You Know I’m Goin’ To Surf City

Fuengirola is not famed for its surfing beaches. However, there are some spots that serve the purpose and we do sometimes have good enough waves for die-hard surfers who aren’t choosy. Last week’s few days of stormy weather were a boon to surfers. When San Geraldo and I took our walk on the beach, we saw two guys zipping up their wet suits. They didn’t hit the water until we were already upstairs, but I managed to get two shots from the terrace of one of them catching some waves. (Click the images to go big.)

NOTHING TUBULAR*, BUT I’M SURE HE WAS SO TOTALLY STOKED**.
NOT CRANKING***.  STILL BETTER THAN ANKLE SLOP****.

A couple of days later, the sun was shining upon us and our morning coffees. People were back out for leisurely strolls on the Paseo. And the tourists were [shamelessly] showing off their resort wear. One guy (in a questionable combination of shorts and shirt) was into the surfing theme. His shirt made me immediately think of a “Jan and Dean” song from 1963. Specifically the line: “I got a ’34 wagon and I call it a Woody.”

(Click here if your sense of humor is not as juvenile as mine and you don’t know what I think of when I hear the word “woody.”)

[LAST] RESORT WEAR.
A WOODY OF THE TYPE MENTIONED IN THE SONG…
(THIS ONE IS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA)
A CLOSE UP OF HIS WOODY.

“You know it’s not very cherry*****, it’s an oldie but a goody…”

*Tubular: Awesome or really great. Describing a wave as tubular because it forms a tube.
**Stoked: Excited.
***Cranking: When the waves are good, it’s said to be cranking.
****Ankle slop: Waves too small to ride.
*****Cherry: Pristine, totally clean.


Kowabunga, dude!!!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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