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Thread: Whats this storm?
Sep 20, 2013, 12:33 AM #61
Case and point: I was walking by a fellow surfer this morning who was walking back to the parking lot with his dog. I asked him, "How is it?" He said, "It's small" and then noting the 9' SUP I was toting, "It's your kind of day." He apparently had no intention of getting in, at least at that juncture. To which I smiled and kept walking to the beach.
I paddle out and it is clean and waist+, maybe chest. I guess it didn't look that big from the shore?? And eventually the line up is filled w/ guys on all sorts of craft, SUPs, LBs, SBs, all scoring. I was a good fun sesh.
So sometimes you just need to get wet. You never know unless you go.
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Sep 20, 2013, 02:08 AM #63
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Southern California
Always looks smaller when you're on shore then magically gets bigger once you get in... aways happens. ALYWAYS
Sep 20, 2013, 02:17 AM #64
Sep 20, 2013, 10:57 AM #66
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
Sep 20, 2013, 01:17 PM #67
You know, unless it's breaking three feet from the sand.
And in beachbreak hell, what don't look all that good this minute, can come together thirty minutes later. I'm not talking a jump in swell, I'm talking aboot ever-changing beachbreak conditions......peak dies here, a peak rises there.........a sectioning mess turns into a mini Rye on the Rocks with a shift in tides..........Swell size, swell direction, sandbars, tides, winds........man you can't make this sh!t a science. It's wayyyy too unpredictable with too many variances.......
Spicoli: How was Cullyfornia?
TREV: Viva la revolucion. Che Guvara and all. Where you been, Trev? Tell me what's going on.........
Ya know what it is that I be sayin' ?
Sep 20, 2013, 04:26 PM #69
"Wish I was ocean size.
They can not move you.
No one tries"
Sep 20, 2013, 04:42 PM #70Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
- Singer Island
It is common knowledge that all of the still shot surf cams have a software program that disables them whenever a set rolls through. And even though I have a quiver of boards, I hate to bring more than one at certain spots due to breakins in the parking lots. Many times, I have watched the cams, listened to the reports, and brought one board, which turns out to be the wrong board. I have gotten better on my longboard in larger surf because it was a lot bigger than it looked (more than once) when I paddled out, and I really had no business out there with a longboard, but what the heck, I'm out here now, might as well go for it.
It also works in reverse. Once I get out and look at it to make sure I'm not missing a bump up in swell before I leave, it usually looks like crap. I say to myself, wow, it looked a lot bigger when I was out there, I must have timed it just right.