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Thread: Close Calls

  1. #91
    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay4060 View Post
    Thanksgiving is at your house this year bro.
    That was awesome. The angst of some of the mud I've had to tread in this thread is a small price to pay for the multitude of comedy on this forum.

  2. #92
    This seems like a good opportunity for you to consider why you are so amped up about surfing that you would risk your life and the life of your friend like that. I would liken it to almost ODing on a drug. It was awesome, then you did a little more and a little more and then too much. You got lucky. The lessons are obvious and you don't need us to tell you.

  3. #93
    Maybe you have a good addiction counselor you can refer me to. Or better yet, be my addiction counselor! Wow. In 10 minutes I got a new life coach and a rehab therapist. I'll have to but a lottery ticket tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Originally I had no intention of offending him. It's different now, he's a proven Masshole.
    Somewhere, Admin should make a Hall of Forum Fame. And this quote has to be an inductee.


    On another note, I don't know about you guys, but I'm heading over to AI manana to nail me some 23' 3/8" frothing barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Originally I had no intention of offending him. It's different now, he's a proven Masshole.
    He doesn't speak for all of us....

    Seriously though, Emass, I feel like you're getting pretty worked up on this. It's an internet forum. Relax. You don't have to "win" against any poster who says anything that could be construed as even remotely negative towards you. You've repeatedly stated you found several answers to be helpful and what you were looking for. Like any internet forum, wade through the BS and take what you will from it.
    Last edited by newenglandflatness; May 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

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    In the original poster defense, I think most of us have made some bad choices when “teaching” or even surfing with different people. Disclaimer: I have never attempted to teach someone how to surf next to a jetty on a decent sized day with a lot of current. On the other hand, I can name a dozen times that I have “tricked” or “begged” some of my “surfer” friends to paddle out with me in conditions that they had no business being in. Granted, they weren’t “beginners”, but they were used to surfing chest high days in the summer and some pretty mellow head high days out on the reefs. In order to not go out solo on huge days, many a times have I convinced buddies to paddle out. Most times, I look back to the beach and they never made it out, so that took care of itself. But there is one pretty epic time that I paddled out at Peskys with 3 surfers and I would call them “average at best”. 2 of them were marines, hell bent on not wussing out and the other was my best friend, who was a good enough surfer to make it out alive and get a wave or two… It was solid 8-10 foot peskys (and for the record, it can only hold about 8 feet max and then you have to find a more outer reef down the road because it breaks in very close to the cliffs and rocks)… The current and swell was so big that all three of them didn’t make it out and were actually caught in the impact zone for 5 minutes because they thought they saw a clearing in the sets and scraped out, and then the sets came and they were still inside but over a half mile out to sea. Anyway, long story short is that they all washed into the rocks up by Santa Cruz Avenue and one guy ended up all the way at the southside of the OB pier over a mile away…. A couple dings…. None of them caught waves, but were never in any real life threatening danger. Just a serious gut check. They just got slammed into rocks that are not a natural exit point from the water…. I only got 2 waves that session anyway cause conditions were very sketchy and the second wave I took because I needed a ride in because the sh** was firing all over the place. Funny on the one hand, but seriously shook them on the other hand… Every time after that, my best friend would suit up, go to the beach with me, leash up and when the surf was too big, he would just back out before the paddle out… I never pressed him after that. I just said, alright at least make yourself useful and operate thing camera.

    Lessons learned.

  7. #97
    9/11 was an inside job!!!

    just kidding guys....these forums usually degrade into something completely unrelated after a while so figured I'd give it a quick troll. LOL. Seriously though, Emass - you should stop this nonsense immediately.

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    How shall you earn this respect? Honestly? Shut up.

    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    What parts? The part where people are sitting behind a keyboard? Such formidable "parts" of society.

    How shall I "earn" this respect you speak of, so that I may not be subject to being talked to like a dog no one cares about or an ex-con?

    Your recommendations are like gold. Can I hire you as a life coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Pass the f'ing potatoes will you!
    Q. which is the best brand of cranberry sauce?
    A. anybody that buys store bought canned cranberry crap is a kook!

    that family holiday would end up with a hell of a drunken mess of a donnybrook for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay4060 View Post
    Q. which is the best brand of cranberry sauce?
    A. anybody that buys store bought canned cranberry crap is a kook!

    that family holiday would end up with a hell of a drunken mess of a donnybrook for sure.
    Not gonna lie, I kind of like that canned cranberry sauce, even though I find the ridges remaining from being stored in a can for so long kind of off-putting.