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JKoval
07-19-2009, 12:53 PM
http://i26.tinypic.com/2vrv2hw.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/kbev78.jpg
The beautiful Jersey Shore! I took my girlfriend late last afternoon and busted out the Kala. It was a great day!

salukulady
07-19-2009, 01:25 PM
http://i26.tinypic.com/2vrv2hw.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/kbev78.jpg
The beautiful Jersey Shore! I took my girlfriend late last afternoon and busted out the Kala. It was a great day!But the suns setting over the land not the ocean.......that's just not right.

Citrus
07-19-2009, 01:30 PM
he's need the west coast of florida =P
but yeah looks like it was fun, havent had the opportunity to play uke at the beach yet.

Pippin
07-19-2009, 01:32 PM
So, what Jersey beach is it? I used to hang at Point Pleasant Beach. We had property there. I also went to Wildwood a bit, but I prefer Point Pleasant... at least in the 1960s and 70s. From what I hear, it is a lot different today.

BTW.... is that a Kala Uke?

salukulady
07-19-2009, 01:37 PM
he's need the west coast of florida =P
what?......

Chexjc
07-19-2009, 01:44 PM
Nice!

I'm headed down to the Jersey shore tomorrow with my uke :).

JKoval
07-19-2009, 01:44 PM
what?......

On the west coast of Florida is the Gulf so you can see the sun set on the water. And this was in Belmar and yes, that is a Kala. I love Point Pleasant and Wildwood too. What about Seaside Park? :)

ritzer012
07-19-2009, 01:46 PM
But the suns setting over the land not the ocean.......that's just not right.

the jersey shore is nothing but the ocean i think it was just the angle of the picture

haole
07-19-2009, 01:50 PM
We should organize an east coast beach meet-up before the summer's over!

salukulady
07-19-2009, 01:54 PM
the jersey shore is nothing but the ocean i think it was just the angle of the picture
I was making a west coaster joke.......we watch the sun set over the ocean everyday.

Tanizaki
07-19-2009, 01:56 PM
what?......

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/us_2001/florida_ref_2001_small.jpg

HTH

salukulady
07-19-2009, 01:58 PM
I was making a west coaster joke.......we watch the sun set over the ocean everyday.Like this.....

salukulady
07-19-2009, 02:01 PM
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/us_2001/florida_ref_2001_small.jpg

HTHNo, I understood west coast of Florida. What I didn't understand was the phrase, "he's need the west coast of florida".

ritzer012
07-19-2009, 02:12 PM
Like this.....

or this...long island, ny
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/3455615-Long_Island_Sound_at_sunset-Long_Island.jpg

or this...jersey shore
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/1714369071_23fa17642e.jpg?v=0

or this...virginia beach
http://images.quickblogcast.com/113964-106354/Virginia_Beach_Sunset.JPG

or this...north carolina
http://coastalairadventures.com/images/Background%20Beach.jpg

eastcoasters have our fair share of gorgeous sunsets too =)

haole
07-19-2009, 04:03 PM
or this...long island, ny
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/3455615-Long_Island_Sound_at_sunset-Long_Island.jpg

eastcoasters have our fair share of gorgeous sunsets too =)

Where is that? :eek::eek: I've seen nothing of the sort on this island.

ritzer012
07-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Where is that? :eek::eek: I've seen nothing of the sort on this island.

bayville my friend

haole
07-19-2009, 04:39 PM
bayville my friend

And to think I've been avoiding the north shore all this time. :eek:

Citrus
07-19-2009, 04:53 PM
No, I understood west coast of Florida. What I didn't understand was the phrase, "he's need the west coast of florida".
I meant the west coast has sunsets over the ocean whereas unless you're on a peninsula or island you don't get that on the east coast

ritzer012
07-19-2009, 04:54 PM
And to think I've been avoiding the north shore all this time. :eek:

hahaahhaah :)

nikolo727
07-19-2009, 04:59 PM
yeah well...where i live you can see..........awe who am i kidding. Im surrounding by 100s of miles of farmland. :(

clucku289
07-20-2009, 06:20 AM
http://i26.tinypic.com/2vrv2hw.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/kbev78.jpg
The beautiful Jersey Shore! I took my girlfriend late last afternoon and busted out the Kala. It was a great day!

i was at belmar friday with my uke! it was peaceful. i try to stay away from the shore though. wayyy to many bennies. i stick to the parks to play my uke, and the shore to party =)

pink flamingo
07-20-2009, 09:35 AM
Noooooooooo make the pretty beaches go away mummy! take pity on us poor souls living in exile in Switzerland.

