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    while you were watching football..

    Sunday, OB SF - killer session, looks all-time, great gallery - check it here: http://jrhussey.zenfolio.com/p536684534

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    Looks like Puerto Escondito!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    Sunday, OB SF - killer session, looks all-time, great gallery - check it here: http://jrhussey.zenfolio.com/p536684534
    Don't accuse me of watching football. Those are some sick waves. The paddle out there is real fun when it gets big because its all sandbars. I guess the long wait between sets helped.

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    We need to get Samuel L. Jackson out here to "get these motherfu<king snakes of these motherfu<king waves" in pics 8-12.

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    Wow, wish I could say I scored that on Sunday. Had some choppy 4 ft windswell though, beats football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    We need to get Samuel L. Jackson out here to "get these motherfu<king snakes of these motherfu<king waves" in pics 8-12.
    yup, major burn in that sequence - there should be consequences for that move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Don't accuse me of watching football. Those are some sick waves. The paddle out there is real fun when it gets big because its all sandbars. I guess the long wait between sets helped.
    you can see a lot of the pics are on the first wave of a set, with 5 or 6 more stacked up right behind. looks like a battle to get right back out.

    edit: look at #195 - that guy is about to get worked at least 6, maybe 7 times.
    Last edited by hanna; Jan 23, 2013 at 02:01 AM.

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    Just randomly checked surline, apparently Mike Parsons took a freefall wipeout at OB over the weekend, cracked a vertebrae and almost drowned. While that day looked heavy for a mortal like myself, I wouldn't expect someone of his caliber to have any issues out there. Just goes to show you how quickly things can go bad on the water, which makes that burn sequence that much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Just randomly checked surline, apparently Mike Parsons took a freefall wipeout at OB over the weekend, cracked a vertebrae and almost drowned. While that day looked heavy for a mortal like myself, I wouldn't expect someone of his caliber to have any issues out there. Just goes to show you how quickly things can go bad on the water, which makes that burn sequence that much worse.
    "It was amazing out there, I was having the best time; everyone was getting waves," Snips said. "I was having a blast. About four hours into the session, I was looking for one in, and a nice set was coming. I paddled for the third wave, thinking I'd get in a little early with a chip shot out the back."
    Turned out to be not the case. "I thought I was into it, then suddenly realized I wasn't. I took two more strokes and tried to stand up in what turned out to be the lip. I freefell, and remember my feet hitting my board for a second, then my head hit the water really hard."

    Hard enough to get serious whiplash and crack the C7 vertebrae in his neck. "I thought I was paralyzed under water," he said. "I had that crazy tingly feeling. My right arm worked a little bit, but it felt like it was dangling; like it had been ripped off my body 'cause I had no feeling."

    Luckily, Snips was wearing flotation. He finally surfaced and tried getting on his board, which wasn't working. He saw a surfer paddling out and started screaming. "I was so lucky," Snips said. "He paddled right over to me, ditched his own board, and helped get me to shore. He really saved me, 'cause I couldn't swim on my own -- the whiplash had made my body numb. (Thanks, Charlie Vaughn! Beers on me.)"

    "I don't know if I would've surfaced without the floatation, 'cause I couldn't move," he said. "I learned for sure -- the waves were solid 10 to 12 feet, and when you're in beachbreak that big and go unconscious, nothing can really help you. It's almost funny wearing flotation at a beachbreak, but it's a no-brainer for me. I could paddle and duckdive fine."

    Parsons will spend the next six weeks in a neck brace, but he's expected to make a full recovery.

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    Charlie Vaughn is a hero, way to go man.