Fuzzy Memories With The OG SRH Boys From San Diego
Words by Kevin Zinger
This past weekend, Munch (AKA Taxman) and I went down to San Diego for the AWOL contest. It always a blast seeing all the boys and competing in the contest.
While there, we took some time and visited some of the iconic spots that gave birth to the whole SRH movement. It was a fun weekend that brought back so many memories. Sometimes in life we get caught up with our own daily lives and so much time goes by and you loose track of folks. Then you start to think it's been too long or some stupid drama happened 10 years ago and your hesitant to reach out to an old friend. That is not the vibe!! In life, we all grow and change, but if you were close with someone at some point in time, it's important to always remember the good times and be the bigger person and reach out to an old friend and a brother. They will be stoked and if they arenβt, you will be stoked on yourself for reaching out. I personally have stayed in touch with most of the boys from those early years and we have all had ups and downs, but we focus on the good times and good vibes.
The whole weekend made me think we should all come together for a big reunion of the whole SRH world. Get the whole family together from the SD years to the Sub Noize years for one big reunion blowout. Good idea or no? Anyways, we posted a few pics of the weekend in Dago and some of the old crew that could make it. And, for all the crew that couldn't make it out or heard about it late: "We love ya fam, SRH for life."
Pictured: This is the old school Above All shop in Ocean Beach. It was a shop for the locals and was probably the most hardcore shop to ever come out of San Diego. Now, it's a damn Yoga studio. HAHA. So, we photoshopped some logos and few RIPS for a few of the boys we lost along away. RIP STEVEI; RIP BIG DREW
This picture is of Kingston Court, where I tagged the first SRH in resin on the street and is still there almost 30 years later. Some good resin holding up that long.
Picture of an old surfboard that was in the Liquid Foundation shop in Mission Beach. The little homie Shorty painted it.
Me and Old School George. Still not sure if it was him or Jack Murph who had the original SRH tattoo, but that doesn't matter. I give them both credit for it.
All the boys out in front of the SLOP house. Coolie, who was the leader of the whole SLOP house, flew down with Little Josh, who was 12 years old last time I saw him. 20+ years later, he is still hanging with Coolie. All of us at the pad brought back so many memories. The SLOP house brought together all walks of life. Any given day, you would pull up and see people like Jason Carney or Chad Muska (Pro Skater), Justin Poston (Pro Surfer) or Eek-A-Mouse all hanging with the local boys, gangsters, hot girls, etc, etc. At the SLOP house, everyone was one big family and Coolie always brought everyone together.
Congrats Zeb on the win at the AWOL contest. It was well deserved, as you out surfed everyone and deserved the win. The AWOL boys and Hoddads deserve massive props for bringing everyone together and throwing a rad contest for the community.
Rad to see the next Generation of SRH kids in SD.