The Cardiff Kook Celebrates Christmas for 2017

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

The Cardiff Kook Celebrates Christmas 2017

 

The Cardiff Kook has gained some notoriety in the area since the surfing statue was first installed in Cardiff 10 years ago. The notoriety comes from the fact that it is often decorated to fit with the current holiday or in other ways – a treat for many, but something that often irritates others, including those who don’t like the statue to begin with! Or the name it's been unofficially given.

 

Cardiff Kook celebrate Christmas for 2017

 

I like this Christmas offering, but I have to say my favorite, which garnered a LOT of attention, was when the Cardiff Kook celebrated the Royal Wedding. Another favorite and elaborate setting was with a pterodactyl swooping down on the statue.

 

The Cardiff Kook even has his own website that captures all the costuming since the beginning. Check it out to see the Kook in all its (his?) glory.

 

Personally I think it’s great fun, although not everyone agrees with the statue’s surfing form or even its presence to begin with, or the entertainment that area folks have with the decorations, some of which are pretty outlandish and elaborate. I enjoy how the Kook gets dressed up, and seeing all the people who pose for selfies with it, too!

 

Here's the back/bottom of the statue for the holidays!

 

Back and bottom of the Cardiff Kook for Christmas 2017

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Debbie Reynolds
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I agree with you it is great fun and keeps you guessing what is coming next.

Dec 21, 2017 10:10 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jeff how fun, now I had to smile at Debbie Reynolds  comment it remind me of this platform...Endre

Dec 21, 2017 11:22 PM #2
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A surprise "dressing' of local landmark...IS fun...!

Dec 22, 2017 03:10 AM #3
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Morning Jeff.

So who am I to criticize those who look at something differently than I do.  It is what makes the world go round. If we all thought alike we would still be using rocks and flint, living in caves.

Dec 22, 2017 03:59 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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How is it that I'd never heard of the Cardiff Kook until reading this? "So California" if you ask me.

Dec 22, 2017 05:11 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Jeff. It's California. Why not? Some people have vivid imaginations. Enjoy your day!

Dec 22, 2017 05:20 AM #6
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It certainly looks like a lot of fun and I am certain that people look forward to seeing what it will be next.

Dec 22, 2017 05:31 AM #7
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Pretty cool, Jeff.  What a fun statue.

Dec 22, 2017 06:27 AM #8
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Haven't gone too crazy since the 60's but I have to say this would motivate me.

Dec 22, 2017 07:52 AM #9
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Hi Debbie Reynolds 

It's pretty impressive to see some of the costumes that have been added. It's been going on for years now.

Jeff

Dec 22, 2017 07:53 AM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.  - it's true!!

There's been quite a bit of controversy over it, especially in the early years but it seems to be pretty well accepted now Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Jeff

Dec 22, 2017 07:54 AM #11
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Good point James Dray and perspective to keep in mind!

Nina Hollander - Not sure The Kook, as it's affectionately known, has achieved notoriety outside California but it's certainly well known for miles around here.

Jeff

Dec 22, 2017 08:02 AM #12
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Hi Wayne Martin  I think some people feel that the statue is being defaced, and I think there is some damage to the base from people climbing on it in order to do the decorating.

Jeff

Dec 22, 2017 02:58 PM #13
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Gotta love the hot pink hair and the rainbow colored tutu, Jeff.  I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 

Agreed. I loved the bright colors, even if they weren't traditional.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Jeff

Dec 23, 2017 01:30 PM #15
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