I was just down in Juno Beach, Florida this past weekend for a long weekend on the end of my kids February break. While cruising around Jupiter I had two different #throwbackthursday moments with Jupiter, FL guys I used to surf with in Nantucket.
Bumped into Jon McIntyre Saturday night at Maxi's Lineup while watching the Bryce Allen Band. Jonny Mac grew up surfing and fishing down in Jupiter and I probably haven't seen or surfed with him in ten years. It was good to catch up and find out he was skippering a big Viking sport fisherman. Cape Ann connection... I first met and surfed with Jon in the mid 2000s in Nantucket when he was the mate on Ben Gannett's Blackfin sport fisherman Boomer.
The next day I ran into Bill Bartleman and family at Ocean Magic Surf Shop. Bill is also originally from Jupiter and grew up surfing down there. He lives in Nantucket and was just down for February break with his family. Cape Ann connection part deux... Bill's mom is originally from Gloucester and his aunt owns Nichols Candy.
I used to surf with both Jon and Bill a fair bit on Nantucket and even have a couple of surf photos in the old archives that I pulled out for Throw Back Thursday...
Photos in order from top to bottom
- Jon McIntyre surfing Hurricane Irene at Madaquecham, Nantucket August 2005
- Jon McIntyre Hurricane Irene at Cisco Beach, Nantucket August 2005
- Bill Bartleman Tropical Storm Beryl July 2006 at Cisco Beach, Nantucket
- Bill Bartleman @ Cisco Beach, Nantucket spring 2005