crazy animal encounters

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by metard, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Something happened to La Cinco--I never see anybody out there anymore. Not sure if it is a bathyscape issue, or just that the path down the cliff was blocked when the local authorities built a freaking parking place where it had been. That was my favorite--all lefts coming off a small coral island, the exact opposite of La Ocho. I have seen La Cinco break at over 35 foot faces, easy. Huge, but then, nobody gets out, not even with a jet-ski.
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Isn’t the bottom in that area pretty sketch???
     

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    No.not really. The coral reef is all 6 ft below, for 12 foot faces. Very manageable--I never hit bottom there, and believe me, that was my "go to" place if there was a swell. Great wave. But, as I said, something may have changed in the 45 years since I left there. I do, however, check it every time I go to PR, just for old times sake.
     
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Both Cinco and Ocho or just Cinco? I think I recall reading something about La Ocho being a little sketch, can’t recall why. Is it a long paddle out? I forget... (smoke some more right?)
     
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Both are quite a ways out. In both spots, there are sketchy areas, but one learns to stay away from them. As a kid, neither I nor any of my friends had a problem there. But a lot of people whine about the place--they are snowflakes.
     
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Gotcha, I don’t mind long paddles, kinda use to that. Though in a foreign place for the first time it may be a little intimidating if there are other hazards to navigate in addition to the long paddle. Having someone to point you in the right direction is always helpful.
     
  7. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2016
    All. The. Time.
    I swear, I’m the fucking animal whisperer.
    I surf MB alone, a lot. The family of dolphins almost show up like clock work every morning around sunrise.
     
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah I was gonna bring up another old SD surf story but blew it off.

    Dolphin pods? One word: "Blacks".

    Heard recently that you guys have been getting a decent run of surf lately
     
  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Nice, it’s always good to see them around. Except that one time I almost got killed by a huge bottle nose that came flying out of the face a 6ft wave and nearly landed right on my head lol

    I’ll never forget the sound he made as he broke the water surface with such speed and ferocity! My eyes were like saucers and I froze just waiting for impact. And then he was gone...
     
  10. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I seen dolphin leap out of a wave once with his Cocque out. It looked like a human arm jutting out of his naval. Although I'm not ghey, I was impressed.
     
  11. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    When I was in the 7th and 8th grades, my family was stationed in Medan, Indonesia. There were not many activities for teens so my Dad let me join him in the Hash House Harriers. For those not familiar with “The Hash”, it is best described as either a running club for drinkers or a drinking club for runners.

    The group met once a week in a pre-determined desolate location to run an obstacle course. Three or four members were charged with setting up a run through the jungle. Confetti would be laid at 200-400 yard intervals along bush trails. The idea was to follow the trail and ultimately meet back at the “Bemo” which was essentially a truck full of cold beer.

    Naturally part of the fun was that false trails were laid which would lead to much confusion and being completely lost. As members negotiated the trails we would communicate to indicate if you were “looking”, “turning back” or the glorious “On On! Of course part of the insanity was you were expected to scale cliffs, ford rivers, cross railroad bridges, wade through swamps etc. The dirtier and more leach-ridden the pack became the better. The locals we would encounter of course thought we were completely loco.

    One evening as the sun was setting yours truly had become separated from the pack. I was lost and battered so when I began to notice large objects moving in the canopy of trees over the trail I was more than a little alarmed. Every time I would look up it seemed that I was always a little late. Finally I realized what was going on. It was Orang Utan as the locals called them. In Indonesian orang is “man” and utan is “jungle”. We call them orangutans.

    As we acknowledged each other’s presence, the 4 or 5 beasts became emboldened. They swung lower and would hang overhead as I passed. These things were huge and intimidating and I was an interloper on their turf. Did I mention the sun was setting? The noises they made to “communicate” became louder and more strident. Needless to say; after staining my britches I began to run as fast as I could. As I finally came out of the bush and fell headlong into a rice paddy, the SOB’s were laughing at me! Looking back, I feel as if they were just playing but that wasn’t how it seemed at the time.

    Eventually I found my way back to the Bemo and the safety of the group.

    I have many fond memories of the MH3 but that night took the cake.
     
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  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Sounds awesome! Hahaha
     
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  13. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Officially close this thread, we have a Winner.
     
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  14. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Not sure what thread this belongs in, but I just watched one of my autistic students do an impromptu soft shoe dance to Mancini's, "Pink Panther." It was pretty fucking epic...
     
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  15. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    For reals, staring down a pack of Dr Zaius's cousins can only be beat by someone who decapitated a grizzly with a pocketknife.
     
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  16. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    #hotlobitomizedjunglegirlfriend
     
  17. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Who would you rather? My planet of the apes chick or Raquel Welsh in the movie "One Million Years BC???"
     
  18. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dang they're almost dead ringers lol

    But I'd go with Rocky on this one, she's Top 5 All-Time Boneur Idol for me. And she held up way mo bettah over the decades.
     
  19. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I agree, but only begrudgingly.
     
  20. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Almost too hard to call.

    Love to be the wing man that night. "Alright I'll take one for the team this time, but you owe me big time fucker" lol.

    If only.
     
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