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  1. 1. Wipe out 6 times out of 10, but I'll usually...

    1. Wipe out 6 times out of 10, but I'll usually go for it anyway. Of the 4 waves I make, 2 are pathetic, 1 is average, 1 is amazing. 1 out of every 50 waves I make, I'll manage to look like I know...
  2. Thread: wax pile

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    Word. Thanks for the tips. I'm always in a...

    Word. Thanks for the tips. I'm always in a wetsuit too...not that I enjoy freezing cold year round, but if it means empty waves... :)
  3. Thread: wax pile

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    Do the front traction pads work well for you? I...

    Do the front traction pads work well for you? I would assume so since you've got 3 of 'em. I honestly never thought about it in the past because I went through boards so quickly. Nowadays I don't...
  4. SUP kookery. Parking tickets. Lifeguards. People...

    SUP kookery. Parking tickets. Lifeguards. People who can't duckdive. Poopy water. Urchins in poopy water. Insufficient wax application. 2x overhead beachbreak. Currents through fishing piers. Cold.
  5. hahahaha. love it!

    hahahaha. love it!
  6. Thread: Kookery-

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    Reminds me of a similar story. I moved to HI and...

    Reminds me of a similar story. I moved to HI and drove up to Haleiwa with a guy I worked with to surf up north for an early winter day. He put his board on the back of my pickup and went back to grab...
  7. Thread: Kookery-

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    1. Accidentally dropped in on J. Frederico my...

    1. Accidentally dropped in on J. Frederico my first day at Rocky Point in HI. I didn't even see him until he came flying out of the pit at Mach 2 screaming at me. I apologized, and he was actually...
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    Just makes me sooooo glad I don't live in SoCal....

    Just makes me sooooo glad I don't live in SoCal. We have plenty of great "secret spots" up in the PNW, but I've never had a problem. The difficult access, horrible weather, long driving distances,...
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    I've eaten and killed many a fish and crab, but...

    I've eaten and killed many a fish and crab, but I've never gone hunting...mostly just because I never had much interest, have horrible eyesight, can't fire a gun for sh!#, and know few people who...
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    Beautiful shot!

    Beautiful shot!
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    No kidding. That's exactly where I saw them (N x...

    No kidding. That's exactly where I saw them (N x NW shop). Thanks for the info.
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    I see these things all over the PNW. Not sure...

    I see these things all over the PNW. Not sure why, probably because we don't have too many local shapers. Anyhow, would love to know what you liked/disliked. Good luck with the sale.
  13. Thread: Lunada Bay

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    Haha, thanks. I'm enjoying it!

    Haha, thanks. I'm enjoying it!
  14. Thread: Lunada Bay

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    Just to be clear, I would never go to the cops...

    Just to be clear, I would never go to the cops unless I felt my life was in danger. My worst localism experience happened in Central CA. This guy dropped in on me at a not-secret-at-all left point...
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    Which is funny because I'm not a very good...

    Which is funny because I'm not a very good surfer. ;)
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    15761 One of maybe 4 pics I have of me...

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    One of maybe 4 pics I have of me surfing...long time ago too, 2007 I think. Log Cabins. First and last wave I rode on this board because it got snapped a few seconds later. :p
  17. Thread: Lunada Bay

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    Nah, I've always been 'live aloha', just haven't...

    Nah, I've always been 'live aloha', just haven't posted much lately...too busy chasing the kids and exploring the great PNW.

    I agree that it's good there are some "enclaves" left, but in my...
  18. Thread: Lunada Bay

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    I'll post a flag with a pic of muhammed on my...

    I'll post a flag with a pic of muhammed on my truck antenna haha. :P

    jk, pretty funny image though.
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    Word. Sharks too. Don't forget about the...

    Word.

    Sharks too. Don't forget about the sharks. And Orcas. Big f'ng Orcas that'll bite your face off. ;)
  20. Thread: Lunada Bay

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    Lunada Bay kooks

    Aloha all,

    I just watched that Lunada Bay video (http://www.theinertia.com/surf/hidden-camera-footage-lunada-bay-surfers-welcome-visitors/) and was so annoyed by the police dept. lack of response...
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    I second the crocodilo recommendation. They used...

    I second the crocodilo recommendation. They used to have this cool German Shepherd that would just hang out with the guests. We used it as a jumping off spot for Playa negra and a boat transit to...
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    OB is pretty intense, along with most of the...

    OB is pretty intense, along with most of the other good beach breaks in NorCal. They all blow out easily but get super good with the proper conditions. Personally I'd go for the spots along the...
  23. Thread: ala moana

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    I lived on Oahu for a little over 2 years when I...

    I lived on Oahu for a little over 2 years when I was in my early 20's...have surfed pretty much every "known" spot on the island, and there is NOWHERE harder to get a wave than at Bowls when it's...
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    Monterey

    The Monterey Bay turns on and gets every bit as big and gnarly and epic as Hawaii. It takes some effort, and the locals aren't much help (I found many of them to be jerks), but it's not too hard to...
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    I'm with you man. In 10 years of surfing the east...

    I'm with you man. In 10 years of surfing the east coast, I encountered exactly ONE rude individual in the water (as compared to 1000 on the internet!).
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