Monday, December 13, 2010

Bill Powers on "Velzyland"

(Photo above shows Bill Powers with his golden lab, LR, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at 1600 hrs, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Photo by & Copyright Will Maguire 2010. Used here with permission.)

LACo OLS, Retired, Bill Powers, has submitted another gem of a story from his recollections of the North Shore, circa 1969 - 1972.

"Velzyland", by Bill Powers (Copyright Bill Powers 2010. All Rights Reserved. Used here with permission.)

VLAND as it was known to my neighborhood could be checked by walking 20 yards to the end of the road from my house. We surfed it ALOT. It was different than any other break on the North Shore. A Right Hander with a lesser quality left. It seemed to be best at slightly overhead. It had an outside break that was a little to the left as you looked at it from the beach. As you sat in the line up at VLAND, the outside reef would break and roll white water at you from the outside. Next, it would hit some deep water just before it got to you and reformed into a Green Water Swell. A moment later, it would hit the VLAND Reef and fire off one of the prettiest right handers will will ever see!


There's more stories comin' from Bill Powers, so stay tuned folks !

Thanks Bill ! Keep writing and we will keep sharing. The one about your last girlfriend we will have to decline, however...

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