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Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA 12 of 12

Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA. Father is Ben Monmonier, son is Julian Boqha Monmonier. I like this wholesome family-oriented series of 12 images of a father and his son bonding during a surf lesson. They had a great time, and the little grom Julian took the new surf name Boqha to commemorate this step in his life. Boqha has great form and is a natural. Watch for future commercial endorsements for this athlete. The father gave me permission to photograph their entire surf lesson today 21 Dec 2007 Friday 21dec2007 - Photo by Mike Baird, Canon 40D with 300mm f/2.8 IS lens handheld

04sept2008 Rejected by iStockphoto: We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Father and son surf lesson at the ocean. ( for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons: We found this file over filtered from its original appearance/quality.

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BTY,the term "grom" is used in a very affectionate way to refer to a young capable surfer with talent us older guys will never match. :>)

04 Nov 2009 - This photo was used in a National Toyota Ad Campaign, as an example of the kind of surfing fun you can have in a Toyota. Permission to use was not requested, and attribution was not explicit on the ad site, clicking the photo brought the viewer to the source image here -

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Update 11 Nov 2009: The above issue has been resolved to my satisfaction.


One of several images requested

re: 09 Jan 2010 Creative Commons use note: Reply: Dana H. Glazer dhglazer {at} gmail d o t com, That's a great project. I'm always very happy to contribute to these things. dhglazer@gmail.com answers all questions about attribution, but I'm happy any way you want to do it as I know consistently is essential. Best Success in your ventures - I'm impressed w/ the YouTube Video and your site - the world need more like this! - From: Dana via Flickr To: Baird, Michael - Subject: [Flickr] The Evolution of Dad Documentary Project reaching out to you - :: The Evolution of Dad Documentary Project reaching out to you. I recently discovered the amazing photo you did, titled "Father and Son Surf Lesson," and wanted to invite you to have it be included in a feature documentary that I am making. My project, “The Evolution of Dad,” explores the changing role of fatherhood in a way no other documentary has previously. The goal of the film is to instruct and inspire dads to get more involved with their kids – something I believe can change the world. The film has already been mentioned in Time Magazine and a related video was #1 on YouTube for Father’s Day. More information about the project can be found at The beginning of the film will be a collage of pictures relating to fatherhood and your photo would have the possibility of being featured there. While there is no monetary compensation, if included in the film, your picture will be viewed by a great many people and you will be credited at the end of the film. If you are interested in taking part in this project, write back and I will share with you the next steps in the process. Please email me directly at dhglazer {at} gmail d o t com. Thanks for your time. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely, Dana H. Glazer, Director, The Evolution of Dad Project -


18 June 2014 used at under Creative Commons Attribution and

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Taken on December 21, 2007