Surfing Campus Point on Saturday, January 16.
When we arrived we scanned the water, looking for my brother, Peter and my 10 year old son, Toby. For months, Peter has been teaching Toby to surf. They started on boogie boards and Toby has gradually worked up to a regular surfboard. And for Christmas, the family chipped in on a winter wetsuit. We all went out to the beach to see how they were doing. At The Point there were several dozen surfers bobbing in the water.
Four to six foot waxes were coming in ahead of a Pacific Storm (it's raining today) and the 4 to 6 foot waves were steady all afternoon.
The scene included young guys shredding and a group of old school guys like this one with a woody - a classic hand built all wood long board! Dude! Your board is gnarly!
Toby and Uncle Peter turn around and get ready to ride! Peter was a student at UCSB and has been surfing since the early 70's. Now he teaches US History to UC students and surfing to his nephew. Maybe this is why some people say that UCSB stands for UC-Surf-Board
Toby rides in on his knees. He's just about ready for
his first stand up ride!
We were there as Toby went from knee boarding to standing up to get his first ride the shore without a wipe-out. And so cool to see him learn to ride the waves with his uncle - a genuine old-school surf dude.
STREET PARKED CLASSICS - Now With Surf Racks!
A 1963 Studebaker Lark - With Owner! He said his family bought the car used in 1964 and he restored it when he was 16. Yesterday he took it to the beach and went for a kayak ride (click to enlarge).
Two classics from the same year on the same day! This 1963 Chevy Bel Air lowrider was in the parking lot while the owner was presumed out in the surf. Liked the "Praise the Lowered" sign in the window and the hand pinstriping. "Charp!" (click to enlarge)