Monday, February 25, 2008

Our Seal Beach Surf Guide





















This was our tour guide for our Seal Beach photo excursion.

He has a long association with surfing in Southern California. He seemed reliable and quite knowledgeable about the local history, though he actually spent most of his youth surfing at Malibu. He had lots of pictures from the Gidget movies and T.V. series, upon which he says he served as one of the technical consultants and a body double. In this black & white publicity picture, his body was used (that's him on the right) and the actor's head airbrushed over his.

He also was a founding member of the Beach Boys, but like Pete Best with the Beatles, he was dumped by the other members early on. Now, if you can't rely on a guide like this to give you the scoop on which surf break is which, I don't know what the world has come to. He was very careful about answering our questions, appearing to be deep in thought for maybe 20 seconds each time before answering. He was obviously recalling memories with great care in order to give us the most accurate information.

He has asked us not to reveal his name or current location because he is a member of Project Chanology, but he also says he knows Tubesteak personally and posts regularly on his blog.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

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God bless, Mr.Carton. You have done a great service to our surfing. I just finished San Onofre's Fiftieth Anniversery book, they're still 'talk story' about Otis Chandler, Eve Fletcher, and James Arness. You should be surfing's offocial spokesman Thank you..

fumble, bumble&bumble said...

Mr.Cartoon, you can't fool us. We know who that chap is that has the X-MASS gift for the Tube's. Forewarned is forebared. You must see Tuber's blog tomorrow, Tuesday. He will be riding the blue/green board at Keller's Shelter. If you try to get a preview it's gonna show Big Momma Thorton. Tuesday AM.

fumble, bumble&stumble esq said...

Mr. Sydney, we know your guest. He is know seceret up here in 90265. Your rendition sure was accurate. Your Blog is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

My land, you must see Steak's blog featuring Trace Marshall 90265. Although it's not San Onofre, you'll love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi everbody. I would love to be a contributing editor for SANODAZE blog. Murphy won't give me the time of day, I'm terrrified of Puttzle. Does your blog have a managing editor whom I may contact?

Anonymous said...

'nonymous, the answer to your question is no.

DUI weber said...

Murphy has been holed up in his bedroom and will not come out. He only emerges when it's between 78 and 82 degrees with the humidity at 40%. Puttzle can be down right nasty so avoid him.

i'm gay said...

Don't care much for old recollections. But I beleive the tandem guys are Ryan Reynolds and chick and the Huntingtons. Where are the rest of the other fools?

I dont tandem but, I am gay.

Anonymous said...

Someone said that murphy was one of the premier nose riders. Who would have thought that. Is that true?

fumble, bumble&stumble esq said...

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU REGULARS, BUT Murphy sure reminds me of Pee Wee Herman.

Anonymous said...

No No, thats nose rider not nose picker!

Anonymous said...

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

lovethebu said...

Kinda looks like that famous malibu guy, what was his name? Oh Yeah, "Cheesecake"!

Anonymous said...

Luvthebu, are you sure you didn't mean TUBESTEAK and not CheeseCake.

lovethebu said...

Thats Tubesteak, but he's being
Cheesy!

puttzle said...

I am the 'owner' of the blog, anonymous. Email me with reasons why I should let you join San-O Daze...and I am not mean, dammit!

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