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only surfers [think] they know the feeling

The surfer is a righteous fellow, he knows that to surf is to do what is right, some even surf with their forefinger raised, righteously – in contempt of those who do not surf, or those just passing innocently by, and sometimes, in an unerring judgement of his oneself.

I am the ONE

I am the ONE








It almost becomes religious, how we waffle about waves, when surfing is just about going fast on water. Speedy lines, Richard Cram cutbacks, being belted out of a nightmare cavern by its flying roar of spume. How we do like to go fast.

Then everybody gets old, buys longer and goes slower. The only remnant of those speedy days is all fractured up in the recall. Thirty seconds is too long to remember. Thirty hours  is something else.

See the guy at the wheel of the class 40 down there, the boat doing about 40 knots, all day – he’s got grandkids, and likes gardening and old scotch. Thinks a joint is something a carpenter fixes, he listens to Rick Wakeman. He’s the guy who’s last out of the lift on the top floor, and his coffee is being made by someone else. Happy moguls are the ones who go sailing every weekend

Sailing doesn’t have the equivalent of longboards and SUPs, these bastards go fast all their life.

now play it …













header pic is laird, lifted from gopic

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. sjh #

    Great use of the contradictory photo , the yachting folks just sailing away doing their thing no frills no fanfare and on the other hand you have mr “Look at me” talking it all day on his paddle couch,if ever a example of surflagillation was required this woul be it. Very clever as always PB.

    September 23, 2014
  2. The Roller #

    Are not the majority of surfers like liberals?… (liberals by the way had to change their name to “progressive”, once everyone discovered they were in no way interested in actual liberty), ..

    Isn’t their FUBAR tribal belief system their religion?

    October 5, 2014
  3. the roller is roaming

    October 5, 2014
  4. sjh #

    Indeed and tantalizingly so

    October 29, 2014

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