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.
***Cranking: When the waves are good, it’s said to be cranking.
****Ankle slop: Waves too small to ride.
*****Cherry: Pristine, totally clean.