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It was that good. Not surf wise. Soul wise.
few months ago some guys on the West Coast came up with a Memorial
Service that caught my attention and the attention of other like minded
surfers. And that was, a Surf Memorial Paddle for Vietnam Veterans.
Or more specifically, Vietnam Veterans who surf. When I first read
it, I had to go back and reread it just to make sure I was not seeing
things. But it was true.
was an article in the last Surfers Journal that was about these
guys who surfed in Vietnam. There was also mention of a new movie
coming out called "Between The Lines". My friend, and
fellow surf movie maker Joe Carter sent me an email a few months
ago, tipping me off to these guys. One thing lead to another, and the
next thing I knew, I was in constant communication with them.
a surf paddle much like the one's you've all seen around here. The last
one being for Danny Miller this last Summer. Only this, The
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Paddle Out was for the 58,000 plus
who were killed during that 10 year war. It was unbelievable to be part
of something like this. I met Vietnam Veteran Surfers from the
East Coast, from Hawaii, the Gulf Coast and of course,
from the West Coast. It was a trip.
Although, I have more than I let on.
Imagine how surprised I would of been, had I met Tom through a shared surf session here in New England? That would of been insane. Instead, I met him through this special paddle on the West Coast. What's the motto of this story? I don't know. Give a wave-Get a Wave. Share your thoughts with those sitting next to you.
You never know who it might be.
The other good thing about going to California this last weekend was hooking up with my old friends. Robin Rowell is like a long lost brother to me. We go back a long way, and share a lot of memories together. Some good and some bad. It was good to reconnect with him. We stayed at his nephew's house. Corey Howard. Another East Coast transplant. He and his brother Kyle Howard (yes he's from Hampton too) live out there and send a big shout out to all their Hampton Peeps. It was good to see those guys.
We shared allot of laughs and a few waves in the short time we spent together. We even got to check out RICK GRIFFIN'S Art exhibit in Laguna Beach. Rick was my main influence growing up as an artist. His stuff is still mind blowing after all these years. It was good to share his art with Corey, who's an up and coming artist himself.
crew is back from Cape Hatteras. I don't know exactly who did what,
but from what I can gather, The elders did fine and the youngins, not
so good. It's a very difficult contest scene down there for our team.
Not that we can't take home the hardware, we have in the past. It's just
that, some of those kids can surf their collective asses off. Some of
them are home schooled, and winter in the tropics. Imagine living in places
like Costa Rica and Puerto Rico all winter? And home schooling?
What is that? Especially for a surfer? Are you kidding me? They must be
laughing every time they paddle out. Talk about having it made in the
the ESA-NNE is a great organization for the New England
kids and adults. It's been like a family for most of us since our kids
were young Menehunes. Besides, how bad can surfing in waves with just
a handful of others be? Heck that's worth the entry feel alone.
The 72 Dolphins were special.
I know is, the Patriots are so much fun to watch and it so less
stressful to watch them now, than they used to be. I look forward to each
week with glee. Like a kid in a candy store. Four consecutive weeks they
score over 30 points! There's a few teams out there who can rattle
their cage. The Colts, The Packers and the Cowboys. Then there's
the trap games. Like this weekend against the Browns. I don't care
if they beat the 72 Dolphins record. I just want to see them go
deep in the Play-Offs.
Red Sox play tonight and all eyes are on FENWAY as they host
the Angels. Could this be a repeat of 2004? When both the
Pats and the Sox take it? Can you handle that kind of excitement
again? Hell yea we can!
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1968 South Vietnam. Hampton's Tom Woods Get's One.
2007 September, More From This Weekend
Nice! This kid can surf!
2007 Parting Shot... This has been a Vietnam Veteran and Hawaiian