THE MOTOR-SURFER

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Documenting life during the first attempt at restoring a vintage motorcycle.

Similar to the zen -like feeling that is realized through surfing,
motorcycle repair can elevate the mind to a meditative state that eludes time and space...
Meaning I obsess over it, get frustrated, yell, laugh at myself and overall waste a lot of time.

Tuesday

Kelly Gets Bronzed

Only slightly cooler looking than the Cardiff Kook, Florida unveils their bronze tribute to surfing's Champ10n of champions, Mr. Kelly Slater, on ironically "Kelly Slater Day", better known as November 17. The statue was inspired by the famous photograph taken by Tom Dugan at Sebastian Inlet and created by brother/sister synchronized sculpting team Sam and Tasha Drazich. Local police have filed several reports of WQSers seen sacrificing virgin surfboards to appease the Surf God.

Slater's statue joins the likes of other celebrities immortalized in bronze. Some of those include likenesses of Michael Jordan, Jim Thorpe, Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Dan Marino and even "Rocky." Slater said he's never seen those, but he occasionally pays homage to the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki by leaving a lei to honor "the father" of surfing.



Photos and quotes from various sources, including but not limited to surfline.com

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