knew that I should
have started apologizing for my future behavior
Yellow Bamboo Power in San Diego - July 2004. The evidence is pictured here.
Pointaltsurfing.org totals: 23 + (0.01 * (100yards - approx. smallest separation distance to Maddux))