Victory at Sea

22 12 2009

Yes–another day at the computer instead of in the water.  See, it was a “Victory at Sea” day in OC.

NBC Productions in cooperation with the US Navy

Have you ever wondered where that description of surfing conditions actually came from?

Well, here it is.  Back in World War II, the Navy used a series of newsreels to explain to the American people how the Navy operates.  Somewhere along the line, probably before the 1960’s one of our surfing brethren must have stumbled out of the theatre, checked out the latest conditions and made the connection.  Thanks to him, we have our own shorthand for “crappy, blown out” conditions.

Check out the first installment in the series by viewing the video below.  What else do you have to do today? It’s a victory at sea day.

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