Old fat surf dude can still find a line
now and then
Who is doing this!!!
My name is Jim Pomeroy. I am an old surfer.
I feel like I am in an AA meeting saying that, although I don't plan on
quitting any time soon. In 1980 we moved to Opihikao Hawaii, on the
Puna side of the Big Island. The surf there was great.
Spots like Drain Pipe, Left Point and Kaimu were consistant and
uncrowded. To make a long painful story short, Pele took those
great spots away. The last time I surfed Left Point, the water
was over 100 degrees and the water was full of dead fish, with sharks
up the waazoo just a few yards outside.
I surf on a new 10' 6" Jeffrey Dale. It
has 3 red cedar stringers and is the same shape as my old team
board. My first wave on it
was amazing. It felt just like old times.
I made a 10'4" with 5 stringers that is almost an exact replica of my
old team board and it hangs on my wall. It will get ridden when I
become an old skinny surfdude. I have cranked up Jeffrey Dale
Surfboards again, and you can click on the link to go to the JD Shop Page. Our boards are
mostly retro style and look like they came out of the 60's. There
is less rocker and a double glassed decks. Boards today have way
too much rocker.
You can get more info and contact info from the page.
In my youth I surfed for Jeffery Dale
Team. Our group surfed Brookhurst St. or the River Jetties in
Beach. Some of us moved to Newport Beach and surfed Blackies. We lived
on 24th st. near the pier. What a time. Back then we surfed for
fun and it didn't matter what you were riding, as long as you were in
the ocean. I love fishing, diving, bodysurfing, board surfing, or
just sitting in the water at sunset. I started writing a story
about it below, ' Summer of 66'.
. If there are any team members out there I would really like to
you. Most of you won't believe this, but I moved my family
to Utah, that's right, Utah, from Hawaii. I really miss the
access to the ocean, but it was a good move for my family. Don't
get to surf as often, but still get out at SanO once a month. I
am semi retired with just the surfshop to supplement. I should
have done this 40 years ago. We are only 7 hours from Dana
I can leave in the morning and catch the afternoon glass at Trestles
same day. I can also go out in the woods and slay small animals
eat them, with out any harassment. I like to fish too and have
great lakes and streams just minutes from my house.
This is a photo of
the Jeffery Dale Competition Team, circa 1965. This photo was taken
south of the old Dana Point Pier. E-Mail