Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Museum Mavericks

Mavericks, for all you gremmies out there, is the location and namesake of one of the most famous/infamous big wave contests in like, the whole entire history of mankind, bro'. Every winter, surfers from all over the world head for the San Mateo Coast and wait (and wait, and wait, and wait) for the big ones to start rolling in.  This year was a total bust, but TSG managed to catch a couple of waves just before the final horn sounded.

In the photo above you see the "Virtual Mavericks" display at the County History Museum, where we found ourselves on Sunday afternoon.  It appears to be some kind-of-Wii-kind-of-thing[sic] with custom graphics that mimic the the sights and sounds off Pillar Point. As you can see, the tube is like, tubulating, man, it's all ready to go.  No wetsuits needed for these waves, just crank up the body english and ride the wild (?) surf!

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Now if that wasn't enough, TSG has gone deep into the archives to provide another little treat.  This artifact features a pre-yawn Dave surfing poem. Not only that, but it has an early treatise on sisterhood written by a future district court judge. All of this cool stuff makes one wonder: like how much awesomeness can one blogpost hold, dude?