William Orbit gets it. Click on this link if you want aÂ soundtrack for this blog
Had a gal come by yesterday who was working on a College thesis at Syracuse, and had asked if she could interview me about the changes that I had seen on the coast in my lifetime.
Wound up talking about how, in spite of the ocean doing pretty well, (My homestretch of coast used to be littered with innumerable oil piers which were dark, pitch stained fingers, laying across the bright blue of surf lineups. They are all pretty much gone now. Removed.)Â that there seems to be a well intentioned, albeit nonsensical movement to keep people out of the ocean. It is being done at the behest of several Environmental groups and one large Govt agency.
So I gave several instances of things that raised my ire and in counterpoint, also offered some common sense solutions to ocean pollution which our society tends to overlook.
But at the end of our interview it occurred to me, that nothing pisses me off more than some functioning elite deciding who gets to use the beach or ocean, and endeavors to regulate that for their own gain. Whether it be more waves for themselves, a fat money coffer, or to sustain some useless Government job.
It sucks. I hate it.
Surfing is for everyody.
So is the sea.
Learn about it.
Do something constructive.
Maybe just go ride a wave.
This link is to a reality show teaser that I worked on for Silent Crow, about Betty B, and some women who surf and love the ocean.
Seth Godin said something today in his blog that made me add it to this thread today. It is right on the nose and can help you.
The following images are a few glimpses of surfing and the ocean shot this past week. Click on any of them to toggle through as a slide show. Everything in this blog was shot on the Canon 5D Mark 2 system
Tags: beach lifestyle, Betty B, california beach culture, Canon 5D Mark 2, environmentalism, ocean, Seth Godin, Silent Crow, surf photography, surfing, Sustainability, Wave Photography, waveforms, William Orbit