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    When it went offshore, that was amazing how quick...

    When it went offshore, that was amazing how quick it got perfect.

    Stoked...going to be in California all of next week...hoping their run of swell continues, but its not looking promising.
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    Yeah I have put dowels resined into the foam...

    Yeah I have put dowels resined into the foam across the snapped section to add strength to snapped boards. But I question how much strength they actually provide considering they are anchored into...
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    You're probably right....I just don't see how the...

    You're probably right....I just don't see how the board repair guys are willing to do it for that kind of money.

    The way I see it there are at least 6-7 major steps to putting it back together,...
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    I've fixed a few snapped longboards like that for...

    I've fixed a few snapped longboards like that for friends or myself. It IS fixable for sure. I wouldn't spend the money to have it professionally done. I dont know what the going rate is for that...
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    This quote from that article jumped out at me: ...

    This quote from that article jumped out at me:

    "The project has been in planning for several years, is estimated to cost between $50 million and $100 million, and will be paid for mostly by the...
  6. This kind of project is where a plain white board...

    This kind of project is where a plain white board is SO nice. That board could have cracks, dents, divots, cancer all over it and with some careful ding repair can be brought back to a 9/10...
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    Same here...spent 14 days locked up. Pretty...

    Same here...spent 14 days locked up. Pretty pathetic...I'm not ashamed to say it rattled me...saving grace was a guy in prison was someone I knew from surfing and he had brought in a PILE of surfing...
  8. The deck of the red board looks completely...

    The deck of the red board looks completely typical to me for a board with a couple years of normal use. If the blue board looks like that after just a few sessions, that looks like a lightly glassed...
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    Our mid-week swell maker...churning...suddenly...

    Our mid-week swell maker...churning...suddenly looking potent in the last few frames!

    http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/tatl/ir2-animated.gif


    http://i60.tinypic.com/2eap4qp.gif
  10. The Xcel website has a link to this website of...

    The Xcel website has a link to this website of the company (Celliant)) that I guess patents the fiber technology that Xcel is using which "harnesses the energy your body emits and converts it to...
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    Just liberated a Southern Tier pumpkin imperial...

    Just liberated a Southern Tier pumpkin imperial stout. I've never been much into pumpkin ales, but this combination of stout, pumpkin, and high alcohol content is working for me. I'm guessing not...
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    Saw Frank Zappa in the 1980s. That poster must...

    Saw Frank Zappa in the 1980s. That poster must be of him sh1tting on his audience...what an asshole. Love his music, but man he is one condescending SOB.
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    The NOAA models are calling for a nice little...

    The NOAA models are calling for a nice little spray of swell from it to at least fill in from the OBX north by Wednesday....in the 3-4 foot range at 14 seconds. I'll take that with some offshore...
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    For an "average" hurricane - yeah 50 west at its...

    For an "average" hurricane - yeah 50 west at its closest is usually too far out, 60 west is usually close enough for a decent long period swell. This one only gets to about 55 at its closest...
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    Another from this afternoon...this one didn't end...

    Another from this afternoon...this one didn't end well :eek:
    http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab124/michaelscottpowell/9-11-2014i_zpsc2625456.jpg
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    Mr. Swellinfo himself...spotted on the job...

    Mr. Swellinfo himself...spotted on the job verifying the accuracy of his forecast today!


    http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab124/michaelscottpowell/Swellinfo_zps79888f68.jpg
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    ^^ Will six foot boards with in that thing along...

    ^^ Will six foot boards with in that thing along with a passenger in the passenger seat?
    Every time i look at one of those small hatchbacks they look like they have a TON of space in the back, but...
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    Pretty promising looking swell producers for mid...

    Pretty promising looking swell producers for mid week next!! NOAA swell maps based on the GFS model for next Wednesday. 50-60 west is pretty far out to sea for solid swell...but the potential is...
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    Looks to me like the 4 feet @ 12 SE swell seconds...

    Looks to me like the 4 feet @ 12 SE swell seconds for thursday - friday the 18th-19th is what would come from invest 91L as it is forecast to recurve near Bermuda.
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    Fun winter day about 10 years ago. My...

    Fun winter day about 10 years ago. My non-surfing friend was cool enough to stand in the freezing cold and snap a few while I got in a quick solo sesh.

    I made it out of this one.

    ...
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    I agree with what LBCrew said. winter barrels...

    I agree with what LBCrew said. winter barrels are about late drops and making a smooth, fin and rail engaged bottom turn. Flat entry rocker drives me nuts on those kinds of days. Too many waves...
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    I think 91L is pretty much what these maps are...

    I think 91L is pretty much what these maps are onto.
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    NOAA swell chart based on the GFS for next Sunday...

    NOAA swell chart based on the GFS for next Sunday the 14th. Looks to be taking a turn pretty far out in the middle, but as you said, the models don't have a clue, (the Euro kills it off way out on...
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    Seriously...this again? How about "will i need a...

    Seriously...this again? How about "will i need a 3/2 first week of October" as a more original and interesting alternative thread.
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    I was thinking the same thing. Its still August,...

    I was thinking the same thing. Its still August, we've had three named systems in the Atlantic, and scored chest high or better clean waves out of all three, not to mention the solid S wind swell we...
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