Surfing 'Old Skool'
About the time 'Big Mama Olivia' was blogging about surfing, I came across a nice coffee table book at a 'thrift store' aka 'charity shop'...Titled 'Maverick's' by Matt Warshaw. Some really nice shots of big waves in California near Half Moon Bay.
Gotta love thrift stores, most of my library has come from them, or yard sales and flea markets.
These waves are 3 to 4 times the size of anything I've ever dealt with...
Lot's of good background on the early days of surfing, great pics.
I've only dabbled in surfing over the years, been awhile since I've been in the soup...
Last surfing experience I had was in a kayak at Seaside beach on Monterey Bay a few years ago. The waves were bigger than usual and a little unpredictable. I was in a bodged together kayak made from an old open Klepper fibreglas boat with a polyethylene river kayak top bolted and duct taped to the top of the Klepper...(wish I'd taken pics of this 'rig'...maybe I did, I'll have to look...) Someday I'd like to take a stab at it again with a proper sea kayak or Surfski.
Maybe tomorrow will be 'surfin' some snow....will post pics if that happens.