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    You are probably right. If you're sitting way...

    You are probably right. If you're sitting way outside waiting for the big sets you tend not to notice all of the smaller sets breaking inside. If that's the case then it's pretty spot on most of the...
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    SI wave height scale

    Looked all over the site and forums for this before posting and couldn't find anything. What scale does SI use when they give their wave height predictions? Is it face height or measured from the...
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    When could I pick it up? I just need a board. I...

    When could I pick it up? I just need a board. I won't be getting on the Island until Wednesday at 6 PM. Thursday looks good but I'll probably have to make it work on Friday. I'll longboard it on...
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    Long Island board rentals

    Heading back to Long Island for Thanksgiving and this will probably be my last time at my childhood home. Which means this will likely be my last opportunity ever to surf the spots I cut my teeth on....
  5. Thread: surf 'n sex

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    I would and I have and I'm proud of it. She...

    I would and I have and I'm proud of it. She sucked anyway.
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    ^^^ Love it!

    ^^^ Love it!
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    Whatever. Everyone's all got sand in their v's...

    Whatever. Everyone's all got sand in their v's over 10 BBL getting bought out. Good for them. They get access to AB-Inbev's distribution network, money towards expansion, and still maintain full...
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    Heed this advice. Pac NW winter swells are no...

    Heed this advice. Pac NW winter swells are no joke. Head high is a small day. It's a tough time to be a beginner, and I'd advise against going out in DOH conditions if you're just learning the ropes....
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    I've been able to work on my backhand more and...

    I've been able to work on my backhand more and more this year, I feel equally competent on both sides. so I'd say both. It's fun to switch it up and get some variety. Two very different ways to surf...
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    I don't plan what I'm going to do. I surf in the...

    I don't plan what I'm going to do. I surf in the moment and react accordingly...and isn't that really what it's all about?

    Crazy thing is, a lot of what I know I've discovered on accident....
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    Depends on the day, man. The last 3 or 4 weeks...

    Depends on the day, man. The last 3 or 4 weeks before the current gnar spell gave us super clean chest-head high peelers all day every day. Perfection. But Winter is no joke here. I tend to spend a...
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    This is a weakness I really need to work on. I...

    This is a weakness I really need to work on. I have good breath control in most sports, but water certainly adds a new challenge to it.
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    Swimming and paddle strength

    So I'm moving a little further inland, which means my surfing will be reduced to once a week on average. At best I'll maintain what endurance I have now. Considering getting a pool membership and...
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    I've only experienced 10' waves once before...

    I've only experienced 10' waves once before moving out west. Now it's pretty common for fall and winter here. Things I've learned:

    It's f***ing scary the first time you get worked by a wave the...
  15. Thread: Chest pains

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    it's most definitely cancer. my prognosis is you...

    it's most definitely cancer. my prognosis is you only have six months left.
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    I've heard from a lot of surfers and even a diver...

    I've heard from a lot of surfers and even a diver who had a bad experience that sea lion bulls can be very aggressive. Not uncommon for them to mess with you. My incident was at Mushies, but I see...
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    I got bumped by a sea lion bull a few months ago....

    I got bumped by a sea lion bull a few months ago. Scary as f***. He popped his head up next to me and grunted about five minutes before he did it too. I called it a day.
  18. Depends on the beach and bathymetry. In the age...

    Depends on the beach and bathymetry. In the age of smart phones, just look at what's going on at your spot and what the measurable conditions are (tide, swell direction, swell period, wind, wave...
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    Just moved from east to west coast. Grew up on...

    Just moved from east to west coast. Grew up on the east coast (Long Island) chasing inconsistent, mostly sh***y swell, that's often short-lived when it even gets good. Out west it seems 80% of the...
  20. Just moved out here from the mid-Atlantic 6...

    Just moved out here from the mid-Atlantic 6 months ago. Surf is relatively consistent and good. So long that you don't mind surfing in cold water year round. Coming from the east coast it's a dream....
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    I moved east to west coast a few months ago. I...

    I moved east to west coast a few months ago. I have been caught in a rip or two before on the east coast, but the Mid Atlantic beaches I surfed are typically sandy and open the rip won't really take...
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    I can surf or ski/snowboard most any day during...

    I can surf or ski/snowboard most any day during the winter...surfing trumps most anything if the swell is good. Nothing like it. Snowboarding is very fun, but it's still not much like surfing nor as...
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    Emass! Dude, I tried to reply to your PM's but...

    Emass!

    Dude, I tried to reply to your PM's but your inbox is too full so they won't go through. Anyway, hope you were able to get something. It's been pretty big and blown out here the last few...
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    Looking like you might get a break on Saturday as...

    Looking like you might get a break on Saturday as things shrink down and more importantly, clean up. Keep your eyes peeled. All the days surrounding it look like they're going to be big and...
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    I just picked up a used 6'2" FW Dominator that...

    I just picked up a used 6'2" FW Dominator that has served me well out here. Even holds up on head high to 1' overhead really well. Short, but it has a good bit of volume. Really depends on the...
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