Luckily, the fog didn't stick around all weekend...
I had a great time getting pounded at Sand Dollar Beach.
Thanks for the photos evryone ! Swaylocks is awesome.
Thank you Mike Paler ,Julie ,John M, Lee V ,Kieth M, Ben S, Mark ,Tim ,Mike ,Jesus and Heather ,Tony, Mrs Melville and kids and all the other great Swaylockers at Big Sur...
We drove from LAX to South OC in the rain with no windshield wipers! Shipman's VW van is so cool !
herb and 4est I guess I recognise .
WHO are all these other people ? Or are you not allowed to divulge that information ?
I had a flash of lewis carroll
some character saying...''WHO ARE YOU"
I started googling and thought of the cheshire cat
them the mad hatter
then the queen of hearts...
the doormouse and then none were clearly the source of the quote in my mind
although this question rings much alike.
this looking glass reveals much yet is short of the actual experiential.
after two years meeting with the group select in the ancient sanctuary
that is plaskett creek-sandollar beach
much remains missing from these electronic representations
I comiserate with you chipper.
the smells of the pine and sage and cypress
the melodic sounds of friendly conversation
the common love of surf and ocean
the passing dog well loved
the understanding of the often misunderstood
the supportive attitude un compromised
the communal campfire
the smell of food
friend s all old and new
familiar in name and now in presence
yes who are all these guys?
one after another are identified
and then cherished as memories
from the outside
something is truely missing.
we are all less for not attending
and filling ooour tanks with swaylohol ...
...WHO ARE YOU?...
when you are not camping at plaskett creek?
ambrose M. curry III
How could I forget Herb and Forest ? Nice boards !!
And Darren ,Kirk P ,Hank ,the guy from Redondo beach ,the resin covered Ugg boots ,10 surfboards on top of a VW camper ,Tripped out troll Ranger...
Stories about Vancouver Island ,Sailboat hulls coming apart in the open ocean off of Wales.
I even won the Dog Town book in the Raffle!
and onshore .....
One question remains ...
WHERE was San Francisco big wave hellman and gun building expert LeeDD ???
.......surfing Mavericks , I guess ......
" I even won the Dog Town book in the Raffle! "
'consafos' was there , too ???
WAS it the "legend of the Z-boys " book , Ray ?
That's such a GREAT book ! ...the only book I have EVER paid $100aus for (and worth it , for the photos , in my opinion ).
Well guy's I'm back home, so now I have a chance to say thanks to everyone for a memorable event at Big Sur.
Special mentions go to to John Mellor for bringing Deets udt's up for me and generally settling me in [sorry I did'nt hook up after mate, things cropped up and I had to start heading north sooner than anticipated] Jeff and Paige and LeeV for welcoming me on Thursday night, Mike Paler for putting the weekend together, all the guys for feeding me hot food [you can only live so long on cold rations], Herb for the great tales. The San Diego guys with how many boards on that VW? Jesus and Heather...... and everyone else not mentioned by name, I think I got to talk with you all at some point. Peter and Patricia Costello for a pleasant dinner back in SC and for putting me in touch with Ward Coffey..... I know who I'll be getting a board from next time I'm out there.
Lastly thanks to all the great boards that made the trip, wonderful and varied. My board of the w/e? well many to choose from, Shipmans bonzers, LeeV's new board as shaped by JM...... but for me it's the hoop finned Paipo that takes the 'board of the show' prize for it's sheer chutzpa..... I want one.
great stuff swordie !
...and I bet they were as entertained by your welsh accent as they were by aussie accents ...
I'll never forget the first time I rang one of the cali boys from here ....
silence at the other end ....