"Sam Had A Big Board"
Sam spent every waking minute from May to September
at the beach
and rode the waves like no other surfer in the state. I remember him
most for his form-fitting
bathing pants and the multitude of surfboards
he carved and painted himself. Sam liked to paint his family
and all the girls
he was dating on his boards and was fond
of saying he was "riding them". Here he measures 10" x 14", a rather
dainty surface for Sam, and is painted with waterproof acrylic paint
on canvas board.