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Well, here we are … 2022 done, 2023 tomorrow.

1,031 posts done since 2010, many of them lifted from Realsurf, more from Kurungabaa, five books produced despite the language and brutal subjects. Readers come and go. Times change. Surfers aged twenty in ‘64 approach 79 in ‘23.

Old friends in the earth, old places overcome, gravel roads now highways and everybody surfs.

But  it’s all good because riding a wave is about the best thing a man or woman can do.

Happy New Year, and always pray for surf.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. joe green #

    i never comment anymore but Happy New year i will read this until i die thanks

    January 1, 2023
  2. David Newell #

    Yep, I was 20 in #64 🏄‍♂️

      Bondi Forever 🧜‍♀️🧜
    January 1, 2023
    • Back at ya Dave, old lad.

      January 3, 2023
      • David Newell #

        Cheers mate,
        From Dave Newell aka Wally the Walker 🏄‍♂️

        January 3, 2023
  3. Gavin Paterson #

    Happy New Year Pete! Wow, fancy being able to include Octogenarian in you resume this coming year? All the best for 2023, Gavin & Christine

    January 1, 2023
    • Thanks Gav, and the same to you folks .. I’m thinking of doing a ‘Bosses I have Known’ series this year and you will feature strongly, closely followed by Gritzmaker and Ron the professor.

      January 1, 2023
      • Gavin #

        Can’t wait, get it in print before it fades away! No blowback from me! All the best, Gavin

        January 2, 2023
  4. Mr Wolf #

    Happy New Year Pete. Will always enjoy your work.

    January 3, 2023
    • Jeez, another voice from the past, all the best to you too, Mr Wolf.

      January 3, 2023
  5. Best wishes Pete from up here in Britain. It’s lovely and cool here right now; grey and wet too – you’d love it!

    January 4, 2023
    • Thanks John, I remember what one winter in the UK was like so I didn’t hang around for another.

      January 4, 2023
  6. Mike Bennett #

    Pete, I found this saying and read it at “Wheels” funeral. Thought it is kind of apropos for all us guys in our later years. Hope it can be said at mine ‘cause I’m trying my best to live it!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, meat pie in one hand, beer in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and declaring ~ “Wow, what a ride!”

    January 6, 2023

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