WAHA Surf Shop is operated by John and Katie Corning, formerly of
Madison, Wisconsin. John and Katie were happily exiled to Fort
Myers Beach, Florida, in 1998, where they dodge hurricanes and build
castles in the sand.
John was a founding member of the Free Hot Lunch! band, which
conducted radical science experiments ("How much tequila can three
guys drink before they all fall down?") throughout the Midwest from
1979 to 1994. The band still gets together from time to time,
mostly just to enjoy friendships that go back decades, but
occasionally to play a song or two, if they can remember the words
and the lyrics.
Here's a recent photo of our extended family: