29 June 2012

Heartwood is Worlds Best Whisky

The Oldfartsurfer was dragged (kicking and screaming) off to Lark Distillery tonight by Super Supper Fran, OFSC No. 69, to catch up with her husband /master distiller Tim and move on to a book launch.  Being a literary wannabe and connoisseur of fine whiskey, the Oldfarsurfer was easily tempted.
(no, that's Fran's knee)
(yes, that's an OFSC bucket hat in Fiji)
On arrival the Oldfartsurfer was plied with a cask strength Laphroaig by the master distiller and asked "do you like my web site?".  Well, embarrassed, all the Oldfartsurfer could say "what web site?", but not to be completedly embarrassed he replied "But do you like my web site?"  Inconceivably, Tim, the master distiller had not heard of the Old Farts Surf Co. Web site, even though he had been photographed in Fiji wearing an Old Farts Surf Co. bucket hat.
The web  site that the master distiller was talking about was for his own whiskey, Heartwood, the worlds best whiskey, sampled by Spot and the Mexican before  Spot (OFSC No. 6) moved to Canuckland to join Moose (OFSC No. 5).  Readers would be pleased to know that the Oldfartsurfer reached a gentleman's agreement with the master distiller that mutual links to web sites would be created.  We look forward to seeing the Old Farts Surf Co. referenced and linked from the heartwood site in the future.
For those avid readers with a literary interested, the book launch turned out to be a picture book called "Bloom".  There were no words in it.
(Fran's new hair)

24 June 2012

Rouge Scores Narrabeen

According to Old Farts Surf Co. Head Honcho, the Mexican, "the oldfartsurfers have been travelling far and wide over the past month in their never ending quest for the ideal oldfartsurflocation".  The Dude (OFSC No. 12) and the Good Woman headed to Sri Lanka, and the Mexican (OFSC No. 4) and Rouge (OFSC No. 45) explored Fiji with oldfartsurfers 11 and 58.
The Oldfartsurfer will report later on the research the oldfartsurf team has been doing on behalf of the world's oldfartsurfers, however, in the interim would  like to let you know Rouge scored the best waves when he got home.
Rouge & Mex returned from Fiji late on Friday night after a rainy week during which Kelly Slater won the Fiji Pro.  Not wanting to pre-empt the boys official report, but the best surf the boys got was at best OK, and 'not all time'.  To finish the oldfartsurfsafari off nicely the boys got up at 5:30 am on the Saturday morning and, picked up local surf mate of Rouge, and drove to Narrabeen to witness the sunrise.  The sunrise was awesome as the above two photos attest, however, the waves were large and closing out.  Some fun peaks were found down the road at Long Reef before the wind and rain followed them from Fiji, only colder.
After a respectable amount of paddling for exercise and the occasional wave, the boys chatted up the local Batista while she made a warming coffee and headed home.  Mex off home interstate and Rouge settling back into domestic bliss.
However, Rouge is a surf nazi and had been checking the swell charts and thought "the best opportunity to get a good surf was on Sunday morning".  Keen as mustard, without his surf buddies, he snuck out of the house back down to Narrabeen and scored some sensational waves. " Lucky for us" said the Mex,  "he had the wherewithall to take some photos and share them to us.  At least someone was scoring."
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