Interlude: Any German surfers in the dawn line-up this morning?

If so, they were probably in a state of euphoric inebriation after Germany won the 2014 World Cup.

Congratulations, Glückwünsche, Gratulation, und Gratulieren! The Brazilians were even happy! May the good will between the Latin and the Germanic continue in the Indonesian lineups!

I recall the first time I met a German surfer in Bali, which was about thirty years ago, back when Germany was still East and West and divided by the Berlin Wall. It was one of those time-slip whaaaa? moments because a German surfer just didn’t compute. Germans, surfing? Weren’t they a landlocked country? Well, no, there’s the Baltic Sea, but it’s mostly mud flats. North German surfers go to Danish islands (so says Google, anyhow, but sometimes I think they’re all here in Bali).

Anyway, this guy, I forget his name, he’d lived in France and went surfing there.

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5 Responses to Interlude: Any German surfers in the dawn line-up this morning?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Was a bald headed German guy that surfed the beach on a mal in the 80′ and he actually could surf a bit but took all the waves. (Pommy Pete would remember him). One day I told him that he has to share the waves and he arrogantly said ” Whats your problem”? Told him I didnt have one as you were the ones who lost two world wars!! LOL
    PS. Will look for the Eka’s photos when home.

  2. Doddsy says:

    Was a bald headed German guy that surfed the beach on a mal in the 80′ and he actually could surf a bit but took all the waves. (Pommy Pete would remember him). One day I told him that he has to share the waves and he arrogantly said ” Whats is your problem”? Told him I didnt have one as you were the ones who lost two world wars!! LOL
    PS. Will look for the Eka’s photos when home
    PSS. BTW am in Russia now and Sakhalin Island has 6-8 foot waves, offshore and the water a balmy 7 degrees.
    Q. Am I here on a surf trip?
    A. No

    • Gosh, maybe there were *two* German surfers at the time! The guy I’m talking about I met at Nusa Dua when the surf shacks were down by the channel. He was pissing and moaning about how ND was a shitty wave, which it can be, but his problem was he didn’t know how to position and line-up.

  3. Glen says:

    Anyway nice to hear about the Germans………..can we get back to part 2 of Ashmore Reef I always wondered if there were waves Thanks

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