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    Wave speed

    Question about wave speed. Boating uses the term SOG, for speed over ground, to discount currents that affect speed (or knots) instruments. This question deals more with wave speed in the area that...
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    "biggest swell of the season" on it's way here....

    "biggest swell of the season" on it's way here. The calls are 8-10 up to 13-15'. Gonna be interesting.
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    757, I'm also glad you made it through that......

    757, I'm also glad you made it through that...
    as for driving, I've put a lot of miles on the clock..
    Point is, there's just too many damn idiots out there to get pissed at-you'll only spike your...
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    Question for consideration...if you're surfing,...

    Question for consideration...if you're surfing, and the ocean begins to recede, you'll surely be drawn out with it, correct?
    You realize a tsunami is on it's way, you may have what, 5-8-10 minutes...
  5. skip the muffins at puntas bakery. they're not...

    skip the muffins at puntas bakery. they're not made there anymore. fresh from Sam's Club and taste like it.
    there's a thousand places to stay in Rincon. Be sure to say hello to the one or two...
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    'What is surfing?" Man, so many things come to...

    'What is surfing?"
    Man, so many things come to mind, but I'm too exhausted to expound on them, except for this one,
    and I hope the owner of this board hears it from his son before he reads it here....
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    here we have locals who check a spot and text 30...

    here we have locals who check a spot and text 30 people that it's on and within the hour it's not worth being there.
    And you want to add to that?
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    search Nelscott Reef Surf Contest for something...

    search Nelscott Reef Surf Contest for something you might have missed...a classic big wave arena- when it's on!
    Lots of surf spots in Or and Wa. but a lot of areas are inaccessible.
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    wave count came up here, too. Yesterday and...

    wave count came up here, too. Yesterday and today...today had some well overhead smokers..
    love that adrenalin
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    that is a great looking board, Barry. And the...

    that is a great looking board, Barry. And the nose doesn't look out of proportion or f'd up.
    And the history you've written about Jose is outstanding. Especially liked the reasons you wrote about...
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    [ Also, kicked the reefer after 20 ys. ...

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    Also, kicked the reefer after 20 ys. Any tips with coping w\out would be great! Please don't say jeebus.
    Thanks![/QUOTE]
    Stay off it. After 3 weeks you won't miss it. (that was my...
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    lefts are here, and they're usually shorter.....

    lefts are here, and they're usually shorter.. Overall, I'd say you'e going right probably 80-90% of the time.
    (I'm goofy foot and thought about "Backsider" for a screen name, but knew it'd be taken...
  13. Hope you're right, John. Aren't there some...

    Hope you're right, John. Aren't there some islands like Bikini that are still uninhabitable?
    No info in these links about Hawaii specifically, but the news ain't good for the ocean....
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    EMass, yeah, it was here. It's possible he was...

    EMass, yeah, it was here.
    It's possible he was spooked of urchins, but when you're close to shore at this spot you can actually walk the last 8-10ft. to shore...
    Sea urchins are NOT life...
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    No rip current at all. Calm water. Sense of...

    No rip current at all. Calm water.
    Sense of entitlement=laziness.
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    Yes, tourist (touring pro;)?) It was not that...

    Yes, tourist (touring pro;)?) It was not that big. People could carry on conversations 50ft. away between waves. It was small.
    Your last sentence is correct.
    It'd be interesting if the kid is on...
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    "I need a ride to shore"

    in the middle of a waveless summer and thunderstorms galore, reading the "more and more" thread got me thinking about something I saw in the water this past Spring.
    And, your thoughts are welcome.....
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    If one ride kills ya, yeah, that's a change....

    If one ride kills ya, yeah, that's a change.
    Other than that, IMO, no.
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    Since the waves have completely flat-lined here...

    Since the waves have completely flat-lined here for about a month and no relief in sight, that little left looked lots of fun.
    I'd call it better than nothing, that's for sure.
    As to the question...
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    "watch as he packs his board bag and follows his...

    "watch as he packs his board bag and follows his dream"
    Oooh, I love to watch people pack board bags--especially when their LEAVING.

    Let me guess, self published, right, Darren?
  21. well, back to the original post...hmmm, where was...

    well, back to the original post...hmmm, where was that, anyway?
    at about 1:39 into this video, the killer quote, "why even have a country?"
    the dumbing down is complete...the America that was, is...
  22. an hour away is long enough if you're not yet...

    an hour away is long enough if you're not yet driving..how much diff is it gonna be, (another hour).
    you've got pleny of time to figure things out--I know you want to be in the surf every day, but...
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    catmaster, curious as to why you'd ask...do you...

    catmaster, curious as to why you'd ask...do you plan on hitting bottom?
    (this last winter was a bad year for Gas chambers- the biggest swells didn't have the right direction- and it's sponger...
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    yes, thanks for the replies.. I would add one...

    yes, thanks for the replies..
    I would add one thing that happened last year. I bailed on a different sneaker set, (nobody near me!) easily DOH, dove deep, and came up with half a board. Snapped the...
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    from the comments on the site listed on pg. 1,...

    from the comments on the site listed on pg. 1, (surfing handbook.com/knowledge/duckdiving)..after the article, the part by Dave D. sets the tone:
    "otherwise, trying to hold your board under big...
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