Friday, May 04, 2007

Cooper

NW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

An original surf star of the 60’s…
Flamboyant, intelligent and stylish…
A bearded bohemian surf icon…
Influential in surfboard design...
And the progression of surfing…
Speedoed noseperching stylist...
A singular soul that shines on…
As 60’s longboards lost their luster...
And balsa cores went by the wayside…
Quickly seen as obsolete and of little value…
Cooper rescued them from oblivion…
Perhaps surfing's first board collector…
Then the foam blower for the Hawk…
Blew off the overblown Cali scene…
Seeking permanent peace down under in ’66…
Settling into the Manly surf scene…
Coop simplified his life by selling it all…
Including his unreal log collection…
To a reluctant Surfer Mag’s Severson…
Who said “I don’t want it”, but…
Bought it all for $350 anyway…
It passed to For Better Living Inc. in '69…
With Pezman was their proud protector…
Went to Peterson Publictions in the 90’s…
Where George shined ‘em up and rode them…
Much to Pez’s dismay and disdain…
And added to the Metz collection in '02…
Bob Cooper has never seen his old boards…

Local Report:
Lumpy messy crappy with the odd decent wave. Lost 2" of height that I can't afford landing a long float. In other words you will probably read here soon about how Gaz had a perfect day. ~sooloo
Lumpy and messy is fair to say but there were several decent waves at Oregon's primo lefty. Had it all alone for over three hours. It looked like sheit from the lot but better up close. The wind was coming from the wrong direction and it would section every so often but the combination of longer-than-usual-board-for-the-spot, total lack of company except for a bald eagle, and a decent swell to period ratio made for a rather enjoyable mid-day session today on the North Coast. ~tatonka

2 comments:

Dub Resurrected said...

Heard good things about yesterday morning on the NoCo.

Bit of morning sickness out there this morning. Should clean up nice by afternoon.

(..)Surf On(..)

pushingtide said...

So right and so wrong.