Robert Parker in Bali

Robert Parker in Bali
blog contributor Robert Parker Surfing Bali

Saturday, July 24, 2010

surfers over 60!!

Aloha! Just found your website and wanted to share some Big Island experience. Im 65 (started surfing in '55 in Waikiki) and wife is 62 (surfer/videographer), we surf almost everyday when there's surf (it is the Big Island!).

Here's a couple of pics. I am an avid paddler, and do all the repair work for our canoe club. The first shot is of our koa canoe, carved from 1 log that I have restored, the 2nd shot was taken about 5 years ago, big island secret spot.

Enjoy your blog, you should make one for surfers over 60!


Gil and Sandy

9 comments:

  1. Amazing!Can you believe that?a 65 year old man surfing in the ocean.Wow that's very fantastic.God Bless him...And more life to surf with.

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  2. Dr. Berg - thanks for weighing in on the subject! Love it when others get some stoke or positivity from this blog, its what keeps me going on it! - Huck

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  3. Stoked to read this. Happy surfing!

    Steve and I enjoyed some small waves together last night at sunset. So grateful, too.
    Aloha!

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  4. Gil, Fred and I remember your "wrapped in the netting" episode at La Saladita. Glad to hear you are still above the sod. Terry

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  5. way cool. i am 58 yo. torrance beach, 11/2012.

    http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o659/willabeest/DSC_2545.jpg

    [IMG]http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o659/willabeest/DSC_2545.jpg[/IMG]

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  7. just turned 63 and still shortboard but my 8' epoxy gets more use as seen in my profile pic taken this Feb. photographer Sam Brick said I made it!

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  8. in 2013 I placed in 2 open longboard events. take that for the old guys ya groms!

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  9. I have a surf camp in Panama and I would like to restrict two weeks this summer that are in their 50ies and 60ies only. The dates are August 2-16th. We have 12 surf breaks within a close travel distance from our Panama island surf camp. I just turned 60 myself last month and find I have alot more in common with surfers my age who have a great time catching waves, telling stories of trips to Mex, Central America, etc., Also, listening to good music from the 60ies and 70ies too. I want to set aside two sides for surfers from 50-69 (ok, age 70 too). My website is www.panamasurfcamp.com and I have been running it since 1998. If you are interested, you can send me a message from my website. Steve

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