This one was just too hot to hold onto any longer. Read this Gerry Lopez piece and tell me how you feel. Talk about that sinking feeling.... the realization that, well, it's really, VERY, big. I don't know about you but when I see there's a Lopez piece in a surf mag, I go directly for it. The guy writes like he surfs; a clean line from start to finish- no useless embellishment, no head snaps, no claims... I'm a big fan. Check this out:
Clang, clang, clang... here's where I'm at: "...send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee". Thanks to Clay Feeter at Stand Up Journal for sending me this piece from the upcoming Spring Issue (you'll have to wait until March 21st for it to hit bookstores and surf shops, if you subscribe it's on the way today).
Just a note on Feeter: Here's how I find out about this piece. Clay drops an email in my box- homeboy is absolutely frothing, going nuts, "John, get this one out there, it's going to turn everyone's guts". Oooh, I like stuff like that. I'm like a shark- a little scent of excitement and I get whipped into a frenzy too... here's to feeding the stoke! And, oh yeah, I've got a couple of behind the scenes photos of that crew over there coming any day now.