Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This past Saturday I headed down to the Huntington Beach Pier with my dear friend, photographer Janet Wood, to witness the taking of an epic surf photo, a record-breaking group shot (see her awesome photos below). The Rip Curl sponsored event was attended by over 1,000 people; many of which carried their boards down onto the beach to be part of a wildly unique, historic photograph that will be printed in an upcoming issue of Transworld Surf Magazine. Proceeds benefited the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper. We had such a blast watching local surfers, along with special guests like Peter "PT" Townend (Pro Surfing's First World Champ) take cues from photographers (one on a crane, one on the pier and one airborne, shooting from a helicopter in the sky) as they shuffled back and forth in the sand, posing and standing proudly next to their sacred surfboards. The entertainment included local Orange County band The Wheeland Brothers whose unforgettable 'acoustic beach rock and ukelele hiphop' had us gals grinning ear to ear (okay, we know them, but they really do know how to show the audience a good time). Their cover of Sugar Ray's "Fly" is just that, so fly... All in all it was a picturesque and amusing day. Stay classy Orange County. Yep, I just did that.
On my iPod (really, iTunes): Eddie Vedder's Rise