Kelly Slater, 10 time world champion and other top surfers are coming to Long Island, chasing a million dollar purse, the Times reports. I remember trying to surf on a heavy 11 foot surfboard at Gilgo Beach.
I wasn't the swimmer that my brother Peter was. When I could catch a wave I had only a few seconds of fun as the board slipped down the wave face - no fancy turns, etc. But I got a glimpse of what fun it could be. I have seen the surf at Rincon Point near Santa Barabara and seen the kind of conditions in which Kelly Slater is featured here.
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