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International Bodysurfing Day
Global Bodysurf Exhibition.
1 May 2021.
"Share the Stoke"
 

From whence the concept came:  “Share the Stoke of Bodysurf.”

 

So I started a Club in Puerto Escondido, Los Cabrones.

Then I figured on doing a Competition.

Mark Drewelow said May is a good month

Because it is before the California Tour.

And flattish in California.

And in Puerto Escondido

the Vision for Tourism

is to Connect Events throughout

the calendar year.

Peak tourism is full.

May is the lull after Easter.

 

Then I thought:  It would be nice to connect the Global Community.

When is Bodysurf Day?

 

There wasn’t one.

 

In a Chat with Mike Stewart:

 

me:  I’d like you to support International Bodysurf Day.

MS:  is this self-proclaimed?

me:  There was a need.

MS:  agreed.


 

How Do I Celebrate International Bodysurf Day?

 

I find lots of people get real thirsty

When they celebrate.

Or maybe they’re thirsty first?

I’m of Irish descent

-A people known for great thirst.

 

I couldn’t spake my thirst

For a baker’s dozen of years.

Ha.

 

If Cannabis industry growth

Is any indicator.

Some form of THC intake method

Will be a part of the celebration of many.

 

The Prescribed pills pharma folk…

They’ll whole pill dose up or down

Or Cut one in half

Or not cut one in half. 

Ha.

 

Regardless.

 

Listed Below are activities to be considered.

How you mix the lists

Is a confession of which you only will know,

And of which you are solely responsible.

 

1.  Quiet Reflection. 

What does Bodysurf mean to you? 

Why that? 

How has it enhanced your experience as a human being? 

Bodysurf is a vehicle. 

Where has it taken you?

Write it.  You’ll learn something about something.

 

2.  Go Bodysurfing.  Inspired by Kalani Lattanzi (KL is Stoke).

 

3.  “Play it Where it Lies.”  Inspired by Hal Handley and Ryan Masters

Can’t get in the water?

You’re still a bodysurfer.

Hold your breathe until you can’t no more.

Take one breathe and do it again.

Repeat.

Snap a pic.  Ha.

 

4.  Break out the archives.  Inspired by John Shearer and Mel Thomas.

Wear that Club or Comp Shirt. 

Snap a pic of (or Scan) an Old Photo.

Snap a pic of memorabilia.

 

5.  Plan a “Get Together.”     

Too Cold.  No Waves.  Who cares. 

Go See the water with friends. 

Shared experience.

 

6.  “Push a Surfer Off Their Board”  Inspired by the Mormons.

Make a convert. 

(Great nobility in this aspect.)

 

7.  “New Blood”  Inspired by Bonny Port (Japan)

Introduce Bodysurf to the uninitiated.

(again, nobility here.)

 

 

8.  Share the Stoke:  Verbalize:  “Happy Bodysurf Day” Inspired by Mike Stewart.

 

In whatever platform has your attention,

Share IBD Posters, 

Make your own. 

There is no Copyright.

The day is yours to invent.

Olympic Vision for Bodysurf:
"Let's ride Surfing's coat tails." Hal Handley, H3O.
From the Official Site... Olympics.org
"SURFING IS A WATER SPORT
WHERE AN ATHLETE RIDES A WAVE
STANDING OR IN ANY OTHER POSITION ON A BOARD,
OR JUST WITH HIS BODY
(BODY SURFING)."
The door is open.
There is a need.
Let's fill it.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica:  
"The Olympic Charter indicates
that in order to be accepted,
a sport must be widely practiced
by men in at least 75 countries
and on 4 continents
and by women in no fewer
than 40 countries
and on 3 continents."