Monday, October 6, 2014

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!!!

14 comments:

  1. Well, now, that lovely resort wear did not make me think of any kind of woody :) Maybe a personal shopper, but not a woody. ;) Of either kind. At all. Even with one of them on the shirt for no apparent reason, no.

    Thanks for the lingo guide!

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    1. Judy:
      I agree. That shirt is NOT woody-inducing, and even worse with the shorts. He worse the same outfit three days in a row. I haven't seen him for a few days. He must have gone home when it was time to change his clothes.

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  2. AH the memories, Mitchell! Of the song of course!!
    Thanks for the 'surf history' glossary too.
    That shirt is WILD!! Not to mention the pants/shorts!! OUCHY mama!
    Got me movin for the day, thanks.

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    1. Jim:
      Yep. The shirt was wild. The shorts and shirt together weren't easy on the eyes (at least not my eyes). I've had The Little Old Lady From Pasadena in my head for days! Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!

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  3. I so do not want to ever see that shirt again. Especially with those shorts. And I am getting up there, because I understood every word you said. Even woody. Although, I don't usually think of woody in that way, I think of forests because I am a good girl and all that....

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    1. Maria:
      I remember hearing (around the time I learned about the different kids of woodies) that a nice girl goes out on a date, goes home, and then goes to bed... while a good girl goes out on a date, goes to bed, and then goes home. I can't believe I once thought that was funny. I guess I'm getting up there, too.

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  4. "Far out man!"
    "Boogie board cruncher"
    "Green Room Wipe Out"

    SO much to learn in so little time ~ thanks for the woody!

    LOL

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  5. I knew all the definitions except ankle slop. But I'm not a surfer.

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  6. Made me smile for hours, Mitchell. Never thought that was what a woody was. Thought it was a small forest in Scotland.

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    1. Brian:
      I am always happy to enlighten and educate.

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  7. Mitchell In my opinion this person doesn't have a mirror at home. OMG what a fashion

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    1. Gosia:
      I think he gave a lot of thought to that outfit. He even had blond highlights in his hair and wore it in a trendy cut with a tight pony tail.

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