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    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 surfmorrobay.com bairdphotos.com flickr.bairdphotos.com photomorrobay.com morro-bay.com

    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. :>)

    22 June 2009 Creative Commons use note by INSPIKS Inspirational Pictures.

    Creative Commons: This image is the main/only image on the Wikipedia "Grom" "Grommet" definition page. Wiki says in part ""Grommet" ("grom") is a term used to describe a young participant in extreme sports. The term originally was used in the sport of surfing for anyone under the age of 16. However in recent years, the term has been expanded to include other extreme sports, most notably skateboarding and snowboarding... first became popular in the 1970s as part of Australian slang. It was based on the word "Gremmie", which was used in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, which was derived from the word "Gremlin"... The word was originally a derogatory term for an inexperienced surfer, but has become an accepted term for all young participants. For example, the British Surfing Association offers a Grommet Surf Club for young surfers."
    This image also illustrates the related Wiktionary "grom" page.

    19 Feb 2010 another cool Creative Commons use.

    26Aug2010
    Øyvind Evenstuen has sent you a message on Flickr.
    Subject: One of your pictures is in use by a norwegian newspaper
    Date: 26th August, 2010
    Hi, I just wanted to tell you that this picture: www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2127311117/
    is being used cropped in a newspaper here in norway. I have never gotten around to read all the stuff about creative commons, but I didnt think it allowed commercial use of images.
    This is one of the countrys three largest papers. Link to article:
    www.dagbladet.no/2010/08/25/tema/foreldre/klikk/13114061/
    Øyvind

    Richard E. Ducker, mnods, and 37 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Richard E. Ducker 76 months ago | reply

      Spectaluar sequence of pictures!!!!

    2. picture prefect 70 months ago | reply

      absolutley adorable. great catch!

    3. mikebaird 64 months ago | reply

      Copper Kettle Copper Kettle Thanks for adding this image to Wikimedia!
      Re: at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2127311117/you said "Uploaded to the WIkiCommons:"

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

    4. Copper Kettle 64 months ago | reply

      And thank you for the outstanding pictures!
      Unless global warming brings the ocean to Ural Mountains, I will never match any skill on the board.. (0: So more and more surfers are groms to me. (0:

      Let it illustrate the grom page at Wiktionary. ^_^

    5. loswl 59 months ago | reply

      Very Special shot!!, love the watchful eye of the father :o)
      Congratulations this Photo is being featured in on INSPIKS .com

    6. mikebaird 59 months ago | reply

      loswl Thanks for the 22 June 2009 Creative Commons use note by INSPIKS Inspirational Pictures, re: my father-son surf image

    7. loswl 59 months ago | reply

      You are welcome, Thanks :o)

    8. lamoustique 56 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot! I love it.

    9. taoarts 51 months ago | reply

      I am appreciatively using this picture at www.stuckfress.com/stress-quotes-archive.html.

    10. mikebaird 51 months ago | reply

      taoarts wrote

      I am appreciatively using this picture at www.stuckfress.com/stress-quotes.html.

      Thanks - looks great. Appreciate the comment and heads-up! In the future a link to the image source page ( www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2127311117/ in this case ) is preferred so people can find the original easier.
      Come back for more images Torrey.

    11. mikebaird 44 months ago | reply

      Øyvind Evenstuen has sent you a message on Flickr.
      Subject: One of your pictures is in use by a norwegian newspaper
      Date: 26th August, 2010

      Hi

      I just wanted to tell you that this picture: www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2127311117/
      is being used cropped in a newspaper here in norway. I have never gotten around to read all the stuff about creative commons, but I didnt think it allowed commercial use of images.
      This is one of the countrys three largest papers.

      Link to article:
      www.dagbladet.no/2010/08/25/tema/foreldre/klikk/13114061/

      Øyvind

    12. lorigosselin 29 months ago | reply

      Hi Mike,
      Again one of your photos is perfect for my post! (and another coming before Christmas!)
      Thanks so much for this!
      I used it here:
      lifeforinstance.com/2011/11/14/talent-or-skills-which-one...
      Lori

    13. mikebaird 29 months ago | reply

      Lori, thanks for the cool Creative Commons use
      lifeforinstance.com/2011/11/14/talent-or-skills-which-one... where you differentiate talent vs. skills. The photo works here. Come back for more.

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