Show Us Your Quiver needs your help

For the past year, the Show Us Your Quiver column has featured some of Ocean Beach’s most interesting surfers and skateboarders talking about their most interesting boards, and it’s been one of the most talked-about segments of the Ocean Beach Bulletin. But it’s time for a change, and we could use your help.

For the writers who have been producing Show Us Your Quiver, one of the best parts has been talking with the people: Arne Jin An Wong, a native San Franciscan artist who started surfing Kelly’s Cove in the 1960s; Lewis Samuels, who shook up the world of surf journalism with his stark frankness about the industry’s foibles; Pete Reich, the mere mention of whom elicited grins from people who have attended his locally famous parties; or going all the way back to our first Show Us Your Quiver, local boy Andy Olive of San Franpsycho.

But we’re a very small neighborhood news organization and we can’t work on the Bulletin full-time, so we’re looking for two things. First, we need more Ocean Beach surfers and skaters to write about. Second, we need someone — or maybe a few people — to interview these surfers and write the column.

If you know someone who should be the subject of a Show Us Your Quiver interview, or if you’d like to try your hand at writing Show Us Your Quiver, please email us at or call us at (415) 742-1622. If you want to try an alternative way of producing Show Us Your Quiver — video? audio? cartoon? — we’re open to that, too.

— Tom Prete, publisher and editor

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  1. I want to show you my sticks…

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