Wouldn’t It Be Nayce

However, songs like Surfin’ USA, Surf City and Surfin’ Safari owe more to this part of the world than you probably thought.

In fairness, not much more than you probably thought, even if a large part of your life happens to be spent thinking about things in terms of how close their relation is to Northern Ireland. A son of a man from Ulster brought surfing to California from Hawaii. It had already existed in Hawaii, and there is nothing to indicate that there was any Ulster-specific factor, such as a diet of soda farls, that was decisive in the man’s decision to either promote the sport or move from Hawaii to California.

One of these days BBC Northern Ireland is going to run a report claiming that the gospels have a Northern Irish influence to them, after studies reveal that the man who built the cross was from Lisburn.


2 Responses to “Wouldn’t It Be Nayce”

  1. 1 KevanB March 31, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    The man who built the cross was from Antrim, I thought everybody knew that.

  2. 2 Hugh Green April 1, 2008 at 5:38 am

    Ah, Lisburn’s near enough.

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