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    This is insane. One Palm, panatian island indonesia. I dont get how anyone can surf a heavy barreling wave over such a shallow/exposed reef. Whats the shallowest spot you ever surfed?

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    Salsa Brava CR.

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    to that spot, i would simply say, "no thank you" & stay in the boat. shallowest spot i've surfed w/ actual consequences was a spot called p-land in panama...dry suck rock at the take off, lots of rocks lurking just below the surface on the inside.

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    Blew the take off and bounced off the jetty in SL NJ once... full suit saved my a$$.

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    I was surfing quepos on the other side of that point in CR, I was watched a guy come out of the water at Salsa Brava and it looked like his arm went through a meat grinder.

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    playa negra at low tide

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    I've surfed P-land too! On 11 foot, it'll take you all the way from P1 to P2 (I think I have them in the right order) to Leftovers, the longest ride I've ever had on a surfboard. Literally had to kick out midway through Leftovers because my thighs hurt so bad! Anyhow on day two I decided to log there and my fin actually hit one of the two big rocks that expose there and chucked me right over the handlebars. One of the crew that goes with us was from Fort Myers and was way out of his league and actually dragged inside at P-land over that whole reef and it's like a foot deep and really sharp. We almost had to leave him overnight on Silva Island because he was afraid to paddle back out and couldn't find a channel. He eventually made it back out; we had to suture his foot shut that night with about 30 stitches and get him pretty rummed up. Sketchy spot at times. You definitely have to steer around some big rocks when it's sucking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubesock View Post
    I've surfed P-land too! On 11 foot, it'll take you all the way from P1 to P2 (I think I have them in the right order) to Leftovers, the longest ride I've ever had on a surfboard. Literally had to kick out midway through Leftovers because my thighs hurt so bad! Anyhow on day two I decided to log there and my fin actually hit one of the two big rocks that expose there and chucked me right over the handlebars. One of the crew that goes with us was from Fort Myers and was way out of his league and actually dragged inside at P-land over that whole reef and it's like a foot deep and really sharp. We almost had to leave him overnight on Silva Island because he was afraid to paddle back out and couldn't find a channel. He eventually made it back out; we had to suture his foot shut that night with about 30 stitches and get him pretty rummed up. Sketchy spot at times. You definitely have to steer around some big rocks when it's sucking out.
    oh man! that's gnarly! i "found" a few of those rocks my first trip there after getting worked & caught inside. nothing like your friend, but gnarly enough to spook me away from the spot for the rest of the trip. definitely left my share of flesh on rocks. claimed my step up on my second trip, too.

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    I can't find a link to the photo, but there is a pic of a Tasmanian slab on Surfline's most recent "social absorption" article. Go check it out.... looks heavyheavyheavy!

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    shallowest spot ive surfed was a place called Icelands Rights/Suicides in the Mentawais. Second day there and we were "docked" in a cove for the night waiting for morning. Got up and moving to find this 8' right breaking around this point...... the longest most perfect right ive ever seen in my life.

    however looks can be deceiving. jumped off the boat and paddled out to find this "epic" right. two problems- once you actually caught a wave, you realized it was pretty much unsurfable cuz the wave broke so fast down the line, there was no way you could keep up...maybe with a ski. second problem, once you realized you couldnt keep up with the wave you had to straighten out and ended up on dry reef. then you had the pleasure of trying to duck dive 8' sets off of dry reef. real fun.