Friday, March 23, 2007

THE WAR ESCALATES


Not to be deterred by the stand-up paddle guys (Sweepers), regular surfers have taken to riding 30 foot boards to even the score.
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12 comments:

Al Sharpton said...

Who is the drowning amn of color?

Virginie Gervais said...

Papa he‘e nalu, or surfboards, were invented in Hawai‘i hundreds of years ago and were once the province of royalty. Traditional boards were hewn from a number of different types of woods and ranged in size from a few feet to more than 16 feet. When the first Western explorers saw the skill of Hawaiian surfriders they were amazed at their feats of skill and dexterity while riding waves.

Surfing was disapproved of by Christian missionaries in Hawai‘i, they liked the missionary position, and nearly forgotten by the early 20th century. Surfing was brought to the world's attention by Olympic champion, Duke Kahanamoku in the 1920's and 1930's. Since that time technological innovations in materials and design have revolutionized surfing, helping to popularize the sport, and now the surfboard is at the center of beach culture worldwide.

The Topanga Destroyer said...

I bet Tubesteak would have the time and room on that board for two salami and cheese sandwiches[on rye ] one foot long with extra mustard, a jumbo dill pickle[crisp] and a quart of bourbon. And that's just on the leisurely paddle out.

Larson E. Whipturn said...

God bless the Duke. Prince David Kahuakiulani and his pals were surfing the San Lorenzo rivermouth in the 1880's. Then Freeth took those hooligan Witt kids out in '07. Not to mention Jack London and Mark Twain. Duke was the best,not the first. Nice try Virgina.

SPRINGBOARD TO HAPPINESS said...

Hello Destroyer. Yes Tubesteak would enjoy the salami and cheese sandwiches
while riding thsat delight, however, it must be Gallo Hard Salami and Limburger Cheese on the Jewish Rye, plain French's yellow mustard, a crisp double Kosher pickle, all washed down with a bottle of straight sour-mash boubon.
Let me tell you, at Malibu they would neither drink white wine nor Lite Beer. Why, you ask. That's swish stuff, if you know what I mean.

christan missionary #3 said...

I once dated this sweetie who smelled like limburger cheese. We would attend church every Sunday morning,
boy, o' boy would the faithful give her stink-eye.
Oh my!

pagan missionary from riverside said...

Oh, Christ. I saw that gortch at the Presbyterian church up on the hill. You could smell her a mile away. I thinks she was with
M.Goose.

t.bird said...

Okay, Dingo, where is that 30 footer rider taken. Please help, my SSI check
has been bet.

Dingo said...

That is Oldmans.

machocote said...

Oralet, Dingo, that ain't no, get this, Old Mans. How can I tell, there's no pier there. Go fool someone else.

Dingo said...

Machocote, the photo was taken by a stand-up paddle guy and not from a pier. An easy mistake to the untrained eye.

Capt. Snook said...

Is that like 'pier pressure'?

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