Today – June 20th – Is International Surfing Day !

by on June 20, 2012 · 8 comments

in California, Culture, Environment, Ocean Beach, San Diego, Sports, World News

OB Homeboy Jack Hamlin shamelessly showing off (he has since shaved the beard).

Good morning Dudes and Dudettes!

Today, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, is the eighth annual International Surfing Day. Regardless of the June Gloom or lack of bump in the water, Our Mother Ocean is calling us to come and play…especially if you surf.

Now I know most who work in OB most likely will not have a problem getting the time off to commune with our Beautiful Lady to the West. Not all who live in San Diego, however, live west of I-5. I do not understand this, but it is the subject for another time.

So for those of you who work for uptight, tie-wearing, clock-puchin’, worried-about-makin’-a-buck bosses, regardless if it is in a high-rise downtown or changing tires in El Cabong, you need to get in the water. Have no fear, an answer has been provided to your dilemma.

Seems Jim Moriarty, the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation (truly an oxymoron if I ever heard one) has taken time to provide those of us who need to splain’ to their bosses why they need to get off work.

Just cut and past the link below, and Jim has drafted a fill-in-the-blank letter which should, in most reasonable cases, allow you to get off work. It looks official enough that if you worked for me, I’d give you the day off.

Even the California State Assembly has recognized the day, in case you need a little more “umph,” to your request.

So kiddies, put on the Beach Boys’ Surfin Surfari, or Bag of Toys’ Surf Song, take their advice, and get in the water. I know where I’ll be, where will you be? Sitting at a desk or sitting on a board looking West waiting for a set?

In Peace, Jack

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack Hamlin June 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

Thank you for getting this posted Frank…but just a minor correction. I am merely riding the waves, and not ridding them (of what I do not know) as the caption reads.

And today, no excuses. The sun is out and the water temp up, there is a baby bump and it is a beautiful day. To all our readers…Get out there and get wet!


Frank Gormlie June 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

Jack, what is today’s water temp?


Jack Hamlin June 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

Just outside SD Bay is 69 degrees, and north in Oceanside it is showing at 66 degrees. Not exactly Hawaii, but better than Humboldt.


Goatskull June 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

It’s trunkable. Sadly there is no way I’m able to get out today.


OB Mercy June 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

There in spirit. Can’t surf anymore, but I can’t wait to get out there and boogie board my brains out! C’mon 72 degree waters!! In the 3 yrs I’ve lived here, I’ve only seen the water that warm the first summer here.


OB Mercy June 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

Frank, why is my pic not showing up anymore??


Frank Gormlie June 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

OB Mercy – You must have changed your email address.


Your Gal June 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

Loved the picture of that surfer dude!!!


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