Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Endless Summer Seattle Style


Endless Summer Seattle Style
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
I watched a dozen paddle surfers heading swiftly out the ship canal between Magnolia and Ballard and thought nothing much of it except to wonder if the people were in a class or a club. A few minutes later looking west I saw the group silhouetted as they stood at the mouth of Puget Sound. It made an unusual sight. Time to cue up The Ventures (a local band back in the day, by the way, and we just lost one the founding members Bob Bogle last year). Come to think of it, this group's theme song might be "Get Up, Stand Up!" rather than "Wipe Out." Well, maybe Surf Rider will do (added for your listening pleasure below).
(Hey Brad, I'd check the sets for you here, but, ah. . . there aren't any ;^). )


12 comments:

Tricia said...

Very cool shots, especially the 1st one! I love the sun shining on the water & the color

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Kim.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great shot and title. I would not have thought of Seattle as an Endless Summer surfing location. Nor did I know that the Ventures were from Seattle. I would have thought Southern California.

Endless Summer II was filmed in part in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, although I have to confess that I have not seen the movie.

Kim said...

@ Dave: I didn't know about the filming location for ES I. I have seen the film, once with the Ventures playing live while it and another surf film were playing simultaneously at a surf group event my friend in San Diego took me to.

@Luis: Thank you. You are always so kind.

@ Tricia: Thanks very much. The second shot is just to illustrate what they had looked like a few minutes before. The second shot is the "real" shot for today :-).
-Kim

Halcyon said...

The light in the first photo is amazing. Great shot!

Bibi said...

I went to high school in southern California and would have sworn The Ventures and all the 'surf song singers' had to be from there, too. But no!

Your photo reminds me of that Neil Diamond song (at least the title of it) "Walk on Water."

Kim said...

@ Bibi: "Ain't it right, ain't it right, ain't it right. . ." :-)
Okay, so much for the trip down memory lane, back to Nada Surf on the earphones and cleaning out the closet. :^)
-Kim

Q Smith said...

That's really, really neat and never heard of paddle surfing before.

brattcat said...

what marvelous light you've captured here, kim.

KantTouchThis said...

Lovely sun set.

Petrea said...

This is a gorgeous shot.

Bergson said...

great shot