Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kelly Slater & top surfers coming to Long Island

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.