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The Cardiff Kook Celebrates Christmas for 2017

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. 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, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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

Dec 21, 2017 10:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

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
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

A surprise "dressing' of local landmark...IS fun...!

Dec 22, 2017 03:10 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

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
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

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
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. It's California. Why not? Some people have vivid imaginations. Enjoy your day!

Dec 22, 2017 05:20 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

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
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Pretty cool, Jeff.  What a fun statue.

Dec 22, 2017 06:27 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't gone too crazy since the 60's but I have to say this would motivate me.

Dec 22, 2017 07:52 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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.


Dec 22, 2017 07:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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 


Dec 22, 2017 07:54 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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.


Dec 22, 2017 08:02 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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.


Dec 22, 2017 02:58 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Gotta love the hot pink hair and the rainbow colored tutu, Jeff.  I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Dec 23, 2017 01:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 

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

Have a very Merry Christmas!!


Dec 23, 2017 01:30 PM