Mwa, the chocolate makes up for a lot though. Though I'll the first to admit that playing your uke while staring at a bar of hazelnut milk chocolate is not quite as romantic as when you throw in some waves and a sunset it does have certain sweetness to it.

uke5417
07-20-2009, 09:54 AM
wayyy to many bennies.

Bennies?

(warning just said my message is too short, so i've made it more than the required 10 characters. What's with that?)

Pippin
07-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Bennies?

(warning just said my message is too short, so i've made it more than the required 10 characters. What's with that?)

Bennies? What's Bennies, precious?

salukulady
07-20-2009, 05:31 PM
Bennies? What's Bennies, precious?Yeah, what are they?

ritzer012
07-20-2009, 05:39 PM
bennies (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bennies)

only the first half of this definition is worthy of reading...the explanation after it is typical urban dictionary trash

salukulady
07-20-2009, 05:44 PM
ahhhh, now I understand. At my beach we call them 9ers, referring to inland area codes, 909 and 951. Back in the day my generation called them inlanders. They have absolutely no beach etiquette.

ritzer012
07-20-2009, 05:52 PM
haha i guess every area has theirs. it's interesting seeing the nick names that are made up...bennies, 9ers, etc

uke5417
07-21-2009, 06:05 AM
I was a Sandy Hook (NJ) lifeguard back before Bennies were called Bennies. Being unfamiliar with the ocean and unable to swim, many had this odd habit of standing chin-deep in in the ocean to cool off on hot, late-August days when offshore hurricanes would pump up the surf. They had no idea, either, what sea pusses (aka "undertows," the swirling, outgoing channels of wave water) were. Watching the pusses move up and down the beach, we would plan our rescues before the Bennies even knew they were about to be swept off their feet and out over their heads. I can remember days with upwards of 40 rescues. (We're talking 65 lifeguards watching 30,000 people on a mile and a half of guarded beach.)
And no one, even a "Bennie," is obnoxious after getting his bacon saved.

clucku289
07-21-2009, 06:14 AM
bennies are the New yorkers that come to the jersey shore and cause mass chaos on the turnpike and parkway. AND then they also take up every inch or the beach. they are extremely annoying and a pain. Even on the jersey radio stations they have public service announcements saying "if a bennie asks you where the beach is...tell them to go west." I love it. =)



I was a Sandy Hook (NJ) lifeguard back before Bennies were called Bennies. Being unfamiliar with the ocean and unable to swim, many had this odd habit of standing chin-deep in in the ocean to cool off on hot, late-August days when offshore hurricanes would pump up the surf. They had no idea, either, what sea pusses (aka "undertows," the swirling, outgoing channels of wave water) were. Watching the pusses move up and down the beach, we would plan our rescues before the Bennies even knew they were about to be swept off their feet and out over their heads. I can remember days with upwards of 40 rescues. (We're talking 65 lifeguards watching 30,000 people on a mile and a half of guarded beach.)
And no one, even a "Bennie," is obnoxious after getting his bacon saved.


woooww! well it looks like they've advanced from drowning themselves to roasting their skins off on the beach. I'm only 20 but i can say that I am tired of those dumb teenagers on the beach just trying to show off and end up in a nasty situation. oh what these boys do to get a girl *sigh

baumer
07-21-2009, 06:29 AM
I don't live on a beach, but I enjoy going. Public beaches are for all to enjoy, not just the locals.

With that said, I agree that etiquette is important - and unfortunately - some tourists lack it. It's too bad really, it gives visitors (who pump tons of money into these areas) a bad name (literally, apparently).

Chexjc
07-21-2009, 07:02 AM
We should organize an east coast beach meet-up before the summer's over!

I'm down! Anyone else?

I went to Long Branch yesterday. Also, as a New Yorker traveling down to the Jersey shore, I can assure you it's not the Bennies to look out for, it's these guys (http://media.skateboard.com.au/forum/images/guidos.jpg):).

clucku289
07-21-2009, 07:14 AM
I'm down! Anyone else?

I went to Long Branch yesterday. Also, as a New Yorker traveling down to the Jersey shore, I can assure you it's not the Bennies to look out for, it's these guys (http://media.skateboard.com.au/forum/images/guidos.jpg):).


