Let’s Have a Little Fun…

I want you to meet somebody. I have only known him since August, but in a couple of weeks we’re moving in together. I have to be honest. He’s not my type. I think I only dated one blonde guy in all of my vast dating experience and quite frankly, that didn’t end well. And surfers? Let’s just say I like to stick to land locked locales when I’m scoping out guys. I hate salt water, the endless horizon at the beach kind of freaks me out, and I’m not a big fan of wearing a bathing suit in public. And yet here I am. About to spend my days with this guy.

At the end of the month we are closing on our new home, and one of the biggest selling points was the incredible care the current owners took with the house. The trim is vinyl wrapped, the gutters empty into underground chambers, the windows have a special coating to cut down on heating and cooling costs….incredible. They are also enthusiastic decorators with a penchant for paint. And themes. Lots of themes. Now those of you looking to purchase a home know that if you find a home that needs nothing more than a few coats of paint, you are golden. What you may not know is that painting over murals is quite a bit more expensive than painting over a solid wall. And there are a few murals in our new home.

And that brings us to this guy. Moving isn’t cheap, the house we’re buying isn’t cheap – heck – life isn’t cheap.  We’ve come to the decision that painting over this surfer dude is simply not in the budget, possibly for quite some time. So here we are…moving in together.  An unlikely group about to cohabitate.

And here’s the fun part!  I think it’s important that we give this guy a name, so I’m asking for your help.  I’m going to let YOU name him!  In the comments section below, please give our surfer dude a name. After all, I’m going to need to know what to say when I complain about him for the next several months…

A close-up has been requested….I think his left leg may have been injured in a shark attack…

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  • paula

    ill move in with ya LOL

  • paula

    surfer ted LOL

  • I’d like to see a close up. The amount of muscles helps name him, I think…

    • Amy

      Gina, ask and you shall receive. Post updated!

  • I’d name him Marley. Just cause he likes to surf. 😉

  • Amy

    I just realized that there’s a big difference between west coast and east coast beach bums, isn’t there? Maybe he needs two names. One name for when I’m feeling Jersey Shore….

  • Ann

    Johnny because he kind of looks like Johnny from The Karate Kid.

  • Ashley

    Surfer Dave,he looks like a Dave to me !

  • Surfer Sam or Sandyman

  • One of these days I have to show you the two murals that are in my brother’s home. They left them for the same reason. That being said, I think you should at least put some Mickey ears on the dude. Heck walls clings from Nemo or others could be added. That’s it, Bruce got his leg! I think he should be DUDE in honor of Crush 🙂

    • I love this! I’ll even chip in for Nemo wall clings 🙂

  • Ryder or Finn 🙂

  • How about Susie? I like Susie.

  • Some of the best surfers I knew growing up had names like: Tracy, Steve, Kelly, Tristan, Dane, Richie, and Mickey. But I think he looks like a Dane!

  • My husband says he looks like the boogeyman, so let’s name him Boogey!

  • the first thing that popped into my mind was Brock. I have zero clue why – but i can hear it now. “Yo Brock – dude – the waves are gnarly here down in Ame’s basement”

  • I like Brock, too. What about Biff?

  • I believe his name is Asher Kip Jackson…

  • Holly

    The best surfer in the world is Laird Hamilton in Hawaii. Look him up on Youtube, the guy is a demigod. If you want to have the best who ever lived on your wall, I’d call him Laird.

  • I think Laird Hamilton would be uber-flattered if you named him after him. Then, it could be like living with a celebrity, no?

  • Becky

    I’d call him Cruz. I actually think it’s a pretty cool room. I think it would make a cool boy’s room.

  • Amanda Starr

    I kinda like it…ok the dude is a bit strange but they did great with the water. Than again I have a thing for murals and this summer painstaking painted one in my daughter’s room.
    Anyway names…Kai, Cove, Reef or Reefer (though people might think other things haha), Slater, I also like Biff.

  • What about Chaz… ??

  • Well I just finished watching Dear John. And John (Channing Tatum) sure looked wonderful on that surfboard. So if it were me I would name him John. lol

  • I’m going to say Austin.

    But, if it were me, I’d take half a day and a gallon of Killz and paint over that thing myself!

  • tee-hee… following Kristie’s comment, Austin would need to be “Awesome Austin”…

    Or Marley should be “Gnarly Marley”

    I vote for Captain Awesome, or just Dude.

  • Linda Bundrick

    twitter follower: @nutmeg237

    I say you name the surfer dude: “The Big Kahoona” which means a very good friend according to the urban dictionary. Since you are allowing this beach bum (oh I mean surfer dude) hang ten (minutes, or days) with you… you best get along and become friends…and you never know you might become quite attached to The Big Kahoona….well Aloha, and enjoy your time together 🙂

  • Michelle S

    I think his name should be Brodie…dude!! 😉

  • For some reason, Tyler comes to mind. It looks like he’s hanging 10 in the man cave! That’s better than in your office, right? 🙂

  • I looked this up just for you!

    Anyone who annoys board riders while they surf (austral Women’s Weekly Oct. 24, 1962)

    Call him hodad! hahaha!

    Mavericks. It’s a big wave surf spot in California and your blondie looks like he is riding a big wave.

    Also, you could go classic and just call him The Dude.

    good luck living with a surfer. They can be so sandy sometimes.

  • To me, he totally looks like a Spicoli (think Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High).