Due to me being extremely bored lately since ALL of my friends have left me :(
(either on vacation or moved)
I have been watching A LOT of tv and tonight was no exception.
With my parentals getting directtv in the house, it has not just brought cable into my bedroom, but has also brought the BEST channel to my viewing. FUEL tv. I am all about sports and ESPN doesnt cut it for me! Dont get me wrong I love watching football, basketball, and most of all baseball, BUT you can only watch that channel for so long. Fuel tv on the otherhand has given me a chance to watch some of my favorite sports of all which are snowboarding and surfing.
Tonight I was just so happening to watch one of the MANY shows on this fabulous channel about surfing! It was all about the 2007 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which last year I was able to attend part of.
I was out there supporting my dad Russell Charles Short and his friends opening their surf shop in Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii called Bonzer Front, which by the way is right next to their famous North Shore Restaurant called Cafe Haleiwa (It's the best place to eat breakfast or lunch on the Norht Shore). Malcolm and Duncan Campbell are 2 super cool dudes that grew up with my dad in the surfing world. They began their long surfer bum lives in a small town in California! The Campbell Brothers weren't only surfing they were making history in the surfing industry too, by making surfboards. Making surfboards is what they love to do, not only for my dad and the rest of the old Bonzer crew, but for a lot of the pro's you see today like Taylor Knox, Mick Fanning, and Brad Gerlach just to name a few.
Anyways, as I was watching the show all of the sudden the footage that was taken from the grand opening of the surf shop's party came on. My brothers and I were unfortunantely not able to make it on the program, but I did see some familiar faces. Not only was Malcolm and Duncan on, but they had some old footage of my pops doing what he does best and riding the wet stuff and being a complete goober on camera. It was the weirdest thing EVER to see my old man on tv, super crazy!
Now let me just tell you a little about my dad. Back in the day he used to be a pro surfboarder riding bonzer boards and traveling the world. He is getting up there in the age, but you could never tell at first glance. He not only still looks like a 30 year old dude, but still surfs like one. He rips at surfing to this day and is in the water as much as possible! All I can say is I'm amazed and so proud.
Here is some footage of my daddy that I found on youtube