30 April 2012

Agent 66 Makes a Comeback

Its been about 40 years since Oldfartsurfer No. 66 (aka Agent 66 or A66 for short) was an active oldfartsurfer.  In those days he was the main dude, hosting Rouge (OFSC No. 45) and the Mex (OFSC No. 4) at the family beach shack, he was an expert guitar player and a man of means from an early age.
(Retired, Agent 66 gets his inspiration over a beer)
For reasons not given to the Oldfartsurfer, Agent 66 drifted away from surfing at an early age.  There was the reunion session at Roaring Beach about 10 years ago when Rouge came back to town, however, there have been no other reported sightings of ol 'A66 at the beach since the mid 70's.
(Agent 66 and his tentative first step)
Being a man of means, A66 has retired to a life of luxury at an early age.  One of the first things he he did was call his ol' buddy Rouge.  "Hey Rouge, I've retired and want to get stoked like a true oldfartsurfer again" Rouge said he said.  "Get up here straight away and I'll get you back on a board" A66 said Rouge said.
(Agent 66 up and going)
"To ease A66 back into being stoked I thought I would introduce him to these new fangled SUP boards." said Rouge.  "He took to it like a duck on a lake".  According to mastersurffitnessguru, OFSC No. 6, Spot, "the theory is to get his fitness and balance re-trained and restore his natural athleticism, then introduce him back into the surf."
(A babe asks Agent 66 for a ride)
A66 was thrilled with his new found skill.  He paddled up and down the lake striking a handsome and athletic figure.  As you might expect, our man soon attracted a hot babe who waded out from the shore to greet him as he paddled past.  "Hey there big boy" she said with a wink and cheeky grin.  Not to be distracted, A66 said "Sorry babe, lovely to meet you but I'm on a mission from Rouge, and if you don't mind I'll be on my way" dipped his cap and he just kept on paddling.
(Not distracted Agent 66 paddles out across the lake)
A66 reported to the Oldfartsurfer that he now understood the essence of staying stoked.  Not that he hadn't been stoked for the past 40 years, he just hadn't smelt its essence.  "I'm hitting it big time from now on" he told the Oldfartsurfer. 
(Agent 66 returns after his big comeback)
After the SUP paddling stoke renewal session the boys headed off to the nearest oldfartsurfcafe' for a skinny soy latte surf capacino and obligatory ginger nut snaps.  "There is no better way to finish a day on the water" said A66.  "Yeah" Rouge nodded knowingly.
(Agent 66 returns after establishing his comeback with the media
(Agent 66 doing what he has done best for the past 30 years)
(Agent 66 & Rouge head back out for another session)
(Post comeback SUP session, Agent 66 & Rouge, oldfartsurfbuddies)
(Agent 66 in coffee Connoisseur mode, celebrating his big comeback)
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