It's is the day for love!
It is Thanksgiving morning in America, the time that most of us prepare bountiful feasts to share with our loved ones and ponder all of the many things for which we are grateful. I am grateful for getting my loved ones to agree to skip the bountiful feast (I hate turkey etc.) and I am grateful for you!
I am grateful for Derek Rielly because he is the best pal ever and makes BeachGrit sing.
I am grateful for Steve “longtom” Shearer because he makes me believe that surf writing can rival any other sort.
I am grateful for Negatron because he sets the tone for our conversation.
I am grateful for Julian’s Postie, mullet, turts, Chazz Michael Michaels, PacificNorthPest, OttoBeenThere, Wig’s Paddling Style, Mattysez, Building the Revolution, Nik Karol, Nick Carroll, Abscessed Lalama, dickie toledo, Ck T, Tired old guy, SleevePocket, stewie, Ami Lost, J H, Krill, Paulo De Tarso Duarte, pubes, Rusty Shackleford, Captain Clark, Twillsy, Angelo Pappas, david f, mybrothersajunkie, Nick D, nastrabrahmus, seven5seven6, ricmatic, Karl Von Fanningstadt, DrunkenAngel, thevoiceofnoreason and all the rest for making me smile each and every day.
I am grateful for The Inertia and Stab because of the never-ending stream of funny that flows from Venice-adjacent.
I am grateful for the World Surf League because it entertains on so many levels both purposefully and not.
I am grateful for Album surfboards and my sponsorship/pro surfer status.
I am grateful for the people because you showed me that I don’t need cold Michelob Ultra to be happy just Africanized trash bees and God’s too hot sun.
I am grateful for Joel Tudor’s black belt and Kelly Slater’s blue belt because I imagine they are difficult to earn.
I am grateful for Scott Hulet and The Surfer’s Journal because it makes surfing feel classy.
I am grateful for Matt Warshaw because without him surfing’s grand history would only stretch back to 2003.
I am grateful for my wife because, as the saying goes, behind every great surf journalist is a woman who accidentally married a surf journalist and somehow doesn’t leave him.
Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving!