29 July 2009

Just Received This Dispatch from a Vacationing Friend

I rented a surfboard and am going to try surfing later today. Can you give me a couple basic tips? Like where to stand on the board and when to stand up on a wave? I have the board for the rest of the week -- so who knows how good I'll be by Friday. Wish me luck.

Yeah, I can teach you how to surf via email. No problem!


At 7/29/09, 2:12 PM, Blogger 6ftnperfect said...

Place board on sand facing ocean. Stand in middle. Wait for waves to come under you then yell Cowabunga.

At 7/29/09, 2:38 PM, Blogger Surfing Grandma of OC said...

This is cute really cute.. your post cracked me up. Yeah um..I don't think you can learn to surf via E-mail.

At 7/29/09, 3:11 PM, Blogger gracefullee said...

Hilarious! I like 6ft's response, too.

At 7/29/09, 10:49 PM, Anonymous PG said...

True story...

Back in teh 70's, I was working on a surfing movie being made by a major studio. One of the honchos on the shoot was an old school stuntman, who was directing second unit.

He was always bragging about how quickly he picked up various sports in his career. And how he became a black belt like 3 weeks after he started martial arts. Crap like that.

Anyway, this guy decides he's going to "learn how to surf" over a weekend break in the shooting.


After a couple hours of having his ass handed to him in the pacific ocean (he was incredibly determined, and wouldn't come in even after wipeout after wipeout), this guy struggles into shore, drops his board on the sand, sits down in an exhausted heap and the beach, and says in a thick texas drawl, "Goddam! Thar's more to this surfin' shit than ah figgured!"

At 7/30/09, 1:50 PM, Blogger pabs said...

...ahhh, the innocent remembrance of a time when the thought of playing a sport, simply meant getting the equipment and engaging in the act...NO-WAY, NO-HOW.

I would simply explain that the act of surfing is not a process of a simple exchange of verbal knowledge, but more akin to "jumping in and seeing what happens"...that'll teach'em (just make sure you send them to an easy beach break). :-)


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