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    NORTH* Oceanside harbor jetties or the pier. For...

    NORTH* Oceanside harbor jetties or the pier. For Hurricane swells, head to Newport
    SOUTH* Wind and Sea, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Imperial Beach. Mostly beach breaks here and kind of ghetto for a...
  2. Thread: College

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    You want constant waves. SF State U or go up to...

    You want constant waves. SF State U or go up to Humbolt. You had better like surfing if you go up there. It's cold, wild and uneven. easily 2-3 times bigger than SD and SC every day in the fall,...
  3. Thread: Indonesia

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    I went to west Java many years ago and stayed in...

    I went to west Java many years ago and stayed in Pelabuhanratu. There is a right there called Cimaja. It was a nice area but the wave was pretty mediocre for Indo. I would skip it and head to Ombak...
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    SE NC, 1/2. if you froth for waist high waves, 1....

    SE NC, 1/2. if you froth for waist high waves, 1. It is typically sad here in the winter tho, so maybe its a 10. Haven't been wet since Dec. Glad somebody seems to be getting waves out there...
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    nicaragua over all others for head high + surf....

    nicaragua over all others for head high + surf. offshore winds all day, everyday (nearly). its an easy decision
  6. Thread: Nicaragua

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    Check out NSR (nicaraguasurfreport.com). Those...

    Check out NSR (nicaraguasurfreport.com). Those guys have a lot of options and can hook you up properly right off the plane. Its also a great site for checking the surf down there every day. enjoy!
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    I would talk to a local shaper. A custom is...

    I would talk to a local shaper. A custom is usually less than one off the shelf and can be made to your size, weight, local waves and experience level. When surfers look to save money they buy Asian...
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    SUPers unite! Us yuppies have evolved into a...

    SUPers unite! Us yuppies have evolved into a lean, mean, carbon fiber sweeping machine! We must destroy the prone surfer with our collective floating might! We are taking over, set by set, peak by...
  9. Thread: first surf trip

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    break info

    you probably know this but check: wannasurf.com for detailed info of area surf breaks. A great resource. Also, check the surf forecast to figure where your going. The Channel Islands shadow a lot...
  10. Thread: Ear Problems

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    2 things it could be...

    1. wax buildup. get yer ears cleaned out
    2. surfers ear. bone growth trying to close ear canal making the area small enough to trap water/ sand etc. I've had both ears drilled out myself. hope you...
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    NICE 6'-2" Jimmy Keith for sale

    I have a super clean 6'-2" for sale. It wasn't ridden very much and only has some minor pressure spots on it. Futures fin set-up. I would keep it but I never get off my 5'-10"! I'm in Wilmington NC....
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    West

    Personally I don't believe that very good surf is found on the east coast. Go West. UC Santa Cruz, SD State, UC Santa Barbara, SF state, University of Hawaii or Pepperdine University if your a...
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    Dave is awesome. Nearly everyone around here...

    Dave is awesome. Nearly everyone around here started with him. He made me a magic board and I'll go back to him for the next one. I hear AJW does some nice **** too. good luck
  14. Thread: why does WB suck?

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    Wow!

    Finally the real dish on Topsail. Got it everyone, low tide, SE swell. The place will go off and we've all been invited by the radical "narshredda" to share in the abundant Topsail feast. Thanks for...
  15. Thread: why does WB suck?

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    What?

    In my opinion WB is the best on this stretch of coast. Topsail might be slightly bigger but its too soft and gutless and only breaks consistently at the pier, CB is usually smaller and closed out and...
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    SwellInfo Admin guy

    I want to say that I appreciate your site and use it as my primary forecasting tool. I wrote the "bill swell overhyped??" thread a week ago and regardless of size waves we got, we enjoyed a nice...
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    Bill swell overhyped??

    The numbers Swellinfo is putting up for hurricane Bill are confusing. The interval can't be as long as they say it is with the size. The storm just isn't big enough. 10 ft. @ 17 sec. is being...
  18. Thread: Its too f%&^$ big

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    settle

    It won't be triple anything. Just settle down and time the sets. It may be closing out but you'll get some looks. enjoy
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    neither

    Those places are well beaten tracks. If I were you I'd stick to the quieter places in Nicoya and Guanacaste. Think places more like Mal Pais, Samara, Nosara, Playa Negra, Witches Rock. Those areas...
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    Percentages

    SE NC is really small compared to nearly everywhere. I am always surprised by how infrequent we get fun surf. I'd say 18% is high for rideable days (unless you like charging knee - thigh bombs). For...
  21. Thread: Thurs. WAVES?!?!

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    head high? not a chance!

    We've seen this before time and time again. SW swells that slowly rotate west are half the size predicted. unless you drive north to south facers which will be a little bigger and junky. Hopefully we...
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    surf has been pretty good

    Why is everyone complaining about the lack of waves. It's been fun at the right times and I've been surfing a lot. Frankly, I'm happy for the break today.Can't wait for summer!
  23. Thread: Swell on wed.

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    surf prediction for CB

    if a S/ SW wind swell cleans up in CB you will lucky to score waist high waves and you'd better hope it coincides with a low tide. The early SE element of the swell will bring bigger waves (stormy...
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    Pride

    I ordered a board from Dave Endress over a year ago. I don't know what level your surfing is at, or what your riding now, but I had him make me a custom quad and it's magical. Over the years I've...
  25. Thread: Holden

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    holden

    Check the camera before you go down there (google: holden surf report). Waves RARELY get bigger than waist high. best on SW wind swells with N/ NE winds. also the place is very tide sensitive. Best...
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