Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest. (Random musings and reflections )

DSCI0049Twenty years!  The words roll of my tongue yet only now register in the grey matter. T-e-w-e-n-t-y yearszzzzzz of producing and directing and yes even surfing several years in the Venice Surf-A-Thon  surf contest.  Doing the math the contest has averaged about 55 men, women, and children a year. The first contest we had about 12 contestants at the peak 165! Well as I calculate ,lets see now uhhhh 55 times 20 equals  ummm, a heck of allot of surfers!  Venice Surf-A-Thon has always been for you oh dear and loyal local. As the bourgeois and corporate devour the last vestigial remnants and even hijack and sell our memories to the Orwellian nightmare to the one world government’s Statsi aka Google, Surf-A-Thon remains true to you. Yes there have been many opportunities to sell out to the grotesque, the disgusting, and soulless monster that goes by the names of Quiksilver, or Hollister or the many other poisonous tentacles of silicon beach. However friend I have remained true to you. No banners, no suits, no posers. Just surfing and your dedication. Take a look at the dedication and craftsmanship of the trophies and the art work in the tshirt designs. This is love, love of surfing and community. T-w-e-n-t-y let the word roll, baby,  off your tongue and savor it. You deserve it!  Yeah! and you will be stoked to know the Quiksilver shop , that opened up on Venice blvd? Shuttered, it’s doors about a year ago. Not enough profit margin.


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