GUIDS!! def true

baumer
07-21-2009, 07:59 AM
GUIDS!! def true

Inappropriate. It saddens me that bigotry is still so alive and well in this country.

The kids in that picture might be a bunch of young punks, but the term "guidos" or "guids" or whatever is an ethnic slur. Even if you don't mean it that way, it is.

What would you call a photo that showed a group of young black kids? Hispanics? Arabs? Asians? You get my point.

Sorry, this is a sore subject for me. We are all brothers and sisters in humanity.

Chexjc
07-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Inappropriate. It saddens me that bigotry is still so alive and well in this country.

The kids in that picture might be a bunch of young punks, but the term "guidos" or "guids" or whatever is an ethnic slur. Even if you don't mean it that way, it is.

What would you call a photo that showed a group of young black kids? Hispanics? Arabs? Asians? You get my point.

Sorry, this is a sore subject for me. We are all brothers and sisters in humanity.

Understandable. That's why I didn't use that term. I know it's an ethnic slur...but in this context, and in common day usage (on the East Coast at least), it's used to refer to those young punks. It's not about ethnicity, but I see your point. My apologies for bringing it up.

ritzer012
07-21-2009, 10:06 AM
I don't live on a beach, but I enjoy going. Public beaches are for all to enjoy, not just the locals.

With that said, I agree that etiquette is important - and unfortunately - some tourists lack it. It's too bad really, it gives visitors (who pump tons of money into these areas) a bad name (literally, apparently).


i dont think anyone can really complain about the tourists...if youre hanging out at the touristy spots, like wildwood, point pleasant, etc, youre asking for it. locals have their private beaches available to them for what? like 30 dollars for a season pass. tourists are completely avoidable down the shore

haole
07-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Jones Beach is absolutely terrifying on holidays and weekends. Safest time to go is after 4pm, when it's not only free, but also not terribly crowded. And the water has had time to warm up.

baumer
07-21-2009, 10:20 AM
Understandable. That's why I didn't use that term. I know it's an ethnic slur...but in this context, and in common day usage (on the East Coast at least), it's used to refer to those young punks. It's not about ethnicity, but I see your point. My apologies for bringing it up.

No worries, man. I know it's all just jokes, and I know I get too sensitive about ethnic/racial stereotyping. I just think we have a long way to go.

Anyway, to the OP: thanks for posting those pics! Looks like you had a nice time with your uke and your girl on a beautiful evening! Doesn't get much better than that! With your Kala uke and your Sublime hat, it seems like you and I were cut from the same cloth!!

Ahnko Honu
07-21-2009, 10:31 AM
Funny looking Mynah Bird in first picture but second picture would make a great Pepsodent ad. Awesome, thanks for sharing, especially the smiles. :shaka:

haolejohn
07-21-2009, 03:15 PM
GUIDS!! def true

Where are those guys from? I've never heard that term as a racial slur for an ethnic group. I've never heard that term. I want to kniw for educational purposes. I too get mad at racial profiling.

Ukuleleblues
07-21-2009, 03:41 PM
I live in SC off of the coast. I go to Edisto Beadch alot. We play ukes at the beach all the time. Sometimes the surf is so loud you can hardly hear the ukes. I have two ukes that we use in the line of fire (mist) that the tuners are getting rusty on.

Are far as Bennies or 9ers go, I fish of of the beach and I've literally been the only person on the beach for 1/2 mile either side and had folks come up and swim right where the hooks were. I used to get aggrevated but now realize they are just ignorant and don't understand. The best thing that happens is when I hook into a really big shark, that runs them down a few 100 yards once I land and release it (yeah like the shark won't go there) It's kind of funny. Check out the big one I caught on May off of the beach. That emptied the water for almot the rest of the day once we pulled it back in. (I lure em in close with that sweet uke music)

uber_goober
07-21-2009, 03:55 PM
I'll take any beach I can get. I always think an ukulele sounds a little better with some sand rattling around inside it. :)

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

-John

ritzer012
07-21-2009, 04:25 PM
Where are those guys from? I've never heard that term as a racial slur for an ethnic group. I've never heard that term. I want to kniw for educational purposes. I too get mad at racial profiling.

guid...short for guido....a guy of italian descent displaying stereotypical italian traits ie. gelled hair, blowout hair style, waxed eyebrows, etc.

