Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pointy of the Month: Tobes

Name or nickname: Tobes
Favorite surfing beach: Huntington Beach
Best surfing moment (describe): When my son switched from the long board and finally managed to ride and work his fish around. He was so excited. That night when I was tucking him to bed he told me that surfing was his new favorite sport.
Surfing hero (and why): Rob Machado Switches from long board to short board to fish without any worries. He just surfs what is right at the moment. I guess he reminds me of the old soul surfers who surf for the love of surfing without the competition aspect. I also really like Wingnut as he seems to really enjoy being in the water and having fun without all the agro/ macho stuff.
Favored board type: Long board, but I am trying to get more comfortable on a short board.
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Tubed or covered. Problem is it might take 10 years for me to get good enough and at my age I might be dead by then.
Dream surf spot: The spot doesn’t really matter as much as the friends I’m in the water with, but if I had to pick one it would have to be Bali.
Other sport (play) and (watch): volleyball(play) NBA (watch) or is it the other way around?
Greatest personal sporting moment(s):On the court coaching volleyball at UCSB’s elite camp with guys from the USA Olympic Gold Medal Volleyball Team. I had watched them on TV during the Olympics and they were the players who inspired me to play and coach volleyball. To be on the court working with them was a real thrill.
Ultimate pin up: Farrah Fawcett or anything that Peter Clark has recently e-mailed.
Food: Peanut Butter on just about anything.
Drink (variety): rum and coke
Thing you miss most about home: Being able to own a boat and news/sports talk radio. Also really miss being able to watch all the Laker’s games on TV.
Thing you like best about Taiwan: The people and the food.
Music: James Taylor, Grinspoon
Best advice you’ve ever had: From my dad: “Don’t marry a beautiful woman…there a pain in the ass.” Also from my dad: “When I (dad) get really old put me in an old folks home. When you want to have sex on the dining room table you don’t want me shuffling around the house in my slippers.”
Movie: Step into Liquid
Collections: Surf stuff
Who would play you in a movie? Someone with a big nose…Hoffman, Cruise, Streep???
Current car: white delica van, my wife calls it the ambulance.
Dream car: BMW X5 (I have kids)
Near death experience: When living in Zaire a military coup was attempted. I spend some time looking down the barrel of an AK 47.
Your idea of a great night out: At the beach, with friends, a fire, some drinks, and some laughs.
Philosophy on life: Life is short so experience as much as you can.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good advice!