By Braddah Lance
Sorry about yesterday guys and gals but you know how Wednesday's goes for me - deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. Then in between that, I had rehab to go to - what fun.
Well I had a blog all set up ready to go and then I read about "Lui".
Holy Mackerel! Or should I say, Holy Ensure!
Uncle is three-quarters of a century young (yes, that's 75 years) and he's still body boarding! Not that small kiddie stuff but some real waves. Just from the pic, it looks like he went out on a recent 2-3 feet south swell (Hawaiian scale of course) and Uncle surf's EVERYDAY!
Ho, make me shmall kine shame!
But then again, he is retired,living the good life and to him, that's surfing everyday. I was like that when I didn't work...ok, actually I was like that back in the day...when I was in school...ok, ok - when I actually attended classes.
His hui has diminished due to factors beyond their control: distance, medical...uh, turning 80 and knees finally couldn't handle the climb both up and down. Then on top of that, Uncle no even use the walkway fo' go down...he HIKE down the mountain side!
Wassap Wit Dat! Chicken skin dat kine!
Check out his board too...old school to da max with skeds and all but Uncle rips it up!
I only hope (ok, wish) I end up like him cause I not too far behind (physically). My mind always going be like I'm 12 but my body so buss' up, I told Da Wife when I get my Little Rascal in a few years, I going supe it up with one tricked out motor, 4x4 tires (rims too) and suspension!
But you know what? He said it best,
"It's fun to catch a nice wave and to make it," Ling said. "When I slide down the face of the wave and I am barreling along, I am yelling and screaming. I am having fun."