I heard about this surfer statue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and just had to go see it. It is named The Magic Carpet Ride, but everyone calls it the Cardiff Kook. Most of the surfing community doesn't like it cause they say it is unrealistic and looks like a skinny novice surfer that is about to fall off his board. I, a soon to be novice surfer think the Kook is cool. I can also relate to him since people often dress him up in all sorts of gear - Zorro, Pumpkin Head, Santa Claus, Uncle Sam, etc. I wonder if my Mom has anything to do with that.