im an italian girl, i dont take offense to it. to be honest with you, i think its funny most of the time....not to say that i disagree with people who take offense to racial slurs, just my opinion.

baumer
07-21-2009, 04:27 PM
Where are those guys from? I've never heard that term as a racial slur for an ethnic group. I've never heard that term. I want to kniw for educational purposes. I too get mad at racial profiling.
It's just a derogatory term for Italian-Americans. I don't think anyone was being racist, the use is just so common now that people just say it automatically. Not a big deal, just bugs me I guess.

haolejohn
07-21-2009, 05:14 PM
It's just a derogatory term for Italian-Americans. I don't think anyone was being racist, the use is just so common now that people just say it automatically. Not a big deal, just bugs me I guess.

I didn't think anyone was being racist but the term is good to know. Using terms like that bother me too. It's like cracker. Once I found out what it meant I let everyone that uses it know what it means.

pigwig
07-21-2009, 05:34 PM
Hmmmm, I think I'll have to go down to VA beach and try it out...;)

JKoval
07-21-2009, 08:57 PM
No worries, man. I know it's all just jokes, and I know I get too sensitive about ethnic/racial stereotyping. I just think we have a long way to go.

Anyway, to the OP: thanks for posting those pics! Looks like you had a nice time with your uke and your girl on a beautiful evening! Doesn't get much better than that! With your Kala uke and your Sublime hat, it seems like you and I were cut from the same cloth!!

I'd like to think so, my friend! I'm currently looking for a new hat... black I guess. Trying to look stylish and I can't be wearing brown hat with a majority of my black shirts! Ha! Help me out, people! :)

BrotherUke
07-22-2009, 02:45 AM
This is the East Coast beach for me.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m115/BrotherHonda/DSC_0063.jpg

I bought a Fluke to keep on board to play when I'm a tad bit less busy then I was in this picture. That's me in the red shirt at the tiller.

ritzer012
07-22-2009, 05:50 PM
This is the East Coast beach for me.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m115/BrotherHonda/DSC_0063.jpg

I bought a Fluke to keep on board to play when I'm a tad bit less busy then I was in this picture. That's me in the red shirt at the tiller.

that looks awesome! i love being on boats!

haolejohn
07-22-2009, 06:08 PM
This is the East Coast beach for me.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m115/BrotherHonda/DSC_0063.jpg

I bought a Fluke to keep on board to play when I'm a tad bit less busy then I was in this picture. That's me in the red shirt at the tiller.

For some reason that boat picture reminds me of a scene from Tommy Boy.

BrotherUke
07-23-2009, 01:21 AM
For some reason that boat picture reminds me of a scene from Tommy Boy.

It is a Marshall Sanderling. A traditional New England gaff rigged boat. Fully equipped with a traditional Hawaiian four string rigged music box!

Ahnko Honu
07-23-2009, 05:28 AM
It is a Marshall Sanderling. A traditional New England gaff rigged boat. Fully equipped with a traditional Hawaiian four string rigged music box!

It's hard to tell it's gaff rigged from the picture, looks more Bermuda. Is that a Catboat? Looks like it from the wide stern. In my childhood my dad and I shared a dream of sailing the South Pacific in a gaff rigged double ended ketch.
I still have several plans somewhere of various double ender dream boats as well as charts of the South Pacific with our course plotted out, The Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu, Borabora, Tahiti, then west to Samoa and Tonga. Of course his faithful Kamaka pineapple would be part of the crew.
Good dreams... rest in peace Dad.

BrotherUke
07-23-2009, 05:46 AM
It's hard to tell it's gaff rigged from the picture, looks more Bermuda. Is that a Catboat? Looks like it from the wide stern. In my childhood my dad and I shared a dream of sailing the South Pacific in a gaff rigged double ended ketch.
I still have several plans somewhere of various double ender dream boats as well as charts of the South Pacific with our course plotted out, The Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu, Borabora, Tahiti, then west to Samoa and Tonga. Of course his faithful Kamaka pineapple would be part of the crew.
Good dreams... rest in peace Dad.

Yes Ahnko it's a Catboat. I love them. I'll own one as long as I have enough strength to hoist the sail. Marshall Catboats are my favorites. Geoff Marshall is a terrific person and he builds a great boat http://www.marshallcat.com/ . I'm probably about as fanatical about Catboats as I am about Ukes. I think it's a match made in heaven :D