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    Mavericks Invitational Called On!

    Erock, beat ya to this one buddy! anyway, I'm really stoked to watch this live. I've never seen it before judging from the models of the swell, its gonna be dangerous. here's the link:
    http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/ma...lled-on_90821/

    Now I'm wondering, will the eddie and that red bull jaws contest be called on too?? if so this weekend and next week are gonna be exciting as hell! I hope they all come back to shore...

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    While I give props as it is something I would never do...maybe I'm a jerk but its still a bunch of dudes surfing unmanageable looking boards in awkward looking stances going straight...they don't even get barreled
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueOtjjmbmEs

    I'd rather watch Gorkin ride knee high waves
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx3p5xEHFbQ

    but what do I know? To each his own I guess...Anyone else feel like that?
    Last edited by Stranded in Smithfield; Jan 17, 2013 at 03:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    While I give props as it is something I would never do...maybe I'm a jerk but its still a bunch of dudes surfing unmanageable looking boards in awkward looking stances going straight...they don't even get barreled
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueOtjjmbmEs

    I'd rather watch Gorkin ride knee high waves
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx3p5xEHFbQ

    but what do I know? To each his own I guess...Anyone else feel like that?
    http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/ap...edition_90292/

    Picture 32 of 36, very nice. No stink.

    I'd rather watch Mavs go off every 45 minutes than pros scrape for 1-3 summer surf at Huntington. Gets the heart pounding. Makes me still believe that some people are indomitable.

    Either way, there'll be some real waves down here this weekend. Need to patch a board.
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Jan 17, 2013 at 03:56 AM.

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    IDK...at least there is visual evidence that wave jet-ers suck...everyone else paddles and this guy shoulder hops and stuffs someone almost drowning them and sending them to the hospital...I'd be pissed if it was me or if I was there...who does that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    IDK...at least there is visual evidence that wave jet-ers suck...everyone else paddles and this guy shoulder hops and stuffs someone almost drowning them and sending them to the hospital...I'd be pissed if it was me or if I was there...who does that?
    LOL, yeah gmac kinda screwed the pooch on that one. I was thinking more of Wilkinson's incredible carve, which was shot 32 of 36. Dude is ripping it up on an 11' board on a 30-40' wave. Definitely one of the best shots of that whole paddle out. That swell Lit up the whole SouthLand.

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    I love watching guys tackle big waves. As far as I'm concerned, they're pushing the limits of human physical capabilities, more so than any other "extreme sport".

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    Good onya 757! Stoked to see it run, looking like they may today.

    Stranded.... Dorian gets barreled at Jaws, Cortez and Mavs. Healy too, plus he gets barreled at Wiamea LEFTS(alien cojones)!

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    Was it last year all the venders and others on the beach got cleaned up by a giant wave that jumped the break water?

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    Big waves guys drop in on each other on every wave... It sucks that he got injured, but it could have happened to anyone... And that wasn't shoulder hopping.
    If the Eddie runs you'll see 4 guys on a wave

    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    IDK...at least there is visual evidence that wave jet-ers suck...everyone else paddles and this guy shoulder hops and stuffs someone almost drowning them and sending them to the hospital...I'd be pissed if it was me or if I was there...who does that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I love watching guys tackle big waves. As far as I'm concerned, they're pushing the limits of human physical capabilities, more so than any other "extreme sport".
    ehhhh. don't get me wrong those guys are the best and ballsiest dudes out but paddling mavs and jaws is like climbing everest: death is probable and justified. (i still watch that sh!t, just saying)