The original "International Surfing Day"

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spo...@iav.com

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Sep 20, 2005, 6:35:57 AM9/20/05
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Wrote this email to sur...@primedia.com in response to the
International Surfing Day article in Surfing mag's Oct 05 ish:

It's pretty neat to see that the idea of a worldwide surfing day has
finally taken hold. Your instantiation of a global surf session may be
a tad bit overcommercialized, but at least it is a step in the right
direction.

However, your magazine would be remiss not to acknowledge the
originators of the idea--the alt.surfing newsgroup. Back in 1993,
during the pioneer days of what would become the Internet, some
computer-geek/surfer types communicating on Usenet (a distributed
Internet discussion system) decided to have a "World Surf Day."

Since then it's been a not-quite yearly event, with varying levels of
participation and stoke. I compiled the first decade at:
http://www.hisurfadvisory.com/ashub/wsd.htm.

We've even had heated discussions over which day would be the
appropriate day: equinoxes or solstices, Earth Day, other holidays (see
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.surfing/msg/668228ca5e28ce89). Such
arcane discussions are the hallmark of "alt.surfers."

One guy (non-alt.surfer) actually tried to legitimize it back in 2002
via his website,
www.worldsurfday.com.(http://groups.google.com/group/alt.surfing/msg/2c084353d1a90aff)
That didn't last long.

But the true alt.surfers have endured, continuing the longstanding
tradition.

So the next time International Surfing Day rolls around, just remember
to give a tip of your hat to the originators of the event.
Aloha!
Neal "sponge" Miyake
www.hisurfadvisory.com

Awe F'shore

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Sep 20, 2005, 11:37:31 PM9/20/05
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Did you mention Gollum?

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Surfer Bob

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Sep 20, 2005, 11:46:02 PM9/20/05
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Awe F'shore wrote:
> Did you mention Gollum?

Yesss precioussss! The Totemic WSD Thermos isssssss a
myssssssterioussssss and powerful. Very sssssspecial to usssssss. We
wants it to go to the nice Foonsie! We wants it to go! Shaft mussssst
sssssend it, or he will surely fall into iniquity. He musssst sssssend
it. Yessssssss.

If you want I can repost the epic video of it.

Surfer Bob

Foon

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Sep 21, 2005, 9:00:13 AM9/21/05
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Surfer Bob says...

>Yesss precioussss! The Totemic WSD Thermos isssssss a
>myssssssterioussssss and powerful. Very sssssspecial to usssssss. We
>wants it to go to the nice Foonsie! We wants it to go! Shaft mussssst
>sssssend it, or he will surely fall into iniquity. He musssst sssssend
>it. Yessssssss.

Still waiting........for sparky to scrape up the change from the console of his
SUV and swing by the Post Office <yawn>

-Roto Rita

"Deep versed in books and shallow in himself." -John Milton

Awe F'shore

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Sep 21, 2005, 8:51:01 PM9/21/05
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"Surfer Bob" <surfe...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Do so por favor.
Awe


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