Thursday, January 29, 2009

All Time

~source line art Spencer and unknown comic book dude

S WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
I don't usually talk to strangers...
It's the way I was brought up...
But as I've gotten older...
I've opened up a little bit...
Even to the point of asking...
The eternal question...
As you walk in to a spot...
To a fellow surfer walking out...
"How is it?"...
Now, I understand...
That a surfboard under arm...
Does not a surfer make...
But this guy had the look...
Nice board, hoodie, beard...
But when he opened his mouth...
I knew it was not to be...
"Oh Dude! It's all time Bro"...
I consider myself a fair judge...
Of sarcasm and wit...
And had he sported...
An ironic Trucker Hat...
Then maybe, just maybe...
It was all in jest...
But it wasn't...
In jest or all time...
Bro.

13 comments:

J said...

all time, well, means different things to different people, Doc. perhaps it was a day of great achievement for him ;) oflave!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another day at Shortsands, the Portland-surfer Mecca. It's always "Oh Dude! It's all time Bro"... when you have to drive that far. Pretty fun elsewhere yesterday with those offshores.

doc said...

Maybe I'm just a jaded asshole...
Maybe?

MC said...

ha, i say it's "all-time" when anybody asks me that...cause it always sucks...and i like being a dick ...sometimes...bree brah bro

Anonymous said...

Everyone on the coast calls you dorks PDX Beards. A beard might make you a Malloy brother, but not a surfer. No matter how hard you try to blend in, your poo stance just wont go away. Beat it PDX beards.

Doc said...

That was All Time...

Man, I remember with the fondness the days when I was a local and could rain down my surf location superiority upon valley dwellers...

The added ripping upon physical characteristics is even a bigger bonus...

Sigh.

Foulweather... said...

My surfing has improved ten-fold since I grew a beard. Furthermore, I can look cool in the city bars, blend in at the coast, scare little children at the skatepark, command respect from my father, store food in a convenient location and hide from my true self. I think I'm a PDX weirdy beardy for life.

Gaz said...

Anon you pussy.

turtle said...

Doc, see what happens when you talk to (bearded) strangers. I usually only stop to talk to the dogs on that trail. (to remind them to pick up their poo!)

Curious how 90% of righteous angry locals remain anon. when posting. If your gonna use your voice, claim it!

doc said...

I love the anon...
Who is more impotent?
More inconsequential?
Taken least seriously?
The anon local...
Presumably local, that is...
No one really knows.
Hell, they probably have a beard.

retro shaper said...

I can't grow a beard but I am a local...
But if anyone asks me 'howzit'?, I tell them its only as good as you make it.


Poo stance? Thats semi-funny but applies to half the locals anywhere...

Hey Doc, you know Kyle? He was the other guy I was waiting for that night...oh well, next time.

buD said...

That's it I'm shavin my beard. And while PDX has done nothing for my surfing as I found out the hard way yesterday, I just cant stand to be called a "PDX Beard"

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