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  1. #21
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    H377 Yeah I saw sumthin!

    I knew all ya'll would dig on this, so I took lot's of pics. Here ya go:

    This thing was bernanners:
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    It won best of in show for wood boards. Yeah, balsa and ebony. That's all inlays too. Not lams. No what I mean Verne, holy mother-of-pearl Batman, bernanners!

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    So that was crazy nonsense and took a bunch of shapers and a ton of work. Then I saw this, I kid you not, the most beautiful surfboard in the world. It was hand-shaped by Robert August from old growth balsa. Here's the bottom:

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    And, here's the deck:

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    Continued on next post.

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    Deck cont.

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    Sum moah

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    And the nose:

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    All of the graphics were burned into the wood by Ron Croci. It's his board, as in he's had it in the water. It took him 2 1/2 years to burn all the graphix.

    The prayer says:
    Ina a 'ohe nalu, a laila aku i kai:
    If ther eis no surf, invoke seaward

    "Ku Mai! Ku Mai! Kai nalu nui mai Kahiki mai,
    Arise! Arise! You great surfs of Kahiki

    Alo po i pu! Ku mai ka pohuehue,
    The powerful curling waves! Arise with the pohuehue,

    Hu! Kai ko'o Loa."
    Well up long raging surf.

    I was dumbstruck. Thing was amazing. Maybe the Hawaiian surf prayer will work on the ECoast.

  3. #23
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    And then I saw this crazy kneeboard thing from sum Malibu cats called Zamora I think, I swear I'd step right through it, but it looked dope:


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    That dude was an easy 6' and 250#, just to give you some scale.

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    This thing was gorgeous, I forget who made it, mad props:

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    Oh yeah, they even let the Star Trek crew up in here too:

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    Oh yeah, they even let the Star Trek crew up in here too:

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    Them boys sure don't look like they paddle much.

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    And here's the kind of sci-fi I like:

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    This was shaped by a company called EvilGood, the guy who shaped it said, "yeah, it rides okay, just don't try to turn it, it's a killer."

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    was at beach yes'terday and saw some dolphins of course and bikinis, also a week or three back there was a car show by my house and the truck pictured won best in show
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  9. #29
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    you mean there's a loggerhead in the marina there?
    The turtle lost his way and found a new home in the marina. He feeds off unwanted bait & food hand outs from Harbor Masters - almost like the area alligators. Why live in the wild? People just toss food out to wild animals like it's confetti on New Years Day. Then they want to ask what happened to their dog? (Star News Archives) Regardless, you might need to make a trip to CB North to check him out.

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    I saw some grom shreddin it at the reef last night. Taking off and making everything, really super clean cut backs, just really nice style and a good sense of wave awareness; in blown out, nasty 3-5' surf. I had a blast. I was walking back up the cliff and I stop to talk to one of my buddies who's out of the water right now, post ear-surgery. We're chattin it up when the kid starts walking up the trail. He's got about 4 and a half feet of broken wave storm soft top under his arm. I ask him, “what did you do, break your board?” He sure hadn’t looked like he had been surfing on a softie before, but I had been busy and about 50 yds away. He said, “No, it’s been like this.” Blown away I say, “You were riding that thing just like that the whole time you were out?!?! I saw you standing up, didn’t I?”

    “Yeah”, he says just as cool as a cucumber.

    Kid was surfing better than most people I know on a no finned, broken-in-half wave storm soft top.
    Now that’s G.