Friday, September 15, 2006

The NHL's surfing safari

From Eric Duhatschek of The Globe and Mail:
It'd be him and Rob Blake and Glen Murray and Sean O'Donnell and all the others too, paddling out past the break, taking in the sights, timing their rides just so and sometimes, even doubling and tripling up on a wave if they could manage it.

Kariya was a regular again this summer and so was Blake and one day, Kariya remembers seeing 10 NHL players in the water at the same time.

"And seven of us ended up riding the same wave," said Kariya, with a laugh.


At 12:25 p.m., September 18, 2006, Anonymous grace said...

That's hilarious.

The best place to learn how to surf is Byron Bay, Australia, a few hours north of Sydney. The waves are a mixture of big and small and you can be out there on the board from morning to night and nobody'd laugh at you (and believe me, I gave them a lot to laugh at) for spilling off the board before even getting a chance to ride the wave.

But that first time. The first time you're standing on the board and riding the wave in to shore. Heaven.

I knew I loved hockey players for a reason.

Now I feel the need to re-learn how to surf again.


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