Zan Aufderheide

The Zan of Surfing

We bought our surf boards at Costco, which means we are either going to be the biggest dorks past the breakers, or the coolest middle aged surfers on the Spit.  I’m not worried; I don’t think the pelicans will be judging us.  Keeping in line with the “we don’t surf” stance on buying equipment, we bought our wetsuits off Amazon.  …

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Beach Care

I collect trash from all over the world.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t keep it.  But every morning when I walk my dog down the beach, I grab a couple of plastic grocery bags on my way out the door, and off we go, ambling along the sandy highway, collecting bits and pieces of global garbage.  It’s easily as …

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Tide Pool Joy

As a professional stand-up comic, and an amateur surfer, I have this thing that if I can’t fall on my face, I don’t want to do it.  When my partner virtually begged me to go visit the “tidepools” with him, it sounded about as exciting as learning how to knit.  Are you kidding me?  Tide pools sounded like child’s play.  …

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