Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Daniel Webster was...


SW WIND 30 TO 40 KT...EASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT EARLY. COMBINED SEAS 17 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
...not a surfer.
“What can we do with the western coast, a coast of 3,000 miles, rockbound, cheerless, uninviting, and not a harbor on it? What use have we for such a country? I will never vote one cent from the public treasury to place the Pacific Ocean one inch nearer”
~Daniel Webster (American Statesman, Senator and Orator, 1782-1852)
Well...actually, there weren't any surfers on the west coast then...so maybe he can be excused.

2 comments:

J said...

so then when did the wave farmer(s) move in?

wetchicken said...

as i understand it the wave farmers moved in around the 1840's and had created a solid tilth in the ocean by time surfing took hold here...so much well groomed water that has not been surfed in much is why its so great here...unfortunatly, as of late the wave farmers probably think its too cold and cloudy to get out and do any real work...