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Bald, 58 year old fat guy goes surfing for the first time!

Hey, wait a minute....

THAT"S ME!

Dang that was fun - been on my bucket list for years. Had a private instructor at Newport Beach last week. Got up on my first try - and even had a sea lion body surfing behind me on the next wave! After 1.5 hours I was absolutely whipped but can't wait to tackle some larger waves and am thinking about Chile this winter.

Next week I'm going to take the LT instead of flying out, and camp at Crystal Cove State Park Moro campground - with a view of the Pacific from my camp site and only a 10 minute walk to the surf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5WhiHC71Jc

Just remember: You can't help but growing old but you can act immature forever!
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Re: Bald, 58 year old fat guy goes surfing for the first time!

Very Cool, Ron. I have a place about 5 minutes from Crystal Cove. Was at that beach last weekend in fact. Let me know when you are coming back and if I am in town I'll buy you a cold one.

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58, fat and Bald... Guess there is hope for me when I retire... Congrats, not exactly a milestone, but it proves the old adage... "You're only as old as you act". Or was it, "always change your underwear before leaving the house"?????

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Very Cool, Ron. I have a place about 5 minutes from Crystal Cove. Was at that beach last weekend in fact. Let me know when you are coming back and if I am in town I'll buy you a cold one.
LOL, had an excellent lunch at the Beachcomber at the Cove Wednesday - and that's a deal on the cold one! Hope to get back there next week for at least a few days working my way toward Orygun and Montana. Already got my campsite picked out. $50.00 a NIGHT for a tent! Yow.... welcome to OC!


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58, fat and Bald... Guess there is hope for me when I retire... Congrats, not exactly a milestone, but it proves the old adage... "You're only as old as you act". Or was it, "always change your underwear before leaving the house"?????
Dood, mebbe I can ride a wave sitting on your shoulders sometime like Annette and Frankie?

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Welcome to one of the greatest "natural" sports in the world Ron.
The sense of dropping down a biggish wave and slamming a big bottom turn is not unlike going into a fast corner on a bike... in fact riding it's the closest thing I've found to surfing (I'm an old kneeboarder) and I've been doing that for over 40 years, though not so often now.
It'll take time to learn, but its so much fun.... except for the crowds, a reason I rarely go out anymore in Sydney.

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