Per the North County Times, "The surfing sculpture has had a bumpy ride. "The Magic Carpet Ride" was unveiled in Cardiff in July 2007. Unofficially, locals dubbed it the "Cardiff Kook," criticizing the surfer's stance of a novice."
This is the sculpture:
People have been surreptitiously decorating it since then, and every so often a photo appears in the paper, such as:
I saw the surfer statue when I took the coast route this morning - traffic on the freeway was awful with the rain - well, kind of rain. Really just drizzle on and off. Clogging the freeway. What would San Diego do if it snowed? We couldn't cope. Coming from the Sierras where it snows in the winter and people just go about their business, it's absolutely amazing to me that a little drizzle almost doubles my commute sometimes, but it does.
That's all I've got for today - a little bit of local history.
From Me and My Dog, Katie, have a great Thursday, everyone! : )