Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy Nude Year & New Year Revolutions

A gentleman who calls himself "BlowUp" took the time this New Year's Eve to pen a comment defending surf mats on a post I'd made way back last year. He was responding to a jibe from someone who seemed to think that the only way to ride waves was on a rigid surfboard. "BlowUp's" defence was both eloquent and impassioned. Not only that, but he topped of his steam blowing retort with a quote from Dylan which I'll get to in a minute.

"BlowUp's" comments made me realise that I didn't want to let the first day of a New Year pass without acknowledging the people that drop by this blog from time to time. Now sure, there's some that end up here 'cause they've Googled Nude Dudes. They're welcome of course - come one, come all - but there's a growing band of regulars that check in often enough to suggest they're getting something from the content here. What exactly, I really can't begin to fathom - but you know who you are and I'm raising a glass as I type. I doubt I'd spend the time here if I didn't have a readership. Back to "BlowUp" and his quote:

"Each of us has his own special gifts
And you know this was meant to be true,
But please don't underestimate me
and I won't underestimate you."

That'll do for my resolution this year.


Beach Bum said...

I never was big of the sticky pads for the back foot I saw on many of the short boards back in the mid-90's. My son was born in 95 and my surfing pretty much ended then so I have no idea if they caught on. My uncles taught me on a longboard and all I ever used was the good old sex wax. So if mat surfing is the new thing I guess whatever floats that person's boat.

Great site and happy new year.

nm said...

Excellent! Happy Nude Year!

Dale Solomonson said...

Mat surfing has been around for many years, originating well before the short board, modern long boards and bodyboards... hardly "the new thing"

Angus Wright said...

the surf mat (and mat surfing) were invented in 1932 by an Australian, Dr. Ernest Smithers of Bronte NSW. He worked for eight years to develop it.