The other day my friend Monk called to tell me the surf was good @ out local spot. Chest high and clean was the call and a balmy 41 deg water temp. He had just gotten back from a trip to Fla and was happy to be home. We started talking about the good times we and the rest of the OLC have had in the past surfing together. There have been contests up and down the East Coast, and our trip to Malibu Ca. this past fall. Evidently he felt the camaraderie in Fla wasn't the same as it is here in Jersey.
Here's a shot of Monk from the BU in Sept.