Monday, April 13, 2009

Pointless


W WIND 15 TO 20 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
I was perusing a website that had beach scenes...
From the teens through the 60's...
And came across this shot from circa 1920 or so...
Look familiar?
Got me thinking...
How many perfect days reeled off that headland...
Between then and the first surfed wave there?
Did people even have an appreciations for what a good wave was?
Probably not, since the majority of beachgoers...
Look at shells or hunt sand dollars...
Or some other pointless beach activity...
And to be honest, aside from surfing...'
Aren't they all mostly pointless beach activities?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

wait, isn't surfing a pointless activity too?

Blown Off Shore said...

Mermaid hunting is always fun on the beach. Might be kind of pointless but at least they get the point.

Jamie Watson said...

Pointless beach activities!? No. You can't mean that. Think of a little child and how magical that can be. I could think of so many examples, but I think you might be joking.

Doc said...

You're right...
There is drinking on the beach after surfing.