Friday, May 22, 2009

Surf Fridays!




I couldn't wait to tell you guys about the winners and my surf story.

OK, so I don't love surfing in Pacifica. Everyone is super nice there though and that is worth a lot. I think I don't love it because that's where I learned to surf and I'd go there a lot and just get worked. But I am so glad we went today and here's why.

After suiting up, I was waxing my board on the bed of the truck. All kinds of old, dirty wax started easily coming off and I grabbed a comb and started removing it all. It was long overdue. I ended up with a huge ball of grey wax, as big as a softball. I walked over to the garbage can at the wall near the beach, and there was a group of guys there who'd just gotten out of the water and were standing next to a white van, chatting.

One of them said, "Whoa is that wax?" I said "Yes", and the guy said, "Can I have it?" I said, "Sure" and my heart skipped a beat because I handed my dirty ball of wax to none other than one of my art heroes, Mr. Barry McGee. In my mind, I was running and skipping back to the truck to tell Jay, but I'm pretty sure I walked. Check out this great article about the man also known as Twist...

Other than that, the water was extra cold and it was pretty windy, but how do you do it, ocean? It cleansed my soul. Seriously, that feeling like if you have any kinds of irritation inside of you - poof, gone. Gone and then you eat tacos and pick up some farm fresh strawberries, and maybe take a little nap.





Devo was taking a nap too, but I woke him up and gave him a dog biscuit and he was ready to pick the winners of Saltwater Buddha. Big congratulations to Ashley Moffat of Southern California and Kate Banazi of Sydney, Australia! Ashley is a surfer who rocks it on a Michael Junod pumpkin seed and Kate is an amazing artist who specializes in bold, graphic silkscreens. Please send your mailing address to pineappleluv @ gmail dot com.

Time to reward Devo with a walk. Happy weekend to you! I hope you smile a lot.

12 comments:

Jess said...

Yeah what is Barry gonna do with that wax?

Nice edition of Surf Fridays PLuv.

Jess said...

P.S. That article was hella funny.

Joe said...

Lucky! PS, I think Devo looks more like Jay than you. Reyes is throwing him a shaka right now.

Jenny said...

Oh my word Jamie! I'm so immensely jealous! Barry is my hero!

sulu-design said...

First off, these photos are awesome. They make my non-surfing self wish I'd been there when you took them - it looks like it was a gorgeous day. And it's super cool that Barry is toting around your garbage. You're a rock star!

Lee said...

mate that little note made me laugh, cool water surf warm sun and a nap how sweet life can be

ashley said...

yeah yeah yeah

thanks for picking me pup!

Kate said...

Thanks for picking me too Devo.... a meaty treat is on the way to you from Australia!
I love Barrys work, maybe you should keep checking on that wax?

Paulo Ribeiro said...

Ok, you don't like surfing in Pacifica, but... A surf session to wash away all your troubles, tacos, farm fresh strawberries and a nap??!?!
You're making all jealous :))

Bob Welsh said...
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Jamie Watson said...

Oh Paulo - you have such a good point. (-:

Joe, Devo really does look more like Jay and I've never said this out loud... but I'd like to look more like Devo.

Thanks Jess, Susan & Jenny!!

And Ashley & Kate - shipping the books on Wednesday. Aloha!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. You best shorten that leash loop, lest your railsaver, um not (uh, save, that is).