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water was quite comfy except for one or two heart attack pockets.
The highlight was finally meeting Lloyd P, and checking out his beach house. Absolutely awesome.
Though Lloyd was visibly disappointed that Mike Sullivan wasn't a profile put up by a 28 year old comely babe, we traded a little story, gossiped a bit before I had to hit the road. I think we'll get along just fine, nice to meet you Lloyd.
Surfed with Tom Orsi at Ocean Beacn (San
Fran) a few years ago, and twice now in the water with Rick Ciaccio at
a couple of the Santa Cruz bodysurfing contests. We surfed
at Lagunas and at
Dinner at OB - July 16, 2001.
We had dinner at The Chalet at OB in SF, the surf was blown, small,
Baptized with Dave Blake at Ocean Beach on Sept. 7, 2001. I got a phone call at 4:15 today from Brother Blake just as I was wondering if maybe I'd better can the surf stop and try and fix a few more problems at work. At 5:00 I was road raging it to Kellys at OB. I'm pretty used to an empty OB, given the hours and days I stop by there, but when I arrived, the sun was in my eyes making it impossible to pick out Dave among 50 guys in a 1/4 mile stretch. So I just picked what looked like the best spot and swam for it. After 30 mins or so Dave called out my name, I guess it's not hard to figure out who I am when I'm the only bsurfer.
I like Dave's style, he charges everything, big or small, won't let one go by if he can help it, and if he's out of position he just paddles harder, or just makes a late drop, either way, he's on it. On the taxi wave, we got it together, he went left, I right, though I needed one more for the road and swam a long haul back out and was amply rewarded.
I'm baptized now, I think Brother Dave will count my AS points now, though I suppose he could get sticky about it since I didn't have a board out there. 1/2 point for surfing with a bsurfer? :^)
Back from Newport (Aug 2002).
I'd hooked up with JohnH on Sunday DP, it was really fun to meet
November 2002. I looked at my encounters. I'm a little behind. Surfed with lp; met Keener, Foon, Glenda.
2003. Met Gamivia Duke.
Met BA in La Jolla and bodysurfed with Turby. Had a good trip, showed
up in LJ the morning after Surfer Bob left. It was great to meet BA and
his harem, and go out for a little shin-high surf with Turby and my son.
My daughter was out swimming the cove, and had an incredible experience
with the sharkettes, rays, and other little fishies.
May 2005. While BA hunted
in vain for The Gleshnarhoid, Sully did much better tracking down
his prey, the elusive DeeDee who turns out to have fled the real world
and was found banished to Lake County, Ca this weekend.
Surfer Bob and I - August 2005. See Surfer Bob's report on the meeting.
Gioni and Sully @ The Gallery/Santa Cruz - October 2005.
We hooked up at the gallery at noon yesterday, I made some time
before my daughter's swim meet. G sized me up, saw how old and out of
shape I was and put his board back in the car, went over to the trunk
of my car and grabbed my son's
November 2005 - Mothers in Surfside (Huntington Beach, CA).
Awe and I hooked up while I was in his area Thu/Fri. I believe he has
other points to report as well, but is too busy photographing
teenbabes. Sheesh, what an entourage! Unfortunately they had to wait
outside, something about forgetting to bring their id? Awe and I hooked
up Thur evening at Mothers in Surfside. We're both veterans of the old
hole-in-the-wall so neither of us needed to comment on drinking our
beer out of mason jars. Great hooking up, talked a lot about the local
areas we both spent lots of time surfing and partying in. I learned
something later that night after the meet when I went back to zooport.
Talking to a bartender at Blackies, he pointed out that the Josts on
Anaheim is not the original Joe Josts. The original was near the Balboa
Pavilion in Newport! It was a barber shop. I didn't believe it, he told
me about this website: http://www.joejosts.com/biography.php.
Great stuff. I'm going to win some beers from my buddies next time I'm
down there. Damn, who'da thunk the Blackies bartenders were online?
Steve "The Mind" Visits OB/San Francisco - Dec 2005. See lp's report.
Craig did his best to hook me up with some lake surf, there was excellent conditions Thurs/Fri, but alas, I was paid to be there and had to work. I went hunting for the remnants on Saturday morning, but misjudged the conditions and should have trusted Craig and the links he provided and taken the drive to Sheboygan as an act of faith.
Proof below: You can date it by the game on TV above (click on the pic):
Love my bright red schnozz! More Beer!
Mike, one more or the AS Points Whores asks, "BTW, Rod, can you give points to Keener and myself for meeting Kira at my Labor Day party last year?"