Monday, October 20, 2008

Hangin Ten on the West Coast

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Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 1:21 AM
Subject: Hangin Ten on the West Coast

Ralph, just a short note to say hi, good luck, and good vibes on your karma surf trip. My dad
clipped out the AJC article and sent to me in Florida (I am currently stationed at Hurburt Field--
in between Pensacola and Ft Walton Beach). I meant to write you prior to your departure but it
slipped my mind. I was reminded yesterday when I caught my first wave, ever. Rented an 8-footer and
headed out in 3-4 foot surf off of Mission Beach (just north of Point Loma). Awesome experience--
plenty of wipeouts and spills but I caught a couple rides and had enough fun to head out again
All the surfing jogged my memory so I just wanted to let you know I thought of your trip and just
checked your blog of your journey. It sounds like a fun-filled and enlightening journey, and all
the while you're raising some cash for a good cause. I'm sure your kickass woodie is starting
plenty of conversations. You've got some great pics of your transporation and some great action
shots as well.
I'm out here for another 3 weeks for a freefall (HALO) school run by the Navy for SEALs and EOD
guys and am having a blast. San Diego is a great city and I can't complain that the AF is paying me
to learn to skydive.
Hope this email finds you carrying-on and catching great rides as you roll down the right coast
(I'll catch a couple for you out here on the left coast). Please pass a 'hello' to Marie and Ross.
Take it easy,

Ralph Williams

Posted by email from Surfer Ralph North to South (posterous)

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