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haresfur

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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:42am



 whatshisname wrote:
And here's "The Squirrel", she's at the grand old age of 9!

 
wow

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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:19am

And here's "The Squirrel", she's at the grand old age of 9!

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020 - 7:16am



 kurtster wrote:

That was a nice trip down memory lane.  I remember when his photos started showing up in Surfer Magazine and some of those pictures, the bus at Greg Noll's shop and the picture of Miklos Dora III aka Mickey "da cat" Dora at Malibu pushing the guy off the board.  IIRC I've seen film of that shot where he catches the guys board under his arm and keeps going.  Dora was one of the "bad boys" in surfing back then and a real life character in the real Gidget story.  I vaguely remember the Takayama pic above.  Hoppy Swarts mentioned in the intro pretty much ran the United States Surfing Association (USSA) before it morphed into the World Surfing Association (WSA).  I still have a couple of membership and competition cards signed by him.  He lived in San Clemente.  He helped me  organize the surfing club at my high school and provided gear for club run contests.  My Mom would drive me down to his house to pick up and return stuff.  He was old back then, but one hell of a nice guy.

Thanks for posting this !
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{#Cheers}
 
I figured you'd probably be familiar with some of those names and locations.  They're cool photos.

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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 2:09pm

 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.
 
That was a nice trip down memory lane.  I remember when his photos started showing up in Surfer Magazine and some of those pictures, the bus at Greg Noll's shop and the picture of Miklos Dora III aka Mickey "da cat" Dora at Malibu pushing the guy off the board.  IIRC I've seen film of that shot where he catches the guys board under his arm and keeps going.  Dora was one of the "bad boys" in surfing back then and a real life character in the real Gidget story.  I vaguely remember the Takayama pic above.  Hoppy Swarts mentioned in the intro pretty much ran the United States Surfing Association (USSA) before it morphed into the World Surfing Association (WSA).  I still have a couple of membership and competition cards signed by him.  He lived in San Clemente.  He helped me  organize the surfing club at my high school and provided gear for club run contests.  My Mom would drive me down to his house to pick up and return stuff.  He was old back then, but one hell of a nice guy.

Thanks for posting this !
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{#Cheers}
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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:56am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 

Never heard of her but a quick google finds her with Woody Allen in Playboy. Squiflop. 

 
Note to self...




ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:42am



 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.

 

Never heard of her but a quick google finds her with Woody Allen in Playboy. Squiflop. 

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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:39am

 ptooey wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.
 

TOWERING!!

My wife's 6'0". It's interesting to me how much more common these TOWERING women are since I first met her..ye gods, almost 30 years ago. Used to be that she'd actually get uncomfortable if there was a woman taller than her around. She's since had to adjust.
 
Homeboy there is only about 5'2" it appears though. {#Lol} Just chesked...He was 5' 3" tall.
Proclivities

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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:39am



 ptooey wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.

 

TOWERING!!


My wife's 6'0". It's interesting to me how much more common these TOWERING women are since I first met her..ye gods, almost 30 years ago. Used to be that she'd actually get uncomfortable if there was a woman taller than her around. She's since had to adjust.
 
Yeah, "towering" - I guess by comparison as well.  It seems like  back in the 1960s taller women (at least in show business) weren't as common as nowadays.  There are just a few I can think of from the back then:  Julie Newmar, Juliet Prowse, Suzy Parker, Paula Prentiss...  6'1" is pretty tall though, like Michelle Wie - I think Maria Sharapova is 6'2".

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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 8:26am



 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.

 

TOWERING!!

My wife's 6'0". It's interesting to me how much more common these TOWERING women are since I first met her..ye gods, almost 30 years ago. Used to be that she'd actually get uncomfortable if there was a woman taller than her around. She's since had to adjust.
miamizsun

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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 7:34am

 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.
 

obviously he's got a long board...
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Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 7:29am

1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.

haresfur

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Posted: May 10, 2020 - 10:31pm

California State Parks Closes Manresa State Beach after a Shark Attack Incident

According to WaPo it was surfboard maker Ben Kelly

We just had someone munched at Bells Beach. Just some scrapes so probably not the landlord.
kurtster

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Posted: Apr 30, 2020 - 2:43pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 haresfur wrote:
 

Good to have friends.
 
Rule # 1  never go out alone.

Rule # 2  never go out alone.

Rule # 3  never go out alone.

The buddy system ... at the very least someone on the beach ready to go just in case ...

Never did understand the thrill of riding inside of a runaway cement mixer.  I mean that wipeouts are part and parcel with riding waves in any way, shape or means, but to ride waves that almost 100% end in an immediate wipeout always seemed to be rather stupid.  Having grown up with one of the most notorious of all such waves in the world, The Wedge and arguably the second most famous wave other than Pipeline, in my own back yard, I never went out and gave it a go.  The risk vs reward was a non starter for me.  A buddy who sat behind me in home room for 3 years was a Wedge animal and was always telling me of his days at The Wedge and the wipeouts.  Sorry, better him than me.  I wanted a tube ride just like anyone else, but I wanted to get out and kick out rather than go head over tea kettle and get turned every which way but loose.

