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    Ocean City Maryland cams are functioning. Try...

    Ocean City Maryland cams are functioning. Try Malibus.com, click on surf report.
  2. Thread: Why Is it???

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    My two cents: I am a pretty bad surfer, but I...

    My two cents:

    I am a pretty bad surfer, but I enjoy being in the water. They guys I am usually out with are nothing but nice and have and continue to be helpful to me.

    Of course, I took the...
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70006771@N00/11525224...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70006771@N00/1152522499/
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    What beaches are those?

    What beaches are those?
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    In your ten plus years as an ocean lifeguard,...

    In your ten plus years as an ocean lifeguard, have there ever been days when you have been ordered to keep people out of the water because people higher than you in the food chain have deemed it...
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    All interesting concepts, but the reality is, in...

    All interesting concepts, but the reality is, in places like Ocean City Maryland, that ship has sailed. Allowing nature to take over is just not an option, both economically and environmentally.
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    I completely understand what the natural state of...

    I completely understand what the natural state of a barrier island is.

    I also understand, that in places like Ocean City Maryland and coastal Delaware, where billions of dollars of construction...
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    Beach replenishment, when it means simply pumping...

    Beach replenishment, when it means simply pumping massive amounts of sand on the nearshore, seems to create as many problems as it solves. I remain convinced that there must be a way to replenish...
  9. Thread: Irene

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    Do you have a link to this?

    Do you have a link to this?
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    I would check with these guys.

    http://www.infinitysurf.com/

    They specialize in boards for big guys. I got mine from them and I love it.
  11. Thread: Photogs

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    Its all about budget my friend. If money...

    Its all about budget my friend.

    If money were no object, then a D3 at nine frames per second at $5,000 and a 400mm 2.8 at about $7,000 is the rig you want.

    Other than that, it depends on what...
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    Thanks Mitchell for the explanation. I have...

    Thanks Mitchell for the explanation.

    I have always thought, without knowing for sure, that sand bar creation was entirely feasible as well as entirely desirable, and as such I had no idea why it...
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    I have often wondered if the incidence of neck...

    I have often wondered if the incidence of neck injuries from the shorebreak goes up after beach replenishment. It would seem that it would almost have to, given the dumping waves that you get after...
  14. Thread: Weekend

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    Overcall? Maybe. But the thing that gets me is,...

    Overcall? Maybe. But the thing that gets me is, who could complain? The forecast called for big waves and we had big waves. At some point, does it really matter if it is overhead, 1-3 feet...
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    The forecast has backed off considerably.

    The forecast has backed off considerably.
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    Micah, Thanks for the work you are doing in...

    Micah,

    Thanks for the work you are doing in advance of this swell.

    I have found myself trying to explain to people who don't surf what triple overhead means, and I suppose I am just not...
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    Malibu's Classic - Pics

    A few from the Malibu's contest on Saturday.

    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm316/lryan110458/15th%20Annual%20Malibus%20Classic/5thMalibusClassic395.jpg


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    I don't know what the laws are in Jersey, but if...

    I don't know what the laws are in Jersey, but if that was a brand new board I would be taking it back and demanding a replacement or a refund.

    The Uniform Commercial Code says that all consumer...
  19. Thread: 6-23-09

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    http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm316/lryan1104...

    http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm316/lryan110458/Ocean%20City%20Maryland%20June%2023%202009/?albumview=slideshow

    The rest of what I have from last Tuesday.
  20. Thread: 6-23-09

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    Here are a couple more for you. ...

    Here are a couple more for you.

    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm316/lryan110458/Ocean%20City%20Maryland%20June%2023%202009/Beach09June235_edited-1.jpg
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  21. Thread: 6-23-09

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    Tuesday was a fun day, but it was best for fat...

    Tuesday was a fun day, but it was best for fat old guys to take pictures.

    Here are a few.
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    Well, I like Phillip Roth so I would recommend...

    Well, I like Phillip Roth so I would recommend Goodbye Columbus.

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a great book, both from an historical perspective and the lessons it teaches about corporate greed.
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    Repair Question

    So, after going out and getting worked this morning, I noticed a yellow spot on my board which I presume means I have a little leak.

    I sucked on the rail and I think there is a very small crack....
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    Thanks for adding the tide icon. I was not...

    Thanks for adding the tide icon.

    I was not getting that chart before, but now I am.

    For those of us inland, knowing the tides for a forecast a few days out helps with planning.

    Thanks again...
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    When I click on the Tide Chart button, I get the...

    When I click on the Tide Chart button, I get the current conditions and tides for today.
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