31 July 2011

Talking Surf Mats, the BSA and Life with Jeff Ho

After today's session—one that was mediocre at best due to the gutlessness of the waves and kookiness of the crowd—I went over to water plants that local photographer Randy Wright planted in an effort to beautify this spot. As it so happens, Randy was sitting nearby on the rocks with Jeff Ho and someone else.

Jeff Ho!

That's skating royalty, boys and girls. That's our history, kids.

As I approached, Randy introduced us and happily exclaimed, "Mary rides a surf mat . . . like George Greenough!!" Well, I wish I could ride it like Greenough does, but I knew what he meant.

I exchanged a few words with them about the mat. Ho asked me what the mats were made and we talked for a bit. I decided it was best to get a mat from the car to show him.

So I did!!

I sat down and talked with Jeff Ho!!!

I'm holding his dog while he examines my mat.

Talking about stuff the Beach Boys wouldn't have understood.

I will be in touch with Ho again. We exchanged contact information. If possible, I'd like to do an interview with him for Liquid Salt. He also mentioned some kind of fundraising event related, I think, to cancer awareness. His wife was recently diagnosed with cancer, one that is in its late stages. I also know that there is a community effort, and this has nothing to do with our talk this morning, to help them with medical bills. You can check that out here.

In other news, I have no other news.

As you were.


At 7/31/11, 8:58 PM, Blogger Ramsnake said...

A very cool looking guy. Talking about mats? One of my favourite things, that I do with myself mostly! :-(

At 8/4/11, 11:23 AM, Blogger Surfing Grandma of OC said...

I love how surfing brings people together! Some of the best mind stimulating conversations I have had ..have been with surfers! I am sure this was one of those conversations for you!


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