Robert Parker in Bali

Robert Parker in Bali
blog contributor Robert Parker Surfing Bali

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Last call for contributing writers

Blogs can grow old and die, too.

People who say "aging is all in the head" don't know - the body experiences physiological changes as it ages, and almost all of them impact our ability to surf, in one way or another.  To stay fit and conditioned enough to safely enjoy our great sport, we have to work at it.

I started this blog a few years back, when I returned to surfing at age 54, after several years away.  The idea was a blog focusing specifically on the challenges and issues we older surfers face, to stay in the game.  A venue where anyone with some stoke to share, in the form of advice, suggestions, experiences, photos, etc, could come and reach out to others who are likewise putting up a fight to enjoy our great sport as long as physically possible.

And the blog has been just that, thanks to a lot of contributors who generously gave of their time and interest.  But sadly, there have been very few returning posters, and very few signing up as contributing writers.

So, without the support of a community of aging contributors, I don't think the blog really has any purpose in existing any longer.  It was never intended to be carried by one or two people, it was always intended to be a community effort of surfers over 50, or surfers wanting to keep the stoke in the face of the challenges of aging.

If you want to be a contributing writer and work to keep the forum up and going, please contact me at my email,  If there are no new contributors, then I will consider it time to put the blog to rest.

I will close with some shots of me, at age 60, enjoying the waves at my regular beach.  My sincere thanks to all who have contributed over the years, and a special thanks to Dennis Hanson, the one remaining contributor besides myself!  - Huck


  1. It's been my pleasure to throw in my 2 cents. I'm glad you're still surfing and keeping this blog going.


  2. Looks like you're getting traffic.

    I'd contribute if I was actively surfing, but my path back to the mobility and strength I need could be a long one. Been off the prone position for a year plus -- neck herniation.

  3. awww, so sorry mc philly - hope you're able to stay positive and stoked on something, its rough when we lose something that gave us so much joy - hang in there!

  4. I have a really insane question- I'm a woman in mid sixties who loves the water,in terrible shape,two hip replacements,pretty good swimmer who has a crazy desire to learn to surf- is there a shred of hope for me learning or is this truly a pipedream? No pun intended

  5. Hi . It's very impressive. Can I use your Photo?! I want to introduce it doesn't matter age for surfing to my followers.