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    i like bodysurfing when it's small. these chest high waves just don't push my Yeti-ness anymore. i like to manatee it into the barrel. it's a lot better exercise without a floatation device anyway. the only question left is, to cleave, or not to cleave? only break out the cleaver when it's overhead? i think that's the answer. then again, it's always overhead bodysurfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souljahsky View Post
    i like bodysurfing when it's small. these chest high waves just don't push my Yeti-ness anymore. i like to manatee it into the barrel. it's a lot better exercise without a floatation device anyway. the only question left is, to cleave, or not to cleave? only break out the cleaver when it's overhead? i think that's the answer. then again, it's always overhead bodysurfing.
    What are these chest-high waves of which you speak of?

  3. have you ever seen in the surf vids in crystal clear water where dudes bodysurf beneath the surface of the water behind the face of the breaking wave... its hard to explain exactly where they're positioned on the wavebut looks super fun... I saw them doing it in the video Watermen. its a weird technique that looks like it only works out on clean overhead pointbreaks.. anyways, just wondering if anyones seen this technique or know if it has a formal name?..... wish i was bodysurfing in some endless 5ft tahitian sets... md/de SUUUCKS, (right now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northbeach View Post
    ...in crystal clear water where dudes bodysurf beneath the surface of the water behind the face of the breaking wave.. (right now)
    Stop, you're making me hungry. mmmmmmmm

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    i dig bodysurfing the shorey, like Waimea style.

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    bodysurfing heaving brielle road .enough said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northbeach View Post
    have you ever seen in the surf vids in crystal clear water where dudes bodysurf beneath the surface of the water behind the face of the breaking wave... its hard to explain exactly where they're positioned on the wavebut looks super fun... I saw them doing it in the video Watermen. its a weird technique that looks like it only works out on clean overhead pointbreaks.. anyways, just wondering if anyones seen this technique or know if it has a formal name?..... wish i was bodysurfing in some endless 5ft tahitian sets... md/de SUUUCKS, (right now)
    Yeah, the dolphin glide. Its the same technique you see all of the dolphins using to surf. I have only seen one guy do it. He is an old local who bodysurfs all over sunset cliffs when its huge in the winter... I'm not sure how he does it, but it looks like after he makes his initial decent under the top of the lip is when he pulls into the wave face, but it is only for a few seconds and then he pops back out... I think that is what you are talking about... But yeah, it was on a really big, pretty slow moving reef/point break. Luscombs to be exact.