Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Riding With Your Heart In Your Mouth
The picture on the left is of a Blue MEANIE - cartoon character from Yellow Submarine. The picture on the right is of a Mr. Al MENNIE - big-wave surfer.
"His genuine love of, and performances in, big-wave surfing has seen his acceptance as a contender into the 2007/2008 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, and as a nominee for selection into the Quiksilver Big Wave In Memory of Eddie Aikau event at Waimea Bay, Hawaii. He is one of only two European surfers to have ever achieved these prestigious accolades."
I think it's only fair then that we get the bloke's name right. I've lost count of the number of blogs and websites reporting on last December's big wave madness off the Irish coast that managed to foist a new, albeit subtly corrupted surname on "big Al". As is his modest way, when I pointed this out to Al the other day, he merely chuckled - then swore revenge. I'm kidding of course.
In any case, I'll wager that we'll be hearing more about his exploits and they'll get the name right soon. Keep up to date with Norn Irn's ballsiest waverider at his spanking new website here.
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