Bad Vibes Bob washes up on Ocean Beach

This boat was washed up on San Franciscos Ocean Beach the morning of Jan. 8, 2009, at about Quintara Street. I dont know how long it had been there, or whether the spray-painted words "Bad vibes Bob" were there before it wrecked.

This boat was washed up on San Francisco's Ocean Beach the morning of Jan. 8, 2009, at about Quintara Street. I don't know how long it had been there, or whether the spray-painted words "Bad vibes Bob" were there before it wrecked.

Bad, bad, bad, bad vibrations.

Bad, bad, bad, bad vibrations.

Note the DVD cover for Cheech and Chongs movie Up in Smoke. A clue as to how the boat wrecked, perhaps? Some of the windows on the boat were smashed, an apparently dead motor was inside and the cabin interior was all smashed up and wet.

Note the DVD cover for Cheech and Chong's movie "Up in Smoke." A clue as to how the boat wrecked, perhaps? Some of the windows on the boat were smashed, an apparently dead motor was inside and the cabin interior was all smashed up and wet.

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2 Responses to Bad Vibes Bob washes up on Ocean Beach

  1. Beachbum says:

    Here’s some more information on the bad vibes boat. I haven’t heard anything definitive though: http://stokereport.com/rant/yacht-washed-ocean-beach

  2. andy says:

    I talked with the owner on the morning he beached. Here is the deal.

    Three guys were sailing outside of the gate off OB. Swells were pretty big. When a fog bank engulfed them, they lost direction. Took a wave across the beam which knocked one of the guests into the water. They spent 1/2 hour trying to find him in the fog. They found him, got him onboard and then found out they were too far inside. The surf beached them.
    The owner (mid 20’s) told me that the cost to tow the boat was more than the boat was worth so apparently he eventually abandoned it.

    When the boat was beached it was in good condition except that the rudder had broken off. The windows were good, the cabin had gear, ropes, cushions, a stereo, etc. The first couple of days nothing happened, then Bad Vibes Bob tagged the boat, the next day more graffiti, broken stuff and stolen stuff. Each day it got worse

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