Thursday, July 5, 2007
To Honor Surfing
The inscription simply reads "To Honor Surfing"...awesome
I celebrated my Independence today by riding waves for about 6 hours and taking the type of deep beach nap that only a citizen as free as an American could enjoy. I spent the day at Manresa State Beach about 10 miles south of Santa Cruz because it seemed like every drop of water in the city was accompanied by a boardriding human. Manresa is much more spread out, although the wave lacks the quality of an in town pointbreak. The waves were waist to chest high and clean in the morning as the wind picked up throughout the day. I had a blast, riding everything from mushy outside bomb sets to speedy inside dumpers.
After a strong beach day i headed to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Wharf for some world- class people watching and fireworks. As people watchers (i believe it is inherent in human existence), we must be careful not judge. I found myself judging random people today and i was taken aback by it. When we cross paths with someone, we do not have the slightest clue of that person's past, future, accomplishments, passions, digressions, problems...
Pretty much any thought we have involving them is unfounded and without truth.
He might have given his kindey to his sister: she might be running black tar heroin from Columbia. We don't know, so we shouldn't even guess. because often times, even unintentionally, these guess are hateful and inefficient. Watch on:::but think about your thoughts.
Hope ya'll enjoyed the explosions and your freedoms.
To clarify: I am not the photographer of the action Maverick's photos in the last post.