I'm with you, Doug. Although I did grow up surfing on the east coast ... so that's the reason I still follow surfing closely. Bad part is that I get homesick - or should I say "oceansick"?
Surfing is a disease you never overcome. One day I hope to get back to the coast so I can get back on a board. Until then, I'll surf down a mountain.
..:: sleestak ::..
"Our mother of blessed accelleration, dont fail us now!" -- Elwood Blues