The break for this story has many of the same attributes as The Wedge with sideways moving waves off the bluff on the left side of the cove as well as a major backwash.  It just has deeper water and does not break literally on the beach.  I'll defer anymore about The Wedge to the other Kurt who still gets there on a somewhat regular basis.

Many Darwin Award nominees have come from their experiences at The Wedge.  This is probably the most famous of all.

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Posted: Apr 29, 2020 - 5:47pm



 haresfur wrote:
 

Good to have friends.
haresfur

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Posted: Apr 29, 2020 - 4:57pm

And in the non-virus news...

Surfer's 70-second knockout and rescue captured on camera at Knights Beach


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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 9:34am

MANERA - SURF LIBRE from MANERA - Stay Salty - on Vimeo.


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 9:21am



 kurtster wrote:
 

Clickhole is created by the Onion but when I followed it a few years ago/when it started, it was the worst of the worst as far as tracking, popups, clickbait (which of course they acknowledge tongue-in-cheek) but was very pernicious so I had to block it and stopped following the Onion because they'd share the clickhole stuff and yeah it was just awful.
kurtster

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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 - 6:08pm

 Ohmsen wrote:


 kurtster wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:
Donald Trump is destroying America with every passing second, and you have the gall to check out these awesome surfing GIFs? How dare you?
 

How about fuck you ?  This offends me as a surfer.

One of the joys of surfing is paddling out into the lineup and all that matters is the next wave.  Leaving all the problems of the world behind you on the beach.  There is no politics in the lineup.

Have you ever stood up on a board ?  Do you know the difference between Clark foam and Walker foam ?

If you really want to help surfing go get the homeless off the streets whose shit on the sidewalks and in the gutters washes into the storm sewers fouling the waters and closing the beaches so no one can go out into the water.
 


Holy Surf, Sir!
- It only was meant as a joke. - Trust me, can't stand seein' yer Potus everywhere I go and online, neither.
Some folks here did recognize my post as satire, from The Onion (so beloved). 

Peace man.
 
I saw no reference to The Onion or it being a parody site at the time.  Not familiar with the site at all.  Looking back at it since it is still there, I see it's a satirical site, but only when I scrolled endlessly to the bottom.  Had I known, I wouldn't have reacted like I did.  Wasn't in the mood nor thinking very well back then looking at the date stamp of the post.  My 92 yo Mom was in the hospital seriously ill, so ill that I was hoping that she would make it at least past Christmas so the holiday would not become one of those bad holiday experiences down the road.  I lost my Dad on an Easter Sunday.

That said, I have always gone out of the way to keep the political stuff in the political threads anyway and not pollute any other threads out of respect for the community and that alone was enough to frost my pumpkin, satire or not.

Glad that you cleared up your intent.  I had already forgotten about it until now.
Ohmsen

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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 - 2:11pm



 kurtster wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:
Donald Trump is destroying America with every passing second, and you have the gall to check out these awesome surfing GIFs? How dare you?
 

How about fuck you ?  This offends me as a surfer.

One of the joys of surfing is paddling out into the lineup and all that matters is the next wave.  Leaving all the problems of the world behind you on the beach.  There is no politics in the lineup.

Have you ever stood up on a board ?  Do you know the difference between Clark foam and Walker foam ?

If you really want to help surfing go get the homeless off the streets whose shit on the sidewalks and in the gutters washes into the storm sewers fouling the waters and closing the beaches so no one can go out into the water.
 


Holy Surf, Sir!
- It only was meant as a joke. - Trust me, can't stand seein' yer Potus everywhere I go and online, neither.
Some folks here did recognize my post as satire, from The Onion (so beloved). 

Peace man.
westslope

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Posted: Dec 17, 2019 - 10:08am

kurtster,  I am glad that surfing has treated you so well.  Sorry about the 'attachment' to the Cleveland clinic.  Despite your stoicism, that has to be tough.

Surfing is not a blood sport but it does remind me of fishing and hunting.  The looking, the sitting, the patient watching, the immersion as well as the very real natural dangers that present themselves.

Once upon a time, you could have labelled me a 'trout bum'.  That is not a label I sought.  But it would have been fairly accurate.  Truth be told, I am managed to piss away a good chunk of my life fly fishing.  Yet, here I am living in a province that many would describe as 'trout bum heaven'.    We actually live on a world famous, utterly iconic river that I do not fish very much these days.

I tend to pursue low expected catch rate opportunities these days.  Translation:  I spend a lot of time fly fishing without catching anything.  On purpose.  The hunt, the journey, crashing through dense bush in stunning semi-wilderness settings, being on the flow, that is what attracts me.  
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