Robert Feigel (aka Bob)
2004-01-31 04:01:08 UTC
When fins were called skegs?
And when boards didn't have one skeg, let alone three?
When guys still rode paddleboards?
When the only difference between surfboard wax and preserving wax was
When the guy who made the surf movie ran the projector and narrated it
with a microphone that sometimes worked?
When most the photos in a surf mag were b&w?
When there were no surf mags?
When Paddleboard Cove was a premier surfing spot?
When you could surf at Dana Point, Ballona Creek, Hubbyland, POP,
Lighthouse and Hendry's?
When no one but divers wore wetsuits?
When no one at all had leashes.
When no one bothered to lock their car?
When Eddie Sullivan knew that nobody bothered to lock their car?
When Tennis Shoe Ernie did the rock dance with a smile on his face?
When the body in the shorebreak was usually Mitch the Masochist?
When you could always find a place to park at Windansea?
When you could always find a place to park on the PCH right in front
of Malibu and Rincon?
When Vince Moorehouse ruled at Huntington Beach Pier?
When no one but kooks surfed Huntington Cliffs"
When Seal Beach banned surfing?
When MSD's girlfriend squatted on his chest?
When there was just one traffic light on the PCH between Topanga and
When there were NO traffic lights on the PCH between Santa Monica and
When the PCH was called the Roosevelt Highway?
When Buzzy Trent was a lifeguard at State Beach?
What the Cocksmen's club was?
When LAPD cop, Bob Ernst got in trouble for throwing a board in his
patrol car and rushing, red lights and siren from West LA down to the
Lighthouse for a surf?
When you could drive from Palos Verdes to Hope Ranch without ever
leaving the coast?
When bottle caps were flipped before, during and after surf films?
When wearing a Pendleton shirt with your jeans and white Penny's
T-shirt was the height of winter fashion?
When you could find a good place to hide your car and sneak in to surf
Cotton's, Trestle's an Church?
When Hussongs was not full of turistas?
When you could buy anything your little heart desired at any pharmacia
When a kilo brick of da good kine da kine cost under $100?
When there were only waves at Hollywood-by-the-Sea?
When there were beach huts at Windansea, Malibu and Little Dume?
When lifeguards surfed and surfers lifeguarded?
When the Malibu Inn was full of CHP cops, drunks, surfers, pancakes
and photos of the stars?
When waves were shared between friends?
When ... ?
(Where's Mr Tube when you need him ...?)
"Thousand friends too few, one enemy, one too many." - Charlie Chan
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