who here has been surfing this week?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Peajay4060, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Yesterday was a good day. Shooting with a new camera and lens for the first time. Got some good results. Four frames pulled out of a 25 shot barrel sequence.

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  2. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Great shots! Is it just me or does the face of the guy shooting from the water look super red? Like frigid!
     

  3. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I had actually quickly edited that shot for social media where it would be looked at on a phone. That's also why the shot is square in shape rather than a rectangle. The lighting sucked when I was shooting yesterday so if I wanted them to look good I'd have to put some time into editing them. Fixing his face is just moving a slider in lightroom to dial back the saturation on the red channel.

    Normally I would have edited the picture so the other guy wasn't in frame or would have painted him out. In this case the water photographer's video showed up on insta so I posted the pic of him getting the shot. His video is here:

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  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Oh man where to begin. Got caught in the storm last night in the ocean. I'm going to guess gusts of up to 40 miles an hour. What a weird storm that blew through. There was no sense in getting out I don't think I could have held onto my board I just kind of waiting it out in the ocean near the jetty just kind of blocking everything out. Went back out this morning found a nice little Groundswell in the water. Went to a spot not too many people know about it has a cool little rock formation for about 60 yards it's always been too murky to really see it I tried to snorkel it a few times so I can't really tell if it's blocks of concrete or anything else. Anyway it broke right over the top of that formation almost at the point break going left and right so depending on where you sat was the ride you got. Once again have you ocean all to myself I just don't think you can say enough about surfing during the week
     
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  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Got a cool little COVID sesh this afternoon between meetings. I was only in the water about 30 minutes but I managed to snag 6 waves including a couple shaggy coverups. I was the only guy on on a longboard, and the only person catching waves for that half hour at least.

    I spotted the best wave of the session as the main peak heading right for me, about chest high, and down the line another smaller peak perfect for lining up a back door type tube. I had to scrap to get in with the hard side/off shores blowing. Popped up blind going straight down, managed to keep the nose up for the bottom turn, and as soon as I could get back up the face the wave/lip/froth came right across the top of my head. I got down the line for one more turn and straightened out. I could have stayed out longer but that wave was so fun I just decided to call it and head back to the "office".

    Back at my desk now. No indication that anyone noticed I ducked out for a bit. I'm going to log off 15 minutes early so I can work on the garden this evening. I have 4 different kinds of habanero, jalapenos, 3 different tomatoes, catnip, and some other seeds sprouting indoors already. It was 70 degrees here today so nature is telling me it's time to sow seeds outdoors for my lettuce and herb gardens. Going to be an awesome garden year since this time I know that I'll be at the house all day every day to tend to it.
     
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  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Drove down to washout yesterday early, had to get on the rocks to see past the fog. Looked waist to chest, fast. Drove back to the house, grabbed the board, suit and where the fuk are my gloves, booties. I was pretty convinced it was thrown out, being in a trash bag on the porch. Found em an hour later in the laundry room, where i put it and thought i might forget where i stashed it (correct). Couldn't do too much work seeing the fog cleared up, semi-bumpy conditions. Took a real early lunch, not many ppl out at all. Couldn't get on the end of it on the first few waves. Not my best out there, but got some on the shorty fish. One left had me on the curl for about 50 yds, my best ride out there. Waves dissipated towards the evening, but outside temps were in the 60s. Looking for some more at the end of the week
     
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  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Great solo sesh yesterday in 50 degree sunshine on the log. Now that days are getting longer it's nice to be able to get a full two hours in the water after work.
     
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  8. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Got out as well yesterday, had to take advantage of the 50 degree weather (back to the cold today). Paddled out mid afternoon, still cloudy and I could count how many were out on one hand, by 4 30 it was sunny and busy from end to end, but fun, great vibe. Clean with short period, lots of waves to be had, deep, on the inside, ect..
    Stir fried cut up steak tips with red and yellow bell peppers and put it on some wild rice after, did not feel like cooking at all but glad I took the time instead of popping in a frozen pizza.
     
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  9. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Last night I shared a magic session with a co-worker at the local jetty. The sand was in place for long peeling rights in the thigh - waist range that were perfect for the mini simmons to connect through the soft parts. Just my buddy and I at a spot that would normally have 10 -15 guys on it but it didnt start working until the incoming tide perked things up around 5 p.m. I had a work call at 6:30 p.m and I figured I could just surf till it was too dark to see, and there was no need to even check the time. I got out of the water at 6:15 and BARELY made it! So stoked to see some real daylight!
     
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  10. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    I've been negligent in posting my sessions lately. It's been pretty fun here for like, forever. Even a bit too fun for me for a good week.

    Today was a combo of short period NW and long period SW. When the swells combined just right there were some super fun peaky waves. Got a few good ones before getting tired and clowning my last couple of waves. Made my 9:00 call with 10 minutes to spare.
     
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  11. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Couple of sequences from Sunday Morning.




     
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  12. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Both are great, but that second sequence....wow
     
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  13. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Glad I kept my finger on the shutter for that one. Prior to that my best sequence was one I got of Jamie Obrien in NJ and I gave up on him as the wave seemingly shut down. On frame 25 you can see his arm as he exits the barrel. I missed him standing tall and riding out of it. OOPS!
     
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  14. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    We contemplated going to LA rather than CR, then we saw the water temps and said f that. You guys had the wave machine churning for last couple weeks when we were contemplating
     
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  15. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Took to it down the street. Waist hi mush, but long lines on em. Took a 7'2 fish aka Hog Molly and surprisingly close to hi tide it was working. Had a few rides down to shore that i was able to cut back a couple times. It was pretty empty out there in the water, and slight drift south. Was able to pump down the line. Felt pretty good for the lunch sess
     
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  16. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    i went out Friday afternoon. It was raining, cold af. Never bought a surf hoodie/cap, but could've used one. Surf robe? not so much. They were stomach to chest hi peelers at the Washout, and it was pretty busy considering the conditions. Caught a baker's dozed pretty quick on the 6'9 loehr board. They were easy to catch, but was it worth it? i dunno, it was frickin cold
     
  17. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    573
    May 19, 2006
    Had a really good run of clean, chest high + swell for the last 5 days. I'm almost...ALMOST surfed out. :D I got the best stand-up barrel of my young stand-up surfing career yesterday. The take off on the set was was a pretty easy roll in at the Powerplant. Saw one swing in that looked like it was going to wedge up nicely for a sweet little left. It did and I made the easy drop and top turned back to the pocket. Usually, at this point, the left would either shutdown or close out, but this one opened up and started to get steeper and steeper. In my mind I'm thinking "Is this really happening? Is it really going to barrel?" Sure enough it was and I got into a crouch and felt and saw the wave throw over my head and shoulder before it took me out. :) I was going to make that my last wave, but I was so pumped I paddled back out for another 45 minutes or so.

    Decided to take a rest day today. Swell dropped a notch but still looks fun. The next few days should be pretty fun.
     
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  18. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    A couple shots during my coffee break this morning MVI_1656_Moment(2).jpg MVI_1669_Moment.jpg
     
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  19. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    I have my kid today, couldn't get out myself, but mild temps and no wind, it seemed like every spot was working. I let my kid take pics today, she got a couple of decent ones. MVI_1709_Moment.jpg MVI_1705_Moment.jpg
     
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  20. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Two sessions today Wilderness i the AM and Domes in the PM. Nothing spectacular.

    Couple of shots from last night right before dark and after 12 hours of travelling. My son wanted to get a couple. I was exhausted from the 3 hour hell drive from San Juan.

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